Charleston almost no-hit again


NOTE: Make sure you check out the previous thread for a Chien-Ming Wang injury update.

Brian Baisley was released. The 26-yr old crushed Low-A pitching early in the year (.339-.402-.505), but struggled big time after a promotion to High-A (.170-.261-.198). Here’s a bunch of other notes from farm director Mark Newman, courtesy of Chad Jennings.

Here’s a list of the draft picks the Yankees have signed. All but Gerritse have appeared in a game so far.

Triple-A Scranton (4-2 loss to Durham)
Kevin Russo, Austin Jackson, Shelley Duncan, Juan Miranda, Yurendell DeCaster, John Rodriguez & Chris Stewart: all 1 for 4 – Jackson K’ed … Shelley K’ed & threw a runner out at second from RF … Miranda doubled, scored a run & K’ed … DeCaster doubled, drove in a run & scored another … Stewart drove in a run
Ramiro Pena: 0 for 4, 2 K
Colin Curtis: 2 for 4
Josh Towers: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 4-8 GB/FB – 71 of 101 pitches were strikes (72.3%)
Damaso Marte: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 22 of 33 pitches were strikes (66.7%) … allowed two homers, one to a righty & one to a lefty
Anthony Claggett: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – all three pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (2-1 loss to Harrisburg)
Austin Krum: 2 for 3, 2 BB – reached base 57 times in 39 game with Trenton
Reegie Corona: 0 for 5, 2 K
Eduardo Nunez: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B – brought his OPS back over .700 with this effort
Jesus Montero & James Cooper: both 2 for 4, 1 2B – Montero drove in a run & K’ed
Chris Malec: 1 for 4, 1 K
Kyle Anson: 0 for 1, 3 BB – 68-79 K/BB ratio over the last two seasons
Jason Stephens:3.1 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-4 GB/FB
Humberto Sanchez: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 Bb, 2 K, 4-2 GB/FB – 15 K in 16.2 IP, so he’s missing bats … I guess that’s a plus
Grant Duff: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 WP – one of the walks was intentional

High-A Tampa (8-5 win over Charlotte in 12 innings)
Dan Brewer & David Adams: both 2 for 6 – Brewer scored a run, drove one in, got caught trying to steal & K’ed … Adams doubled, tripled, drove in two & K’ed thrice
Matt Cusick: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Austin Romine: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (missed catch) – that’s his second straight game with a triple, and his third in the last five games … what’s up with that?
Damon Sublett: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 BB
Kevin Smith: 0 for 6, 2 K – ouch
Mitch Hilligoss: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 K
Walt Ibarra: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Craig Heyer: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 4-4 GB/FB – only 24 K in 56 IP (3.86 K/9)
Tim Norton: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB
Adam Olbrychowski: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 5-1 GB/FB
Brad Rulon: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2-4 GB/FB – one of the walks was intentional
Phil Bartlewski: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (4-0 loss to West Virginia)
Neall French: 1 for 3, 1 K – singled in the fifth to snap their hitless streak at 14 innings
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 23, 6 BB, 9 K, 2 E – Addison Maruszak K’ed & committed both a fielding & throwing error
Cory Arbiso: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 9-5 GB/FB
Luke Prihoda: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-2 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (3-0 win over Hudson Valley)
Zoilo Almonte: 3 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB – 11 for his last 30 (.367)
Hector Rabago & Neil Medchill: both 0 for 4 – Medchill K’ed twice
Luke Murton & DeAngelo Mack: both 1 for 4 – Murton K’ed & got picked off first … Mack hit a solo jack & K’ed twice
Kelvin Castro & Rob Lyerly: both 1 for 3 – Castro stole a base & K’ed … Lyerly doubled & committed a throwing error
Carmen Angelini & Chad Gross: both 0 for 3 – Angelini scored a run
Arodys Vizcaino: 5.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 7-5 GB/FB - 45 K in 36.2 IP
Ben Watkins: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2-2 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K
Ronny Marte: 1 IP, zeroes, 2-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (3-2 win over GCL Pirates)
Eduardo Sosa, Francisco Arcia, Ramon Flores & Judd Golson: all 0 for 3 – Sosa drew a walk … Arcia drew a walk, scored a run & committed an error on a pickoff play … Flores was hit by a pitch, got caught stealing, K’ed twice & threw a runner out at second from LF … Golson K’ed twice
Jose Touseen, Kelvin DeLeon & Jose Mojica: all 1 for 4 – Toussen K’ed … DeLeon doubled, scored a run & K’ed twice … Mojica drove in a run & committed a fielding error

Jose Ramirez: 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 5-2 GB/FB
Dickie Marquez: 1 IP, zeroes, 0-3 GB/FB
Shane Greene: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 7-3 GB/FB – 13-3 K/BB ratio in 16.2 IP

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Steve H

    Since Montero is back to hitting, and we need a pitcher, any chance we can steal Penny for him?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Of course not, we need to offer Montero, Ajax, Joba and Hughes for a Penny.

    • Ed

      I think Theo could be convinced. Maybe.

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

      I can’t tell if you’re serious or not, and frankly that scares the shit out of me.

      • Charlie

        its seems really obvious to me that he’s joking

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

    So like, who’s been pitching against Charleston? Mark Buerhle?

  • Accent Shallow

    I wonder when (if ever) we’ll see a healthy Garcia? Will he be ready for ST?

    Frustrating news on Cox, but what can you do.

    I don’t know what to think about Marte, hopefully he’s still getting back into form.

