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Minor League Week In Review

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The RailRiders ended up with four straight rainouts, but caught up a bit with a doubleheader on Sunday and finished up at 4-2 the last seven days. David Adams led the charge this week for Scranton, going 8-16 with a HR and an RBI. He raised his season batting average top .355 and his OPS to .976. With a lack of right handed bats and the news of Jeter being out until after the All Star break, there may be an opening for David to get some cuts in the majors. Corban Joseph got things rolling in the last few days, getting 8 hits in the last 26 AB’s including a pair of doubles and a homer. He drove in three while walking once and striking out three times. Zoilo Almonte also had a strong showing, going 10-21 with three doubles and a home run. The standout part of his performance this week was his lone strikeout while taking six free passes. That’s been his achilles heel, and if he can show some plate discipline while still hitting for power and not sacrificing hits he’ll make a much better case for getting himself a job with the big club. Melky Mesa went just the opposite, taking only one walk while striking out six times.

On the pitching front, Nuno continued his excellent work on the mound tossing 6 scoreless. He allowed just four hits, walked one and struck out eight. Nuno would be number one on my AAA depth chart right now as Brett Marshall (4.1 IP, 6H, 5R, 4BB, 3K) has been getting knocked around a bit while returning Chien Ming Wang will make his AAA debut tonight, and it’s yet to be seen how he will fare. Chris Bootcheck chipped in another solid stand-in performance throwing six scoreless of his own. Graham Stoneburner stepped in with a spot start and had his own scoreless outing of six innings, allowing just four hits while walking none and striking out a pair. Dellin Betances made two starts this week, opening with a pathetic outing that lasted just .2 IP, allowing six earned on four hits and two walks. His next outing wasn’t much better, although he managed to last four innings while allowing five earned runs. This is Dellin’s last chance to make something of himself before he becomes a FA, and so far it’s more of the same. Here’s to hoping that the change in his stride eventually pays off, because his time is running out. On the relief end Mark Montgomery continues to throw zeroes, going two innings, allowing a single hit, zero walks while striking out three. Codey Eppley and Craig Claiborne combined with 5.1 scoreless innings of their own while lefty Juan Cedeno tossed 2.1 innings of scoreless ball on three hits. He walked one and struck out a pair.

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The Thunder offense had a heyday this week, finishing up at 4-3. Their record could have been a lot better if it were not for the pitching. JR Murphy continued to raise his line, going 10-21 with a pair of doubles and a three home run performance last night that should have been the nail in the coffin were it not for ten earned runs given up by Matt Tracy. Murphy got his average up to .375 and his OPS to 1.097 after his own personal derby. Rob Segedin chipped in a pair of bombs of his own, and together drove in 18 runs on the week. Tyler Austin may be coming around a bit, as he went 8-27 with a double and 7 RBI’s. He also took 6 walks to go with 7 strikeouts. Ramon Flores pulled off nine hits of his own, including three doubles and a triple while driving in seven. He walked and struck out three times each. Slade Heathcott made his way back from a stiff neck, but is in limbo still, chipping in just a single hit in eleven AB’s. His OPS stands at .573, a far cry from his fall league performance.

As mentioned earlier, Matt Tracy got lit up in his last performance, allowing ten runs over three innings. His previous start was far better, as he went 5 scoreless on three hits. He struck out four and walked four in that appearance. Nik Turley made some more steps to a solid performance tossing 4 innings of 2 run ball, allowing three free passes while striking out seven. He’s gotten a bit better each time out, so here’s to a quality start next time around. Francisco Rondon as a starter experiment continued as he had two outings combining for 9 innings of five run ball. Walks are a bit of an issue and the righties are eating him alive… in fact he’s yet to allow an earned run to a left handed hitter yet. If anything this gives him plenty of innings to pitch and a move to the pen won’t require any stretching out, so if/when they decide to ditch this idea he could step in and help the big club rather soon if needed. Tommy Kahnle came out of the pen to pitch three scoreless on two hits, allowing three walks and racing up six K’s. Zach Nuding worked four innings resulting in 5 runs, two of them earned. Danny Burawa was Jeckyl and Hyde, tossing 2 scoreless and then getting tuned up for four runs in just a single inning. While there were a couple of highlights and things to look forward to, the pitching overall was the downfall this week. With all the runs scored they could have gone 7-0.

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Tampa had it’s share of offense this week as well. Gary Sanchez turned on the lights knocking three over the wall along with a double to go 8-23 on the week driving in ten runs and working his OPS up to 1.113. Mason Williams also went 8-23 including a pair of doubles and a triple. He got his batting average up to .289 on the season and his OPS to .860. Ben Gamel continues to spray the ball all over the field, going 9-28 with a pair of doubles and a pair of triples that he knocked in just last night. He’s yet to go deep, but 9 of his 20 hits thus far have gone for extras. The long ball power could be just around the corner. Carmen Angelini… yes… that guy, is hitting .308 on the year. In fairness he’s 24 so don’t take this as being a late bloomer, just way too old for his level. Matt Snyder is in the dark so far, posting a .088/.139/.147/.286 line. Yikes. Angelo Gumbs was placed on the DL and replaced on the roster with Robert Refsnyder. I have an unconfirmed report that he’s suffering from a strained tendon, and I wonder if it had any effect on his performance thus far, which has been pretty dismal.

