The Arizona Fall League is in full swing and two New York Yankee prospects were named to the All-Star roster.
The Yankees No. 2 overall prospect OF Mason Williams and catcher Peter O'Brien represented the Pinstripes for the East squad which lost to the West 9-2 on Saturday at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona.
Williams has been playing center-field for the Scottsdale Scorpions and in 14 games is batting .271 with 3 RBIs, six runs scored and 13 stolen bases. In the game Williams was 2-2 with one of the RBIs for the East team.
Mason is a five-tool player and projected as the possible center-fielder for the New York Yankees in the near future. Williams will be in camp for Spring Training and if he doesn't make the Opening Day roster will start at Triple A Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
O'Brien is a young catching prospect who split time between the Charleston River Dogs in the Southern Atlantic League and the Tampa Yankees. The Miami University product is big at 6'3" 215, but is considered to have excellent defensive skills and batted .291 with 22 home runs. O'Brien didn't fare as well as Williams in the All-Star game going 0-2 with a strikeout.
Representing the New York Yankees in the league are also OF Tyler Austin the No. 3 prospect in the organization and LHP Vidal Nuno who contributed this season on the Major League level and made such a great impression that he will have a chance to win a job in the bullpen come Spring Training.
The Yankees believe as a an organization that some of the young prospects can benefit with some more seasoning in the Fall Leagues. The players can hone their skills with additional at bats or innings like Nuno and Austin who battled injuries this year.
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