Bleich makes his pro debut


Yanks’ sandwich pick Jeremy Bleich – the highest drafted player they actually signed this year – made his professional debut with the Short Season Staten Island Yanks this afternoon. Held to a strict pitch count, the ex-Stanford southpaw tossed 3 innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs in the process. He struck out four, and posted a 1-4 GB/FB ratio

Bleich struck out the first batter he faced, then hit the second batter with a pitch before serving up a 2-run jack to the third. He gave up a double to the next batter, but then settled down and retired the next 7 batters 8 batters in order before exiting the game. The Baby Bombers rallied for three runs, so Bleich is off the hook for the loss. He’s obviously a bust, right?

Categories : Asides, Minors


  1. Chris A says:

    Yup. He stinks.

  2. radnom says:

    Maybe the Cardinals would take Bleich + Cano + IPK + Melky + Horne + Gardner + Shelly + Rasner for Pujols. Right guys!? Chashman…call him up!!

    • Joseph P. says:

      If he doesn’t get this done, he should be fired!

    • Bleich + Cano + IPK + Melky + Horne + Gardner + Shelly + Rasner


      Joba + Hughes + AJax + Brackman + Humberto + CokeFiend + Bob Sheppard + ARod (if we eat his salary) + Derek Jeter’s Edge + Babe Ruth/David Wells’s hat + Carl Pavano’s option + Giambi’s ‘stache + Pudge & Andy’s “creatine” + Jorge’s urine + Edwar’s rec-specs + the rights to draft Gerrit Cole into perpetuity + a Bernie Williams smooth jazz-rock fusion CD + Steve Swindal + Big Stein’s calzone + the Bat + the cure to ALS + Brien Taylor + Kei Igawa + Bobby Meacham + Kimberly Jones + Xavier the VII + God Jr.

      for Pujols.

  3. pat says:

    i think the homerun was against corban josephs brother. CoJoBro

  4. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    I expect him to breeze through the minors next year, get called up just before the end of August, ignite the city with his blazing fastball and devastating slider, be the toast of baseball and play beer pong with a hulking first baseman.
    Anything else will be deemed a failure.

  5. Ed says:

    Minor nitpick, he retired 8 straight, not 7. Your summary only added up to 2 2/3 innings :)

  6. Rich says:

    Random sidenote on the Elias rankings:
    Mark Prior 1.870748299
    Andrew Brackman 1.779026217
    Humberto Sanchez 1.779026217

    tinyurl dot com slash 5evgl7

  7. Rafi says:

    Does anyone know the schedule for the SI Yanks playoffs? I wanna go to a game and can’t make the rest of the week.

  8. TheLastClown says:

    It says in the box for that game that Venditte saved it. I thought he was a starter, but admittedly I don’t follow the farm nearly as closely as some folks on here.

    Is he being groomed to be a reliever? Has anyone seen him pitch live? Is an ambidextrous pitcher not the excellent thing *albeit maybe a novelty thing* that you’ve ever seen?

  9. Ivan says:

    I don’t know if you heard about this but Austin Romine will play Winter Ball in Hawaii.

  10. Hitman says:

    How hard was Bleich throwing?

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