Aug
08

Austin, Sanchez highlight Baseball America’s Best Minor League Tools

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Yesterday it was the big leaguers, today it’s the minor leaguers. Baseball America published their best tools survey today (subs. req’d), polling managers and other personnel about the game’s best aspiring Major Leaguers. OF Tyler Austin and C Gary Sanchez headline the crop of Yankees farmhands by being named the Best Hitting Prospect and Best Power Prospect in the Low-A South Atlantic League, respectively. The survey was conducted prior to their promotions to High-A Tampa.

Other Yankees prospects getting love include the Double-A Eastern League trio of OF/DH Cody Johnson (Best Power Prospect), OF Abe Almonte (Fastest Baserunner), and RHP Brett Marshall (Best Changeup). OF Mason Williams was dubbed the Best Defensive Outfielder in the Sally League as well. RHP Mark Montgomery got beat out for the High-A Florida State League Best Reliever crown by Futures Gamer RHP Bruce Rondon. For shame.

Categories : Asides, Minors
  • DERP

    Was Dylan Bundy really named best reliever for the Sally League or am I dreaming?

    • Rick in Philly

      You read the line wrong. Cody Hall of Augusta is the Best Reliever. The line directly above is Bundy’s for Best Control.

      • Jimmy James

        I read Bruce Rondon won best reliever in the FSL.

  • Jimmy James

    Montgomery losing out to Rondon is a total crock of shit. Cool to see the other guys get recognition though. Let Monty give ‘em the big screw you while he’s striking out batters in the BX next year.