Position Player of the Week – Mike Yastrzemski, OF (Double-A, Bowie)
.321/.387/.464 (9/28) with 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 4 K
The tools may not be excellent, but his game has been terrific. Find me another player that hustles and grinds more during a game. While we are at it, throw every cliche about grit, hustle and whatnot in the direction of Yaz. It is hard to dislike anything from the Vandy alum, even if the tools are clearly a notch below some of the competition. Also, he’s now at his own age level in terms of competition, so we can start looking into the results more. So far, so good. I wrote about Yaz in the Ten Pack this morning at Baseball Prospectus.
Starting Pitcher of the Week – Dylan Bundy, RHP (High-A, Frederick)
6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K
The line is not excellent, although he did not give up a run and only allowed 5 baserunners to reach. However, Bundy is starting to regain some of his form at Frederick. I wrote a detailed scouting report on Bundy, and nothing has changed. He is still very good and is the best prospect in this organization. Relax, and let the guy work his way back. He is going to be just fine.
Relief Pitcher of the Week – Alexander Santana, RHP (Low-A, Delmarva)
2 G, 4.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K
Santana finally received his promotion to a full-season league and has not disappointed yet. He does not have excellent stuff, but the fastball has some explosion and deception. Hitters seem to always be a tick late on it, although that may not be the case at higher levels. We don’t know yet. Either way, Santana has been brought along slowly but has really been impressive the last two years.