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Birth Date6-23-1995
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age22 years, 4 months, 30 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 DYN Rk 14 69 .301 .239 .330 .318 .254 .295 102 3.3 2.1 0.5 -0.2 0.7 6.6 0.6 6.6 0.6
2014 YAN Rk 15 65 .264 .257 .340 .470 .270 .390 101 0.3 2.4 0.6 0.0 0.8 4.7 0.7 4.7 0.7
2015 CSC A 96 409 .277 .255 .317 .369 .261 .338 93 7.1 11.2 3.1 -1.0 4.1 25.5 2.6 25.5 2.6
2015 TAM A+ 21 91 .313 .245 .311 .347 .254 .409 97 4.9 2.5 1 -0.1 2.3 10.6 1.1 10.6 1.1
2016 TAM A+ 113 507 .244 .253 .322 .369 .253 .312 103 -8.6 14.5 2.7 -5.7 3.2 11.8 0.6 11.8 0.6
2016 TOR Wnt 20 46 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .219 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 TAM A+ 69 297 .251 .245 .311 .357 .251 .321 98 -2.6 8.2 2.2 2.3 7.6 15.3 1.9 15.3 1.9
2017 MID AA 30 147 .301 .259 .319 .385 .260 .356 108 6.1 4.0 1.8 1.1 2.2 14.2 1.7 14.2 1.7
2017 TRN AA 30 140 .332 .266 .337 .412 .274 .372 95 10.3 3.8 1 0.8 1.6 16.8 1.9 16.8 1.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 DYN Rk 69 15 14 2 1 1 8 12 11 4 1 .255 .382 .382 .127 .301 6.6 -0.2 0.6
2014 YAN Rk 65 14 16 5 1 0 1 7 17 11 1 .276 .354 .397 .121 .264 4.7 0.0 0.7
2015 CSC A 409 51 98 18 8 2 33 36 80 71 15 .268 .338 .378 .110 .277 25.5 -1.0 2.6
2015 TAM A+ 91 15 27 5 3 0 7 7 18 11 2 .321 .374 .452 .131 .313 10.6 -0.1 1.1
2016 TOR Wnt 46 8 7 1 1 0 2 3 10 5 1 .167 .239 .238 .071 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 TAM A+ 507 65 118 16 9 8 47 33 108 36 15 .254 .306 .379 .125 .244 11.8 -5.7 0.6
2017 MID AA 147 25 40 5 7 4 20 9 33 13 3 .292 .333 .518 .226 .301 14.2 1.1 1.7
2017 TRN AA 140 26 36 9 3 4 26 15 32 11 7 .300 .381 .525 .225 .332 16.8 0.8 1.9
2017 TAM A+ 297 39 66 16 8 4 11 16 79 28 3 .240 .288 .400 .160 .251 15.3 2.3 1.9

Plate Discipline

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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Compensation

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0 y 0 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by NY Yankees 8/13/16. Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/17. Acquired by Oakland in trade from NY Yankees 7/31/17.
  • Signed by NY Yankees 1/28/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $0.225M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Jorge Mateo is referenced in the following articles.

