Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Estevan Florial & Like the Yankees Need ANOTHER Great Outfielder Prospect

The New York Yankees farm system is absolutely stacked, let’s not mince words and let’s not equivocate or down play that fact. Some publications have the Yankees with the best farm system in all of Major League Baseball while others have New York listed no lower than second giving the team a true embarrassment of riches in my opinion. The last thing the team needs, and please see the sarcasm in that statement from the owner of the GREEDY Pinstripes, is another stud outfield prospect but it seems as though they have found one in Estevan Florial.

Florial was signed by the Yankees as an international free agent back on March 19, 2015 out of the Dominican Republic with a $200,000 signing bonus. Florial has enjoyed a great start to his professional career but in 2017 the outfielder is beginning the process of separating himself from the rest of the pack with a strong start to the season. In Florial’s first 52 games with the Single-A Charleston Riverdogs the outfielder has slashed .289/.364/.473 with 13 doubles, three triples and six home runs. All this at just 19-years old.

Florial has pop to all fields, speed to take extra bases with that pop and a patience at the plate that you just don’t see very often in 19-year old prospects. I could go on all day about his offense but his offense is just a slice of the pie, the Yankees are truly in love with his talents because of the defensive side of the baseball. Florial is a center fielder by trade but has played all three outfield positions without making a single error. Not one in 397.1 innings at the time of this writing.

Florial is in Low-A Ball so before we start printing his baseball cards and pre-ordering his jersey’s I know there is a lot of work to be done and a lot of time between now and the time he reaches the Major Leagues but you will have to excuse me if I’m not just a little bit excited right now. 

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