Cervelli rehab progressing

Game 62: Treading water
For a day, Mariano is human while Damon isn't

When Frankie Cervelli broke his wrist in a Spring Training collision with Rays’ Durham Bulls infielder Elliot Johnson, we expected Cervelli to be out of action for up to three months. As that magically 12-week mark is approaching, word is that Cervelli’s rehab is progressing. The AP reported earlier this week that Cervelli is hitting in a cage and started his throwing program. Good news for the Yanks’ 27th ranked pre-draft prospect.

Game 62: Treading water
For a day, Mariano is human while Damon isn't
  • Baseballnation

    Healthy or not, with the success of Montero, and Romie, I think Cervelli standing with the team is a seat warming backup to Posada until the boys are ready, and or a valuable trading chip in a package for something down the line, And with the durth of quality backstops around the league he definitely has some value for a team looking for somebody who can at the very least recieve a good game and hit for decent average…Say .250-.270, which Cervelli does project to do.

  • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

    did anyone catch the Venditte pick? i know he’s a longshot to reach the bigs, but he’ll be fun to follow for the next few years.

    btw, i hate FOX and MLB.

  • matcohen

    Cervelli has great discipline, makes contact and is a solid defensive catcher.

    If he can continue to hit at the rate that he has as he matures, he will be at least an average ML catcher. That is a big if, of course but just because he has not hit for power, that is no reason to say that he is not a top prospect.

    Montero has a much higher ceiling but he has only proven that he can hit low A pitching. He has a ways to go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    LoL, Big Brown failed miserably.

    • mustang

      I think he might have been hurt, but his trainer looks like an ass for talking shit all week and finishing last.

  • Baseballnation

    My bet is Montero can hit more then low a pitching, it just so happens he’s stationed at low a, not his fault obviously. And Cervelli is not a top prospect for the same reason Gardner is not a top prospect. Both are good contact hitters, albeit not great, and neither have very much projectable power, although Gardner is showing much more pop then he has ever before. Cervelli is a great defensive catcher, not just good so that coupled with good contact skills make him a sure bet to be at least a backup somewhere.