Yankees prospects named to Arizona Fall Stars Game
The Yankees will be well represented at this year’s Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game with prospects Justus Sheffield and Thairo Estrada being named to the roster.
On Saturday, November 4, the Arizona Fall League will hold their 12th annual Fall Stars Game to showcase the performances of the top prospects who have been participating in the offseason league. This season, the Yankees will be represented by shortstop Thairo Estrada and starting pitcher Justus Sheffield.
Billy McKinney and Estevan Florial will also have a chance to participate in the game with the final vote, where fans will be able to choose among three prospects for the final roster spot on each team.
Estrada has been absolutely tearing the cover off the ball in his 10 games in the Arizona Fall League. In 41 at-bats, Estrada is slashing .390/.432/.512 with one home run, six RBIs and two doubles. He has surely made his mark on the offensive side of things.
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The shortstop has made only one error in the field throughout this stint, but if that one mishap is taken out of the equation his defense has been solid.
Sheffield, who has also been selected to the Fall Stars squad, is having a pretty incredible stint himself. In four starts, the left-hander is 2-1 with a 2.37 ERA and 21 strikeouts. Throughout his 19 innings of work, Sheffield has only walked two batters as well.
Throughout his 19 innings of work, Sheffield has only walked two batters as well.
These are certainly two top prospects in the Yankees’ system who fans should certainly keep their eye on moving forward.
The Yanks have a profound history of having top prospects light it up and make their mark in the Fall League, including Greg Bird in 2014, Gary Sanchez in 2015 and Gleyber Torres in 2016. forming a very illustrious group of Yankees talent
The trio has formed an illustrious group of some of baseball brightest young talents.
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The game begins at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday and can be watched live on MLB Network or streamed live on MLB.com.