Morning Bits: Joba, Ibanez, International Prospects, Luis Sojo, Prospect Promotions.

Let the over managing comments begin.   The team does have a winning record so I do feel 9 out of 10 times Girardi does get it right.  Though last night felt like a lot over managing though.  Anyone else agree with that?  First pitch tonight is for 7:10pm on the mound will be Shields vs. Nova.

Enjoy the day.  Now onto the links…..

Wallace Matthews of ESPN NY has the scoop on Joba’s rehab.

Matthews also has the rapid reaction from last night’s game.

Adam Berry has a bunch of tidbits in his article from mlb.com: Ibanez stitches, Yankees signing three international prospects, etc.  (def worth a read).

Luis Sojo who is the manager of the Tampa Yankees tied for a record with 418 wins in the Florida State League.  Good for Sojo always a good guy.

– Huge promotions happened in the minor league system for the Yankees check this article out Josh Norris.

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Posted on July 3, 2012, in Notes & Links and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Def looking forward to see how Mason Williamns, Gary Sanchez & Tyler Austin do on the next level. Glad to see all 3 get promoted together.

  2. Matt, you could say that Williams and Sanchez are the most important prospects in the Yanks system right now. Both need to improve rapidly and move up the ladder. Both could be key players to move up in 2014 with the cap.

    • and Austin is having a great year. I’m not going to take that away from him. He wasn’t on the radar before so I know why you didn’t mention him. Williams, Austin, & Slade Heathcott will be in the outfield together for Tampa. That’s one hell of an outfield.

      • Matt, there are two kinds of prospects, those that have to prove that they can’t make the majors, and those who have to prove that they can. Williams and Sanchez are high prospects so they will have to prove that they can’t. Slade is another high prospect who has to prove he can stay healthy. Austin can make it, but he won’t pushed up the ladder like some players. Look at the killer B’s, they were huge prospects and one has been released after making alot of money and being unsuccessful. The other 2 have under acheived this year.

        • I hear ya Doug. The % that actually make it are slim. It’s just fun to watch the journey and hope for the best for these kids. Hopefully Luis Sojo (manager of Tampa) helps guide them along the way to becoming better at there craft.

          Slade has always been one guy I like to follow. Hopefully he can finish the year without any more injuries.

          • Matt, from my experience the players that make it to the majors usually are the one’s that continue to get better every year. I like Montgonery on Tampa as a pitcher he did well in Charleston last year and is doing well this year. The jump from AA is tougher, but the jump from AAA to the majors may be the biggest jump. Some players don’t look good the first time they come to the bigs and do much better the second time. I’m not as high on Murphy and Heathcott as others. Until a player gets to AA you really can’t take him as a serious prospect. The pitchers in the higher leagues can get their secondary pitches over more and know how to set up hitters. Most of the prospects can hit a 90 mph fastball, but when pitchers are throwing 93 and up with secondary pitches they can throw for strikes they have problems.

  3. I’d like to add that I don’t one top Yankee prospect list this year had him in the top 10 but ours which was done by Fish. Kudos to him for seeing something in him.

    http://yankeesfansunite.com/fishs-forty-top-prospects/

    • Prospects are moving up and down the ladder all the time, No one was talking about Jason Nix this year. Sometimes you have to be lucky and capitalize when you get you shot. I would think with the cap in 2014 more young prospects will get a shot, it’s will be fun to see which one’s are successful.

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