DeLeon’s big day propels GCL Yanks to a win


Zach McAllister was in the team photo in this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. Melky Mesa got some love in the Helium Watch. Also, Chad Jennings reports that Mike Dunn was told by the organization that he’ll probably go to the Arizona Fall League if he wasn’t called up in September. We already know Ian Kennedy and Colin Curtis are headed to the AzFL.

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

Triple-A Scranton (9-1 loss to Lehigh Valley)
Kevin Russo: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Colin Curtis & Austin Jackson: both 0 for 4
Shelley Duncan & John Rodriguez: both 0 for 3 – Shelley K’ed once, J-Rod twice … Shelley was hit by a pitch … J-Rod walked
Juan Miranda, Reegie Corona & Chris Stewart: all 1 for 2, 1 2B – Miranda scored a run … Corona drove one in … Stewart allowed a passed ball
Yurendell DeCaster: 1 for 4
Romulo Sanchez: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 Balk, 3-4 GB/FB – 52 of 88 pitches were strikes (59.1%)
Zach Kroenke: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1-2 GB/FB – 28 of 46 pitches were strikes (60.9%) … second straight outing in which he’s allowed multiple runs
Edwar Ramirez: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1-3 GB/FB – 14 of 25 pitches were strikes (56%)
Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2- GB/FB – 20 of 34 pitches were strikes (58.8%)

Double-A Trenton (1-0 win over New Hampshire in 10 innings, walk-off style)
Austin Krum: 0 for 4
Matt Cusick, Chris Malec & Justin Snyder: all 0 for 3 – Cusick walked & K’ed … Malec walked & K’ed twice … Snyder K’ed
Eduardo Nunez, PJ Pilittere & James Cooper: all 1 for 4 - Nunez doubled … PJ K’ed
Edwar Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 K – walk-off single
Marcos Vechionacci: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Paul Bush: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 6-2 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 83 K in 73 IP
Eric Wordekemper: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB
Jose Valdez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Humberto Sanchez: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 2 baserunners & 9 K in his last 8 IP

High-A Tampa was rained out. They’re going to play two on Sunday.

Low-A Charleston
Game 1 (6-5 loss to Rome) the completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to rain after the fourth inning
Jose Pirela: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing)
Ray Kruml & Abe Almonte: both 1 for 5, 1 K - Kruml drove in a run … Almonte stole a bag & scored a run
Melky Mesa & Addison Maruszak: both 0 for 2, 1 BB – Mesa was hit by a pitch & scored a run … Maruszak drove in a run, K’ed & committed a fielding error
Taylor Grote: 0 for 3, 1 BB – threw a runner out at third from RF
Garrison Lassiter: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Brett Smith: 4 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 7-5 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing)
Andrew Brackman: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 4-1 GB/FB
Edwin Walker: 2 IP, zeroes, 4-2 GB/FB
Game 2 was rained out. They’ve go two more series with Rome left this year, so plenty of time to make it up.

Short Season Staten Island was washed out. They’ve got a three game series with Tri-City next weekend, so I’m assuming they’ll make it up then.

Rookie GCL Yanks (3-1 win over GCL Pirates) I’m guessing Slade Heathcott will make his debut something this weekend
Eduardo Sosa, Jose Mojica & Ramon Flores: all 0 for 4 – Sosa & Flores each K’ed once … Mojica also committed a pair of throwing errors
Jose Toussen, JR Murphy & Kelvin DeLeon: all 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B – Toussen K’ed & committed a throwing error … DeLeon doubled, homered, drove in three & K’ed
Issac Harrow & Mitch Delaney: both 0 for 2, 1 BB – Harrow got picked off first & K’ed … Delaney K’ed twice
Jhorge Liccien: 1 for 3
Jose Ramirez: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 6-6 GB/FB – .165 AVG against & 0.85 WHIP
Manny Barreda: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-4 GB/FB
Julian Arballo: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Mr.Jigginz says:

    Another good game for JR Murphy….Nice little start for him,so far.

    • DreDog says:

      Sounds good to me!!!

    • Jeffrey says:

      Agreed. Its good for him to have a nice start. Too early to tell, but Murphy and DeLeon might do well starting out in the minors, not a bad 3-4 tandem. Mo knows the Yankees will be needing catching and OF help in the future.

  2. Mike bk says:

    is Jose Ramirez legit?

  3. The Artist says:

    3 H and 3 BB in 2 IP? That has to lower Brackman’s WHIP, right?

  4. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    In DSL action, Melvin nailed down his 13th save to keep the Yankees in first place. 2 innings 1 K, zeroes.

    (Drink, bitches)

  5. Camilo Gerardo says:

    mesa didn’t K, Drink! (drink 2 per K normally)

  6. Will there ever be an outing in which Brackman doesn’t give up a run?

  7. JMK says:

    If one were to look back on DOtF this season, they might conclude that Noah has been resurrected and the Flood is taking place again. How many rain outs have there been? 40? 50?

  8. King of Fruitless Hypotheticals says:

    ZK tired arm or…?

  9. Doug says:

    no wild pitches for brack? victory!

    • Jeffrey says:

      Is there a stat that measures a pitcher’s wildness? Or can we just say ((WP+HBP+BB-IBB)/IP)*9 would be an effective tool? Ie mistakes around plate per 9 IP.

      WILD Scores for Low A starters:
      David Phelps 2.72
      Manny Banuelos 4.32
      Andrew Brackman 10.43
      Brett Marshall 5.57

      Obviously Brackman’s is the highest, but if he can harness his stuff just enough he can have success. Keep in mind Burnett’s is 5.92 and Joba’s is 5.33. Sabathia’s is a nice 2.77.

      • Doug says:

        nice stat. i like it.

        yeah, off the top of my head, would think anything 4ish or lower would be a good figure. if higher, need to strike out a lots of guys to overcome. and guys like aj and joba certainly qualify.

  10. Enrique Wilson 4 Ever says:

    kevin’s blog has some new demolition photos of yankee stadium:

  11. Jon G says:

    I’m starting to wonder if Humberto gets the Sept call-up again.

    At this point I’d much rather see what he can do than see Albalala and Edwar, who we know what they can’t do.

    I’m also psyched to see Melancon back up.

    Who else gets the Sept call up?

    Do we get an Ajax visit after the International League playoffs?
    Any chance of a De La Rosa or Zmac? I’m guessing no…

    We’re 10 days away from starting to find out

  12. Michael says:

    Doubt DeLaRosa will be up as he just isn’t ready and NYY have plenty of arms to call up to throw garbage innings in September. I’d expect a few call ups at a time.
    Sept 1: 2 out of Melancon, Albaladejo and Ramirez, Pena
    Early Sept: Gardner
    End of Scranton Playoffs: Miranda, maybe Austin Jackson for a cameo as he needs to be on the 40-man roster anyway for this year’s rule 5 and NYY can place Kevin Cash on the 60-day DL. If NYY want to bring up the “kitchen sink” they could do Claggett and Dunn. I would imagine that this is too many to sit in the dugout.

  13. Kyle says:

    Charleston manager Torre Tyson’s review of Melky Mesa: “Everybody always talks about him. He’s a complete tool package.

    Sounds like an interesting guy that Melky Mesa….

  14. Doug says:

    how many ABs do you need to qualify for the batting title in AAA? russo’s .335 would place him 2nd right now, but doesn’t appear to have enough ABs.

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