Goldstein praises Yanks’ minor league pitching depth


The 2010 season has been a banner year for the Yankees’ farm system, especially on the pitching side. Numerous players broke out and several others continued on their development path to the big leagues while very few took a step back. Kevin Goldstein rounded up the system’s pitching depth in an Insider-only piece at ESPN today, chronicling not just two of three players that distinguished themselves this season, but nine of them. The big names like Andrew Brackman, Dellin Betances, and Manny Banuelos clearly draw the most attention, but KG makes sure to throw some love at Brett Marshall, Adam Warren, and plenty of others. Make sure you check it out, it’s a great read.

Categories : Asides, Minors


  1. pat says:

    Too bad Cash and Oppenheimer are stupid jerks and can’t draft.

  2. Big Juan says:

    I love the comments. So, so, so asinine. I usually stay clear of all non-RAB comment sections but I had to see what people said about this article.

  3. vin says:

    I love this sentence. It’s the difference between the Yankees and 25 other teams.

    “Phelps is ready for a big league audition, but he also falls into that category of prospects who are good, but maybe not good enough for the Yankees.”

  4. kenthadley says:

    can someone give us non-insiders a brief summary of what was said?

  5. bexarama says:

    Super JIMP. So awesome.

  6. pat says:

    IMO the best part is where he said ManBan is as good if not better than Martin Perez.

  7. wifi guy says:

    it would be great if someone posted the whole story…

  8. sleepykarl says:

    No Jose Ramirez mention?

  9. shane says:

    …and that’s only the nine best. Craig Heyer seems to be on the map now (the anti-Elam: 6 walks all YEAR), Ramirez held his own as a 20 yr old in Low-A, Romanski and Hall worth watching, Kontos good after his surgery, Flannery, Pope and Venditte if you believe in relievers.

    What a year.

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