Minor League Links: Brackman, SI Yanks, Kahnle

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Yankees set to promote Brackman

Perhaps the biggest (literally and figuratively) development in the Yanks’ minor league system this year has been Andrew Brackman‘s breakout. Granted, we’re talking about seven starts here (39.1 IP, 33 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 6 BB, 41 K, ~2.00 GB/FB), but the scouting reports have been great, which is the most important thing. Joel Sherman says that the Yanks are set to promote Brackman from High-A Tampa to Double-A Trenton before the All Star break, which is less than a month away. If he’s truly on his way back to being an elite prospect, there’s no sense in holding him back. Great news.

Short Season Staten Island Yankees rosters

Robert Pimpsner tweeted the SI Yanks roster last night, which Greg Fertel was nice enough to round up in one spot. Outfielders Kelvin DeLeon, Ramon Flores, Eduardo Sosa, and Carlos Urena highlight the prospect crop, but Mikey O’Brien is the only significant piece on the pitching staff. Once more draft picks sign, the team with get a bit more exciting. Pretty surprising that Carmen Angelini isn’t on the roster. If he’s not on the Rookie level GCL squad, that means he’s been released. Boy was I wrong on him.

The SI Yanks kick their season off tomorrow with their annual home-and-home series against Brooklyn.

Stoneburner continues to open eyes

Aside from Brackman, Graham Stoneburner’s arrival as a legit power pitching prospect has been one of the biggest story lines of the 2010 minor league season. Kevin Goldstein reports today (sub. req’d) that “Stoneburner’s fastball and slider both rate as plus,” which doesn’t exactly jive with what we’ve heard from the Yanks. Pitching coordinator Nardi Contreras said last month that his slider was not even a big league average pitch, so who knows what to believe. Goldstein’s source could have seen Stoneburner on a good day, Nardi could have seen him on a bad one. Chances are the reality is somewhere in the middle.

Kahnle hopes to sign soon

Fifth round pick Tommy Kahnle said he hopes to sign with the Yankees soon, though he indicated that nothing is imminent. The hard throwing righty from Lynn University is one of several power college arms the Yanks drafted that projects to be a reliever down the road, something they surprisingly lack in the system.  I ranked him the tenth most important sign of the draft class, though I was kinda spit balling it.

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  • pat

    Angelini is on the Charleston DL.

  • Chris

    I wonder if the plan is to move Brackman up to open a rotation slot for Banuelos when he gets back.

    • JohnC

      Could be. IN his interview with NoMaas recently, Mark newman said Banuelos would be back in about 2 weeks.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

    Perhaps KG meant that it projects to be a plus pitch…

  • Kiersten

    I’m like 99% positive I went to elementary school with this Robert Pimpsner person. Weird…

    • http://www.gothambaseball.com/ RPimpsner

      What elementary school?

      • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

        oh hello. P.S. 30 ’99?

        • http://www.gothambaseball.com/ RPimpsner

          Yep

  • zs190

    Excited to see Brack go up to AA finally. Considering his major league contract, we might see him up for a September call-up next season if things go right.

  • Greg G.

    Looking forward to the chance to see Brackman live in Trenton.

  • Guest

    If Brackman has a great July in AA (not a guarantee, but possible), do they move him to AAA to close the season or let him finish the year at AA? I know they would never do that with a younger prosect. But given his age and stuff, couldn’t it be that once he figures out how to repeat his motion he wouldn’t be challenged anymore at lower levels?

    Given the immense drop-off in walks, it seems like something has clicked in his ablity to consistently repeat his motion and throw the ball where he wants it to go. (Funny how being a couple of years removed from major surgery does that).

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Nah, too soon. Let him finish the year at AA, then in 2011 you’re thinking AAA and the big leagues.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Brackmeezy in the heezie.

      • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

        Nah, too soon.

        You would think. (cough) Joba 2007 (cough)

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Desperate and possibly senile Joe Torre, who feared for his job and broke all his other options ≠ Calm and prodecural Joe Girardi, who has job security and a plan to reach the finish line with all pieces intact

          • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

            Haha yeah I wasn’t suggesting it’s going to happen (it’s not), I’m just bitter.

        • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

          And look where Joba is now! Developmental sh*t-hole

          • forensicnucchem

            It’s kind of amazing how many different ways Torre could destroy a pitcher, be it overuse, rushing development, underuse, etc…

    • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

      I’d say leave him at AA for the season, however, IF he really looks like he’s got it down, they could do something like with Z-Mac last year, where they called him up to AAA for like 2 weeks/playoffs.

  • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

    who wants to go to trenton for a brackman start?

    • vin

      I do! I do! Unfortunately I live a couple thousand miles away and aren’t planning to visit the east coast anytime soon.

      I’m so excited to see Brackman turn the corner.

