Sanchez goes deep as Staten Island sweeps doubleheader

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Mike Newman provided a scouting report of Brett Marshall, Slade Heathcott, and J.R. Murphy from last night’s game. Meanwhile, Brandon Laird was named the third baseman for the Double-A Eastern League’s end of season All Star Team. No other Yankee farmhands made it.

In his chat today, Keith Law said that he considers Andrew Brackman, Manny Banuelos, and Dellin Betances all to be top 100 prospects. That’s pretty cool.

And finally, Romulo Sanchez hit the disabled list for an unknown reason, so I guess he won’t be coming up on Sept. 1st. Hopefully it’s nothing serious and we’ll still see him next month.

Triple-A Scranton (5-0 win over Lehigh Valley)
Kevin Russo, 2B, Juan Miranda, 1B & Eric Bruntlett, SS: all 1 for 4, 1 R – Russo drove in a run … Miranda double and drove in a pair … Bruntlett drove in one
Greg Golson, RF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – 12 for his last 37 (.324)
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – the was intentional, and it was issued by a former big leaguer in the 3rd freaking inning … can you say FEARED???
Jorge Vazquez, DH: 1 for 4, 1 K
Colin Curtis, CF: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K – 14 for his last 35 (.400) with six doubles and a homer
Brandon Laird, 3B: 0 for 4, 2 K – he’s slumping big time, now six for his last 41 (.146) with 14 strikeouts
Chad Huffman, LF: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Lance Pendleton: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 10-8 GB/FB – 60 of 90 pitches were strikes … he would be an interesting dark horse Sept. call-up … he’s not young (turning 27 next month) but has performed very well since Tommy John surgery, and I think (don’t hold me to that) he’s scheduled to become a minor league free agent after the season, so maybe they should see what they got, even if it’s just trade bait
Zack Segovia: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB – 14 of 20 pitches were strikes
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K2-0 GB/FB – seven of his 11 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (3-1 loss to Harrisburg)
Justin Christian, DH: 1 for 4, 1 2B – eight doubles, nine walks, and three strikeouts in his last nine games
Austin Krum, CF & Damon Sublett, LF: both 0 for 3, 1 BB – Sublett struck out twice & threw a runner out at the dish
Dan Brewer, RF: 0 for 4, 2 K, 1 CS – still flirting with a 1.000 OPS this month
Austin Romine, C: 1 for 4, 2 K
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 3B, 3 K – 14 strikeouts in his last ten games
Marcos Vechionacci, 1B: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Matt Cusick, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Justin Snyder, SS: 2 for 3, 1 K
Cory Arbiso: 6 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 7-5 GB/FB – one of the walks was intentional
Wilkin DeLaRosa: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB – not enough to save your 40-man roster spot, sorry

High-A Tampa (3-2 win over Brevard County)
Ray Kruml, LF, Jose Pirela, DH, Bradley Suttle, 3B, Melky Mesa, CF, Zoilo Almonte, RF & Myron Leslie, 1B-2B: both 1 for 4 – Kruml stole a base, scored a run & K’ed … Pirela K’ed twice … Suttle drove in a run & K’ed thrice … Almonte K’ed … Leslie went deep & drove in a pair
Addison Maruszack, SS: 0 for 1  – he left the game with what the recap called an “injured head” on a 2nd inning single … I sure hope it wasn’t a line drive that ricocheted off his glove and into his face, or something scary like that
Trent Lockwood, 1B: 2 for 3, 1 R
Jose Gil, C: 0 for 4, 2 K
Anderson Feliz, 2B-SS: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
Graham Stoneburner: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 4-2 GB/FB – it’s amazing that with all the pitching talent in AA and AAA, it’s easy to forget how good this guy is
Adam Olbrychowski: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-2 GB/FB
Jon Ortiz: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston was rained out. I assume they’ll play two either tomorrow of the next day.

