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Yankees | Ivan Nova may be available

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:01:54 -0800

New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova will be available in trade, sources indicate. He has one more year left on his contract and the team would like to obtain pitchers with several years of control left in their contracts.

Fantasy Tip: Nova was 37-18 with a 4.00 ERA from 2011-13, before he was sidelined by Tommy John surgery in 2014. Obviously the team hopes he has success along these lines. As for your draft, Nova is a risky pickup in anything but the lower rounds because he is several months removed from the elbow surgery.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman

Yankees | NYY still interested in Starlin Castro

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 11:29:15 -0800

Updating a previous report, the New York Yankees remain interested in Chicago Cubs 2B Starlin Castro but are not willing to part with him for OF Brett Gardner, according to a source with knowledge of the organization's thinking.

Fantasy Tip: If the Yankees trade Gardner, it would likely be as part of a package for starting pitching help. Castro hit .265 with 11 home runs and 69 RBIs in 151 regular-season games in 2015 and is being shopped by the Cubs to multiple teams this offseason, including New York. If the Yankees stand pat at second base, Dustin Ackley and Rob Refsnyder would platoon at the position in 2016 but would only be worth drafting in AL-only and deep mixed fantasy leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Mark Feinsand

Yankees | NYY interested in Wei-Yin Chen

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:30:24 -0800

The New York Yankees are expected to make a serious run at free-agent SP Wei-Yin Chen (Orioles), according to a source. The 30-year-old left-hander is believed to be seeking a deal lasting at least five years.

Fantasy Tip: Chen went 11-8 with a 3.34 ERA in 31 starts for Baltimore in 2015 and is 46-34 with a 3.72 ERA in his career. Although Yankee Stadium is far more hitter-friendly than Camden Yards, Chen might not experience much of a dip in fantasy value with a move to New York due to his success versus AL East teams. He is a solid, if unspectactular, rotation option for single-universe and deep mixed leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Mark Feinsand

Yankees | Ben Zobrist, Martin Prado interest NYY

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:05:22 -0800

Free-agent 2B Ben Zobrist (Royals) and Miami Marlins 3B Martin Prado are of interest to the New York Yankees, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Middle infield was an area of weakness for the Yankees last season, and adding a veteran presence to the middle of the diamond and lineup would be a significant boost to their team. Still, Zobrist or Prado shouldn't be confused with heavy lifters in fantasy terms. Both are capable of returning a respectable batting average while chipping in across the counting stats. However, neither are contributors in the stolen base column.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

Yankees | Gary Sanchez ready

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:57:27 -0800

The New York Yankees feel that C Gary Sanchez is ready to step in next year if C Brian McCann suffers a serious injury.

Fantasy Tip: Sanchez is a big-time catching prospect for the Yanks that hit .274 with 18 home runs and 62 RBI in two minor league stops in 2015. He certainly will see time in the big leagues at some point in 2016 and should be picked up in dynasty and keeper formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Buster Olney

Yankees | Aaron Hicks dealt to Yanks

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:06:22 -0800

The New York Yankees acquired OF Aaron Hicks from the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, Nov. 11, in exchange for C J.R. Murphy.

Fantasy Tip: Is this foreshadowing that New York will trade Brett Gardner this offseason? It could be, but stay tuned. Hicks is a candidate to play center field if Gardner is moved, but either way, it could improve his fantasy stock in deep mixed leagues with a much better home hitting environment. The move of Hicks also assures Byron Buxton more playing time in Minnesota. The trade of Murphy (a backup catcher) is further evidence that the Yanks see Gary Sanchez as close to becoming the primary backup to Brian McCann. Keep Sanchez's name close in dynasty leagues.

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Yankees | Greg Bird to open in minors

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 08:11:56 -0800

New York Yankees 1B Greg Bird is likely to begin the season at Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre, according to general manager Brian Cashman.

Fantasy Tip: Bird will still be draft-worthy in the latter rounds of traditional drafts after a strong showing down the stretch.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Wallace Matthews

Yankees | NY willing to deal Andrew Miller

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:45:11 -0800

New York Yankees RP Andrew Miller is available on the trade market this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: With Dellin Betances a fine closing option for the Yankees, Miller could be expendable. Miller had a fine year closing out games for the Yanks, but a trade to another club wouldn't necessarily ensure that he'd keep the same job. Betances would receive a big bump in value if Miller leaves the Bronx.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

Yankees | CC Sabathia not guaranteed rotation spot

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:52:04 -0800

New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia is not guaranteed to earn a starting rotation spot next year, according to general manager Brian Cashman. Sabathia just completed a rehab stint for alcohol abuse. Cashman's statement has nothing to do with Sabathia's stay in an alcohol rehab center and everything to do with the abundance of live arms on the team's staff. Sabathia has gone 23-27 with a 4.81 ERA while losing velocity on his fastball in the last three years, and he's also battled an arthritic and degenerative right knee. He said he's already started working out for next year despite spending a month in rehab.

