Jorge Saez is a 5-foot-10 catcher in the New York Yankees’ organization. The right-handed batter was born in Miami, Florida and was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 32nd round of the 2012 MLB draft. Saez attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. He is 27 years old.
Saez, after being drafted spent his first professional season playing for the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays. He was able to rack up 110 at bats with 22 hits, 3 home runs, and drove in 21 runs.
In 2013 he would play for the Rookie level Bluefield Blue Jays in the Appalachian League. There he hit .247 with 2 home runs and 22 RBIs.
Saez split his time in 2014 between two Blue Jays’ affiliates. He played with the A Lansing Lugnuts in the Mid West league. He hit 2 home runs with 21 RBIs. In his time with the A+ Dunedin Blue Jays in the Florida State League, he hit 2 home runs with 15 RBIs to go with a .248 batting average.
He would stay in Dunedin for the entirety of the 2015 season. He hit to a .176 BA, 3 home runs, and 22 RBIs.
Saez played 18 games in Dunedin in 2016. He got off to a hot start there hitting .313 with 6 home runs and 12 RBIs. He finally saw a promotion to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the Eastern League. In his Double-A time he hit .232 with 6 home runs and 20 RBIs.
In 2017 Saez found himself in the organization of the New York Yankees. He played only two games for the Florida State League A+ Tampa Yankees and spent the majority of the year (67 games) with the Yankees Double-A affiliate Trenton Thunder in the Eastern League. For the Thunder Saez hit .249 with 9 home runs and 34 RBIs.
Saez’s place in the Yankees organization is mainly as catching depth. He spent his first full season in Double-A last season and should project to at least start the season there with the Thunder. It is likely he will go up and down between there and the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders based on team need. Saez will be a non-roster invitee with the Yankees in spring training this year where he’ll get the opportunity to work with some MLB talent.
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