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Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the New York Yankees system.

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Manny Banuelos

Manny Banuelos
New York Yankees
Pitcher
Born: March 13, 1991 (1991-03-13) (age 18)
Monterrey, Mexico
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Manuel Banuelos (born March 13, 1991 in Monterrey, Mexico) is a pitcher in the New York Yankees organization. He is the Yankees' sixth best prospect for 2010, according to Baseball America.[1]

Dellin Betances

Dellin Betances
New York Yankees
Pitcher
Born: March 23, 1988 (1988-03-23) (age 21)
Brooklyn, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Dellin Betances (born March 23, 1988) is a pitching prospect in the New York Yankees minor league organization.

In 2005, Betances was an Aflac All-American and played for the Team USA Junior National Team.

Bentaces was drafted out of Grand Street Campus School in Brooklyn, New York in the 8th round of the 2006 MLB Draft. He was rated the Yankees' third best prospect for 2007,[2] and their fifth best for 2009, according to Baseball America.[3]

Betances spent 2007 with the Class-A Short Season Staten Island Yankees and 2008 with the Class A Charleston RiverDogs. In 2009, he pitched for the Tampa Yankees, the Yankees Class A-Advanced affiliate. Late in the season, Betances had surgery late in the 2009 season, which was erroneously reported as Tommy John surgery,[4] but was instead a ligament reinforcement procedure.[5]

Jeremy Bleich

Jeremy Bleich
New York Yankees — No. 86
Pitcher
Born: June 18, 1987 (1987-06-18) (age 22)
Metairie, Louisiana
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Jeremy Bleich (born June 18, 1987) is a left-handed pitcher in the New York Yankees organization. Baseball America named him the Yankees' ninth best prospect for 2010.[1]

Bleich attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans and then Stanford University. As a pitcher at Isidore Newman, he was profiled by author Michael Lewis in his short book Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life, published in 2005.[citation needed] He was selected in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft (44th overall) by the New York Yankees out of Stanford. Bleich said he patterns his game after Andy Pettitte.[6] He is currently with the Yankees Class AA affiliate, the Trenton Thunder.

J. B. Cox

James Brent Cox
New York Yankees — No. --
Relief pitcher
Born: May 13, 1984 (1984-05-13) (age 25)
Bay City, Texas, USA
Bats: Left Throws: Right

James Brent "J.B." Cox (born May 13, 1984 in Bay City, Texas) is an American relief pitcher in the New York Yankees organization. Cox was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 2nd round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.[7] Cox graduated from the University of Texas in 2005 and he currently pitches at the Double-A level for the Trenton Thunder.

Cox throws a fastball, slider, and changeup.[8] As of 2007, Cox was listed as the eight best prospect in the New York Yankees organization and owning the best slider in the farm system.[9]

Alan Horne

Alan Horne
New York Yankees
Pitcher
Born: January 5, 1983 (1983-01-05) (age 27)
Marianna, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

William Alan Horne (born January 5, 1983 in Marianna, Florida) is a minor league pitcher in the New York Yankees organization. He is listed at 6 feet 4 inches, 195 lbs, and throws right-handed.

Horne was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the first round (27th overall) of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft, but opted not to sign and instead went to the University of Mississippi, where he has a solid freshman season, only to succumb to injury requiring Tommy John surgery. Horne took a medical redshirt his sophomore year. Horne then transferred to Chipola College for his junior year. He was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 30th Round (893rd overall) of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft, but bypassed a reported six-figure bonus to attend the University of Florida. After helping the Gators to the College World Series Finals, Horne considered returning to Florida as a fifth year senior, but was drafted in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft, by the Yankees in the 11th round (349th overall), and signed, receiving a $400,000 bonus.

Horne made his professional debut in 2006 with the A Tampa Yankees, and in 2007 has pitched for the AA Trenton Thunder, where he has pitched well and attracted interest from other teams.

His best offering a heavy 92-95 mph fastball that he does a good job of keeping in the bottom third of the zone. He works off his fastball with a hammer curveball that bites hard and down in the zone. He learned a cut fastball at Chipola Junior College. On August 25, 2007 Horne was awarded the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year Award. A ceremony was held before the game.

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Awards and honors

  • 2007 - Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star
  • 2007 - Eastern League Pitcher of the Year [10]

Trent Lockwood

Trent Lockwood
New York Yankees
First baseman
Born: May 5, 1986 (1986-05-05) (age 23)
Waco, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Trent Lockwood (born May 5, 1986 in Waco, Texas) is a first baseman in the New York Yankees organization.

