A few weeks ago we started FanPost Fridays in an effort to put more of a spotlight on our PSA readers and commenters. So far, so good. We have received a number of thoughtful, clever, and well-written responses to the various FanPost prompts that have been featured. Last week’s topic was about what move the Yankees should make to improve in 2017, and we received one submission calling for a Bryce Harper trade. Another FanPost presented three different options, including the idea of signing Pedro Alvarez. Check out the rest of the submissions in the FanPost section.
Now it is time for this week’s prompt:
Who is the most underrated Yankee in team history?
Feel free to interpret “underrated” as you see fit. Maybe the player that you have in mind never received the praise that you think he deserves. It’s possible that your underrated Yankee was on a team with other great players and happened to be overlooked by many, or he might have been in someone else’s shadow. Make sure that you explain why you chose your player, what was great about them, and tell us why you think they are underrated.
As usual, check out our tips for writing a good FanPost. Remember that it is always a good idea to break up block paragraphs. Try to aim for at least 250 words. Don’t forget that FanGraphs, Baseball Reference, or the like can be helpful when trying to make a point. Also, if you have a prompt idea that you would like us to consider using in the future, shoot us an email at pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips linked above, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page.
Make sure you head over to the FanPost section of the website to submit your answers before Friday (February 24th).