Run by The Trentonian's Nick Peruffo, this blog will provide daily multimedia coverage of the Trenton Thunder.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Top 10 Thunder players for 2012 - No. 3a: Ronnier Mustelier
|Photo from Andy in Sunny DB|
Bio: Hard to come up with much of anything here, but here's what I do know: He's a 27-year-old Cuban defector whom the Baseball Reference bullpen refers to as "Ronnier Mustelier Bell." He left Cuba following a .281/.405/.421 season over 88 games.
2011: The Yankees signed him on June 7 and sent him to the Gulf Coast League for starters. He hit .500 there over 10 games before moving up to the Florida State League. With, Mustelier continued his torrid ways. He hit .333/.378/.524, with a third of his 42 hits going of extra bases.
More interestingly, Mustelier played at games at second, third, right field, center field and left field, where he saw the majority of his playing time.
Outlook for 2012: Thunder manager Tony Franklin often points out that he loves versatile players who can hold their own all over the diamond. If Mustelier can do that AND handle the lumber, then he'll work out just fine in the Eastern League.