Saturday, January 17, 2009
Yankees third base review
The major league roster is set with Arod at third and either Cody Ransom or Angel Berroa as the utility infielder backup. Mark Texiera can actually play a little third in an emergency also. AAA-Eric Duncan should be back here again. He always show occasional flashes of brilliance offensively but has ultimately never lived up to his potential. Chris Malec or Kevin Russo may also see time here, one should be more of a utility guy in AAA while the other will be in AA im sure. AA-see above. Mitch Hilligoss may also get a promotion up to this level. He is a interesting prospect, he seems to have a good bat. He did have a bad year though in A last year. Brandon Laird and Brad Suttle further down the line may be good third base options but Laird is seeing more and more time at first base. Ultimately the yankees aren't going to be worried about third base for a very long time so most of these guys will probably be on other teams or maybe at the major leagues in a reserve role with the Yanks. I have said this before the yankees seem pretty weak at the positions, they have heavily invested in pitchers and done a good job with that but now they need to work on drafting good quality position prospects.