Jun
25

DeLeon continues torrid start

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Make sure you scroll down for tonight’s game thread.

Triple-A Scranton (6-3 loss to Syracuse)
Kevin Russo & Colin Curtis: 2 for 4, 1 K - Russo doubled, was caught stealing & missed a catch at second for an error … Curtis homered, drove in three & K’ed
Austin Jackson & Juan Miranda: both 1 for 4 – Jackson doubled (& didn’t K!) … Miranda scored a run
Xavier Nady: 0 for 2, 1 K – played five innings in RF…For more on Nady’s short rehab appearance tonight, see Ben’s post.
John Rodriguez: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Justin Leone: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 3 K
Eric Duncan & Kevin Cash: both 0 for 4 – E-Dunc K’ed once, Cash four freakin’ times
George Kontos: 3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 5-3 GB/FB - 33 of 62 pitches were strikes (53.2%) … first start in 13 games because of all the rain outs, so chalk this one up to rust
Zach Kroenke: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 27 of 48 pitches were strikes (56.3%)
Anthony Claggett: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB - 14 of 22 pitches were strikes (63.6%)
Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 1 WP, 1-2 GB/FB – 15 of 24 pitches were strikes (62.5%) … heh, that’s on odd line … he hit the first batter, got the second guy to fly out, the runner moved to second on Russo’s error, moved to second on a ground out, then scored on a wild pitch

Double-A Trenton (4-3 loss to Akron, walk-off style)
Austin Krum, Eduardo Nunez, Jorge Vazquez, Noah Hall & Marcos Vechionacci: all 1 for 4 – Krum & Vech each K’ed three times … Nunez scored a run, K’ed & missed a catch for an error … Vazquez K’ed twice … Hall drove in a run & K’ed
Reegie Corona: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Chris Malec: 0 for 4
Edwar Gonzalez: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 1 E (throwing) - three homers in his last two games, four all season
Kyle Anson: 0 for 3, 1 BB – 23 BB, 21 K this year
Kanekoa Texeira: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 4-2 GB/FB
Jason Stephens: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 3-4 GB/FB – huh … why didn’t they just start him?
Jose Valdez: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-4 GB/FB
JB Cox: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB – two of those walks were intentional … walked in the running run, safe to assume that wasn’t intentional

High-A Tampa (5-2 win over St. Lucie)
Dan Brewer, Damon Sublett & Seth Fortenberry: all 1 for 4 – Brewer K’ed … Sublett scored a run & K’ed … Fortenberry scored a run & K’ed twice
Eric Fryer & Austin Romine: both 2 for 4, 1 RBI - Romine doubled, scored a run & allowed a stolen base
Brandon Laird: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
David Adams: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing) – what’s up midseason promotion
Kevin Smith & Luis Nunez: both 1 for 3 – Smith scored a run … Nunez drove in a run, got picked off first & committed a throwing error
Jeremy Bleich: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 11-2 GB/FB – he’s in line for a promotion … Mo knows Trenton could use a starter or two
Grant Duff: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2-2 GB/FB
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-4 loss to Savannah)
Jose Pirela: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Ray Kruml: 1 for 5, 2 K
Corban Joseph & Taylor Grote: both 0 for 4 – CoJo drew a walk & K’ed … Grote K’ed twice
Melky Mesa: 3 for 5, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI - league leading 15th & 16th homers
Abe Almonte: 0 for 1 - left after one at-bat as the DH … not sure what that’s about
Neall French: 1 for 3, 1 K
Garrison Lassiter: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Mitch Abeita & Mike Lyon: both 1 for 4 – Lyon K’ed
Andrew Brackman: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 2-5 GB/FB – really struggled in the first, but settled down in the second and third before leaving in the fourth
Brandon Braboy: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-3 GB/FB
Brad Rulon: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (3-1 loss to Hudson Valley)
Francisco Santana: 1 for 4, 1 K
Carmen Angelini, Kelvin Castro & Kle Higashioka: all 0 for 4 – Castro K’ed
Rob Lyerly: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Luke Murton: 0 for 3, 2 K
Zoilo Almonte & DeAngelo Mack: both 1 for 3, 1 2B – Almonte drove in a run
Hector Rabago: 0 for 2 – sadly, he didn’t play his fourth position in four games
Arodys Vizcaino: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 Balk, 3-2 GB/FB, 2 E (pickoff, fielding) – 14 K in 8.1 IP
Mike Solbach: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Gavin Brooks: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB – I wonder if this bullpen stuff is permanent
Ryan Flannery: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (3-2 win over GCL Tigers) this team’s outfield is stupid good … what happens when Slade Heathcott signs?
Ramon Flores, Issac Harrow & Kevin Mahoney: all 0 for 4 – Harrow & Mahoney each K’ed once
Jose Toussen: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB, 1 CS – played second base … and he throws lefty!!!
Kelvin DeLeon: 1 for 1, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 BB – on base 9 times in 12 plate appearances
Francisco Arcia: 2 for 4, 1 K
Emerson Landoni: 0 for 3
Mitch Delaney & Isaiah Brown: both 0 for 1, 1 K – Delaney K’ed twice & committed an error during a pickoff play … Brown drew a walk & drove in a run
Jose Ramirez: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 6-4 GB/FB – dayum
Phil Bartlewski: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-4 GB/FB
Julian Arballo: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB – guess Arcia dropped a third strike somewhere along the way

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Accent Shallow

    Think Edwar II could be a useful ML player?

