Nov
13

Brackman being Brackman

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AzFL Peoria (3-2 loss to the other Peoria)
Kevin Russo: 0 for 0 – came in for defense at short in the 8th
Jeff Marquez: 4 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-6 GB/FB – 47 of 75 pitches were strikes (62.7%) … even with his AzFL time, he’s still about 30 IP behind last year’s total because of this summer’s groin injury
Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – only 12 of 26 pitches were strikes (46.2%)

HWB Waikiki (3-2 win over North Shore in 10 innings, walk-off style)
Damon Sublett: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Austin Romine: 0 for 2, 1 K - left the game in the 6th for an unknown reason
Andrew Brackman: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, 9-3 GB/FB – 47 of 89 pitches were strikes (52.8%) … drat, he’s a bust this week

PRWL Mayaguez (5-2 loss to Carolina)
Ian Kennedy: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 2-1 GB/FB – 12 K in 8.2 IP in his 2 starts

Tuesday’s Games

AzFL Peoria (8-4 loss to Mesa)
Austin Jackson: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Juan Miranda: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 K
Kevin Russo: 1 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding) – hit streak is up to 19 games … he’s halfway to Hit Streak Hilligoss’ mark

HWB Waikiki (6-3 loss to West Oahu)
Damon Sublett: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K

Monday’s Games

AzFL Peoria (13-9 win over Mesa)
Kevin Russo: 1 for 6, 1 CS – waited until the 8th to extended the hit streak
Austin Jackson: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B1 RBI, 1 K – threw a runner out a second from CF
Juan Miranda: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – had been 1 for his previous 22 (.045)

HWB Waikiki had a scheduled off day.

Sunday’s Games

AzFL Peoria had a scheduled off day.

HWB Waikiki lost 4-1 to Honolulu, but no Yanks’ prospects played in the game

Saturday’s Games

AzFL Peoria (9-6 loss to Surprise)
Kevin Russo: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B
Austin Jackson: 3 for 4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HBP – had been 3 for his previous 29 (.103)
Phil Hughes: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 0-4 GB/FB – 40 of 72 pitches were strikes (55.6%) … draft, he was a bust this week

HWB Waikiki (another 4-1 loss to Honolulu)
Austin Romine: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
Damon Sublett: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K

Some other notable stats:

  • Wilson Betemit: 1 for 11 (.091), 2 BB, 4 K in 4 games
  • Frankie Cervelli: 4 for 23 (.174), 5 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 5 BB, 4 K in 11 games
  • Justin Christian: 25 for 95 (.263), 14 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 9 BB, 19 K, 7 SB in 23 games
  • Reegie Corona: 14 for 47 (.298), 9 R, 5 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 SB in 16 games
  • Walt Ibarra: 11 for 43 (.256), 3 R, 1 RBI, 5 BB, 10 K, 2 SB, 1 CS in 19 games
  • Ramiro Pena: 2 for 7 (.286), 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI in 2 games
  • Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K in 1 appearance
  • Wilkins Arias: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 8 K in 8 appearances
  • Jhonny Nunez: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K in 3 appearances

Old pal El Duque will start pitching in the Dominican Winter League at the end of next week. Dude’s got to be what, 43 or 44 yrs old? Robbie Cano sould be debuting in the DWL any day now, remember he’ll only be there for a month, strictly as a DH.

Categories : Down on the Farm

40 Comments»

  1. Reggie C. says:

    Kevin Goldstein from Baseball Prospectus is not a fan of Brackman. He did a free chat a couple days back.

    Do you think Brackman’s athletic background will help him with his mechanics? Are the WPs a sign that he’s flying open in his delivery or maybe not releasing the ball at the right moment consistently?

    Guess everybody is focused on the Swisher deal right now.

  2. Joey says:

    Who are these Marquez, Betemit, and Nunez people?

  3. Jack says:

    Mike – who do you think is the best in-house utility guy to replace Betemit?

  4. Murph1010 says:

    Mike, can you tell me more about damon sublett? Position? Potential? Tools?

  5. Lanny says:

    A guy coming off TJ surgery and in the Fall league where hes working on stuff isn’t really primed for dominating performances.

  6. X-Man(Angel) says:

    Betemit homer last night LOL!!

  7. jersey says:

    hey mike when do we realistically start to worry about phil hughes ever living up to the perceived potential… i want the guy to be our 5th starter this year but cmon man time to really put it all together no? i know hes super young for a starting pitcher but young gets old really fast in life let alone in prospect world.

  8. Jamal G. says:

    In regards to the hate on Ian Kennedy, I couldn’t have said this any better:

    I don’t get why people are so down on him. Last year, in what was supposed to be his annus horribulus, he did terrifically in AAA as a 23 year old, and got knocked around in 39.2 IP in the Majors. Not to get too Joe Biden on you, but I repeat, 39.2 Innings. And, even in those 39.2 IP, his peripherals weren’t quite as terrible as his ERA – his FIP over, again, 39.2 innings, was 5.57. Not good by any sense of the imagination, but not absolutely disastrous. The previous year, in 19 major league innings, he did very well. This doesn’t mean that he will be an ace, or even a good major league pitcher, but that the evidence is largely in his favor. Again, this is a 23 year old pitcher who in 226 minor league innings had an ERA below 2, a WHIP below 1, a K/9 above 9, a BB/9 below 3. The only evidence thus far that the guy cannot pitch is that in 39.2 IP in the major league, he did badly.

    This answer was in regards to a question posed by John Sickels, which read:

    True or False Question Two: Ian Kennedy WILL rebound in 2009 and end up having a very good career. Explain your answer.

  9. pat says:

    how does an asian kid get the last name teixera or whatever?

  10. Chris says:

    1 for 11? No wonder they traded Betemit.

  11. Peter Lacock says:

    Whelan walked the bases loaded but got out of it with no runs.

  12. josh says:

    i was in euope thelast two weeks. can someone fill me in on what phil hughes has done

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