RiverDogs’ top ten New York Yankees prospects earns promotions
CHARLESTON, SC June 20, 2014 – The New York Yankees have announced that Charleston RiverDogs outfielder Aaron Judge has been promoted to the Single-A Tampa Yankees. Judge is the current South Atlantic League leader in batting average and walks.
Charleston receives right-handed pitcher Cale Coshow from the Staten Island Yankees. Also, outfielder Mikeson Oliberto has been activated from the disabled list. The RiverDogs are back to their maximum of 25 active players.
Judge, a top-ten Yankees prospect according to Baseball America, MLB.com, and Baseball Prospectus, made the most of his professional debut in the Lowcountry. His .333 average and 39 walks top all players in the Sally League. Judge is also third in the SAL in on-base percentage (.428) and fourth in slugging percentage (.530). He hit nine home runs and was the starting right fielder for the Southern Division in the 2014 South Atlantic League All-Star Game.
Coshow is a 6’5”, 260 pound righty from Edmond, Okla. who was drafted by the Yankees in the 13th round of the 2013 draft out of Oklahoma Christian University. He appeared in 15 games last season with Staten Island, and had made one scoreless outing with Staten Island this year.
The RiverDogs host the Kannapolis Intimidators tonight at 7:05pm at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in the Minor League Baseball Game of the Week on CBS Sports Network. Budweiser Thirsty Thursday, presented by 95SX, includes $1 drafts and DJ Natty Heavy in the Ashley View Pub. RiverDogs radio broadcaster Sean Houston will broadcast the game while walking on a treadmill, courtesy of Play It Again Sports Mt. Pleasant. Tickets may be purchased at the Riley Park Box Office, (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or on-line at www.riverdogs.com. If fans cannot make it to the ballpark, they are encouraged to tune in to all the action this year both home and away worldwide on www.riverdogs.com and locally on 1250 WTMA, the new radio home for RiverDogs baseball.