Down on the Farm

Sickels Mock Draft Update
LeBron ain't got nuttin' on David Price

Six Tampa Yankees were named to the FSL All-Star Team: Mini-Moose Kennedy, Dan McCutchen, Eric Wordekemper, Frankie Cervelli, Reegie Corona and Kevin Russo. I’m guessing Joba hasn’t been down there long enough to earn a spot, though he’s certainly deserving of one based on performance.

If you would have told me before the season that 6 Tampa Yanks would make the All-Star Team, I wouldn’t have guessed it was any of those guys, save Kennedy. So that means the Yanks have some serious depth down there, right?

Triple-A Scranton (7-4 loss to Rochester)
Jamal Strong: 2 for 5, 2 R, 2 3B, – called up from Double-A to take Kevin Thompson’s spot…
Angel Chavez: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Andy Phillips: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Eric Duncan: 1 for 5, 1 RBI
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – threw a runner out at 2nd and home from RF…
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 3, 1 HBP – picked off first
Alberto Gonzalez, Chris Basak, Omir Santos: combined 1 for 12, 7 K – Basak doubled and commited a fielding error… 
Sean Henn: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K – 50 of 72 pitches were strikes (69.4%)
Ben Kozlowksi: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – he’s on pace to throw nearly 97 innings this year…as a reliever…in a 140 game season!
Colter Bean: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Jim Brower: 1 IP, zeroes across the board

Double-A Trenton is in a rain delay as of this writing. Looking at the weather forecast, I’m guessing it’s only a matter of time before the game is suspended. Trenton was leading Akron 6-3 with 2 outs in the bottom of the 3rd when Mother Nature starting being a bitch. I’ll give ya the stats tomorrow, suspended game or not.

High-A Tampa got washed out by Tropical Storm Barry. They’ll play a doubleheader on the 13th.

Low-A Charleston (5-2 win over Columbus)
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B – at 38 games, Mitch is now tied with Hubert Mason (his streak was in 1925) for the 13th longest hit streak in the history of minor league baseball…so yeah, this is a hell of thing
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 2, 2 R, 2 K, 1 HB
Austin Jackson: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Chris Malec: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K – dude’s got 14 RBI in his last 8 games…
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K – SLG up to .315…
Michael Dunn: 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K – only the 2nd time in his last 7 starts that’s allowed fewer hits than IP…
David Robertson: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – 47 K in 33 IP…

Sickels Mock Draft Update
LeBron ain't got nuttin' on David Price
  • Yankee Fan in Chicago

    Re Tampa,, you really have to get down there before you get to any nonpitchers in the Yankee system with a real chance to contribute to the big league club down the line (possible exception of Duncan, Eric), no?

  • EJ

    Possibly Brett Gardner. Maybe Alberto Gonzalez too.

  • Jeteupthemiddle

    So I didn’t know anything about Hilligoss before this streak, so I looked him up just to get age and position. He will be 22 in a couple of weeks and plays shortstop.

    Was he considered a legitimate prospect before this streak? 22 is a bit old for Charleston, no?

  • Moses

    I know we love our Joba, Ian and McCutchen, with some more love for Horne, Marquez and Action-Jackson–but what is your sense from the rest of the league? Are people buying Yankee ‘spects? Obviously Hughes, but beyond that?

    I ask particularly because of two pending free agents–that switch hitter in Texas and the Twin City Lefty; can the Yanks be players without including Fabulous Phil?

    p.s. What’s up with Betances again?

  • John

    Since Moses brought it up, it’s worth mentioning; I thought there was something goofy in Santana’s contract, so I looked it up.
    “full no-trade clause for 2007-08 with top 3 in CY vote in 06 or 07”
    That’s from Cot’s.

  • Mike A.

    I’m a HUGE Horne fan, Marquez…not so much.

    I’m sure plenty of teams would line up to get some of the pitchers the Yanks have in AAA and AA, but I’m guessing that Cashman isn’t willing to deal them. Yeah the Yanks have had injuries, but the young guys did about as well as you could possibly ask in filling in.