Clean sweep


Jimmy Paredes, Zoilo Almonte, Neil Medchill, DeAngelo Mack, Francisco Rondon, and Adam Warren are all headed to the NY-Penn League All Star Game. The game is being held on the campus of my alma mater, so if there’s any RAB readers out there kickin’ it at Penn State, make sure you check the game out next Tuesday.  Boston’s Ryan Westmoreland is by far the best prospect elected to the game.

Triple-A Scranton was washed out. I’m assuming they’ll play two tomorrow since they aren’t scheduled to play Norfolk any more this year.

Double-A Trenton (3-2 win over Reading)
Austin Krum, PJ Pillitere, James Cooper & Edwar Gonzalez: all 0 for 3 – Krum drove in a run & K’ed twice … Edwar K’ed
Matt Cusick: 2 for 4, 1 R
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 4
Chris Malec, Marcos Vechionacci & Justin Snyder: all 1 for 3 – Malec homered & drove in two … Vech doubled … Snyder doubled, scored a run & K’ed
Jeremy Bleich: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 9-1 GB/FB – 20-4 K/BB ratio in his last 17 IP
Kanekoa Texeira: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1-0 GB/FB – 86.1 IP is a career high … by like, a lot
Wilkins Arias: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 0-1 GB/FB
Humberto Sanchez: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – picked a runner off first
Jose Valdez: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (6-0 win over Daytona)
Dan Brewer: 0 for 3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB – and just like that he’s 1 for his last 11 (.091)
David Adams: 1 for 3, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Austin Romine & Seth Fortenberry: both 0 for 4 – Romine K’ed & allowed both a passed ball and a stolen base … Fortenberry K’ed twice
Kevin Smith: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K
Brandon Laird: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Luis Nunez & Walt Ibarra: both 2 for 4, 1 RBI – Nunez homered for the second straight game, drove in just the one run & scored twice … Ibarra doubled, drove in a run & scored another
Jack Rye: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Craig Heyer: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-6 GB/FB – Andy in Sunny Daytona was at the game, and said he left after getting hit by a comebacker
Phil Bartlewski: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB - just back up from Lo-A … here’s a clip of him warming up in the pen, courtesy of Andy
Jon Hovis: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (4-3 win over Delmarva)
Jose Pirela: 3 for 4, 1 RBI
Abe Almonte, Melky Mesa, Neall French & Mitch Abeita: all 1 for 4 – Almonte swiped a bag … Mesa scored a run & K’ed … French drove in a run & K’ed thrice … Abeita K’ed
Corban Joseph: 0 for 4, 3 K
Addison Maruszak: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – OPS is hovering around .560
Taylor Grote & Ray Kruml: both 0 for 2, 2 BB – Grote K’ed … Kruml got caught stealing & scored a run
Trenton Lare: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 6-5 GB/FB – 61-8 K/BB ratio in 58.1 IP
Andrew Brackman: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 0-1 GB/FB – strikeouts good, walks bad
Jeff Williams: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (3-2 win over Auburn)
Jimmy Paredes, Luke Murton & Mike Lyon: all 1 for 4 – Paredes swiped a bag  & K’ed … Murton K’ed … Lyon doubled, scored a run, K’ed & committed a fielding error
Zoilo Almonte & Neil Medchill: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Zoilo K’ed
Kyle Higashioka: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 HBP – his triple slash stats aren’t great, but the 24-18 K/BB ratio in 42 games is damn good for 19-yr old kid catching full time in the NY-PL
DeAngelo Mack: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 CS – 13 for his last 35 (.371)
Carmen Angelini: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI – 7 for his last 21 (.333) … his three run jack put the team up for good in the seventh
Emerson Landoni: 1 for 3, 1 E (fielding)
Adam Warren: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 10-1 GB/FB – his 1.05 ERA is the lowest among active players in the league by far … with four games before the break, there’s a damn good chance he’ll start the All Star Game for the American League
Ben Watkins: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-4 GB/FB
Gavin Brooks: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 13-3 K/BB ratio in his last 9.2 IP … his GB/FB ratio is at 3.42, which is crazy good
Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB - I need to change my “Tim Battle K’ed twice” macro to this guy’s name, because he pitches every freaking day

