The Future Is Here
The Futer of the New York Yankees could well be already donning the famous Pin Stripes as Robinson Cano last year showed why he had the potential to make it in the big leagues and come runners up in the American League Rookie of the Year. Was it a surprise that this Talented Dominican Republic player came into the Majors last year? if u look at his career stats then i propose that it wasnt. Son on Jose Cano who was signed by the Yankees in 1980 but didnt make is debut untill 1989 with the Astors Robbinson has been in the Yankee farm system since 2001 slowly progressing to be one of the best prospects the Yankees have.
In 2001 in short A ball Cano batted .230 in about 40 games, this being his first season a .230 avergae is not bad, then in future years he raised this always improving on his average from batting .276 in single A ball in 2002 to batting .280 in single and double A ball in 2003 and then moving from AA to AAA ball in 2004 finally coming out batting a combined .285 including 29 doubles 10 Triples 13 Home runs and 74 RBI's in 135 games, a very impressive looking stat card if u are trying to catch the attention of the Major League Yankees.
Then in 2005 after a poor start by the Yankees Cano's chance to shine, after Womack was moved from 2nd Base, Cano came in agaisnt Tampa Bay and made it his own, having one of the most impressive seasons of any rookie, only narrowly missing out on the American League Rookie of the year, although through the season he was named American League's co-Player of the Week for the week ending 9/18 after batting .429 (12-for-28) and AL Rookie of the Month for September, batting .381 (40-for-105) . His end of season.335 Road BA was the 3rd hisghest recorde of a rookie since 1969 the other 2 being Suzuki and Bailor, and his .297 BA led the American League rookies, a progression in performance through the year has all Yankee fans watering at the mouth to see what kind of year the Super Star kid will have this comign season.