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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/24/18

Miguel Andujar called a future “superstar”; Yankees should be World Series contenders for years to come; Many of Boston’s 2011 draft picks panned out, while the Yankees’ didn’t.

Divisional Round - Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees - Game Four Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

FanGraphs | Kiley McDaniel: Is it possible to predict which teams are most likely to win the World Series over the next five years? The folks over at FanGraphs think so. Based on a combination of talent, prospects, payroll, coaching, and amateur signings, it appears that the Yankees will be in the hunt for years to come. Boston’s window could be smaller since some of their key players (Chris Sale) are free agents following the 2019 season.

NY Post | George A. King III: Former Yankees infielder, Eduardo Nunez, had high praise for rookie Miguel Andujar. “I think he can be a superstar.” Yes, his defense was questionable at best, awful at worst. However, he is a Rookie of the Year contender. It will be interesting to see if the team decides to move him off of third base. Let’s just hope that he doesn’t take fielding advice from Nunez.

NY Post | Joel Sherman: How’s this for a kick in the pants? Four of Boston’s 2011 draft picks (Matt Barnes, Blake Swihart, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Mookie Betts) were a big part of their success this season. Meanwhile, the only notable player from the Yankees’ 2011 draft who was with the team this year was Greg Bird. We all know that the draft is a crapshoot, but that doesn’t make this information any less annoying.