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AngelsWin Today: AngelsWin.com Interview with IE66ers Outfielder Edwin Yon


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By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer

On December 12th, 2019, the Angels made what appeared to be a quiet move when they selected outfielder Edwin Yon with their 2nd round pick of the Triple-A portion of the Rule V Draft. Originally signed by the Cincinnati Reds on November 5, 2014 as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic, Yon, a right handed hitting OFer had spent several seasons in Rookie ball in the Reds system before showing some improvement during the 2019.

After losing a year due to Covid, Yon has been loudly putting up numbers for the IE66ers this year. The power that led to him being signed by the Reds has emerged and the bat is much improved. Yon has been one of the main bats powering the IE66ers offense this season.

Yon is one of the tallest players in the Angels system, if not the tallest. Now listed at 6' 8", Yon has filled out and is able to transition his power into game-play. AngelsWin.com recently caught up to talk with Yon to learn about his change to the Angels, how his season has been going, and how he made it through Covid.

66ers play by play broadcaster Steve Wendt tweeted this recently about Yon's poor start with the Low-A affiliate and ultimate turn around. 

Yon as of today (July 25th) is currently slashing .305/.383/.676, good for a stellar 1.060 OPS with 10 HR and 32 RBI. 

Here are just some of Yon's majestic home runs this season for the 66ers. 

Please click below to watch our interview with IE66ers OFer Edwin Yon and then head on out to San Bernardino to go see him play.

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Wow. He is a physical stud. Will follow his progress. I did notice his K% is still pretty brutal even after coming back from AZ. It's 45% for the season and still 36% since he came back from AZ. Huge potential. He's only 22 but then again he's still in A ball. That could change quickly. Can he play the OF?

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7 hours ago, Angels Fan Forever said:

Wow. He is a physical stud. Will follow his progress. I did notice his K% is still pretty brutal even after coming back from AZ. It's 45% for the season and still 36% since he came back from AZ. Huge potential. He's only 22 but then again he's still in A ball. That could change quickly. Can he play the OF?

A significant chunk of those K's were through his first 8 games when he struck out 22 times and looked lost. 

His primary position is LF. 

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22 hours ago, Angels Fan Forever said:

Wow. He is a physical stud. Will follow his progress. I did notice his K% is still pretty brutal even after coming back from AZ. It's 45% for the season and still 36% since he came back from AZ. Huge potential. He's only 22 but then again he's still in A ball. That could change quickly. Can he play the OF?

Yes. He's a physical player and a really nice guy. I very much enjoyed interviewing him. 

 

As for his defense, he definitely is a corner player. I haven't seen him throw enough to see if he would make a good RFer, and have only seen him in left. 

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1 minute ago, Dave Saltzer said:

Yes. He's a physical player and a really nice guy. I very much enjoyed interviewing him. 

 

As for his defense, he definitely is a corner player. I haven't seen him throw enough to see if he would make a good RFer, and have only seen him in left. 

Thanks. Great interview by the way. He looked comfortable and at ease with the conversation.

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20 hours ago, Angels Fan Forever said:

Thanks. Great interview by the way. He looked comfortable and at ease with the conversation.

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it. And, I'm glad that he could conduct it in English. 

 

I came away very impressed by him and am really cheering for him. 

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