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Yankees organizational all-star team

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 22, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Today published its Yankees minor league all-star team. Taking into account only the season stats — not a player’s prospect status or long-term future — the team was built on the players who had the best seasons at each individual position.

Follow the link to read about the individual selections. Here’s the team itself.

C: Jesus Montero
1B: Luke Murton
2B: Corban Joseph
3B: Brandon Laird
SS: Eduardo Nunez
OF: Justin Christian
OF: Melky Mesa
OF: Dan Brewer
DH: Juan Miranda

RSP: Dellin Betances
LSP: Shaeffer Hall
RP: Jonathan Albaladejo

Christian is no longer considered a prospect, but I think he was a pretty solid choice given the options. The Yankees minor league system is fairly thin in the outfield, especially in the upper levels. That helps explain the minor trade to acquire the free-swinging Cody Johnson.

I think my only disagreement with’s list is at right-handed starter, and that’s kind of nit-picking. Betances was outstanding in his  17 starts between Tampa and Trenton, but I might have leaned toward Graham Stoneburner, David Phelps or Ivan Nova. What Betances did was impressive — and it was exactly what the Yankees wanted to see — but if this is strictly about celebrating which pitcher had the best season, I’d go with a starter who threw more than 86 innings.




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