Dec
21

Winter ball update

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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

Categories : Down on the Farm

28 Comments»

  1. Drew says:

    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.

  2. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  3. aj says:

    Mr. Nova is dominating!

  4. JMK THE OVERSHARE's Glenn Beck Complex says:

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

  5. Monotonousblob says:

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

  6. sleepykarl says:

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

  7. 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.

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

    • Reggie C. says:

      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.

      • 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.

  9. Stephen says:

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

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