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

      No. He was actually released after 2008, but they resigned him when they realized they didn’t have enough OF for AA.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    this team’s outfield is stupid good … what happens when Slade Heathcott signs?

    DeLeon gets bumped up to Staten Island to help that offensive offense.

    • emac2

      It looks like they already stopped pitching to him in the GCL

  • Accent Shallow

    Slightly more relevant question: at what point can we get legitimately excited about DeLeon? July 2010 at the earliest?

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

      You can get excited now, but don’t go overboard. He’s a very talented kid.

      • Accent Shallow

        I suppose I meant that more in the “inexorable march to the big leagues,” sense. He’s in short season ball, so much could go wrong at this point.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    I repeat: I’m getting really irrationally annoyed by Brackman. Someone calm me down.

    • Accent Shallow

      2009 is about getting healthy, 2010 is about results. Even with all his struggles, he’s still striking out a batter per inning.

    • Yanke1313

      Brackman will never be anything more than Loek Van Mil.

      • Accent Shallow

        Dutch?

        • Lanny

          Brackman is too old for that league anyway. Some results now would be nice.

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

            Yeah, you tell ‘em, Steve-Dave!

            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              What? You think just ’cause a guy reads comics he can’t kick some ass?!

          • Accent Shallow

            Serious response: I’d imagine they push him next year, assuming he manages to stay healthy.

          • V

            Oh, look, a Lanny sighting! Somebody must have performed poorly.

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

          I can’t stand the Dutch.

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            That’s Loek Van Mil’s problem. 7’1″, wears a cadet small glove.

          • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

            I agree. If it’s two things I hate it’s people who are intolerant of other cultures and the Dutch!

            • Twinsfan

              What’s wrong with the Dutch? Van Mil rules btw!!

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      He’s really really tall! Better?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    BTW, Axisa, no mention of Melvin’s league leading 8th save? Does he not strike out enough players for you? Do you wish he was Miguel De Los Santos?

    All Melvin does is love us!

    • Dorian

      Melvin lays down his life on the cross for all of us and all he asks in return is a mention in DOTF.

    • Yanke1313

      Melvin was at the Yankee game today. He helped A-Rod adjust his swing.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      You know I think Melvin deserves another nickname, “El Redentor”.

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

        The King of Pop-up?

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Can’t take Gardner’s nickname. ZZZIIINNNGGG!

  • Yanke1313

    Mike, I see your boy Brooks doing it “big”. Good to see Lassiter back in Charleston. Chris Smith still hasn’t played yet. Bust?

  • Brian

    Enter Jose Ramirez. Really, the best part of the GCL is realizing we have all these prospects we didn’t know about. Ignorance is bliss with these guys.

  • CB

    Adams promotion helps explain the move of Sublett to CF. Hopefully Adams continues to hit. They could use the the prospects up the middle.

    Kevin Russo continues to hit. Might be in line for the utility job in the bigs next year.

    Given what Arodys Vizcaino did last year, it’s very encouraging to see him continue to build on his state side success. Obviously a tiny sample but a 14:3 K:BB over 8 innings for an 18 yo in the Penn league is a very nice start.

    • rbizzler

      I agree. It seems like they are trying to produce an overabundance of UTIL guys. They all have similar skill sets, but I am unsure of their ceilings.

  • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Hey Mike… What can you tell me about Spencer Lucian, sleeper?

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

      ICWUDT. Jerk.

      • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Ha… Forgot about it last night, figured I should use it before too much time passed and you were just like “get the F out of here with that question.”

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  • Tremont

    Honestly, is anyone not disappointed in Brackman at this point? There just isn’t any spinning it at this point, he has been bad. Between he and Betances, I’m getting tired of the excuses. I figured one of these two would make themselves top 50 type prospects by years end. Instead they are both pitching their way out of the top 200.

    • emac2

      I’m not worried at all.

      Sure he could be doing better but the only concern is mechanics and health this year.

    • pat

      Instead, Zach McAllister is making himself into a top flight prospect.

    • Johnny

      Some free advise: Stop following prospects… You don’t have the patience.

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

        That.

  • Billy

    the farm is lookin REALLY good right now

  • Billy

    de leon’s hr must have been a bomb for the pitchers to walk him 3 times in a row.

  • southernyankeefan

    just out of curiosity where do the play the games in the GCL.

    • pat

      I think they’re played at the minor league complex in tampa.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        What pat says

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      At the Yankees minor league complex.

  • Lou

    Is Melky Mesa not a legitament prospect? Just curious to know how the team views his future. Is he a career minor leaguer (Hensley Meulens) or is he someone that has the skill set to make it to the show? Does his low average scare the front office?