Duncan was the Yankees first round draft pick in 2003, and spent the first seven seasons of his pro career in the Yankees organization. Two of those were with the Thunder, where he hit 29 home runs and posted 90 RBI in 183 games…the second season in Double-A came after he was rushed to Triple-A in 2006 and was sent back down after a rough start.
But he began his 2007 season in Triple-A. And then he stayed in Triple-A, and stayed, and stayed…and after an abysmal 2009 season with Scranton where he hit just .204 with four home runs and 24 RBI in 95 games, Duncan was allowed to go elsewhere.
He signed with the Atlanta Braves, and spent his entire 2010 season in…Double-A. He played fairly well for Mississippi, hitting .267 with eight home runs and 64 RBI in 119 games. His .719 OPS was his best since 2006, and his 174 total bases were his most since 2005.
But Duncan again became a minor league free agent, and it seems he’ll be taking his talents to Colorado for 2011.
Additionally, old friend…ahem, Brian Bruney has inked a deal with the Chicago White Sox, while actual good guy Omir Santos has agreed to terms with the Detroit Tigers.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com