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 93: The Offseason Is The EnemyCraig Goldstein2017-09-18
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BP En Espanol: Una OportunidadJarrett Seidler2017-09-15
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 1st -4thMark Anderson2017-09-05
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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 92: Craig ConcepcionCraig Goldstein2017-08-04
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 92: Craig ConcepcionGeorge Bissell2017-08-04
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 92: Craig ConcepcionBen Carsley2017-08-04
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 92: Craig ConcepcionBret Sayre2017-08-04
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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 144: Trade Deadline SmorgasbordMike Gianella2017-08-03
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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 144: Trade Deadline SmorgasbordBret Sayre2017-08-03
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Transaction Analysis: Sonny in New York: Yankees Go GrayJarrett Seidler2017-08-01
Transaction Analysis: Sonny in New York: Yankees Go GraySteve Givarz2017-08-01
Transaction Analysis: Sonny in New York: Yankees Go GrayStacey Gotsulias2017-08-01
Transaction Analysis: Sonny in New York: Yankees Go GrayJavier Barragan2017-08-01
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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 91: Game of ProspectsBen Carsley2017-07-14
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 91: Game of ProspectsBret Sayre2017-07-14
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 91: Game of ProspectsCraig Goldstein2017-07-14
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 91: Game of ProspectsGeorge Bissell2017-07-14
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This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Eastern League All-Star GameErich Rothmann2017-07-14
Dynasty Prospect Rankings: The 2017 Midseason Top 50Bret Sayre2017-07-12
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 22, 2017BP Prospect Staff2017-05-22
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Looking Back on Tomorrow: New York YankeesJarrett Seidler2017-03-23
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 83: Real-Time TINO OddsBen Carsley2017-03-10
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 83: Real-Time TINO OddsGeorge Bissell2017-03-10
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 83: Real-Time TINO OddsBret Sayre2017-03-10
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4BP Fantasy Staff2017-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Who We're Excited AboutBP Prospect Staff2017-02-27
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 82: Top 101 Dynasty Prospects ListBret Sayre2017-02-24
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 82: Top 101 Dynasty Prospects ListGeorge Bissell2017-02-24
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 82: Top 101 Dynasty Prospects ListCraig Goldstein2017-02-24
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 82: Top 101 Dynasty Prospects ListBen Carsley2017-02-24
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Dynasty League ProspectsBen Carsley2017-02-23
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Dynasty League ProspectsBret Sayre2017-02-23
Liner Notes: NRI Watch: American LeagueBryan Grosnick2017-02-17
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017BP Prospect Staff2017-02-13
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017Jeffrey Paternostro2017-02-13
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2017-02-13
Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 ShortstopsBret Sayre2017-02-09
Get to Know: Shortstop ProspectsBen Carsley2017-02-08
State of the Position: ShortstopGeorge Bissell2017-02-07
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-11-28
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-11-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 7thWilson Karaman2016-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: AFL Preview: Scottsdale ScorpionsSteve Givarz2016-10-10
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Who We're Excited To See In The AFLBP Prospect Staff2016-09-19
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This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 29, 2016BP Prospect Staff2016-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 19-21Christopher Crawford2016-08-22
Dynasty Prospect Rankings: The Midseason Top 50 UpdateBret Sayre2016-07-08
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BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsCraig Goldstein2016-07-07
BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-07-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: World TeamJ.P. Breen2016-07-06
2016 Futures Game Preview: The World RosterBP Prospect Staff2016-06-29
