Saturday, July 11, 2015

Weekly Check in: Jorge Mateo

Jorge Mateo has been the talk of the town in recent weeks in regards to prospects in the Yankees farm system. Both Baseball Prospectus and Baseball American released their post-draft Top 50 Prospects List and while Mateo was not quite able to crack the list and join Luis Severino and Aaron Judge the Yankees 20 year old shortstop did get honorable mentions on both lists.

Mateo has eclipsed the 50 stolen base plateau this season for the Charleston Riverdogs and has opened eyes not only at Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America but has also opened the eyes of many Yankees fans. Mateo seems to be the future for not only these top prospects lists but also seems to be the future of the Yankees farm system and the future at the shortstop position.

Mateo’s biggest knock against him has been his bat and he has made tremendous strides this season with it. While he isn’t a .300 hitter, and honestly he may never be, he has shown an ability to get on base, gap power and a baseball IQ beyond his years.

Mateo is the future and we are all witnesses, cheesy I know but it really is the way I feel. 


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