Minor Night Cap 2 of 2: Segedin, Bichette Jr., Tyler Austin

Tampa Yankees W 8-0

PTF J.R. Murphy -(DNP)  Notes: Toussen, Flores, Segedin, and Mojica all had 2 hits.  Segedin had 3 RBI’s.

PTF Nik Turley (N/A)

Zachary Nuding (W, 1-0) 5.0 3 0 0 1 6 0 0.00
Aaron Dott 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Mark Montgomery 2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3.38

Charleston River Dogs W 8-5

PTF Dante Bichette Jr. – 4 AB’S, 2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 RBI, 1BB Notes: Tyler Austin who is still on fire had 2 Runs 4 Hits (2 Doubles) and 1 BB.  He is hitting .429 on the short season.  Mason Williams also had 2 hits and 1 run scored.

PTF Bryan Mitchell (N/A)

Scottie Allen (W, 1-1) 5.0 6 4 4 1 3 1 9.00
Pedro Guerra (H, 2) 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.50
Philip Wetherell 2.0 3 1 1 2 1 0 1.50
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Posted on April 14, 2012, in Minor League Updates and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. FYI Montero had his first homer today.

    • Bad day for the Montero trade…..
      Jesus with a double & HR and Noesi threw a gem….8 shutout innings with 6 Ks for the Win

      • yup i’m sure we will hear more about that from others sources today.

        • Does it need to be said? Pineda will be back mid-June at the earliest if all goes perfect. For those of us who cared about THIS YEAR this trade was a joke and that was apparent the moment they made it. Those who defend it can talk about “the future” all they want because its easy to just say “in the future” it will work out.
          This was a tragic trade because this team’s window is narrow with an aging Arod and Jeter and Mariano probably retiring after this season.
          Go ahead and knock me, and anyone else who thought this was a tragic trade, I don’t care.
          This team needed another bat desperately, one with a good BA/OBP. We had that, and traded it away for a guy with so little work ethic that he came to camp at 305 pounds which probably helped cause that injury. If you think that Pineda will contribute more from June-Oct than Montero and Noesi would have this year then fine, I hope you’re right.
          I don’t believe that for one second though, especially as I feel we will continue to watch the guys below Arod struggle this year in the 5-8 spots in the lineup.
          Can I “prove” that Montero wouldn’t have/won’t strand all those runners? No. But I’m quite sure that at season’s end when we look at his numbers it will be easy to surmise that he would have had a great impact on the Yankee order.
          Now, as far as him not fitting long term in the Yankes plans because of his questionable defensive skills? I’m not disagreeing with that at all. But he didn’t have to be traded this past offseason for a guy with one good half of a season to his credit. Does anyone honestly believe that his trade value will be less after this season than it was before this season? In all probability it will actually be higher.
          There was simply no reason not to use his bat in 2012 when it was obvious to all who were paying attention that the Yankees would be challenged 5-8 in the order and needed a bat.
          The eliminations the last two years were due to those guys not hitting and a new bat in those spots was needed. Instead of doing that? The Yankees traded away a likely solution instead for a guy whose probably at an all you can eat waffle buffet as we speak.
          They threw in a promising young, MAJOR LEAGUE READY pitcher in Noesi to add insult to injury.
          If you’d care to make a wager of any size with me(how about a hot dog?) that Montero has a better year at the plate than Tex, Swisher, Martin, and Ibanez let me know. He’ll hit better than all of them.
          Did Hughes stink yesterday? He sure did. He also has YET to have a run scored by the Yankee offense while he’s been in the game in two starts. Pitchers pitch better when they have run support. They are calmer and don’t feel like every inning has to be perfect. Kuroda got run support the other day and look at how different he pitched than he did in Tampa.
          You long ball worshippers can druel over the Yankees power numbers of the last two seasons all you want but in the end thats not how you win games in the postseason especially. You have to have baserunners and base hits. Walks are fine for baserunners, but unless the bases are loaded they don’t score runs. I know all the new metrics we worship are great, but in the end batting average is STILL crucial because to get runners in from the basepaths you need to hit, not walk(95% of the time).
          This team is a hitter short, and thats going to become more obvious as the season wears on. I keep hearing people say “you can always get a hitter” and that used to be true but its not anymore. PED era is over folks, for the most part. With the PED era ending you may have noticed that BA’s and hr’s have dropped dramatically. With each passing year in this new era I suspect that even more players were on PED’s than we orginally thought.
          Good hitters are not making it to free agency unless they are the 10 year 200 million plus deal kind. Teams are extending star players now, even teams like Cincy and Cleveland. Very few players are making it to the trade deadline the year before FA that are true impact players. On top of that with 10 playoff teams now, most teams will be in some sort of contention at the deadline and unlikely to trade impact bats.
          So I ask you again, which bats are available that you think the Yankees can grab this year before the deadline? Where was the wisdom in trading an impact bat in a year where that was exactly what was needed?
          The Yankees have won one title in the last 11 years despite incredible resources and the highest payroll in each of those years. I guess some of us care about the NOW as much as we do about the future. It was an awful trade for the NOW and I contend for the future as well because I think Montero and Noesi could have been traded for MORE at the end of this season.
          We aren’t the Royals or the Orioles and any moves made should be about the now as much as they are about the future.
          Keep that in mind as you watch the 5-8 struggle this year and strand runners and realize that Montero could have been hitting there.

  2. My man Tyler Austin is scorching! 10 for his last 19 with 8 extra base hits on his last 4 games.

  3. I really must see some of those young kids. I am getting real upset with my Doctors, I have to go in for another surgery around the end of the month, which means I will not make a trip around the minors until the first or second week in July.
    Tyler, Willams etc., are must see this year but, if one looks closely, there are about 20+/- great kids down on the farm. I don’t think I have ever seen so many good highly projected players in our system!
    I hope some of the better ones make it to the Show between now and 2014-15, that seems to be the best case scenario for an opening for them.

    • Really sorry to hear you have to go under the knife again Ken. Hope it goes well.
      The organization is well-stocked in the lower levels, especially that Charleston team. It really sucks that they aren’t coming to the Northeast to play this year.

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