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Friday, August 13, 2021

1990 Fort Lauderdale Yankees research, high-A affiliate of the New York Yankees


Features on each member of the 1990 Fort Lauderdale Yankees, high-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, as included in that year's team set. 

Fort Lauderdale Yankees (27)
  1. Rich Barnwell felt comfortable at the plate enough to see seven pro seasons; Made AAA, 4/4/21
  2. Frank Brubaker played two pro seasons, made high-A; His son has played seven, made bigs, 5/3/21
  3. Hernan Cortes had rocky start to pro career; Came back to see for pro seasons, made AA, 5/5/21
  4. Todd Devereaux liked to hit enough to make Division 1, turn pro; Saw two seasons, made high-A, 8/6/21
  5. Mike Draper got shifted from starting to relief, then made the bigs with another shift, to the Mets, 8/10/21
  6. Kirk Dulom buckled down, got back on college field and turned pro; Played single pro campaign, 2/4/21
  7. Rod Ehrhard didn't mind position switches, as long as he got to play; Saw four pro seasons, made high-A, 8/13/21
  8. Victor Garcia Jr. improved at AA Albany-Colonie; Made AAA, missed bigs, 5/2/21
  9. Kenny Greer made ML debut in game's 17th inning, got win; Saw nine total ML outings, 8/7/21
  10. Mike Hart spent enough time in the game, more than three decades, as player, coach, 7/28/21
  11. Jeff Johnson got his slider going for the Yankees; Saw three major league seasons, 8/4/21
  12. Jay Knoblauh played to win over seven pro seasons; Made AAA, missed bigs, 8/2/21
  13. Jeff Livesey received praise in high school, later played eight minors seasons, coached in minors, bigs, 3/29/21
  14. Skip Nelloms got discouraged at beginning, played three seasons, made high-A, 2/5/21
  15. Tom Newell started as outfielder, then turned to pitching; He then made bigs for two outings, 3/20/21
  16. Rey Noriega worked hard in college, turned pro as late-round pick; Saw five seasons, made AAA, 6/29/21
  17. Mark Ohlms showed his competitiveness on the field; Played seven seasons, made AAA, 3/23/21
  18. Ed Pimentel proved a leader in college; Saw two pro seasons, made high-A, 3/19/21
  19. Tom Popplewell took simple formula to nine pro seasons; Made AAA, 5/4/21
  20. Dave Schuler concentrated as a pitcher, later worked with young pitchers to do same, 3/15/21
  21. Larry Stanford had right pitches to make bigs, but elbow injury left him short of majors, 3/16/21
  22. Rob Thomson has earned trust of his players as majors coach with Yankees, Phillies, 8/9/21
  23. Dave Turgeon has gained close connections over 30-plus years in game; Played, then coached, 7/31/21
  24. Hector Vargas worked to make double plays at AA; Played more than decade, made AAA, 3/18/21
  25. Adam Wagner served as trainer in high-A All-Star game and in Venezuela; Minors career proved brief, 7/30/21
  26. Gerald Williams got plenty of playing time over 14 seasons in the bigs, 3/21/21
  27. Mark Zettelmeyer loved baseball, had exciting career with Yankees with help of cousin, 5/6/21

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