2. Anthony Seigler
We wouldn’t blame you if you forgot all about Anthony Seigler, the 21-year-old catcher the Yankees selected in the first round out of high school back in 2018.
Since that day, we’ve only seen Seigler play 30 games above rookie ball; he batted .175 at Charleston in 2019, then missed the remainder of the year with a patella fracture after already being limited by a series of nicks and bruises.
All it took was reappearing this spring to raise Seigler’s profile a bit from the absolute doldrums, but he’s managed to get into two games in recent days and battled impressively both times. His first appearance of March was an extended at-bat in Clearwater in which he worked a walk; overall, he’s 1-for-2, and will likely get more run with the minor leaguers in the final two weeks.
Seigler is firmly on the trade block right now, considering the Yankees certainly prefer their 2020 first-rounder Austin Wells, an advanced college bat who currently resides behind the plate. They’ve also used catcher Josh Breaux more often, who was selected behind Seigler in the second round in 2018.
The best ability for Seigler is availability, and two strong at-bats have started his spring comeback to relevance.