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Yankees (74-53) vs. Blue Jays (56-70)

Pitching Matchup:

RHP David Phelps (3-4, 2.69) vs. RHP Henderson Alvarez (7-11, 4.84)

Yankees Lineup

Jeter SS
Swisher DH
Cano 2B
Teixeira 1B
Granderson CF
Chavez 3B
Martin C
Ibanez LF
Suzuki RF

Game Information:

The game will take place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. It is scheduled to start at 7:05PM ET. The game will be televised on the YES Network. The game can be heard on the radio on WCBS 880.

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The Yankees open up a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays tonight. Here are the pitching probables for the series:

Mon: RHP David Phelps (3-4, 2.69) vs. RHP Henderson Alvarez (7-11, 4.84)

Tue: RHP Phil Hughes (12-11, 4.15) vs. LHP Ricky Romero (8-11, 5.63)

Wed: LHP CC Sabathia (13-3, 3.44) vs. RHP Carlos VIllanueva (6-4, 3.30)

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Yankees (71-48) vs. Red Sox (58-62)

Pitching Matchup:

RHP David Phelps (3-3, 2.53) vs. LHP Jon Lester (6-10, 5.20)

Yankees Lineup

Jeter DH
Swisher 1B
Cano 2B
Jones RF
McGehee 3B
Granderson CF
Martin C
Nix SS
Suzuki LF

Game Information:

The game will take place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. It is scheduled to start at 4:05PM ET. The game will be televised on FOX. The game can be heard on the radio on WCBS 880.

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The Yankees open up a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox tonight. Here are the pitching probables for the series:

Fri: RHP Phil Hughes (11-10, 4.44) vs. LHP Franklin Morales (3-3, 3.29)

Sat: RHP David Phelps (3-3, 2.53) vs. LHP Jon Lester (6-10, 5.20)

Sun: RHP Hiroki Kuroda (11-8, 3.06) vs. RHP Josh Beckett (5-10, 5.19)

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Yankees (67-47) vs. Rangers (67-46)

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Ryan Dempster (1-0, 6.35) vs. RHP David Phelps (2-3, 2.42)

Yankees Lineup

Jeter SS
Swisher DH
Cano 2B
Teixeira 1B
Chavez 3B
Granderson CF
Martin C
Ibanez LF
Suzuki RF

Game Information:

The game will take place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. It is scheduled to start at 7:05PM ET. The game will be televised on the YES Network and ESPN2. The game can be heard on the radio on WCBS 880.

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The Yankees open up a four-game series against the Texas Rangers tomorrow. Here are the pitching probables for the series:

Mon: RHP Ryan Dempster (1-0, 6.35) vs. RHP David Phelps (2-3, 2.42)

Tue: LHP Matt Harrison (13-6, 3.31) vs. RHP Hiroki Kuroda (10-8, 3.24)

Wed: RHP Scott Feldman (6-7, 4.64) vs. RHP Freddy Garcia (6-5, 4.85)

Thurs: LHP Derek Holland (7-6, 4.92) vs. RHP Ivan Nova (11-6, 4.70)

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As we head into the homestretch of Spring Training, many fans are wondering which of the Yankees highly touted prospects will make the team. My best guess is that only two will be on the Opening Day roster – and one won’t be the guy everyone seems to think. Here’s a quick run-down, beginning with pitchers and catchers.

Pitchers – Coming into camp, there were six youngsters on the radar. All have demonstrated that they’ll be in the majors someday and a few have shown glimpses of top of the rotation talent.

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Dellin Betances: Headed to AA Trenton. Although he impressed at times, those moments were mostly in the early spring. As the competition began to stiffen, his lack of command and inexperience began to show. Don’t worry, though. He has all the tools to be an ace one day. My best guess is he gets a cup of coffee in 2012 and is a full time Yankee in 2013.

Manny Banuelos: See above, although he’s shown more poise. He may actually fast track to the boogie down faster than Betances; he has better command of more pitches at this stage and he’s left-handed.

