Wednesday, May 23, 2018


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Bad news out of Tampa and something we meant to mention a few days ago. It's being reported top Yankee prospect Estevan Florial will be out for a while after exiting the game last Thursday night with a sore right wrist.   For more on that, we check in with Casey's pal, Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record, who always spreads his little nuggets...

"Highly-touted Yankees outfield prospect Estevan Florial requires hamate surgery on his right hand. It’s an injury that will cost him at least a month and could possibly keep the fleet center fielder sidelined longer. Florial, 20, came out of Thursday’s game at Class A Tampa with soreness in his right wrist... Over his first 36 games at Class A Tampa, Florial has yet to take off. He is slashing .246/.353/.343, with one home run, six doubles, two triples and 10 RBI in 134 at-bats, with five stolen bases. "

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Though Florial has yet to get going this year, I hope this is just a temporary setback. Reports are at least 3 months, and that sounds horrible because the kid's great. After watching him in the Arizona Fall League this past year, I believe this kid has what it takes to be in the Bigs one day very soon. Florial is a true five-tool prospect. He just needs to work on cutting down on strikeouts. 

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Florial should move to the Yankees top-prospect as soon as Gleyber Torres loses his prospect status, and if you've seen anything with him recently in the Bronx, it's going to happen quickly.

Hoping for a speedy recovery for Estevan.  Nice piece Pete Caldera!

--Michael Carnesi
BYB Junior Writer
Twitter: @sevn4evr

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