Monday, February 15, 2016

TGP Top 29 Prospects List - #15 Slade Heathcott

So we're officially half way through Prospects Month and halfway through our Top 30 Yankees Prospects list we do every single year. Up to this point we've seen just two players who have seen time in the Major Leagues and both of them have been pitchers, today that changes. Today we showcase an outfielder on the Yankees 40 man roster that already has a clutch and defining moment or two inside Yankees pinstripes, Mr. Slade Heathcott.

Everyone talks about fellow prospect Ty Hensley and his ability to battle adversity and keep his head up while continuing to not only fight but improve but not enough is said about Heathcott. Heathcott has been on the 40 man roster only to find himself released and without a job before returning to the club. Heathcott has battled serious injury after serious injury and had an even more serious battle with alcoholism before returning to the Yankees and his savior to get back on track. Get back on track he did and in a big way in 2015.

Heathcott returned to the 40 man roster and made his MLB debut all while making a name for himself with a huge three run home run that ultimately won a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Heathcott will likely pass the threshold from prospect to MLB regular this season so enjoy him while you can, you're 15th best Yankees prospect for Prospects Month 2016.

15. Slade Heathcott
16. Abi Avelino
17. Hoy-Jun Park
18. Luis Torrens
19. Cale Coshow
20. Chance Adams
21. Miguel Andujar
22. Jonathan Holder
23. Tyler Wade
24. Nick Rumbelow
25.Jordan Montgomery
26.Trey Amburgey
27. Ben Gamel
28. Austin DeCarr
29. Thairo Estrada
30. James Pazos

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