The Phillies honored pitcher Carlos Carrasco and first baseman John Urick of the Lakewood BlueClaws with their minor league pitcher and player of the month honors for the month of May. It's the second month in a row that a Lakewood pitcher has won the award.
June 2, 2006
John Urick came to the Yankees as a 22nd round draft pick out of Oklahoma State. He put up decent, but not dominating, numbers in his first three seasons in the Yankees' organization, but found himself unemployed when the Yankees released him.
April 26, 2006
One of the more shocking surprises to come out of the 2006 roster shuffle was the unexpected release of John Urick on Sunday. Averaging nearly 30 doubles and 13 home runs over the equivalency of two full minor league seasons, possessing one of the better eyes at the plate, and one of the better defensive first baseman in the organization, Urick talked to us about his release.
April 3, 2006
The Yankees have successfully re-stocked what was a depleted farm system, especially in the collection of some intriguing potential sluggers. PinstripesPlus.com analyzes the top power prospects in the Yankees' system, ranking potentially the top ten power hitters.
March 29, 2006
With the farm system on the upswing, the Yankees have collected some high-ceiling bats over the last couple of seasons. PinstripesPlus.com analyzes the top left-handed swings in the Yankees' farm system, ranking the top ten left-handed batters.
February 22, 2006
One of the most important phases of the game gets lost in our stat-happy wolrd...defense! Not every prospect will be a legitimate 30-30 candidate and not everyone will hit .300 at the Major League level. Some prospects will get to the big leagues on the merits of their excellent glove work. Here is our "All-Defensive Team" among the Yankees' prospects.
February 8, 2006