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Birth Date6-23-1995
Height6' 0"
Weight192 lbs
Age24 years, 4 months, 27 days
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2012 DYN Rk DSL 14 69 .239 .330 .318 .295 103 3.2 2.1 0.5 128 0 -0.2 0.7 2.2 0.5
2014 YAN Rk GCL 15 65 .000 .000 .000 .390 0.0 102 0 0.0 0.0 -2.2 0.0
2015 CSC A SAL 96 409 .255 .317 .369 .338 93 6.9 11.2 3.1 108 0 -1.0 4.1 -3.9 1.4
2015 TAM A+ FSL 21 91 .245 .311 .347 .409 91 5.7 2.5 1 141 0 -0.1 2.3 1.8 0.8
2016 TAM A+ FSL 113 507 .253 .322 .369 .313 103 -9.1 14.5 2.7 95 0 -5.7 3.2 -13.0 0.2
2016 TOR Wnt DWL 20 46 .000 .000 .000 .219 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 TAM A+ FSL 69 297 .245 .311 .357 .321 98 -2.3 8.2 2.2 87 0 2.1 7.6 -3.1 1.8
2017 MID AA TEX 30 147 .259 .319 .385 .356 105 6.8 4.0 1.8 105 0 0.8 2.2 0.9 1.0
2017 TRN AA EAS 30 140 .266 .337 .412 .372 95 10.3 3.8 1 127 0 1.1 1.6 4.1 1.3
2018 NAS AAA PCL 131 510 .267 .335 .409 .316 91 -18.4 15.0 6.1 61 0 -1.2 1.1 -21.8 -0.1
2019 LVG AAA PCL 119 566 .285 .355 .495 .366 110 -1.5 19.3 6.9 81 0 16.4 3.2 -11.9 2.9

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2012 DYN Rk DSL 69 55 15 14 2 1 1 21 8 12 11 4 1 .255 .382 .382 .127 1 1
2014 YAN Rk GCL 65 58 14 16 5 1 0 23 1 7 17 11 1 .276 .354 .397 .121 0
2015 TAM A+ FSL 91 84 15 27 5 3 0 38 7 7 18 11 2 .321 .374 .452 .131 0 0
2015 CSC A SAL 409 365 51 98 18 8 2 138 33 36 80 71 15 .268 .338 .378 .110 1 4
2016 TAM A+ FSL 507 464 65 118 16 9 8 176 47 33 108 36 15 .254 .306 .379 .125 4 3
2016 TOR Wnt DWL 46 42 8 7 1 1 0 10 2 3 10 5 1 .167 .239 .238 .071 0 0
2017 MID AA TEX 147 137 25 40 5 7 4 71 20 9 33 13 3 .292 .333 .518 .226 1 0
2017 TRN AA EAS 140 120 26 36 9 3 4 63 26 15 32 11 7 .300 .381 .525 .225 2 1
2017 TAM A+ FSL 297 275 39 66 16 8 4 110 11 16 79 28 3 .240 .288 .400 .160 1 2
2018 NAS AAA PCL 510 470 50 108 17 16 3 166 45 29 139 25 10 .230 .280 .353 .123 4 2
2019 LVG AAA PCL 566 532 95 154 29 14 19 268 78 29 145 24 11 .289 .330 .504 .214 1 0

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  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Oakland 3/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Oakland 3/18.
  • 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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2019-07-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)How are BP writers adjusting their evaluations of AAA players given the superball? Jorge Mateo is a perfect example. Is the breakout real based on adjustments and maturity or is it more a function of LV and the superball? And if it is real, why haven't the A's called him up?
(uncasf1 from Raleigh NC)
You have to bake some stuff in, yeah. If we thought Urias was really a 30-home run guy, he'd be up in the top three. Unless we hear/see a reason to think there is new power you just adjust for the level/clime. Seeing Mateo take BP, I do think there's a bit more loft/raw there now, which isn't really a shock for a player to add from 22 to 24. Vegas is the ideal park for him to hit in, not just because of the altitude, but its a high outfield, hence having as many triples as homers. I think there's MLB utility here, but I also don't know who you displace on a playoff-contending A's team. Profar I guess? (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should I be holding F Barreto in a keeper? Does he likely provide value this season?
(Vic from Baltimore)
I'm pretty bummed about Barreto, although I'm sure not as much as our pal, Ben Carsley.

