On this week’s episode of the From The Back Fields to The Bronx podcast, Ricky Keeler is joined by Tampa Tarpons/FCL beat writer John Brophy and Hudson Valley Renegades beat writer/lead scout Steve Alhona to discuss the latest in the Yankees organization.
The show started by talking about Jasson Dominguez‘s debut in the Yankees organization. Even though he does not have a hit yet, fans should be encouraged. John tells us some of the other players to watch in the team’s first three games.
The conversation shifted to Hudson Valley to talk about Josh Breaux‘s good month of June, Josh Maciejewski‘s best start of the season, and who could move up to High-A with Keegan Curtis no longer in the Somerset bullpen.
Moving down to Tampa, they have not been able to play many games this week due to bad weather and John tells us the impact it can have on player development. We get into Randy Vasquez‘s great June and his ceiling and Anthony Volpe continuing to rise up prospect rankings.
After talking about Somerset and Diego Castillo‘s great month as well as Scranton Wilkes-Barre beginning a series in Worcester after a good offensive showing in Lehigh Valley.
To help us preview the MLB Draft, Ricky and Steve were joined by Nathan Rode, the director of multimedia and scouting for Prep Baseball Report, to talk about the prep class in this year’s MLB Draft and some of the fits for the Yankees with the 20th pick.
The trio wraps up the show by talking about how they could fix the Yankees and whether or not the team should be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline later this month. Their final thoughts consist of the best power bats in the system as well as the extension of the Triple-A season and bringing back playoffs this year to minor league baseball.