New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner attended the annual spring training press briefing wherein he spoke about many roster-related issues.
Spring training is a platform for MLB organizations to put their roster to the test before the commencement of the regular season. The New York Yankees are making the most of the opportunity by testing out their minor-league strength. They called in as many as 69 non-roster invitees for spring training and are giving all of them an equal opportunity to display their skill set.
The three talents who stood out the most were Jasson Dominguez, Anthony Volpe, and Oswald Peraza. While Volpe and Peraza are in the midst of the starting shortstop battle, Jasson is making an excellent case for himself on the offensive front. Meanwhile, the Yankees boss, who attended one of the team’s recent spring training outings, spoke about these prospects’ future with the organization.
Hal Steinbrenner Gives A Classic Reply On Top Prospects Future With The Team
New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner attended the team’s recent game against the Phillies on Wednesday. While spectating the game, he acknowledged that the Yankees have a number of highly rated prospects in their system, including shortstops Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza, as well as outfielder Jasson Dominguez. In a recent interview, he spoke about the future of the team’s top prospects and cited the example of Aaron Judge as a blueprint for success.
Hal Steinbrenner started out by addressing the shortstop battle and said it is living up to its hype, and we are witnessing some fierce action. He even acknowledged Jasson Dominguez for his dominance with the bat. However, speaking on these prospects’ future, Hal said when a prospect is deserving and is showing flashes of his exceptional skill set, he is bound to get a chance in the major league at some time. Steinbrenner pointed to Judge as an example of a player who got promoted to the major league in 2016, right after his rookie year.
Steinbrenner Confident Of Yankees World Series Win Despite Injury Concerns
Meanwhile, the New York Yankees roster remains paralyzed right before the opening day due to relentless injury concerns. The entire defense depth is sitting on the injury list. However, the Yanks owner, Hal Steinbrenner, is least concerned. When asked if the team is capable enough to win the World Series title this year, Hal responded by saying, “absolutely.”
He feels the team needs to stay away from injuries as much as possible and focus on delivering substantial contributions. Well, Hal’s confidence speaks volumes about the camp’s atmosphere, but one cannot just sit back and relax. The front office is undoubtedly nervous as the opening day is closing in, and they do not have a proper starting lineup in place. The team has to work day and night to come up with some solutions.