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Yankees’ top prospects star in Arizona Fall League

At the start of Arizona Fall League play, the New York Yankees sent eight of their top prospects to play. Estevan Florial, Justus Sheffield, Albert Abreu, Thairo Estrada, Billy McKinney, Cody Carroll, Kyle Holder and Andrew Schwaab are all honing their skills. The first six are among the organization’s top 25 prospects.

Playing under skipper Jay Bell for the Scottsdale Scorpions, let’s take a look at how those aforementioned prospects are faring.

Florial, outfielder and No. 3 prospect, is batting .242, slugging .323, has a .356 on-base percentage and a .679 OPS.

Sheffield, starting pitcher and No. 4 prospect, in five starts, is 2-2 with a 3.10 ERA, fanning 22 in 20.1 frames, holding opposing batters to a .192 average.

Abreu, starting pitcher and No. 7 prospect, in six starts, is 1-2 with a 2.60 ERA, fanning 23 in 27.2 frames, holding opposing batters to a .219 average.

Estrada, shortstop and No. 17 prospect, is batting .352, slugging .451, has a .395 on-base percentage, .845 OPS and has a home run and nine-RBI.

McKinney, outfielder (also seeing action at first base), is the No. 23 prospect and is batting .300, slugging .450, has a .400 on-base percentage, .850 OPS and has one home run and 20-RBI.

Carroll, relief pitcher and No. 25 prospect has four saves in eight games, 16 K’s in 10.2 frames and is holding opposing batters to a .061 average.

Holder, second baseman, is batting .350, slugging .525, has a .386 on-base percentage, .911 OPS, one home run and six-RBI.

Schwaab, relief pitcher, is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA, fanning six in 9.1 frames, opposing batters are hitting .324 against him.

For a list of the Yankees top 30 prospects, click here.

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