When it comes to baseball, New York City is king. When it comes to baseball prospects, Clint Frazier and Amed Rosario are two of the best.
When sports in the Big Apple is thought about, there’s one game that’s head and shoulders above the rest.
Yes, basketball may be the city’s game. With its underground legends and blacktop sprinkled throughout the five boroughs, basketball is a beloved game in New York City.
While understanding this, if basketball is the city’s game, baseball is the city’s true love.
New York is a baseball town. It always has been and always will be.
This is why when either the New York Yankees and Mets are tearing it up, it feels like the city stops. It’s why the Gary Sanchez movement last summer was so large. It’s why the Mets trip to the 2015 World Series brought so much flavor.
In 2017, while the National League team is coming in loaded and looking for its second Fall Classic trip in three years, both teams are feeling the fruit of hard work in the farm.
The names are plentiful, especially thanks to the mastery of Brian Cashman last summer. Whether it’s Gleyber Torres, Clint Frazier, Jorge Mateo or Justus Sheffield, the Bronx Bombers are loaded. The Mets aren’t looking too shabby either with the likes of Dominic Smith and Amed Rosario waiting in the wings.
The question, however, is, “Who are the top seven in New York?”
An ESNY Video presentation answers it splendidly (above).