Isaias Tejeda, Ty McFarland, Luis Torrens and Connor Spencer represented the SI Yanks in the 2014 NY-Penn League All-Star Game. (Robert M Pimpsner)
Isaias Tejeda, Ty McFarland, Luis Torrens and Connor Spencer represented the SI Yanks in the 2014 NY-Penn League All-Star Game. (Robert M Pimpsner)

SI Yanks All-Stars Embraced Experience

Aug 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Features, Staten Island Yankees

With the All-Star Break coming so late in the New York-Penn League season, it’s entirely possible that it could potentially interfere with potential playoff chases, such as one the Staten Island Yankees are currently involved in.

For four lucky young Yankees prospects, they only see it as motivation to end the season on a positive note.

“It’s a pleasure and honor for me to be selected to the All-Star Game,” said one of the four, DH/C Isaias Tejada. “It’s a pretty good feeling going into the rest of the season knowing you’ve had a good year.”

Tejada, along with 2B Ty McFarland, 1B Connor Spencer, and C Luis Torrens represented the New York Yankees’ Single-A affiliate at the NY-Penn League All Star Game, where the quartet donned the uniforms of the South All-Stars squad, in a game that would end in a 1-1 tie with their North counterparts. Torrens would end up playing a major role in the stalemate, held at Brooklyn’s MCU Park, going 1-for-2 with a double in the 7th inning. He would also end up scoring the teams thanks to Williamsport’s Derek Campbell’s RBI single.

There’s no denying that the Staten Island four earned their way to the late summer classic, as one only does not need to look too far down the list of the team’s statistical leaders to find their names. Spencer’s .354 average will lead the entire league with a few more at bats, and McFarland is tied for 4th in the league with 38 RBI’s. Meanwhile, Torrens ranks 2nd on the team in runs with 26, while Tejada paces the team in doubles (along with RF Austin Aune) with 19.

The players have not let their individual accomplishments get in the way of the ultimate goal in being one of the four teams in the NY-Penn League Playoffs this September.

“I’m just going to take (the remaining regular season games) like I always take (them),” said McFarland. “I’m going to play as hard as I can and have as much fun as possible with my team and try to be a good teammate.”

The New York four’s road to Staten Island has been very well paved, as each have made successful stops with other proud baseball organizations. Tejada and Torrens played together with the Yankees’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, winners of four GCL titles. On the other hand, Spencer and McFarland spent time with NCAA Division I programs within their home states. McFarland earned All-CAA team honors with the James Madison Dukes, where McFarland would also help the Dukes take a CAA Conference title in 2011, a season that would end in the Dukes making it all the way to the Chapel Hill Regional Final. As for Spencer, he was named a 1st team All-American by the National Collegiate Writers’ Baseball Association as a member of the historic program of the UC Irvine Anteaters, who advanced all the way to the 2nd round of the NCAA College World Series Tournament in 2014.

The players have credited their past experiences in amateur baseball with helping them succeed on the professional level.

“I became a baseball player at JMU, especially in my freshman year when we won the championship,” said McFarland. “I played with a couple of future professional players like (Indians 4th Round Pick) Jake Lowery and (White Sox 15th round pick) David Herbeck who took me under their wing when I was a freshman.”

The group also noted the differences between amateur and professional ball, while also acknowledging the changes they have made to their games as they make this difficult transition.

“Day to day, I’ve just been learning how to become a professional,” said Spencer. “There’s no question it’s different from anything I’ve ever done in my life, whether its high school, college or even summer ball. It’s a learning process and I enjoy it.”

Each of these four guys are still young and developing but they know it’s a huge step on their baseball journey. They know how meaningful it is to represent the Yankees, an organization often regarded as the most historic in American sports, in an event such as All Star Game.

“It’s a great experience,” said Torrens, through translator Tejada. “To represent a worldwide organization like the Yankees is such an honor.”

“It meant a lot more to me being a part of the Yankees and representing them on the field,” added McFarland. “I felt like I was representing much more than just myself. I felt like I was out there representing the Yankees, so this was really a special ceremony.”

