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Old 09-03-2015, 10:36 AM
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Default Re: The 2015 New York Baseball Thread

REFSNYDER ranks Refsnyder as the Yankees' No. 6 overall prospect. He had a four-game stint with the team in July in which he went 2-for-12 (.167) with a homer and two RBI. Questions about the converted outfielder's defense remain, but he's considered by many to already be a capable major-league hitter, despite his rough second-half at Triple-A.
A Haddon Township native, Bailey hasn't pitched in the majors since suffering a major shoulder injury with Boston in 2013. He was an All-Star with Oakland in 2008 and 2009, and he's been in the Yankees' system rehabbing since the start of the 2014 season. Bailey, 31, had a 2.19 ERA in 12 1/3 innings since being promoted to Triple-A.
Romine, Pazos, Bailey and Noel aren't on the current 40-man roster, which means more moves will be coming from the Yankees.
Romine got the call because catcher Gary Sanchez, the Yankees' No. 7 overall prospect, went on the minor-league DL recently with a strained hamstring. Romine's seen time in parts of three major-league seasons.
Pazos, 24, forced his way into a big-league audition by dominating Double-A and Triple-A this season. Pazos had a 1.09 ERA in 33 innings at Triple-A, striking out 10.1/9 IP.
Pirela will compete with Refsnyder for innings at second base, but he can also play the corner outfield spots and some third base. He had a hot spring training at the plate, but hasn't performed well in the majors.
Cotham, a 27-year-old rookie, can thank his recent transition from a starting pitcher to a reliever for his call-up. He's already seen work in two games for the Yankees.
Noel, 26, likely won't get a single at-bat in September. Instead, the Yankees will try to use his speed on the basepaths. He's 23-for-28 in stolen-base attempts in the minors this season.

looks like even getting a chance at the batters box was a big deal for the kid!
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