The Hawaiian Winter League has started and there are four Yankees on the roster of the Waikiki Beach Boys. They play at Les Murakami Stadium.
For Brackman, it’s his first taste of competition since he finished his Tommy John rehab. He was their first-round pick in 2007. Bleich was a supplemental first round pick in the 2008 draft. Sublett is a 2007 draft pick (seventh round) who was with Single-A Tampa this season but played only 42 games.
Romine is a bright prospect, a high school catcher who went high in the 2007 draft and performed well at Single-A Charleston (.300/.344/.437).
The league runs through Nov. 15. You can follow the Yankees players on the HWL web site, which has stats. Minor League Baseball.com also is keeping the stats.
UPDATE, 9:44 p.m.: Hey, this is cool. Mel, one of our loyal readers is blogging about the HWL. So check that out.
This could be it for the blogging for a new days unless there is some news to report. It’s time for a little break.