This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.
This will be my second article regarding players who have recently been promoted to the big leagues.
Some of the players I profile will be sent back to the minors for further development. Some will stay on the big league roster. But when a player has been promoted, he is generally in a category where he is a viable major league option.
45 - utility player
50 - everyday quality player, but subject to platoon in today's baseball environment
55 - everyday player who is better than average and less subject to platoon
Jose Devers, 2B/SS, Marlins
International free agent from the Dominican Republic signed by the Yankees in 2016
Devers is having a nice beginning to his big league career. He has some gap power, and has registered some doubles in his first few games.
While Devers hasn't yet developed home run power, he has a measured swing on a fairly strong frame. It can be expected that he will gain more strength as his body matures. Count on him using the entire field with good plate coverage and selectivity.
Devers makes very good contact. He should be able to hit for a high average with a low strikeout total once he settles in as a major league player. He's very capable of driving the ball and then using