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Chris Mitchell

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How do the Yankees hitters fare against sliders?

Between Chris Archer and Cesar Ramos, the Yankees figure to see plenty of sliders this weekend. How have the Yankees hitters fared historically against pitchers who throw sliders?

Early velocity trends for Yankees pitchers

A major change in a pitcher's velocity can be an early indicator of an injury or performance shift. How have the Yankees pitchers been throwing so far?

What might a Gary Sanchez trade look like?

With Brian McCann in the fold, its not clear if catching prospect Gary Sanchez has much of a future in the Bronx. What kind of return have prospects of Sanchez's caliber brought back via trade?

Trying to find meaning in small sample size stats

Research shows that strikeout and walk rates are the most predictive in small samples. Which Yankees performed better or worse than expected this spring?

The Yankees should lean on their best relievers

David Robertson, Shawn Kelley, and Matt Thornton are the only bullpen arms with any big league track record. The numbers suggest Joe Girardi should push the envelope on these pitchers' workloads this season.

Can a new pitch help CC overcome lost velocity?

CC Sabathia's fastball velocity and performance have been trending in the wrong direction for three years now. Adding a new pitch might help him buck those trends.

Should the Yankees pump the brakes on Betances?

Dellin Betances has generated a lot of buzz this spring and its looking like he might crack the opening day roster. Is he finally ready to help the Yankees?

Are we underrating Tanaka?

Most expect Masahiro Tanaka to be a #3 starter, but the track records of similar Japanese pitchers suggest he could be better than that.

Why we should be worried about Gardner's defense

Brett Gardner is one of the game's best defensive outfielders, but history suggests he may not be able to keep it up as he enters into his thirties.

Yankees Prospect Profile: Mason Williams

Mason Williams lost a lot of his prospect sparkle following a disappointing 2013 campaign. Can he bounce back in 2014?

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