The Tampa Yankees have the best record in the Florida State League, and their center fielder, Melky Mesa, has been rewarded for personal and team success with the FSL Postseason Player of the Year Award, which was announced Tuesday.Also in the minors, Jesus Montero (C), Eduardo Nunez (SS) and Jonathan Albaladejo (RP) were named to the International League Post-Season All-Star team.
Mesa has been slugging for the Yankees all season and sits second in the FSL in home runs (19) and slugging percentage (.475) and third in RBIs (74). The 23-year-old is not all brawn either, as he is fifth in the league with 31 stolen bases and third in triples with nine. Mesa's play has the Yankees on the cusp of clinching the FSL North's second-half title and the postseason berth that goes with it.
The Yankees farm system just gets better and better. Jim Callis said last week that the Yankees system should be in the top 10, and considering they were 22 at the start of the year, that's quite a leap.