Five Yankees Prospects Who Can Contribute in September
By Ryan Ratty
Selected by the Yankees in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB Draft, Williams has been a player that has consistently been looked at as one of the bests in the farm system. Despite being in the Yankees’ organization for what seems like forever, Williams is still 24 years old. He’s continuously made improvements, but he’s yet to really turn his potential into gear and become a prospect that is worthy of a call-up.
I’m still holding onto the hope that Williams can be a productive MLB player one day. The speed is there and the fielding skills are some of the best you’ll see from a prospect, but the reality is that Williams has not filled out his frame as much as he can yet. I don’t expect Williams to develop into a home-run hitter, but he’s the type of player that can be a nice slasher. Plus, playing in Yankee Stadium will give him the chance to hit some line-drive home runs.
With the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees as one of the best teams in Triple-A, Williams will be able to get some much-needed experience against some of the best pitchers in the minors. With the Yankees drafting Blake Rutherford, however, the clock for Williams to get to the Bronx may be ticking.
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