Friday, May 12, 2017

Continue the Youth Movement, Call up Mike Ford

Newsflash for those who have been living under a rock for the past six-or-seven months, the New York Yankees are in the midst of a rebuild. The Yankees aren’t just rebuilding though and are not content with their fan base watching a subpar team for the next two-or-three seasons though, this team is built to at least compete and win games now while they rebuild which is pretty unique if you ask me. With the youth movement in mind and with the continuation of the youth movement in my intentions I have one suggestion to make to the New York Yankees organization right now, stop playing Chris Carter and Matt Holliday at first base and call up a member of the farm system in Mike Ford.

Ford does not bring the notability of a Gary Sanchez or an Aaron Judge with him to the ballpark every single night but he may bring just as big of a bat with him. Ford is currently with the Double-A affiliate the Trenton Thunder but don’t let his lack of Triple-A experience scare you away from the fact that he is an absolute big bopper with the bat who can hold his own at the first base position. In his first 103 at-bats this season Ford, the Thunder’s cleanup hitter, is hitting .320 with an OPS of .907 and two home runs protecting the likes of Gleyber Torres and others on the team.

Ford has a left-handed swing, like any left-handed swing in the Bronx, that is tailor made for Yankee Stadium and he has an impressive 6’0” and 225-pound build that I could totally see knocking a few over the fence in the Bronx while Greg Bird’s ankle mends. Ford is also a patient hitter that will take his walks which always helps on any team, he has more walks (193) than strikeouts (192) in his minor league career.

Ford isn’t a baby BOMBER but he’s a Yankees prospect that could far exceed the production of Chris Carter right now so make the move, score some more runs and let’s win some more games. Shall we?

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