Apr
27

Down on the Farm

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I understand it’s only April and it’s only A-ball, but it’s hard not to get excited about what Ian Kennedy is doing this year. And what about that David Robertson kid? Man is he dealin’ or what.

Hey look, at least the minor league squads won…

Triple-A Scranton (4-3 win over Columbus)
Kevin Thompson: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 E (fielding)
Andy Phillips: 3 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 5, 2 K – is it too soon to start thinking demotion to Trenton?
Shelley Duncan: 3 for 4, 1 R
Alberto Gonzalez: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) - is it too soon to start thinking utility role in the bigs?
Raul Chavez: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – catcher picked a runner off first
Tyler Clippard: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 3-6 GB/FB – best start since Opening Day, and that’s not saying much
Ron Villone: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – that’s a funny line…here’s what happened: Kevin Thompson committed a 3-base error (I’m guessing a ball went under his glove and back to the wall), and the runner was driven in by a sac fly
Chris Britton: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – 4 for 4 in save chances

Double-A Trenton (8-2 win over Harrisburg) Trenton is now 15-2, and leads the division by 4 games
Brett Gardner: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB – now a 8-13 K/BB ratio this year
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K – 10 game hitting streak, with only 1 hit in 8 of those guys
Shawn Garrett: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Justin Christian: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
Aarom Baldiris: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
Jason Jones: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 7-9 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (7-6 win over Sarasota)
Reegie Corona: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 HBP
Tim Batle: 0 for 5, 2 K – check out his game log, his hits come in bunches…
Jose Tabata: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS
Mr. Miranda: 1 for 4, 1 K
Colin Curtis: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 CS, 1 HBP
Kevin Russo: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Francisco Cervelli: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – king of the “2 fer” game
Jared Greenwood: 1 for 1, R, 1 HR, 3 RBI – game winning pinch hit 3-run homer in the bottom of the 8th
Ian “shoulda taken Dan Bard instead” Kennedy: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 9 K – 2 of those runs were inherited and allowed to score by…
Josh Schmidt: .2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Zach Kroenke: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – nice job adjusting to his new role in the ‘pen
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Low-A Charleston (6-4 win over Columbus)
Mitch Hilligoss: 2 for 4, 2 RBI, 2 K – 12 for his last 35 with 4 2B and 4 RBI
Wilmer Pino: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 K
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Brian Baisley: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS
Josue Calzado: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
Angel Reyes: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 3-6 GB/FB
David Robertson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K – get him in Tampa ASAP
Jon Hovis: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-0 GB/FB

I might as well chime in on that other draft going down tomorrow. The Jets gotta take Paul Posluszny if he’s still available at #25, he and Vilma would be a devastating shutdown tandem in the middle. I am somewhat biased though, owning a degree from Happy Valley and all…

Categories : Down on the Farm

5 Comments»

  1. Yankee Fan in Chicago says:

    I noticed that Wilmer Pino and Francisco Cervelli got some love on the Pecota list of top 100 prospects — WP at 52 and FC at 72.

  2. Zack says:

    Promotion for Kennedy in another month if he keeps it up?

    And you can’t take Poz, the Jets don’t need two undersized LB’s. If I were the Jets I would trade down in their spot. There really isn’t a great fit…But what the heck do I know…

  3. steve says:

    whats the deal with shelley duncan? how old is he? do the yanks think of him as a worthy prospect? can he play first ? ha

  4. trevor says:

    when is dellin betances going to pitch?

  5. Mike A. says:

    RE: Kennedy
    Yeah, figure a promotion to Trenton sometime around early June. Considering how some of the other first round picks are performing, the Yanks brass looks very smart for picking him after taking alot of heat last year.

    RE: Duncan
    He’s a borderline prospect. He’s 27 yrs old and won’t ever be able to hit for average. Very poor man’s Adam Dunn: horrible D, horrible BA, mediocre power.

    RE: Betances
    I’m hoping any day now. Anything later than May would be a diservice to him.

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