Miguel Andujar

Position: 3B
Born: 3/5/1995
Height: 6'0''
Weight: 175
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent (Dominican Republic) on July 20, 2011 (NYY).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
Slashed .308/.379/.462 with one home run in seven games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Slashed .312/.342/.494 with seven home runs in 67 games for Double-A Trenton before his June 19 promotion to Triple-A.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on June 28 when the Yankees placed DH/1B Matt Holliday on the disabled list.
MLB Debut Date: 06/28/17

Debut Details
June 28, in a 12-3 Yankees’ win over the White Sox. Andujar wasted no time putting his name in the Yankees’ record books. Getting the start at DH, Andujar put on a show at the plate, becoming the first Yankee ever to have three hits and four RBIs in his major league debut. He also walked in the rout. Andujar’s first at-bat resulted in a two-RBI single in the top of the first to give New York an early 3-0 lead. In his second at-bat, Andujar singled again with a runner in scoring position, although this time Chase Headley was thrown out at the plate, robbing Andujar of another RBI. After grounding out in his third at-bat and walking in his fourth plate appearance, Andujar finished off his grand debut with a two-RBI double in the ninth.

Player Notes
A highly regarded free agent signing in 2011, Andujar made his professional debut in the Rookie Gulf Coast League in 2012. He spent two years in that league before making his full-season debut in 2014 at the age of 19. Andujar hit .267 with 10 home runs in the Class A South Atlantic League that season. The next year, Andujar jumped to the High A Florida State League, where he hit .243 with eight home runs. Andujar returned to High A to start the 2016 season, but after slashing .283/.343/.474 in 58 games, he jumped to Double-A for the second half of the season. Andujar posted only a .681 OPS in 72 games with Trenton in 2016, but he raised his prospect profile considerably during the fall when he was named to the All-Prospect team for the Arizona Fall League, slashing .284/.364/.373 for Scottsdale. Scorpions. He has been hitting well ever since, posting an .836 OPS with Trenton this year before jumping to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he was off to a good start before his recall to the big leagues. Andujar has played exclusively at third base throughout his career and he is considered an above-average defensive player with the bat and the arm to hold the position in the big leagues.