Jul
02

Has anyone been paying attention to Marcos Vechionacci lately???

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Couple things: 

  • Ian Patrick Kennedy has become a regular on BA’s Hot Sheet, and checks in at #5 this week.
  • Steve White was named the International League Pitcher of the Week.
  • Alan Horne, Jeff Marquez & Matt Carson will be representing Trenton in the Eastern League All-Star game.

Triple-A Scranton (11-5 win over Ottawa)
Justin Christian: 2 for 6, 1 R, 1 K – 12 for 38 (.316) with 11 runs scored in 9 games with Scranton
Juan Francia: 1 for 3, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Kevin Reese: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – 5 for 12 (.417) with 5 RBI since moving to the 3-hole
Shelley Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – hey look, another Shelley Duncan homer wasted in Scranton…
Angel Chavez: 3 for 5, 1 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – 4 doubles in his last 7 games
Bronson Sardinha: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Andy Cannizaro: 3 for 5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 E (throwing)
Mighty Matt: 6 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 HB
Sean Henn: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Charlie Manning: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Double-A Trenton (8-1 win over Harrisburg)
Brett Gardner: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – 14 for last 35 (.400) with 9 runs scored, 3 doubles and a triple
Alberto Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 2 RBI, 1 BB – 4 for 12 with 6 RBI in 3 games with Trenton
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 5, 2 RBI
Juan Miranda: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K - 5 for his last 11 (.456) after 0 for 9 to start AA career
Noah Hall: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Colin Curtis: 1 for 4, 2 R, 2 K – 3 for 28 (.107) with 7 K in Trenton
PJ Pilittere: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Jason Jones: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 10-6 GB/FB – it’s always a plus when you can have a guy with a sub-3.00 ERA make a spot start…
Scott Patterson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – 49-6 K/BB ratio in 43.2 IP

High-A Tampa (2-1 loss to Clearwater, walk-off style)
Reegie Corona: 0 for 2, 1 BB – 8 walks in his last 8 games (only 4 hits though)
Austin Jackson: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Jost Tabata: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI – 13 for his last 37 (.351)
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – he’s been lightin’ it up of late (7 for his last 14), but no one’s noticed because A-Jax & Tabata have been stealin’ the show
Frankie Cervelli: 0 for 3, 1 K – 6 for his last 39 (.154) with 7 K
Kevin Whelan: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1-11 GB/FB – 2 hits and 3 walks allowed in last 9 IP
Josh Schmidt: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 4-1 GB/FB - first ER allowed since June 12th

Low-A Charleston (5-2 loss to Rome)
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 5, 1 K – leadoff hitter with a .293 OBP? sheesh
James Cooper: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 4 – 3 for his last 28 (.107)
Kyle Anson: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 PB, 1 E (catcher interference) – not the best of days defensively I see…
Brian Aragon: 0 for 4, 3 K – 1 for his last 15 (.067)
Josue Calzado: 0 for 4, 1 K
Chris Kunda: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
Guillermo Villalona-Bryan: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 0 K – Tampa’s Opening Day starter is now getting banged around in Charleston…
Jesse Hoover: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Short Season Staten Island (5-4 loss to Hudson Valley)
Isaiah Howes: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Justin Snyder: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing) - only the second game this year in which he hasn’t scored a run
Matt Morris: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B – mini-breakout after 2 for 12 (.167) start
rest of lineup: combined 1 for 23, 2 R, 1 RBI, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 E, 1 PB - Jose Gil is back in SI after a .221-.272-.360 showing in Charleston
Nick Chigges: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K – 14-5 K/BB ratio with 6 hits allowed in last 10.1 IP…
Jeff Livek: 3 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K – allowed only 1 hit in 4.2 IP coming into the game
Justin Segal: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Rookie GCL Yanks (9-5 win over GCL Blue Jays)
Prilys Cuello: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 E (throwing) – love that he’s walked (6 BB) more than he’s struck out (5 K)
Abe Almonte: 1 for 1, 1 R – replaced Cuello in the field in the 7th
Ryan Wehrle: 4 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
Brandon Laird: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Zolio Almonte: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B – 9 for his last 27 (.333) with 6 runs scored
Kelvin Castro: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Melky Mesa: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 K – 4 for his last 31 (.129) with 16 (!) K
TJ Beam: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – now there’s the TJ Beam we all remember…now if he could only do that against you know, 20 year olds…
Tim Dennehy: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Jairo Heredia: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 1-4 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Yankee Fan in Chicago

