In 2021 it was Estevan Florial. Last year it was Anthony Volpe. This year it was Jasson Dominguez. Now, as the postseason beckons, and Dominguez has been promoted to Triple-A Scranton, a new top Yankees prospect has made his way to Double-A Somerset: Spencer Jones.
Jones debuted with the Somerset Patriots on Sunday afternoon, recording a multi-hit game, and scoring a run in his first game at Double-A.
The promotion follows a successful stint with High-A Hudson Valley, where Jones hit .268 with 62 runs scored, 110 hits, 28 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs, 56 RBI, and 35 stolen bases.
Earlier this summer, he also represented the Yankees at the 2023 Future’s Game in Seattle.
Jones is another great, young player whose time to shine in Somerset is finally upon us.
PATRIOTS WIN SERIES
Meanwhile, the Patriots continued their domination of the Hartford Yard Goats at TD Bank Ballpark. Somerset rallied back from a 6-4 deficit to stun Hartford 7-6; it was the third time this week that the Patriots won a game in the late stages.
Eduardo Torrealba played the role of the hero, lining a single down towards third that scored Grant Richardson, tying the game at six. Moments later, the Patriots took the lead on a throwing error by pitcher Juan Mejia, scoring Mickey Gasper to put Somerset in front.
ALL KNOTTED UP💪— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) August 27, 2023
Eduardo Torrealba brings home the game tying run on an RBI single in the 8th! pic.twitter.com/4D2F6LTRnF
For their part, Richardson and Ben Rice both went deep in the contest. For Rice, it was his 12th home run in Double-A. The man remains one of the hottest hitters in the Double-A Eastern League.
Ben Rice is a generational talent.— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) August 27, 2023
His 12th homer in 32 Double-A games and third of the series makes it 3-0 in the 3rd💥 pic.twitter.com/cJGuES8050
The Patriots are off on Monday, but return to action, on the road when they square off with the Portland Sea Dogs, a team that Somerset could wind up facing next month in the divisional round of the Eastern League playoffs. Stay tuned of course. Somerset returns for its final home stand of the 2023 regular season in two weeks when they entertain the Erie Seawolves.