Chase Whitley's rise to the Trenton Thunder has been a quick one. The reliever has moved up the…
Pope Pushing Through
"It's a good feeling," Ryan Pope said. "The Yankees gave me a lot of opportunities here and being on the [40 man] roster just kind of gave me an extra one. It's a special meaning knowing that they have high expectations for [me]. I'm grateful for the opportunity and it's a privilege." The 6-foot-3, Florida native feels that he is lucky to have met the needs of the Yankee organization all while hoping that they've seen his strengths rather than his few weaknesses. "I try to go out there and compete and throw strikes and hopefully they have seen that," said Pope. "They don't really tell me why they put me on there but I guess I met their expectations of what they wanted. I guess they see me in their future plans...
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