Yankees top prospect Estevan Florial only has to look down the dugout to face his cautionary tale. It’s as old as baseball: five-tool phenom is labeled the best player in a system only to have his dream squashed by injuries.
Florial’s High-A Tampa manager Aaron Holbert knows a little bit about that.
“I was a guy that was often injured and it’s tough,” says Holbert, the first-year Tarpons manager. “It’s tough, year after year, you set goals for yourself, you have an idea of where you want to end up.”
And then all of a sudden the injured list comes calling.