The guys at River Ave. Blues have a great profile
up of a Yankee farmhand some of you may not have heard of, Juan Miranda.
I saw Miranda play
in Trenton earlier this year when I made the road trip with my brother to catch Phil Hughes make a rehab start, and he hit the cover off the ball that night. I wasn't sure if I just caught him on a good day, if the Cuban defector was actually a 34 year-old playing against 19 year-old kids, or is he was the real deal. The guys at RAB have an interesting angle: Shelley Duncan kills left-handed pitching (.303/.378/.606 with 3 HR and 10 RBI in 33 at bats), Miranda's splits vs. righties were more than impressive in the AFL, (4 HRs, 12 RBIs, and a 1.268 OPS). Maybe the Yanks have a productive platoon in the making?