The Yankees will call up Mason Williams to the big team:
— SWB RailRiders (@swbrailriders) June 11, 2015
You can read my recent post on Mason Williams to get my thought on him. Summary: He's hitting well in 2015, could be really good, and also has a pretty high floor thanks to defense and a low strikeout swing. He's been hitting even better at Triple-A since I wrote that post.
With Jacoby Ellsbury out, Chris Young has been getting a lot of playing time. The results haven't been pretty. Check out these splits:
- Vs. RHP: 77 PA, .149/.171/.284
- Vs. LHP: 52 PA, .327/.407/.673
And Mason Williams in 2015:
- Vs. RHP: .331/.414/.411
- Vs. LHP: .280/.345/.360
This should be a no-brainer, and probably should have been the day after Ellsbury got injured: Mason Williams and Chris Young should be strictly platooned. Combined, the Yankees could have all-star level production simply by preventing each player from facing their weak sides. Chris Young should never see a right-handed pitcher.