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This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: FSL All-StarsThomas Desmidt2016-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessJorge Mateo: Five Games Watching The Fastest KidJessica Quiroli2016-06-02
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TDGX Transactions: Embracing DarknessGeorge Bissell2016-05-04
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TDGX Transactions: Oh the Places You'll CanoGeorge Bissell2016-04-28
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2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderBrendan Gawlowski2016-04-04
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2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderChristopher Crawford2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderBP Prospect Staff2016-04-04
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Dynasty Dynamics: A Different Dynasty Top 101Ben Carsley2016-03-23
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 65: Daddy Long LegsBret Sayre2016-03-04
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 65: Daddy Long LegsGeorge Bissell2016-03-04
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 65: Daddy Long LegsCraig Goldstein2016-03-04
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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4Bret Sayre2016-02-11
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2016 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-12-22
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Jorge Mateo after his season of two halves?
(Behemoth from Scotland)
Kate Morrison said he still looked pretty much like Jorge Mateo in her late season look and that jibes with what I have heard generally. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-07 20:00:00 (link to chat)Within the context of a deep dynasty, if you were going to load up on prospects with an ETA of late 2018/2019/early 2020 for a single position (CI, MI included), which position would you choose and why? Who would some of the standout names be for you?
(Punchoutpappy from First In Flight)
I'd load up on shortstops because a lot of non-shortstops in the majors started out as shortstops. Plus, the current crop is deep: Gleyber Torres, Kevin Maitan, Delvin Perez, Brandan Rodgers, Willy Adames, Bo Bichette, Jorge Mateo, Nick Gordon, Isan Diaz... (Scooter Hotz)
2017-05-15 17:00:00 (link to chat)I've been enamored by Jorge Mateo's potential fantasy impact due to his speed. But last year he didn't progress much and he's had an up and down start to this year as well. Should I still be hopeful, or time to move on?
(Taylor from Brookings)
I'd hang on to him. Still hasn't turned 22, still has loads of potential. (Mike Gianella)
2017-03-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)In the upcoming season for you when you are going to games who are you most excited to see in the Eastern & Sally Leagues?
(Leonard from None of Your Business)
Just my *home* teams project to have Gleyber Torres, Justus Sheffield, Mickey Moniak, probably Sixto Sanchez and/or Adonis Medina, maybe Jhailyn Ortiz or Kevin Gowdy, Jorge Mateo and James Kapielian within a month or two, and some other interesting arms. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any Yankee prospects strike you as being more overrated than others? Judge maybe?
(Preston from IO)
He's probably the biggest straight bust risk? So maybe. Jorge Mateo is one of the guys I'd probably have lower if I made the list today, but not significantly so. I wonder if there isn't a bit too much helium around Karelian before he actually shows this stuff for a full year (or pitches for a full year period). (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Jorge Mateo play CF? Do you think his bat plays there?
(Carrie from Edgemont, NJ)
Guys with elite speed can almost all figure out CF. The second question is the million-dollar one. I think it can. Hell, Billy Hamilton's bat plays there. (Matthew Trueblood)
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas for Gleyber Torress, Jorge Mateo, Aaron Judge and Greg Bird. Who says no?
(Jeffrey from KC)
Me, so I don't have to rewrite more stuff for the Futures Guide. Also, the Yankees. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Favorite breakout prospect for 2017? What about someone who you think will suffer a drop in status?
(Francisco from Maryland)
Breakouts I'll be watching for: Anderson Tejeda, Dustin May, Joey Wentz, Riley Pint
Guys I could see falling: Jorge Mateo, Adonis Medina, Anderson Espinoza, Jahmai Jones (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Aneury Tavares. Any chance he gets taken in the Rule 5 draft and has a shot to stick? Do you think you'll get to see Brendan Rodgers in AA next season? Who are you most looking forward to seeing in the league?
(AJ from Ottawa)
I think I saw him approximately four or five times this year and I still had to just look it up to make sure I was thinking of the right short dude with the odd-looking swing. That probably says it all, honestly. I don't expect him to taken, but stranger things have happened.

