Sublett keeps up the hot hitting

What Went Right: Moose lands the big 2-0
Who cares about Hank

AzFL Peoria (5-2 loss to the other Peoria)
Austin Jackson: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K – saw a total of 24 pitches in his 5 plate appearance
Kevin Russo: 0 for 4

HWB Waikiki (Waikiki leads Honolulu 9-3 in the 8th) tired, not waiting around any longer
Damon Sublett:3 for 5, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K

Friday’s Games

AzFL Peoria (7-5 loss to the other Peoria)
Juan Miranda: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K – 5 of his first 6 hits went for extra bases
Austin Jackson: 0 for 1 – pinch ran for Miranda late
Kevin Whelan: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0-2 GB/FB – 15 of 22 pitches were strikes (68.2%) … this the Whelan we all want to see more of
Humberto Sanchez: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 1 WP – only 12 of 32 pitches were strikes (37.5%) … considering he threw a grand total of 2 innings in the last 43 days coming into this game, I think we can chalk this one up to rust

HWB Waikiki (2-1 win over West Oahu)
Austin Romine: 2 for 4, 1 K – here’s something I didn’t notice during the season: this guy never strikes out … between the regular season & winter ball, he struck out only 58 times in 423 at-bats
Jeremy Bleich: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 8-4 GB/FB – 54 of 76 pitches were strikes (71.1%) … impressive outing

Justin Christian will be playing for Caneros de la Mochis of the Mexican Pacific League this winter, while Walt Ibarra suits up for Naranjeros de Hermosillo. Frankie Cervelli, Carlos Mendoza & Edwar Gonzalez will be playing for Cardenales de Lara of the Venezuelan Winter League. Still waiting for some rosters to post, so I’m sure there’s more guys playing winter ball.

What Went Right: Moose lands the big 2-0
Who cares about Hank
  • Steve

    The Yanks have 3 catchers with some potential in their farm system right now. Cervelli, Romine and Montero. Cervelli is an excellent defender but so far hasn’t shown much pop. Could be Molina’s replacement as soon as next year, but you can find guys like that.

    Lets say there’s a deal on the table for Jake Peavey, and the Padres insist on either Romine or Montero. If not, he goes to the BoSox. Which one would you include? Would you pass altogether? Tough call.

    • Frank B.

      For Peavey??? as far as Im concerned they can have both of them!

      • Steve

        Not just for them. Hughes is already in the deal. That’s on top of Hughes, Bruney and whatever else.

        BTW-Peavey’s home/road splits are pretty stark, then add .5 to the ERA going to the AL. Its not a slam dunk.

        • Old Ranger

          A trade with Phil in it is a non starter! Why trade a #2-3 pitcher for a #1-2…neither one has proven they can handle the AL East. Phil has pitched well (after injury), but we don’t know about Peaveys’ ability in the Big Boys Club. If we can get him, other then giving up Phil go for it…within reason. 27/09.

          • Joop

            He was being theoretical.

    • Miles Roche

      And Higashioka.

  • Steve

    Mike, what do you make of Bleich? Another Andy Pettitte or just another mediocre lefty? His control seems good, his stuff pretty average.

    • RPimpsner

      I would defeniatly say Bleich is not a mediocre lefty. I also do expect him to start next season in Tampa.

      From the two games he had with Staten Island he only threw two bad pitches, one was a curveball that hit a batter and the other was a first pitch fastball that was drilled for a homerun. That was in his professional debut.

      In his second game he pitched out of the bullpen, relieving Jonathan Albaladejo. He threw four two-hit innings, striking out four. Combined in those two games he threw 110 pitches, walking only one and striking out eight.

  • Miles Roche

    Whoa, 6 shutout innings!
    Didn’t see that one coming. . .

  • Miles Roche

    I pass altogether, but when it comes down to one of the 2, i stick with Montero. I undertand he might not be the best receiver, but his bat is light years ahead of Romine’s with plenty of projection still left. And don’t get me wrong, i’m drooling all over Romine, and he’s actually one of my favorite prospects, but Montero’s bat is that special. . .

    • Steve

      Romine’s a much more complete player with an above average bat, plus many scouts feel Montero will wind up at 1B anyway. Its a very tricky call.

      Montero could also be held back for years if he doesn’t become an adequate receiver. Look at how long the Yanks held back Posada until they felt he was ready to catch everyday. So its 2010, Posada is fading and the Yanks need a catcher. Montero is nowhere near ready, now what?

      • Miles Roche

        I go with Cervelli for a couple of years until Montero comes around or some other good catcher comes along and you then shift Montero elsewhere. I’m telling you, you won’t be able to replace his any time soon. . .

  • Miles Roche

    I go with Cervelli for a couple of years until Montero comes around or some other good catcher comes along and you then shift Montero elsewhere. I’m telling you, you won’t be able to replace his any time soon. . .
    But since we’re at it, let it be known, I envision Romine as the Yankees catcher and Montero manning 1st base in a couple of years.

    • Miles Roche

      Oops, double post. . .

    • Old Ranger

      Of the 3 catchers, right now, Cervelli is ready to play. No, he hasn’t got the HR power of Montero but he has a good avg. and gap power. He is a very athletic good defensive catcher with a good arm and bat. The other two guys have a higher ceiling then Cervelli, I think he just might make the 25 man out of ST…we don’t know if Posada will throw well enough.
      Down the line; I agree with your pick of Romine as the starting catcher…with Higash???/Cervelli as his back-up, unless traded or Higy proves us all wrong. 27/09.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Is Matias Carrillo a serious prospect?

  • Accent Shallow

    Should we be worried about Austin Jackson yet?


    Boy, it’d be nice if we had some other outfielders in the system to get excited about. (Abe Almonte, maybe?)


    Mike, Matt Carson is with the Aguilas del Cibao, and Jonathan Ortiz with Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League.

    • Mike A.

      Thank you.

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  • dudeyoyo

    Cervelli is like Dioner Navarro, but with a great defense.