It’s been 94 days since Major League Baseball announced the suspension of spring training and the delay of Opening Day. Although no official activities have occurred in quite some time, players throughout the league have continued to keep loose. Let’s check back in and see what some Yankees have been up to.
Whether there is a season or not, Gleyber Torres will be ready. He was taking swings in the cage this past week. Of course, he was rocking his new hairstyle and was smashing baseballs off the tee. If a season does happen, Yankee fans should be excited.
Gleyber Torres, rocking cornrows and a goatee, could not possibly be cooler.— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) June 9, 2020
(via IG/gleyberdavid) pic.twitter.com/lqd01jeBeK
Another Yankee that’s getting ready for a potential season is Luke Voit. He’s been taking some swings and making sure he’s also ready for the season. I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t wait to see a classic Luke Voit hop-step after he crushes a homer.
This past week, Giancarlo Stanton took a look back on the past years of his career as he approached the 10-year anniversary of his first at-bat as a pro. The video consisted of his first hit, as well as his monster 2018 Wild Card homer against the Oakland A’s.
10 years ago tonight I stepped into the MLB for the first time with the Florida Marlins & went by my middle name.— Giancarlo Stanton (@Giancarlo818) June 9, 2020
Since then we’ve both changed our names & location
The journey continues .. pic.twitter.com/lNt2rtiNvJ
The Yankees’ first round draft pick celebrated draft day with his teammate from Arizona, Tyler Casagrande. The catcher was drafted by the Yankees in 2018, but decided to attend college instead. The Yankees kept their eye on him and took him a second time.
The Yankees’ third round draft pick also celebrated his day with his new hat and flag. He is a lefty hitter who played the left field throughout college, but the Yankees feel he could stick in the infield. He hit .339 with five homers and 20 RBI in 17 games before the coronavirus ended his college season this year.
Speaking about prospects, one of the team’a top prospects was at the range this week. I’m not a very good golfer myself, but Deivi has a dccent swing!
Loaisiga had a good chance at making New York’s opening day roster, but because of the coronavirus, we were never able to find out. Here’s a video of him dealing in a bullpen session where he mixed it up between fastballs and changeups.
Jonathan Loáisiga during his training program in Managua this morning— Levi Luna (@leviluna21) June 12, 2020
89 MPH Change Up
96 MPH (max) fastball @MaxWildstein @BryanHoch @BrendanKutyNJ @M_Marakovits @ByJamesWagner pic.twitter.com/iSiN4diYVb
The reliever celebrated his four-year anniversary this week. Cessa had a chance of being a key player for the Yankees in 2020, but that opportunity will have to wait until the season resumes.
That’s all the updates we have for you today. Check back next week to see more of what the Yankees are doing during their free time!