Winter ball update

Blizzard aftermath open thread
Fan Confidence Poll: December 21st, 2009

Some cuts, courtesy of Andy in Sunny Daytona: Chris Smith, Brett Smith, Paul Patterson, Mitch Delaney, Tommy Baldridge, Chad Gross, and some DSL guys. Compton Chris was a straight up overdraft, Brett was promising by ruined by injuries. The other guys were just filler.

Dominican Winter League (season ends tomorrow)
Abe Almonte: 18 G, 4 for 15 (.267), 7 R, 2 RBI, 4 BB, 3 K, 2 SB
Jamie Hoffmann: 21 G, 16 for 68 (.235), 8 R, 5 2B, 5 RBI, 7 BB, 14 K, 3 SB – hasn’t played since the trade
Juan Miranda: 11 G, 17 for 40 (.425), 8 R, 4 2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 SB – the imminent Nick Johnson pickup is bad news for him
Eduardo Nunez: 2 G, 1 for 4 (.250), 1 R, 1 BB
Wilkins Arias: 24 G, 16 IP, 17 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 6 BB, 18 K – he was awful early, but he’s been shut down over his last 18 appearances or so
Noel Castillo: 2 G, 1.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Edwar Ramirez: 3 G, 2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Mexican Pacific League
Walt Ibarra: 30 G, 16 for 58 (.276), 10 R, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 16 K, 1 SB
Ramiro Pena: 21 G, 19 for 74 (.257), 8 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 4 RBI, 6 BB, 8 K, 1 SB
Jorge Vazquez: 29 G, 28 for 112 (.250), 15 R, 4 2B, 11 HR, 24 RBI, 12 BB, 23 K

Puerto Rican League
Amaury Sanit: 6 G, 4.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Venezuelan Winter League
Frankie Cervelli: 6 G, 3 for 14 (.214), 3 R, 1 2B, 3 BB, 4 K
Reegie Corona: 41 G, 41 for 127 (.323), 32 R, 16 2B, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 26 BB, 17 K, 3 SB, 1 K – SSS FTW!
Jesus Montero: 9 G, 3 for 26 (.115), 2 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 4 K
Luis Nunez: 15 G, 13 for 45 (.289), 2 R, 3 2B, 7 RBI, 2 BB, 6 K
Juan Marcano: 2 G, 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – back to the DSL for you
Ivan Nova: 5 G, 4 GS, 25.2 IP, 17 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 17 K
Jon Ortiz: 6 G, 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Romulo Sanchez: 26 G, 32.1 IP, 23 H, 16 R, 13 ER, 19 BB, 44 K – 12.2 K/9 but 5.3 BB/9
Josh Schmidt: 14 G, 11 GS, 61.1 IP, 53 H, 33 R, 26 ER, 24 BB, 56 K – he’s also plunked nine batters
Pat Venditte: 7 G, 9.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
Eric Wordekemper: 5 G, 1 GS, 8.1 IP, 12 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 5BB, 3 K

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Blizzard aftermath open thread
Fan Confidence Poll: December 21st, 2009
  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    JoVa killing it.

    11HRs in 112 AB’s? Just sick.

    I’ve said many times I think he’ll be an option for DH in NY come July.

    • http://www.myspace.com/rayzayas Ray Fuego

      he has also struck out almost as many times as he has hit..

      • K.B.D.

        You have a problem with a 19.5% K rate? I’d say that’s more than acceptable.

        • http://www.myspace.com/rayzayas Ray Fuego

          Miranda is still the better player. Look at his stats.

          Why use Vazquez?

          • K.B.D.

            That’s not my argument. I just think criticizing a guy for having a relatively good strikeout rate is somewhat misguided. But just for fun…

            Juan Miranda AA OPS: .832
            Jorge Vasquez AA OPS: .935

            Juan Miranda K%: 23.0
            Jorge Vasquez K%: 20.0

            I’d say the numbers don’t immediately tell you he’s better. The fact that Miranda is younger and has done well on a higher level would. But thats a different story.

    • aj

      It’s winter ball.

      • Bo

        Hes the MVP of winter ball.

        comparing two 4A players like Vasquez n Miranda? why not include shelley duncan too

        • emac2

          We were waiting for you to tell us which prospects were good enough to talk about here.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Do any of my fellow Creightonians in Wordekemper or Vendettie have a shot at the majors.

    • whozat

      Nope.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Wordekemper is trade-bait.

  • aj

    Mr. Nova is dominating!

    • Salty Buggah

      Well, he’s been shut down for a month now. But yea, he did dominate.

  • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

    That Montero kid must suck. He’s doing terribly!!!!

    • JGS

      what a bust

  • Monotonousblob

    So is Juan Miranda going to be the next Shelly Duncan?

  • sleepykarl

    Corona only has 1 K? As far as pointless sss stats go, that’s impressive.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

      He has 17 strikeouts. I think the “SSS -FTW!” was for all the other statistics.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I can’t believe the Chris Smith Era is over. I think I have a video of him grounding into a double play and you hear me laugh at the end. I feel kind of guilty now. Good luck, Chris. At least the Yankees will pay for his education.

    • Jake H

      Guess those Strawberry comps were a little off by his coach.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

        He never said, “He looks like Strawberry”. He said, “He likes Strawberry shortcake”.

        • Jake H

          miss quoted. Typical media.

      • http://www.retire21.com Mike R . Retire 21

        He meant DJ Strawberry. Darryl’s son.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Oh yeah, Romulo Sanchez picked up 4 wins in 5 days. He’s been straight up dealing the last couple of weeks.

    • Reggie C.

      Romulo’s shining in his reliever role. How much time do you think he needs before he can join the parent club as a reliever? There’s a serious lack of depth of ML-ready relievers. I’m not convinced Melancon joins the Yankees out of ST. Romulo might have as good a shot as Melancon for that spot formerly occupied by Bruney.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

        He has gotten better as the VWL season has gone along. His early season struggles could be explained by the fact that he was pitching everyday instead of on 4 days rest.
        When you have a fastball like he does, you always have a punchers chance of making the big squad. But, all the reports I’ve read, is that as a starter, he was able to maintain his velocity into the later innings of his starts.
        I think his 2010 future will be decided by the Yankees ability to sign another starter. If they sign Sheets or J-Douche, I think Romulo goes to the bullpen, if not, he starts in Scranton.

  • Stephen

    Sorry to just jump in, but do you have the names of the DSL players? Thanks for any.

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

      Nitxon Perez and Arkeily LaPaix.