Yankees Fans: Most Important Takeaways from 2016 Arizona Fall League
The New York Yankees prospects playing in the 2016 Arizona Fall League finished up their seasons Thursday with the Scottsdale Scorpions final game against the Mesa Solar Sox.
After a 6-6 tie on Thursday, he Scottsdale Scorpions finished the 2016 Arizona Fall League season with a disappointing 13-18-1 record, but there was plenty of good news for Yankees fans down in the desert over the last six weeks. New York sent a whopping nine Baby Bombers to the AFL this year, including some of the biggest names in their minor league system and a few guys who could even have an impact in the Bronx as soon as 2017.
On the position player side, first baseman Greg Bird, shortstop Gleyber Torres, third baseman Miguel Andujar, and middle infielder Tyler Wade all suited up for the Scorpions.
For pitchers, the Yankees initially sent starter James Kaprielian along with relievers Dillon Tate, J.P. Feyereisen, and Brody Koerner. Starter Nestor Cortes, who put up some of the most eye-popping numbers in the farm system in 2016, later joined the squad as an injury replacement.
A number of these guys were coming back from serious injuries, so it isn’t surprising that there were some mixed results from some of these guys, especially on the pitching side of things, but overall things went pretty well. Here’s a look at the most notable storylines from the AFL this year.