Apr
24

Stoneburner conquers Rome

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Triple-A Scranton (6-2 loss to Lehigh Valley)
Kevin Russo, 2B & David Winfree, 1B: both 2 for 4, 1 K – Russo scored a run
Colin Curtis, RF: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Eduardo Nunez, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 E (fielding)
Juan Miranda, DH & Jesus Montero, C: both 0 for 4
Chad Huffmann, LF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K  – threw a runner out at second
Greg Golson, CF & Reegie Corona, SS: both 1 for 3 – Corona missed a catch for an error
Zach McAllister: 6.1 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 8-7 GB/FB – 63 of 99 pitches were strikes (63.6%) … only the fourth time in 75 career starts that he’s allowed six or more runs
John Van Benschoten: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 17 of 30 pitches were strikes (56.7%)
Amaury Sanit: 1 IP, zeroes, 3-0 GB/FB – eight of his ten pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (5-2 loss to Portland)
Austin Krum, DH: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
Dan Brewer, RF, Brandon Laird, 3B, Reid Gorecki, CF, Luis Nunez, SS & Justin Snyder, 2B: all 1 for 4 – Brewer drew a walk … Laird K’ed … Gorecki stole a base & drove in a run … Nunez stole a base, scored a run & K’ed … Snyder stole a base, drove in a run & K’ed
Austin Romine, C: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 K – he got ejected in the 3rd inning after getting thrown out at the plate % arguing … apparently he threw his helmet, so he got his money’s worth
Jose Gil, C: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B
Damon Sublett, LF: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB – threw a runner out at the plate
Ryan Pope: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 5-4 GB/FB – 61 of 103 pitches were strikes (59.2%) … yawn
Eric Wordekemper: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 2-3 GB/FB
Cory Arbiso: 2 IP, zeroes, 3-2 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (13-7 loss to Lakeland)
Walt Ibarra, SS, Jose Pirela, DH & Bradley Suttle, 3B: all 1 for 5 – Pirela scored a run, drove one in & K’ed … Suttle doubled, scored a run, K’ed twice & committed a pair of error (fielding, throwing)
Corban Joseph, 2B: 3 for 5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI – been waiting for him to have a big game this this
Neil Medchill, LF: 0 for 4, 1 RBI
Melky Mesa, CF: 2 for 3, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Myron Leslie, 1B & Jack Rye, RF: both 2 for 4 – Leslie doubled, scored a run, drove in two & K’ed … Rye plated a run
Hector Noesi: 4 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 7-3 GB/FB – eek
Trenton Lare: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Phil Bartlewski: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2-4 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (4-3 win over Rome in 12 innings, walk-off style) they’re going to facing an old buddy on Monday night
Zoilo Almonte, LF: 2 for 6, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Ray Kruml, CF: 3 for 6, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K – scored the winning run
Jimmy Paredes, 2B: 1 for 6, 1 2B, 2 K
Luke Murton: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 1 HBP – walk-off double, but the shortstop got called for an interference error, so there’s no RBI … I have no idea what happened
Rob Lyerly, 1B: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – congrats on hitting his first career jack
Taylor Grote, RF & Kelvin Castro, SS: both 0 for 5 – Grote K’ed thrice, Castro once … Grote also scored a run
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 0 for 2, 3 BB, 1 K
Graham Stoneburner: 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 11-5 GB/FB – that’s downright studly right there … dude’s got a 30-6 K/BB ratio in 25 IP this year … he’s allowed two runs in his last 20.2 IP
Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 2-0 GB/FB – blew the save while working for his seventh time in the last 13 days
Gabriel Tatis: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 3-3 GB/FB
Ben Watkins: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • http://www.progressamericana.com/ Pablo Zevallos

    Hot damn, Stoneburner (no pun intended).

    Is Ryan Pope filler at this point?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      are we talking about the pirates or yankees here?

  • Stryker

    love what i’m seeing out of stoneburner. think he gets a promotion soon? also, what’s a favorable MLB-comp? could he become a legit SP prospect?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      most things I have read say hes destined for the bullpen, but they also said if he does work out as a starter he could be a solid number 3…Hes a fastball/slider guy with average curve and change. Fastball can hit 96 in relief.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        he has the perfect name for a closer imo.

        • JobaTheHeat62

          yea I would be way more excited about him if he was a little younger, he will be 23 in a few months and he is pitching in Low-A ball.

          • Bill O

            This is his first year in professional baseball its no surprise he’s in Low-A right now. Also by a few months you mean September which is after the end of this minor league season. He’ll be 22 all season and with the way he is pitching right now he could easily make his way to Tampa and start next year in Trenton as a 23 year old. That’s not bad at all. Don’t knock the guy for going to college.

            Also as a reliever he could fly through the system, but the team won’t make that move as he has already shown great potential as a starter. Right now he has a plus fastball and slider with excellent command of both. His changeup is a work in progress, but reports are that he has already made a good amount of progress with it to where he is comfortably throwing it in games.

  • Salty Buggah

    Stoneburner!!!!

    Have there been any scouting reports this year about him? I want to know where his velocity is at.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      92-94 as a starter, 96 as a reliever…Hes got a sick slider at times as well. Sounds alot like a pitcher we all know and love, just not as big.

      • Steve in PDX

        and doesn’t have his grunts and farts down yet

    • Bill O

      Unlike many other power pitchers Stoneburner also has exception control of both his fastball and slider.

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Headline of the year.

  • Bob Michaels

    Stoneburner is a Barnburner, ETA 2013

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Stoneburner is the man.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    uh oh looks like Charleston is getting No Hit Monday night

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I wish Greg Golson could be called up to replace Winn…I know I should be patient but Golson has some major talent if he can translate all the tools to the baseball field.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Golson kinda sucks though. .706 OPS in 2800+ PA’s in the minors.

    • sleepykarl

      I was under the impression that Golson was a one tool guy (speed).

    • http://deleted RollingWave

      5 tools include hitting, something Golson doesn’t have.

  • Jeffrey

    A week ago we were speculating on Noesi’s imminent promotion. Guess we need to put that one on hold…