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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL WELCOME TO THE SHOW: TYLER WADE INFIELDER NEW YORK YANKEES

On Tuesday the New York Yankees brought up the latest in what has been an insanely productive conveyor belt of top prospects, tabbing infielder Tyler Wade from Triple-A Scranton as a move to replace the injured Starlin Castro.  With Castro having hurt his hamstring on Monday, Wade will now be looked at as an infield solution that could stick around even when his new teammate return to action given the year-long struggles of third baseman Chase Headley.  In terms of Wade, the former 2013 fourth-round pick has had a very good year so far on the farm where he has put up the following numbers:

.313
5 HR
59 R
25 RBI
24 SB

What quickly stands out about Wade is his average, runs, and steals which are all prerequisites of being a top-of-the-order hitter.  Wade has the advanced skills to be succeed there as well, putting up a very impressive 17.1 K/9 and 10.4 BB/9 rates at Triple-A to show he has a very good eye and ability to put the bat on the ball.  The speed is tremendous here and average and steals will be in the immediate contributions from the 22-year-old.  Like we said, Wade could stick around and make Castro move to third base if Headley keeps on struggling as well so this is not just a short-term add.  Pick up Wade where available as the recent track record of Yankee prospects (Jordan Montgomery, Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge) have been huge difference-makers to say the least.


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