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September 11, 2017

Minor League Update

Games of September 8th-10th

by Mark Anderson


Prospect(s) of the Weekend:

Justus Sheffield, LHP and Taylor Widener, RHP, Yankees (Double-A, Trenton): 9 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 10 K.
A playoff no-no is almost always going to get the nod for the top spot in the weekend MLU. Sheffield is the legitimate prospect of the duo, offering mid-rotation potential at the highest level, but Widener is no slouch in his own right. Finally healthy following some issues at the tail end of his collegiate career, Widener was promoted to Double-A for the playoff run, and he’s showing the plus fastball and above-average slider that should make him a useful reliever. [ed. note: it should be mentioned that the no-no was courtesy a very belated scoring change that converted a hit to an error on Dante Bichette, Jr.]

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