  • Doug

    Newman speaks, but no word on Brackman. From anyone. Would be nice to hear something.

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

      Here’s five words from me, for what they’re worth:

      “He’s struggling, but it’s early.”

      • Doug

        I hope he’s only struggling

        • Lanny

          It’s ok if a guy who was hurt and first round pick and total flier doesnt pan out ya know. It’s happened before.

          • V

            Or, sometimes high risk high reward nets you a Joba Chamberlain, and sometimes it doesn’t.

            We won’t know what this guy is until he’s been healthy, for, oh, I don’t know, more than 100 professional innings.

  • Mike R. – Retire 21

    Austin Romine is an afelete! That’s what’s up!

    • Jeffrey

      Nice to have a catcher who can actually run or the other team just can’t field.

  • Manimal

    I will have a few pictures/videos of the Trenton game tomorrow when I get back home.

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

      Is that a promise, or a threat?

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Nude Pics of Jesus…

        … YES!!!!!!!

    • Manimal

      Just a few thoughts…
      -Duffy’s line is very underrated. He was very wild and could barely get a strike over the plate. How he only gave up one run is beyond me.
      -Even when Montero got out, he hit the living snot out of the ball
      -They suck at bunting. They screwed up 2 sac bunts which ended up costing them.

      • Manimal


      • TurnTwo

        the way you describe Jesus hitting the ball hard every time is what i saw from Jorge Vazquez, too.

  • Russell NY

    Boston loses!

  • Jimmy McNulty

    How do you guys feel about Jackson getting called up?

    • Charlie

      personally, i wouldn’t mind it at all. He can play all 3 outfield positions as far as i know and he’ll be called up in september anyway, so what’s the harm of bringing him up now.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        He wouldn’t get regular playing time.

        • Charlie

          so what, he’s pretty close to major league ready. his development will not collapse because of a few weeks in the majors coming off the bench

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

      Too soon.

    • V

      I’d play him over Swisher at this point.

      • http://Greg Greg P


        • Charlie

          i probably wouldn’t either, but its hard to deny that hinske should be playing more

      • Jack

        I wouldn’t.

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

        I’d play him over Swisher at this point.

        Batshit insane.

        • V

          Overreaction d00d ;-)

    • Todd

      At first, I agreed with the teams decision. However, the more I think about it, the more I think he should be called up. What is wrong with him getting the same playing time as Gardner? While it may be better for him to play regularly, I really do not see how it will be THAT much of a disruption to play Gardner’s role. He will get his feet wet and this team needs his athleticism. He will probably start 2-3 times per week and play about 5-6 times per week as a pinch runner/defensive replacement.

  • Lanny

    Marte in mid season form.

    • V

      His first two inning outing since coming back.

      Give it a rest. We get it. You’re a total asshole who sees everything in life as a glass half empty. Go jump off a bridge already.

      • Charlie

        wow, dude i agree he’s not exactly a knowledgable fan, but that is pretty harsh(kinda a personal attack, no?)

        • V

          You haven’t been here long, have you? Lanny’s like this any time a prospect sucks or the Yankees lose. He’s our very own Eeyore.

      • Esteban

        That escalated quickly

        • TurnTwo

          ietc, and i dont know why.

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

      Lanny says:
      Marte in mid season form.

      Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, pot. You kids play nice.

  • Charlie

    Vizcaino is dominating. Promote him to charleston yet? Also shouldn’t the yanks release kevin cash? He’s out for the year, and that is a complete waste of a spot on the 40 man

    • Brooklyn Ed

      they are saving it for a trade or till they actually know who is getting called up.

    • A.D.

      40 man spot isnt an issue right now they can 60 day dl Wang and Nady for spots.

  • Jack

    I really feel sorry for JB Cox now.

  • treynz22

    can we sign steve nebraska for charleston?

  • Charlie

    when are we gonna sign heathcott/murphy? i thought it would of been done by now

    • K.B.D.

      A lot of the negotiations don’t even really start until August. It’s not like the Heathcott/Murphy parties and the Yankees have been trying to hammer out a deal this entire time and are at some sort of impasse. They’ll get signed, no doubt.

    • Januz

      Charlie they will get those two signed (Murphy was working out with the Yanks according to Pete Abe). As for a couple of other picks: There is a good article at http://www.pgcrosschecker.com on Lyons, Cotham and the fact the Yankees have 5 players playing at the Cape Cod League.
      In more Cotham news, Nomaas reports this: Caleb Cotham says that while he is still negotiating, he thinks they are close and feels really good about the situation despite it not being totally in his control. He’s just ready to pitch, whether it’s on the Cape, or in the Yankees system. http://www.momaas.org.
      From everything I have been following (And news has been tough to get this year), this signing class will be smaller than usual (Because of a lack of roster spots and economics). The likely signs will be Heathcott, Murphy, Mitchell, and Thompson. Lyons, Meade, Stoneburner, McKenzie, Talerico & Aplin are to be determined, and the odds are 3 or 4 of these guys will make up the rest of the class for around 26-27 signs.

    • V

      Can’t sign them until August 17th, because the Commissioner’s Office won’t let teams sign players to above slot deals. I’ve heard that the Yankees and Heathcott have had an agreement to terms since the day of the draft, but it’s over slot (what the commissioner says teams ‘should’ pay).

      ‘Slot’ bonuses are a joke, and are just an excuse to allow (some, mostly cheap (Mets)) teams to arbitrarily pay draftees less than they’re worth.