Dellin Betances … awwwww yeah!

BA projects the first round
The quiet counterbalance to bloviating Hank

Triple-A Scranton
1 (4-0 win over Louisville in 7 innings)
Brett Gardner & Juan Miranda: both 1 for 2, 1 R – Gardner drew 2 walks, stole a base & was caught trying to steal another … Miranda launced a 2-run bombed & drew a walk
Justin Christian: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB – one of the most under-rated players in the system
rest of lineup: combined 1 for 15, 1 2 R, 1 2B, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP – Jason Lane scored a run & drew two walks … Eric Duncan committed a fielding error … Chris Stewart doubled & scored a run
Dan Giese: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 11-7 GB/FB – 63 of 90 pitches were strikes (70%)

Game 2 (4-2 loss to Louisville)
Brett Gardner: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K – threw a runner out at first from LF
Bernie Castro & Jason Lane: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Castro K’ed … Lane scored a run & threw Andy Phillips out at second from RF
Juan Miranda & JD Closser: both 1 for 2 – Miranda walked twice … Closser drew a walk & scored a run
Cody Ransom: 3 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 2 E (throwing, fielding)
Eric Duncan: 0 for 4, 1 K – after the scorching hot start, he’s down to .234-.339-.364 … sigh
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 4-8 GB/FB – gave up a homer to the best prospect in the minors, the same dude who has 22 hits (6 doubles, 2 triples, 4 homers) & 14 RBI in his last 11 games

Double-A Trenton (5-3 win over New Hampshire)
Ramiro Pena: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Austin Jackson: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI – broke out of a 5 for 29 slump in a loud way
Colin Curtis & Cody Ehlers: both 0 for 4 – Curtis K’ed
Edwar Gonzalez: 3 for 4, 2 SB
Jose Tabata, PJ Pilittere & Kevin Russo: all 0 for 3 – Tabata scored a run, walked & K’ed … Russo K’ed
Reegie Corona: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B – 5 multi-hit games in last 9 contests
Chase Wright: 7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 7-10 GB/FB – quitely having a very nice year
Anthony Claggett: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (3-2 win over Fort Myers in 11 innings) Jon Hovis has made 1 appearance in the last 21 days … I wonder if something’s up
Damon Sublett & Kyle Anson: both 0 for 3 – Sublett scored a run, walked twice & committed a fielding error … Anson walked once & now sports a 16-25 K/BB ratio in 30 games
James Cooper: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB – threw a runner out at home from LF
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Seth Fortenberry: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K – 51 K in 37 games puts him on pace for 170 … is he the new Tim Battle?
Josue Calzado: 1 for 5, 3 K
Luis Nunez: 1 for 4, 1 2B
Eric Hacker: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 12-4 GB/FB – he’s allowed 1 ER in his last 46 innings … guess the blister is okay
Kevin Whelan: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3-0 GB/FB – dominant
Josue Selenes: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1-4 GB/FB
Phil Bartlewski: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Low-A Charleston (3-1 loss to Asheville)
Austin Krum & Brian Baisely: both 0 for 4, 2 K – Krum drove in a run … Baisely allowed a passed ball
Justin Snyder: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Jesus Montero: 1 for 4, 1 K
Braedyn Pruitt: 2 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Carmen Angelini: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 E (fielding) – breaks out of a 3 for 32
Dellin Betances: 6 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 3-7 GB/FB – 27 hits allowed & 57 K in 47 IP
Wilkins DeLaRosa: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1-3 GB/FB

BA projects the first round
The quiet counterbalance to bloviating Hank
  • TurnTwo

    i figured we would have seen more pub for AJax’s first bomb…

    but yeah, great to see Betances continue to rack up those Ks (and stay healthy).

    i’m very interested to see what the Yankees can continue to get out of JD Closser… he was a pretty nice prospect for the Rockies a couple years ago.

    and add Kevin Whelan to the list of potential late season additions to the bullpen, should we need reinforcements. from what i remember, his control was his biggest hinderance, but if he can stay away from awarding the free pass, that splitter he has is filth.

    • TurnTwo

      and whats the deal with this Hacker fella? i know he recently got promoted, but this is the first time i’ve really heard his name mentioned.

      where does he come from? what kind of stuff does he have? how does he project?

      • A.D.

        He’s suppost to have real good stuff, just can’t stay healthy, out last season with shoulder surgery, out in 2005 with TJ

        • A.D.

          Also due to injuries he’s 25 in high A ball, which isn’t ideal

    • Ben K.

      Closser will soon be a better back-up option than Chad Moeller.

      Oh, um, the hitless wonder that has become Jose Molina.

  • Jamal G.

    I love Dellin Betances but it is kind of annoying that even with a dominant start he posts a 4.50 BB/9. Glad to see the rebound from the bad start last time out.

