You’re a 23-year old second-baseman who’s hitting .260/.363/.461 (129 wRC+) at AAA — numbers normally worthy of a promotion to the bigs. Unfortunately for you, there’s a superstar manning your position at the next level.

This is the story of Yankees’ minor leaguer Corban Joseph.

Starting out this season at Double-A, the 2008 4th round draft pick was promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Empire State/Whatever You Want to Call Them, after he hit .314/.412/.430 in 102 PAs at Trenton.

Since his promotion, he hasn’t cooled off. In fact, the left-handed hitting Joseph is slugging at the highest ISO of his minor league career (.201). He’s never been regarded as a HR bat, but he’s smacked 7 this year (AA & AAA), which is the most for him in any season to-date. He’s also walking at the highest clip of his career at 14.5%. Everything is clicking in regards to his development.

Joseph reportedly has limitations defensively, and the Yankees have never tried him at any other position, other than a sprinkling of games at third base. It seems like the club’s higher-ups have no interest in seeing what he can do at other spots on the field.

Still, he’s an overall solid player, and certainly worthy of coverage. If one of the best players in baseball wasn’t locked into to his position at the next level, we’d probably hear much more about him.