Juan Miranda is a BEAST

Hip hip Wil Nieves
Far from invincible

Triple-A Scranton (6-5 win over Ottawa in 12 innings, walk-off style)
Justin Christian: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB – hitting .324 with Scranton
Kevin Reese: 1 for 4, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 SB – walk-off ground out to short with a throwing error on the throw to first in the attempted double play…
Shelley Duncan: 2 for 5, 4 RBI, 1 K – 70 RBI in 83 games puts him on pace for 112 over the full season
Eric Duncan: 0 for 5, 1 E (interference) – had been 4 for his previous 10…
Bronson Sardinha: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 K
Andy Cannizaro: 1 for 5, 3 K, 1 CS
Tyler Clippard: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP – 33-33 K-BB ratio in his last 53.2 IP
TJ Beam: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Chris Britton: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 2 walks in his last 19.1 IP
Charlie Manning: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Double-A Trenton (6-0 win over Harrisburg)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Alberto Gonzalez: 0 for 2 – 2 for his last 19 after 4 for his previous 12 since returning to Double-A
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
Juan Miranda: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K - 13 for his last 31 (.419) with 5 doubles, 1 triple, 2 homers and 10 RBI…say hello to next year’s first baseman!
Matt Carson, Colin Curtis & PJ Pilittere: combined 0 for 12, 4 K – Carson K’ed thrice, Curtis once
Jason Jones: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB
Justin Pope: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – 3 hits allowed in his last 8.2 IP

High-A Tampa (5-4 win over Dunedin)
Reegie Corona: 0 for 4
Austin Jackson: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB – still sporting a 1.000+ OPS with Tampa
Jose Tabata: 1 for 4, 2 R – hasn’t drawn a walk in 10 games…
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K – 11 RBI in his last 6 games
Chris Malec: 0 for 2, 2 BB – 33-50 K/BB ratio this year
Frankie Cervelli: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 HBP – 9 for his last 71 (.127)
Phil Coke: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 10-7 GB/FB – having another rock solid year
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB – if you can quietly have 63 K in 43 IP, he does…

Low-A Charleston
Game 1
(8-2 win over Savannah) completion of yesterday’s suspended game
Mitch Hilligoss: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – with him in the lineup, the River Dogs are 42-35, without him they’re 3-6
Seth Fortenberry: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – 3 jacks in his last 8 AB
Eduardo Nunez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Chase Odenreider: 1 for 2, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – 5 for his last 10 with 5 RBI
Wilmer Pino: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Gaby Medina: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Jesse Hoover: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0-4 GB/FB
Ferdin Tejeda: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Game 2 (2-1 win over Savannah in 7 innings)
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 4
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 2, 1 BB
Seth Fortenberry, Josue Calzado & Joe Muich: combined 0 for 8, 1 K, 1 HBP – Calzado threw a runner out at the plate
Kevin Smith: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Grant Duff: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 9-4 GB/FB – he, not CM Wang, Joba Chamberlain, Alan Horne, Andy Pettitte, Ian Kennedy, Tyler Clippard, Mike Mussina, Phil Hughes, Jeff Marquez or Roger Clemens leads the organization in wins with 11
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – 35-5 K/BB ratio in 38 IP…

Short Season Staten Island (5-1 win over Batavia)
Justin Snyder: 0 for 4, 1 R, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding) – 2nd straight game without a walk after 7 straight with a free pass
Luis Nunez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS
Damon Sublett: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB – 4th straight game with a double
Taylor Holiday: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Austin Krum: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – bumps his BA up to .164
DJ Hollingsworth: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – 4th outfielder is hittin’ .346
Nick Chigges: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 8 K – 10 baserunners & 18 K in 12 IP covering 3 outings since July 2nd
Jason Kiley: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 5-0 GB/FB 

Rookie GCL Yanks had a scheduled off day.

Futures Game (World team beat the USA squad 7-2)
Joba Chamberlain: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 bird shooed away, 1 Erin Andrews interview – pitched the 3rd…I didn’t see one fastball under 94, but you could see he was overthrowing, just like everyone else…

Hip hip Wil Nieves
Far from invincible
  • Rich

    If Miranda has an opportunity to be next year’s 1Bman, why does he hardly ever play 1B?

