Prospect Profile: Justus Sheffield

Prospect Profile: Justus Sheffield

As I have done in the past, I figured it would be a good use of the offseason to examine some of the Yankees top prospects. The youth movement has made the Yankees last couple seasons quite exciting, and there are still some exciting prospects in the Yankees’ system. So, we might as well start at the top and look at Justus Sheffield, a young, hard-throwing southpaw who saw his first taste of Major League ball in September.

Justus Sheffield:
DOB:
May 13, 1996 Hometown: Tullahoma, TN Position: LHP
B/T: L/L Height: 6’0” Weight: 200

Sheffield, a native of Tennessee, passed on his scholarship to Vanderbilt when he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the first round (31st overall pick) of the 2014 draft. He signed quickly and started his professional career. He came to the Yankees in 2016 via the Andrew Miller trade, along with Clint Frazier.

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The Gleyber Torres Era is About to Begin: (UPDATES)

The Gleyber Torres Era is About to Begin: (UPDATES)

The 21-year old, #5 ranked Prospect (according to MLB.com), infield phenom rookie is going to be making his MLB (and Bronx) debut tomorrow, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network.

Gleyber Torres is currently hitting .370/.415/.543 (.959 OPS) with 1 homer, 4 XBH (1 triple), and 11 RBIs, along with a 10-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

UPDATE #1: Along with Torres, the Yankees have brought up RHP David Hale. They have also DFA’ed Jace Peterson (again) and optioned Tyler Wade back to Triple-AAA.

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