Many think Gardner is ticketed to be a fringe major leaguer. According to John Manuel of Baseball America, Gardner being a top prospect is more of “an indictment of the positional depth in the upper rungs” of the Yankees system.
Gardner has enough physical talent and baseball intelligence to make it in this game, and it’s not too difficult to see him roaming the new Yankee Stadium outfield, stealing bases to create great scoring opportunities or smiling in a winning dugout with a dirty uniform.It will be interesting to see how Gardner turns out as a major leaguer. The journey will start with a stint at AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre, where he should play very well to reinforce his "knocking on the big league door" status. Gardner was reassigned to the minor league camp today.