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Baby Bomber Bonus Recap: A review of the 2015 GCL Yankees 1

The GCL Yankees 1 took in some promising prospect fresh out of the draft, but overall the team did pretty poorly with a 26-32 record and a -9 run differential.

OF Trey Amburgey .333/.404/.430, 12 RBI, 14 SB, 20/12 K/BB, 153 wRC+, 151 PA
Starting the year in rookie-ball and making his way to Staten Island, Amburgey had one of the best seasons out of the Yankees' 2015 draft class. He can make solid contact and move around on the bases, but he'll need to develop some amount of power at the next level.

2B Bryan Cuevas .252/.301/.357, 1 HR, 21 RBI, 11 SB, 28/7 K/BB, 99 wRC+, 156 PA
After the amazing season Cuevas had in 2014, it looked like he was edging his way into the prospect world. Unfortunately, the 21-year-old followed up a .969-OPS year with his worst professional season so far, ensuring that he'll remain anonymous for another year.

SS Wilkerman Garcia .281/.396/.347, 18 RBI, 6 SB, 19/24 K/BB, 131 wRC+, 150 PA
Garcia made his professional debut this year, and after a quick warm up in DSL, he hit well in rookie ball, though he might need some work in the field after making 12 errors at shortstop. The 17-year-old has a long way to go, but it was a very good start to a promising career.

1B Chris Gittens .363/.452/.645, 8 HR. 29 RBI, 33/17, 220 wRC+, 146 PA
In his first full season in the organization, the 21-year-old Gittens destroyed rookie ball to the point where he was moved straight to High-A Tampa to finish out the season. There's a good chance he's the starting first baseman of the Charleston RiverDogs next year.

OF Leonardo Molina .247/.290/.364, 2 HR, 17 RBI, 6 SB, 37/10 K/BB, 96 wRC+, 178 PA
The Yankees have taken a very aggressive approach with Molina, but so far it hasn't exactly worked out. He's only just now turned 18 and he could get pushed to Pulaski next year, essentially putting him on track with a high school draft pick.

C Victor Rey .279/.407/.393, 19 RBI, 37/24 K/BB, 147 wRC+, 151 PA
Making his first appearance in America, Rey was a little too old for rookie ball at the age of 20. He hit well, but the most intriguing part about him was that after primarily playing third base over the last three years, the organization moved him behind the plate and kept him at first base for most of the year. Let's see where they play him in 2016.

3B Donny Sands .309/.405/.364, 26 RBI, 7 SB, 15/24 K/BB, 139 wRC+, 190 PA
At the age of 19, Sands delivered quite the surprise season, showing he could handle the bat in his first taste of pro ball. Perhaps it was thanks to his unorthodox training method where he hit pinto beans with a bat to hone his hand-eye-coordination. Regardless, the Yankees' eighth round pick will be someone to watch next year.

C Jerry Seitz .313/.371/.396, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 3 SB, 17/7 K/BB, 134 wRC+, 105 PA
Seitz adapted well to his first season in America, contributing consistently all year long. As good as he was at making contact, the 20-year-old catcher had only six extra base hits all year.

LHP Andrew Chin 2.92 ERA, 8.03 K/9, 5.47 BB/9, 24.2 IP
After a brief taste of Staten Island last year, Chin spent the entire year in rookie ball, where he struggled with control, but provided overall solid numbers in the bullpen. Then again, at 22, he should be putting up good numbers against teenagers.

RHP Geoff DeGroot 1.23 ERA, 8.0 K, 4.9 BB/9, 14.2 IP
After signing as a non-draft free agent, DeGroot was made a full-time pitcher where he showed some promise throughout the organization.

RHP Icezack Flemming 4.32 ERA, 10.80 K/9, 3.60 BB/9, 25 IP
Despite an amazing name, Icezack didn't exactly live up to his name with a mediocre first taste of professional ball.Spending time with both GCL teams, he was a strikeout machine before eventually receiving an honorary promotion to High-A Tampa.

RHP Chad Martin 2.61 ERA, 6.2 K/9, 3.1 BB/9, 38 IP
Drafted in the 30th round in 2015, Martin had a pretty good start to his professional career, earning a call up to High-A Tampa by the end of the season. He did get three starts during his time in the GCL and he managed to remain effective and go deep into the game, so he might be worth keeping an eye on next year.

LHP Anderson Severino 2.61 ERA, 7 K/9, 7.2 BB/9, 41.1 IP
The 20-year-old other Severino pitched fairly well despite an incredibly bad walk-rate, a feat he might actually deserve credit for.

Some of these players might repeat the rookie level and some will move on, but who are you looking forward to following in 2016?