An interesting feature in the Star Ledger on the state of the Yankees farm has this:
KEVIN THOMPSON: After battling injuries the past few seasons, Thompson was healthy this year and emerged as one of the top players in the Double-A Eastern League as the left fielder and leadoff hitter for Trenton. He earned a promotion to Columbus July 2 after hitting .329 with 28 doubles, 12 home runs, 43 RBI, 25 stolen bases and a .432 on-base percentage. He’s still adjusting to Triple A and turns 26 in September, but the Yankees are hoping he can continue to improve in center field and possibly step up next season. Wanting both he and Cabrera to get playing time in center, the organization stuck with him at their top minor-league affiliate. “He pushed himself from a guy who we liked a little bit to a guy who was at the top of most offensive categories in Double A,” Newman said.
“the Yankees are hoping he can continue to improve in center field and possibly step up next season“?
Is it possible that the Yankees have looked at what’s going to be on the market this winter and decided to try and fill CF next year from within?