Sunday, November 6, 2016

Weekly AFL Check In: J.P. Feyereisen

The New York Yankees acquired J.P. Feyereisen from the Cleveland Indians in the Andrew Miller trade and while he has not received the same blog time and attention that Clint Frazier and Justus Sheffield have received that doesn't mean he is any less of a prospect. Feyereisen has actually pitched pretty well this season and could make an impact for the big league club as soon as the 2017 season if everything goes right. I think that has a lot to do with why he is in the Arizona Fall League right now to be completely honest, to give the Yankees an extended look.

How's he doing?

2016 Yankees Highlights: Carlos Beltran

Carlos Beltran was traded away from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers this season for Dillon Tate but I feel like it would be wrong of me to not include him in our series of 2016 highlights. At the time Beltran was the Yankees best and most consistent hitter and while that did not continue while with the Texas Rangers he still gave everything he had as a Yankee. How could we not respect that?

Weekly AFL Check In: Brody Koerner

More times than not the New York Yankees have gone down to the Arizona Fall League and dominated over the years. We've seen it a lot lately and we've seen it translate into the next season and the season after that with Greg Bird and Gary Sanchez the most recent examples of this. And then there's Brody Koerner who has struggled a bit with the Scottsdale Scorpions.

Don't get me wrong, Koerner is here to get innings in and work done after having his season cut short in 2016 but you'd still like to see better stats than this I think. Oh well, health first and foremost. Always.

This Day in Major League Baseball History 11/6: Maddux is Gold

Surprisingly there was zero notable New York Yankees news on this day in history so I figured I would hit the high spots across Major League Baseball. Enjoy.

On this day in 2007 Greg Maddux broke a tie with Brooks Robinson and Jim Kaat when he won his 17th Gold Glove of his career. The 41 year old future Hall of Fame pitcher spent the 2007 season with the San Diego Padres and had won the award every season since 1990 with the exception of 2003 when the Braves Mike Hampton won the award.

Also on this day in 2007 in a 25-5 vote Instant Replay in a limited basis was approved by Major League Baseball. Replay was initially used to take a second look at home runs before it was expanded to the current state we see today.