Rookie GCL Yanks (8-2 win over GCL Tigers)
Eduardo Sosa: 0 for 6, 2 K - hitting a whopping .188-.265-.291
Jose Toussen: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB
Kevin Mahoney: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 K – 20 of his 34 hits have gone for extra bases
Kelvin DeLeon & Jose Mojica: both 3 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB – DeLeon was caught stealing, drove in a run & scored another … Mojica drove in two & scored twice
Francisco Arcia & Judd Golson: both 0 for 4, 1 BB – Arcia scored a run … Golson drove in a run & K’ed
Mitch Delaney: 1 for 1, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Ramon Flores: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
Mikey O’Brien: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 6-6 GB/FB – 30-4 K/BB ratio in 32.2 IP
Paul Heidler: 2.1 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 1 HB, 1-3 GB/FB
Sam Elam: 0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 K – 6-19 K/BB ratio in 5.1 IP … this is awesome, the Yankees have their very own Jason Neighborgall
Dickie Marquez: 1 IP, zeroes, 0-3 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. wilcymoore says:

    Nice … a system sweep!

    BTW, interesting numbers from Jason Elam, the GCL Yankee pitcher: in 5.1 IP this year, he has a 19/6 K/BB ratio. Unfortunately, that’s 19 walks and 6 strikeouts.

  2. The Artist says:

    Scary proposition.

    I DARE someone to figure out Brackman’s WHIP.

  3. Dan L says:

    Was at the Thunder game tonight, i was pretty impressed with Bleich’s composure. he did pretty well against the R-Phil’s line up, with the exception of Domonick Brown…

  4. What’s Kanekoa’s ceiling?

  5. Januz says:

    David Robertson has the potential, and work ethic to be a 10 year major leaguer. With the execption of Joba Chamberlain he may be Damon Oppenheimer’s best draft pick in NY. If Kanekoa comes close to that, it will be a majot win.

  6. Drew says:

    Neighborgall stats, not funny.

  7. Teix is the Man says:

    Mike how did you like Penn State? I ask cause I’m looking at graduate schools.

  8. Januz says:

    Interesting comments by Jim Callis on JR Murphy, Heatchcott and the Yankee Draft: Mark (Nj)

    It has been very silent with regards to JR Murphy. Is he a safe bet to sign?

    Jim Callis (3:12 PM)

    The Yankees really like him and I can’t see them walking away from their second-rounder. I think you’ll see them announce several over-slot signings at once
    And this:Tom (Jacksonville)

    so i take it you think that heathcott will sign then?

    Jim Callis (2:49 PM)

    Yes, I do. I think the Yankees, like several clubs, may announce several signings at once toward the end.

    • Reggie C. says:

      Nothing interesting. Its no surprise that Cash hasn’t announced the signing of either draft pick. Both guys maintain significant leverage over the Yanks since the org would lose the compensation picks next year. I believe Heathcott is gonna cause alot of eyes to open wide when his signing bonus gets announced. I also expect JR Murphy to land a seven-figure deal.

    • wilcymoore says:

      Hey, question here … does the Commissioner’s office have to approve over-slot signings of draft picks? I know MLB’s hierarchy frowns harshly at teams that ignore the slot numbers, but can they reject those deals?

      • Mike Axisa says:

        No, they don’t have to approve anything. The only thing they can really do is try to dissuade teams from giving out overslot by bonuses by threatening to not approve a bid for the All Star Game, delay revenue sharing payment, stupid stuff like that.

  9. JSquared says:

    Why no Arodys Vizcaino, because of the injury? Still not elected?

    Kanekoa isn’t as bad as Albaladejo… that’s a different level of bad, but it is a toss up of whether he’ll be effective in the majors or not.

    • whozat says:

      Albaladejo is a “different level of bad”?

      He performed well in limited duty in 2007 and 2008, and has mixed good outings with shitty outings in 2009. He’s got great AAA numbers and is still young, so he’s probably closer to the 4.00 ERA guy from 2008 than the 5.61 ERA guy from this year.

