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Padres working on deal for Igawa
The Attorney General has a career day

Update: We have a former Yankee sighting. I’m chillin’ out watching the Little League World Series on ESPN, and guess who’s the head coach for the squad from Chandler, Arizona? None other than Clay Bellinger. Awesome, just awesome.  

There’s a rumor floating around that the Yanks and first round pick Andrew Brackman have either agreed to, or are close to agreeing to a deal worth $3M, which would be $2.1M over slot. Again, this is just a rumor.

Triple-A Scranton (4-1 loss to Rochester)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – picked off second
The Kevin’s: combined 0 for 7, 1 RBI, 3 K – Thompson drove in the run
Angel Chavez, Erubiel Durazo & Alberto Gonzalez: all 1 for 4
Eric Duncan: 2 for 4, 1 R – too little, too late my friend
The Ghost of Kei Igawa’s Ghost: 6 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 8-3 GB/FB – well, at least he’s smiling in his SWB mugshot
Brian Bruney: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP – king of the 3-ball count
Chris Britton: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – in other news, Kyle Farnsworth has a 1.59 WHIP

Double-A Trenton (3-1 win over Reading)
Reegie Corona: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SB – OPSing over .800 with Trenton
Cody Ehlers: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Gabe Lopez: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K
rest of lineup: combined 0 for 18, 2 RBI, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP – Juan Miranda drove in a run and walked once, his daily minimum
Dan McCutchen: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Scott Patterson: 2 IP, bunch of zeroes, 1 K – 77-13 K/BB ratio, 0.80 WHIP, 0.99 ERA in 63.2 IP…the 6’7″ 230 pounder is a beast in more way than one…

High-A Tampa (6-0 win over Palm Beach) that’s 2 straight Tabata-less days
Eduardo Nunez & Austin Jackson: both 0 for 4
Edwar Gonzalez & Chris Malec: both 1 for 4, 1 R – Edwar swiped a bag…Malec drove in 2
Marcos Vechionacci: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 K
Jared Greenwood: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K – oh, and Frankie Cervelli hasn’t played in 2 days either
Anthony Claggett: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Low-A Charleston (5-3 loss to Lexington)
Hit Streak Hilligoss: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – 132 hits in 106 games
Seth Fortenberry: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
Kevin Smith: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
James Cooper: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 K – only 37 K in 233 AB coming into this game
Mike Dunn: 4 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 6-3 GB/FB – Yanks’ best LHP prospect has issued 20 walks in his last 31 IP after handing out only 22 in his previous 93.2 IP…this is the time of year when guys get tired, so this isn’t entirely unexpected
Brady Martinez & Luke Trubee: combined 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Short Season Staten Island (4-1 loss to Jamestown)
Justin Snyder: 1 for 5, 2 K, 1 SB – still sporting a .479 OBP
Damon Sublett: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
Braedyn Pruitt & David Williams: both 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – Pruitt got caught stealing…Williams scored a run
Jose Gil: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 E (throwing)
Austin Krum: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB – Opening Day cleanup hitter is batting .181
Zach McAllister: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 3-9 GB/FB – most of the time, a team would consider a kid like this to be the best pitching prospect they picked up in a draft year, but he’s only the third best of the Yanks’ 2006 effort, and that’s awesome
Ryan Zink: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Still no GCL updates, but they were supposed to play two today. In case you missed it, Abe Almonte went 4 for 4 with a double and 2 jacks yesterday, while Jairo “don’t call me Felix” Heredia got beat around to the tune of 5 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, but he did sport an 8-2 GB/FB ratio.

Padres working on deal for Igawa
The Attorney General has a career day
  • Greg G.

    Mike, don’t know if you’ve seen it, but has a video profile of IPK in their multimedia section, with some nice game footage included.

  • Bill

    Jairo “dont call me felix” heredia..hahaha

  • Zack

    Not for nothing, but Claggett has been $ in his last 6 starts…30.2 IP, 5ER, 7BB, 18K…

  • dan

    greg, where did u see this? i just looked through the archives of august and july and didnt see it. whats it titled?

  • dan

    or, for that matter, if anyone has any video on kennedy or any other yankees prospects (probably pitching) it would be appreciated. ive been looking unsuccessfully for kennedy video for a couple days.

  • Eric Schultz

    Where were the Brackman rumors coming from? 3 million seems like a lot for him, unless they have determined that he is healthy, and won’t need TJ.

  • CB

    It would be surprising if Brackman got around $750,000 more than Kennedy got last year. That was a record for Kennedy’s slot and Brackman was picked farther back and has had the elbow problem.

    Mike, the really sick thing about the 2006 draft is if your calling McCallister the third best prospect, then Betances would be the forth best (not sure I agree with McCallister being third despite his higher polish and Betances’ injury but for the sake of argument…). How many organizations could say Betances was the forth best pitching prospect they got in a single draft?

  • barry

    If I could speak Japanese, I would take a 20 minute trip to PNC field in Moosic(Scranton) and kindly, but firmly, ask him to return to Japan under a new name, like Chuck Blazer, and forget he was ever a Yankee, I’m sick of this pathetic waste of time, we could of signed Lilly for the same price.

  • http://deleted younguns

    Signing Lilly would have cost the Yankees their 1st Round Draft pick and given Toronto an additional sandwich round pick. In addition, Lilly’s numbers in the NL Central will need to be bumped up due to the weak NL and the weak of the weak NL Central.

  • Yanks26

    Here’s the stats of the GCL Yanks sweep of their double header:

    GCL Yanks (W 5-2) Game 1
    Abe Almonte 1-3, R, BB
    Prylis Cuello 2-4, 2 R
    Brandon Laird 2-2, RBI BB
    Jesus Montero 0-3, Passed Ball
    Kelvin Perez 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 R, 1 BB, 2K.

    GCL Yanks (W 5-1) Game 2
    Abraham Almonte 1-2, R
    Zolio Almonte 2-3, 2B, R, RBI
    Brandon Laird 2-3, 2B, R, RBI
    Melky Mesa 1-3, HR
    Angel Reyes 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K Our most touted LHP is rehabbing and finally posted numbers that aren’t from the telephone book.
    Dickson Marquez 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K

  • Greg G.


    It was on the homepage when I posted, but I think the highlights from last night’s game bumped it off.

    If you go here:
    …there’s an entry on 8/11/07 entitled: “Ian Kennedy Profile”

    Then again, try this link:{w:’’,type:’v_free’})

  • C-Note

    great to see Abe Almonte putting up some numbers, from everything I’ve read he is an amazing talent

  • barry

    youngguns, If you look more closely at lilly’s stats you’ll notice they aren’t inflated just due to his new NL position. His walks are way down, and his strikeouts are within range of his average. As for weak NL, Milwaukee is a great team, St Louis is having a down year but still threatening. Overall I think its an easy cop out to try and blame numbers on leagues, sure numbers go up a little bit in the NL as a pitcher but not that far outside of average ranges. Theres no way you can say that Kei would be a better deal than Ted.

  • steve

    the rumors are coming from keith law’s blog…

    “The second-most popular topic was the unsigned players from this June’s draft. The Rays will get David Price done right before next week’s signing deadline, probably in the $5-6 million range. Moustakas and the Royals are talking, but no deal is close. Rick Porcello, Wieters (around $4.5 million), and Andrew Brackman ($3 million) all have deals in place or close to it. We’ll also see a slew of “signability” guys sign above-slot deals once we get to Aug. 14, the day before the deadline.”