One day, a sports journalist will chronicle the history of the 2019 Yankees. One of the pioneers of the book's title is Next man. Unfortunately, the team had to revisit this mentality on Wednesday night, as reported by Mark Feinsand Troy Tulowitzki goes to the list of the wounded. As a result, the team should call potential prospect Thairo Estrada.
The Yankees lost Tulowitzki from an injury to a calf in the final of the series against the Tigers. The shortstop played three innings before being removed from the game. Gleyber Torres went from second base to stopping short, while Tyler Wade starred. After the match, Aaron Boone described the injury as a low quality strainbut that would require time on the set.
Tulowitzki, 34, was hit by .182 / .308 / .545 with a homer at the start of the season. He missed the entire 2018 campaign due to injuries. On the basis of his medical history, a visit to the casualty list never seemed out of reach for a short stop. The Yankees took the risk before signing it to replace Didi Gregorius, already injured.
To replace Tulowitzki in training, the Yankees are turning to Estrada, 23. The field player had a solid training in the spring, hitting .267 / .371 / .433 on 30 at-bats. He missed most of the 2018 season as he was recovering from a gunshot wound suffered earlier in the year.
Estrada ranks 19th among MLB Pipeline team prospects. They believe that he will hold his own goal in stoppage or second base at the major league level, but questions remain as to his bat. Here's an excerpt from their screening report on him:
"Although Estrada controlled the strike zone and made repeated contacts throughout his career, he does not have a lot of offensive potential, he does not give much power with his right-handed shot." and he rarely walks because he puts the ball in play so easily.He has a solid speed but does not show much basic checking ability. "
The Yankees do not necessarily need Estrada. The team would probably be happy if it stays healthy, runs well on the bench and is not automatic. They just need to walk on the water until the major league reinforcements arrive. I hope it is as soon as possible.