Medchill delivers a walk-off hit as Staten Island wins their 10th straight


Neil Medchill was named NY-Penn League Hitter of the Week, while Adam Warren and Trenton Laire shared Pitcher of the Week honors. Meanwhile, Brett Marshall was placed on the disabled list. He had been pitching pretty poorly of late, so maybe this explains things.

Triple-A Scranton (8-1 loss to Columbus)
Kevin Russo, Austin Jackson, Yurendell DeCaster & Frankie Cervelli: all 1 for 4 – Russo & Jackson each swiped a bag … DeCaster doubled & K’ed … Cervelli K’ed
Ramiro Pena: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – played CF as well
The Duncans: both 0 for 4 – Eric K’ed
Colin Curtis: 3 for 3, 1 BB
Romulo Sanchez: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 Balk, 4-5 GB/FB – 46 of 82 pitches were strikes (56.1) … not what they needed on a night when they had only one fresh reliever
Anthony Claggett: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 4-3 GB/FB – 20 of 41 pitches were strikes (48.8%)
Edwar Ramirez: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB – 16 of 24 pitches were strikes (66.7%)

Double-A Trenton (5-4 loss to New Hampshire in 10 innings, walk-off style)
Austin Krum & Eduardo Nunez: both 1 for 5, 1 R – Krum hit a solo jack … Nunez K’ed twice
Reegie Corona: 2 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB
Noah Hall & Richie Robnett: both 0 for 5 – Hall K’ed once, Robnett twice
Jesus Montero: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – hit a go ahead homer in the 10th, but it wasn’t enough … allowed two stolen bases
Chris Malec: 2 for 5, 1 RBI
Marcos Vechionacci: 2 for 4
Paul Bush: 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 3-4 GB/FB
Jason Stephens: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 5-0 GB/FB
Eric Wordekemper: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB
Wilkins Arias: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 51 K in 53.2 IP
Jose Valdez: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB – the walk was intentional

High-A Tampa
Game 1
(6-4 win over Palm Beach in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rainout
Dan Brewer & David Adams: both 1 for 4 – Brewer scored a run & K’ed twice
Matt Cusick: 3 for 4, 1 RBI
Austin Romine: 0 for 4 – allowed two stolen bases but gunned down a runner as well
Damon Sublett: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Brandon Laird & Seth Fortenberry: both 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 HBP - Laird drove a run in & scored another
Craig Heyer: 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-7 GB/FB
Adam Olbrychowski: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0-2 GB/FB – 48-2 K/BB ratio in 36.2 IP
Game 2 is in extras. There’s not much going on, but here’s the box score.

Low-A Charleston (6-1 win over Kannapolis)
Jose Pirela, Taylor Grote & Tommy Baldridge: all 1 for 4 – Pirela scored a run & drove one in … Grote drove in a run & K’ed … Baldridge scored a run & K’ed
Abe Almonte: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Corban Joseph: 3 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 K, 1 CS – 14 for his last 37 (.378)
Melky Mesa: 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 HBP
Chase Weems: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 PB
Manny Banuelos: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 1 HB, 7-7 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … 10 ER & 53 baserunners allowed in his last 56 IP
Gabriel Tatis: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K

Short Season Staten Island (8-7 win over Jamestown, walk-off style) ten wins in a row
Jimmy Paredes: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 3B
Carmen Angelini, Hector Rabago & Luke Murton: all 1 for 4 – Angelini drove in a run, was caught stealing & K’ed twice … Rabago doubled & drove in a run … Murton drove in two & K’ed twice
Zoilo Almonte: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
Kyle Higashioka: 3 for 3, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 BB, 1 PB – on base in seven of his last eight plate appearances
Neil Medchill: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI – walk-off single … 15 for his last 38 (.395) with six doubles & five homers
DeAngelo Mack: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Sean Black: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 8-7 GB/FB
Paul Patterson: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Ben Watkins: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-2 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB – seems like he pitches every single day

The Rookie GCL Yanks were rained out. They’re going to make this one up as part of a July 30th doubleheader.

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. DreDog says:

    Anyone else wonder how much awesomer this farm system would be with more higher draft picks?

  2. Mike bk says:

    another strong outing by black for SI. medchill to Charleston?

    any chance that marshall DL is more about the number of innings than an actual injury?

  3. pat says:

    Methinks Brett went to the DL for inning count reasons. Prep kid’s prob gettin a little tired. A C-note or so is a pretty good first full pro season.

  4. Ahhh, Jesus, I believe in teh J├ęsus!

  5. Mike Pop says:

    Montero is just…. awesome.

  6. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    David Adams just homered in the top of the 11th. 2-1 Tampa Yanks.

  7. pat says:

    82.2 IP
    2.40 ERA,
    18 BB
    4.06 K/BB
    1.04 WHIP
    18 years old

    • Mike bk says:

      what is his innings limit for the year? 120?

