Scouting the Yankees in the Arizona Fall League
Yanks Go Yard takes a look at what scouts and coaches are saying about the New York Yankees players participating in the 2016 Arizona Fall League.
Although the Scottsdale Scorpions have gotten off to a rough start this Arizona Fall League season at 2-4 and last place in the East Division, the New York Yankees players on the roster have turned in strong performances in the early going.
The 2016 AFL season is even more important than normal for the Yankees, with two of their most important young players attempting to return from season long injuries, and three key youngsters acquired at the August 1st trade deadline attempting to make a name for themselves in the organization.
This is often the first chance many prominent scouts get to see some of the big names from other team’s farm systems, so it is always interesting to see what kind of evaluations start kicking around during the AFL season.
Most of the reports I’ve read so far have been encouraging about the Yankees who have been playing down in the Bronx, although there have been a few notable exceptions to that.
Let’s take a look at how each of the Yankees players in the Arizona Fall League have fared during their first week, and what scouts, coaches, and teammates have had to say about their performances.