Aug
04

Only the schedule can contain Montero & Laird

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Triple-A Scranton had a scheduled off day.

Double-A Trenton (5-4 win over Reading)
Austin Krum, CF, Marcos Vechionacci, 1B & Dan Brewer, RF: all 1 for 4 – Krum doubled, scored a run, K’ed twice & threw a runner out at third … Vech doubled & K’ed twice … Brewer scored a run & threw runners out at both third and home
Justin Christian, LF: 4 for 5, 1 RBI
Corban Joseph, 2B & Damon Sublett, DH: both 0 for 3 – CoJo drove in two … Sublett drew a walk &  scored
Austin Romine, C: 0 for 4, 1 K
Matt Cusick, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Luis Nunez, SS: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Lance Pendleton: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 5-7 GB/FB
Josh Schmidt: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K – last year: 1.22 GB/FB, 1.96 AVG against … this year: 1.25 & 1.98, respectively … clearly, he’s declining
Wilkin Arias: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
Kevin Whelan: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 0-3 GB/FB - shaky, but he closes it out

High-A Tampa (7-0 win over St. Lucie)
Ray Kruml, LF: 1 for 5, 1 K, 1 CS
Jose Pirela, SS: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 SB – had been just five for his last 36 (.139)
Bradley Suttle, DH: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB - ten for his last 24 (.417)
Melky Mesa, CF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K – 16 for his last 34 (.471) with three doubles, a triple & four homers
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Addison Maruszak, 3B: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI
Jose Gil, C & Walt Ibarra, 2B: both 1 for 3 – Gil got hit by a pitch & K’ed … Ibarra drove in a run & walked
Myron Leslie, 1B: 1 for 2, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Graham Stoneburner: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 9-3 GB/FB – 115-29 K/BB ratio in 114.1 IP
Trenton Lare: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1-3 GB/FB – very nice … lefties are hitting .364 off the southpaw
Adam Olbrychowski: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (8-2 win over Augusta)
Francisco Santana, CF: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
DeAngelo Mack, RF, J.R. Murphy, C, Neil Medchill, LF & Kelvin Castro, SS: all 1 for 5 – Mack committed a fielding error … Murphy scored a run … Medchill drove in two & K’ed twice … Castro stole a base & scored a run
Rob Lyerly, DH: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Luke Murton, 1B: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Kevin Mahoney, 3B: 3 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB - he’s easily my favorite org player
Emerson Landoni, 2B: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB – 13 for his last 34 (.382) with four walks and four strikeouts
Jose Ramirez: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 3-10 GB/FB – I totally missed this two starts ago, but he didn’t allow his first homer until 90.2 innings into his season
Ronny Marte: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 2-4 GB/FB
Gabriel Tatis: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 2-0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (10-0 win over State College)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 2 for 6, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K – good to see him finally putting up a fight … his stint in Charleston this year was brutal
Kyle Roller, 1B, Mike Ferraro, LF & Casey Stevenson, 2B: all 2 for 5 – Roller drove in two & committed a fielding error … Ferraro scored a run & K’ed … Stevenson scored & drove in a pair
Jose Mojica, SS: 0 for 5, 1 E (throwing) – today’s cleanup hitter had a .070 ISO
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Francisco Arcia, C: 0 for 2 - left the game after taking a foul pitch off his hand, John Buck style
Jeff Farnham, C: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HBP
Shane Brown, DH: 1 for 3, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP – the Opening Day number three hitter hit ninth today
Kramer Sneed: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1-5 GB/FB
Mike Gipson: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 3-6 GB/FB - now that’s a relief appearance

Rookie GCL Yanks (4-0 win over GCL Braves)
Jose Toussen, 2B-LF: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Ramon Flores, 1B & Fu-Lin Kuo, 3B: both 0 for 2, 1 R – Flores walked twice, Kuo once … Kuo also committed a fielding error
Gary Sanchez, DH: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 CS
Henry Pena, LF-RF & Kelvin Duran, RF-CF: both 0 for 3 – Pena drove in a run … Duran drew a walk but got caught stealing
Anderson Feliz, SS: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Jhorge Liccien, C: 1 for 2, 1 K
Judd Golsan, CF: 0 for 1 - left the game after running out a fielder’s choice in the 3rd, hence all the outfield movement
Jose Rosario, 2B: 0 for 1, 1 R, 1 BB
Bryan Mitchell: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 4-6 GB/FB - four baserunners and ten strikeouts in his last ten innings
Sam Elam: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 1-2 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) – wow multiple innings and no walks
Erick Tapia: 1 IP, zeroes, 3-0 GB/FB
Jose Quintana: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

    Flores and Maquinito are killing it; Stoneburner better be as hot as his name sounds.

