Last week, the YES Network aired an interview with Yankees outfield prospect Slade Heathcott. Coming from that interview was the feeling by some Heathcott could possibly replace the injured Curtis Granderson in New York to start the season.
Naturally, with Granderson going down, speculation in all types of media would center on a prospect like Heathcott, who, someday, will likely be a star in the Yankees outfield along with fellow blue-chip prospect Mason Williams and up-and-comer Tyler Austin.
That day may come sometime in 2014, but Heathcott, hyped or whatever, is not close to being ready for Yankee Stadium. He will actually start 2013 at Double-A Trenton, teaming for at least part of the season with Austin and Williams, who will likely start at Class-A Advanced Tampa.
Heathcott, who never has played more than 76 games in a season – mostly due to shoulder injuries that resulted in a pair of surgeries, has overcome more than the average prospect to get to the doorstep of Double-A a...