And just one more thing: Yankees

In addition to doing fine work touring the Grapefruit League, Lisa has been plugging away with the organization previews. Today, she had the Yankees preview. Boy, how things have changed. It used to be that it was a struggle to find anyone to talk about in the main preview. Finding an extra guy? Forget it. But now, there’s plenty to talk about. Lisa chimes in with…

Francisco Cervelli, C: I’m gonna go with catcher Francisco Cervelli, which I am sure will make Jonathan
happy because he also loves this kid (okay, almost kid … he turns 22 March 6
… Happy Birthday Francisco!!!). In most organizations, Cervelli would be the
top catching prospect but the Yankees are loaded in that category with
18-year-old power prospect Jesus Montero and 2007 high-pick draftee Austin
Romine. Cervelli skipped from short-season Staten Island, where he hit .309 in
2006, up to Advanced A Tampa in 2007, batting .279 in 89 games but saw his
season end early after injuring his knee in a home plate collision. He also
threw out 41 percent of opposing baserunners. Yes, 41 percent. He should start
the year at Double-A Trenton and even if he’s not specifically their top
catching prospect, he’s the closest of the trio to the bigs and deserves
mention.

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