I don’t understand the Yankees fan buzz on the internet to have New York call up minor league OF Kevin Thompson.
He’ll be 26-years-old this September.
He was in A-ball until he was 23. He was stuck in Double-A until this year.
Sure, he hit .282 lifetime in Single A. But, in AA, he’s batted .278 (in his career) to date. And, as of yesterday, he’s been a .239 hitter (albeit in just of handful of games) in AAA.
Notice, as he moves up the chain, even at the incredibly slow pace that he’s using, his numbers go down. Considering the huge talent gap between Triple-A and big league pitching, there’s every reason to believe that he would be over-matched in The Show – and would be of no more use to the Yankees than, say, Bubba Crosby.
Do the Yankees need two Bubba Crosbys?