Yankees: 5 Prospects Most Affected by Minor League Season Cancellation
By Adam Weinrib
3. Anthony Seigler
We’re not sure what Yankees prospect Anthony Seigler is at this point.
Ahh, a non-pitching prospect! Yes, we’re covering exactly one of those. Apparently, the Yankees have promising non-pitchers. Who knew?
Though it’s been long-assumed that Anthony Seigler, the team’s 2018 first-round pick, would have no 2020 season with which to defend himself, the Seigler vs. Austin Wells battle has officially begun.
New York used their 2020 first-rounder on Wells, a bat-first catcher from Arizona, leaving top pitching options like Louisville’s Bobby Miller on the table. Clearly, that reflects that they believe in Wells, and are having second thoughts about Seigler, who could’ve really used a year of development in 2020.
The kid played just 30 games at Charleston in 2019 in what was supposed to be his first full season, and hit a paltry .175, failing to connect on a single home run. He missed the final two months of the season with a patella fracture after a wayward foul tip, and will now see that absence extended by a full year.
His Single-A manager was left impressed with his athletic ability last year, but we didn’t see much of it. Now, Seigler loses both a season and a chance to defend himself.