Posted by & filed under !SE PP.

Aaron Judge. Gary Sanchez. Greg Bird. Tyler Wade?With Starlin Castro’s hamstring injury, suffered Monday, Wade is set to join the Yankees on Tuesday as he makes his case as the next member of the Baby Bombers. It’s not yet official but expected.Before Wade, 22, gets the chance to steal headlines in the Big Apple, here are five things you need to know about the promising utility man.1. Wade is not a “bomber”Unlike Judge or Sanchez, Wade won’t steal the hearts of New Yorkers with the long ball. In 71 games this season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Wade has just five homers matching his 2016 total in 133 games at Double-A Trenton.”Don’t worry about the power numbers. Your job is to get on base, Trenton manager Al Pedrique said of Wade last season. You can steal some bases, bunt for base hit, hit the ball where it’s pitched. I know he’s capable of driving the ball to all the fields. I told him: the power will come.”2. Wade makes up for his lack of power in the basesDon’t let Wade’s quiet bat concernyou, Yankees fans. Instead, watch the effective base stealer work after he reaches on a bloop single.His speed helps him more on the offensive side. His bat works better when he stays in the ‘Put the ball in play’ mode, one scout told the New York Post.Wade has 51 stolen bases between Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre over the last two seasons and has only been caught 12 times.In the month of June, Wade is 11-for-12 on stolen base attempts.3. Wade can play just about anywhereWade has started at least one game at six different positions this season (2B, SS, 3B, LF, CF, RF). He sees the most time at shortstop (44 games), but his versatility has drawn comparisons to Chicago Cubs stalwart Ben Zobrist.The Yankees already have Didi Gregorious excelling in the majors and Gleyber Torres as their top prospect, so Wade’s futurelikely won’t be at shortstop. However, there’s always a roster spot for an effective utility man who can move around the field , get on base and swipe bags.4. Wade nearly started the season as the Yankees’ starting SSWith Gregarious’ injury in the World Baseball Cla sic, Wade had a shot to start the season in the bigs. He did just about everything he could, batting .357 during spring training before being sent to Triple-A in favor of Ronald Torreyes.Wade will likely remain behind Torreyes when he gets called up but get opportunities to start against right-handed pitching.5. Wade found out he was drafted on TVWade’s agent didn’t quite fulfill his duties back in 2013.A fourth-round selection by the Yankees, Wade didn’t know he was taken until he heard his name on television.”I heard my name on TV,”said Wade, who was supposed to be alerted by his agent prior to being picked (via “The fourth round comes around and it’s the Yankees pick and I don’t get the cheapest price for cialis 20mil, the cheapest price for cialis 20mil, the cheapest price for cialis 20mil, the cheapest price for cialis 20mil. a phone call, and I’m like, ‘what the heck is going on?’ I hear my name and thinking, ‘am I hearing things? Is this really happening?'”Wade, who hit a staggering .524 as a senior at Murrieta Valley High School in California, celebrated by buying a new Yankees cap.

Comments are closed.