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Yanks' seventh pick, #200 overall
The homegrown problems

What a day. First a walk-off win, then the Yanks draft Gerrit Cole, then Manny and Youk get into a fight in the dugout, and then on top of all that, it was a pretty kick ass night in the system. Our annual draft day technical meltdown was cause by the enormous amounts of traffic coming to the site, which is a nice change from the shitty server induced meltdowns of years’ past. In case you missed any of the draft action, go here.

Here’s the box scores: AAA, AA, A+ and A-.

  • Ben Broussard traded in one of those doubles for a homer.
  • Eric Duncan picked up two hits, one a double.
  • Jeff Marquez had his best start in AAA, but he didn’t strike anyone out over 7 innings. He had an 18-3 GB/FB ratio though.
  • Austin Jackson & Jose Tabata each doubled in run some runs. Eladio Rodriguez had a pair of two-baggers.
  • Al Aceves had his worse start of the year, giving up 5 runs in 6 IP.
  • Bo Hall picked up the win with 2.2 hitless innings of relief.
  • Mitch Hilligoss, Andres Perez and James Cooper each picked up a pair of hits.
  • Ivan Nova got rocked, giving up 7 hits and 6 runs in 5 IP. He did strikeout 7 though.
  • Charleston’s game is not quite done yet, but they’ve already drawn 13 walks as a team. Crazy.
  • Abe Almonte reached base 3 times before being lifted. The River Dogs were winning big, so I’m guessing it was just to rest him up a bit.
  • Justin Snyder laced a pair of doubles. Lots of doubles tonight, eh?
  • Bradley Suttle, Jesus Montero, Austin Romine, Brandon Laird & Carmen Angelini all picked up a hit and either lots of RBI or lots of walks. The offense was just ridiculous tonight.
  • Adam Olbrychowski pitched well for 3 innings, but Wilkins DeLaRosa came in and shobed it for 4 innings: 2 baserunners, 5 K, 5 groundballs.

Anyone hear Michael Kay during the game today say that Girardi should have the entire team on the field an hour early tomorrow to learn how to bunt? Hysterical. Regular DotF returns Saturday after I recover from the draft.

Update: Forgot to mention this link. is selling game used Staten Island Yankees’ jerseys, which is pretty cool. They have everyone imaginable, from Dellin Betances to Eric Duncan to Darrell Rasner to Eric Wordekemper to Mike Gillespie to David Parrish to Steve Karsay to Dan McCutchen to Jose Contreras, you name it, they have it. Cool stuff.

Yanks' seventh pick, #200 overall
The homegrown problems
  • Jamal G.

    Has Abraham Almonte been the biggest surprise of the season? Honestly, who expected anything like this?

    Do you think the Yanks should take a shot at Sonny Gray, heard his commitment to school is iron clad but still, why not take a flier on that talent (I asked this before but am unsure if it was answered, sorry if it was).

    • Mike A.

      I knew Abe was this good. He’s super legit.

      Not sure on Gray. He suffered a severe ankle sprain at the end of the spring, so not many teams saw him after April. He’s the kid of player that might be better off going to college anyway.

  • Joey

    Oh yea, I forgot we had prospects while we were drafting prospects today :-)

  • Matt G

    Mike, hats off for your coverage today.

    • Mike A.

      Thanks. It’s a labor of love.

      • Joey

        yea, thanks for all the coverage today. You tha man

  • Rich

    What was equally hysterical is that Kay was giving Cano bunting tips on his radio show after the game in the hope that he may have been listening to the radio during his drive home.

  • steve (different one)

    loving this Chris Smith pick.

  • Rich

    I like the Corbin Joseph pick a lot.

  • matcohen

    What’s up with Wilkins going 4? Are they stretching him to be a starter?

  • RollingWave

    what’s the over / under on the Rays getting hit much harder by the suspension than the Red Sox for that shite?

  • dan

    I’m picturing Mike at his computer (not that I know what he looks like), surrounded by about 9 cups of iced coffee, dripping sweat, typing in the DotF for tonight after blogging the draft all day. Fantastic work today.

    This just came to my mind… why didn’t the Yankees send Chris Britton to represent them at the draft today? He clearly doesn’t have anything better to do, why not lend a hand?

    • Mike A.

      No coffee, just bourbon. ;)

  • George Kaplan

    Dave Robertson is pure nastiness

  • George Kaplan

    oops. Just saw the K count…
    Still narsty though

  • A.D.

    Mike, as with others, gotta give props with the draft credit.

    the 2B from UVA, we looking at Pedroia type potential?

    Also guy from Stanford, was told he was projected to be the Stanford ace next year, which is something

    • Mike A.

      Not sure about Adams, but he’s definitely cut from that mold.

      Bleich was supposed to be their Friday night starter this year (aka their ace), but he struggled early and missed a big chunk of the year with an elbow strain. He fired 4 shutout innings in relief last weekend (one outing) as Stanford fought for their lives in the Regionals.

  • CB

    Mike – really fantastic coverage today. Really great stuff. Much appreciated.

    • Rich


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  • yanks26

    Scranton W 5-3
    Brett Gardner 1-2, 2 BB, CS
    Ben Broussard 2-4, 2 R, HR
    Eric Duncan 2-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI
    Greg Porter 2-4, RBI
    Jeffrey Marquez 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K – Must have feared getting squeezed out of the rotation

    Trenton W 9-6
    Ramiro Pena 2-5, 2 R, RBI
    Austin Jackson 1-4, R, 2B, RBI, 2 K
    Edwar Gonzalez 1-5, 2B, 2 RBI – may not be a prospect but helps every team he’s been on win
    Chris Malec 2-4, R, RBI, BB
    Jose Tabata 1-3, R, 2B, RBI, BB, K
    Eladio Rodriquez 2-4, 2 2B, R, RBI, 2 K
    Reegie Corona 1-3, 2 R, RBI
    Alfredo Aceves 6 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K – Road bump?
    Bo Hall 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K – DFA talks are premature

    Tampa L 6-2
    Mitch Hilligoss 2-4, R, 2B
    Andres Perez 2-4, R
    James Cooper 2-4, 2 RBI
    Kevin Smith 2-4
    Tim Battle 0-4, 4 K – Ouch
    Ivan Nova 5 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
    Philip Barteski 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K – 1.06 ERA

    Charleston W 13-2
    Abraham Almonte 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB
    Justin Snyder 2-3, 3 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, K, 2 Errors
    Bradley Suttle 1-5, R, 2 RBI, 1 BB & K
    Jesus Montero 1-6, RBI, K – avg dips under .300 for the first time this season
    Austin Romine 2-6, 3 R, RBI, K
    Brandon Laird 1-2, R, 4 BB
    Carmen Angelini 1-3, R, 3 RBI, 3 BB – hitting .343 last 10 games
    Austin Krum 3-4, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB
    Adam Olbrychowski 3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – Pulled because he sat too much between big Innings?
    Wilkinds De La Rosa 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

  • Tripp

    Offense in Charleston is healthy again. The entire team has protection in the lineup. Its awesome.