• Free Kevin Russo?

    Posted by on August 17th, 2009 · Comments (2)

    The Yankees drafted Kevin Russo in the 20th round of the 2006 June Draft out of Baylor University. He’s a local kid from Long Island and he are his minor league stats, to date:

    Year	Age  Tm		Lg	Lev	G   PA	BB SO	 BA   OBP  SLG
    2006	21   Yankees	GULF	Rook	45  181	20 18	.273 .383 .400
    2007	22   Tampa	FLOR	A_adv	109 414	15 66	.281 .311 .369
    2008	23   Trenton	EL	AA	71  298	23 42	.307 .363 .416
    2009	24   Scranton	IL	AAA	68  307	33 39	.328 .405 .415
    

    You never hear much about Russo in terms of being a top Yankees prospect. But, the kid can handle the bat and get on-base. The problem is: He’s 24-years old now and plays second base. So, he has 26-year old Robinson Cano in front of him at the major league level and 22-year old Reegie Corona behind him at Double-A Trenton in the Yankees system. Seeing this, I wonder what the Yankees plans are for Russo – if any? Maybe it’s time to see if there’s a market for him, somewhere, and give a chance to play at the next level? If the Yanks do move him, and he does well, I won’t be shocked.

    Comments on Free Kevin Russo?

    1. Rich
      August 17th, 2009 | 11:17 am

      They need to have him play other positions so he can have more value, and he needs stay healthy.

    2. Raf
      August 17th, 2009 | 11:44 am

      If I were Russo, I wouldn’t worry about Corona. He spent part of 3 seasons @ Trenton. The M’s returned him after taking him in the Rule V draft. At best, he’ll be a utility infielder.

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