Lockwood attended Groesbeck High School in Groesbeck, Texas. He attended Hill College before transferring to the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Lockwood was not drafted. He began his professional career in independent leagues. In 2008, he played for the Bay Area Toros of the Continental Baseball League and the El Paso Diablos of the American Association. In 2009, he played for the Amarillo Dillas of United League Baseball. With the Dillas, the 6’4 235-pound first baseman was named the United League's 2009 Rookie of the Year.

In the winter of 2009, Lockwood played for the Lake County Black Bears of the Florida Winter Baseball League, prior to the league suspending operations.[11]

In 2010, the Yankees purchased Lockwood's contract from the Dillas.[12][13]

Richie Robnett

Richie Robnett
New York Yankees
Outfielder
Born: September 17, 1983 (1983-09-17) (age 26)
Santa Monica, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Richard Pryer "Richie" Robnett (born September 17, 1983 in Santa Monica, California) is a Minor League Baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees.

Robnett attended Fresno State University where he played college baseball. Robnett was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 32nd round (961st overall) in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft but did not sign. In 2004, he was taken by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round as the 26th overall pick and the Athletics second overall pick.

Robnett began his professional career in 2004 with the Low Single-A Vancouver Canadians. He batted .299 with 4 home runs in 43 games.

In 2005, Robnett spent the entire season with the High Single-A Stockton Ports. Robnett batted .243 but showed some power as he led the team with 20 home runs.

Robnett split the 2006 season at three different levels. He played for the Ports again as well as playing 5 games apiece with the Double-A Midland RockHounds and the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. In a combined 79 games, he batted .264 with 12 home runs.

Robnett mainly played for the RockHounds in 2007 but also spent some time with the River Cats. In 131 games, he batted .261 with 18 home runs. Robnett was also named to the Texas League midseason and postseason All-Star games.

On November 20, 2007, the Athletics purchased his contract, protecting him from the Rule 5 draft. He was traded to the Chicago Cubs on February 2, 2009, along with Justin Sellers, for Michael Wuertz.[14]

Released by the Cubs in May 2009, he was added to the roster of the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliates of the New York Yankees, on July 12, 2009. He made his Thunder debut the following day in right field, coming up with one of the Thunder's three hits.

Robnett is a left-handed hitter with some power and low plate discipline (151 strikeouts in 2005 and 146 in 2007.)

Austin Romine

Austin Romine
New York Yankees — No. 84
Catcher
Born: November 22, 1988 (1988-11-22) (age 21)
Lake Forest, California)
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Austin Romine (born November 22, 1988 in Lake Forest, California) is a catcher in the New York Yankees organization. He was named the Yankees' fourth best prospect of 2009,[3] and their second best prospect for 2010, according to Baseball America.[1]

Romine was drafted by the Yankees in the second round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft out of El Toro High School.[15]

Romine's father, Kevin Romine, played in the majors for the Boston Red Sox from 1985 to 1991.[15]

In 2009, Romine was named Florida State League Player of the Year.[16]

Gary Sanchez

Gary Sanchez
New York Yankees
Catcher
Born: Dominican Republic
Bats: Throws:

Gary Sanchez is a catcher in the New York Yankees organization, currently playing for the Gulf Coast League Yankees. He was signed as a 16 year old international free agent in July 2009,[17] and was ranked as the Yankees' seventh best prospect for the 2010 season.[1]

Full Triple-A to Rookie League rosters

Triple-A

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
Catchers
  • 44 P. J. Pilittere

Infielders

  • None

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

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* On New York Yankees 40-man roster
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§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
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Roster updated 2009-12-16
Transactions

Double-A

Trenton Thunder roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 14 Wilkins Arias
  • 22 Jeremy Bleich
  • 49 J. B. Cox
  • 40 Lance Pendleton
  • 20 Ryan Pope
  • 41 Josh Schmidt
  • -- David Trahan
Catchers

Infielders

  • 34 Matthew Cusick
  • 44 Noah Hall
  • 17 Chris Malec
  •  9 Justin Snyder
  • 52 Jorge Vázquez

Outfielders

  • 31 James Cooper
  •  4 Austin Krum
Manager

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On New York Yankees 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-12-10
Transactions

Class A-Advanced

Tampa Yankees roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 55 Dellin Betances
  • 30 Noel Castillo
  • 39 Jairo Heredia
  • 17 Craig Heyer †
  • 18 Jonathan Hovis
  • 40 Trenton Lare
  • 21 D. J. Mitchell
  • 59 Hector Noesi
  • 51 Tim Norton †
  • 46 Adam Olbrychowski
  • 39 Jonathan Ortiz
  • 45 David Phelps
  • 33 Brad Rulon
  • 50 Pat Venditte
  • 24 Ryan Zink
Catchers

