Jul
23

Laird goes deep again in Trenton win

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Manny Banuelos  was named baseball’s fifth hottest prospect in this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. Jesus Montero was in the team photo, though both Zach McAllister and Cito Culver were included in the Not So Hot section.

Triple-A Scranton (5-4 loss to Rochester)
Kevin Russo, DH, Chad Huffman, LF & Greg Golson, CF: all 1 for 4 – Russo walked & K’ed thrice … Huffman doubled, drove in a run & K’ed … Golson got caught stealing &  K’ed three times
Reegie Corona, 2B: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
Eduardo Nunez, SS: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K – 12 for his last 34 (.353)
Chad Tracy, 3B: 3 for 4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI – musta seen me dis him last night
Jesus Montero, C: 0 for 4, 2 K – bust!
Jorge Vazquez, 1B & Reid Gorecki, RF: all 0 for 4 – JoVa K’ed three times, Gorecki once … Gorecki committed a fielding error, but he also threw a runner out at third
David Phelps: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 3-6 GB/FB – 57 of his 96 pitches were strikes (59.4%)
The Ghost of Kei Igawa: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-3 GB/FB - 22 of 37 pitches were strikes (59.5%)
Mark Melancon: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – four of his six pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (8-3 win over Altoona)
Justin Christian, LF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB -15 for his last 42 (.357)
Austin Krum, CF: 1 for 4, 1 BB
Austin Romine, C: 0 for 4, 1 BB – seven for his last 41 (.171)
Brandon Laird, 3B: 2 for 4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB – second homer in as many days
Dan Brewer, DH: 1 for 2, 2 R, 3 BB, 1 K - four for his last six with four walks
Marcos Vechionacci, 1B: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Edwar Gonzalez, RF: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB
Luis Nunez, SS: 0 for 4, 1 BB
Justin Snyder, 2B: 0 for 5, 1 K
D.J. Mitchell: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 2 WP, 1 HB, 7-2 GB/FB – 3 ER or less in nine of his last 10 starts
Wilkins Arias: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Josh Schmidt: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB
George Kontos: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (3-1 win over Palm Beach)
Ray Kruml, CF & Jose Pirela, SS: both 1 for 5 – Kruml stole a base, scored a run & K’ed … Pirela K’ed twice
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 BB – six walks & one strikeout in his last eight games
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K – five of his last eight hits have gone for extra bases (three doubles, one triple, one homer)
Melky Mesa, DH: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Schaeffer Hall: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 10-5 GB/FB – really, no strikeouts?
Noel Castillo: 3 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 2-3 GB/FB – very nice
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (1-0 loss to Charleston)
Francisco Santana, CF: 2 for 4, 1 K, 1 CS
Jimmy Paredes, 2B & Kelvin Castro, SS: both 1 for 3 – Paredes walked, stole a base & K’ed … Castro committed a fielding error
Luke Murton, 1B, DeAngelo Mack, RF & Emerson Landoni, 3B: all 0 for 3 – Murton walked & K’ed … Landoni K’ed twice
Neil Medchill, LF: 0 for 4 – seven for his last 38 (.184)
J.R. Murphy, C: 0 for 2, 2 BB – six of his 16 walks have come in the last eight games
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 1 for 4
Sean Black: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 5-5 GB/FB – 18-4 K/BB ratio in his last 19 IP
Ronny Marte: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (12-7 loss to Brooklyn)
Casey Stevenson, DH & Kelvin DeLeon, RF: both 1 for 5, 1 R – Stevenson K’ed once, DeLeon twice … DeLeon also committed a throwing error
Francisco Arcia, C, Kevin Mahoney, 2B & Jose Mojica, SS: all 1 for 4 – Arcia drove in a run … Mahoney & Mojica each scored a run & K’ed … Mahoney also got hit by a pitch
Kyle Roller, 1B: 2 for 5, 2 R, 2 K, 1 SB
Shane Brown, LF: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) – threw a runner out at the dish
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 RBI
Nik Turley: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 1-6 GB/FB - oy
Nathan Forer: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 4-0 GB/FB
Preston Claiborne: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K – very nice
Andy Shive: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (13-7 win over GCL Blue Jays in 8 innings) game was completed early due to rain
Cito Culver, DH: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K – 11 for his last 37 (.297), but also 15 strikeouts
Anderson Felix, S: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
Ramon Flores, RF-1B: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 SB – 14 for his last 35 (.400)
Reymond Nunez, 1B: 2 for 3, 1 E (fielding)
Judd Golsan, PR-RF: 2 for 2, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 SB, 1 CS
Henry Pena, LF: 2 for 5, 2 R, 2 2B, 3 K – all or nothing day, eh?
Kelvin Duran, CF: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 CS
Fu-Lin Kuo, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 E (throwing, fielding)
Jhorge Liccien, C: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – he’s done a nice job while Gary Sanchez is dealing with his wrist issue
Jose Toussen, 2B: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
Bryan Mitchell: 4 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 1 Balk, 8-2 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) – defense certainly didn’t help him out today
Justo Arias: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 5-1 GB/FB
Jose Quintana: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    From all the talk of BA, Mitchell was going to Low A. He hasn’t really dominated like people thought.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

