Jul
12

Albaladejo takes home IL Pitcher of the Week honors

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Via The Times Leader comes the news that Scranton closer Jonathan Albaladejo has taken home International League Pitcher of the Week honors. Over the last nine days, says Donnie Collins, Albaladejo has thrown six scoreless innings while striking out nine and racking up four saves. He now holds the marks for most saves in a single season and most career saves for the Scranton franchise. On the season, Albaladejo is 2-1 with a 1.01 ERA and 29 saves. He has struck out 59 while allowing just two home runs and 12 walks in 44.2 innings, and barring a promotion, he’ll soon set the IL record for most saves in a single season.

At this point, the Yankees should give Albaladejo a good, long look in the Majors. At 27, he’s not really a prospect any longer, and most scouts who have seen him this year have been impressed with his command and velocity. The Yankees have Dustin Moseley, Chad Gaudin and Chan Ho Park all taking up space on the big league roster, and the need for all three inconsistent and ineffective relievers just isn’t there. Albaladejo can’t do much worse than those three, and he could be better, giving the beleaguered pen a shot in the arm.

18 Comments»

  1. jsbrendog (returns) says:

    can he please get a shot? i mean, mitre can’t be that far away so ditch gaudin and bring up albie and see what happens til then.

    is logan still on the roster? if so then it is even easier, send him down, bring up albie and boom.

  2. Pasqua says:

    “Free Alby” t-shirts, anyone?

  3. Poopy Pants says:

    Give the kid a chance!

  4. CS Yankee says:

    He must be really good since over the last 9 days he has four years.

    Give this man a real chance of sticking before the postseason stretch & DFA Logan or Gaudin.

    Albie to the 7th.

  5. Meat Loaf says:

    I think it’s currently a case of not wanting to DFA Chan Ho and Gaudin, while Dustin hasn’t really done anything to get the boot. I have to assume he is the next in line, though.

  6. Ban Bud says:

    Hey, I remember his spring training disasters too, but I think he’s earned a shot in the big league bullpen.

  7. LarryM, FL. says:

    Park has got to go.

  8. Poopy Pants says:

    “For the love of GOD! Let the boy pitch on your major league team!”

    Chris Farley

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