Infielders

  • 41 David Adams
  •  6 Mitch Hilligoss †
  • 11 Walter Ibarra
  • 28 Brandon Laird
  • 17 Emerson Landoni
  • 13 Luis Nunez
  • 26 Kevin Smith
  • 27 Damon Sublett

Outfielders

  • 34 Daniel Brewer
  • 14 Seth Fortenberry
  • 20 Jack Rye
Manager
  • -- Torre Tyson

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On New York Yankees 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2010-02-02
Transactions

Class A

Charleston RiverDogs roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 30 Cory Arbiso
  •  8 Manuel Barreda
  • 11 Brandon Braboy
  •  4 Paul Heidler
  • 29 Alan Horne
  • 32 Daniel Kapala
  • 17 Dickson Marquez
  • 15 Charles Nolte
  • 25 Paul Patterson
  • -- Luke Prihoda
  • 18 Wilton Rodriguez
  • 29 Brett Smith
  • 19 Gabriel Tatis
  • 27 Edwin Walker
  • 35 Jeff Williams
Catchers
  •  2 Mitch Abeita
  • 16 Jeffrey Farnham

Infielders

  • 10 Tommy Baldridge
  • 26 Neall French
  •  5 Corban Joseph
  •  9 Garrison Lassiter
  •  6 Addison Maruszak
  • 22 Jose Pirela

Outfielders

  •  7 Abraham Almonte
  • 23 Taylor Grote
  •  1 Raymond Kruml
  • 24 Melky Mesa
Manager

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On New York Yankees 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2010-02-16
Transactions

Short A

Staten Island Yankees roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 43 Griffin Bailey
  • 30 Sean Black
  • 56 Gavin Brooks
  • 28 Caleb Cotham
  • 39 Ryan Flannery
  • 22 Shaeffer Hall
  • 35 Ronny Marte
  • 18 Dan Miller
  • 45 Kelvin Perez
  • -- Jose A. Ramirez
  • 20 Matthew Richardson
  • 13 Francisco Rondon
  • 38 Michael Solbach
  • 36 Graham Stoneburner
  • 36 Arodys Vizcaino
  • 54 Adam Warren
  • 33 Benjamin Watkins
Catchers
  • 26 Buck Afenir
  • 25 Kyle Higashioka

Infielders

  • 21 Carmen Angelini
  • 29 Kelvin Castro
  • 26 Robert Lyerly
  • 61 Mike Lyon
  • 53 Luke Murton
  • 47 Jimmy Paredes
  • 24 Hector Rabago

Outfielders

  • 48 Zoilo Almonte
  • 55 Chad Gross
  • 11 Deangelo Mack
  • 31 Neil Medchill
  •  2 Justin Milo
  • 22 Francisco Santana
Manager

Coaches

  • 50 Ty Hawkins (hitting)
  • 51 Pat Daneker (pitching)

† Disabled list
* On New York Yankees 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-12-17
Transactions

Rookie

Gulf Coast League Yankees roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • -- Ryan Acosta
  • 66 Julian Arballo
  • 12 Manuel Barreda †
  • -- Mariel Checo
  • -- Sam Elam
  • -- Brett Gerritse
  • 60 Daniel Gil
  • 54 Shane Greene
  • 63 Paul Heidler
  • 75 Pablo Hernandez †
  • 71 Dickson Marquez
  • 19 Alejandro Martinez
  • 74 Richard Martinez †
  • 76 Dan Miller
  • 22 Michael O'Brien
  • 65 Jose A. Ramirez
  • 72 Wilton Rodriguez
  • 45 Nik Turley
Catchers
  • 24 Francisco Arcia
  • 62 Jhorge Liccien
  • -- John Murphy
  • -- Gary Sanchez

Infielders

  • 40 Mitchell Delaney
  • 11 Issac Harrow
  • 47 Kevin Mahoney
  • 13 Jose Mojica
  • 17 Yunior Tabares
  • 73 Jose Toussen

Outfielders

  • 20 Isaiah Brown
  • 39 Kelvin De Leon
  • 26 Ramon Flores
  • -- Judd Golsan
  • 50 Zachary Heathcott
  • 51 Christopher Smith
  • 28 Eduardo Sosa
Manager

Coaches

  • 59 Derek Shumpert (Hitting coach)
  • 56 Carlos Chantres (Pitching coach)

† Disabled list
* On New York Yankees 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-08-01
Transactions

