Friday, October 14, 2016

SNY: Bird, Kaprielian head Yankees' prospects playing important AFL games
The New York Yankees have a large contingent of prospects playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions in this season's Arizona Fall League (AFL), a few of whom the organization will be watching intently.

The league is traditionally meant to provide either an extended look at a prospect or as a means to increase reps missed by players during the regular season.

The Yankees sent eight players to Arizona this season, including Greg Bird and James Kaprielian, whose performance and health will be monitored closely with hopes that each can make an impact with the major league club at varying points in 2017. The other six players' production might not mean as much in the scope of next season for the big league club, but the results could sway future player development decisions.

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