2009 Minor League rosters announced


PeteAbe has the official Opening Day rosters for the four full-season affiliates straight from the Yankees. We found out who was going to suit up for Low-A Charleston over the weekend, and yesterday we got word of Double-A Trenton’s preliminary roster. The Thunder is still two players over the 24-man roster limit, so I’m curious to see what happens there. Otherwise, there’s no real surprises with High-A Tampa’s and Triple-A Scranton’s roster. The only things that catch my eye are that Angel Berroa is nowhere to be found and Scranton will carry three catchers. Oh, and both Jairo Heredia and Wilkins DeLaRosa are MIA. I guess that’s noteworthy

Double-A Trenton’s season begins tomorrow at home vs Binghamton, while the other three clubs start on Thursday. So you know what that means … tomorrow night, DotF, be there.

Categories : Asides, Minors
  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Melvin must be making the jump to the big league team soon.

    • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

      Seriously, where is he playing this year.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Seriously, where is he playing this year?

        Your mom’s bedroom.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        He’s currently filling in for Thor as The God of Thunder. Thor has the flu, he’s day-to-day.

  • A.D.

    No Christian Garcia either, but it looks like that was expected.

    • Troy

      he’s on the DL right now…he’ll be in Trenton soon.

      I wonder how the Trenton starting pitching will work out, on the backend that is. McAllister, Hacker, Kontos, Nova, Pope right now…who gets bumped when Garcia returns?

  • steve

    i miss DoTF !!!

  • http://blog.ugo.com/images/uploads/busey.jpg Gary Busey’s Face

    Cannot wait for DoTF…

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Catchers: Jesus Montero, Austin Romine, Steve Strausbaugh.

    One of those three should be converted to pitcher.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside


      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        Yeah, that’s pretty much a given. He can’t hit his way out of a wet paper bag, so they should try him on the mound as long as he is young and has some value.

        What a bust Montero is.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          If he can stay at catcher, he’d be a great prospect. But, since he can’t, he’s a bum.

          Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go shine Victor Martinez’s nuts.


      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        Only to pitch the 8th though

  • Doug

    where’s bradley suttle?

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

      On the DL. He has shoulder surgery in the offseason and is still rehabbing.

      • Doug

        thanks, mike. where do you think he’ll end up when healthy?

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


          • Doug

            yeah, that’s where i first looked…and was obviously surprised not to see him there (or anywhere)

          • Reggie C.


            Do you think Suttle is a breakout hitter for ’09? The dude could hit for really good average, and even though Suttle’s got middling power could he be a respectable bench addition (A-rod’s back-up)?

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

              He kind of broke out last year, didn’t he?

              I’m a sucker for guys like him. Strong defense, very good batting eye, lots of power to the gaps. Cole Gillaspie and Jon Jay are like, my heros.

              • Reggie C.

                Wasn’t he shut down before the end of the season though? I’m thinking along the lines of .300/.350/.450 — i think he’s capable of that kind of production at Tampa.

              • Jack

                In Suttle’s prospect profile, you said his defense was adequate at best. Has he improved that much, or was that wrong earlier?

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

                  He made major strides last year with his defense. He’s no Gold Glover, but he’s solid.

                • Jack

                  Ok, thanks.

  • andrew

    I love Tim Dierke’s response in his live chat a few minutes ago about Ramiro Pena

    [Comment From Ramiro Pena]
    Someone on the Yankees telecast said that scouts are starting to refer to me as one of the top “up-and-coming” shortstops in the Majors. Is this true?
    Tim Dierkes: Nah

    Maybe we should be seeing him in the DotF this year. I’m assuming we will in a month or so.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Who, Pena or Dierkes?

      • andrew

        Well I think if we signed Dierkes he’d probably be in Rookie ball, but I was referring to Pena

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I dunno, I think Dierkes has the potential for some nasty stuff. Don’t sell him short.

          He’s got ridiculous upside.

          • Joey

            I believe there’s only one person on this blog capable of ridiculous upside!

  • http://amonthoffundays.blogspot.com Phil in LA

    Jorge Vazquez is also conspicuously absent. Garcia and Horne are on rehab assignments, I think Sanchez is, too.

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

      The three pitchers are rehabbing from various ailments. I forgot about Vazquez, but he wasn’t anything special to begin with.

  • Tripp

    Who is this Jorge Vazquez character? And why do I keep seeing people refer to him as a sleeper candidate? I’ve never even heard of the guy and I’ve followed the minors for a few years now….

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

      A 27 or 28 yr old 1B/DH they signed out of Mexico in November. He’s an older Juan Miranda, if that.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      He’s Javier Vazquez’s little brother. Or possibly Jorge Posada’s little brother.

      Either way, with a pedigree like that, he’s BOUND to be awesome!

      • UWS

        He’s Javier Vazquez’s little brother. Or possibly and Jorge Posada’s little brother love child.

        • Mike Pop

          You got a dirty little mind.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          He’s Javier Vazquez’s and Jorge Posada’s love child.

          You need a woman for that kinda deal.

          http://tinyurl.com/dx864a (it’s work safe)

  • Mike Pop

    Down on the farm, yay!

  • Joey

    Mike, how long until Brackman makes it up to Tampa, I really want to see him?

    • Joey

      punctuation fail

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

      I’m guessing mid-season.

  • Joey

    Gotta say I missed DotF almost as much as Yankee baseball, I might cry tomorrow when I finally see it


    (I typed in “fat kid and cake” into the search to illustrate my point, but this was just sooooooo much better)

  • Nickel

    Pilittere’s in AAA and Cervelli’s in AA? Not like it’s a big deal, but isn’t that a change in the pecking order from recent years?

  • Conan the Barack O’Brian

    Any guesses on Arodys Vizcaino? GCL?

    • Troy

      Extended Spring Training.

  • Andy

    What about Heredia??? I expected him at Tampa. Is he on the DL????

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