Fantasy Tip: The lone bright spot for Sabathia last year was his rebound after he returned with a knee brace in the final month of the season, and the Yanks hope he can carry that into 2016. A lot will depend on his health and the velocity on his fastball. Even if Sabathia makes it into the rotation, he'll be a matchup play, at best, in traditional fantasy leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Wallace Matthews

Yankees | Daniel Murphy not a target for Yankees

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:13:11 -0800

Free-agent 2B Daniel Murphy (Mets) is not a target of the New York Yankees, according to general manager Brian Cashman.

Fantasy Tip: Murphy's postseason run may have inflated his stock in the real and fake game, so be careful not to overvalue him based on the small sample size. Still, Murphy is a reliable fantasy contributor who can chip in across four categories, and if he returns to being active on the base paths, he helps in all five standard categories. View Murphy as a low-end second base option in the majority of seasonal leagues leading into the 2016 season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Adam Rubin

Yankees | Brett Gardner plagued by wrist

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:19:49 -0800

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (wrist) played most of the season with a wrist injury, according to hitting coach Alan Cockrell. Gardner hit just .203 after Aug. 1. He was hit by a pitch on the right wrist April 13, and that's the incident that the injury possibly stemmed from.

Fantasy Tip: Gardner will likely be an upper-echelon outfielder next season, but he's 32 years old and four years removed from his 49-steal season. He has swiped 24, 21 and 20 bags, respectively the last three years, but his power has been up the last two. Just don't overvalue him in drafts thinking you're getting an elite SB threat.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Journal News - Chad Jennings

Yankees | Andrew Miller honored

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:25:33 -0700

New York Yankees CL Andrew Miller has been named the 2015 winner of the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award.

Fantasy Tip: Miller went 3-2 with a 2.04 ERA in 60 regular-season games, successfully converting 36 of 38 save opportunities. He walked 20 and struck out 100 batters over 61 2/3 innings. Miller should be one of the first relievers selected in fantasy baseball drafts next season.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka has surgery

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 13:27:05 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) had arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow Tuesday, Oct. 20, and the typical recovery time includes six weeks of exercise and strengthening followed by a throwing program. The Yankees said the injury dates back to when Tanaka pitched in Japan.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka pitched all year with a partially torn elbow ligament but still missed time with other ailments in 2015. He went 12-7 with a 3.51 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 24 starts. Tanaka should be good to go for the start of the 2016 season, but this is just another reminder that he's a big injury risk as a top-of-the-rotation fantasy starter.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Yankees | Greg Bird could return to minors

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 18:27:54 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Greg Bird could begin the 2016 season in the minor leagues, despite his impressive showing at the major league level after being called up. He hit .257 with 11 home runs and 31 RBIs in just 157 at-bats for the Yankees but could wind up at Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in order to receive regular playing time.

Fantasy Tip: Mark Teixeira was having a solid year at the plate before going down with a fractured right leg, batting .255 with 31 home runs and 79 RBIs in 111 games. He is expected to be completely healthy by the time spring training rolls around and will regain his starting job at first base, making it difficult for the Yanks to find regular at-bats for Bird.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

Yankees | Jeff Samardzija may be option for Yankees

Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:14:32 -0700

Chicago White Sox impending free-agent SP Jeff Samardzija is expected to be pursued by the New York Yankees in free agency this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Samardzija did not have a great 2015 season but should still receive a lot of interest in free agency. The Yankees likely will be looking for add starting pitching this offseason but may stay away from the big names available. Samardzija likely will be a middle- to late-round option in leagues next season no matter where he plays.

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New York Yankees Player News