Bryan Mitchell got straightened around his last time out, throwing 5 innings of 4 hit ball. He walked two but also only struck out two. With his kind of stuff you’d think we see more knockouts. Shane Greene made two starts; his first he gave up 5 runs over six innings, walking one and striking out four. In his second outing he went 6.1 IP and allowed a pair of runs, giving away zero free passes and struck out six. Corey Black made another start this past week, going 5 innings while allowing 4 earned. He walked a pair and struck out eight. The thing to watch with him is his velocity, as last year in his first go around in the pros he tended to lose his FB in the latter innings. He’s a guy that can run it up to triple digits, but falls considerably as he tires. Manuel Barreda appeared in two games and pitched four innings of one hit ball. He walked a pair and struck out five.

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Robert Refsnyder led the Dogs this week to go 3-3 before getting promoted to the Tampa club. He parted with a .370/.452/.481/.933 slash line, and went 1-6 in his high-A debut. That was about it for the highlights of the greater known prospects. Greg Bird has been in a major funk as of late. He went 4-22 with zero XBH’s this past week, although he did drive in three. Dante Bichette Jr. also drove in three but had one fewer hit. Cito culver, after starting out on a good note, had just three hits himself including a double. He’s making K Law’s limited look at him earlier this week appear pretty spot on. As noted earlier, Gumbs was sent to the DL with what is supposedly a strained tendon after posting an anemic .286 OPS. Pretty fugly all the way around, save for Refsnyder who is now in Tampa, and Peter O’Brien who went 6-18 with 5! doubles and a HR. He struck out five times, walked twice and has his OPS up to 1.041 on the year.

The pitching end was a bit brighter, led by Gabe Encinas who tossed 11 innings of one run ball. He allowed six hits, three walks and struck out eleven in the process. He’s sporting a sub one ERA right now and is the unsung star of the show. Rafael DePaula took another trip to the mound and tossed six innings of 3 run ball. He had some yips his previous start and couldn’t find the zone but bounced back a bit this time out, allowing just a single walk while striking out seven. For those of you interested, he’s leading the SAL with a K/9 north of 18. Jose Campos made his third start after spending most of last year on the DL. He was limited to just three innings again, allowing one earned run while walking three and striking out five. His command and control should continue to come around as he works his way back and continues to build his arm strength. Looks like they’re taking it easy on the younger guys; wondering if it’s the Patterson effect in play. Ceasar Vargas chipped in 5.1 innings of two run ball, striking out four and allowing three free passes. Daniel Camarena continued to struggle, throwing three unfortunate innings of five run ball. He struck out two and walked two.

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Farm hands & MLB’s top 100

MiLB: JUL 08 Class A Advanced - Tampa Yankees at Dunedin Blue Jays

Last night MLB, led by draft and prospect expert Jonathon Mayo released their top 100 prospects list. Three Yankees made the cut: Gary Sanchez came in at #36, Mason williams at #41 and newcomer to the top 100 Tyler Austin came in at #75. If not for injury setbacks Manny Banuelos and Jose campos were both likely to make the list as well. Here’s MLB.com’s take on the guys from the NY farm system, all of whom will look to take their cuts in Trenton this coming season and propel themselves even further up the rankings:

“Gary Sanchez
Rank: 36
ETA: 2015
Position: C
Age: 20, DOB: 12/02/1992
Bats: R, Throws: R
Height: 6′ 2″, Weight: 220
Signed: July 2, 2009 – NYY
Twitter: @ElGarySanchez
Scouting Grades (present/future): Hit: 3/5 | Power: 5/7 | Run: 2/2 | Arm: 7/7 | Field: 3/5 | Overall: 4/6
Sanchez has been on radars since the Yankees gave him $3 million to sign out of the Dominican Republic. Hitting .353 in his United States debut didn’t hurt and he’s tantalized with his skills since. Sanchez appears to have put some of the attitude issues he had during his full-season debut in 2011 behind him and it should be noted he’ll still be just 20 years old for all of the 2013 season. Sanchez earned a promotion in 2012 and his bat should help him continue to move up the ladder. He has above-average raw power and his approach at the plate has improved, giving him the chance to be an outstanding all-around hitter. He’s always had a plus arm behind the plate, but there had been questions about his ability to handle the defensive rigors of the position in the past. He did seem to make some strides with the glove, though he needs to continue to work on his receiving skills, and the Yankees hope that can continue.

Mason Williams
Rank: 41
ETA: 2015
Position: OF
Age: 21, DOB: 08/21/1991
Bats: L, Throws: R
Height: 6′ 0″, Weight: 150
Drafted: 2010, 4th (145) – NYY
Twitter: @MjordanW9
Scouting Grades (present/future): Hit: 3/5 | Power: 3/4 | Run: 7/7 | Arm: 5/5 | Field: 5/6 | Overall: 5/6
From a raw tools perspective, Williams is one of the more intriguing prospects in baseball. In 2012, he started to really use his skills more consistently on the field and earned a promotion up a level as a result. Unfortunately, a shoulder injury cut his season short. Williams has some definite ability with the bat, with a solid approach and a handsy swing that allows him to cover the plate well. It’s more of a slap/slash approach right now, but some feel there’s power to come as he matures. Williams can go get the ball in center field with good range and a solid arm. As he hones his skills on the basepaths, he should become a more consistent basestealing threat. All he needs is time and he’ll be ready for center field in the big leagues. If the bat develops, he has the chance to be an elite-level player.

