The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent cancellation of the 2020 minor league baseball season robbed a number of could-be breakout candidates this year. Right-hander Mitch Spence was potentially one of them but he says he’s preparing to pick up right where he left off.
What the Coronavirus pandemic most assuredly did was stall what were inevitably going to be some breakout seasons by a number of Yankees prospects this year. Some of those breakouts might have been expected and others might have ‘come out of nowhere’. The latter seemed to be the story that was developing for reliever Keegan Curtis with the way he reported to Spring Training camp in 2020.
PinstripesPlus.com ranks the potential curveballs a particular prospect could wind up having at the big league level someday should he get there. His likeliness in getting there weighs heavily on his potential impact too and subsequent ranking, it’s just not a simple ‘who has the better curveball currently’ debate.
To say it’s been a challenge for prospects to keep up their respective games during the Coronavirus pandemic would be a bit of an understatement. However, players in the Yankees system are doing their best to do exactly that, including Glenn Otto. In fact, he says he’s ready to stand out once minor league baseball returns.