|Received On: 07/11/2016|
My first return this week came from Yankees farmhand Juan Jimenez.
Jimenez was signed by the New York Yankees as a non-drafted free agent back in 2010. I can't really find out much else about him like what he throws, but what I do know is that he has a high K rate and a relatively low walk rate. Maybe that's what keeping the 22 year old still in pro ball?
|Received On: 07/11/2016|
Next up is Cardinals prospect, Bryce Denton.
Bryce Denton was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of the 2015 MLB Player Draft. With some solid contact skills, solid power and good bat speed, Denton projects to be a bat-first third baseman with a bat that could justify a move to the outfield as well. And because he's a Cardinals prospect that's probably what's going to happen.
|Received On: 07/14/2016|
Here is intriguing Yankees prospect Estevan Florial.
Estevan Florial was signed by the New York Yankees as a non-drafted free agent in 2014 as part of the huge international prospect haul. The Haitian native made headlines as one of the quickest to come stateside from that signing class. At age 18 he's already stateside and in Pulaski. One of the more fascinating aspects of Florial's story is that he was originally set to be one of the prospects signed by the Yankees in 2015 but due to identity issues it was terminated. What apparently happened was that Florial's mother had been using a false identity of Florial so he could enter school and be a proper citizen (Florial's father had left the family by this time) and it wasn't until Florial started contract negotiations that the whole identity thing came up. Pretty cool stuff, you can read more at Pinstriped Prospects. As a player Florial can do a little bit of everything. Hit, run, field, hit dingers, etc... Where Florial goes from here will be fun to see.
|Received On: 07/16/2016|
My last return this week came from Nationals farmhand Blake Perkins.
Blake Perkins was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 2nd round of the 2015 MLB Player Draft. Perkins projects to hit for contact and a high batting average, and possibly have 15 home run power if he gains some power as he matures physically. Defensively Perkins has a plus arm and plus speed that allows him to be playable anywhere in the outfield. Depending on what happens with his bat, Perkins could be anything from a fourth outfielder to an everyday outfielder (possibly center field).
And those were my returns this week. Big thanks to Mr. Jimenez, Denton, Florial and Perkins for the awesome autographs.
And as always thank you (the readers) for stopping by :).
2016 TTM Count: 183