  • Joe

    Is the Yankees minor league pitching as deep and good as it seems or is Phil Hughes just drawing attention to the yankees farm system. In other words how many of these guys can actually succeed in the majors?

  • dan

    for him to be next years first basemen, he’d need to go to scranton very soon, which isnt happening. what could happen is he has a strong spring and either shares time at first with duncan in scranton, or duncan gets hot now and wins a backup job in the big next spring (leaving miranda in AAA). either way, i dont think he can leapfrog duncan. best case scenario: he’s called up when giambi gets hurt next year (and thats not “if giambi…”), and either he or duncan is the regular first baseman by the end of 2008 or start of 2009.

    by duncan i mean eric, not shelley. as one of you guys pointed out, shelley wont ever be called up because he has a girly name and thats bad for PR. shelley will be demoted to charleston and have a cameo in a 2019 tv series about the 2007 yankees

  • C-Note

    I second that Rich, they should be getting Miranda a lot of time in the field, there is no way he can come up as a DH since that spot will be taken up by Damon, Giambi and an aging Jorgi soon enough— considering Miranda is having to adjust to an entire new country as well as pro ball in the states, I think he’s having a helluva first year— thinking Action Jackson might be representing in next years future game, would be fun to have him on the USA side and Tabata on the WORLD side

    Joe- I think the Yanks system is very good and very deep– a number of different sources(such as baseball America) are very high on a lot of the Yank arms– of all the young pitchers the yanks have brought up this year only Hughes would be considered a first tier guy. T-Clip came up at least a year to early— that hack/drunk from the Daily News Bill Madden wrote a piece a couple of weeks ago saying that because some of these guys have been hit around the system is over rated, which is nonsense— it’s only when Hughes is back and healthy – then when JoBA, Kennedy, Horne and the wave of guys after them start to get to the MLB can you really judge the young Yankee arms– they are the future, not Rasner or DeSalvo or Wright

    Also, when it was the opinion of everyone that the Yankees had garbage down of the farm a couple of years ago we produced Cy Young runner up WANG… last time I check it’s been awhile since a team , say like the Mets, produced a pitcher of that quality

    And right now I would take Alan Horne, maybe our 4th or 5th best prospect, over Pelfry or Humber, the “jewels” of the Mets system

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    C-Note: I agree, Pelfrey’s been an absolute DISASTER for the Mets. 2-8, 5.89 ERA, 34-34 K/BB in the bigs…sheesh. If he was a Yankee prospect, he’d be behind alot of guys on the pitching depth chart. Humber’s been pretty good, but not #3 overall pick good.

    Joe: The Yanks are very deep in minor league pitching. Obviously it starts at the top with Joba, but Betances has frontline potential as well, and Horne-Kennedy-Marquez-McCutchen-Kontos-Duff all have number 2-4 starter potential.

    It’s easy to look at the system and say “wow, they have a ton of depth” and then realize “oh yeah, and they have Hughes too” or “wow, they have Cox-Melancon-Sanchez-Garcia coming back next year!”

  • Mike NYY

    I think they should definitely call up Miranda. I don’t have any faith in Eric Duncan at all. I would be shocked to see him become a ML starter. Miranda though I think could be the real deal.

  • jeb

    Joba the hat
    Did well in his interview!

  • The Scout

    Even the Yankees will lose patience with Eric Duncan eventually. But unless Miranda sees some serious time in the field, at either 1B or in the OF, his prospects of major league playing time in the Bronx are very limited.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    He did do well in the interview, his ability to remain calm and well-spoken was impressive considering it was with the molten hot Erin Andrews . . . seriously, he seems like a real cool, real humble dude; doesn’t think the world owes him anything.

    Also, am I the only one that thought he looked pretty slim despite all the reports of a weight problem?

  • C-Note

    I swear i was thinking the same thing about his weight mike A, he looked slimmer than any picture I’ve ever seen of him- one of the reasons he “slipped” to 41st pick overall was becasue of his battles of the bulge at Nebraska- big plus for the kid if he’s able to stay in shape