For those of you who love to follow the prospects – and we know you’re out there – you’ll appreciate this info.
The Yankees start Instructional League on Sept. 17. The first workout will be Sept. 18. They will play a six-game schedule:
Sept. 22: Phillies at Yankees, 1 p.m.
Sept. 24: Yankees at Pirates, 1 p.m.
Sept. 26: Rays at Yankees, 1 p.m.
Sept. 29: Yankees at Phillies, 1 p.m.
Oct. 1: Yankees at Pirates, 1 p.m.
Oct. 3: Pirates at Yankees, 10 a.m.
Here’s who was invited:
Pitchers: Manuel Banuelos, Dellin Betances, Jeremy Bleich, Noel Castillo, Wilkins de la Rosa, Christian Garcia, Brett Marshall, D.J. Mitchell, Jhonny Nunez, Mike O’Brien, Dave Phelps, Matt Richardson, Amauri Sanit, Nik Turley, Arodys Vizcaino.
Catchers: Franciso Cervelli, Kyle Higashioka, Jesus Montero, Austin Romine, Chase Weems.
Infielders: Dave Adams, Carmen Angelini, Mitchell Delaney, Corban Joseph, Brandon Laird, Garrison Lassiter, Eduardo Nunez, Jimmy Parades, Damon Sublett, Brad Suttle.
Outfielders: Abraham Almonte, Kelvin DeLeon, Eduardo Sosa, Taylor Grote, Francisco Santana, Chris Smith.
A few notes: Lots of notable 2008 draft picks in this crew. Bleich, Adams, Smith, Lassiter, Marshall, Mitchell, etc. … Sanit is the oldest player on the list. The 29-year-old is a Cuban defector who now resides in Costa Rica.
Speaking of Jeremy Bleich, Brett from the Bronx Block went to see his debut for Staten Island and posted a full report on his blog. There’s even video.