O’Brien leads Staten Island to first win of 2010

Low-A prospects: a status report
Open Thread: Happy Dad's Day

Triple-A Scranton (4-1 loss to Lehigh Valley)
Reid Gorecki, LF, Eduardo Nunez, SS, Colin Curtis, RF & P.J. Pilittere, DH: all 1 for 4 – Gorecki doubled & K’ed
Eric Bruntlett, 3B & Jesus Montero, C: both 0 for 4 – Montero K’ed, but he’s still 14 for his last 38 (.368) with six doubles, two triples & a homer
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Reegie Corona, 2B: 2 for 31 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI – he’s already up to four homers after hitting just six last year
Greg Golson, CF: 0 for 2
Romulo Sanchez: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 5-5 GB/FB – 58 of 103 pitches were strikes (56.3%) … always good when a pitcher eclipses the 100 pitch plateau in the 4th inning
Jason Hirsh: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB – 30 of his45 pitches were strikes … he’s enrolled in the Romulo Sanchez School of Pitch Efficiency
Eric Wordekemper: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 14 of his 20 pitches were strikes


Double-A Trenton (4-3 win over Bimghamton)
Justin Christian, CF, Austin Romine, C & Dan Brewer, LF: all 0 for 4 – Christian K’ed
Austin Krum, DH, Marcos Vechionacci, 1B & Edwar Gonzalez, RF: all 1 for 4 – Krum had a two run jack & K’ed twice … Vech scored a run … Edwar K’ed twice
Brandon Laird, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – second homer in as many days, fifth homer in his last 11 games
Luis Nunez, SS: 1 for 3, 1 RBI
Justin Snyder, 2B: 0 for 1, 1 BB, 1 K
David Phelps: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 7-2 GB/FB – he had allowed 3 ER total in his last four starts combined (27.2 IP)
Tim Norton: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Grant Duff: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa had a scheduled day off.

Low-A Charleston (1-0 loss to Rome)
Slade Heathcott, CF: 0 for 4, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – easily the worst game of his young career
J.R. Murphy, C: 1 for 3, 1 BB – eight for his last 21 (.381)
Jimmy Paredes, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 K
Zoilo Almonte, RF, Kelvin Castro, SS, Ray Kruml, RF & Hector Rabago, 3B: all 0 for 3 – Almonte drew a walk … Kruml threw a runner out at second … Rabago K’ed
Rob Lyerly, 1B: 0 for 4, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) - still 26 for his last 54 (.481)
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 1 for 3, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 K
Michael Solbach: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 9-2 GB/FB – picked a runner off second … not a bad spot start, can’t complain
Ryan Flannery: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5-3 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (2-1 win over Brooklyn)
Isaiah Brown, LF: 2 for 2, 2 2B, 1 RBI
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 0 for 2, 1 BB
Carlos Urena, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
Kevin Mahoney, DH: 0 for 3, 1 HBP – hit by four pitches in the last two games
Kelvin DeLeon, RF & Jeff Farnham, C: both 0 for 4 – DeLeon K’ed
Jose Mojica, SS: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 E (fielding) – fourth error in three games, so at least he’s hitting .364
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 3B – two hits with SI, both for extra bases
Luis Parache, 2B: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB – just up from the Dominican Summer League
Mikey O’Brien: 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 11-3 GB/FB – he took a comebacker off his leg, but stayed in the game … love this kid, major sleeper … not great stuff, but he’s got a deep repertoire & really spots everything well
Preston Claiborne: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Chase Whitley: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K – this year’s 15th round pick

Rookie GCL Yanks start their season tomorrow. Should be a fun team to follow with Gary Sanchez, Cito Culver, Bryan Mitchell, and Fu-Lin Kuo.

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Low-A prospects: a status report
Open Thread: Happy Dad's Day
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Romulo Sanchez… always good when a pitcher eclipses the 100 pitch plateau in the 4th inning
    Jason Hirsh… he’s enrolled in the Romulo Sanchez School of Pitch Efficiency

    They’re both big and fat, though; they can throw the ball all day. Their joints are insulated by a protective layer of fat.

    103 pitches for Romulo or 45 pitches for Hirsh is like the equivalent of 20 pitches for Phil Hughes, or 1 pitch from Edwar Ramirez.

  • mikebk

    O’brien was 1R 0ER today.

    not a good day for our offenses.

  • Matt

    Reegie went 2 for 31 today? Jeez, that’s a bad day. haha

  • jeff

    Really good to see Tim Norton healthy and pitching well.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.typepad.com/ Angelo

    Don’t know much about Fu-Lin Kuo. Can you give me a quick scouting report Axisa? His possible ceiling maybe?

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.typepad.com/ Angelo

      I checked the link, I guess that’s enough to get a grasp on what he can do.

  • Jim in Bingo

    I was at the Trenton game. Romine looked good despite going 0-4. I missed one of his at-bats running after my 3 year old, but 2 of those I saw he mashed the ball. One was liner, rising, that the 3rd baseman leapt to get and the other was a 390 foot liner to center. He double-clutched and didn’t make a throw on the Luis Hernandez steal in the first. That dude can fly.

    Phelps looked pretty good though he did give up a very hard hit home run to right.

    Laird’s homer was a no doubter to center, really long homer.

    • rbizzler

      Thanks for the info, Jim.

      Glad to hear that Romine is making good contact and loud outs.

  • Jim in Bingo

    Oh, and Norton looked very very good. He dominated.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    I’ll be seeing the SI Yanks when they play here next month. Anyone know who to watch out for?

    • Jordan

      De Leon, Sosa, Urena, and Mojica

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com dr mrs the yankee

      If a groundball goes near Lassiter avert your eyes.

  • rbizzler

    This has been the season for Yankee MiL pitchers returning to form from surgery. Between Pendleton, Norton, Brack, Betances and Kontos the system has got a ton of power arms back. Me likey.

  • Dillon

    Tim Norton’s got some great numbers this year and I’ve read stuff to match, but I think he’s had some injury issues.

    anyone know what he’s been throwing velocity wise this year?

  • Brian

    Are Kyle Perkins and Nathan Aron going to play for the GCL Yankees?