He hasn't gotten anything really close to a shot at everyday reps, so it's hard to write him off completely, but I think he's about to be (or already has been) passed by Jorge Mateo in the org depth chart, so I'm worried. (Mark Barry)
2019-05-20 12:00:00 (link to chat)How much of Jorge Mateo's and Yordan Alvarez's success at AAA be credited to the new baseball? What sort of numbers should we expect from each if they are called up in June or July of this year (and is that call up timeline probable)?
(edwar288 from Minneapolis)
So we have more of a track record of Alvarez doing this than Mateo. Mateo is also on his second pass of the league, so context matters here. But it’s a general issue yes, although perhaps it’s more accurate information if it matches the major league ball. There’s not enough actionable information here yet honestly, and we have no idea if the baseballs will end up somewhere else on the continuum of “within specifications” next year or even in the second half. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-05-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)I missed the boat on this latest run of propsect call-ups, but I'm still in a good position for playoffs in my points league. Who is your current late-season stash that I can add and hold?
(Mike G from Seattle)
Weird, I know a "Mike G" in Seattle! Take a look at Monte Harrison, Daz Cameron, Yusniel Diaz, Jorge Mateo, and Christian Pache, for starters. Keep tabs on Bo Bichette's health. Possibly get back on on Carter Kieboom if someone dropped him. I wouldn't necessarily add any of these now, but they should be on your radar. (Jon Hegglund)
2018-05-25 12:15:00 (link to chat)Jorge Mateo still a top fantasy prospect? How about for Ottoneu, points style leagues (iow, is he going to offer more than steals)?
(John from Oakland)
I'd give him some time to adjust to Triple-A before panicking, but his main value is in steals and he's not going to be very valuable in that type of format. (Craig Goldstein)
2018-04-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)If you were the A's what positions do you put Franklin Barreto, Jorge Mateo, and Sheldon Neuse? Third base is blocked with Matt Chapman. Are any of them better shortstops, defensively, than Marcus Semien? And the A's seem intent on using Dustin Fowler in centerfield once healthy.
(Ken from Fairfax)
Barreto second base, Mateo center field and Neuse first base. They're going to need to make some trades or see some injuries but these things have a way of working themselves out. (Mike Gianella)
2018-05-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Jorge Mateo, Franklin Barreto, and Sheldon Neuse all knocking at the door of the majors, what should the A's do with them? Matt Chapman is ensconced at 3B. The A's aren't giving Barreto or Mateo reps in center despite the fact Dustin Fowler is at best a tick below average defensively there. And it isn't clear Mateo or Barreto would be better than Marcus Semien at shortstop. They can't all play second base...
(John from Harrisonburg)
So this is a good problem for a team to have. Talent logjams have a way of clearing up. Remember when the Cubs had Too Many Shortstops? The thing about some of these guys is that some of them simply wind up being not that great, and you can trade people for stuff too. I mean, is Neuse really threatening to unseat anyone right now? Barreto will work his way into the lineup somehow. Part of the reason some of these guys are still in Triple-A is that Jed Lowrie has been playing his ass off, but he's a free agent after this year. Patience, grasshopper. (Nicolas Stellini)
2018-04-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What hitting prospect, who is outside the top 50, has the greatest fantasy upside?
(cracker73 from South Carolina)
For this year? Making an impact? Maybe Jorge Mateo finds a way to get promoted, and he has some nice speed to help in a category where there are few impact guys. Luis Urias could give high BA and maybe 10 SB with enough playing time, but my guess is the Padres aren't in a rush. (Kevin Jebens)
2018-01-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)I have 9 prospects on my dynasty roster and need to get it down to 5. My back end guys are Jack Flaherty, Chance Sisco, Jorge Mateo, Jose DeLeon, Yohander Mendez, and Zack Collins. Which two do I keep? Which ones might have the best trade value in a deep dynasty league?
(edwar288 from Minneapolis)
Mateo is the obvious one from a fantasy standpoint. After that you have three arms without a clear out pitch, and two catchers that might not stick. I'd probably take Flaherty just based on floor, but I don't feel good about it. If you are short catching, hold on to Sisco. I don't feel good about that either. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
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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