YGY Staten Island Yankees Top 5 Players Of The Week: (8/13-8/19)

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4. SS Jose Javier (.250, 2 HR, 15 RBI’s)

This is Javier’s fifth year in the Yankees’ organization since being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2010. After three years in the Dominican Summer League and one year in the Gulf Coast League, Javier made his way to Staten Island and is finding his form of late.

Over the course of this past week, the shortstop went 6-for-15 at the plate with a home run and three RBI’s. That home run came in Sunday’s 6-3 win over Tri-City when he smacked a 400+ foot home run into left field as part of his two RBI performance. Javier is having his best month of the season, hitting wise, with a .333 average in seven games. He has played mainly shortstop this season, but can also played second base. But, his defense is still a question mark when you take into account that the 21-year-old has eight errors this year (tied for second on the team) with three of those errors coming this month.

As I mentioned in Sunday’s recap, manager Mario Garza mentioned that his coaching staff talk about who will be that player that steps up down the stretch. With his recent success at the plate, that guy just might be Jose Javier.