I sure hope Rodgers makes Double-A, but I mean, my home park of Trenton alone rates to have Gleyber Torres, James Kaprelian, Jorge Mateo, and perhaps Albert Abreu. The EL is gonna be loaded next year. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)What's your feel on Willy Adames? I'm higher on him than ______, but I believe _____ will be better than him. Anything in particular stand out about Adames?
(PunchoutPappy from First in Flight)
Feels weirdly under the radar since the initial burst of hype within a few months of the Price trade. He's a very good prospect who keeps climbing up the system without making a lot of noise one way or the other. Think he's moved past, say, Jorge Mateo, and is in the next tier down globally from the hypothetical Rodgers/Torres group we were talking about earlier. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Feels like a lot of these Yankee prospects are being overhyped. Aaron Judge I dont think will ever be much better than the average regular. And I really dont understand why Jorge Mateo is ranked so high. I get it, hes fast but that's really it
(Reese from GA)
Not speaking specifically to either player when I say this, but remember two things:
1. Players from teams like the Yankees will always have very hyped prospects, moreso than the aggregate. In the internet age, remember how much name-recognition can drive public opinion on players. That's why it is so important to have prospect watchers actually get out to games and evaluate these guys live like we do our best to provide our readers here at Baseball Prospectus.

2. Remember how much any shortstop prospect's value is also inflated. Simply by playing shortstop or catcher--let alone playing those positions in the minor league system of a large-market team--a guy is going to get talked about with an above-average level of buzz. (Adam McInturff)
2016-07-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jessica, thanks for the chat! What's you're opinion about Jorge Mateo? When should we expect to see him in the Bronx and what position will he be playing??
(Bobby from NYC)
Mateo has so much potential it's sick. Recent off-field issues bring up other questions, though. I've covered him for two years, and he's only gotten more disciplined as a short stop, less flourishes and more accuracy in making plays. At the plate, he's looking for his pitch a lot more. And man is he fun to watch on the bases. You just wait for him to do something sneaky and get away with it. But back to the attitude issue, he has to get clean that up and learn from it. (Jessica Quiroli)
2016-06-20 16:00:00 (link to chat)Steve, any thoughts about when we will see Jorge Mateo in the Bronx?? Will he be playing second base?? Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
(Bob from NYC)
Right before his first game at 2B in his career, Yankees GM Brian Cashman talked about increasing his versatility so that he could be more valuable.

You can't move Didi Gregorius off SS, he is too valuable defensively. Mateo would be fine at 2B if needed. I wouldn't be shocked if he started seeing time in the OF soon. (Steve Givarz)
2016-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good is Jorge Mateo?
(Larry from NC)
Really good. Man. Shortstop. So hot right now. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-04-19 12:00:00 (link to chat)Which of the following prospects will be in the majors by the start of 2017? (Bradley Zimmer, Andrew Benintendi, Francis Martes, Ramiel Tapia, Ian Happ, Jorge Mateo)
(Taylor from Brookings)
Tapia, Zimmer. Maybe Martes, depending on team need. (Adam McInturff)
2016-04-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any prospects with the potential to swipe 100 bags in a season?
(Okie from Muskogee)
Maybe Jorge Mateo. That's the only legit one that comes to mind. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's in the Yankees future? Any hope, or too old?
(Glen from Alexandria, VA)
I think the Yankees actually are going to move to something we haven't seen in years now that 'da Cash-man' is more firmly holding the reins. For one, we've seen them invest way more in their scouting and player development. Secondly, we're seeing the club value pitching and defense from team-controlled players than I can remember in recent years.

After seeing Boston and the Cubs have success as major-market clubs who still utilized resources into scouting and homegrown players, I do think the Yankees will ultimately follow suit. Jorge Mateo, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, James Kaprelian and others give them a stronger and more potentially-impactful core of prospects than they've had before.

