Anthony Seigler


Yankees prospect Anthony Seigler’s early bat flip went horribly wrong

It wasn’t a strikeout or weak contact, but it was one at-bat Yankees prospect Anthony Seigler would like to forget. The 2018 first-round pick thought he had gone deep in the 10th inning for the Single-A Hudson Valley Renegades Saturday night and celebrated with a bat flip. The only problem was the ball didn’t leave the yard, and Seigler was thrown out at second base to end the game, a 6-2 loss. When Seigler, a 22-year-old catcher, realized the ball didn’t go out, he tried to turn it on, but he was thrown out at second base. Seigler is having a strong season in the minors. Entering Sunday he was batting .266 with an .880 OPS across 30 games, 25 of which came with Single-A Tampa. He made up for the mistake by hitting a two-run home run on Sunday.
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There was plenty of buzz around Anthony Seigler when the Yankees selected him 23rd overall in the 2018 MLB Draft. An athletic, switch-hitting catcher (who was also a switch-pitcher in high school), he fit in perfectly with what the Yankees were looking for in their system. Drafted out of high school, expectations were high for Seigler.

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As far as the Yankees are concerned, the slate will be clean for Gary Sanchez come Thursday when spring training begins in Tampa for their pitchers and catchers. The Yankees’ hope is that all those massive struggles that couldn’t go unnoticed during the shortened 2020 season — the .147 average, the 41% strikeout rate, the six errors, five passed balls and five playoff benchings — magically will transform into what we saw from the two-time All-Star receiver early in his career.