    • UWS

      *raises hand*

      Wait, that means I’ll have to spend quality time with you deviants. Maybe even pat. or TSJC.

      *lowers hand*

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Don’t be afraid, UWS. I won’t violate and degrade you until you ask me to.

        Which you will, baby. Which you will.

      • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

        ::fist pump::

        didn’t make the deviant list haha

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Downside: you’re too irrelevant to be feared. You’re like the Luxembourg of RAB.

          You’re also like the Luxembourg of the RAB Fantasy Football League, of which I won the inaugural version, btw, by trouncing you.

          [ Fantasy Football Championship Bragging Rights Name Drop #43 of 1000 ]

          • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

            no way. you lost all rights to brag when you didnt even come close to winning this past years.

            • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

              plus i’m like the 01-07 yankees. finishing at the top and making the playoffs but unable to get over the hump.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                (thinks)

                Nobody cares.

                • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

                  hmmm..no im pretty sure no one cares you won it two years ago…or even remembers that far back

                  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                    I’m etched in history forever, my friend. You’re just Luxembourg.

                    • Pete

                      this is the best fight ever

                    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                      It’s just like Tyson-Secretariat I, “The Slaughter in the Water”.

            • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

              At the very least he needs to put the year he won, it was pre-Y2K right?

      • pat

        Ohhh come on Udubs, you know you’ve been waiting for that moment since the day we locked internet-eyes.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

          Yeah, I feel sadly left out here. Sometimes it’s good to be on “lists”, sometimes it isn’t.

          But it still hurts.

          • UWS

            You do realize that “you deviants” includes everyone on this board, yes? Pat and TSJC are just a cut above the ordinary. Worry not, everyone. Your deviance is not overlooked.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              I’m still a little terrified to be that close to pat, though.

              He’s a sick fucko.

            • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

              Meh, personalizing it aside, I must disagree. TSJC is more of the suave, dashing figure that can entice women into his lair. I’m sure his den is replete with honeyed figs, soothing music and an impressive collection of shitty movies. At this point both parties are feeling well, quite good. And then that’s when he strikes. Some degree of deviance is present, but the lady doth not protest out of fear her chiding and apprehension will sully his spirits.

              pat, on the other hand, employs a similar strategy to myself. He’ll try the wooing, the clever lines infused with Victorian prose, the candles and the roses. It won’t work. Instead, the female will wake up chained to a boiler with reruns of Yankee minor-league affiliates blaring from TVs scattered about the darkness, their light being the only solace the young woman has in knowing she has not (yet, at least) met her fate. He’ll emerge, holding a plunger, dental floss, a bottle of cruddy gin, pills and a small animal caged in a crate.

              I’d tell you more but it appears the two of you have some catching up to do.

              To my own credit, I generally prefer to go after girls with eating disorders, generally anorexia. It enables me to express a sense of superiority while also saving money. Often times anorexics are attractive girls that have had too much weight thrust upon their shoulders by their own vaginal clan and society’s rigid expectation of externalized beauty. In short, they’re easy to manipulate, fuck like anime girls, save you money on dinner, and do good for the ego. If you fit into this neat subgroup, by all means, give me a call. I’m willing to also meet any friends or neighbors you may have.

              Seacrest out.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                I’m sure his den is replete with honeyed figs, soothing music and an impressive collection of shitty movies.

                I’ve got more Peter Cetera and Peabo Bryson in my stereo system than you can shake a stick at.

              • deuce bag poster

                Wait, I thought you were a chubby chaser?

                • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

                  Common misconception. I merely have low standards and am willing to sleep with chubby girls, but it’s by no means limited to them. Old bar hags, hookers, drug addicts, alkies, gun nuts, religious freaks, Red Sox fans, illegal immigrants, divorcees, goths, Twilight fans, etc. People here think big girls are my type because of one story.

                  They’re not.

                  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                    Isn’t including “Red Sox Fans” in that list a little redundant?

        • UWS

          Yes. Yes, I have. I still wake up from those nightmares screaming.

  • yoo-boo

    Brackman to Trenton. Either Noesi or Phelps to Scranton. R. Sanchez converts back to relief.

    I prefer both Noesi and Phelps to be in the Scranton rotation because their WHIP is too good to continue pitching in the pitcher friendly league. They need to be prepped up against big boys in triple A to be ready for MLB with Yanks or other team via trade just in case if Yanks fail to retain Pettitte or Vazquez or sign Lee. However, I dont see this happen due to having 4 young prospects in the rotation and Nova is only one who has already pitched in bigs (SSS).

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      Noesi JUST got promoted to AA.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      If the team is using Noesi and Phelps as anything but a back-up-back-up-back-up-back-up-back-up-back-up plan, something horribly wrong has happened.

      And those aren’t minor leaguers with great value, either.

      Aside from those points, and everything else you said, agreed.