    .286/.343/.398 for a .741 ops in June for our boy Marcos.

    Not eye-popping, but I think he’s starting to put it together.

  • JP

    Doesn’t it seem like Clagget, Whelan, Kennedy and Joba are all on the same pitch/IP count now? So I guess that relievers with high effort deliveries (Whelan) should start throwing more innings than guys that are effortless (Kennedy)? Very strange

  • C-Note

    from BA’s hot list on Ian Kennedy

    One scout said recently that “time will tell on Kennedy,” though we’re not sure what’s not to like. The 2006 first-rounder was touched up in his first start with the Thunder, but has been tough on EL hitters ever since. Last week, Kennedy allowed just three hits over 10 innings, striking out 13.

    I agree with the fellas from BA, WTF is there not to like about what he’s doing? I don’t get this industry wide bad vibe on Yankee pitching prospects– especially Kennedy- are these guys scared shit he’s going to become a very goog MLB player and their clubs will be pissed they didn’t pick him???

    I wanted to ask, if anyone knew, is there a solid confirmation of Kennedy hitting 94 on the gun in his last couple of starts?

  • b/c

    no

  • Tommy

    Jesse Hoover – 5 K in 2 IP, that’s great to see. I’d move him up quickly since he’s behind the 8-ball with his injuries. There may only be so many bullets in that gun.

    I know the Yankees drafted a lot of college players, combined with all their international players they have, but it’s silly to have college players in the GCL. A guy like Ryan Wehrle is playing in a competition level he was at 3 years ago.

    I know it’s way early and a small sample size, but when you see guys like Hollingsworth, Snyder and Sublett with more walks than K’s (12-4(!) for Snyder) they are probably too good for the league. Might be time to start parting ways with some of the minor league vets and disappointments out there in the system.

  • The Scout

    Mike:

    I admire your faith in Eric Duncan. Really, I do — it’s touching. But few of us share it. The guy is hitting .228 with 6 home runs in almost 60 games. He’s NOT the first baseman of the future in New York. If you turn out to be correct and he ever becomes a productive major leaguer, I will apologize profusely and never question your talent evaluation skills again. Maybe.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Hey man, I never said I was (still) an Eric Duncan believer, I’m just throwing out the facts. That said, I’m not going to give up on a 22 yr old kid with his talent just because he’s scuffling in Triple-A.

  • jeb

    Mike, your blog just keeps moving up towards the top of my blog bookmarks. This year you’ve passed Bronx banter, yanks fan/Sox fan, RLTW and nomaas. Was watching is in your sights.

    2 questions – when will the yanks move Hoover up to AA or AAA given his timeframe and what is his time frame?

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Thanks for the kind words Jeb, I appreciate it.

    As far as Hoover goes, it’s going to be tricky with him because of the injuries. Back injuries can be a big problem, so I bet they’ll keep him Charleston the rest of the year just to play it safe (and to let him catch his breath a little). Of course it’d make a lot more sense to keep him Tampa so he’s close to the minor league HQ, but I guess they feel he isn’t ready for that level yet.

    I figure they’ll send him to Tampa to start 2008 and look to move him to Trenton quickly if he’s doing well. Just because he’s hurt and missed alot of time doesn’t mean his timetable should be accelerated. If he doesn’t reach the bigs until age 26 or 27 than so be it; it’s better than him not making it at all.