Tyler Austin
Rank: 75
ETA: 2014
Position: OF
Age: 21, DOB: 09/06/1991
Bats: R, Throws: R
Height: 6′ 2″, Weight: 200
Drafted: 2010, 13th (415) – NYY
Twitter: @t_austin21
Scouting Grades* (present/future): Hit: 5/6 | Power: 4/5 | Run: 5/5 | Arm: 5/5 | Field: 5/5 | Overall: 5/6
Austin burst on the scene in 2011 when he hit .354 in two short-season stops. Despite missing time with a concussion that forced him out of the Futures Game in 2012, he showed that his previous season was no mirage. He reached Double-A, even homering in the playoffs, while topping the organization in batting average and slugging percentage while finishing second in on-base percentage and third in RBIs. A former infielder, Austin made a smooth transition to right field and should profile well there, though perhaps without the plus power some like to see from the position. Still, he has a very good approach at the plate and a quick swing that should allow him to continue to hit for average. He’s a good baserunner with average speed, and has the arm and range to be a good defensive outfielder. It’s not often 13th-round picks turn into big league regulars, but this one has a chance to do just that.”

Per Mayo, here is his breakdown of the grading system:

“For the first time, there are scouting reports with each player on Prospect Watch. Players are given present and future grades on a 2-8 scale — 2-3 is well below average, 4 is below average, 5 is average, 6 is above average, 7-8 is plus — for each individual tool, along with an overall grade. Obviously subjective, perhaps the most important grade is the future overall grade — this number signifies what each player will ultimately be in the big leagues.

A future “7″ is a player who could develop into a perennial All-Star. There are only 10 future 7s on the list. Five of them are right-handers: Bundy, Taijuan Walker, Jose Fernandez, Zack Wheeler and Gerrit Cole. There’s one lefty in Tyler Skaggs, three shortstops (Profar, Francisco Lindor, Javier Baez) and one outfielder (Taveras).”

Top 100 Prospect Snubs: AL East

This article is being syndicated from Seedlings 2 Stars…..

Earlier this week, I concluded the writeups for our pre-2012 top 100 prospects. I hope you enjoyed the unveiling of the list over the past three months.

Of course, I’m sure some of you wished I would have changed some things around, and that’s fine–nobody gets it all right, and I already regret some of my decisions. It was tough to omit a number of players, and depending on how you see certain guys and what you’re emphasizing, you could justifiably do things very differently than I did.

In any case, I wanted to take some time to discuss the other players considered for the list but ultimately placed on the outside looking in. I’m going to do this by division, so today I’ll be covering the AL East “snubs.”

New York Yankees

Top 100 Prospects: C Gary Sanchez (#17), LHP Manny Banuelos (#26), C Jesus Montero (#42), RHP Dellin Betances (#88)

OF Mason WilliamsOne trend that really jumps out on my list is that very few short-season players get there. Williams had a very impressive season in the NYPL (.349/.395/.468 with 28 steals), but he didn’t overwhelm quite enough to push himself onto the top 100. He probably would’ve snuck into the back end of a top 125, though, which is great for a short-season guy given the way I ranked everyone this year. A definite top 100 candidate if he hits well in the SAL this year.

3B Dante Bichette, Jr.--Bichette was the 51st overall pick in the 2011 draft, and he hit .342/.446/.505 in the GCL as an 18-year-old while looking much better at third base than advertised. It does seem awfully quick to rush the 51st player in the draft into the top 100 prospects overall, though, and Bichette hit just four homers in 54 games, so that’s got to come up if he’s going to be an elite third base prospect. Like Williams, he could well be in with a big 2012 in Charleston.

LHP Nik TurleyI should emphasize something here–just because I considered a guy for the top 100 doesn’t mean he necessarily would rank above everyone I didn’t consider. Just because Turley is one of four Yankees I considered for the top 100 but snubbed doesn’t mean I’d call him a top-eight prospect in the system. In any case, though, the idea of a 6’7″ lefty with plus command and a solid three-pitch mix made me consider him for a few seconds. He put up a 2.51 ERA while striking out a batter per inning in Low-A as a 21-year-old, and I’ve always loved him as a sleeper, but he still has more to prove.

3B/1B Tyler AustinAustin was the third guy to make a ton of noise in the short-season leagues, hitting .354/.418/.579 and also stealing 18 bases without getting caught. He’s not a very good third baseman, though, and he showed neither huge power (6 HR in 47 games) or a great approach (39/15 K/BB). I do think he’s underrated as short-season prospects go, and don’t see a huge gap between Austin, Williams, and Bichette.

To read the rest of snubs for the other AL East Teams CLICK HERE.

New signings DeWayne Wise & Adam Miller & Cole Garner

New signings DeWayne Wise & Adam Miller & Cole Garner

by Matt S.

