Blake Rutherford 2017 Yankee Prospect Number 2

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Blake Rutherford

Position – Outfield
Born – May 2nd 1997
Bats – Left Throws – Right
Height – 6’3” Weight – 195 lbs
Acquired – 18th overall pick of the 2016 Draft
Major League Roster By – 2019 or 2020
Thoughts

He could move to the top of the Yankees prospect rankings by this time next year. He fell to 18 overall in the 2016 draft due to a couple of demands and frankly he was not the hot name. He was old hat from a prospect perspective already due to his immense talent. Many scouts already say Rutherford is the best pure hitter from the 2016 draft.

His instincts in the field only complement his above average but not insane arm. He is solid and does not let many ball gets by him. He always finds a way to be in the right spot at the right time.

At the plate, his eye is beyond tremendous and already has plus power before he bulks up and grows into his body. He is a left-handed hitter with power that should strive hitting to right field in the Bronx. I do not throw this around often but Rutherford has a chance to be a big time superstar at the big league level.

YearAgeTmLgLevGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBBBSOBAOBPSLG
2016192 Teams2 LgsRk33130114164084312013300.3510.4150.57
201619PulaskiAPPYRk25100891334742909240.3820.440.618
201619Yankees WestGULFRk830253610130460.240.3330.4

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