      • Reggie C. says:

        Kid’s only 18?? And he’s small too – like 5’10, 170 lbs. right?

        I wouldn’t push his arm too much beyond 100.

        100+ professional IP is enough work for any 18 year old.

        • Mike bk says:

          well that would mean he really only has 2-3 starts left since after tonight he is at 88 1/3.

          • Reggie C. says:

            That’s fine with me.

            Look at how the RS are protecting their 1st round pick from last year – Casey Kelly. He’s been shut down as well. Of course now Kelly’s now trying to show the RS he can play SS, which is interesting that the org. would okay that.

            • Chris says:

              I’m pretty sure that was a condition of him signing. He wants to be a SS, they want him to pitch. They’re humoring him now until it’s clear that he won’t make it as a SS (or it really starts to interfere with his pitching).

          • pat says:

            Welp then we shouldn’t be surprised if he see’s the DL soon. he actually left today’s game with some sort of foot/ankle injury so they might choose to give him some rest.

        • pat says:

          Ideally he hits 130 or so next year in A+/AA then 160 ish in AA/AAA then he’s ready to rock and roll in year 2011.

          • Reggie C. says:

            I think that’s too aggressive.

            I look at Jairo heredia and the fact that he’s been out the entire year till last week. The Yanks havent been clear re: the nature of the injury suffered by this kid, but since it hasn’t been ruled out , I think its fair to assume that last season’s work load came back and bit Heredia.

            Man Ban isn’t some 6’3″ American high schooler who projects to be a power pitcher. You gotta be careful with him right now.

            • pat says:

              True that, i originally meant to make it 30 IP increases which would make his ETA 2012. I don’t think thats too harsh. Then again i’ll shed a tear if manban has arm problems next year like my boy heredia. I’m fine with an even more cautious approach.

          • pat says:

            Make that 2012, I was off a year.

          • Mike bk says:

            i was thinking 120, 150, 180…like they attempted to do with Phil and Joba.

    • Salty Buggah says:

      That is beautiful. I love the K-rate too. I thought he didn’t have that many K’s but that’s awesome. Only 18 and still going to get better. And he’s a lefty. Beautiful, simply beautiful.

    • Fuck me sideways with a spork

  8. A.D. says:

    Medchill just raking, Mack has gotten his numbers up to a bit more respectable levels, still hope for more.

  9. JackISBACK says:

    Is it just me or is there like a dark cloud that just hangs out over the GCL team? Its like, every other game is rained out for them.

    And JESUS is the best prospect EVER!!! AA: He came, He saw, he conquered.

  10. Reggie C. says:

    DeAngelo Mack has put together a real hot streak rivaling that of Medchill. He’s not cranking them out like Medchill, but Mack now looks comfortable at the plate. Two good college hitters succeeding against short-season pitching isn’t a shocker.

    It’d be nice to see what Mack and Medchill could do against Low-A pitching, but I wonder if its too late into the season for both of ‘em to get promoted. Medchill’s definitely earned a promotion as he’s now hitting everything with authority.

  11. Salty Buggah says:

    I heart Jesus and his HR + Walk

    …And check out Higgy with 8 total bases and 2 walks.

    • JT says:

      Also, one of the two stolen bases was off the pitcher, Montero threw a strike to second but there was no chance.

  12. Trevor says:

    The farm would have been that much better if they would have signed Gerrit Cole and if the Tigers don’t take Rick Porcello ahead of the Yankees.
    I’m still pissed that they was even picking ahead of the Yankees considering they played in the World Series the previous year.

    • pat says:

      Gotta let bygones be bygones brosef. Cole is no more of a sure bet than Slade is. Gotta be psyched for what we have.

    • Salty Buggah says:

      Yea, but what can you do now? I’m just happy with how much we’ve progressed. Could it be better? Of course, any farm can be better. But it’s still pretty good with what we have with few “sexy” high picks.

  13. Riddering says:

    Venditte’s numbers are pretty ridiculous. I have no problem with that.

    • Salty Buggah says:

      He struggled a bit but I think he may be figuring it out in Tampa. I hope he continues getting out batters and proving everyone wrong as long as possible.

      • Mike bk says:

        he had 1 bad outing where he gave up all 3 of his runs. 11K and only 5H in 8innings.

      • Riddering says:

        He’s only been roughed up once since he was promoted to Tampa though, right?

        He hasn’t been there for very long but it looks like he’s been dealing very well with the next level.

  14. Shane says:

    When the Yankees bring up Sergio Mitre tomorrow, they will have seven starters on their staff if you include Hughes and Aceves. The big club is set, but that leaves them with a grand total of 19 legitimate starting pitchers at the top 5 levels of their minor league system.

