The New York Yankees have Gleyber Torres, who is still considered as part of the team future despite his struggles this year, and rightfully so. However, they do have a couple of exciting names in the position down the farm that could make things very interesting in a year or two.
By now, every Yankees fan who follows the teamâ€™s minor league affiliates is familiarized with Oswald Peraza. The young infielder received some fantastic piece of news on Monday, as the organization promoted him from High-A to Double-A Somerset.
The jump in skill level is considerable given that Double-A is, together with Triple-A, considered the â€˜high minorsâ€™. But the Yankees feel that Peraza has made enough strides offensively to handle it like a pro.
Peraza has been so good in High-A that Baseball America recently included him in its updated list of top 100 prospects in MLB. In 28 games at the category, Peraza hit .306 with 16 stolen bases and five homers. The power is a nice surprise, as he was always viewed as a glove-first infielder.
Perazaâ€™s overall line in High-A, the one that has the Yankees dreaming, was .306/.386/.532, with 20 runs, 34 hits, 10 doubles, five dingers, 16 RBI, 16 steals, 12 walks y 24 strikeouts.
Anthony Volpe is also impressing in the Yankees farm
Another top name making a huge impression in 2021 is Anthony Volpe. A former first-round pick by the Yankees, the shortstop is finally justifying such a high selection with excellent play in Low-A.
Volpe was selected in MLBâ€™s Prospect Team of the Week as the shortstop, after hitting .435/.519/1.000 in six games.
Volpe scored six runs last week, with two doubles, a triple, and three home runs. He also stole three bags.
Overall, he is hitting .278/.400/.539 with a 24/23 K/BB ratio through 27 games. He is still very, very far from making an impact in the Major Leagues, but it’s nice to see progress.