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AFL Rising Stars game features three Yankees prospects

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 03, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

If you want to catch some of the more intriguing young players in the Yankees system, you can see them tonight on the MLB Network.

The Arizona Fall League doesn’t really have a traditional all-star game, but it does have the Rising Stars game, a showcase of players selected as some of the elite prospects in the Fall League. It’s not necessarily the guys putting up the best numbers, just a collection of players chosen by scouts and farm directors and various Fall League decision makers.

Three Yankees were chosen for the game, which is played tonight at 8:10 p.m. and aired on MLB Network.

David Adams
Who he is: An ankle injury took two years to fully heal, but when it did, Adams returned in a big way this season. He hit .306/.385/.450 with Double-A Trenton, and he’s been a regular No. 3 hitter in Arizona.
Why he matters: Because he could be an offensive-minded second baseman, or a reasonable backup plan at third base, or a valuable trade chip. He was a third-round pick in 2008, and the kid can hit.

Austin Romine
Who he is: At the very least you probably remember Romine from his brief big league call-up in 2011. He had a chance to make the team this spring, but a back injury sidelined him through much of the season. He’s the top upper-level catching prospect in the organization.
Why he matters: Because Jesus Montero is in Seattle, and Romine has a reasonable chance to be at least a big league backup next season. Jury is still out on whether he’ll eventually be an everyday solution.

Mark Montgomery
Relief pitcher
Who he is: The top relief prospect in the organization, Montgomery had 99 strikeouts and 22 walks through 64.1 minor league innings this season. He’s been compared to Dave Robertson.
Why he matters: Because it’s not unreasable to wonder whether he could be in the big league bullpen as early as next season. This guy has seen nothing but overwhelming success in the minors — and in Arizona — and he’s positioned to move quickly.





36 Responses to “AFL Rising Stars game features three Yankees prospects”

  1. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    It’s too bad Heathcott isn’t playing.

  2. mick November 3rd, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    has anyone heard from pat m?

  3. mick November 3rd, 2012 at 7:21 pm

  4. mick November 3rd, 2012 at 7:25 pm

  5. CompassRosy November 3rd, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Edgar and Holly Martinez for NewYork Cares…

    - – - –

    Hi YF ~

    Glad to know you, and others here, are safe, albeit misplaced for a time.

    I’ve been out running errands but, hope to be plopped in front of MLB Network in about 30 minutes :)

  6. mick November 3rd, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    “Deliliah Jones was the mother of twins, two times over and the rest were sins…

    …raised eight boys, only? I turned bad…

    didn’t get the lickin’s that the other ones had…”

  7. mick November 3rd, 2012 at 7:40 pm

  8. Tar November 3rd, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    If Hunter is not in the picture in 2013, Peter Bourjos will be slotted as the starter in centerfield with Vernon Wells in reserve,

    21 million just doesn’t but what it used to. :shock:

  9. NYY fan in NH November 3rd, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Mark Montgomery, future Yankee closer…

  10. tucker November 3rd, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Beautiful night here at the AFL game. Romine batting sixth, Adams eighth.

  11. jacksquat November 3rd, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    No “future closer” jinxes pls.

  12. tucker November 3rd, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Hamilton can fly …

  13. MTU November 3rd, 2012 at 8:32 pm


    You’re at the game.


    Give us your impressions when you get a chance.


  14. yankeefeminista November 3rd, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Tucker, can’t watch it, so any info would be appreciated.

  15. UnKnown November 3rd, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Romine triples

  16. tucker November 3rd, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Romine doesn’t exactly run like Molina, but he got to third. Ball is carrying well.

  17. DaSaint007 November 3rd, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Yankeefeminista, thanks for the kind words last post. Lots of recovery needed.

  18. tucker November 3rd, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Adams would of had a double if the first baseman was not holding the runner. Hit the ball hard …

  19. bruceb November 3rd, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Just got power back an hour or so ago in CT…a day later than Irene. Hope all is well with the regulars, particularly those living in Jersey. Been a struggle without heat, hot water, TV or computer for a week but at least my carpal tunnel has cleared up!

  20. Against All Odds November 3rd, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Glad to hear your power is back on bruce

  21. bruceb November 3rd, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Ty, Odds. Just in time to watch a thrilling finish to the Notre Dame vs. Pitt game. The Irish sure dodged a bullet there.

  22. tucker November 3rd, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Bases loaded for Romine

  23. jacksquat November 3rd, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    The extremely quick signing of going to be 40 Colon with no apparent concern for getting caught using steroids, and getting a raise at that, makes me think Melky might be getting more than a cheap one year deal.

  24. tucker November 3rd, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Romine strikes out on a high fastball w/bases loaded.

  25. austinmac November 3rd, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Bruce, welcome back to civilization, or as close as we come to it.

  26. tucker November 3rd, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    David Adams not exactly Robbie cano on the slow roller up the middle …

  27. bruceb November 3rd, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Seen both the best and worst of civilization over the last week. Some very generous people…and some absolute bar stewards. Just got to find a way to keep Team Greedy crossing the border to steal our gas now!!!

  28. Against All Odds November 3rd, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    bruceb November 3rd, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Ty, Odds. Just in time to watch a thrilling finish to the Notre Dame vs. Pitt game. The Irish sure dodged a bullet t


    You’re welcome buddy.

    Notre Dame has had a great season and that was a great comeback against Pitt

  29. luis November 3rd, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Good evening guys,

    Just got home…. It’s good to hear that most of the community is safe and sound… This will take time to fix… But with a little luck, and some concerted effort, this storm will be a thing of the past.

    Back to baseball… It’s good to have Mo back in the fold… It sure helps to make the picture a little more clear…JAP, latin? Very appropriate words nevertheless… Surprised to see so few QOs, I expected more.

    I think Heathcott deserved a place in the rising stars game.

  30. UnKnown November 3rd, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Romine got plunked. Stays in the game.

  31. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 7th, 2012 at 5:45 pm


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