Andrew Brackman: Remember how Randy Johnson frustrated the Expos early in his career, as his 6’10” frame got completely out of kilter with men on base? Brackman is at that stage now. He throws hard and has a wicked breaking ball, but his mechanics need a lot of fine tuning. He’s headed for AA Scranton, but we may see him in pinstripes sooner than the other Killer B’s.

Ivan Nova: Yankee fans, meet your number 4 starter. It isn’t official yet, but he has proven himself capable this spring. He is combining a plus fastball with a “cut-slider” and improved change to make hitters look foolish at times.

Adam Warren, David Phelps and D.J. Mitchell: All three are proving that they may be serviceable as middle of the rotation or relief type pitchers. A lot of teams would drool at this trio, but with the Yankees, they’re merely trade pieces.

Catchers – Most teams have trouble finding one young catcher. The Yankees have 3 kids who are pushing for a MLB spot. The back-up spot on the Yankee roster will be open until early May with Francisco Cervelli’s injury. Which one goes north?

Jesus Montero

Jesus Montero: The kid can hit, but his defense…well, no one is going to confuse him with Thurman Munson just yet. I really hope the Yanks send him back to AAA to start the year – to allow him to play every day and work on it. Catcher is still a defense-first position and having an all-offense catcher isn’t a luxury the team can afford. I suspect that the manager understands that, having been a catcher during his MLB career.

Austin Romine: The most polished defensively of the trio, his odds of being the heir to Jorge Posada are pretty low. By bringing him north and letting him play 2-3 times a week, he can show off those skills and hopefully hit well enough that the Yanks can set him up as a big-time trade piece – or that he plays so well that Cervelli winds up on the trading block. He is good enough to start for about 20 teams right now, including a few with hopes of contending.

Gary Sanchez: With only 47 pro games under his belt, the 18 year old is near the top of Baseball America‘s Top 100 prospect list. He is still at least two, and more likely four, years away from being ready for the majors. But if the scouts are right, this kid is the next coming of Johnny Bench.

Coming tomorrow, I’ll look at the minor league infielders and outfielders trying to make the Opening day roster.

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John Sickel of MinorLeagueBall recently listed the Yankees top 20 prospects going into 2010. I am going to include the list with his grades, but without his write ups and analysis. Click the previous link to see his write up of the players.

  1. Jesus Montero, C, Grade A
  2. Austin Romine, C, Grade B
  3. Manny Banuelos, LHP, Grade B
  4. Zach McAllister, RHP, Grade B
  5. Slade Heathcott, OF, Grade B
  6. Mark Melancon, RHP, Grade B-: Borderline C+
  7. Gary Sanchez, C, Grade C+
  8. John Murphy, C, Grade C+
  9. Kelvin De Leon, OF, Grade C+
  10. D.J. Mitchell, RHP, Grade C+
  11. Wilkin De La Rosa, LHP, Grade C+
  12. David Adams, 2B, Grade C+
  13. Corban Joseph, 2B-3B, Grade C+
  14. Adam Warren, RHP, Grade C+
  15. Neil Medchill, OF, Grade C+
  16. David Phelps, RHP, Grade C+
  17. Andrew Brackman, RHP, Grade C
  18. Jose Ramirez, RHP, Grade C
  19. Jeremy Bleich, LHP, Grade C
  20. Bryan Mitchell, RHP, Grade C

OTHERS (All Grade C): Sean Black, RHP; Gavin Brooks, LHP; Jairo Heredia, RHP; Jamie Hoffman, OF; Brandon Laird, 3B; DeAngelo Mack, OF; Melky Mesa, OF; Juan Miranda, 1B; Hector Noesi, RHP; Ivan Nova, RHP; Eduardo Nunez, SS; Kevin Russo, 2B; Romulo Sanchez, RHP; Graham Stoneburner, RHP; Brad Suttle, 3B; Pat Venditte, RHP-LHP; Kevin Whelan, RHP.

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