In the 2016 AFL All-Star game, two New York Yankees’ prospects didn’t have the “all-star” night they presumed.
Throughout the first several weeks of the Arizona Fall League, members of the New York Yankees‘ farm system went on an absolute tear.
In 12 games, top infield prospect Gleyber Torres slashed .300/.451/.575 with a team-leading OPS of 1.026 and three home runs. The shortstop/second baseman also totaled 23 bases in just 40 at-bats.
His teammate and rising prospect Miguel Andujar was right there with him as a .326/.429/.413 slash line earned him a selection with Torres as Yankees’ representatives in this year’s AFL All-Star game.
Unfortunately, their superstar-like regular season didn’t translate into a grade-A showcase during Saturday’s contest.
Playing second and short, Torres went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts while Andujar went 0-for-3 with one strikeout and a walk while playing for the East All-Stars. That’s a combined 0-for-7 with four K’s.
Dillon Tate, another Yankee to be selected, did not make an appearance.
The West defeated the East in crushing fashion (12-4) as second base prospect Willie Calhoun from the Los Angeles Dodgers organization went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI.