New York Yankees Minor League Player of the Week: 4/8-4/19
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Tampa Yankees (5-6)
Batter of the Week: Danny Oh (.391, 0 HR, 3 RBI)
The Tampa Yankees are dead smack in the middle of the Florida State League in terms of team batting average (.239), and OBP (.308), but remain in the bottom third in OPS (.622) and Slugging Percentage (.314).
However, one bright spot in their lineup is 25-year old Danny Oh, who has hit safely in his last six games, three of which were multi-hit performances. He’s seeing the ball relatively well to start the season, hitting .375 v. left-handed pitching and .400 v. right-handed pitching. In 23 at-bats he has struck out just one time and is second on the Tampa Yankees in OPS (.918). If he keeps this production up he’ll be promoted to Charleston in no time.
Honorable Mention: Matt Snyder (.361, 1 HR, 5 RBI), the 25-year old first base prospect drafted by the Yankees in the 10th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft out of the University of Mississippi. Snyder has recorded a hit in nine out of the ten games he’s started. He’ll need to really improve his numbers v. left-handed pitching going forward, as he’s only batting .273 against southpaws compared to his .400 batting average against right-handed pitching.
Pitcher of the Week: Rookie Davis (0-0, 0.82 ERA)
Rookie Davis, 21 is undoubtedly the brightest star on Tampa Yankees. Over two starts, he’s tossed a combined 11 innings of one-run ball while scattering just six hits (three in each start) and 12 strikeouts. In the Tampa Yankees season opener v. Lakeland, Rookie Davis pitched six solid innings and was in line to get a win until their bullpen fell apart, giving up four runs in the eighth inning. In his second start v. Fort Myers, he fanned seven batters in five innings, but the Tampa Yankees weren’t able to secure a win until the 11th inning, giving Davis his second no decision in as many starts. His next start will likely come in one of the teams next three games v. Clearwater.
Honorable Mention: Conor Mullee (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 Saves)
Mulle, 27, is one of the older players in the Florida State League. A New Jersey native, Mullee was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 24th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft out of St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, NJ. In 6.0 innings pitched out of the bullpen this season, Mullee has been dominant, giving up just one hit while recording four strikeouts and walking just two batters. If he keeps up this performance, I doubt he’ll be pitching in the Florida State League much longer.