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New York Yankees Add Seven Players to Protect Them from the Rule 5 Draft

the Yankees added seven players to their 40-man roster, protecting them from the Rule 5 draft. They also removed Shelley Duncan from the roster and out righted him to Triple-A. I predicted that the Yankees would only add four or five players, so I am definitely a bit surprised they chose to add the following seven players:

 

Austin Jackson, OF

Jackson is one of the top prospects in the organization and was a surefire bet to be protected. His stock fell a bit this year even though he hit .300 in Triple-A. Besides for batting average, there are a number of concerns regarding Jackson's season.

His walk rate went down, as his strikeout rate went up to 24.4 percent. He showed practically no power, with only four home ...

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