Take a look at the seventh of an eight part series covering the New York Yankees September call-ups and off-season outlook.
Today’s topic covers the minor league free agents that have performed well enough for the Yankees that they could find themselves in the bigs or re-signed next season.
Cesar Puello: Puello has been incredible for the RailRiders this season. In 71 games, Puello has hit .275/.406/.407 with five home runs, 12 doubles, and 26 RBI’s in 71 games this season. He provides an important extra layer of depth for the Yankees organization in Triple A should an injury occur, or if one of the many talented outfield prospects are called up.
Donovan Solano: If Solano was better defensively, he would be on the 25 man roster right now. Donovan has flat out raked in Scranton this season. He is hitting .308/.337/.411 with six home runs, two triples, 27 doubles and 61 RBI’s. The Yankees don’t have much depth at third base so re-signing Solano needs to be a priority. If he re-signs with the Yankees, he will compete with Ronald Torreyes for the Major League utility role in spring training.
Chris Parmelee: Re-signing Parmelee isn’t as much of a priority as Solano or Puello but is a move that should still happen. First base is another position that the Yankees do not have a great amount of organizational depth. Look for Parmelee to re-sign and get an invite to big league camp.