The Yankees are one good stretch — or one big splash — from running away with the division. But so far GM Brian Cashman has been unwilling to unload blue-chip talent in a trade.
It’s that time of the year again — when Brian Cashman goes out of his way to dispel just how aggressive the usually aggressive Yankees plan to be at the trade deadline.
As far as top prospects go, for the first time in a while both New York baseball teams appear to be in really good shape.
Going level by level, here’s how some of the Yankees’ upper-echelon minor leaguers are performing in 2015, and how close they are to getting to the majors.
Aaron Judge, a 2013 first-round draft pick, hit a tying, three-run homer on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in a four-run ninth off reliever Mario Hollands as the Yankees rallied for a 5-5 tie with the Phillies on Tuesday.
Clarkin, one of the team’s three draft picks in the opening round, has agreed to a slot-money deal worth $1,650,100, WFAN and CBSSports.com insider Jon Heyman reported.
Aaron Judge toured Yankee Stadium with eight other prospects Thursday and daydreamed about roaming the outfield there someday. After being drafted in the first round by the Yankees, that could become a reality in a few years.