Friday, November 28, 2014
THE YANKEE SHORTSTOP THAT CAN'T BE OVERLOOKED
Brendan Kuty of NJ.com has a great piece about a young Yankee shortstop that is definitely the future. Yankee fans should remember this kid.
You know how we love believers here at BYB. Well... we found another and you need to know about him. According to Kuty,
"Jorge Mateo is among the Yankees' top prospects, a 19-year-old shortstop who signed for $250,000 in 2012 out of the Dominican Republic.
Mateo's young, so he doesn't have a ton of experience and he's got plenty of time to realize his potential."
Fangraphs writes: "He’s good defensively but isn’t a the super-smooth Gold Glove type, so he’ll need to continue to hone his instinct and footwork, but the tools are there to be a solid defender...Mateo was one of the best prospects in the (Gulf Coast League) this year, despite missing some time due to injuries. His projectable frame, elite speed, and natural hitting ability suggest that he could become an above average shortstop at the major league level. How he develops physically will help to determine his ultimate ceiling, but he could hit .270 – .280 with 10-15 Hr’s, a good OBP and above average defense."
Give it time and keep your eye on Mateo. He's the future.
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