Friday, April 22, 2016

Weekly Check In: Jorge Mateo

I can’t believe we almost went the entire week without checking in with the Yankees top prospect overall, Mr. Jorge Mateo. Mateo made a name for himself in a big way swiping over 80 bases during the 2015 campaign and garnering much of the attention surrounding him and his pursuit of 100 stolen bases and Billy Hamilton’s minor league record for steals in a single season. An injury and more than a few caught stealing plays kept Mateo from reaching either plateau or milestone but that should not take away from the marvelous season he had in 2015.

Mateo showed up to Yankees camp in 2016 hungry and ready to play and he did just that in a small sample size. Mateo did well but was one of the first cuts in spring camp since he is obviously still a year or two away from the Major Leagues. That’s okay though because that gives us plenty of time to check in with the potential second baseman or shortstop of the future in the Bronx.


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