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Yankees | Aroldis Chapman agrees to deal

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:59:45 -0800

New York Yankees RP Aroldis Chapman avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal with the Yankees Friday, Feb. 12, worth $11.325 million.

Fantasy Tip: Chapman will serve as the closer for the Yankees and should receive plenty of chances to pick up saves. There is a chance he receives a small suspension for an off-field incident, but he should be one of the first closers selected in most mixed leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka may not be ready

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:44:02 -0800

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) said he "can't really say" if he'll be ready for Opening Day until he starts throwing off the mound in games. He had surgery this offseason to remove bones spurs from his right elbow. Tanaka played catch on flat ground for around 15 minutes Friday, Feb. 12, and said he had a throwing program after his surgery. He hasn't yet thrown off a mound but plans to do so this weekend. Tanaka feels healthy and isn't thinking about his partially torn ligament in his elbow.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka is just a ticking time bomb for Tommy John surgery in 2016. However, he remained an elite ground-ball pitcher in the second half last year and even saw his velocity rise. Still, he's a huge injury risk and a pitcher you should only take to round out your staff at the end of drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Bryan Hoch

Yankees | Carlos Beltran set for his final season?

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:48:29 -0800

New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran acknowledged the 2016 season might be the last of his career Wednesday, Feb. 10.

"I'm just concentrating on just this year," Beltran said. "Because I have a responsibility of one more year on my contract, so, I just want to really put myself in a position where I can help this ballclub. And, at the end of the year, I will decide what's going to happen based on the year that I put this year, and if physically I feel like I want to play one more, then I would love to."

Fantasy Tip: Following a respectable 2015 where he hit .276 with an .808 OPS, 19 home runs and 67 RBI, Beltran still has plenty of fantasy appeal leading into his age-39 season. The issue, which has been a theme through his two years in pinstripes, has been health. Beltran has averaged just 490 plate appearances per year with the Yankees, after all. The veteran still warrants a late-round selection in the majority of seasonal leagues because of his plus-production when healthy.

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

Yankees | Aaron Hicks to be fourth outfielder

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:21:59 -0800

New York Yankees OF Aaron Hicks profiles as the team's fourth outfielder, and he can play all three outfield positions. He could be a late-inning replacement for OF Carlos Beltran in right field often, and he had an .870 OPS against left-handed pitchers last year.

Fantasy Tip: An injury anywhere in the outfield could open up significant playing time for Hicks as an option for depth in deep mixed leagues. Hicks could also be a sneaky option in daily formats against the right southpaws if he finds his way into the starting lineup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Bryan Hoch

Yankees | Ike Davis joining Yanks?

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:33:57 -0800

Free-agent 1B Ike Davis (Athletics) is expected to sign a minor league deal soon, and the New York Yankees are in the mix.

Fantasy Tip: Davis would represent an insurance policy at first base behind Mark Teixeira with Greg Bird expected to miss the entire season. Davis has some pop and would be intriguing with the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium in AL-only leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Newsday - Ken Davidoff

Yankees | Carlos Beltran drops weight over winter

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:54:20 -0800

New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran reportedly lost 10 pounds over the winter, according to a source. "(I) might try and steal some bases this year," Beltran said.

Fantasy Tip: Beltran was a consistent bet for 20-plus homers and 20-plus steals once upon a time, but those days are long gone. The 38-year-old eight-time All-Star didn't steal a base in 133 games last year, so the Yankees and his owners would probably be happy if he can provide something close to the .279 batting average, 19 home runs and 67 RBI he did last season. He's a late-round fantasy consideration at best.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Star-Ledger - Ryan Hatch

Yankees | CC Sabathia feeling great

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:04:57 -0800

New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia said he's feeling great after checking himself into a month-long stint at a rehab facility last October for an alcohol problem. "I feel the best I have in three years. I am excited to get to Tampa with a clear head and a healthy body," Sabathia said. Sabathia finished last year strong, and he can thank a brace he wore on his right knee. He finished 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA in his last four starts, and he went six or more innings in three of those outings while fanning 19 in 24 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Tip: Sabathia's strong finish and strong mindset entering 2016 are promising, but the fact remains he'll be 36 in July and has been on the disabled list each of the last four years and hasn't gone over 200 innings since 2013. He'll have to compete to win a rotation spot this spring, too. He could be useful in stretches, but he's more of a deep mixed starting pitcher.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - George A. King III

Yankees | CC Sabathia competing for rotation spot

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:01:03 -0800

New York Yankees SPs CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova are expected to compete for the No. 5 starting rotation spot this spring. Sabathia went 6-10 with a 4.73 ERA and gave up a career-high 28 home runs in 167 1/3 innings last season and will turn 36 in July. SP Bryan Mitchell will also be in the competition.

