It’s been about one month since Major League Baseball announced the suspension of spring training and the delaying of Opening Day. Although no official activities have occurred in quite some time, players throughout the league have continued to keep loose. John gave you an update a few days ago, but let’s check back in and see what some Yankees have been up to.
I’m sure Chapman is still a little upset over the way the 2019 season ended. With him giving up a walk-off home run to Jose Altuve and then later finding out that they cheated in 2017, he needs to blow off some steam. What better way to do that then some boxing?
Don’t know about you guys, loosening the arms!!! pic.twitter.com/DS49LjGEDu— Aroldis Chapman (@AChapman_105) April 9, 2020
Chappy threw some nice hooks there. He’s looking like Manny Pacquiao with that southpaw stance. I’m just kidding, they look nothing alike, but I still wouldn’t want to get in the ring with Chapman.
Gerrit Cole, the $324 million...catcher? Check this video out of Amy Cole throwing some nasty breaking pitches to Gerrit. Let’s not ignore the fact that she’s pregnant and still has better movement on her pitches than a lot of people. If the Yankees need help on the mound, I think they should give Amy a call, even @PitchingNinja approves.
They may be rivals on the field, but Aaron Judge and Blake Snell are known to be pretty friendly with each other outside of baseball. During episode one of the “Snell Show” that was broadcasted on the official MLB Instagram account, both players agreed on a $5,000 bet on whose team would win more game this season. The money will go to the winner’s charity of choice. Hopefully Snell has the money ready by the end of the year.
Aaron Judge & Blake Snell have agreed to a $5,000 wager on who will win more games this year: the #Yankees or Rays. Loser will donate to the winner's favorite charity.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 10, 2020
Believe it or not, Luke Voit has never stolen a base at the major league level. However, he’s determined to get at least one this year. Voit has been working on his cardio by running in the street, which is sloped uphill. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to see him on the basepaths.
We’ve seen what some of the big leaguers are doing, so let’s check-in on some of New York’s top prospects. 17-year-old super prospect Jasson Dominguez has been working on his swing and mechanics while he waits out the suspended season. He obviously won’t be playing in the Bronx this year, but it will be exciting to see him get his first action as a member in the Yankees’ system.
Jasson Dominguez— YES Network (@YESNetwork) April 9, 2020
( via IG/@ jassondominguez_7 ) pic.twitter.com/mZPOJ3KmkA
MLB.com has Dominguez as the Yankees’ number one prospect, and Clarke Schmidt at number two. Take a look at the absurd movement on Schmidt’s breaking pitch. The 24-year-old had a legitimate shot at being the team’s fifth starter if the season started on time. It now looks like he’ll be fighting for that spot against Jonathan Loaisiga and Amy Cole when the season resumes.
That’s all the updates we have for you today. Check back next week to see more of what the Yankees are doing during their free time!