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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/31/17

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Masahiro Tanaka has similar skills to Mike Mussina; Blake Rutherford is looking like a very good draft choice; Aaron Judge vs. Clint Frazier in the “Who’s the better prospect” battle you didn’t know you needed

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Moosehiro Tanaka? Sure!
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New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Masahiro Tanaka is really good at pitching. While Tanaka may not have gotten TJS, what he does possess is a particular set of skills. Skills he has acquired through knowing himself and what he has available on any given day. Due to these skills, YES broadcaster John Flaherty compared Tanaka to Mike Mussina. That is a pretty flattering and awesome comparison. Come back soon, baseball. I need to watch Moosehiro Tanaka pitch again.

New York Post | Howie Kussoy: The Yankees farm system is the talk of the town right now. While a lot of eyes are on the big names like Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier, Blake Rutherford still might be one of their best. Many scouts have continued to praise his hitting, saying that he’ll hit for both average and power. Those are good qualities to have.

NJ.com | Randy Miller: Aaron Judge vs. Clint Frazier. No items. Final Destination. After they’re done playing Melee, they will hopefully be in the same outfield together one year. Before that happens, there needs to be a discussion on which one is the better prospect. The answer is probably Clint Frazier.