Apr
21

Scranton & Tampa bust out offensively

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Personal fave Eduardo Nunez was mentioned as a sleeper by Kevin Goldstein at ESPN today. “He’ll certainly never displace Jeter or Cano in the middle of the Yankees’ infield,” said KG, “but he could be a valuable utility player as early as this year, as one could argue he’s a better bench option than Ramiro Pena.” I’ll believe it when I see it. (h/t Doug)

Triple-A Scranton (8-2 win over Syracuse)
Kevin Russo, 3B & Eduardo Nunez, SS: both 2 for 4, 2 R – Russo doubled, drove in a run, got hit by a pitch & walked … Nunez walked twice, stole two bases & committed a fielding error
Reegie Corona, 2B & Juan Miranda, 1B: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HBP – Corona drew a walk, swiped a bag & scored … Miranda hit a three run bomb and K’ed twice
David Winfree, RF: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Jon Weber, DH: 0 for 5, 1 K – remember that great Spring Training? he’s hitting .150-.209-.150 now
Chad Huffman, LF: 1 for 5, 1 2B
Chad Moeller, C: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K – it’s too bad Jesus Montero needed a day off, he would have had some fun in this rout
Greg Golson, CF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI – dude’s 13 for his last 36 (.361) with the same number of triples (3) as strikeouts
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-5 GB/FB – 35 of 61 pitches were strikes (57.4%) … back in the rotation in place of the injured Dustin Moseley
John Van Benschoten: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3-3 GB/FB – 28 of 46 pitches were strikes (60.9%)
Royce Ring: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 8 of 12 pitches were strikes … doesn’t it seem like he’s out there every single day? … he’s the 2010 version of Ben Kozlowski
Amaury Sanit: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB – 11 of 21 pitches were strikes (52.4%)
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 14 of 19 pitches were strikes (73.7%)

Double-A Trenton (13-3 win over New Hampshire)
Austin Krum, DH & Justin Snyder, SS: both 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 K – Krum walked twice, stole two bases & drove in a run … Snyder doubled, walked once & missed a catch for an error
David Adams, 2B: 2 for 3, 4 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 1 SB - an absurdly good day … he’s been on base eight times in the last two days
Austin Romine, C: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – he’s got a nice little five game hit streak going
Brandon Laird, 3B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI – six gamer for him
Damon Sublett, LF & Dan Brewer, RF: both 2 for 5 – Sublett drove in two & K’ed … Brewer stole two bases, scored a run, drove one in & K’ed twice
Reid Gorecki, CF: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP
Kevin Smith, 1B: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
David Phelps: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 5-7 GB/FB – 13-1 K/BB ratio in 11.2 IP
Wilkins Arias: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Grant Duff: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – got taken deep by the Yanks’ unsigned 40th rounder from 2007

High-A Tampa (4-1 win over Daytona)
Abe Almonte, RF: 1 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 CS
Corban Joseph, 2B: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
Jose Pirela, SS & Neil Medchill, LF: both 1 for 4, 1 K
Bradley Suttle, DH: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – first homer since August 27th, 2008
Melky Mesa, CF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Mitch Abeita, C & Walt Ibarra, 3B: both 2 for 4 – Abeita committed a throwing error … Ibarra doubled, scored a run & K’ed
Brandon Braboy: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-0 GB/FB – man on the scene Andy in Sunny Daytona says he left with some kind of injury, then re-emerged from the clubhouse later with a huge ice wrap around his elbow … that could be normal post game icing though
Adam Olbrychowski: 4.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 7-3 GB/FB – he’s got one of the best raw arms in the organization, but he just can’t seem to harness it
Brad Rulon: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-4 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB- here’s the ball Andy got from Mr. Venditte … I’m jealous

Low-A Charleston (3-2 loss to Hickory, walk-off style)
Zoilo Almonte, CF & Garrison Lassiter, DH: both 0 for 4 – Almonte K’ed once, Lassiter thrice
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB - he’s hitting .273-.418-.500 with an 11-11 K/BB ratio … good stuff
Luke Murton, 1B: 3 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB – 13 for 31 (.419) during his eight game hit streak
Taylor Grote, RF, Emerson Landoni, 2B, Francisco Arcia, C, Kelvin Castro, SS: all 1 for 4 - Grote K’ed twice, Castro once … Castro also swiped a bag
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 0 for 2, 2 BB – got picked off first … just 2 for his last 21 (.095)
Jose Ramirez: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 7-9 GB/FB – 20-3 K/BB ratio in 17.1 IP … dude’s 20-years-old
Ronny Marte: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery: 0.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – epic meltdown

Categories : Down on the Farm

21 Comments»

  1. Been watching Nunez’s numbers and waiting for a good time to give Mike a hard time about it… I definitely like the preemptive attack though. Well done.

  2. Do you see Ramirez in Tampa by July if this keeps up or do they want to take it slow and give him a year per level?

  3. pat says:

    Something about this post seems a bit disingenuous. Can’t put my finger on it.

  4. So what’s Mack’s ultimate ceiling? Major League regular?

  5. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Jose Ramirez is the man. Hopefully he too won’t get traded.

    • Reggie C. says:

      I know its early but so far the Low -A debut of Jose Ramirez has gone smoother than his former Yankees brethren Arodys Vizcaino. Lets see how Ramirez fares in the warmer months. Vizcaino has got more pro-ball experience so I expect him to turn it around real soon.

      It’ll be fun to watch and compare the two. That’s for sure.

  6. “Personal fave Eduardo Nunez”

    Sarcasm?

  7. Reggie C. says:

    Quick test of your prospects knowledge Mike!

    David Adams. Among the top 10 2B prospects in the game? Whatever clicked in the 2nd half of ’09 is still on, and Adams looks like he’s easily the best hitter on the team.

  8. mikebk says:

    i think you meant scranton and trenton not tampa.

    nice to see phelps keep his great close to last season up and carry it over. he should be in trenton before the year is out, right?

    Jose Ramirez dominating, couple more and he will be in Tampa by mid year unless they have already decided to leave him there all year. at 20 he could handle tampa and tampa has a bunch of guys who are earning trips to trenton.

  9. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Andy needs to get that ball signed by Venditte, with BOTH hands.

  10. Anthony says:

    Phelps is in trenton….

  11. JohnC says:

    WOuld love to land AJ Cole or Dylan Covey in this year’s draft, but both will be long gone by time Yanks pick.

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