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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/5/18

ESPN boycott a possibility; Torres struggling a bit defensively; Look back at Judge and Frazier before the ‘13 draft; Seigler’s impressive skill set and fashion sense

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New York Post | Andrew Marchand: As we learned yesterday, ESPN announced it was using its power to move the Yankees game on July 8th against the Blue Jays up from 1pm to 8pm after the Yankees agreed to a doubleheader in Baltimore on July 9th. The Yankees are upset because they wouldn’t have agreed to a doubleheader if that was the case. MLB, the MLBPA, the Yankees, and ESPN are talking to see if they can figure this out, but if something doesn’t change, the Yankees may decline all ESPN requests as a boycott.

Newsday | Erik Boland: Since coming up to the majors, Gleyber Torres has done nothing but impress. He’s easily shown why he was such a high-rated prospect. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t made his mistakes though. A natural shortstop, Torres has struggled a tad bit in the field at second base. He’s made seven errors in his last 21 games, after just one through his first 15. It’s likely just familiarity with the position. The more he plays there, the more comfortable he’ll get.

Cut4 | Chris Landers: Yesterday was the first day of the MLB Draft. This piece is a fun little throwback to 2013 before Aaron Judge and Clint Frazier were Yankees. Both of them took in a pre-Draft tour of Yankee Stadium five years ago. Yesterday, they both started games for the Yankees.

New York Post | Zach Braziller: With the 23rd pick in yesterday’s draft, the Yankees took Anthony Seigler. Seigler is a high school catching prospect from Georgia, but he’s so much more than that. He’s a switch-hitting catcher, but he also has the ability to pitch from both sides. Additionally, he can play in the infield and the outfield. There isn’t much he can’t do. While he’ll probably just focus on catching for the Yankees, his versatility will surely make for some fun fantasy lineups.

Cut4 | Eric Chesterton: In addition to his skills on the baseball field, Seigler also has some impressive off-the-field skills. Mainly, his sense of fashion. Seigler was easily the best dressed prospect at the draft yesterday. I mean, just look at the shoes:

He also looks like Austin Romine a bit, but we’ll forgive that because of the stellar shoes.

Lastly, it looks like Clint Frazier is once again heading back down to the minors: