New York Yankees Editorial: Cole Figueroa’s Success In Scranton


Cole Figueroa, second basemen for the New York Yankees minor league affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, started off the season resembling how the Yankees second base situation was in the Bronx. Though turning a season around isn’t unheard of in the minors, for the 27 year old to make this big of a turn around as quickly as he has was something special.

He started off the season with a .184 batting average. Almost a month later and he is now at .271, and his slugging percentage went from .204 to .361. To get there, since May 12 he has batted .421, coming with six doubles, two homers, four walks, and just four strikeouts. Not only is he still on this ride, he doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon.

Figueroa’s recent outbreak has helped the RailRiders get to second place in the International League North, and just 1.5 games behind. As he and Rob Refsnyder have both turned the page on their slow starts, this is giving the Yankees something to look forward to for their Minor League team.

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