New York Yankees Editorial: Prospects Show At Futures Game


The New York Yankees had two of their prospects take part in the MLB Futures game Sunday, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. While Judge was on the U.S. Team, Sanchez was the World Team going against his former Double-A teammate. Though Judge and the U.S. team would come out on top in this game with a whopping 10-1 score, how would both guys handle going up against some of the other best prospects in baseball?

Judge admitted to being nervous in his first at-bat, but would then put a run on the board with an RBI single later in the game. He has recently gave credit to Alex Rodriguez for the help received in Spring Training, also helping him reach the Triple-A level rather quickly into the season. “Alex really cares for the younger guys“. With his success carrying into the Triple-A level, Judge might be playing in a major league ballpark again sooner than some think.

As for Gary Sanchez, despite the team losing he would have a double in two at-bats Sunday and felt very confident.

For Sanchez his road to the Majors will probably be much longer than Judge’s with Brian McCann locked up at the position, and John Ryan Murphy now the clear back up catcher. That isn’t holding him back though, with a call-up to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the near future Sanchez can soon join Judge again.

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