      Fringy middle reliever. Not “a different level of bad”

      • JSquared says:

        Okay, maybe i exaggerated a little bit, but it’s not like he’s 21 or 22, he’s 26 and ineffective in the majors.

        Teixeira goes 2+ innings a game and has a little more potential.

        • whozat says:

          Teixeira goes 2+ innings in AA. Alby has done that from time to time in the minors too.

          And you missed my point. He HASN’T been ineffective in the majors. He’s been mediocre. He gave up runs in 5 of 22 outings, and his being sent down has been more a product of having options and not being as good as Hughes, Aceves, DRob or Melancon. He’s totally adequate as the 6th or 7th guy in a bullpen, which is way, way above “a new level of bad”

  10. Reggie C. says:

    Is Ryan Westmoreland really that good a prospect Mike A?

    The RS have stocked up on some interesting OFs in recent drafts – Reddick, Kalish, and now Westmoreland. I think this is one area of player development where the Sox do hold the advantage. Do you agree that the RS aren’t lacking in potential impact OFs , or is this another example of a tilt among draftniks to favor RS picks?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Yeah, he’s very good. Plus the talent pool in the NY-PL is down this year.

      They’re kind of in the same boat as the Yanks. Westmoreland’s years away, and Reddick’s good but he’s not a real impact guy. He’s not better than Jackson. Kalish can be very good, but it hasn’t come together yet.

      • Reggie C. says:

        I just hear different stories of how Westmoreland was the guy that RS didn’t want to lose in the Halladay package. His physical tools may be far superior to anyone in the Penn League, but did Theo goof in killing the deal when Riccardi demanded Westmoreland?

        • AndrewYF says:

          Oh please, they also didn’t want to lose Daniel Bard.

          It’s more likely J.P. and the Seattle guy laughed in Theo’s face, and Theo wanted make it look like he was the one who didn’t want to give up too much.

    • JSquared says:

      Westmoreland is probably the last guy the Red Sox have who can actually scare a team down the line. No one in their Top 10 prospects is doing well at their Level. Hagadone was effective, but was traded. Bard is effective in the Majors. Reddick isn’t more special than an everyday outfielder. Casey Kelly, whom they want to play SS, did not do well this year there. Bowden seems to be more of a hide and trade piece rather than bring up and watch him possibly be a bust. A lot of other guys they have are just doing bad.

      • AndrewYF says:

        No, they and everyone else wants Kelly to be a pitcher.

        He did very well as a pitcher in his first year, although he’s over-hyped and his top-50 prospect ranking will be very premature.

  11. Reggie C. says:

    Angelini is on the 1-80 !! Watch out!

    Seriously though … i’ve dogged this kid enough in ’09. Its 1 MM dollars Opp wishes he had back, but that’s life.

  12. Jeffrey says:

    Really liking Trenton Lare’s K rate. K rate dropped and ERA went up since being promoted, but that makes sense. He still seems to be doing well.

    • Jeffrey says:

      Could he move quickly through the system and be a lefty reliever if he doesn’t stay a starter for some reason? Anyone know how hard he throws. I read he has a fastball, change up and slider.

  13. Reggie C. says:

    I believe the organization should do this with Brackman: convert him into a reliever. That way Brackman could focus on suppressing that high-BB rate over only a couple innings. The man knows how to K hitters; that much he’s shown coming out the ‘pen.

  14. Matt says:

    The reason that Jesus broke his finger was so that the major league team could do better. He sacrificed his finger for the good of the team. They are 9-1 since Jesus broke his finger. Do not cry about Jesus, he broke his finger so that he and the Yankees can be immortal.

  15. Bryan G says:

    anyone else notice that Jim Callis has changed his mind and now preferres Hughes to Bucholtz. He even preferres Junichi Tazawa to Bucholtz now.

  16. Tom Zig says:

    No surprise, ESPN says Youk tackled Porcello. Apparently they can completely disregard video footage of the incident and make up their own facts

  17. DreDog says:

    Any chance of having odds about who the PTBNL is?

  18. JohnC says:

    Looks like Hungry Humberto is finally getting his act together. His last few outings have been impressive

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