(Syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod. Stats are as of Wednesday)
The Yankees entered this season with what appeared to be very good prospect depth in the outfield. At best, 4 of their top 10 organizational prospects were outfielders, with 3 of them showing up in almost every respectable top 5 list. Anticipation and expectations were high for this group based on what they did in 2012, and it was starting to look like the outfield was going to be one spot where the team would have good options for the future if they were planning on committing to a reduced payroll. Almost 2 months into the MiL season, it appears as though the first potholes in this group’s development have been hit.
Mason Williams– .229/.328/.331, .311 wOBA in 184 PA
Tyler Austin– .248/.365/.348, .340 wOBA in 192 PA
Slade Heathcott– .236/.292/.343, .293 wOBA in 155 PA
Ramon Flores– .244/.332/.318, .308 wOBA in 206 PA
That’s as sobering a collection of slash lines as you’ll see from top hitting prospects. …