Tuesday, February 26, 2019

DUDE to WATCH

Yesterday, after my anti-dehydration therapy session, I had time to put my feet up, shake down some Gentleman Jack, and watch a tape of the Yankee game.

As many of you know, I have had exceptional luck identifying potential Yankee stars, when they were mere babies.

The list includes;

Andujar
German ( okay...a long way from being a star )
David Robertson ( saw him fan the side in his first appearance at Spring Training )
Montgomery
A shortstop last spring whom we may have traded already ( Duque?)

That may be the full extent.  And, likely, you are not impressed.

Yesterday, however, I spotted two at bats from the Gilliam prospect.  Only to learn he is indeed, related to the " Junior" Gilliam of my youth ( and the hated Brooklyn Dodgers ).

He has the look of a ballplayer.  He had two excellent at bats ( single and walk ), of which the walk was the more impressive.  The Toronto pitcher (#74?) had K'd the two previous yankees, making both look lame.  Junior held his own, battled and showed a keen eye.  Sadly, he over-played his hand and was thrown out stealing...by way too much distance. But he has the look of speed.

In any case, write his name in your books.  The Duque says he will be at AA this season.

I put him on the list of prospects we should not trade.

5 comments:

John M said...

You realize, of course, that saying he's a prospect who should not be traded practically insures that he will be traded. For a lugnut who supposedly is going to plug one of the many holes we can expect to see in our roster as the season wears on.

On the bright side of things, Tulo hit a homer. All of the bullpen arms got holds and Holder got a save.

On the not-so-bright side, we were playing Toronto.

13bit said...

In the year 2525, when Hal is no longer alive, when the farm team cannot survive...

ranger_lp said...

Hard to believe that 6 years from now, we'll be subjected to Zager and Evans every...single...day...

Anonymous said...

OH, MY BROTHERS....

I REMEMBER THE POST WHEN MR, DUQUE ADVISED US ABOUT MR. GILLIAM...

I CAN STILL SEE THE WORDS...

I CAN STILL FEEL THE PASSION...

IS THERE ANY DOUBT HOW IN-SYNC, STOUT, AND VISIONARY, MR, DUQUE IS???

HE IS A TREASURE.

HE IS OURS.

LONG LIVE MR. DUQUE.

GILLIAM LIVES....ALPHONSO IS CORRECT!

MR. DUQUE IS VISIONARY.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Interesting, Alphonso. Periodically, I hear good things about Gilliam, then he seems to fade back. He probably has to show some real progress this year.

Funny, he sort of reminds me of Dell Alston, back in the day.