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Game 68 Spillover Thread II
Double plays, errors, Josh Johnson doom Yankees

By now you’ve probably heard, but in case you haven’t: the Yanks have agreed to terms with Dominican catcher Gary Sanchez on a $2.5M bonus. The signing can not be made official until July 2nd, when the international signing period starts. I’ll have some more on him later this week.

Colin Curtis has been promoted to Triple-A Scranton. Oh, and has Melvin Croussett met his match?

Triple-A Scranton was rained out yet again. They’ll play two tomorrow, with ex-Yankee farmhand Dan McCutchen scheduled to start the second game for Indianapolis.

Double-A Trenton‘s doubleheader was rained out. They’ll play a doubleheader tomorrow, but the other game was straight up canceled and will not be made up.

High-A Tampa is off until Monday for the All-Star Break. Chris Parmalee of the Twins won the Homerun Derby, not sure how many Romine hit. The North All-Stars beat the South All-Stars 6-1.
Austin Romine: 0 for 1 – took over behind the plate in the bottom of the 5th … grounded out to the first baseman on a 2-0 count to end the 7th in his only at-bat

Low-A Charleston (7-3 win over Savannah)
Jose Pirela: 0 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 CS
Ray Kruml: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI
David Adams: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB – had been hitless in his last three games
Dan Brewer & Melky Mesa: both 0 for 4 – Brewer drew a walk, stole a base & K’ed twice … Mesa drove in a run & K’ed
Corban Joseph: 2 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB
Taylor Grote: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Mitch Abeita: 3 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB – 9 for his last 20 (.450)
Hector Noesi: 7 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 6-8 GB/FB – 77-11 K/BB ratio in 73.2 IP
Casey Erickson: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 6-0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island was washed out.

The Rookie GCL Yanks kick off their season on Tuesday. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on July 10th.

Game 68 Spillover Thread II
Double plays, errors, Josh Johnson doom Yankees
  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Noesi is KILLING it.

    • http://www.richardiurilli.com/ Richard Iurilli

      I don’t know much about Noesi. What kind of prospect is he? What is his ceiling? Does he have any major league comps?

      • Tremont

        old for the level. run of the mill stuff

  • Zach

    6G, 11.1 IP, 1H, 1ER 5BB, 30K? thats crazy

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

      Four non-K outs all year.

      • Doug

        but he gave up a hit. what the hell happened?

        • Tom Zig

          Is he this year’s Melvin Crousett?

        • Jack

          He just wanted to see what it felt like. He’s not a fan.

    • Rob H.

      that is very impressive.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      He pitches in the San Pedro Division. Axisa you could strike out at least 25 over there.

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

        Thanks, it means a lot.

  • Rob H.

    well……..not much to comment on for tonight. haha

  • http://www.richardiurilli.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Date OPP W L ERA SV IP H ER BB SO
    Jun 08 @DSL ANG 0 0 0.00 1 2.0 0 0 1 7

    According to that page, he struck out seven batters in just two innings on June 8. I assume one was a dropped strike three in which the batter reached second, but that’s pretty amazing.

    • http://www.richardiurilli.com/ Richard Iurilli

      Sorry, that was meant to be a reply.

      • DreDog

        Made me feel a little better about tonight.

  • DreDog

    It says loss to Savannah.

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

      My bad, fixed.

  • http://www.richardiurilli.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Actual comment on the George King article about Sanchez:

    Jeppydog wrote:
    A big catcher with a live arm is a great aquisition after weak armed little Posada. I like Molina’s arm; too bad he got hurt. A Catcher who can throw and hit is a great luxury.

    I especially enjoyed the word “little.” Yankees fans amaze me. Does that guy even watch the games?

    • J

      i would dismiss any yankee fan that reads george king first all. king is absolutely terrible

      • DreDog

        He is the worst. How he made it, I have no clue.

    • DreDog

      Gotta be a guy posing as a Yankee fan.
      Probably the same guy that said the Brewers should trade JJ Hardy for Bard.

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

        I thought it was Mauer for Bard since that’s the best they could get?

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

          Or Brad Penny for a “Justin Smoak type player.”

        • Jack

          Yeah, it was. I loved Klaw’s response to that.

      • Tom Zig

        JJ Hardy for Brad Penny and Hunter Jones

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      It seems like the success of Jesus Montero so far has suddenly made the MSM interested in the July 2 signing period.

      • Charlie

        maybe i’m an idiot but what’s MSM stand for?

        • Zach

          mainstream media

          the major channels for tv, radio, newspaper/magazine

          for sports it would be espn, sports illustrated, sporting news, nbc sports, etc.

          yes, nesn, yankee magazine, etc dont count

        • John

          mainstream media

  • Accent Shallow

    Do we trust GAK III here?

