Minor League Week in Review
Kyle Roller was named last weeks Player of the Week
Abe Almonte is back on the DL for a hamstring issue as well as Ronnier Mustelier
Cody Johnson has been shut down for the year
Via Twitter Jake Cave has stepped up his workout activities
Invitees for the AFL and instructs should be out this week; stay tuned. I would guess Austin Romine would be a good candidate to make up for a mostly lost season. There was some talk of both Manny Banuelos and Jose Campos getting in some work as well, but that was several weeks ago.
Short season SI was off on Tuesday for the AS game; Matt Snyder went 0-4 K, Taylor Dugas 0-1 BB, and James Pazos pitched the ninth and gave up 4 runs on 3 hits with 2BB’s, 0K’s and 2 WP. Pretty much sums up the SI Yanks season right there.
SWB Yankees 6-2 on the week, 74-56 overall
Corban Joseph led the charge for Scranton going 11-30 with 2 2B’s, 2 HR’s and 14!!! RBI’s. Way to mash. Melky Mesa came in at 8-26 with 2 2B’s a HR and 8 RBI’s of his own. Austin Romine had 6 hits in 18 PA’s including a 2B, a HR and drove in 3. Brandon Laird came up with a 2B and an RBI in 8 hits on 26 PA’s. The relief core was led by Kelvin Perez who went 5IP, 4H, 0ER with 3BB’s and 8K’s. Chase Whitley ended with a 4IP, 3H, 0ER, 1BB line while Juan Cedeno went 3.1IP, 1H, 0ER, 1BB. SWB currently holds a 4 game lead over the Pawsox.
Trenton Thunder 3-4 on the week, 73-54 overall
Zoilo Almonte continues the hot hitting for the Thunder with a 9-24 week that incuded 2 2B’s, a 3B, 2 HR’s and 8 RBI’s. David Adams finished the week going 6-22 with four doubles, went deep once and drove in four. JR Murphy didn’t have a ton of hits but made them count; he drove in 4 on a HR and 2 2B’s in 4 hits. Luke Murton went 6-20 with a pair of HR’s and drove in 5. On the pitching side, Graham Stoneburner went 4IP, 1H, 0ER, 1BB, 3K’s. Mark Montgomery looks to be getting back to form as he threw four innings of 1 run ball on 3 hits with 2BB’s and 6K’s. Brett Marshall had an ugly go of it in his last start, tossing 5.1IP of 5 run ball on four hits. He walked four and struck out seven.
Tampa Yankees 2-2 on the week, 61-60 overall
Tyler Austin stays on track this week with a 7-15 performance including a pair of doubles and an RBI. Gary Sanchez has also had himself a good week going 5-14 witha 2B, a HR and 4 RBI’s. Slade Heath off fell off a bit the last few days with 1-7 line including 7 K’s and only one BB. Their respective OPS’s on the year are .831, .802 and .849. Jose Ramirez made one start this past week tossing 5 innings of 1 run ball on 3 hits allowing 2 walks while striking out 8. Relievers Tom Kahnle and Caleb Cotham both chipped in two innings of 1 hit ball. Caleb K’d 1 while Kahnle had 5 knockouts.
Charleston RiverDogs 1-6 on the week
Ugly week for the Dogs, and not many standouts. Ben Gamel went 6-23 with a double and a lone RBI, and Saxon Butler had as many hits in one less AB, although he sen one out of the yard, had a pair of doubles and drove in two. Dante Bichette Jr. had a rough go of it with only three hits in 25 PA’s. He did go yard and drive in three, but wow. His first year of full season ball has been tough. Purged Scottie Allen made one start this week ending with a line of 5IP, 2H, 1ER, 0BB, 4K. John Brebbia threw four innings of one run ball on six hits with a walk and four punchouts. Nick Goody continues to roll and ended the week with a 3.1IP, 3H, 1ER, 1BB, 6K line.
SI Yankees 2-3 on the week, 18-40 overall.
Taylor Dugas, who went 0-fer in the AS game finished the week at 5-16 with an RBI. Jose Rosario went 4-12 and drive in a pair. Claudio Custodio had a great game on Saturday going 4-5 with two doubles, a triple and an RBI; the rest if the week he went hitless. Alex Smith tossed three innings of one hit ball while striking out five. James Pazos billed in with two innings of scoreless ball, walking one and striking out three. Charles Haslup added 1.1 innings of zeroes along with one strikeout.
GCL Yankees 3-4 on the week, 32-22 overall
Nathan Mikolas kicks it off for the rookie ballets going 4-12 with four RBI’s. Catcher Gregory Bird drove in one, had a triple and finished the week 5-14. Miguel Andujar went 4-12 and Yeicok Calderon stayed red hot going 12-24 with a pair of doubles and a lone RBI. Cant be a lot of guys in the bases when you get a dozen hits an only drive in one. Ouch. First rounder Ty Hensley made another appearance, throwing 2.2 innings of one hit ball, walking no one and striking out a pair. Rookie Davis tossed two shutout innings on two hits while striking out two. Rony Bautista made one start, coming away with a 6.2IP, 5H, 3ER, 3BB, 10K line.