Tonight, the Arizona League all-star game will be played and the New York Yankees will be heavily represented.
The New York Yankees top prospects look to show the world what they are made of tonight when they make their National debut on MLB Network. Gleyber Torres, Dillon Tate, and Miguel Andujar all received selections to this all-star game and should all have the opportunity to show the baseball universe why the Yankees have the best farm system throughout baseball.
The player that most fans should keep their eye on tonight is the 19-year-old shortstop Gleyber Torres. Torres was acquired in July from the Chicago Cubs in the Aroldis Chapman trade. Since then, Torres has shined in the minor leagues. Due to the Yankees wanting to see more out of their top prospect, they sent him to the Arizona Fall League where he will be an MVP candidate.
So far this fall with the Scottsdale Scorpions, the shortstop has slashed .308/.426/.590 with three home runs. He has certainly been one of the top players in the league so far and should continue his success now after an all-star selection.
The second Yankee prospect that received a selection is the recently acquired flamethrower, Dillon Tate. Tate was acquired by New York on August 1 when the Yankees sent Carlos Beltran to Texas. So far in this year’s Fall League, the right-handed pitcher has 11 strikeouts in 9.1 innings and for the most part, he has fooled hitters with his electric stuff.
Tate also made a great early impression on the organization when he first came over this season. While pitching in 17.1 innings with Charleston, the flamethrower struck out 15 batters and only allowed one dinger.
The final Yankee prospect who will be showcased on Saturday night will be the third baseman Miguel Andujar. Andujar received his selection to the fall showcase due to the fan vote when the baseball world placed their votes for the final two members of the teams and Andujar received one of the spots. So far with Scottsdale, the right-handed hitter is sporting a slash line of .326/.429/.413.
The key tool of Andujar that scouts are high on is the spectacular range of his arm at the hot corner. His defensive skills seemed to be major league ready but he is currently still trying to improve his bat which is currently average among minor league prospects.
Regardless of which side wins tonight, Yankee fans should certainly be the lookout for three of the Bronx’s finest young talent being showcased nationally.