Prospect Watch: Eric Jagielo Looking Good In Rehab Games
Yankees’ third base prospect Eric Jagielo. Mandatory Credit: Ashley Marshall/MiLB.com
Eric Jagielo has been sidelined by an oblique injury that has kept him out about 2 weeks. He recently began taking batting practice at the Tampa Yankees’ facility before returning to action with the GCL Yankees. Since July 2nd, Jagielo has been hitting .333, with a homer, and 2 RBI. He looks just about ready to return to the Tampa Yankees.
Jagielo looks to be a very solid young prospect at this point. He has had very good production with the bat, and has produced more power than expected. If he can stay healthy, and continue his impressive work, then he should be able to move up the ranks of the minors pretty quickly.
Jagielo was the Yankees’ first round pick in 2013 (#26 overall). He had an impressive first year in the minors, hitting .266, with 6 homers and 27 RBI in just 55 games. Jagielo got off to an even better start this year, smacking 10 homers before being sidelined by injury. There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for the Yankees and several of their young prospects, including Jagielo.