Another big day for Sanchez, but GCL Yanks lose

Open Thread: A day off before the co-aces
Starting the bullpen carousel

Remember Rafael DePaula, the Dominican righty the Yankees were pursuing? Turns out he lied about his age and identity. I don’t know what’s next for him because he’s already been suspended for this once before, but it obviously doesn’t help his stock.

Triple-A Scranton (7-6 win over Rochester)
Justin Christian, LF & Reid Gorecki, CF: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Eduardo Nunez, SS: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 E (fielding, missed catch) – forget the homer, that’s his fifth walk in the last four games … he has 19 all season!
Jesus Montero, DH: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K – 12 for his last 38 (.316)with five doubles & two homers
Reegie Corona, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 SB
Rene Rivera, C: 0 for 4, 1 K
Eric Bruntlett, 3B: 0 for 2, 1 BB
Greg Golson, RF: 0 for 3, 2 K – five for his last 32 (.156)
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 8-6 GB/FB – 43 of 83 pitches were strikes (51.9%) … in case you missed it, Dustin Moseley was scratched from this start, three days before his opt-out clause kicks in … not bad for a spot start
Zach Segovia: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-2 GB/FB – 14 of his 20 pitches were strikes
Royce Ring: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 12 of his 20 pitches were strikes
Jon Albaladejo: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – 12 of his 20 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (7-2 win over New Britain)
Dan Brewer, LF: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS
Austin Krum, CF: 2 for 5, 1 K
Austin Romine, C: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB – 11 for his last 34 (.324) with three doubles, one homer, eight walks & six strikeouts
Brandon Laird, 3B, Matt Cusick, DH & Edwar Gonzalez, RF: all 1 for 5 – Edwar doubled
Kevin Smith, 1B & Justin Snyder, 2B: both 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI – Smith walked & K’ed twice
Luis Nunez, SS: 3 for 5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 K – 14 for his last 35 (.400)
D.J. Mitchell: 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, 11-3 GB/FB – great outing, though he just needs to tighten up the control a bit
Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa was rained out. They’re going to play two on Wednesday.

Low-A Charleston (5-4 loss to Greenville)
Slade Heathcott, CF, Kelvin Castro, SS & J.R. Murphy, DH: all 0 for 4 – Heathcott & Murphy each K’ed twice
Jimmy Paredes, 2B & Neil Medchill, LF: both 1 for 4, 1 E (fielding) – Paredes doubled & K’ed twice … Medchill hit a solo jack & K’ed twice
Kyle Higashioka, C: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – that gets him right up to the Mendoza line
DeAngelo Mack, RF: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Hector Rabago, 3B: 0 for 0, 1 RBI, 2 HBP, 1 E (fielding) – heh, love lines like that … he drove in the run with a sac fly
Sean Black: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-1 GB/FB – came out after a lengthy rain delay
Gabriel Tatis: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 3-5 GB/FB
Dickie Marquez: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 Balk, 4-1 GB/FB – imagine if he didn’t strand the two inherited baserunners
Ben Watkins: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 0-2 GB/Fb

Short Season Staten Island (4-2 loss to Aberdeen)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 0 for 5, 1 K
Shane Brown, LF: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 HBP – six walks, just two strikeouts
Jeff Farnham, C: 2 for 5, 1 RBI
Kyle Roller, DH: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 1 K – still super early, but I’m kinda surprised he hasn’t taken this league by storm yet
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 0 for 4, 3 K – 14 K in 33 AB
Casey Stevenson, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Mojica, SS: 2 for 4
Kevin Mahoney, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Luis Parache, 3B: 0 for 4, 1 K
Shane Greene: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 8-4 GB/FB
Nathan Forer: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – the other three outs were all line outs … not a good sign
Preston Claiborne: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (11-7 loss to GCL Blue Jays)
Anderson Felix, 2B: 1 for 5. 1 K
Cito Culver, SS: 1 for 5, 1 R, 2 K – two game hit streak … the kid’s a machine!
Gary Sanchez, C: 3 for 4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – he also picked a runner off first with a snap throw … okay, this kid really is a machine
Ramon Flores, RF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Reymond Nunez, 1B: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI – eight for his last 20 (.400) with two doubles & two homers
Damian Taveras, DH & Judd Golsan, CF: both 0 for 4 – Taveras drove in a run & K’ed
Henry Pena, LF: 3 for 4, 2 2B
Jose Rosario, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Evan DeLuca: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, 1-1 GB/FB – juuust a little wild
Yobanny Perez: 3 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1-5 GB/FB
Harold Garce: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-1 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff)
Charlyn Garcia: 2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1-3 GB/FB

Open Thread: A day off before the co-aces
Starting the bullpen carousel
  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Gary Gary Gary o-o

  • zs190

    Boxscore actually says Sanchez was 3 for 4 tonight but yeah, terrific start for him, too bad GCL stats don’t mean a whole lot, especially since it’s only a handful of games.

    Is it me or is Staten Island’s terribly uninteresting as a whole? The only guy that sort of interests me is DeLeon and he’s hitting like crap. Definitely the most boring affiliate for us.

    • Angelo


      De Leon is striking out a ton, which is scary too. The only other moderately interesting prospect there is Sosa.

      There are probably a couple of pitchers that are interesting too, but I can’t think of them at the moment.

      • Reggie C.