    Then again, when you pitch like that.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Stoneburner’s the real deal. Power fastball/slider guy with excellent control. Might end up in the bullpen, but I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t pan out.

      • Will in NJ

        His development of a changeup will go a long way to determine if he’s gonna start or be in the pen in the bigs.

  • Will in NJ

    I’m digging mitchell’s statline tonight. I’m curious, is his ceiling higher or lower than jose ramirez’s?

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

      Drastically lower.

      • Sam

        I DEFINITELY wouldn’t say that.

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          He was probably thinking about DJ, that’s who I thought of at first.

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

            Yes, yes he was…I still like Jose more than Bryan Mitchell.

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

      Mitchell’s super legit. He’s on par with Ramirez in prospect status, maybe a touch below because he’s in a short season league.

    • zs190

      Mitchell projects more as a middle reliever. Athletic sinkerballer with fringy offspeed stuff, has trouble with LH hitters.

      Ramirez is a potential top of rotation guy if he gets his breaking ball to an average pitch. Good fastball in the low 90’s with a good changeup.

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

        That’s D.J. I assume he meant Bryan since he pitched tonight.

        • zs190

          Yeah, I read your assessment and thought, wait, really? And then realized my mistake.

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

          Yes, I immediately thought DJ Mitchell, who is still a good guy to have in the organization.

      • zs190

        Oh wait, hah, I misread that as DJ Mitchell. Yeah, Bryan Mitchell is a really good prospect, slightly behind Ramirez because he’s in GCL still but decent fastball with a good breaking ball already at 19 is pretty nice. Good projectable frame too.

        • Will in NJ

          haha yeah I meant bryan. its alright we all make mistakes :)

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

        Athletic sinkerballer”

        /racialeuphemism’d

      • Will in NJ

        I was under the impression that mitchell possesses one of the best curveballs in the yankee system. A legit put away pitch. That’s why I thought his ceiling would be similar to ramirez’s. That and the fact that by the time he fully matures he should be able to sit 92-94 comfortably.

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

          We need to make a collective commitment at RAB to call both Bryan Mitchell and D.J. Mitchell by their full names.

          Otherwise, this is gonna get confusing.

          • Steve O.

            Say “I” if you are in favor of “The Mitchell,” for Bryan Mitchell, and “The Other Mitchell,” for D.J. Mitchell. Say “I hate America” if you oppose.

            • Plank

              Let’s go with B-itch for Bryan Mitchell, I can’t see any other way to abbreve the name.

        • Sam

          There are reports of him repeatedly hitting 95. Dude could be a stud.

      • JohnnyC

        You’re thinking of DJ Mitchell. Bryan Mitchell has a low 90s four-seamer and a big 12 to 6 curveball. He’s 19 with a lot of projection in his arm and body. As Mike said, he’s comparable to Ramirez…Jose’s got the plus change-up.

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          Yeah…this was already established before you posted this, haha.

  • Jobamania aka EvoLuTioN

    is it just me or brackman hasn’t been pitching?

    • mikebk

      it’s you, unless every 5 days isnt enough.

      • Brian in NH

        if he can’t pitch every day then he’s clearly a bust

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

    Maybe Elam slipped the ump a $20 pregame. That would make sense.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    For anyone interested, I have a profile going up on Shaeffer Hall tomorrow AM at TYU. He’s in the top 3 in 6 of 8 categories on the PP org charts, yet there’s very little info out there on the guy. It’s called “The Best Yankee Prospect You’ve Never Heard of”.

    BTW-There’s a reason why he doesn’t get hyped. His stuff is underwhelming. Great command, works quickly. Marl Buerhle type if he pans out.

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

      It’s called “The Best Yankee Prospect You’ve Never Heard of”.

      There’s actually an even better Yankee prospect, Steve… but you haven’t heard of him.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Oh damn, now I’ll NEVER get to sleep!

        (thinks out loud)..who could it be, who could it be?

      • camilo gerardo

        heyoo

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Marl Buerhle type if he pans out.

      Interesting. I’m going to assume this guy is amazing.

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

        You know Marl? I love that guy.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      I doubt he ever becomes Buerhle. I’d assume that’s his absolute ceiling.

      • andrew

        Hence the description being “Mark Buerhle type if he pans out”

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          Panning out, doesn’t necessarily mean reaching absolute ceiling.