Update: Another player to add to the list:

Yankees signed OF Cole Garner to a minor league deal. Garner became a free agent after being non-tendered by the Rockies in December. The 27-year-old had a brief stint with the big-league club last July, but spent the majority of the 2011 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, batting .330/.366/.557 with eight home runs, 35 RBI and a .923 OPS over 203 plate appearances. He’ll provide some outfield depth with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Yankees signed RHP Adam Miller to a minor league contract. Joel Sherman of the New York Post first reported the possible signing last month. Miller, a supplemental first-round pick of the Indians in 2003, missed the 2009 and 2010 seasons due to multiple surgeries on his right middle finger. The 27-year-old right-hander moved to the bullpen full-time last season, posting a 5.93 ERA and 39/21 K/BB ratio over 44 innings between High- and Double-A. The odds are against him, but the former top prospect is certainly worth the gamble.

Yankees signed OF DeWayne Wise to a minor league contract.  Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported last month that the two sides were discussing. Wise, who turns 34 in February, batted just .202/.231/.303 over 104 plate appearances between the Blue Jays and Marlins last season. He’ll likely begin the year at the Triple-A level.

Minor League Recap – Short Season A Staten Island Yankees

The Short-Season Staten Island Yankees won the regular season 14-team New York Penn League with a 45-28 record and also won the league post-season championship.  They did so with a strong all-around team that was 2nd in team average (.265), 3rd in runs scored and 5th in team ERA (3.50).  The success of the Yanks 2 lowest level teams (Staten Island and Gulf Coast Yanks) proves the success of the latest drafts in 2010 & 2011 and bodes well for the future of the organization.

HITTERS
CF – Mason Williams – 20, 6’0″ 150

Impressive rookie year for Mason Williams

Williams was arguably the best prospect in the entire NY Penn Lg and he did nothing to disappoint with his on-field performance.  He tore up the league finishing 2nd with a .349 average and 1st with 28 stolen bases & 94 Hits. He also finished in the top 10 in OBP (.395), SLG(.469), OPS(.863), Triples(6), Total Bases(126) and Runs(42). Mason is a wiry athlete with plus speed, a plus arm and a smooth left-handed stroke.  He has a good feel for the strike zone but was very aggressive at the plate.

Williams has been compared to Brett Gardner because of his outstanding speed and defense.  He projects to add more power as he grows into his slim frame and could end up being a cross between Gardner & Curtis Granderson.I was impressed to see that despite his immense physical talent, his coaches also regard him as a very hard worker who lives in the batting cage and has an infectious personality.  Be prepared to see Williams in everybody’s Yankee  Top 10 prospect lists this year and with his skill set & work ethic he could rocket through the system. He’s shown the ability to make hard contact so it will be interesting to see how much power he can generate as he starts to add more strength and weight to his 6’0″ 150 lb frame.

1B - Zachary Wilson – 21, 6’1″ 205

Wilson was a 21st round pick out of Arizona State who finished 2nd in the lg with 10 HRs plus a big solo shot for the 1st run in the 2-1 championship game. He hit .256 with a .346 OBP & .456 SLG% but doesn’t do anything particularly well except hit for power.

2B - Angelo Gumbs, 18 – 6’0″ 175

Angelo Gumbs - 2010 2nd round Pick

Gumbs is an athletic, up the middle player taken by the Yanks in the 2010 Draft. He got a $750,000 bonus as a 2nd -rd pick and has flashed all of the tools the team paid for despite tailing off at the end of the season due to injuries. He has great bat speed and a lot of raw power which he used to  hit .264/.332/.406 with 3 HRs. Gumbs showed off his good speed with 11 SBs & 4 triples. This speed may make him better suited as a CF or LF moving forward because he wasn’t great at 2B with 9 errors.

SS – Cito Culver, 19 – 6’0 185

The Yanks were criticized for taking Culver with their 1st pick in 2010 but he’s impressed scouts with his rocket arm and a nice compact swing from both sides of the plate. Like most players right out of HS, he was inconsistent during the season but he showed a good approach at the plate but his poor August had him finish at .250/.323/.337. Cito is going to take a while to develop both offensively & defensively as he must cut down on his 17 errors. One area he is advanced in is his base running, as he shows good instincts and above average speed which he used to steal 10 of 10 bases.

3B - Tyler Austin, 20 – 6’2″ 200

Tyler Austin mashed all year long

Austin was a 13th round pick in 2010′s draft who started the season in the Gulf Coast Lg where he mashed the ball to a .390/.438/.622 clip in 20 games before he was promoted to Staten Island.  He kept on hitting after the promotion in 27 games to finish a combined .354/.418/.579 for a .997 OPS.  Tyler was also a perfect 18 of 18 in Stolen Base attempts.

Leading up to the draft Austin was considered a high ceiling H.S. player with big time power and solid speed & arm strength. But many thought he was a project but he has come out mashing.  Tyler overcame testicular cancer as a teenager and battled back from a broken had last yr.  He also has a reputation as a “gamer”, a hard-nosed type of player.  He sounds a lot like Bichette to me and it seems the Yanks are looking for guys like this based on their recent draft picks. With his MLB power, solid speed & attitude, Austin is one of my favorite prospects and I will be following him closely as he develops.

