Montero breaks out of slump in SWB win

Rivera unavailable with 'stiffness in his side'
Posada day-to-day with calf strain

The Dominican Prospect League site has some more info on Erik Olivo, who the Yankees signed for $300,000 last week, while Blogging About Baseball has a first-hand report from Jose Ramirez‘s. Also, Mike Ashmore has a little Q&A with Austin Romine, and they spoke about calling pitches and improving his plate discipline. And finally, Sean at Pending Pinstripes rounded up how each of the Yanks’ top 30 prospects are doing so far this season.

Walt Ibarra, Francisco Rondon, and Taylor Grote are all on the disabled list with who knows what.

Triple-A Scranton (6-3 win over Norfolk)
Kevin Russo, 3B: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
Reegie Corona, 2B: 0 for 5, 1 K
Eduardo Nunez, SS & Chad Huffman, LF: both 2 for 4, 1 BB – Nunez scored a run … Huffman drove in two, K’ed & threw a runner out at third
Juan Miranda, 1B & Jon Weber, DH: both 2 for 5, 1 K – Weber scored a run & drove one in
David Winfree, RF: 3 for 51 R, 1 2B
Jesus Montero, C: 2 for 5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI – breaks out of his little 5-for-35 slump … thankfully
Greg Golson, CF: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – he should be up with the big league team soon, they don’t really have a backup centerfielder
Ivan Nova: 7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 10-4 GB/FB – 59 of 92 pitches were strikes (64.1%) … nice rebound outing after getting hit around in front of Arodis Chapman last week
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 10 of his 13 pitches were strikes … first time he’s pitched since April 21st … I wonder what’s up with that
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 15 of his 20 pitches were strikes (75%)

Double-A Trenton (20-11 win over Akron)
Austin Krum, CF & Dan Brewer, LF: both 2 for 6, 1 BB – Krum doubled, scored a run, drove in three, got caught stealing & K’ed twice … Brewer drove a run, scored another & K’ed, all twice … he also stole a base
David Adams, 2B: 3 for 7, 2 R, 1 2B – it’s always good when you come to the plate seven times in a nine inning game … he’s now 8 for his last 19 (.421)
Austin Romine, C: 2 for 5, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K – hit streak is up to 14 games … second straight game with a jack … he’s now 17 for his last 38 (.447) with eight doubles & two homers to bring his avg up to .351 on the year
Brandon Laird, 3B: 4 for 5, 4 R, 3 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB – hot damn … he’s 10 for his last 22 (.455) with three doubles & two homers
Reid Gorecki, RF: 3 for 5, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB – threw a runner out at the dish
Edwar Gonzalez, DH: 1 for 3, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 HBP
Luis Nunez, SS: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS, 1 E (fielding)
Lance Pendleton: 4 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 6-3 GB/FB – eek
Wilkins Arias: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0-1 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4-1 GB/FB – second run he’s allowed all year … bumps his ERA up to 1.13
Noel Castillo: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Cory Arbiso: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (12-2 win over Dunedin)
Jack Rye, RF: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Corban Joseph, 2B: 4 for 6, 2 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI – second four hit game in the last five days … he’s now 16 for his last 37 (.432)
Bradley Suttle, 3B, Mitch Abeita, C & Addison Maruszak, SS: all 2 for 4 – Suttle stole a base, doubled, tripled, scored a run & drove in two … Abeita doubled, walked, scored a run & drove in three … Maruszak walked, scored twice, drove in a run, K’ed & committed a fielding error
Kevin Mahoney, 3B: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – took over for Suttle once the score got out of hand
Neil Medchill, LF, Jose Pirela, DH & Melky Mesa, CF: all 0 for 4, 1 BB – Medchill K’ed … Pirela scored a run … Mesa drove in a run, stole a base, scored twice & K’ed twice
Trent Lockwood, 1B: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 E (missed catch)
Dan Kapala: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 10-5 GB/FB
Brad Rulon: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-4 GB/FB
Trenton Lare: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (6-1 win over Lakewood in 14 innings)
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 4 for 7, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 SB
DeAngelo Mack, LF & Garrison Lassiter, 3B: both 1 for 6 – Mack drew a walk, scored a run, drove in another & K’ed … Lassiter doubled & K’ed twice
Jimmy Paredes, 2B & Rob Lyerly, 1B: both 1 for 7, 1 R – Paredes K’ed thrice, Lyerly once … Jimmy also swiped a bag
Luke Murton, 1B & Kelvin Castro, SS: both 1 for 5 – Murton homered, drove in three, walked twice & K’ed twice … Castro doubled, drove in a run & K’ed
Kyle Higashioka, C: 0 for 5, 1 BB
Kelvin Perez: 8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 11-8 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … 15 hits allowed in his last 27 IP
Ryan Flannery: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Ronny Marte: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 4-0 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff)
Ryan Acosta: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 3-2 GB/FB

