Tejeda among Baseball America’s just missesBy
Baseball America wrapped up their league top 20′s earlier this week, and today they posted a list of players that just missed those lists (subs. req’d). Catcher Isaias Tejeda just missed the Rookie Level GCL list, which was topped by Dante Bichette Jr. and Ravel Santana. “His tools have improved and he used a compact swing to bat .331/.404/.568 in 148 at-bats,” said the article. “[Tejeda] doesn’t chase many pitches out of the strike zone and works the gaps as a hitter. Behind the plate he blocks balls well and has good footwork, though his arm is just average.”
Three other Yankees farmhands were mentioned in the article: “Shortstop-turned-righthander Reynaldo Polanco has a promising fastball/curveball combination, outfielder Daniel Lopez has premium speed and second baseman Jose Rosario has a promising set of raw tools as well.” That GCL team was stacked this year, though it was a bit top heavy with position players.