It might not be totally evident this year, specifically, but I think by 2020 we're going to see a Yankees team that will be a far cry from the 'buy 'em all' clubs we've seen in the past. (Adam McInturff)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Strictly in your opinion, can you rate these SS on their potential upside, and are there sizable gaps anywhere in the rankings? Jorge Mateo, Javier Guerra, Gleybar Torres, Adrian Rondon, Gilbert Lara (3B bound) and Franklin Barreto. Thanks
(Flanders from Springfield)
Torres, Barreto, Mateo, Lara, Guerra, and Rondon. I think there's a gap between Torres/Barreto and the rest of those guys. (Mike Gianella)
2015-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Wilson. Are there any Low Minor players whose name is not yet widely recognized and you are looking to keep an eye on as the season concludes to possibly jump on for a name breakout next year?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Leaving out the '15 draftees, Victor Robles is probably the biggest helium guy of the year. Our Mark Anderson just tossed three 7's onto his ledger, linked below. Javier Guerra and Amed Rosario are a couple interesting shortstops. And while another one, Jorge Mateo, has gotten a lot of attention for his wheels, Rockies A-ball CFer Wes Rogers is a dude with a similar skillset & more polished hit tool. Potential SB beast. Jomar Reyes is a fan favorite of our scouting team. Amaurys Minier & Lewin Diaz in the Twins system are also both interesting raw power bats. Arms you'll be hearing a lot more about include Anderson Espinoza, Franklyn Kilome, Michael Kopech (though he's suspended), and the now-in-High-A Francis Martes (whose CB is just disgusting). (Wilson Karaman)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many steals does Jorge Mateo need to finish the year with to crack the top half of next year's 101?
(Steve from NY)
His stolen base total is irrelevant in my mind. We already know that he's fast and stolen bases in the low minors are at least as much a product of exploiting bad pitchers and catchers as anything else. I mean Reese McGuire has 11 stolen bases for crying out loud. What I'm much more concerned with is the development of the hit tool. (Jeff Moore)
2015-04-06 20:15:00 (link to chat)Hey Craig, who do you have as some of your favorite Low Minor, high ceiling prospects to keep an eye on for 2015, and are looking to acquire before their stock gains recognition this season, ex. Tapia last pre-season or Devers by its conclusion?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Devers was less one of my low minors favorites than Bret or Ben. Yeyson Yrizarri fits the bill for me, less so for fantasy than real life, though. Some fantasy name to watch would be Wilmer Difo, Rob Kaminsky, Jorge Mateo, Chance Sisco and Magneuris Sierra. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jordan, who do you have as some of your favorite Low Minor, high ceiling prospects to keep an eye on for 2015, and are looking to jump on before their stock gains recognition this season, ex. Tapia last pre-season or Devers by its conclusion?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Amed Rosario, Leonardo Molina, Jorge Mateo, Francisco Mejia, Lewis Brinson, Javier Guerra, and Monte Harrison are some names that jump out. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Jorge Mateo is truly 80 speed? and does he have any other plus tricks?
(Victor from Dumfries)
EASY 80. If you could give him a 90 or 100 on the 20-80 scale you would. And yes. He's got a 50 hit tool and a 50+ glove. He's a good one, but many, many years away from contributing, in my humble estimation. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)How exciting of players are Jorge Mateo and Ahmed Rosario? What would be good signs to look or that they're adapting to full season ball?
(Jim from Philly)
Touched on this already, but I liked Rosario a lot. I think he's a SS all the way. Got him 4.04 to 1B. Very good athlete with quick twitch actions and good body control. Very quick hands - both in field and at plate. I actually preferred him to a number of guys in that system and really pushed for him in our internal discussions for the Mets list.

