March 23, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees outfielder Mason Williams (85) drives in a run in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees Arizona Fall League Update: Hitter Edition


Last night, we took a look at how the New York Yankees pitching prospects who are in the Arizona Fall League. Now we are going to take a look at how the hitters are doing. I will say that you probably have a better chance of knowing who the hitters are at this point in their careers.  There aren’t as many hitters (only two) but they are two guys who could end up in the Bronx in a couple of years. Let’s take a look.

Peter O’Brien: O’Brien was the second round pick for the Yankees out of the University of Miami back in 2012. He caught in college and early on in his pro career, but once he got to high-A Tampa, he added third base to his resume, which is the position he is playing for Scottsdale. O’Brien between Charleston and Tampa had a .291/.350/.544 slash line with 22 home runs and 96 RBI. So far for Scottsdale he’s hitting only .179 but has three home runs and five RBI.

Mason Williams: Williams was drafted out of high school back in 2010 and was put in the fall league to get more experience. Williams was the second ranked prospect coming into 2013 according to MLB.com, but this season wasn’t what he had in mind. Williams did reach AA at the end of the season, something he can build on for 2014. Williams had a .245/.304/.337 slash line this year with only four home runs and 28 RBI. For Scottsdale, he’s hitting .235 with two RBI. Look for Williams in big league camp this spring.

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  • Thomas Katona

    One of the main reasons yanks have to buy or rent players is because they haven’t had a decent minor league prospectto bring up!

    • http://www.acrossmymind.podomatic.com/ Hunter Farman

      You’re absolutely correct. The Yankees are re-evaluating their minor-league system this offseason, and it will likely lead to the firings of Mark Newman and Damon Oppenheimer who are in charge of scouting and development.