New York Yankees: 9 Minor Leaguers Destined to See Time Next Season

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New York Yankees: 9 Minor Leaguers Destined to See Time Next Season
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David Phelps was one of the few minor leaguers to make an impact in the Bronx in 2012

The New York Yankees, widely known for their big spending and their star-studded teams, rarely look to their farm system to find minor leaguers to fill important roles in the big leagues. 

However, at the same time as the Bronx Bombers begin to slow down due to age (eight of their 10 projected opening day starters including pitcher and DH are over 30 years old), owner Hal Steinbrenner has mandated a drastic payroll cut to $189 million. Suddenly developing talent internally has become very important. 

Currently, most of the Yankees' impact prospects reside in the lower levels of the minors, at least a year away from their major league debuts. In the upper levels, however, there are still multiple players who can contribute this season and beyond. 

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