Ajax’s hot hitting continues


AzFL Peoria (18-11 win over the other Peoria)
Kevin Russo: 1 for 2, 2 RBI, 1 BB – pinch ran for Milwaukee prospect Taylor Green after he was a pitch … you may recognize that name; Green is one of the two players the Indians could have selected as the fourth guy in the Sabathia trade, but they went with Michael Brantley instead
Austin Jackson: 3 for 6, 1 R, 2 RBI – 9 for his last 24 (.375)
Jeff Marquez: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB – 24 of 47 pitches were strikes (51.1%)

HWB Waikiki (7-2 lead over West Oahu in the 5th) all Yanks’ prospects have already exited the game, hence the early post
Austin Romine: 0 for 0, 1 HBP – left the game with an arm/wrist injury after the HBP … not sure how serious it is, but he’s got all winter to get better if need be
Andrew Brackman: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 5-4 GB/FB – 48 of 81 pitches were strikes (59.3%) … his control is slowly coming back, but he threw a first pitch strike to only 11 of 20 batters … he had men on 1st & 3rd with one out in the 3rd, but the guy on third was thrown out trying to steal home, and then the guy on first was tagged out in a rundown to get Brackman out of the inning

Monday’s Game

AzFL Peoria (4-2 win over the other Peoria)
Austin Jackson: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 HBP
Juan Miranda: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – what, no extra base hits?
Kevin Russo: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 HBP, 1 SB
Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – only 8 of 16 pitches were strikes (50%)

HWB Waikiki was off Monday.

Here’s some highlights for the guys playing winter ball in the Caribbean:

Matt Carson: 2 for 13 (.154), 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 SB in 3 games (DR)
Justin Christian: 7 for 33 (.212), 4 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K, 6 SB in 8 games (Mex)
Reegie Corona: 3 for 7 (.429), 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K in 3 games (DR)
Victor Zambrano: 11 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K in 2 startsĀ  (VZ)- say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Reggie C. says:

    So your saying the Brackman line could’ve looked alot worse. Thanks for giving us some context. Five hits in five innings isn’t bad nonetheless so its not like he got roped. I like the fact he’s getting into 80 pitch count territory. It all starts with the fastball so once he commands it better and gets that strike 1 call early , he’ll be in good shape against high-A hitters.

    • Slugger27 says:

      ur right, an 81 pitch outing is very nice to see…. i think thats the most important thing to look at

      also, seeing him get some strikeouts is an encouraging sign as well… walks dont bother me, command isnt expected to be there, but getting Ks means hes still got his stuff, thats whats important

  2. A.D. says:

    Fuck signing CC we got the other big Z.

    Brackman getting solid innings, all we can ask for

  3. A.D. says:

    Marquez, 4 walks….ugly

  4. Reggie C. says:

    Peoria drops 18 runs and Miranda doesn’t play?? That’s too bad. Miranda could’ve padded his stats in a game featuring that kinda pitching.

  5. Slugger27 says:

    as a diehard yankees fan, i admittedly know less than i should about the scouting profiles of some of their best prospects, and ajax is one of them

    i was wondering if u could help me out mike, with some of ajax’s tools…. for an outfielder, hows his arm and speed? avg or very above avg? does he project more for CF or LF?

  6. Manimal says:

    Mike, is the Big Z actually starting to get better or are Venezuelan players just that bad.

  7. Accent Shallow says:

    Fearless 2009 prediction: Victor Zambrano has more of a positive impact in the big leagues than Kazmir. Mark it down.

    If I’m wrong, I owe Mike, Ben, and Joe a beer.

  8. http://pinstripealley22.blogspot.com/ says:

    Johnny Nunez pitch a scoreless inning today

  9. Ryan says:

    a .267 BA is not really what i would consider hot hitting

  10. Mike Pop says:

    Zambrano for Jon Niese ?

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