Outfielder Daniel Aldrich was named the 29th best prospect in the prospect-heavy Cape Cod League by Baseball America yesterday (subs. req’d). The Yankees signed the 21-year-old redshirt sophomore out of the College of Charleston as an undrafted free agent for $150k earlier this month.
“His uppercut left-handed swing and all-out approach leads to some swings and misses, especially against breaking balls, but scouts love his power, bat speed and strong wrists … [he projects] as a right fielder with an average arm,” wrote the publication. Aldrich hit .350/.382/.658 with ten homers with wood bats on the Cape this summer and he’s twice participated in the College Homerun Derby, winning it last year.
Yankees sent INF Ramiro Pena outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Pena cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. The 27-year-old infielder appeared in three games with the Yankees in July and batted .258/.325/.328 with two homers, 29 RBI and a .653 OPS in 101 games at the Triple-A level this year.
What is the injury that knocked out switch pitcher pat venditti, i see he hasn't pitched since june
Here's a link: http://blogs.thetimes-tribune.com/yankees/?p=12406
Bronx Baseball Daily post season top 50 prospects. Lots of good scouting info in there. If you take a look, post some comments on there because I'd love to see some discussion. Tell me what you like/dislike about the list, who you're excited about, and who you think is overhyped.
I'd have Hensley a lot higher.
since we suck now and lose every game, any chance we see some of the kids get called up?
I think Sanchez should be ahead of manny. I just can't get excited about a pitcher who has basically done nothing at aaa and gets shut down all the time.
I'd take Sanchez and Williams, both, over Manny right now.
#1 and #7 barely played in 2012, so I would knock them down a couple of notches.
#20 for Peter O'Brien seems high. Why aren't Almonte, Mesa, and Mustelier ranked above him?