Monday, November 24, 2008

Hot Stove Farm Report: Part 1

The turkey's thawing, the pumpkin pie is cooking and family is about to gather for a day of giving thanks for such a bountiful harvest of prospects in the Yankee farm system.

Let's take a look.

Hey, isn't that guy in the lower left corner outfielder Austin Jackson of the Trenton Thunder? Of course it is! He's a keeper after striking out only 113 times in 131 games last season!

And, say, that looks like catcher Jesus Montero in the upper right corner of the photo below! Well Jesus H. Montero, it's him! The slugging catcher belted 17 dingers for the Charleston RiverDogs in the South Atlantic League last summer. Look out!

What do we have here? Why it's the starting five for the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees! From left it's J.B Cox, Kei Igawa, Eric Milton, Mark Melancon, and Sergio Mitre! That's a fivesome, for sure!

You're probably all wondering, "Who's that handsome chap in the middle?" of the photo below. Why it's red hot pitching prospect Dellin Betances! Say hey, Dellin!

Hold on! Could it be? It is! There's Phil Hughes (lower left, front row!)! Phil's going to mow 'em down this year, you can bet on it!

Let's wrap up this edition of the Hot Stove Farm Report with a visit with lefty fireballer Phil Coke (front and center)! Expect big things from the Coke Man this summer. Big things!

That's all for now! Pass the biscuits and save me a drumstick!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This year, we'll have a Cokie, just like National Public Radio.