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The great double standard
Sickels' Top 20 Yankee Prospects

I figure this is a good way to get a break from all the steroid stuff. If you’re suffering from baseball withdrawal, Licey is taking on Aguilas in a Dominican Winter League game on ESPN Deportes right now. The broadcast is en espanol, but hey, it’s baseball.

Jon Albaladejo: 24.1 IP, 22 H,  6 R, 6 ER, 8 BB, 18 K in 26 appearances
Bobby Abreu: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K in his lone game way back on November 29th
Wilson Betemit: 10 for 35 (.286), 6 R, 0 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 7 BB, 14 K in 12 games, last played on December 1st
Frankie Cervelli: 5 for 26 (.192), 1 R, 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 9 BB, 8 K in 13 games
Alberto Gonzalez: 32 for 96 (.333), 15 R, 4 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 6 BB, 9 K, 1 SB, 2 CS in 26 games
Edwar Gonzalez: 15 for 60 (.250), 3 R, 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 1 BB, 15 K, 2 SB, 2 CS in 26 games
Jesus Montero: 29 for 81 (.358), 18 R, 4 2B, 0 3B, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 14 BB, 14 K, 2 SB, 0 CS in 23 games
Ivan Nova: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K in his lone appearance was back on November 19th
Scott Patterson: 21.1 IP, 18 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 17 K in 18 appearances, hasn’t pitched since December 1st
Edgar Soto: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K in 2 games, hasn’t pitched since November 9th
Edwar Ramirez: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K in 2 games, last pitched on November 16th
Marcos Vechionacci: 27 for 97 (.278), 11 R, 5 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 5 BB, 13 K, 1 B, 0 CS in 34 games
Jose Veras: 8.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 13 K in 9 games
Guillermo Villalona-Bryan: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K in 3 games, last pitched on November 21st

Don’t worry about the guys that haven’t played in a while, they probably just went home. I doubt any of them got hurt seriously.

The great double standard
Sickels' Top 20 Yankee Prospects
  • Rob


    • chris fowler

      looks like he’s raking.

    • chris fowler


  • Greg

    I don’t like that Veras has walked 4 in 8 IP in winter ball, thats exactly not the type of pitcher the yanks need in the bullpen. Montero continues to impress, he just flat-out rakes.

  • Mike R.

    I like those numbers from Vech. Lets hope he can keep it up at Trenton next year.

  • steve

    jesus can steal bases as well !? giddy up! ha

  • Jamal G

    Great to see Alberto Gonzalez succeeding very well with the bat and altough Veras still having control issues, his WHIP still sits under 1.

  • Ed

    John Sickels has a nice write up on Alan Horne. He is about to publish his top 20 Yankee Prospests.

    • dan

      He seems to love him, and then only gives him a B. Ratings are all over the map with Horne. The Yankees seem to like him, but didn’t move him to AAA last year. He wasn’t in the Milb top 50 prospects, yet he won eastern league pitcher of the year. Seems kinda odd to me.

      • Mike A.

        He’s a tough guy to get your head around. He had a ton of injury problems in college, but he’s been healthy in his 2 years as a pro. His stuff now is better overall and much more usable than it was back in college, but he was much flashier and much more electric back then.

        He’s one of the better pitching prospects in the game, but he’s not at the Joba-Kershaw-Bailey-Buchholz level, he’s hangin’ with Chuck Lofgren, Wade Davis and Kevin Slowley. He’d be the top pitching prospect for quite a few teams, that’s for sure.

  • barry

    ^A-Rod on 60 minutes about steriods and mitchell. Downloadable, A-Rod is about 28 minutes into the mp3.

  • Perry O.

    Montero is a beast.. the kid has some game..

  • Mark

    Jesus Montero is a stud! Look at those Dominican League numbers. Hopefully he keeps this hitting up and he will skyrocket to the top of our list of prospects.