    Good to see Noesi with another solid start.

  • Tom Zig

    Do the DSL games count as “down on the farm”?

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

      There are no games in the DSL. The whole thing is just guys lining up to get a shot against Melvin.

  • Blackdragon905

    Sorry if this is stupid since you guys always talk about him, but what is Melvin’s scouting report?

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

        My favorite part:

        He claims to be able to throw harder, but notes that the fans complain about the noise from the sonic boom.

        • Mike D.

          I heard Melvin chills with Dos Equis Most Interesting Man in the World on game days.

          • Joey

            you mean the Dos Equis Man chills with him

            • Mike D.

              exactly.

        • Jack

          The best MLB comparison I can think of is Randy Johnson’s raw stuff plus Greg Maddux’s smarts plus Pedro’s mean streak plus Roy Halladay’s command of his full repetoire plus Mo’s ice water veins plus Boomer’s love of a good time plus Andy Pettitte’s dedication to church and family plus Mike Mussina’s wit plus CC Sabathia’s durability plus Tony Clark’s nice guy-iness plus Jon Lester’s feel good story. Keep an eye out for this guy.

          Mike = The Man

      • Blackdragon905

        Thanks, i forgot about that article lol. I wish I knew the real scouting report.

        • Mike D.

          Not 100 percent sure, but I think nothing but a filler. 20 years old in the DSL, probably a zero chance to make the majors.

          • Blackdragon905

            True, sounds like an older guy just dominating teenagers, but would get lit up against competition his own age.

      • Joey

        Heh, good memories

      • John

        He once earned TWO saves in the same game, in which he also hit TWO Walk-off grand slams.

  • Mike D.

    And just like that Pirela is hitting .277.

  • ArodMVP217 FTW!

    77-11 GB/FB ratio in 73.2 IP = good stuff

    • Charlie

      if he gave up 8 fly balls today, you’re telling me he only gave up 3 the whole rest of the season. Something’s gotta be wrong with that stat.

    • Accent Shallow

      Surely you mean K/BB ratio? Because that would be insane. That would make Chien-Ming Wang look like Chris Young.

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

        It’s K/BB. I’m an idiot.

      • Drew

        yeah it’s k/bb

  • Chris

    lmao that profile on Croussett is hilarious

  • VO

    Mike, if they give up on Montero as a catcher what position do you think they move him to? We have first base, and third base locked up. What about right field?

  • Charlie

    Good thing we’re going to get another catching prospect. We don’t have a lot of them or anything.

    • Jack

      You say that like it’s a bad thing.

      • Charlie

        I know, I know with the “best player available” idea, but other teams don’t really think he is the best one in the international market. Why not go hard after Sano. I know most don’t pan out and all, but its not like Sanchez can convert to a shortstop or another position in which we lack depth

        • Drew

          It’s not always the “best player available,” it’s signing quality guy after quality guy. At 16 we have no idea what this kid will be in 3 years.

        • The Fallen Phoenix

          But other teams aren’t the Yankees, and their scouts are not Yankee scouts. Other teams didn’t think Joba Chamberlain was worth a pick in the first round of the 2006 amateur draft, and how has that turned out for most of them thus far?

          I’m not saying that the Yankee scouts are the best in the business, but I think fans need to have a bit more faith in them than the guys who are on the outside looking in.

          Besides, it seems the Yankees were all over Sanchez from the start, and a lot of other teams backed out early because they knew they wouldn’t win a bidding war with the Yankees. I think the Montero recruit was similar, if I recall correctly.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Good thing prospects are not guarantees. We wouldn’t want to have to field a team of nine catchers or anything.

    • V

      :facepalm:

  • Lanny

    It’s pretty obvious they will be going hard after the international market after basically taking a pass on the draft. They have to think the high level/priced talent there is better and its a better use of the resources.

    • V

      A pass in the draft? How so?

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

      How do you figure they took a pass on the draft? Because they only took one of the 50 guys you’ve heard of?

      • V

        I keep forgetting that Lanny isn’t here to actually have a discussion. He’s just trolling.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Depends on what you mean by taking a pass, though. Just because the Yankees didn’t pick up the sexiest names doesn’t mean they’re not coming away with legitimate talent, even in the later rounds.

      I mean, most people had little clue who DJ Mitchell or Brett Marshall were last year, and they’re not doing too poorly for themselves (even considering some of their recent struggles).

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Who the heck is this Noesi guy?

    And should I get excited?

  • Tremont

    Any clue what the GCL roster is gonna look like? Or where I can find out?

  • http://www.yanksblog.com Patrick

    Thanks for the mention, Mike.