Jul
01

Scranton, Trenton & Tampa take on some top pitching prospects

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NPR interviewed Pat Venditte, check it out here.

Get your wallets ready, the International Signing Period starts tomorrow. Time to haul in a new batch of ridiculously over-hyped Latin American teenagers, most of whom will never make it out of A-ball.

Triple-A Scranton (5-2 win over Buffalo) faced the guy Jim Callis predicted the Yankees would select with the 21st pick in the 2006 draft
Justin Christian: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – send me down? I’ll show you!
Chris Basak: 2 for 4, 1 K
Juan Miranda: 0 for 4, 1 K – 2 for his last 14
Shelley: 1 for 2 – Chad Jennings said he left the game after apparently injuring his shoulder making a diving catch in RF
Jason Lane: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Cody Ransom & Eric Duncan: both 0 for 3, 2 K - Ransom walked & scored a run
JD Closser: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – second straight game with a 3-run jack, his first 2 homers of the year
Ross Ohlendorf: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 3-2 GB/FB – 29 of 47 pitches were strikes (61.7%)
Heath Phillips: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 Balk
JB Cox: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 4-2 GB/FB
Scott Strickland: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – 4 H, 4 BB, 14 K in his last 13 IP … hot damn

Double-A Trenton (3-1 loss to Portland) faced the guy the Red Sox selected with the 40th pick of the 2006 draft, one spot ahead of where the Yanks took Joba
Ramiro Pena & Reegie Corona: both 2 for 4, 1 K – Pena drew a walk & was caught stealing
Austin Jackson: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
Chris Malec: 0 for 3, 1 BB – evens the ol’ K/BB ratio up at 29-29
Edwar Gonzalez, PJ Pilittere & Jose Tabata: all 1 for 4 – Edwar doubled & K’ed … PJ K’ed & committed a throwing error
Cody Ehlers: 0 for 4, 2 K
George Kontos: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 4-8 GB/FB
Zach Kroenke: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Eric Wordekemper: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (4-0 loss to Fort Myers) totally dominated by the best prospect the Mets traded for Johan Santana
Eduardo Nunez & CJ Henry: both 0 for 2 – Nunez drew a pair of walks … Henry walked, K’ed twice & was picked off first
James Cooper, Andres Perez & Kevin Smith: both 1 for 4
Mitch Hilligoss, Seth Fortenberry & Luis Nunez: all 0 for 3 – Fortenberry K’ed
Grant Duff: 4 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 5-4 GB/FB
Phil Bartlewski: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2-3 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (7-0 loss to Savannah)
Abe Almonte & Jesus Montero: both 0 for 4 – Montero allowed a passed ball
Justin Snyder: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Bradley Suttle, Austin Romine & Brandon Laird: all 1 for 4 – Suttle & Laird each K’ed twice … Romine K’ed once
Carmen Angelini & Matt Morris: both 0 for 3 – Morris K’ed
Austin Krum: 2 for 2, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Lance Pendleton: 4 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 5-4 GB/FB
Ryan Zink: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K – he’s a better prospect than you may think … they Yanks drafted him last year just as he was coming back from TJ, but he was considered a top 3 rounds talent before the injury
Nick Chigges: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Gabe Medina: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K

Short Season Staten Island (9-4 win over Aberdeen)
Walt Ibarra & Dan Brewer: both 2 for 4 – Ibarra doubled, scored 2 runs, K’ed & committed a fielding error … Brewer scored a run & drove in 2
David Adams: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – 12 for 33 (.364) in his last 9 games
Brian Baisley: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Mike Lyon: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
Jack Rye & Melky Mesa: both 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – Mesa threw a runner out at home from CF
Cory Arbiso: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 5-4 GB/FB – really, no strikeouts?
Andy Shive: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Tim Dennehy: 2 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (6-2 loss to GCL Indians)
Jose Pirela, Chris Smith, Chad Gross & Corban Joseph: all 1 for 4 – Pirela doubled & scored a run … Gross K’ed twice … CoJoe doubled & K’ed
Zoilo Almonte: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 3 K
Mike Jones: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 2 K
Yunior Tabares: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Chris Britton: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – threw 8 pitches in the rehab appearance
Humberto Sanchez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K - threw 12 pitches
Rich Martinez: 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 10-0 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Miles Roche

    JD Closser: ?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      It’s fixed. Melky got me all worked up…

  • E-ROC

    Not a good night for the Yankees organization all around.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    This is going to seem off-topic, and it is, but it’s hard not to notice that the Red Sox’s top prospect–who was supposed to be Joba’s rival for top pitching prospect in all of baseball–our good friend Clay “Laptops” Buccholz, has quietly put together about as unproductive a season as Hughes or Kennedy has.

