Minor league update part 2: Trenton Thunder
Trenton Thunder: 19-16 (3rd in Eastern League Eastern Division Standings, 4.0 games back)
Overall: Although the Trenton Thunder lack the Yankees top talent in the farm system, they have a solid team. Still, this Thunder team is comprised of Tyler Austin (#30 in our rankings), Cale Coshow (#27), Dustin Fowler (#7), Jonathan Holder (#22) and Tyler Wade (#14). They’re also getting contributions from others which has propelled them to their solid current standing.
Jose Rosario: Jose Rosario has been a hitting machine in the minors this year. He’s hitting .309 in 16 games Trenton and he also hit .294 in 4 games in Scranton. For a guy who has been hitting towards the bottom of the order, he’s been a pleasant surprise for the team.
Tyler Wade: Before the season, one scout said with full confidence that Tyler Wade would become a serviceable middle infielder at the major league level. After hitting just .204 in 29 games in Trenton in 2015, Wade has seemed to make adjustments and now posts a slash line of .272/.364/.376. We’d like to see him improve his gap to gap power, but the left-handed hitting middle infielder does a little bit of everything, and he’s a solid prospect.
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Ronald Herrera: After being traded for Jose Pirela this offseason, Ronald Herrera and Jonathan Holder combined for a no-hitter on April 26 of this season. Herrera tossed 8 innings and Holder would finish the job in the 9th. In 6 starts with the Double-A squad, Herrera has a 2.11 ERA with 37 strikeouts in 38.1 innings. In trading a major league talent in Jose Pirela for this prospect, I’m assuming the Yankees have reasonably high expectations for this 21 year-old to make it to the big leagues at some point.
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Jordan Montgomery: Jordan Montgomery is another starter who is having success in Double-A. The University of South Carolina product posted a very nice 2015 season and is piecing together another such season this year with a 2.61 ERA through 6 starts. He was an honorable mention on our top prospect list, and with a good first half, he might break the top 30 in our midseason rankings.
Article by: Chad Raines
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