PITCHERS

RHP - Bryan Mitchell – 20, 6’2″ 175

Raw righthander Bryan Mitchell

Mitchell is a tantalizing prospect with a high ceiling but is still very raw. He has plus stuff but his questionable mechanics and inconsistent arm angle make him a project. The couple of videos I saw of him look like 2 different pitchers. Mitchell had a mediocre season but finished with 4 strong starts at the end of the season during which he gave up 3 ER in 21 IP.  Overall, he went 1-3 with a 4.09 ERA, 8.6 K/9,  4.5 BB/9 & impressive 2.19 GO/AO ratio. The high strikeout & ground ball rates are very encouraging as he is likely to improve his command/control as he refines his mechanics.

LHP - Evan DeLuca - 20, 6’1″ 195

DeLuca is a New Jersey kid who played his HS ball at Immaculata in Somerville where he was picked in the 44th rd of the 2009 draft by the Yankees.  Like Mitchell, he has taunted with his amazing stuff and wild bouts of inconsistency.  I read scouting reports on him in the beginning of the season where he was sitting at 91-93 and topping at 94-95 and was getting excellent results at 3-1 2.19 ERA through July 22.  But later reports had him at 87-89 which led to him getting ripped in his last 4 starts and eventually finish the yr on the DL.

LHP - Matt Tracy – 22, 6’3″ 212

Tracy was a 24th rd pick out of U of Mississippi this yr who had a solid season splitting time as a starter and reliever.  He was 1-2 with a 3.04 ERA, 2.65 FIP, 9.1 K/9, 3.0 BB/9 and 2.26 ground out to Air out ratio. He was the team’s best starter in the post-season going 2-0 including 6 shutout innings of 3-hit ball in the clincher.

RHP - William Oliver – 24, 6’2″ 185

Oliver had a strong season going 5-2 with a 3.45 ERA, 7.5 k/9, 3.7 bb/9 & 1.83 GO/AO rate.  The 35th rd pick in 2010 out of Palomar College is a lot older than most of the players in this league so will need to prove himself at a higher level to show he’s a prospect.

RHP - Branden Pinder - 22, 6’3″ 210

Branden Pinder dominated NYPL hitters

Pinder was a 16th rd pick out of Cal State Long Beach this year and quickly got himself comfortable as Staten Island’s closer.  He used his 94-95 MPH fastball with excellent command to finish 2-2 with 14 saves and a minute 1.16 ERA. He held hitters to a .152 BA and had a 11.0 k/9 & 1.5 bb/9 in 31 ip.  He really has no quality secondary offerings but with command of a mid 90s heater he need only develop one other pitch to advance as a MLB reliever.

Minor Night-Cap 5/27/11

SWB W 6-4

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Krum LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .192
Pena, R DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .244
Montero C 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .306
Vazquez 1B 4 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 2 .303
Maxwell, J CF 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .256
Laird 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Russo 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .259
Brewer RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .289
Nunez, L SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .160

Pitching

Mitchell (W, 3-3) 6.0 7 2 2 1 3 0 3.19
Carlyle 2.0 5 2 2 0 3 0 3.31
Whelan (S, 15) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.96

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Around the Minors (Standings Addition)

INT NORTH AAA

INT North
Club W L PCT GB *ELIM # Home Away L 10 Streak
Lehigh Valley 27 18 .600 - - 13-12 14-6 7-3 L2
Scranton/WB 24 20 .545 2.5 98 8-11 16-9 4-6 W3
Pawtucket 24 21 .533 3.0 97 9-10 15-11 6-4 W3
Syracuse 20 24 .455 6.5 92 10-9 10-15 8-2 W1
Buffalo 20 27 .426 8.0 91 13-13 7-14 5-5 L1
Rochester 18 25 .419 8.0 93 11-15 7-10 4-6 W2

EAS AA

EAS Eastern
Club W L PCT GB *ELIM # Home Away L 10 Streak
New Hampshire 30 16 .652 - - 14-9 16-7 8-2 W3
New Britain 27 17 .614 2.0 - 14-9 13-8 6-4 W1
Trenton 27 18 .600 2.5 98 18-6 9-12 8-2 W7
Reading 24 21 .533 5.5 95 10-13 14-8 3-7 L4
Binghamton 14 29 .326 14.5 87 7-9 7-20 1-9 L1
Portland 13 30 .302 15.5 86 10-11 3-19 2-8 L3

FSL North High A

FSL North
Club W L PCT GB *ELIM # Home Away L 10 Streak
Daytona 36 12 .750 - - 18-6 18-6 9-1 W9
Clearwater 29 18 .617 6.5 17 15-9 14-9 5-5 W1
Dunedin 26 22 .542 10.0 13 9-13 17-9 6-4 L1
Lakeland 24 24 .500 12.0 11 13-11 11-13 5-5 L1
Tampa 21 27 .438 15.0 8 12-16 9-11 6-4 W2
Brevard County 17 31 .354 19.0 4 9-18 8-13 3-7 W2

