One of the most highly touted prospects in the New York Yankees’ organization, Miguel Andujar, will be joining the squad this month.
The 22-year-old is rated as the No. 6 prospect in the organization by MLB Pipeline and has been on the radar of every Yankees’ fan for quite some time now. Especially when he impressed during his one-day stint with the big boys.
Andujar went 3-for-4 with four RBI’s in his Major League debut on June 28 against the Chicago White Sox, but setting a club record for RBI’s in a Major League debut wasn’t enough to keep him up. He was optioned back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre the next day in order to receive regular playing time.
Since then, he is slashed .321/.366/.510 with the RailRiders including eight home runs in the 49 games remaining in the regular season. In 124 games between Double-A and Triple-A, Andujar posted a .317/.355/.502 slash line with 82 RBI’s.
Andujar split his 2016 season between Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton, batting a combined .273 (140-for-512) with 26 doubles, 12 homers and 83 RBI’s in 130 games, finishing his year second among Yankees’ farmhands in the RBI category.
It’s not overly surprising that the Yankees want his bat during the pennant race but with no spot for him — thanks to Matt Holliday, Todd Frazier and Chase Headley in the picture — his call-up will be delayed until the end of the minor league postseason.
The Triple-A season ends with the championship game on September 19, so expect Andujar to find his way to the Bronx by then — if the RailRiders go all the way for the second consecutive season.