23-year old first-base prospect Mike Ford was named the Florida State League Player of Week on Monday for the period of August 3rd through the 9th. Ford became the second first-base prospect in the Yankees farm system to earn a player of the week award this week along with Gregory Bird of the Scranton RailRiders.
Ford, a native of Belle Mead, New Jersey batted .389 this week (7-for-28) with two home runs, three doubles, and six RBI. He also recorded an impressive .560 OBP and an .889 slugging percentage.
On the year, Ford is slashing .258/.340/.346 with a .686 OPS. He has 21-extra base hits, including 19 doubles and two triples along with three home runs and 45 RBI.
Ford, currently in his third year of professional baseball, signed with the Yankees in 2013 as a non-drafted free agent. He’s spent time with the Staten Island Yankees, Charleston RiverDogs and now the Tampa Yankees.
If Mike Ford can continue to impress, he might just find himself promoted to the Trenton Thunder, who play in his native New Jersey.
Keep an eye out for this kid Yankees fans!
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