    Will we ever see Maquinito again?

    • http://lh4.ggpht.com/_NPaCuwJ_TTk/TEXzMBKSX_I/AAAAAAAAAPk/HMuWr2Ipz14/arod.jpg ROBTEN

      Apparently, the Yankees sent him to the DSL for a bit since he’s the only one that can handle the full force of Melvin’s fastball. I caught a picture of them playing catch the other day.

      http://lh4.ggpht.com/_NPaCuwJ_.....anchez.jpg

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

        OH MY GOD

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        This is greatness.

  • Carlosologist

    Mike, you should diss Jesus so he goes 4-4 for three HR tomorrow.

  • Pat D

    Seems like putting Culver in “Not So Hot” is just to an excuse to criticize his selection again. Why bother?

    • pat

      Exactly. How many GCL kids do they go after every week? Not too many.

      • Gonzo

        Yeah, I thought that was a lame move on their part.

    • http://lh4.ggpht.com/_NPaCuwJ_TTk/TEXzMBKSX_I/AAAAAAAAAPk/HMuWr2Ipz14/arod.jpg ROBTEN

      Why bother?

      Because it generates page views: Yankee fans get upset, Yankee haters get to smirk, and everybody gets vocal about it.

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

        Alex Rodriguez has murdered baseball history.

        Sincerely,
        Jayson Stark

  • pat

    Mitchell actually had two errors of his own today.

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    I wonder if the poster, “Joe” is here tonight. If you are, reply to this.

    • Joe

      here

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-984727

        That’s from yesterday. I usually don’t do this, but I’d appreciate it if you read that.

        • Joe

          what am i supposed to be reading?

          • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

            The two things that I wrote in response to what you said. Specifically the second comment I wrote in response to you, yesterday.

            • Joe

              lets just say i have been around the game a long time. i guess we misunderstood each other but it is hard to interpret writing on the internet. we have different opinions on many subjects — what can i say…

              • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

                It’s fine. I just didn’t want you to think I was being an ass or something of that sort. I don’t mean to offend in any way.

                And yes it is difficult to interpret writing on the internet when thinking of the emotions behind that typing.

                I just wanted to clear that up. Having different opinions is fine.

  • Joe

    Montero should have been on the Hot List.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      You would think so. Montero is a monster.

      At least ManBan made it on the list.

    • pat

      Anthony Rizzo deserved it. After all, he’s older then Jesus, in AA, and had a less impressive week. Makes perfect sense.

  • Stuckey

    “Jesus Montero, C: 0 for 4, 2 K – bust!”

    Every 3rd or 4th day called, they want their joke back.

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

      Every 3rd or 4th day called, they want their joke back.

      “They want their joke back” called, they want their joke back.

    • Scooter

      Recursive joke is recursive
      But still funny…

      “Is this some kind of bust?”
      “Yes, ma’am, it’s very impressive, but we need to ask you a few questions”

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exkiaSEu-Q4

  • CNight_UP

    I dont know who this Montero is, I wish Montario played tonight in his place….he mashes…

  • A.D.

    Even an eh start for Phelps only yielded 2 ER.