On this week’s episode of From The Back Fields to The Bronx, managing editor Ricky Keeler is joined by Tampa Tarpons beat writer John Brophy to talk about the promotions that were made in the New York Yankees farm system after the July 30 trade deadline.
After discussing the Andrew Heaney trade with the Angels for Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero and who it benefits in the organization, the two of them discuss how the Low-A Tampa Tarpons roster looks different with a lot of the 2021 MLB Draft picks playing on the team such as 1st Round pick Trey Sweeney and 4th Round pick Cooper Bowman. Who is John most excited to cover and we look at a decision to promote Sweeney over Alexander Vargas (currently on FCL).
With the Tarpons getting the draft picks, player such as Austin Wells, Everson Pereira, and Andres Chaparro, and Matt Sauer are up at High-A Hudson Valley. With Josh Breaux now at Double-A Somerset, the two of them discuss the potential split playing time at High-A behind the plate with Wells and Anthony Seigler among other topics.
After discussing the rehab assignments of Clarke Schmidt and Luis Severino, the duo talks about Luis Gil‘s major league debut and John gives an update as to how he thinks Jasson Dominguez is doing in Tampa.