Monday, October 16, 2017


In the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions are off to a great start and a lot of it has to do with a couple of Yankee prospects. I know... many of you are watching the playoffs, and you should be.  Well, that's why BYB is here... to fill you in on the stuff you might be missing.

Getting the start on opening night was Justus Sheffield, and he looked unhittable. In fact, on October 10th in the first inning, Sheffield struck out the side on 12 pitches. He finished his night going 5 innings giving up just one hit 0 runs allowed with six K's and 0 walks. Read more HERE.

(Reinhold Matay | USA TODAY Sports)
Let's not forget, Justus Sheffield missed the bulk of two months with an oblique injury and was sent to the Arizona Fall League to make up innings. Luckily for us, he began doing so in dominant fashion on Tuesday night.  Sheffield is the Yankees' No. 4 prospect, so it was great to see him get the win last week in that 7-4 game.

Photo: Charleston RiverDogs
On the fielding/hitting side of the game, the Yankees started a trio of players. Thairo Estrada got the start at short, while Estevan Florial manned RF and Billy McKinney handled the DH duties.

Estrada finished the game going 2-4 with an RBI and 2 Ks while Florial went 1-4 with 2 Ks. The big at-bat came as McKinney hit a 3 run home run bomb in the bottom of the 3rd. He finished the game going 1-4 with the 3 RBIs, 1 run scored and 1 K.

At end of the Scorpions Opening night, the Scottsdale Scorpions had Yankee farmhand Cody Carroll come in the 8th inning. He ended up recording a 2 inning save. He gave up 1 hit and a walk while getting 3 Ks.

Photo: Bryan Green. Pinstriped Prospects
Oh yeah, and side note... Dillon Tate who was supposed to be part of the Scorpions again this season, was removed. HIs replacement... Albert Abreu.

Look, over all, there's so much going on in the AFL.  I was excited to bring the info from Opening night, as the world is watching the playoffs.  Once we get through the ALCS and World Series... we'll have more to talk about in the minor leagues.  For now though... just a taste of what you're missing.

--Michael Carnesi
BYB Writer

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