Marcus Zappia is a contributor to Pinstripe Alley, writing about the prospects and minor league affiliates of the Yankees. He is a veteran middle school teacher who has been following prospects closely since his senior year of high school, when the Yankees drafted a skinny kid from Kalamazoo, Michigan in the first round.
The organization can look back fondly on this season, as the writer does in a farewell.
The minor league season is drawing to a close, and it’s time to hand out some awards.
Hudson Valley advanced to the championship round, Somerset finished off a dominant regular season, and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre closed out their home schedule.
Somerset and Hudson Valley are giving players the chance to perform under pressure while the organization is watching.
Tampa and Hudson Valley wrapped up their schedules, while Somerset nears a playoff match-up with a Mets affiliate.
These six players may not see their names on prospect lists, but their performances this season should push them into the conversation.
With top prospects drawing the attention in the majors, it was a good week for more unheralded players in the minors.
As the Yankees’ minor league season enters its last month, there are several interesting stories to follow.