Thursday, June 16, 2016

Weekly Check In: Domingo Acevedo

The New York Yankees are a bit thin on starting pitching depth right now, especially at the upper tiers of their farm system, but one of their best took a step forward this week with a promotion from Low-A Charleston Riverdogs to High-A Tampa with the Tampa Yankees. His name is Domingo Acevedo and he may be the best Yankees pitching prospect to ever come out of the farm during my lifetime when all the dust has settled and that’s saying something.

Acevedo battled lower leg injuries earlier in the season and was placed on the MiLB 7-day DL but has since returned and picked up right where he left off. The Yankees have shown a willingness lately to be very aggressive with their prospects, namely their starting pitching, so it is not out of the realm of possibilities that Acevedo finishes the season in Trenton with a strong push in the Florida State League.

Acevedo comes with Dellin Betances comps and a 103 MPH fastball. What is not to love and what is not to get excited about? Bring on the man we call “Ace” here on the blog. 


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