The Yankees released Preston Mattingly yesterday, which makes me angrier than it probably should. I realize that Son of Hitman would have never lived up to the expectations of his last name, but the nostalgic value of having a Mattingly in the organization was great.
Presty Baseball had a decent year in rookie ball in 2006, but that was about it for him. He never again hit above .238 and boasts a .232/.276/.335 career slash line in the minors to go with 25 homers, 165 RBI, 14 triples, 74 doubles and a 520-99 K:BB ratio in 1,846 plate appearances. He wasn’t exactly setting the minors on fire, and never made it above A+ ball. It would have been cool if he had stayed within the organization, but I understand that this was the right move.
Goodnight sweet prince! Good luck wherever you end up.