DotF Lite: Betances sighting

Game 74: Patience with youth
Yanks, Damon drop a game to Reds

My respect for DotF‘s gone up a notch with Mike gone. This takes a looong time to compile, and I’m only doing the short version. More from me in a bit when I opine on the Yankees’ 4-2 loss to Edinson Volquez and the Reds.

AAA Scranton-Wilkes Barre lost to the Toledo Mud Hens 8-4. (Box Score)
Dan McCutchen – 5 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, L (1-5) – Struggling a bit at AAA
Juan Miranda – 5 for 5, 2 2B, 2 RBI – Daaamn. He pulled a Jolbert Cabrera.
Shelley Duncan – 0 for 4, 1 BB – Shelley is 1 for 14 with 6 walks since returning to AAA

AA Trenton lost to the Binghamton Mets 3-1. (Box Score)
Eric Hacker – 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, L (1-1)
Austin Jackson – 2 for 4, 1 2B

A Tampa downed the Lakeland Flying Tigers 3-2. (Box Score)
Jason Stephens – 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, W (1-0) – Not a bad Tampa debut for Stephens. He’s a bit old for the league though.
C.J. Henry – 0 for 1, 1 BB – Hitting .176 (3 for 17) so far this season. Hard to believe he was the lynch-pin in the Bobby Abreu trade.

A Charleston lost to the Columbus Catfish 11-8. Columbus scored 6 in the 8th to win. (Box Score)
Jesus Montero – 1 for 3, 1 BB, 2 R
Austin Romine – 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 HR (4), 2 RBI
Brandon Laird – 2 for 4, 1 HR (6), 1 RBI – He’s got quite the picture on

SS Staten Island lost to the Hudson Valley Renegades 3-1 in 11 innings. (Box Score)

Rookie league GCL Yankees won their season opener 3-2 over the GCL Indians. (Box Score)
I wouldn’t have much to say about this game except:
Dellin Betances – 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K – I’m thinking this is a “rehab” assignment for Betances. By walking just one in two innings, he lowered his walk rate on the season.
Chase Weems – 1 for 1 with 1 BB, 1 PB, 1 runner stole – Pro debut for the Yanks’ 2007 6th rounder. And, yes, you can find him on Facebook.

Game 74: Patience with youth
Yanks, Damon drop a game to Reds
  • Arizona Steve

    Kelvin Deleon with his first professional homer for the DSL2 Yankees squad. Also with his eighth double in his first 11 games. Get this kid state side.

    • Reggie C.

      Thanks for the update on DeLeon. BA had reported a couple days back that DeLeon was going to the GCL … but i guess that was a premature report. Hopefully, we get to see this kid pound on more advanced pitching soon. He was a big international FA signing , and as a OF , a good season could put him in Top 10 Yank prospects lists.

  • Manimal

    A Jax is on a freaking role.

  • dan

    I think you just earned Mr. Weems about 20-25 facebook requests (or at least one, from me). Joe Posnanski said something on his blog about his facebook and then said a few days later that he received something like 200 friend requests.

  • dan

    Oh and by the way, there are a whole slew of Yankee (and other) prospects you can find on facebook. Not all will accept random requests, however (I’m looking at you, Jeff Marquez).

  • Bill

    If A Jax can keep this up, how long before he’s in Triple A?

    Off topic a bit, I’m not sure if anyone would know, but does anyone know of a decent Reds Blog?

  • Ben K.

    Red Leg Nation seems pretty good, but I have never read a Reds blog before.

  • Travis G.

    no Venditte, huh?

    bc he pitches with both arms, does that mean he can pitch about twice as much as a normal reliever bc he’s spreading the wear & tear across two limbs as opposed to one like everyone else?

    i’m sure not double, but maybe 50% more, yes?

  • TU

    Don’t forget the other Duncan (Eric) went 3-4. He may start one of his hot periods

  • mustang

    Knowing that there might be an outside chance at MLB spot I expected a lot better from Dan McCutchen.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    GCL Yankees actually played a double header yesterday. They won the first game 2-1.

  • mike

    When is McAllister pitching again and what’s his upside?

  • Sergio

    I realize this is probably not the best place to ask this question but I’ll ask anyway (plus, I have yet to find another site online with such a concentration of astute yankee fans with respect to the prospects in the NYY system). What became of the following guys:

    RHP Tim Norton, LHP Angel Reyes, OF Jon Poterson

    I think I read somewhere that Norton is hurt and I’m guessing Reyes is hurt too and Poterson is out of baseball, but in any case you really don’t see much news, at least not lately, about this group of minor leaguers.

    • Mike A.

      Norton blew out his shoulder in May-ish 2007 and needed surgery to repair his labrum and rotator cuff, and I haven’t heard anything since. He should be close to coming back soon assuming there were no setbacks, etc.

      Reyes … I honestly have no idea. He was on SI’s roster earlier last week, but no anymore.

      The Yankees released Poterson before the 2007 season, and he’s currently hitting .241-.368-.394 in his second season with the Chillcothe Paints in the independent Frontier League. Yeah.

  • Sergio

    Thanks for the info, Mike. I recall Norton being in BA’s prospect handbook in 2007 and with all the pub his fellow 2006 draftees have gotten recently I figured I would inquire. As for Reyes, I’m surprised there’s been no mention of him since he was considered one of the Yanks few LHP prospects (which isn’t saying much, I know, though Bleich will hopefully change this going forward).