On this week’s episode of From The Back Fields To The Bronx, Ricky Keeler was joined by a special guest, the founder of Pinstriped Prospects, Robert Pimpsner. Robert knows more about the Yankees system than anyone in the industry, so he was the perfect person to look at each affiliate as four series are nearly in the books.
The conversation starts in Somerset where the Patriots have won 8 of the last 9 games. Dermis Garcia was on a 12-game hit streak going into Game 2 of Thursday’s doubleheader so the duo talked about his ceiling in the organization, Glenn Otto‘s 14-strikeout performance this past week, and Michael Beltre winning Player of the Week in the Double-A Northeast.
Then, they turn to Scranton Wilkes-Barre and Robert talks about how their unique roster construction has helped them get off to a 15-6 start as well as the good play of Thomas Milone and Armando Alvarez.
For the two other affiliates, the two hosts look at how adding Josh Smith to the Tampa lineup only makes them better, Beck Way‘s professional debut, and some under-the-radar players in their lineup. Robert was at Hudson Valley’s series in Brooklyn and he told us some players who stood out to him, the play of James Nelson at third base, and when could Ken Waldichuk or Luis Medina see a promotion to Double-A?
In the final segment, Ricky and Robert go over a couple of general topics such as how much of a sample size should fans look at when evaluating a season and what position group has been the best in the organization so far?