SAL Southern Low A

SAL Southern
Club W L PCT GB *ELIM # Home Away L 10 Streak
Savannah 23 22 .511 - - 13-8 10-14 6-4 W4
Lexington 24 23 .511 - - 15-11 9-12 6-4 W5
Greenville 22 24 .478 1.5 23 13-9 9-15 5-5 W1
Asheville 21 25 .457 2.5 22 9-15 12-10 3-7 W1
Charleston 20 26 .435 3.5 21 12-12 8-14 4-6 L4
Augusta 19 27 .413 4.5 20 8-13 11-14 5-5 L1
Rome 16 31 .340 8.0 16 8-17 8-14 6-4 L3

Minor Night-Cap 5/26/11

SWB W 5-0

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Krum CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .227
Pena, R SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252
Montero C 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .308
Vazquez 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .298
Maxwell, J LF 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 .250
Laird 3B 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .244
Russo 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .250
Brewer RF 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291
Molina DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .211

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Silva (W, 1-0) 7.0 4 0 0 2 3 0 2.92
Wordekemper (H, 4) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.57
Flores, R (H, 2) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Whelan (S, 14) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.05

Trenton W 3-1

Trenton Thunder
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Kruml RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .285
Pirela 2B 5 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 .173
Suttle 3B 5 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 .230
Johnson, C LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .188
Gil C 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Mesa CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .214
Sublett DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .133
Maruszak 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .220
Mujica SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .125

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Heyer (W, 4-2) 6.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.74
Venditte (H, 4) 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.90
Hernandez, Fe (H, 1) 0.1 2 1 1 2 1 0 4.22
Schmidt (S, 4) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.69

Tampa W 12-2

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Almonte, A CF 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .214
    a- Almonte, Z PH-CF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .212
Ibarra, W SS 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 .281
Lyerly 1B 5 3 4 2 0 0 3 0 1 .339
Murton DH 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 .265
Mahoney 3B 5 1 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 .291
Abeita C 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 .315
Grote RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 .192
Castro, K 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .455
Mack LF 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Black, S (W, 2-5) 5.0 4 1 1 0 3 0 6.26
Quintana 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.64
Whitley 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 2.03

Charleston L 6-4

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Heathcott CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .304
Feliz 2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .190
Murphy, JR C 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 .322
Roller 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .305
Segedin 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 .289
Flores LF 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 .287
De Leon, K RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .205
Lassiter DH 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 .161
Mojica SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Turley (L, 2-4) 6.0 8 5 4 2 2 2 3.51
Sneed 2.0 1 1 1 0 3 1 4.10

Minor Night-Cap

SWB – Off Day

Trenton W 4-3 10 innings

BATTING
2B: Kruml (4, Edell), Romine (8, Edell), Gil (6, Edell), Maruszak (6, Edell).
HR: Sublett (1, 9th inning off De Fratus, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kruml 4; Pirela 2; Romine 2; Gil 3; Johnson, C; Maruszak 2; Sublett 4.
RBI: Gil 2 (5), Mesa (14), Sublett (1).
2-out RBI: Sublett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gil; Romine 2; Mesa.
SAC: Pirela.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Joseph, Co-Pirela-Gil).

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Betances 6.0 4 2 2 1 10 1 1.30
Schmidt 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.76
Norton 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.88
Arias, W (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.35
Hernandez, Fe (S, 7) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.86

Tampa W 12-1

BATTING
2B: Murton (11, Holbrooks), Mack (7, Holbrooks), Castro, K (2, Holbrooks).
HR: Mahoney (3, 3rd inning off Holbrooks, 0 on, 1 out), Mack (3, 4th inning off Hunt, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Landoni; Castro, K 5; Medchill; Murton 3; Mahoney 5; Abeita 2; Grote 2; Mack 6; Rabago.
RBI: Murton 3 (18), Mahoney 2 (10), Mack 5 (15), Rabago (1), Grote (15).
2-out RBI: Mack; Rabago.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mack; Landoni 2.
SF: Mahoney.
GIDP: Medchill; Murton.
Team RISP: 8-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Landoni-Castro, K-Mahoney).

Charleston L 3-0

BATTING
TB: Murphy, JR; Roller 2; Segedin; Flores; Mojica.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sosa, E 2; Murphy, JR; Heathcott.
GIDP: Segedin.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mojica 2 (2, 2nd base off Thompson, M/Deglan, 2nd base off Thompson, M/Deglan), Flores (3, 2nd base off Thompson, M/Deglan).
CS: Flores (2, 2nd base by Van Meter/Deglan).

FIELDING
E: Heathcott (2, throw).
DP: (Feliz-Roller).
Pickoffs: Greene (Skole at 1st base).

Minor Night-Cap 5/24/11

SWB W 5-1

BATTING
HR: Vazquez, Jo (17, 1st inning off Gallagher, 1 on, 2 out). Leads all of AAA
TB: Krum, A; Pena, R; Montero, J; Vazquez, Jo 4; Maxwell 2; Laird; Russo 2; Brewer.
RBI: Vazquez, Jo 2 (43), Laird 2 (12), Russo (11).
2-out RBI: Vazquez, Jo 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, R 3; Molina.
SF: Laird.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Russo (4, 2nd base off Gallagher/Toregas), Brewer (4, 3rd base off Boyer/Toregas).
PO: Krum, A (1st base by Toregas).

FIELDING
E: Russo (2, throw).

