January 12, 2010

Winfree signs with Yankees

As first reported by Seth Stohs a couple weeks back, (former) Twins minor leaguer David Winfree has signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees. He will be playing against his former Rochester Red Wings while with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in 2010. Winfree played with the Twins for seven years after being drafted by the Twins in the 13th round of the 2003 draft. He won the Twins' Minor League Player of the Year in 2005 while hitting .294/.329/.452 with 31 doubles, 5 triples, 16 home runs and 101 RBI with the Beloit Snappers. He then spent the next four years between Fort Myers, New Britain (twice) and Rochester. In 2008, Winfree was the 25th ranked player in my Top 50 Twins Prospects list. Last year, he ranked 30th.