Haven't seen Mateo, but people had great things to say and I'm totally on board there as well. Both guys look like they could be above average everyday shortstops - though both clearly have big developmental curves left. Success from either in 2015 will show us they're the studs we think, but I'm not sure we can read much from failure. Both guys are immature physically and full season should be a challenge for them in that regard. Both young and will likely get fairly challenging assignments. Seems like the kind of guys I could go to a park, look at a bad slash line, see them go 0-3 and strike out twice... and I may still think they're good prospects. (Al Skorupa)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Other than maybe some different names at the back end, would there be any significant ranking differences between the BP 101 and your personal 101?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I can't really speak to that since the BP 101 isn't officially released yet. But, in general, some guys I'm higher on than other lists are: Tyler Glasnow, Reese McGuire, Aaron Judge, Manuel Margot, Brandon Drury, Nomar Mazara, ad Jorge Mateo. Guys I'm a bit lower on: Aaron Sanchez, Nick Williams, Josh Bell, Matt Olson, Hunter Harvey, Tyrone Taylor, Luis Severino, Brandon Nimmo. Hope that helps. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! End of my dynasty keeper list, keep two of three: Jorge Mateo, Ozhaino Albies, Rio Ruiz. Who ya got and why?
(Rob from Alaska)
I like Mateo quite a bit more than most. Legit top of the scale runner. Albies is an intriguing profile, although he's got some 'shiny new toy' type love right now. None of his flaws have been exposed. Plus, he has an outstanding name. Aforementioned, I'm the low man on Ruiz. And, especially from a fantasy POV, Ruiz is playing a less important position than the other two. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)If Jorge Mateo goes to Charleston and really performs do you think he shoots up top 100 lists based on his tool package?
(Jake H from Kansas City)
We were aggressive with Mateo despite limited action due to injury as the reports from the GCL and Fall Instructs were pretty strong. If he goes to full-season and shows that the hit tool is up to the challenge over the entire year, mainly that he's there with consistently squaring offerings up, then yes, I see him shooting up. I'm expecting him to gain a lot more traction in 2015 and challenge up at the front of the system this time next year. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you see the Yankees assigning Jorge Mateo and how soon until you think BP gets an eyewitness account? He got hurt before I believe anyone on the team got to see him last season.
(Steve from NY)
I see a good chance he gets a look in full-season to start the year. I'd expect we'd get an eyewitness account pretty quickly if that assignment took place. If not, we'll get one pretty quickly once short-season started up. Reports were pretty strong from Fall Instructs. (Top 101 Chat)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Which Yankee lower-level "lottery ticket" do you like better: Jorge Mateo or Luis Torrens?
(j from Oregon)
Both have massive risk profiles as you allude to with the "lottery ticket" reference, but I'll take Mateo. He has a chance to contribute in all phases of the game in a considerable way, and I'm not sure Torrens can pull that off. (Mark Anderson)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Better offensive profile, Jorge Mateo or Amed Rosario?
(fred from here)
As I said in a prior question, Rosario's my boy. I really like the profile, even though he needs to refine the approach. (Mark Anderson)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)Jorge Mateo was recently ranked the 3rd best prospect in the Yankees system by another prospect site. Do you believe in him as much as they apparently do??
(Dave from Des Moines)
I've gotten some intriguing reports on Mateo, but nothing that would lead me to believe he's an explosive prospect that warrants serious attention near the top of the Yankees list. That's just me though.... (Mark Anderson)
2014-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Were you able to catch any of the Yankee instructs? Any thoughts on Jorge Mateo, Luis Torrens, and any of the recent July 2 signees?
(Jesse from Oregon)
No unfortunately. Tampa is four hours away and its one of the worst drives around. Driving through central Florida is brutal. The drive from SE Florida to Tampa actually involves a stop at a place called Yeehaw Junction and a gas station that serves pasta. I'm not kidding.

Of course, if any or all of those July 2 guys come stateside next year, either for spring training or on the GCL roster, I'm going to suck it up and make a trip. Can't miss all that talent. I may even stop off for a fill up/ravioli. (Jeff Moore)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)The Yankees hype machine is going again, particularly about their young shortstops. Is Jorge Mateo really the best of the bunch?
(Bill from Georgetown)
They have a LOT of young talent between 16-18.5 or so. I can't speak to this recent class of J2s because frankly, I just don't have enough good information on them. But, speaking to a few scouts who saw Mateo this year, he's got the chance to be a pretty special up the middle player if it all comes together for him. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat) Sure this is a common question. Which low level minor leaguer takes that huge leap into super prospect that seems to happen every year
(Ken from Cleveland)
Could see that with Leonardo Molina, Jefry Fernandez, Jorge Mateo, or Rafael Devers. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jordan, loaded question. Who are 2 or 3 prospects that you jumped up your rankings? What Midwest minor league ballparks are must sees, outside of Indy Indians?
(Holy Dipo from IU)
Nice name. Victor Oladipo is one of my favorite athletes. Indy isn't in the MWL, by the way, that's the international league. South bend has a nice park, and Fort Wayne's is absolutely immaculate.

Manuel Margot and Jorge Mateo are two guys that are going to get some hype this offseason. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jorge Mateo or Amed Rosario on ceiling?
(tjco1006 from Up n In Rehab Center)
Mateo is still very raw. Rosario could play full season ball right now, no problem. I'm going to go with him, although Mateo has game changing speed and is one of the Yankees top 5 prospects. (Jordan Gorosh)


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