That’s right. Two “prestigious” minor league awards were given out to outfielders Austin Jackson and Shelley Duncan for their ‘09 performances, but neither were included in the first group of September call-ups.
Sadly, it actually makes sense that they were not, because there simply is no room for them. Here is a list of players above them on the depth chart:
- Johnny Damon
- Nick Swisher
- Melky Cabrera
- Jerry Hairston Jr.
- Brett Gardner (when he gets back, here’s an update)
- Eric Hinske
So basically, three guys are above them while Hideki Matsui is constantly occupying the DH spot. I don’t see a lot of playing time until Joe Girardi starts resting his starters.
Mark Feinsand tweeted both are likely to be called up after the International League comes to an end.