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Warren (W, 3-1) 8.0 3 1 1 1 4 0 3.57
Sanit 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.67

Trenton W 5-2

BATTING
2B: Mesa 2 (12, Kissock, Ellis), Johnson, C (7, Ellis).
HR: Johnson, C (6, 3rd inning off Hyatt, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Kruml 2; Joseph, Co; Romine; Johnson, C 6; Mesa 5.
RBI: Johnson, C 3 (16), Romine (25), Mesa (13).
2-out RBI: Johnson, C 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Maruszak; Sublett.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mesa (8, 2nd base off Hyatt/Gosewisch).
CS: Kruml 2 (5, 2nd base by Hyatt/Gosewisch, 2nd base by Diekman/Gosewisch).

Tampa L 5-4

BATTING
2B: Higashioka 3 (8, Schuld, Stillings, Pugh).
3B: Almonte, A (2, Schuld).
TB: Almonte, A 4; Murton; Higashioka 6; Grote.
RBI: Grote (14), Almonte, A 3 (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Medchill; Lyerly; Ibarra, W 3.
SAC: Castro, K.
SF: Almonte, A.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Ibarra, W 2 (4, fielding, fielding), Murton (9, throw), Medchill (1, fielding), Castro, K (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Grote (Romero at home).
DP: (Grote-Higashioka).

Charleston – Off Day

Minor Night-Cap 5/23/11

SWB W 2-1

BATTING
TB: Krum, A; Pena, R; Montero, J; Maxwell; Laird.
RBI: Russo (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vazquez, Jo; Pena, R; Russo.
GIDP: Montero, J.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Maxwell (9, 2nd base off Lincoln/Brown, D).

FIELDING
DP: (Laird-Russo-Vazquez, Jo).
Pickoffs: Phelps (Hernandez, G at 1st base).

Trenton – Off Day

Tampa W 4-1

BATTING
2B: Ibarra (9, Stuifbergen, T), Higashioka (5, Tippett), Grote (7, Tippett).
3B: Castro, K (5, Tippett).
HR: Mahoney, K (2, 8th inning off Tippett, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Almonte, A; Ibarra 3; Mahoney, K 4; Higashioka 3; Grote 2; Castro, K 3; Mack, D.
RBI: Ibarra (17), Mahoney, K (8), Grote (13), Castro, K (9).
2-out RBI: Ibarra.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murton 3; Lyerly, R 2; Higashioka; Ibarra.
SAC: Ibarra.
Team RISP: 3-for-14.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ibarra (4, 2nd base off Martin, B/Pinto, J).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Lyerly, R-Castro, K-Murton, Ibarra-Castro, K-Murton).

Charleston L 11-6

BATTING
2B: Segedin (10, Kickham), Feliz, A (8, Kickham), Murphy, JR (16, Concepcion, E).
3B: Heathcott (3, Concepcion, E).
TB: Heathcott 5; Feliz, A 3; Murphy, JR 3; Roller, K; Segedin 2; Flores, R.
RBI: Feliz, A 2 (12), Roller, K (21), Toussen (3), Flores, R (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roller, K 2; Sosa; Toussen; Flores, R.
SAC: Feliz, A.
SF: Feliz, A.
GIDP: Mojica.
Team RISP: 3-for-14.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Murphy, JR (6, pickoff), Mojica (10, throw).
DP: (Murphy, JR-Feliz, A).

Minor Night-Cap 5/22/11

SWB L 5-4

BATTING
2B: Pena, R (6, Wilson, J), Maxwell (6, Wilson, J).
3B: Russo (2, Wilson, J).
TB: Krum, A; Pena, R 3; Montero, J; Maxwell 2; Russo 4; Brewer; Nunez, L; Molina 2.
RBI: Maxwell 2 (29), Molina (3), Russo (9).
2-out RBI: Maxwell; Russo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird; Krum, A; Brewer 2; Montero, J.
GIDP: Montero, J.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Russo (3, 2nd base off Watson, T/Brown, D), Maxwell (8, 2nd base off Wilson, J/Brown, D).

FIELDING
E: Pena, R (4, fielding).
DP: 2 (Brackman-Molina-Russo-Nunez, L, Nunez, L-Pena, R-Laird).

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Minors Update – 5/21/11

Here’s the latest from the minors, from RAB:

Triple-A Scranton (5-3 loss to Indianapolis)
Austin Krum, CF: 1 for 5, 1 R – threw a runner out at second
Ramiro Pena, SS & Dan Brewer, RF: both 1 for 4 – Ramiro scored a run and struck out
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – second homer in eight games … five of his last eight hits have gone for extra bases
Justin Maxwell, LF & P.J. Pilittere, DH: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Maxwell whiffed twice, P.J. once
Brandon Laird, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 RBI – OPS approaching .800 this month
Kevin Russo, 2B: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 HBP
Doug Bernier, 3B: 0 for 4, 1 K
D.J. Mitchell, RHP: 6 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 10-7 GB/FB – 56 of 96 pitches were strikes (58.3%) … only the second time all year he’s allowed more than two runs in a start
Buddy Carlyle, RHP: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-1 GB/FB – 29 of 43 pitches were strikes (57.4%)