Sabathia did finish 2-1 with a 2.17 EAR in five September and October starts and gave up just two homers in 29 innings. Sabathia said last December he is already "light years ahead" of where he typically is in the offseason, and he expects to report to camp lighter than he has in years.

Fantasy Tip: Sabathia clearly isn't the ace pitcher he once was, but if he comes into camp lighter, stronger and more determined, he could be useful for stretches in the New York rotation. His decreased velocity and penchant for allowing home runs is a serious concern, so he's nothing more than a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues if he wins a rotation spot.

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

Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka throwing off mound

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:22:47 -0800

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow), who had arthroscopic surgery last October to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, is throwing off a bullpen mound. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild said Tanaka had a throwing session in New York Tuesday, Feb. 9. All the reports have been good on Tanaka's rehab program, and his injury dates back to when he pitched in Japan.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka's workload will continue to be monitored throughout the year, and he's at increasing risk of needing Tommy John surgery. Consider him a third fantasy starter, at best.

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

Yankees | Three Yankees prospects invited to camp

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:08:28 -0800

New York Yankees OF Aaron Judge, SS Jorge Mateo and SP James Kaprielian were invited to big-league camp.

Fantasy Tip: Judge appears to be the closest and could be called up at some point in 2016. All are only dynasty league options right now.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Andrew Marchand

Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury healthy

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:15:02 -0800

New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury is believed to be fully healthy after dealing with several injuries that slowed him down last year. The Yankees are expecting a bounce-back season from him in 2016, and they continue to believe he's one of their most talented players.

Fantasy Tip: Ellsbury's power took a drop (seven long balls), but it may have been a direct result of his ailments. He has a history of solid production when healthy, though, so he could be undervalued in your drafts and come at a nice value.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Yankees | Dustin Ackley to see time at 1B?

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:12:11 -0800

New York Yankees 2B Dustin Ackley is seen as a safety net at first base, and he's played the position extensively in the past.

Fantasy Tip: Ackley is pegged as a super utility player for the Yanks in 2016, but with injury and age concerns on this roster, he could see notable playing time eventually. He's a late-round flier in AL-only leagues.

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

Yankees | Small chance for Greg Bird

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:11:11 -0800

Updating a previous report, New York Yankees 1B Greg Bird (shoulder) is unlikely to work his way back into action for the end of the 2016 season, but it's not entirely impossible, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Bird shouldn't be drafted anywhere in 2016 aside from deeper keeper leagues. The Yanks will use some combination of Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez and Dustin Ackley at first base with Bird done for the year.

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

Yankees | Greg Bird's season over

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:36:44 -0800

New York Yankees 1B Greg Bird (shoulder) will miss all of the 2016 season, as he needs surgery to fix a torn labrum in his shoulder Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Bird, one of the Yankees top prospects, had 11 home runs in just 46 games for New York last year. He most certainly would have had a big role in 2016 given injury concerns for both Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez. Bird will remain a notable prospect for dynasty and keeper leaguers given his excellent power profile, but you can't count on him until 2017 and beyond.

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

Yankees | Ivan Nova avoids arbitration

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:52:12 -0800

New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.1 million deal Thursday, Jan. 28. The deal includes some performance bonuses.

Fantasy Tip: Nova's return from Tommy John surgery last year didn't go over very well, as he went 6-11 with a 5.07 ERA in 17 starts and struck out only 6.03 hitters per nine innings. He's never been a big strikeout artist, but he should be able to improve there another year removed from the surgery, and his ability to live on the ground makes him a sleeper candidate. Nova is late-round flier material in deep mixed formats.

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Ackley Dustin 2B
Adams Lane OF
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
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Baker Ryan C
Barbato John P
Barnes Jordan OF
Bashore Matthew P
Batista Eliseo P
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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
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Cessa Luis P
Chapman Aroldis RP
Christina Justin OF
Clarkin Ian P
Cloyd Tyler SP
Coleman Michael OF
Cornelius Kevin SS
Corona Reegie INF
Corporan Carlos C
Coshow Cale P
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Cuevas Frederick OF
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Culver Cito SS
de Leon Nestor P
De Los Santos Alexander P
De Paula Jose P
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Diaz Jonathan SS
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Ellsbury Jacoby OF
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Gil Jose C
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Green Chad P
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Johnson Cody OF
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Judge Aaron OF
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Miller Andrew RP
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Montgomery Mark P
Moreno Diego P
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Nessy Santiago C
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O'Brien Michael P
Olson Tyler P
Orta Ricky P
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Perez Kelvin P
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Richardson Matthew P
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Rodriguez Alex 3B
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Romanski Josh P
Romero Deibinson 3B
Romine Austin C
Ruiz Randy 1B
Rye Jack OF
Sabathia CC SP
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Schmidt Josh SP
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Williams Mason OF
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Yates Kirby RP
Zhang Zhenwang C

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