Mar
26

Ravel Santana returns to game action following ankle injury

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Via Frankie Piliere and Josh Norris, Ravel Santana played center field in his spring debut today and was moving pretty well. He was scheduled to play three innings in the field. The 19-year-old prospect is coming back from two fractures and torn ligaments in his ankle after catching a spike sliding into second base during a stolen base attempt last August. Needless to say, it was a significant injury.

Santana hit .296/.361/.568 with nine homers and ten steals in 185 plate appearances for the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Yankees last summer, and was named the second best prospect in the circuit by Baseball America after the season. I ranked him as the tenth best prospect in the system last month, though Kevin Goldstein and Baseball America had him sixth and seventh, respectively. Santana is expected to start the season in Extended Spring Training before joining Short Season Staten Island in June.

Categories : Asides, Injuries, Minors

13 Comments»

  1. crawdaddie says:

    KLaw right again!

    • marechal says:

      But he had sources from inside the organization saying Santana would likely miss the season! Real sources!

  2. CS Yankee says:

    Seems like a couple of great (high level talent) options in the low minors in the C, 3B, CF & P positions.

  3. All Praise Be To Mo says:

    Small sample size, but loving the slugging % Do you think he has the long term power projection to play LF/RF since hopefully Mason Williams will be in CF for 10-15 years?

    • Joe says:

      I think he has the power, but he’s kind of lacking in plate discipline (17 BB, 40 K). I think he makes an outfield with Mason Williams depending on who the other LF/RF is.

  4. Jesse says:

    Great news. Nice to hear he’s back out there after that brutal injury.

  5. Colin says:

    I’d love to see this team at some point in the minors:
    C Sanchez
    1B Austin
    2B Gumbs
    3B Bichette
    SS Culver
    LF Heathcott
    CF Williams
    RF Santana

    • CS Yankee says:

      With Campos as the starter & Montgomery as the closer…they could charge $50 for Tickets & auction off a team poster for $200 each night.

  6. Rainbow Connection says:

    Daphne and Chloe are pleased.

  7. Greg says:

    Law will never answer any question about this. The guy knows nothing about the Yankees.

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