Rivera unavailable with 'stiffness in his side'
Posada day-to-day with calf strain
  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    “Greg Golson, CF: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – he should be up with the big league team soon, they don’t really have a backup centerfielder”

    His name is Mariano Rivera.

    #joking, kind of.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    System Sweep!!!!

    • Hangoverologist

      When the big league club wins, the system wins (more often than not).

  • pollo

    so ahem, do we see Jesus if Posada is dled?


    • xxxBOBxxx

      YES… no.

    • Benjamin Kabak

      No. There is a 0 percent chance we’ll see Montero. Take it to the bank.

    • Marcos

      Nope, Chad Moeller maybe, but not teh Jesus.

    • Steve O.

      Yankees =/= Mets.

    • RollingWave

      if they lose PoPo for a loooong time then there’s chance, but this seem like just a few days, no chance.

  • Reggie C.

    Soon BA and BP will be examining the stable of 2B prospects in this system. I can’t imagine most ML teams have 2B prospects as solid as David Adams and as promising as Corban Joseph. Perhaps by the end of the year, the 2B depth will be second only to the catching depth in this farm.

    • Marcos

      Yeah, this emergence of 2B prospects is really something to be happy about, I think we can say that we have (as far as I know) the best prospect depth at C, but if we get really strong at 2B then all that’s missing to have a MINDBLOWINGLY AWESOME system would be a bit more starting pitching depth and some decent OF prospects and we’re set for a long time!

      • Reggie C.

        I agree. A “mindblowingly awesome” system requires more than a Jose Ramirez-level SP leading the way. As good as Jo-Ram can and will perform this season, the organization will need another starter to step up with the goods.

        And i’m not talking about a 23-year old dominating HiA/LowA. Since no one knows when Man Ban is taking the mound, there’s little to say of REAL starting pitcher prospects. Aw wellz.

        • Marcos

          I think that depending on how well Romine and Montero adjust to the Majors, we could (and should) trade some of our catching depth eventually and get some promising arms in return. I’d like to keep Murphy at 3B/LF if that is still a possibility. But I guess if Romine (or Gary Sanchez) can play a solid bat at catcher while playing some good defense, we can keep either of them as our starting C and keep Montero as a 1B/DH/backup backup C.
          Are there any teams that might be interested in some solid catching prospects within a year or two? Preferably with some enticing starting pitching prospects?

        • Marcos

          Well we do have some promising starters, just nobody really mindblowing. I think we have some good pitching depth in ZMac and Nova, but we need those younger high A, AA SP prospects to start rolling in.

    • pat

      Don’t sleep on Kevin Russo either. 326/.397/.431 with solid D at 2nd in Scranton last year.

      • pat

        Of course I didn’t realize he had an error at 2b today, but whatever.

      • Reggie C.

        I like Russo, but he’s 26 and since age is important, we can’t really call Russo a prospect. FWiW, I do think Russo can serve an off the bench role and backup Cano today. I just dont think there’s much of a ML future for Russo in pinstripes, especially with Pena and Nunez ahead of him serving the utility role.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Cooo Jooo

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona


  • pat

    My heart stopped beating and I had a minor panic attack for .003 seconds when I saw the first two words of this post

  • pat

    Charleston as a whole pitched a great game today. 8 ip from the starter and 6 from the bullpen, just how the manager drew it up.

  • Steve H

    Maybe Igawa put his sunglasses on and became invisible like the kid in “Big Daddy”?

  • T-Dubs

    I don’t know Dan Kapala or Kelvin Perez. Any potential there or just nice starts tonight?

  • A.D.

    Perhaps Suttle is waking up off the year off.

  • Dirty Pena

    The Ghost of Heir to Mo, Kei Igawa: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

  • W.W.J.M.D.

    I think it’s time to start taking E.Nunez seriously.

  • wilcymoore27

    System Sweep in which the Yanks + minors outscored all opponents 48-18. Nice.