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Saturday, April 8, 2017

James Kaprielian failure makes Brian Cashman look even worse for not signing free agent pitchers Max Scherzer and/or Jon Lester.

James Kaprielian
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right • Throws: Right, 6-4, 200lb
Team: New York Yankees (minors, 7-day DL)
Born: March 2, 1994 (Age: 23 and 37 days) in Laguna Hills, CA
Draft: Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 40th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Beckman HS (Irvine, CA) and the New York Yankees in the 1st round (16th) of the 2015 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA).

1.5 years as a pro: 56 innings, including 27 in the 2016 Arizona Fall "League".

Yankees GM 'concerned' as prospect James Kaprielian goes on DL
BY CHRISTIAN RED NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Friday, April 7, 2017, 1:13 AM


... prized pitching prospect James Kaprielian ... only pitched in three games of high Single-A ball last year in the Florida State League before being shut down ...

“He’s never pitched above A-ball,” said Cashman ...

Cashman gushed about the bullpen, but was less than complimentary of the starting pitching outside of CC Sabathia ...

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Brian Cashman sucks despite conventional wisdom support in fangraphs.com, etc. Monday, April 3, 2017

Yankees should have signed free agent pitchers Max Scherzer and/or Jon Lester. Thursday, March 9, 2017
George Steinbrenner is turning over in his grave ... again.
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Yankees signed Tanaka for 2014, then passed on Lester, Scherzer, Price. Monday, February 27, 2017
Yankee general manager Brian Cashman is timid. And with good reason, given his record.
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