          • Brian in NH

            Also Mark Buerhle Type doesn’t necessarily mean Carbon Copy of Mark Buerhle but younger. It just means that he will likely be a pitcher with a style similar to Buerhle and if he reaches his ceiling then he could be as good as him.

    • zs190

      Good command of inferior stuff usually doesn’t lead to big league success, odds are definitely against him. His minors numbers are awesome in just about every way but this is the type of situation where looking at stats could be misleading and need to be combined with scouting reports. Looking forward to it nonetheless.

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        Agreed on all accounts.

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

    Why did Stonebrunner and Ramirez only go five innings? What was their PC?

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      I believe it has to do with innings limitations.

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

      Innings limit. You’ll see most of the starters capped at 5-6 innings this time of year.

  • camilo gerardo

    I like Sosa’s nice run and Mesa’s resurgence

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

    Wilson Ramos since being traded to the Nats: .400/.400/.733 in AAA

    • mikebk

      scariest part is his first game was 0-3 and he still has those thru 4 games. no laird, but hey, not everyone can be.

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

        Brandon Laird: not a catcher

        • mikebk

          really? never would have guessed.

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          But aren’t all good Yankee hitting prospects catchers?

          • Steve O.

            The Yankees have good prospects?

            • Evan3457

              The Yankees have prospects?

    • Carlosologist

      He likes being in Syracuse?

      • mikebk

        maybe he likes being out of rochester? or he could hate syracuse and is trying to force his way to DC.

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

        Impossible. Nobody likes being in Syracuse.

        /shitstarting’d

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

          You’re dead to me

    • Tom Zig

      Someone’s over-valuing what the other side gave up…I’m guessing it’s the Twins.

  • 28 in ’10

    Great pitching night. Pendleton was really strong until the end of his stint, and that combined 1-hitter in SI is awesome despite it not being attached to a strong prospect.

  • Larry

    Jose Quintana appears to know what he is doing (http://www.minorleaguesplits.c.....?pl=500779).

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

      Wait, how’d you link an individual player page at minorleaguesplits.com? I’ve never figured out how to do it.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        minorleaguesplits.com > yankees > gcl yankees > jose quintana > copy/paste link

      • Larry

        copy and paste the URL. Maybe I just got lucky.

      • Big Juan

        There’s also an AWESOME extension that allows you to do that if you’re using Chrome. Basically, there’s an icon next to your URL bar that you click on and a search bar pops up. Seven different databases are available and when you type a player’s name in, it opens a different tab for each database you select. It’s the shit.

        • Big Juan

          Btw, the extension is called, “baseball player search”, for anyone who’s using Chrome.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Too bad he’s older than Montero in the GCL.

    • zs190

      Isn’t he also 21 and half and pitching in GCL? Seems like a non-prospect.

  • dennis

    Mitchell last 2 starts: 10IP 2H 2BB 10K.
    anyone have any velocity reading? pre draft he was 91-93 with a plus curve.

    • Sam

      Apparently he’s still around there but he can run it up to 95.

      • Will in NJ

        If those reports (hitting 95) are true then that’s very impressive for a 19 year old.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

    Does Kuo have a translator? Just curious in light of Ozzie’s recent comments

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

      Yes. His translator only speaks Taiwanese and Spanish, though, so it doesn’t help him that much.

      /irony’d

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      I thought this as well, when I was watching the Whitesox game.

    • Carlosologist

      Does Kuo Ozzie have a translator? Just curious in light of Ozzie’s recent comments

      FTFY.

  • boogie down

    So where does Jose Ramirez start next season? Does Tampa with a mid-season move up to AA (if he does well) sound reasonable?

    • zs190

      Seems very aggressive but Yanks do like to push their top prospects through the system at accelerated pace if they really like them.

      I still think most likely he spends all of next year in Tampa.

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        Agreed, maybe a late season call-up to Trenton, but I wouldn’t bet on it. Ramirez is still young, so there’s no need to rush him.

    • camilo gerardo

      seems a no-brainer, unless something drastic happens de ahora hasta entonces

  • Rob Has no Innings Limit

    Re: Tonight

    Yawn. I’ll be back tomorrow for Brackmeezy and Zeus!

  • GermanYankee

    just realized that Stoneburner is def playing for the right team: anybody knows what his name would be if u translate it to German? Steinbrenner!!

    • Brian in NH

      why do you think they drafted him? thats the only reason

  • http://yes yankeewanabe7

    is david adams done for the season?