We’ve come across this guy before, but here’s more on Carl Yastrzemski’s grandson, who will soon be playing for Vanderbilt.
I find the scouts’ comments the most interesting. Maybe Keith Law is more qualified to parse their assessments, but they sort of sound guarded, like the way you sound when someone gives you a clunker of a birthday present or something. “It’s, um, interesting.”
Which makes sense, of course, because no one wants to be the negative nellie in a story about a Yastrzemski in a Boston paper. One hopes, however, that whenever a legacy case like Yastrzemski III comes up that the scouts treat them honestly in their reports back to headquarters. But I wonder if they don’t. Or if, alternatively, they do but the team ignores the bad reports because they see the possibility of increased attendance and media interest as a result of familiar name. Pete Rose Jr., Dale Berra, and Lance Niekro could maybe tell us about that.