The New York Yankees will be promoting prospective outfielder Dustin Fowler from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, according to a Thursday morning report from Josh Norris of Baseball America. While the club is now expected to announce such a move on Thursday afternoon, the Yankees will also be forced to make a corresponding roster move in order to clear the way for the up-and-coming outfielder. As it stands today, Fowler is rated as the Yankees’ No. 8 overall prospect and No. 3 outfield prospect, according to MLB.com’s ranking system. The 22-year-old center fielder has already made 70 appearances at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre thus far into the 2017 regular season. Originally selected by the Yankees in the 18th round of the 2013 MLB Draft, Fowler has yet to make his major league debut while first reaching the Triple-A level earlier this season. After failing to surpass the Single-A threshold through the 2015 campaign, he has since rapidly made his way past both Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Over the course of 297 at-bats from this time around, Fowler is currently hitting .293 with 13 home runs and 43 RBIs to coincide with his .329 on-base percentage. For his minor league career, the young outfielder has compiled a .282 batting average alongside 39 home runs, 251 RBIs and a .315 on-base percentage.
Yankees to promote top-10 prospect Dustin Fowler
Fanrag Sports | Jun 29