From The Back Fields To The Bronx Ep 6: Promotions Galore In Yankees System

Luis Gil (Photo Credit: Matt Bufano)

On this week’s episode of From The Back Fields To The Bronx, Ricky Keeler, Alex Zeller, and Tampa Tarpons beat writer John Brophy are back to talk about an eventful week in the Yankees organization. First up, the trio talks about the excitement of the new promotions amongst the fan base such as Luis Gil and Matt Krook moving up to Triple-A, Luis Medina, Ken Waldichuk, and Hayden Wesneski up to Double-A, and Chad Bell and Elijah Dunham going to High-A. With all four affiliates playing well, is it the right time for a player to get promoted?

The conversation shifts to the Tarpons as we talk about the features John has done using the StatCast data, Beck Way‘s first few professional starts, Anthony Volpe‘s hot streak at the plate, and their big series with Bradenton this week. In Scranton Wilkes-Barre, you’ll hear about Hoy Park’s success at Triple-A, Estevan Florial starting to find more success, and should fans be concerned about Deivi Garcia‘s slow start?

After talking about Somerset and Oswald Peraza‘s debut at shortstop and a good week for Josh Breaux in Hudson Valley, the guys get into a debate about how the “sticky stuff” problem in MLB could hurt the minor leagues and which players do they feel have big league upsides that are not talked about much in the organization to go off what Luke Voit said this week about Glenn Otto and Trey Amburgey.

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