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Minor Night-Cap 5/19/11

SWB PPD

Trenton W 9-6 in 16innings

BATTING
2B: Krum, A 2 (6, Gagnier, Gagnier), Johnson, C (5, Gagnier), Pirela (2, Gagnier), Romine, Au (7, Gagnier), Kruml, R (3, Garcia, R).
3B: Mesa (3, Gagnier).
HR: Suttle (4, 5th inning off Gagnier, 1 on, 2 out), Maruszak (3, 16th inning off Garcia, R, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Krum, A 5; Joseph; Romine, Au 3; Suttle 4; Johnson, C 2; Mesa 4; Pirela 3; Kruml, R 2; Maruszak 4.
RBI: Mesa (12), Romine, Au (21), Suttle 3 (22), Kruml, R (13), Maruszak 2 (18).
2-out RBI: Suttle 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Suttle 2; Johnson, C; Maruszak 2; Joseph.
SAC: Kruml, R; Joseph; Pirela.
SF: Suttle.
Team RISP: 4-for-21.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mesa (7, 2nd base off Gagnier/Murrian, J), Joseph (2, 2nd base off Gagnier/Murrian, J), Krum, A (14, 3rd base off Gagnier/Murrian, J).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Hall (Johnson, J at 1st base).

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Yankees Farm System Stats Leaders (Pitcher Addition)

ERA

1 Banuelos TRN 2.25
2 Mitchell SWB 2.50
3 Romanski TAM 2.51
4 Heyer TRN 3.03
5 O’Brien CSC 3.07

Wins

1 Nuding CSC 4
2 Heyer TRN 3
3 Marshall TAM 3
4 Romanski TAM 3
5 Schmidt TRN 3

SO

1 O’Brien CSC 50
2 Turley CSC 46
3 Phelps SWB 42
4 Sneed CSC 38
5 Greene CSC 36

WHIP

1 O’Brien CSC 1.09
2 Heyer TRN 1.13
3 Mitchell SWB 1.14
4 Romanski TAM 1.21
5 Hall TRN 1.21

AVG

1 Mitchell SWB .192
2 O’Brien CSC .220
3 Turley CSC .234
4 Banuelos TRN .235
5 Nuding CSC .244

Down on The Farm 5/15/11

Betances dealing it.

SWB L 9-3

BATTING
2B: Russo (4, Fox, M), Montero, J (7, Atchison).
HR: Maxwell (13, 2nd inning off Fox, M, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Russo 2; Montero, J 2; Maxwell 4; Molina; Pena, R.
RBI: Maxwell (27), Russo 2 (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Maxwell 3; Vazquez, Jo.
SF: Russo.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Brackman (2, fielding), Pena, R (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Dickerson (Exposito at 2nd base), Maxwell (Sutton at home).
DP: 2 (Pena, R-Russo-Laird, Vazquez, Jo-Russo-Laird).

Trenton W 3-2

BATTING
2B: Gil (4, Turgeon), Mesa (9, Turgeon).
3B: Krum, A (1, Turgeon).
TB: Krum, A 4; Gil 3; Mesa 3; Maruszak.
RBI: Mesa (11), Krum, A 2 (13).
2-out RBI: Krum, A 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Romine, Au 2; Maruszak; Johnson, C.
SAC: Pirela.
GIDP: Joseph.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Krum, A (13, 2nd base off Brooks/Blaquiere).

FIELDING
E: Pirela (12, fielding).
Outfield assists: Mesa (Dykstra, A at home).
DP: (Maruszak-Joseph-Gil).

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Betances 5.2 3 1 0 5 6 0 0.76
Arbiso 2.1 2 1 1 2 0 0 4.56
Norton (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.93

Tampa L 5-3

BATTING
2B: Lyerly, R (9, Miller, S), Almonte, A (5, Zawacki).
TB: Almonte, A 3; Lyerly, R 4; Medchill 2.
RBI: Lyerly, R 3 (29).
2-out RBI: Lyerly, R 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mack, D; Murton.
GIDP: Castro, K.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

Charleston W 10-6

BATTING
2B: Sosa (6, Stroup), Murphy, JR (12, Stroup), Mojica (8, Couch).
HR: Sanchez, G (3, 5th inning off Stroup, 2 on, 2 out), Flores, R (4, 9th inning off Swinson, S, 2 on, 2 out), De Leon (7, 9th inning off Swinson, S, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Sosa 3; Mojica 3; Murphy, JR 3; Segedin; Roller, K; Sanchez, G 5; Flores, R 4; De Leon 6; Feliz, A 2.
RBI: Mojica 2 (11), Murphy, JR (25), Sanchez, G 3 (18), Flores, R 3 (20), De Leon (18).
2-out RBI: Sanchez, G 3; Mojica; Flores, R 3; De Leon.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roller, K 3; Feliz, A; Murphy, JR; Mojica.
GIDP: Roller, K; Segedin.
Team RISP: 5-for-15.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Feliz, A (4, 2nd base off Stroup/Peley).
CS: De Leon (1, 2nd base by Couch/Peley).

FIELDING
DP: (Mojica-Feliz, A-Roller, K).

* Players names in Red are not a mistake that’s me just giving everyone a heads up on stud prospects to watch.

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