Top prospects visit Legends Field


The Yanks are taking on the Rays this afternoon, and both Evan Longoria and David Price made the trip for Tampa. You can catch the action on YES. Lineups courtesy of PeteAbe:

Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
A-Rod DH (Posada to follow)
The Big G 1B
Cano 2B
Cody Ransom 3B
Molina C
Melky CF

Moose, Karstens, Farnsworth, Albaladejo, Ohlendorf on the mound.

Iwamura 2B
Crawford LF
Pena 1B
Bossman Jr CF
Floyd DH
Gomes RF
Longoria 3B
Riggans C
Bartlett SS

Garza, Dohmann, Anderson, Birkins, Munter, Price on the bump. Comment here on the action.

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  1. Rob says:

    Can Moose just retire already? Do we really have to watch him bitch all year again?

  2. Rob says:

    YES gun is 4 mph faster than a real gun?

  3. Mike A. says:

    Moose has the curve workin’.

  4. barry says:

    Just in from Kay’s mouth: “Mussina looks like Micheal Jackson in the Thriller Video”

  5. RollingWave says:

    Kyle Farnsworth and a quick inning shouldn’t belong in the same planet but that’s why just happened there…

  6. Mike A. says:

    Heh, Beckett left Boston’s game with back spasms before throwing a pitch. Buchholz also gave up 2 more homers yesterday (on consecutive pitches, no less). Hooray for pitching depth.

  7. Ivan says:

    It’s ST Mike A.

    Although I will say this, I do think the Red Sox are a tad overrated.

  8. RollingWave says:

    Karstens look pretty sharp right now actually..

  9. Ivan says:

    Yo David Price looks solid.

  10. CB says:

    John Sterling just said that the yankees have their own left handed pitching prospect drafted this past year to match David Price – according to Sterling that would be Andrew Brackman.

  11. RollingWave says:

    holy shit Dave Price is a monster… not that it’s a secert

  12. Mike A. says:

    This Price kid has a shot to be a decent pitcher, I’d say.

  13. Mike A. says:

    Great googely moogley.

  14. Mac says:

    Holy crap. Price is sick.

  15. RobertGKramer says:

    I thought Brackman is right-handed.

  16. RobertGKramer says:

    I checked the Yankees site roster, it lists Brackman as R/R.

  17. Mike A. says:

    Man, Cervelli’s taking a beating today. His season ended last year after a collision at the plate.

  18. Eric Schultz says:

    Cervelli’s a tough kid. Getting hit by a Price fastball and then holding on in that collision. And why on earth are they knocking catchers over in spring training?

  19. Ivan says:

    Yo Tabata looked huge yo

  20. daneptizl says:

    Price sat at around 97. It was probably because he was souped right? I had read that he basically sat low 90s. Just making sure. BTW, I thought that Tabata looked big in his photo, but today it seemed like he looked solid.

    • Mike A. says:

      Usually he sits 92-93. The YES gun is always a little hot, plus I’m sure Price was a little amped up in his first ever game action as a pro. He was damn impressive – no problems pitching inside (even after hitting Cervelli) and that slider was just filthy.

      I saw him pitch a game last season on TV, and he wasn’t as electric in that game as he was today.

      • zack says:

        Wait, wait, he only “sits” 92-93?? I thought you couldn’t be a dominant pitcher and sit at 92-93, especially if your name is Phil Hughes. At least, that’s what I’ve learned from reading papers and waswatching :)

        • Mike A. says:

          zack, you’ve been a longtime reader and commentor, but I’m disappointed in you. It’s a well known fact that to be a successful pitcher, 96-97 is the bare minimum velocity.

          • zack says:

            That is, after all, why Josh Beckett is the greatest pitcher ever, right? I mean, other than because he plays the game right, of course.

  21. pete says:

    wow price is a fuckin monster
    he could solve the closer problem for the rays.
    or he could solve the lack of a Randy Johnson in his prime with control problem.
    Either way, he’ll be up by july, i guaruntee it. I just wish the rays would move to the NL central so that they could have a guarunteed playoff spot (and not hand us 8-10 losses a year).

  22. barry says:

    The Rays are going to be good, very soon.

  23. Patrick says:

    Thanks for the mention, Mike.


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