Steinbrenner on youth, No. 21 and threshold
TAMPA, FL – Since Hal Steinbrenner pointed out that Anthony Waugh The pairing of Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza is a sure-fire fast-rising prospect for the Yankees’ “middle field for many years to come.” This spring offered an opportunity to test-drive the program at major league training camp, and the club’s managing general partner liked what he saw.
Volpe, outfielders Jasson Domínguez and Peraza — according to MLB Pipeline, The club’s No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 picks — a seamless blend, each offering tantalizing glimpses into the Bronx’s future. Volpe’s spring performance will prompt Steinbrenner, general manager Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone to consider carrying 11 – Years old on the Yankees Opening Day roster.
“We knew this was going to be exciting,” Steinbrenner said. “It’s great to see all of our little ones playing well, including Domínguez who looked good this spring. The reality is that when we have young prospects who are ready and deserve a chance, they’ll get a chance, Just like [Aaron] Judge did years ago.”
The main argument against carrying Volpe is his lack of Triple-A experience: he only played 15 Scranton/Wilkes Games – Barre won last year Panel look.
but how he hit the ball and the field this spring Both were excellent, and Steinbrenner said he was most excited to hear Volpe hit back-to-back stealing doubles and thirds in February. vs. Blue Jays team exhibition.
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“He’s obviously had a great spring,” Steinbrenner said. “Anything is possible. At least this spring training session, he’s definitely shown that he can handle it, play well, and do a lot of different things. Look, we always care about our minor leaguers: They Really ready? Because this isn’t New York, and it’s not the regular season. So we’ll have to wait and see. It’s going to be a long discussion, and I’m going to be a part of it. We’re two weeks away.”
Here are three other topics Steinbrenner discussed at Yankees training camp:
“We have the most dominant One of, if not the most dominant teams in baseball,” Steinbrenner said. “Then injuries hit us. For the most part, the team was intact. One of the questions we asked ourselves a few months ago was, Is our starting rotation good enough to beat some teams in the American League? we all agree that we need more Much, that’s why we went to Carlos [Rodón]. Do I think we are good enough to win the title now? The answer is yes. But we have to stay healthy.”
2) The Martian
Domínguez is coming out this spring He hit four homers, showed an advanced approach on home runs, and the center fielder in conversion caught Steinbrenner’s eye. In March, he hit Dominguez’s two-run homer Connor Brogdon, Phillies, call line driver, 94.6 mph explosion “impressive.”
“We invested a lot of money in him, right?” Steinbrenner said, referring to Domínguez’s in the $5.1 million signing bonus. “That was pretty much my entire budget a few years ago. Even then, that’s how much we believed in him. He’s another guy who did really well last year. It’s exciting. I’m not a player development expert; I won’t Sitting here telling you he’s ready or he’s not. But I’d say he’s still a bit behind the other two [at Volpe and Peraza].”