        I’m alittle disappointed that DeLeon hadn’t improved enough to crack the Charleston roster. We at least know why. I’m not sure if its an issue with making contact or poor knowledge of the strike zone or both , but DeLeon can’t have a crap season at the SI level and expect to make the Charleston roster in 2011.

        On the bright side, DeLeon has projectable power to make it as a corner OF.

      • wilcymoore27

        My sleeper pick at SI is Eduardo Sosa.

    • Scout

      Staten Island may get a little more interesting if some of the college draftees sign — they often start at that level.

  • Dirty Pena

    How is it when they first found out he lied about his age, they didn’t find out his real age?

    • Angelo

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • Steve O.

      Dominican record holders never changed his age?

      Where’s Bowa when you need him?

    • Gonzo

      He used the Jedi mind trick. Works every time 50% of the time.

  • jimmy

    Can we call up Albaladejo?

  • Reggie C.

    I had thought that DeLeon improved his contact skills enough to make the Low-A squad. Definitely not the case. DeLeon can drive the ball with authority , but dammit does he strike out.

    A couple observations …
    – If Gary Sanchez keeps punishing GCL ball, he’ll be one of the youngest kids in Low-A next season. So far it looks like $3 million well spent. he’s what … 17 years old?
    – I’m assuming DePaula’s admission is one already known to MLB, hence the suspension. DePaula can’t sign till the signing period starts b/c of the suspension, which marks the end of the suspension period. Right? At 19, DePaula is going to lose alot of money, but he’ll still get signed to $1 mm. That kid sits in the mid90s according to Andy, and is still very projectable once put on a pgm stateside.

    • Gonzo

      It’s crazy, but Sanchez turns 18 in December! December!
      I think he could fly through the majors faster if he wasn’t a catcher.

      • Gonzo

        I meant minors not majors.

    • Doug

      deleon HAS improved his contact skills….he actually “only” has 11 Ks in 33 ABs

      • Angelo

        If this is sarcasm, then I’m amused.

        • Doug

          the “only” IS in quotes :-)

  • Andrew Brotherton

    I wonder if Mark Prior does good in his audition at USC we might take a flyer on him? Might work?

    • Brad Toughy

      I doubt it. If he puts on a decent show, he’ll sign with a team that has more opportunity for him and an easier path back to the majors.

      I don’t see the Yankees outbidding a team like that for a guy with his type of injury history.

    • Marcos

      IF he has a good outing I wouldnt mind slightly outbidding for his services. The guy’s got (had?) tremendous upside (if he can stay healthy).

      • ROBTEN

        Prior is going to be 30 and hasn’t pitched in the majors in almost four years and two shoulder surgeries…

        Perhaps if he’s been studying quantum mechanics in his spare time so that he might throw a fastball which generates 1.21 gigawatts of power, effectively bending space-time and creating a wormhole on the mound through which he could leave this plane of existence and re-emerge as the 21 year-old version of himself.

        Otherwise, I wouldn’t recommend holding my breath.

        • Angelo


  • Nostra-Artist
    • Angelo

      The best part is the power he’s showing at such a young age. Half of his hits have gone for extra bases so far!

      Hopefully he continues to do well.

  • Brian in NH

    outside of the Sanchez Show that the GCL seems to be a part of it was a rather pedestrian night for the farm. Nothing else really got me excited.

    • CountryClub

      Romine’s 3 walks are very cool.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        The walks have been a nice development this season, hopefully he can keep it up. 25 in 104 games in Charleston in 2008, 29 in 118 games in Tampa in 2009, and 27 in 61 games in Trenton this season.

        • Doug

          over his last 17 games, 13 walks/13 strikeouts… the ratio!

  • yankees1717

    he’s not here today, but dellin betances seems like a frickin beast looking at his stats. can someone give me info on him?

    • Angelo

      Mid 90’s fastball, with an above average curveball, and solid change-up. Giving him three pitches with potential.

      He’s coming back from surgery, so it’s a bit of a shocker that he’s flashing his abilities so well. It seems like everything is coming together for Betances after a few years in waiting. He’s still just 22 years old. Hopefully he can keep it up because he has one of the highest ceilings in the farm system.

      • Doug

        like to add, has the stuff to excel…just needs to stay healthy. which has been an issue for him as his recent elbow surgery was not his first arm issue…has had elbow and shoulder troubles the past.

        • Angelo

          Yeah this too.

    • ROBTEN
  • I Voted for Kodos

    Anyone have any idea how hard Garce is throwing? I think he’s one of the more interesting guys in the system.

    • Chris

      he can hit the triple digits

  • Clemson Rob

    I know there was an article about him, but does Eduardo Nunez have a shot at being called up this year/ being the SS of the future?

    • Angelo

      Um, he’ll probably be a back up infielder in the majors. He will probably get a shot at that job some time this year.

      • Doug

        he’d most likely be a back-up for the yankees, yes. might be a starter for a lesser team, though.

        • Angelo

          Maybe, but even that is doubtful. He doesn’t walk much and doesn’t hit for much, if any power. That’s a bad combination in the majors.

          Maybe he could start on a team like the Pirates.

  • ConcernedFan

    DFA posada

    call up sanchez

    2013 yankees lineup

    c – Austin Romine
    1b – Gary Sanchez
    2b – jr murphy
    ss – PJ piliterre
    3b – Jesus Montero
    RF – Kyle Higashioka
    CF – Jeff Farnham
    LF – Francisco Cervelli

    SP – Dellin Betances

    Closer – jb Cox

    book it

    • Angelo

      An all catchers line up?!