    Trenton only has three starters right now (DeLaRosa, Bleich, Pope) with three relievers (Bush, Texeira, Schmidt) filling in the gaps. Sanchez (not Humberto) and Braboy are performing the same function at AAA and Low-A respectively. This seems a little scary to me. Of the guys presently on the DL (Marshall, Betances, McAllister, Horne, Chris Garcia, Kennedy, Kontos) who’s coming back this year? Not enough of them to fill all of these holes. Time for the Yankees to roll the dice on a couple more vets trying to work their way back or just hope for the best from here on out?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      This is nothing new, it happens every year. That’s what the filler types are for. The prospects are taken care of, they have their innings watched and everything. No one’s overworked just for the sake of some minor league team.

      The org arms pick up the slack and are tossed aside.

    • A.D. says:

      Its the minors, its not that big a deal, and they can get some fillers if need be.

      Marshall has no effect on AA & AAA, nor does Betances. Garcia, Kontos & Horne are probably all done for the year. IPK probably doesn’t come back to the AAA level this year. Z-Mac hopefully back in action soon.

    • Mike bk says:

      This was something i disagreed with Lane Myer over at NoMaas about this morning when he was writing about who to sign and who not to from the draft class talking about how there are not nearly roster spots or opportunities to develop starters if we sign them all. Between the limited innings early in there career and all the filler pitchers we have in the middle levels we have plenty of chances to develop pitchers as some of our other ones move through the system.

      for this year you can sign fillers like Towers to eat innings for those clubs…any news on when IPK is coming back btw?

      • Mike Axisa says:

        Lane does a great job with the draft stuff, but he can be too optimistic at times. There’s always more innings than arms. Always.

        • Mike bk says:

          Mike you have any opinions on the draft picks left as to who we should/will sign? Im hoping for Heathcott, Murphy, Cotham, Lyons, Stoneburner, Mitchell, Chad Thompson, McKenzie, Aplin, Meade, Breuning if they think they can fix his control and maybe Bruno. that would give the yanks 30-32 signed picks.

          • Mike Axisa says:

            Heathott and Murphy will sign. I’m hoping they get Cotham, Stoneburner and McKenzie. Other than that, I don’t really care one way or the other.

            • Mike bk says:

              how high to you rate the cape league because Meade and Lyons as lefties are tearing it up there right now?

              Lyons threw a 2H 11K Shut out yesterday
              season stats: 5 GS, 32.2 IP, 22 H, 6 BB, 29 K, 2.20 ERA

              Meade the other day with Damon in attendence threw 7 Innings 6H 1ER 1BB 9K
              Season stats: 5 GS, 28 IP, 23 H, 12 BB, 36 K, 2.25 ERA

            • Salty Buggah says:

              No Thompson, Aplin, or Meade?

              I think Lyons will sign.

              • pat says:

                I’m greedy I want Alpin in addition to Slade and Murphy. Az State doesn’t usually hand out full scholarships to just anybody. Gotta sign that focker.

  15. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Medchill does need to work on his splits against lefties.

    he is batting near .400 against righties, but only .250 against lefties

    L: 32 AB/.250 AVG/.294 OBP/.656 SLG/.950 OPS — 1 Double, 4 HR, 11 K
    R: 69 AB/.391 AVG/.419 OBP/.710 SLG/1.129 OPS — 10 Doubles, 4 HR, 12 K

    Hopefully, that improves because he is absolutely beasting Short-Season. I think he could handle Low-A.

  16. Reggie C. says:

    Mike. Where does Adam Warren start next season? Tampa? Trenton? He’s got 4 years of college under his belt. Is that good enough experience to start in Trenton?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Tampa, I can’t remember the last time the Yanks pushed a starter to AA in his first full year. JB Cox did it, but he was a reliever.

    • Mike bk says:

      he probably goes the DJ Mitchell route where he starts in Charleston and moves up quick to Tampa. Could also go like Bleich where start at Tampa and move up to Trenton mid-season. I think it also depends on what they want to do with the other guys in the system.

  17. Dorian says:

    Jesus Montero

  18. Mike bk says:

    why havent they moved phelps up to tampa already?
    112 innings 2.8ERA only 25 walks and 90K’s.

  19. crawdaddie says:

    I’ll be surprise if both Warren and Black don’t start with Tampa next year.

  20. Jeffrey says:

    Good to see Pena showing some power. Don’t expect to see too many HR from him but it would be nice if he can still develop a little more power.

  21. Praveen says:

    Are the Yankees trying to develop Ramiro Pena into their Ben Zobrist?

  22. thebusiness says:

    Jesus H. Montero, kid is nuts. Imagine the marketing dollars the Yankees will bank on that name.

  23. JohnC says:

    Looks like we’ll get to see SI finally. Thursday’s game vs. Brooklyn is on SNY at 7.

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