Over the last three seasons, Elvys Quezada has been used as both a reliever and a starter as the Yankees have restocked the arms in their farm system. Posting a 1.62 ERA as a reliever for the Tampa Yankees and just a 4.47 ERA as a starter this season, he says he is getting used to going back and forth between the two roles.
August 20, 2007
Nardi Contreras, the Yankees Minor League Pitching Coordinator, sits down with PinstripesPlus.com for a Q&A session. In Part Four of our six-part series, Nardi talks about how pleased he was with Alan Horne, what differences he saw in Jason Jones, if Phil Coke had a good year because he was able to stay healthy, if he's happy with Brett Smith's progress, and more.
October 28, 2006
Elvys Quezada, who struggled with injuries and consistency as a starter in 2004 and 2005, has found confidence and success as a reliever. Viewing T.J. Beam's meteoric rise through the farm system as a reliever as inspiration, Quezada is looking to duplicate the same career path in the bullpen.
August 4, 2006
We look at the peripherals stats of the Tampa pitchers this past season, examining the guys who played a majority of the season with Tampa, those who had a minimum of 30 innings with the team and did not collect more than 30 innings at a higher level.
November 18, 2005
The Battle Creek Yankees finished the 2004 season with a 71-68 record and their pitching had a lot do with their success. We will look at the peripherals stats of the Battle Creek pitchers. For the most part, the staff did very well despite some pitchers had dreadful seasons. We will look at the guys who pitched a minimum of 50 innings for Battle Creek and did not accrue 50 or more innings at Tampa.
October 14, 2004
Over the years, the New York Yankees have greatly diminished a once very strong farm system with what some feel as several impulsive and illogical moves to go out and get veteran players. They consistently have looked for instant satisfaction with a "win now" philosophy. If not for investments in young players in foreign markets, the Yankee system may have been even worse off at this point than it's current number 17 rank by Baseball America.
February 4, 2004
The New York Yankees selected right handed pitcher Elvys Quezada in the 15th round (447th overall) out of Seton Hall University. In 2002, Quezada was drafted by the Mets but turned down the opportunity to play out his senior year at Seton Hall. This was considered a very wise decision by many scouts as Quezada was rapidly improving and quickly becoming one of the best pitchers in the Big East. (Free Preview of Premium Content)
January 30, 2004