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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 3/23/20

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Clint Frazier among the Yankees likely hurt by a shortened season; BP ranks the Yankees’ farm system among the top-ten in baseball; Which baseball stars to follow during the coronavirus suspension

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NJ.com | Randy Miller: It goes without saying that the baseball-related effects of the coronavirus outbreak are not of the utmost importance. Still, there will be players affected, and Miller runs down the Yankees that might be hurt greatly by the shortened season. For one, Clint Frazier stood to receive a prime chance to establish himself in April with Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton banged up, an opportunity that very well could evaporate.

Baseball Prospectus | Jeffrey Paternostro: This is from a few days ago, but this organizational farm system rankings remains relevant. BP’s Paternostro ranks the Yankees’ system ninth in the league, an impressive standing given the team’s notable graduations and lack of draft capital in recent years. The Yankees should have no problem promoting players to fill occasional holes and flipping prospects for immediate contributors in the near-future.

ESPN | Joon Lee: Not exactly Yankee-related, but Lee highlights particular MLB stars that are worth follows on social media, as we all need to find ways to kill time and get some sort of baseball fix during this trying time. Among them are Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle, one of the most thoughtful players on the internet, and Blake Snell of the rival Rays, who streams himself playing the video game Fortnite with other young players.