A Minor Review of 2008- The Yankees

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    <p>The Graduate: Joba Chamberlain | Born: September 1985 | Right-Handed Pitcher</p><p>Perhaps youve heard of this graduate. Joba Chamberlain was probably the most discu sed young player of 2008 despite splitting the season between the starting rotation and also the bullpen. A more defined and constant role in ’09 could help him become among the best pitchers in the American League. Overall, he allowed 87 hits Indianapolis Colts NFL Jersey in 100.1 innings with rates of three.50 BB/9 and 10.58 K/9. Chamberlain also allowed just five homers (0.45 HR/9). His fastball averaged out at 95 mph, which he threw 65.3 % of the time. He also utilized a slider, curveball and occasional change-up.</p><p>The Riser: Zach McAllister | Born: December 1987 | Right-Handed Pitcher</p><p>Zach McAllister rebounded from the bumpy 2007 to publish excellent numbers throughout the 2008 season. He allowed 133 hits in 151 innings split between two A-ball affiliates. In 14 starts within the second half of the season at High-A ball, McAllister posted a 1.83 ERA with rates of just one.32 BB/9 and 6.29 K/9. He showed solid control, but his low strikeout numbers temper his ceiling a little. As a sinker baller, though, he depends on pitching to make contact with. McAllister includes a solid change-up but needs to improve his slider. </p><p>The Tumbler: Alan Horne | Born: January 1983 | Right-Handed Pitcher</p><p>Alan Hornes 2008 season was ruined by injuries together with a bicep strain, which caused him to mi s a good slice of the very first 1 / Peyton Manning Jersey 2 of the growing season. Horne, who had been around the cusp of the Major League promotion before the injuries, will need to hold back until 2009 for Coby Fleener Jersey his debut. In 2008, during three rehab starts in High-A ball, Horne posted a period of 23.14. In eight Triple-A appearances, he allowed 35 hits in 32 innings of work and posted rates of 6.19 BB/9 and 6.75 K/9.</p><p>The 08 Draft Pick: Corban Joseph | Born: October 1988 | Shortstop</p><p>Corban Joseph was nabbed within the fourth round of the 2008 draft being an offensive-minded shortstop out of a Tenne see high school. He’d a solid pro debut and posted a line of .277/.358/.434 by having an ISO of .157 in 159 Rookie Ball at-bats. His rates were: 11.2 BB% and 15.1 K%. Eventually, Joseph might need to move off shortstop, but he should have enough power to play third base in the Majors.</p><p>The 09 Sleeper: Austin Romine | Born: November Margus Hunt Jersey 1988 | Catcher</p><p>Its easy for Austin Romine to get overlooked because he stayed in 2008 splitting the backstop position with one of the Yankees top hitting prospect Jesus Montero. Romine more than held their own, though, having a type of .300/.340/.437 having a .138 ISO in 407 at-bats. He needs to be a little more patient while at bat having a BB% of 5.8, but his strikeout rate would be a solid 13.8 K%. He’s a far greater chance of sticking behind home plate than Montero, although he allowed 18 pa sed balls in 54 games. Also, he threw out 20 of the 98 runners trying to steal basics.</p><p>Up Next: The Houston Astros</p>

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