Ackley Dustin 2B
Agnew-Wieland Sam P
Allen Scott P
Angelini Carmen SS
Anson Kyle C
Aquino Daury P
Arias Gian SS
Arias Justo P
Arias Wilkins P
Artz Stephen P
Austin Tyler OF
Baez Yancarlos SS
Baker Ryan C
Barbato John P
Barnes Jordan OF
Bashore Matthew P
Batista Eliseo P
Battle Tim OF
Bautista Rony P
Beltran Carlos OF
Benak Andrew P
Betances Dellin RP
Bichette Jr. Dante 3B
Bird Greg 1B
Black Sean P
Borrell Danny P
Brown Jason C
Brunet Mike P
Bruntlett Eric SS
Bulger Jason RP
Bush Paul P
Cabrera Christopher P
Calderon Yeicok OF
Campos Jose P
Casadiego Gerardo P
Cave Jake OF
Christina Justin OF
Clarkin Ian P
Coleman Michael OF
Cornelius Kevin SS
Corona Reegie INF
Coshow Cale P
Cotham Caleb P
Cox J.B. RP
Crespo Hector 2B
Cuevas Frederick OF
Culver Chris SS
Culver Cito SS
de Leon Nestor P
De Los Santos Alexander P
De Paula Jose P
Deardorff Jeff OF
DeLeon Juan P
DeLeon Kelvin OF
DePastino Joe C
DePaula Jorge P
Duenas Yobal 2B
Dugas Taylor OF
Duran Matt 3B
Ellsbury Jacoby OF
Eovaldi Nathan SP
Evarts Steven P
Felix Anderson SS
Figueroa Cole 3B
Fuentes Omar C
Galvez Jonathan 3B
Gardner Brett OF
Garrison Trent C
German Domingo P
Gerritse Brett P
Gil Jose C
Gonzalez Edwar OF
Goody Nick P
Graterol Juan C
Gregorius Didi SS
Guzman Carlos INF
Halsey Brad P
Hankins Ryan C
Haynes Kyle P
Headley Chase 3B
Heathcott Slade OF
Hensley Ty P
Herrera Ronald SP
Hicks Aaron OF
Higashioka Kyle 3B
Himes Ben OF
Holder Kyle SS
Horne Alan SP
Jagielo Eric 3B
Johnson Cody OF
Johnson Jason SP
Johnson Wes INF
Jones Jason P
Jones Mike OF
Joseph Corban INF
Judge Aaron OF
Kaprielian James P
Ketron Brandon C
Kimball Cole RP
Kozlowski Ben P
Krum Austin OF
Lantingua Delvis P
Lassiter Gordon SS
Lavigne Tim P
Lewis Fred S. P
Lindgren Jacob P
Liu Kai P
Lopez Gabe INF
Marsonek Sam P
Martinez Daniel P
Martinez Fernando OF
Martinez Rafael P
Marzi Anthony P
Mateo Jorge SS
McCann Brian C
McDonald Keith C
McGuire Ryan OF
Mendez Deivi INF
Mikolas Nathan 1B
Miller Andrew RP
Mitchell Bryan SP
Molina Leonardo OF
Montgomery Mark P
Moreno Diego P
Moronta Eladio OF
Murphy John SS
Nova Ivan SP
Nuding Zach P
O'Brien Michael P
Orta Ricky P
Ortiz Javier P
Palladino David P
Pazos James RP
Perez Kelvin P
Pinder Branden P
Pineda Michael SP
Plumley Grant INF
Pope Ryan SP
Porter Colin OF
Porter Greg OF
Prieto Chris OF
Quezada Elvys P
Rasner Darrell SP
Rees Jason OF
Reese Kevin OF
Refsnyder Rob 2B
Renda Tony INF
Reyes Angel P
Reyes Manolo P
Richardson Matthew P
Rincon Angel P
Rodriguez Alex 3B
Rodriguez Eddy C
Rodriguez Eladio C
Rodriguez Josue C
Rodriguez Omar Luis P
Rodriguez Wilking RP
Rodriguez Yonauris SS
Rojas Irwil C
Roller Kyle INF
Romanski Josh P
Romine Austin C
Ruiz Randy 1B
Ryan Brendan 2B
Rye Jack OF
Sabathia CC SP
Sanchez Gary C
Sanchez Humberto P
Schmidt Josh SP
Segedin Rob 3B
Severino Luis SP
Sharp Hayden P
Shepard David P
Shreve Chasen P
Smith Brett P
Smith Caleb P
Smith Chris RP
Sprowl Jon-Mark C
Stoneburner Graham P
Stotts J.T. INF
Sulbaran Miguel SP
Suttle Bradley 3B
Tanaka Masahiro SP
Tateyama Yoshinori RP
Teixeira Mark 1B
Tejeda Ferdin INF
Toadvine Derek 2B
Tolentino Israel P
Torrens Luis C
Tracy Matt P
Turley Nik P
Wade Tyler SS
Walby Philip P
Ward Jeremy P
Warren Adam SP
Webb Tyler RP
Williams Mason OF
Wilson Justin RP
Wordekemper Eric P
Zhang Zhenwang C

Cashman Brian GM
Chavez Eric TO
Cockrell Alan TO
Eppier Billy TO
Eppler Billy TO
Espada Joe TO
Girardi Joe MAN
Guidry Ron PC
Harkey Mike TO
Harkey Mike TO
Hendry Jim TO
Kelleher Mick TO
Oppenheimer Damon TO
Patterson Gil TO
Pena Tony F. TO
Quade Mike TO
Reed Jody TO
Rothschild Larry PC
Rowson James TO
Thames Marcus TO
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