    Is Erick Hacker an organizational arm or does he have a shot to be an average or better situational LHP?

    Brett Gardner has been sizzling in Triple-A. I guess people were right when they said that he always bounces back after early struggles at a new level. Great note, his OPS is 1.000+ vs. LHP, nice. It sucks when the only thing keeping a propsect from promotion is availability at the next level, but such here is the case and to be honest I’m in agremment with that. There is nobody in the OF at the Major League level who deserves to be ousted in favor of Gardner.

    The only move I see is Shelley Duncan coming down and that really doesn’t make much sense as you lose a power bat and with Hideki Matsui as the normal DH, he really is a 4th OF being able to play the corner OF spots with Johnny Damon as the backup CF. If Morgan Ensberg continues to struggle, might we see a DFA for him in favor of a Gardner call-up?

    • A.D.

      Hacker is right handed, and has a high ceiling, health is the issue

      With Ensberg, I’m pretty sure that the only reason he hasn’t been dfa’d yet is because of A-Rod & Betemit’s injury. The Ensberg trial has failed thus far, he’s not hitting and he hasn’t shown much range, when everyone is healthy i’d expect a DFA & AG stays up.

      The problem with brining Gardner up is he has no where to play, he’s the same as Damon, left handed leadoff type batter. An injury to one of the of and Gardner will get the call, or if they can move someone, but until then he’ll have to wait, presumably if the Yankees are able to make the playoffs they’ll want him on the roster as a pinch runner & back up centerfielder if Melky were to be hurt…no one wants to see Damon in center in high pressure situations

  • whozat

    “a Gardner call-up?”

    To do what, though? Sit on the bench and pinch run for Giambi late in games?

    • Ben K.

      Brett Gardner at AAA: .287/.385/.449
      Melky at MLB: .268/.327/.435

      Those are just facts. I’m not suggesting anything.

      • barry

        I bet you Gardner could do the same as melky with more SB.

  • A.D.

    What happened to the real Dan Geise?

    • barry

      Well you know how there is the Ghost of Kei Iga….. well its the Beast of Dan Giese

  • A.D.

    Edwar Gonzalez, raking at AA? Who would guess

  • dan

    I’m jaded after seeing McAllister’s line from last night. It’s gonna take me a little longer than one day before I say “aawwwwww yeeeaaaahhh”

  • Lanny

    You are going to see the name Betances #1 on all Yankee top prospect lists.

    • Mike R.

      He’s going to have some stiff competition for that spot. A-Jax, Tabata (I still believe), Jesus Montero, Zach McAlister, and Andrew Brackman (hopefully by the end of next year). I hope you are right but he is not in the lead right now.

      • chris

        I doubt Brackman will show enough to be up there. also, dont forget in his last few months \pitching he was throwing in the 80s – sure it was because of the injury, but who knows if he can regain that sick fastball

  • MD

    Carson, Perez, Edwar,Curtis…….any of these guys real prospects?

    • Mike A.

      No, no, no, yes.

      • Pablo Zevallos

        I disagree on Curtis, if you’re talking about top-30. But even if that’s not hte case he doesn’t have one exceptional or very good tool. He’s a future 4th OFer

  • YES

    Whelan will soon be in AAA where he’s supposed to be. He’s only in Tampa because he just came off of injury.
    He’s already passed A+ and AA levels.
    Although I don’t know how long they’re plan on keeping him in Tampa and then Trenton.
    My guess is he’ll get a few innings at both levels and on to AAA.

    • Pablo Zevallos

      I’m not so sure–you have to make sure that his control is stable before moving him on. There’s no difference between him and Scott Proctor (in terms of rough results) if Whelan can’t control the ball, either

  • chris

    Amazing how we are all talking about pospects to bring up this year. thought we were pretty set with kenedy ipk (now in lower case) Joba and Olendorf. Guess everyone is having at least subconscious second thoughts on the Big Three.

    If Hughes doesnt turn into at least a reliable 3 starter in the net few years I wonder if Cashman gets a job in baseball again. Could go down as one of the worst non-trades ever

    • Ben K.

      A job in baseball? You really have no idea what you’re talking about. NONE.

      • Sam


    • Travis G.

      you know this is a thread CENTERED on prospects, right?

      we talked about prospects to bring up last year. we’ll talk about them this year. and we’ll talk about them for the next 10 years no matter how good or bad the Yankees are doing.

  • Travis G.

    hopefully it’s the start of a surge for Ajax and Betances. Dellin will get his control under control (wow does that sound stupid). after all, he’s only, what 19?

  • Tripp

    So Cashman says he wants to keep Dellin and McCalister in Charleston all season. I can understand Dellin to get his mechanics working, but McCallister? He is absolutley dominating down there.

    • Ben K.

      I’m not really sure I understand Dellin either. He’s nearing that point where, outside of control, he’s not going to learn anything else by beating Low A hitters.

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