Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This man to the right is Alfredo Aceves. He's mexican, and was signed by the Yankees from the Mexican league. And for those reasons we can excuse him for the outfit the girl under his arm is wearing (he was working the pin stripes at least). Soon enough Mr. Aceves will be throwing in the Yankees bullpen. Why? Because he's tooling on every level of the minors.
At a Mexican 25 (translation somewhere between 25 and 40) he's no youngin', so there's no reason to increase development. At single A Tampa in 8 starts he threw 47 innings to the tune of a 2.11 ERA with 37 Ks. At AA Trenton in 7 starts he threw 50 innings to the tune of a 1.8 ERA with 35 Ks. And now in AAA he's entered 4 games (1 start) and has thrown 11 innings to the tune of a 1.64 ERA with 15 Ks. Last night he even had Mr. Cashman in attendance last night watching his performance.
So are you ready for a little extra latin flavor in the pen?