Miguel Andujar has exploded onto the scene for the Yankees
The Yankees entered this season with massive expectations due to the young talent on the roster. Ironically, Miguel Andujar didn’t begin the year with the big league club. The way he’s played recently, he may end up being one of the team’s most important young stars of the season.
Andujar has already etched his name in the Yankees record book alongside such luminaries as Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio. Those three are the only players in team history to collect extra base hits in seven consecutive games under the age of 24 per Elias Sports Bureau.
That may seem like a bit of an obscure record, but putting your name in elite company like that is still a terrific accomplishment. The record also doesn’t fully describe what Andujar has meant to the club since his call up. He’s also managed to provide a real presence in the bottom of Aaron Boone’s lineup. Having your eight hitter come up to the Majors and hit .316 is a real plus for the team.
The strangest thing about Andujar is that he’s somehow managed to become one of the rarest things in all of baseball. Seeing a underhyped Yankees prospect is akin to seeing an albino lion walking down Broadway in broad daylight. You have to admit it could possibly occur, but you never thought you’d live long enough to see it.
At any rate, Yankees fans have every right to be very excited about Andujar moving forward. In this piece, we take a look at the three biggest reasons New York fans can be excited about Miguel Andujar’s impact on the team.