January 27, 2010

Piliere on Yankee OF Greg Golson

golson Yes, another post on Frankie Piliere’s scouting reports. Chad Jennings asked him what he thought about the Yankees’ newest 40-man roster addition, outfielder Greg Golson.

“I think it’s a fantastic deal,” Piliere wrote. “Zero risk. (Mitch) Hilligoss was pretty limited, I think. Golson can absolutely fly and can play the outfield. I think it’s a great gamble. It wasn’t very long ago that he was a top prospect. He wasn’t awful in AAA, not great but not bad. I think he can continue to develop.”

So, Golson is a Brett Gardner type — fast, plus-defense and not much bat. Here’s what Joe Girardi said his plans were for both players (also via LoHud):

“We expect Gardy to have more playing time, and (Golson) gives us another guy like Gardy (off the bench) if we feel there’s a need.”

I didn’t post about him yesterday when the Yankees added him because I didn’t think he had a chance to play a role on the Yankees in 2010. But it seems now he does.

Also, check out Piliere’s in-depth scouting report on Pat Venditte, the switch-pitcher in New York’s farm system.

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