He'll likely be the Yankees' starting second baseman until they think star prospect Gleyber Torres is ready. As well, infielder Brandon Drury is headed from Arizona to the Yankees, and the D-Backs send reliever Anthony Banda to Tampa.
Brandon Drury, 25, hit.267/.317/.467 for the D'Backs a year ago with 13 homers and 63 RBIs.
Drury, 25, hit.267/.317/.467 for the D'Backs past year with 13 homers and 63 RBIs.
Solak rates as one of the best infield prospects in the game, with MLB Pipeline tabbing him as the fifth-best at second base exiting the 2017 season. The 25-year-old has seen extensive time at both second and third base while contributing in the outfield as well in three D-backs campaigns.
He spent the rest of the season with Triple-A Reno, with a 5.39 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 33 starts. Taylor Widener and Nick Solak are prospects, but they are not close to participating in the bigs and they're coming from areas of depth. (.460). He ended the 2017 season ranked by MLB.com as the No. 8 prospect in the Yankees system. Last season he split time between the High-A Tampa Yankees and the Double-A Trenton Thunder.
Over parts of six minor league seasons, he is 40-34 with a 3.83 ERA (644.2-IP, 274-ER) in 130 appearances (113 starts). He hit.286/.344/.429 in 30 games at that level, but in 100 games at High-A Tampa, Solak hit.301/.397/.460.
Widener, 23, was selected by the Yankees in the 12th round of the 2016 draft.