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BBB Debates: Aaron Judge in the Leadoff spot

With Opening Day just six days away at this point, the Yankees 25-man roster is coming clearer into focus.  What may not be clear, just yet, is the batting order that Aaron Boone will roll out next Thursday when the Yankees take the field against J.A. Happ and the rival Toronto Blue Jays. Today, Boone may have peeled back the curtain a bit into what exactly he might be planning.

In a few minutes, the Yankees will take the field against the Boston Red Sox in one of their final games of the 2018 Spring Training season (TV: YES, ESPN).  You may have noticed already, but Boone is batting 2017 American League MVP Runner-Up and 2017 American League Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge in the leadoff spot today versus Boston left-hander Brian Johnson. Yankees vs. Red Sox today at 1:05pm on @YESNetwork and ESPN pic.twitter.com/oOJIADjqcH — Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) March 23, 2018

Said Yankee manager Aaron Boone on if this would be a recurring theme throughout the season?: “I have thought about it…

Recapping the Yankees' performances in the Futures Game

As the first-half of the seasons comes to a close, All-Star Game festivities are on the horizon in Miami. Yesterday the Futures Game was played between prospects from the United States and around the world. Two Yankee prospects, Domingo Acevedo and Estevan Florial, were selected to play on  the World Team, and both of them played during Sunday’s contest.
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Acevedo was the fourth pitcher used by Team World and did not fare well in his outing. In one inning of work, he allowed four hits, three runs that were all earned, and struck out one batter. He was hit hard by Team USA and his outing was not a solid indication of how well he has pitched in the Yankees’ farm system.

Florial did not start the game, but played a minor role in the World Team’s near comeback over the USA. He played right field and garnered two at-bats in the game. He had one strikeout, but drew a walk and scored in his other plate appearance.

Stay tuned for more All-Star Break news here at the BBB.

Article by: Ryan Thoms