    Granted, Buccholz wasn’t as brutal as Kenendy was when he was in the majors earlier this year, but he certainly hasn’t been the rising ace many predicted he would be this season. And that hasn’t been getting a lot of press, while Yankee fans are ready to jump off bridges because Kennedy and Hughes are “over hyped.”

    Yankee fans, especially the bandwagoners (if Cashman re-ups, the Yankees miss the playoffs, and all the bandwagoners jump off, I would consider the season a success), really need to learn a thing or two when it comes to player development, and rebuilding/reloading cycles. That’s been the most frustrating thing as a fan this season; listening to all the b.s. and all the nonsense from people who have no idea what they are talking about, and cannot seem to understand that, unlike in Baseball and Football, rookie players (particularly players in their first few pro seasons) are rarely impact players the way Joba Chamberlain and Ryan Braun were for their teams last season, and even then, it might take several seasons in the majors after a successful minor league career (right, Volquez?) before dividends are reaped.

    I wish people realized that. It would make this season far more bearable, since I wouldn’t have to read “OMG OMG FIRE CASHMAN!!111″ in the comments section of every Yankees related blog or message board this year…

    • Joe

      I hear what your saying about Buccholz not doing very well and being stuck in the minors right now, but I won’t be tucking this away and taking it out to comfort me when Sidney Ponson takes the mound. I don’t think many people on this particular site blame Cashman. I think most people who frequent this page were glad that Cashman was willing to go with youth. My point is, your preaching to the choir. Lohud needs this kind of sense beat into there head. What are you gonna do though.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        I know, and I’ve tried that, but I’ve just given up. I just felt the need to rant somewhere were 75% of the population aren’t…shall we say, somewhat dense when it comes to mixing baseball and rationality.

    • dan

      I’m not a fan of the whole idea that there’s a pro-Red Sox conspiracy in the media, but Buchholz’s struggles and Manny throttling a team official have gotten zero press. It’s hard not to wonder why.

      • Casper

        I disagree with all the complaints about the treatment of the Manny story. Complain about the lack of discipline exerted on Manny by the Sox organization, but it’s not like the story wasn’t reported in every major media outlet and every big sports blog out there. (And there’s not much attention on Buchholz because the Sox have been in 1st place for much of the first half.)

        • A.D.

          Also Manny came out and apologized, Chacon expressed how the GM was being a jerk and not letting him eat lunch is peace, and thats what happens when Shawn Chacon can’t eat lunch in peace

    • Casper

      I’m sure we all hear what you’re saying, but really you just have to tune out the media and uneducated fans. It’s a fact of life and it’s never going to change. And, if you tune them out and just enjoy being a fan and enjoy the game, you won’t feel compelled to say things like “if Cashman re-ups, the Yankees miss the playoffs, and all the bandwagoners jump off, I would consider the season a success.” (I’m not coming after you here, I totally know how you feel.)

  • Bonos

    Amen, the better sites and their posters are all pretty much on board with you. That’s why Joba and Hughes last year were so amazing. Lohud is pretty much a chat room with a few very knowledgeable posters. I guess Baseball Chat Rooms are the in thing. Yikes/

  • dan

    Mike, you left out Tabata, who was 1 for 4 and left the game with an apparent leg injury according to Mike Ashmore.

    http://thunderbaseball.wordpre.....bata-hurt/

    • dan

      nvm, I just skimmed over his name before

    • Brandon

      they thought it was a hamstring, but it’s just cramps.

  • http://mvn.com/milb-yankees Eric

    You’re not feeling the excitement of IFA day Mike? For shame. For those of you who, like me, get way too excited over a bunch of raw 16 and 17 year-olds with sky-high ceilings, feel free to come over to Pending Pinstripes to read and talk about the signees.

    • Casper

      You could just BUY advertising space…

  • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

    how fast can Sanchez move? if he pitches well, where will he end the season?

    • Vader

      That may be too fast, but if the Yanks are out of it by September, you will see a full expanded roster with a lot of chances for them.

      The real question is if the Yankees are 10-12 games out before the deadline, will they send some of the Vets packing.

      By no way am I giving up on the season, I’m just a little frustrated after last nights game and Joe’s managing of it.

    • Vader

      That may be too fast, but if the Yanks are out of it by September, you will see a full expanded roster with a lot of chances for them.

      The real question is if the Yankees are 10-12 games out before the deadline, will they send some of the Vets packing?

      By no way am I giving up on the season, I’m just a little frustrated after last nights game and Joe’s managing of it.

  • A.D.

    I understand the reasoning for Ohlendorf to start is for regular work, but they could just put him on a relief schedule, which makes WAY more sense, essentially what they did with Cox & Melancon