Yankees: 5 Prospects Most Affected by Minor League Season Cancellation
By Adam Weinrib
1. Roansy Contreras
New York Yankees prospect Roansy Contreras doesn’t have options in 2020.
When the 60-man player pool was announced for the 2020 Yankees season, many expected it to be more expansive than ever in terms of top prospect deployment. After all, if someone couldn’t participate in a full campaign, they might as well be in the pool, right?
That’s why it was so surprising that Roansy Contreras, New York’s 19th-ranked prospect and the most advanced of the team’s 20-year-olds, wasn’t included.
Unlike his out-of-control cohorts, Contreras spins and spots his 92-to-95 MPH fastball quite well, walking just 36 in 132.1 at Charleston last season. Though he’s got a propensity for the fly ball, he’s certainly more pro-ready than most of the erratic pitchers around his age.
If the Yankees needed a pitcher in a pinch, it actually seems like Contreras would provide more value than someone like Abreu.
Instead, he’s lost for the 2020 season, and his future remains a mystery.