If I had to pick one prospect to have a break out (defined as being rated a top-50 prospect in all of baseball a year from now) 2015 season, it would be Miguel Andujar.
Andujar was one of the most notable Yankee July 2nd signings in 2011. He spent most of his age 17 and 18 seasons working out at the Yankee facility in Tampa. Some success the second time around with the GCL Yankees (.323/.368/.496 batting line in a small sample) earned him an aggressive promotion to Charleston to start 2014, where he was the 4th youngest player in the South Atlantic League.
At first glance, the numbers don’t look great: .267/.318/.397 with a solid 15.7% strikeout rate. But I think a deeper dive reveals a lot of good news. Here are his splits and park-adjusted rates:
- Park adjusted batting line: .279/.328/.420 (.362 wOBA)
- Vs. LHP: .188/.211/.250 Vs. RHP: .295/.355/.449
- Home: .250/.296/.362 Away: .281/.337/.427
- First Half: .212/.267/.335 19.4 K% Second Half: .319/.367/.456 14.9 K%
Those splits should be music to all of our ears.…