Two of the New York Yankees’ most promising prospects were names to the MLB All-Star Futures Game.
Two of the brightest young talents in New York’s farm system will be representing the franchise when major league baseball showcases the best of the best during All-Star week in San Diego.
Sanchez, currently residing in Triple-A Scranton, is next in line to be the starting catcher in the Bronx. The 23-year-old is slashing .277/.321/.492 with eight homers and 31 RBIs in 48 games with the RailRiders this year.
Mateo, on the other hand, is ranked as the number 26 overall prospect in all of baseball. In 69 games with Class A Tampa this season, the shortstop’s numbers are relatively down as he is slashing .270/.330/.409 compared to .321/.374/.452 with the team one year ago. However, he is still highly regarded and his 26 stolen bases pop out at you.
Both players have tremendous upside which explains why the MLB feels comfortable showcasing them on a big stage.