      Let’s do this again tomorrow, eh?

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Pimpsner is such a great name.

    The word on Brackman and Stoneburner is pretty thrilling. Few things make me happier than hearing about Yankee prospects dominating in the minors.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      I’m a little tempered on the Stoneburner slider news. Like Mike said, maybe Goldstein’s source saw him on a good day, but Nardi has probalby seen him 100x.

      The Brackman news is the only thing that makes me sad that SBGL got the banhammer. While I know what his retort to Brack’s recent success would be, it’d still be pretty funny to hear him (for like 5 minutes).

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Earlier today when someone said “boverreaction”, I wondered what percentage of current RAB commenters didn’t fully experience the SBGL phenomenon and don’t get the reference (or boversimplyfing, for that matter).

        • deuce bag poster

          You know, he hasn’t completely disappeared. Every now and then he shows up.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Really? I haven’t seen him in months.

            Maybe he’s still trying to drum up a market for his patented Lemonless Lemonade.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            Nope, he’s gone. It’s been confirmed a few times by the RABbis, I think.

            • deuce bag poster

              I saw him not too long ago. Maybe a couple of links. All he needs is a different computer.

              If he truly is gone he will become a part of RAB folklore forever, like alex gonzalez.

              • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

                yeah but a gonz was a gaga by someone with a brain. bo was…well…bo and sal and grant and lanny and i still do not believe he wasnt brendo too

                • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

                  *gag

                  • deuce bag poster

                    Yeah, but they’ll both be part of RAB folklore.

        • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

          what did he gaet banned for?

          i was wondering where he went

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Q: what did he gaet banned for?

            A: Being himself.

        • Pete

          it was me! I said it!

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        True. I’m not relying too much on the truth of the glowing scouting report but the results from his starts are enough to appease me.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          Agreed with you there. Sounds like he’s jumped up the intriguing prospect list quite a bit, similar to Warren.

      • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

        All he would do is point to Brackman’s overall season numbers and the fact that he’s 24.

        Oh yeah well I was wrong he didn’t suck but I’ll just say it’s nothing to get excited about and be the general jackass that I am.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          He’d never admit being wrong. It would violate the oath of his sworn blood feud against me.

          • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

            My guess is he’d say something like, “You would think he turned the corner eric. Hes almost 30 and in A ball. Are you blind?????????”

            Then we’d all have a good time.

            I’m legitimately disappointed he’s gone.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Hilarity would ensue.

            • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

              That is EXACTLY what he’d say. “I love the group think in here. do u guys not see his crappy era??????????”

              And yes, I miss him too.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                ERA: too highbrow for SBGL. How about this:

                you prospect lovers are ridiculous. still wasted 13 mil developing brack.

                y tie up a 40 spot for years waiting???? how many wins produced??? cashman screwed the pooch, eric.

                u should know better. stop listening to your far left buddies.

            • deuce bag poster

              It’s okay. We have Dante now.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Good to hear that Kahnle is ready to sign on the dotted line, hopefully Burawa isn’t far behind. Gives us a backup plan if Jacob/Boras want to play hardball.

    • Januz

      Burawa is going to a summer league, so I doubt he is coming soon (If at all).

  • JohnC

    Hope they get guys like Williams, Anderson and Gumbs signed too. Jordan is a longshot, but if he shows them something this summer, they’ll ante up to get him signed

    • Tampa Yankee

      I think it there is a better shot at signing Jordan than Williams since Williams is seeking top 10 money. It’s either one or the other I’d assume with is favoring Jordan IMO.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Isn’t Jordan also seeking top 10 money?

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

          He’s hoping to be adopted by Gerritt Cole’s father, I hear.

        • Tampa Yankee

          I haven’t read anything in regards to want he wants.

  • JohnC

    YES used to show Minor League games on certain days the big club was off. Why don’t they do that anymore?

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      Really? I don’t remember that. It would be awesome to see some Tampa games. (Outside of Montero, SWB doesn’t do much for me; ditto that for Trenton outside of Romine.)

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    I was hoping to get up to New Hampshire to catch a Trenton game, and the Brack news made me more excited. No more games in NH for Trenton. Damnnn.

  • Sleepykarl

    You left out that the Baja Men are performing after tonights Tampa game.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      That seems right.

  • ConcernedFan

    Where is Eladio Moronta?

  • Big John

    Boy I dont know if you guys watch these guys or just talk nonsense. Personally I can’t wait to see the Kahnle kid in pinstripes, this kid throws gas,cheese. I was on the Cape last yr. the night he gased it up to 99, and saw him hit 98 in school ball this year.Also have seen the Jacob kid gas it up also in those ranges, so if it were me these two college guys would be the ones I wanted to get signed and in Staten!! Maybe some of you folks who comment about these kids should try to see them before you make stupid comments!!!