Yankees sign son of Don Mattingly 7

The Yankees signed the Dodger’s former 2006 1st round draft pick and Don Mattingly’s son Preston Mattingly yesterday, according to Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus.

There really is no reason to ever sign Mattingly except for the fact that the Yankees are probably doing him a favor because of who his dad is. Once a 31st overall pick who played shortstop, almost six years later he is a right fielder who has never played above Single-A sporting a sad .276 OBP and .611 OPS.

Still moves like this aren’t going to have any negative effect on the Yankees and maybe they have it in their minds that he could become a coach or a scout one day. Who knows? Until then he’ll probably sit on the Tampa or Trenton bench.

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Rob Abruzzese created Bronx Baseball Daily in 2008 just before graduating from Brooklyn College. He currently serves BBD as its editor and works as a reporter at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Follow Rob on Twitter @RobAbruzzese.

7 thoughts on “Yankees sign son of Don Mattingly

  • Eli2514

    Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!! just another x pro player getting a favor for their child. Taking up a spot for someone with real talent that won't be getting a real look. Not the first time and won't be the last. This even happens across sports. Football to baseball etc… like theres an unwritten rule for x players.
    Thats Life

    • jerry

      remember Mike Piazza , as a favor to Tommy Lasorda they drafted him in like the 63rd round you never know .He was a 1st round pick Mattingly was.

    • Fred

      Think about growing up as the son of Don Mattingly

      He's been around baseball his entire life. I imagine Rob was hitting the point of this signing when he mentioned potential future as a scout or coach

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