About Us/Help

Official Websites

Partners

Recent Headlines

Connect with Us

locali per single in emilia romagna hdi oc infolinia relazione di coppia in gravidanza siti per trovare il miglior prezzo siti di annunci gratuiti in italia polisa ubezpieczeniowa tłumaczenie siti per conoscere militari chat con donne senza pagare ubezpieczenie dzieci grupowe ubezpieczenie na życie typ p rozliczenie składek garcinia cambogia gnc au love chat arabic where can i buy garcinia cambogia whole body i c c ranking uniqa oc komunikacyjne garcinia extract weight loss garcinia cambogia is it safe for diabetics ubezpieczenie grupowe 3 osoby szkoda całkowita a zwrot składki z ac garcinia cambogia complex intramedic research giochi ragazze gratis da vestire e truccare le migliori chat italiane gratis motori di ricerca x utorrent simply garcinia cambogia contact ubezpieczenia domów porównywarka składka na ubezpieczenie społeczne jako koszt ubezpieczenie szyb koszt is pure garcinia plus a scam you can drive ubezpieczenie szyb chat facile e veloce gratis garcinia cambogia extract where to buy in perth does garcinia cambogia really help lose weight come chattare con lumia 610 europa ubezpieczenia placówki cercasi aaamore testo ubezpieczenie w krus bezrobotny appuntamento al buio winx what store can i buy garcinia cambogia pills come conoscere persone di new york mamme single reggio emilia ubezpieczenia jaworzno axa life europe kontakt prywatne ubezpieczenie zdrowotne jelenia góra oc motocykla mbank tanie noc odszkodowanie z oc a zwolnienie lekarskie garcinia wow weight loss oblicz składkę oc w hestii wypowiedzenie umowy oc dwóch właścicieli umowa o dzieło a składki ubezpieczeniowe garcinia cambogia ultra funciona nature secret caffeine free natural weight loss garcinia cambogia extract julie chen agenzia per single empoli ubezpieczenie odpowiedzialności cywilnej z tytułu wykonywania zawodu garcinia cambogia no diet no exercise is pure garcinia cambogia safe for diabetics chat android download whole foods houston garcinia cambogia what is in lipo g3 garcinia cambogia garcinia lean side effects ebook come conoscere donne nuove free download garcinia cambogia uk retailers warunki ubezpieczenia tui garcinia forte philippines review ubezpieczenie pojazdu na wakacje annunci privati affitto torino składki zus na dobrowolne ubezpieczenie społeczne kontakt do axa direct best garcinia cambogia oprah best natural drinks for weight loss cerco amiche yahoo ile kosztuje oc 2.5 garcinia cambogia and natural cleanse siti annunci gratuiti in francia chat con foto castellon garcinia cambogia supplement pill chat gratis online sin registro sin java vacanze per single pasqua food supplements for weight loss in india can i take cla and garcinia cambogia together chat italiana lycos where can i find whole body garcinia cambogia chat android bluetooth garcinia cambogia research results can i take garcinia cambogia when breastfeeding prywatne ubezpieczenie zdrowotne za granicą cena imdb cercasi amore per la fine del mondo cerco moglie americana ubezpieczenie dobrowolne rolników feste per single in sicilia dodatkowe dobrowolne ubezpieczenia zdrowotne the real garcinia cambogia extract hdi ubezpieczenia warszawa płocka temi sulla vita nel futuro chat lavoro roma probleme chat meetic mac garcinia cambogia extract makes me hungry siti annunci quad garcinia diet max and slim body cleanse scam what is the best garcinia cambogia to purchase uniqa lublin city race stawki ubezpieczenia mieszkania w pzu rightway garcinia cambogia how to take where can i purchase garcinia cambogia premium tagalog ng garcinia cambogia cerca amici ruzzle can you buy garcinia cambogia in canadian stores ubezpieczenie w pracy norwegia ubezpieczenie odpowiedzialności cywilnej wikipedia pure garcinia select and total body fresh natural weight loss programme chat per solo donne senza registrazione crociere per uomini single szkoda całkowita oc sprzedaż wraku towarzystwo ubezpieczeń rolniczych conoscere nuove persone su internet trovare nuove amicizie in rete where can i get natural garcinia cambogia does garcinia extract really work how to take slimming garcinia ubezpieczenie podróżne zagraniczne ubezpieczenie ac na ukrainę juggalo love chat line what does forever garcinia plus do walmart vende garcinia cambogia how to do the garcinia cambogia and colon cleanse diet ubezpieczenie nnw ochrona 24 garcinia cambogia extract 50 hca no fillers relazioni sociali formia where can you buy pure garcinia cambogia garcinia gummi-gutta in tagalog how often to take garcinia cambogia for weight loss signal iduna ubezpieczenie narty trovare l amore su twitter pure garcinia cambogia side effects liver does garcinia extract really work ubezpieczenie ac w leasingu umana per persone ricerca offerte ubezpieczenie zdrowotne w niemczech dodatkowe ubezpieczenie samochodu na wyjazd zagraniczny chat gratis arequipa garcinia cambogia kroger conoscere ragazze amputate garcinia cambogia formula is it a scam najtańsze ubezpieczenia oc online garcinia cambogia trim nz chat flirt tips is dietworks garcinia cambogia a good brand subito annunci lavoro oristano