Minor League Preview: Staten Island Yankees
While Empire State, Trenton, Tampa and Charleston are all well underway, today the short-season teams will begin their 2012 season. After a disappointing 2010 season, the Staten Island Yankees took the New York-Penn League crown for the second time in three years last fall, defeating the Auburn Doubledays in the Championship. The Yankees got some good performances on both sides of the field, though the big story of 2011 was the breakout performance of current Charleston outfielder Mason Williams. Reymond Nunez, Benjamen Gamel and Matthew Tracy all played a big role in Staten Islandís success.