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NFT: Kaprielian looks very sharp in first outing

mavric : 3/16/2017 4:10 pm
Pitched 2 innings, struck out 3, walked 1, gave up no hits and no runs.

I know he needs some time in the minors, but he looked very good today going up against major league players.

Cessa got hammered today. 1 1/3 inning pitched, 6 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts.
Amazing spring for Yankee prospects  
DCOrange : 3/16/2017 4:14 pm : link
Almost every single one - the trade pick-ups and the ones already in-house - has delivered on the hype and more.
Just pray to the pitching gods for good health  
Greg from LI : 3/16/2017 4:16 pm : link
Kaprielian looks like the real deal if he can keep his arm in one piece.
Been having a rough day so thanks for the good news.  
Mike from SI : 3/16/2017 4:32 pm : link
Looks like Frazier hit a dong as well.
struck out everyone's favorite  
Justlurking : 3/16/2017 5:59 pm : link
Russell Martin looking as well. I havent seen it yet but assume that Martin thought it was a ball...
More good news.  
section125 : 3/16/2017 8:38 pm : link
I almost wish that the team wasn't so successful now. Too many of us will be disappointed if it doesn't continue after ST.

I actually think the prospects are one of the reasons the team is doing well - our 2nd stringers are far superior to the rest of the league's 2nd stringers. When you throw out Frazier, Torres, McKinney, Fowler, Wade, Mateo, Severino, Mitchell, Green and Cessa, etc.
What was his FB's clocked at?  
Jim in Hoboken : 3/16/2017 9:00 pm : link
If both Kaprielian and Chance Adams work out, the rotation might be contention-worthy by the second half of the season.

Haven't really followed this spring too closely, how has Jordan Montgomery look?
RE: What was his FB's clocked at?  
Del Shofner : 3/16/2017 9:44 pm : link
In comment 13395794 Jim in Hoboken said:
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Jim - from RAB - Kap's FB sat at 95 and touched 96:

"James Kaprielian made his Grapefruit League debut late in the game and fanned three in two scoreless innings. He walked one and allowed no hits. Erik Boland heard from scouts Kaprielianís fastball sat 95 mph and touched 96 mph. Too bad we couldnít see it. Todayís game wasnít televised, so there are no video highlights."
RE: More good news.  
section125 : 3/17/2017 6:48 am : link
In comment 13395781 section125 said:
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I almost wish that the team wasn't so successful now. Too many of us will be disappointed if it doesn't continue after ST.

I actually think the prospects are one of the reasons the team is doing well - our 2nd stringers are far superior to the rest of the league's 2nd stringers. When you throw out Frazier, Torres, McKinney, Fowler, Wade, Mateo, Severino, Mitchell, Green and Cessa, etc.


I wrote this last night and Kevin Davidoff wrote this in the Post this morning.

Too bad the yanks can't carry a 35 man roster....
Don't Discount Spring Training Record - ( New Window )
RE: RE: More good news.  
rich in DC : 3/17/2017 7:27 am : link
In comment 13396022 section125 said:
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In comment 13395781 section125 said:


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I almost wish that the team wasn't so successful now. Too many of us will be disappointed if it doesn't continue after ST.

I actually think the prospects are one of the reasons the team is doing well - our 2nd stringers are far superior to the rest of the league's 2nd stringers. When you throw out Frazier, Torres, McKinney, Fowler, Wade, Mateo, Severino, Mitchell, Green and Cessa, etc.



I wrote this last night and Kevin Davidoff wrote this in the Post this morning.

Too bad the yanks can't carry a 35 man roster.... Don't Discount Spring Training Record - ( New Window )


Many of the kids need at least a half a year to a full year of development before they are ready for a full-time role in the bigs. Some will need 2 years.

The goal is NOT to get them to the bigs ASAP- you just waste service time before FA doing that. You want to get them to the bigs when they are ready to produce to the best of their abilities.

Sure, the Yanks COULD put Torres out there in April- but he would almost certainly struggle, develop bad habits to attempt to overcome the struggles, and like have issues affect his defense. His day is coming soon- it just isn't now.

Furthermore, the Yanks need the 2017 season to clear a lot of the remaining bad contracts off the roster. CC, Pineda, Clippard and Holliday are all FA at the end of the season. It will be easier to trade Gardner and Headley at the trade deadline when they only have one season a month or two of this one left. That, in turn, will open up more spots and opportunities.

Keep in mind however that not all of these players will succeed- some will simply prove to be AAAA guys. Others will not be more than replacement level guys. On the other hand, others will step in and be better than the guys they replaced- and several have the upside to be true consistent All Stars.

The key is patience.
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