Dominican Summer League Yankees 1 roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • -- Isaias Alvarez
  • -- Maicon Alves
  • -- Victor Beriguete
  • -- Wilfi Bravo
  • -- Josue Calzado
  • -- Erick Canela
  • -- Luis Classe
  • -- Harold Garce
  • -- Charlyn Garcia
  • -- Antonio Jimenez
  • -- Warlin Jimenez
  • -- Bienvenido Licien
  • -- Juan Marcano
  • -- Rafael Martinez
  • -- Angel Mundo
  • -- Ramon Rodriguez
  • -- Gerald Rojas
  • -- Anthony Sanchez
  • -- Gabriel Santana
  • -- Israel Tolentino
  • -- Cesar Vargas
Catchers
  • -- Francisco Duran
  • -- Josue Rodriguez
  • -- Damian Taveras

Infielders

  • -- Jorge Alcantara
  • -- Edwin Beard
  • -- Harlington Beltre
  • -- Ali Castillo
  • -- Miguel Guzman
  • -- Jerison Lopez
  • -- Ronald Morillo
  • -- Abraham Ramos
  • -- Jose Rosario
  • -- Carlos Urena

Outfielders

  • -- Yeicok Calderon
  • -- Edwin Fulgencio
  • -- Arielkis Lapaix
  • -- Ericson Leonora
  • -- Yaquensi Romero
  • -- Melvin Rosario
Manager
  • -- Raul Dominguez

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On New York Yankees 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-10-11
Transactions

Dominican Summer League Yankees 2 roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • -- Justo Arias
  • -- Melvin Croussett
  • -- Dawerd Cruz
  • -- Sherssy Cruz
  • -- Nestor de Leon
  • -- Wilkinson Eusebio
  • -- Felipe Gonzalez
  • -- Juan Heredia
  • -- Joel Marte
  • -- Edison Mejia
  • -- Deivi Mojica
  • -- Francis Moreta
  • -- Elvin Orozco
  • -- Jose Pena
  • -- Jose Quintana
  • -- Jose M. Ramirez
  • -- Melvin Regalado
  • -- Yobanny Reyes
  • -- Manuel Rodino
  • -- Omar Sanchez
  • -- Erick Tapia
Catchers
  • -- Ronny Calderon
  • -- Jesus Palomo
  • -- Alcibiades Ramirez
  • -- Jackson Valera

Infielders

  • -- Gian Arias
  • -- Elio De La Rosa
  • -- Anderson Felix
  • -- Reymond Nunez
  • -- Luis Parache
  • -- Nixton Perez
  • -- Keny Rodriguez

Outfielders

  • -- Luilly Baez
  • -- Kelvin Duran
  • -- Daniel Lopez
  • -- Henry Pena
  • -- Victor Reynoso
  • -- Ravel Santana
Manager
  • -- Carlos Mota

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On New York Yankees 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-10-11
Transactions

References

  1. ^ a b c d New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects, 2010, Baseball America. Published December 16, 2009. Retrieved December 23, 2009.
  2. ^ New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects, 2007, Baseball America. Published November 8, 2006.
  3. ^ a b New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects, 2009, Baseball America. Published November 10, 2008.
  4. ^ Betances out after Tommy John surgery
  5. ^ http://twitter.com/TylerKepner/statuses/3698910287
  6. ^ http://www.gostanford.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/bleich_jeremy00.html
  7. ^ http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/team/draft.jsp?c_id=nyy&year=05 New York Yankees Draft Results. Accessed May 28, 2008
  8. ^ http://yankeeprospects.blogspot.com/2006/12/prospect-profile-james-brent-cox-7.html J.B. Cox. Accessed May 28, 2008
  9. ^ http://scrantonwilkesbarre.yankees.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=J.B.%20Cox&pos=P&sid=t531&t=p_pbp&pid=460079 J.B. Cox. Accessed May 28, 2008
  10. ^ http://www.easternleague.com/2007POY.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.dailycommercial.com/sports/story/102blackbears
  12. ^ http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3916742
  13. ^ http://www.kwtx.com/sports/headlines/66716087.html
  14. ^ The Associated Press (2009-02-02). "Busy Cubs trade pitchers Hill, Wuertz". espn.com. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3878987. Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  15. ^ a b Prospect Profile: Austin Romine
  16. ^ Danny Wild (August 31, 2009). "Romine, Bromberg highlight FSL All-Stars". MLB.com. http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090831&content_id=6715582&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp. Retrieved September 1, 2009. 
  17. ^ King III, George A. Yankees Sign Dominican Catcher Gary Sanchez For $2.5 Million, New York Post. Published June 20, 2009. Retrieved December 23, 2009.

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