Friday, August 12, 2016

Weekly Prospects Check In: Jorge Mateo & Alex Rodriguez


As the New York Yankees say hello to a plethora of prospects over the next couple of months and years the bittersweet reality is they will have to say goodbye to a few as well. It’s simple mathematics. You only have 40 available roster spots and 25 active roster spots and when you want to call up one of your top prospects, Aaron Judge, Tyler Austin or today’s showcase check in Jorge Mateo for example, you have to let a few go in order to accommodate. Today the Yankees say goodbye to Alex Rodriguez as he rides off into the sunset leaving his playing career behind so possibly the Yankees can welcome someone in his place.



So let’s get nostalgic with the past and bring you Alex Rodriguez’s career stats as they stand today:
Year G PA R H 2B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
22 Yrs 2782 12199 2021 3114 547 696 2084 329 1338 2285 .295 .380 .550 .930 140
And let’s bring you something to look forward to with the stats of Jorge Mateo:
YearAgeTmGPARH2BHRRBISBBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
201621Tampa92415559711844292891.257.308.392.700
This is going to be an emotional night for many but maybe none more than me. I love Alex and I mean that. I loved him in Seattle, loved him in Texas, loved him after his interview with Peter gammons admitting steroid use, loved him after he slapped the glove of a Boston Red Sox player, loved him after Biogenesis and loved him even after he opted out of his contract during the World Series. I’m going to miss him and by the end of the day I think you’ll fully realize that.


This is Alex Rodriguez Day here on the blog. Everyone stand up. 

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