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Marcus Zappia is a contributor to Pinstripe Alley, writing about the prospects and minor league affiliates of the Yankees. He is a veteran middle school teacher who has been following prospects closely since his senior year of high school, when the Yankees drafted a skinny kid from Kalamazoo, Michigan in the first round.

1998 Yankees Diary: Remembering the ‘98 draft

It was a year for the ages in the Bronx, but the 1998 draft will be remembered for what could have been.

Yankees Prospects: Week nine minor league review

More Palensky dominance, more homers from Florial, more good starts from Hampton and Beeter, and the return of Yoendrys Gómez highlight week nine.

2023 Yankees Draft Preview: Five college bats to watch

With the 26th pick in the first round, the Yankees could be eyeing one of these college hitters.

Yankees Prospects: Week eight minor league review

Big performances from Austin Wells, Estevan Florial, and Everson Pereira highlight the week that was.

Five Yankees prospects who are raising their profiles

Three pitchers and two middle infielders have made the push for more attention in the early part of the minor league season.

Yankees Prospects: Week seven minor league review

Homers from Ben Rortvedt, good starts from the Hudson Valley rotation, and a Spencer Jones explosion highlight the week.

Hudson Valley hitters are drawing attention

There’s a wide variety of players powering the South Atlantic League’s highest scoring offense.

Yankees Prospects: Week six minor league review

Tampa’s Jared Serna had an electric week and there was strong starting pitching up and down the organization.

Frustrated with the Yankees? Help is not on the way

The upper minors do not have the solutions to the Yankees’ problems.

Yankees Prospects: Week five minor league review

Hudson Valley hitters are putting up big numbers, and a prospect may be re-emerging in their midst.