Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Yankees Fill Out Their Arizona Fall League Roster


On the final day of August the New York Yankees announced some of their Arizona Fall League representatives for the 2016 season and the roster included first baseman Greg Bird, second baseman Gleyber Torres, shortstop who is going to learn outfield Tyler Wade, third baseman Miguel Andujar and RHP Brody Koerner. At the time the Yankees had three additional roster spots filled out as “TBA’s” and we now know who at least two of those TBA’s will be.

New York announced that they will be sending RHP and former 4th overall pick from the Texas Rangers Dillon Tate to Scottsdale to represent the Scottsdale Scorpions along with RHP J.P Feyereisen. That leaves one additional slot to be determined and many have speculated and even gone as far as to say that the spot is being left open for RHP James Kaprielian. The Yankees are hoping that Kaprielian can get his elbow healthy enough to pitch in the league to get some work in and get some innings under his belt this season.

I have to say I am extremely excited to see the addition of Tate and the potential addition of Kaprielian to the squad. Tate has shown some great things including an uptick in velocity again since coming over from Texas to New York in the Carlos Beltran trade and all the work and confidence he can get in and build the better if you ask me. Kaprielian on the other hand rode the hype train all the way to the disabled list this season but getting him back and getting him healthy a la Ian Clarkin in 2015 would be huge for both the Yankees and for Kaprielian. Many thought Kaprielian would be called up at some point this season before the injury so getting him some work in now may push his TBA to the Major Leagues to 2017.


Congratulations to both Tate and Feyereisen and here’s to hoping a similar congratulations is in store for Kaprielian here in a few weeks. Make us proud boys!

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