Short Season Staten Island
Game One
(5-1 win over Lowell in 7 innings)
makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Rob Segedin, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI
Kyle Roller, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 R
Gary Sanchez, C: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – that’s his first homer with SI
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB
Cito Culver, SS: 1 for 3, 2 K, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding) – still just two for 14 (.143) with SI
Garrison Lassiter, DH: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K – got picked off first
Kelvin Duran, CF: 0 for 3, 2 K
Shane Brown, LF: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B
Casey Stevenson, 2B: 1 for 2, 1 R
Kramer Sneed: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 2-5 GB/FB
Tommy Kahnle: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 0-2 GB/FB – he’s allowed just two hits and three walks with 17 strikeouts in ten innings so far
Game Two (5-2 win over Lowell in 7 innings)
Cito Culver, SS: 0 for 3, 1 K
Kyle Roller, DH, Kelvin DeLeon, RF & Nick McCoy, C: all 1 for 3 – DeLeon scored a run & K’ed … McCoy drove in a pair & K’ed twice
Rob Segedin, 3B: 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (Fielding) – that’s his first error
Mike Ferraro, CF: 1 for 1, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB – just five walks and 38 strikeouts in 35 games
Jeff Farnham, C: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI – got picked off first
Luis Parache, 2B: 1 for 2, 1 RBI
Shane Brown, LF: 0 for 2, 1 BB
Zach Varce: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 4-5 GB/FB
Chase Whitley: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks
Game One
(6-5 loss to GCL Blue Jays in 11 innings)
makeup of yesterday’s rain out
Mason Williams, CF: 2 for 6, 1 K, 1 SB
Angelo Gumbs, SS: 2 for 6, 1 2B, 1 K, 3 SB, 1 E (throwing) – those are his first two career hits, so obviously he wanted to take advantage by robbing the other team blind on the bases
Ben Gamel, DH: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K – he’s had a hit in every game he’s played in so far
Damian Taveras, 1B: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Toussen, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (throwing)
Jose Rosario, 3B & Judd Golsan, RF: both 0 for 4, 1 K, 1 HBP – Rosario scored a run after stealing a base … Golsan drove one in
Jhorge Liccien, C: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 2 PB
Matt Richardson: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 4-0 GB/FB – he’s walked five more batters than last year in 18.2 fewer innings
Justo Arias: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1-2 GB/FB – just four walks in 26.2 IP
Evan Rutckyj: 1 IP, zeroes, 1-2 GB/FB – pro debut for this year’s 16th rounder
Sam Elam: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB,, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB, 1 WP
Freddy Lewis: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Charlyn Garcia: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Joel Marte: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Game Two (7-2 loss to GCL Blue Jays in 7 innings)
Mason Williams, DH & Angelo Gumbs, DH: both 0 for 2 – Williams struck out … Gumbs took over in the 4th inning, and I’m pretty sure the plan was to just avoid overworking them and give each guy a few at-bats after the long first game
Jose Toussen, 2B & Jose Alcantara, LF: both 0 for 3 – Toussen K’ed once, Alcantara twice
Ben Gamel, RF: 0 for 2, 1 BB – well, so much for his streak
Damian Taveras, 1B: 0 for 1, 2 BB
Jose Rosario, SS: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K
Fu-Lin Kuo, 3B: 2 for 3, 1 E (fielding) – 10 for his last 25 (.400)
Kyle Perkins, C: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Eladio Moronta, CF: 1 for 3, 2 K
Wilton Rodriguez: 5 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 1 WP, 3-3 GB/FB – nine hits and 20 strikeouts in his last 18 IP
George Isabel: 1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3 WP, 0-1 GB/FB – eek

Open Thread: Rest and relax
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  • Nostra-Artist

    For anyone who missed it, a complete top to bottom look at the system with NoMaas interviewing Mark Newman

    • Nostra-Artist

      GW: One final question: Christian Garcia, he received his release. Any chance he’s back in pinstripes next year?

      MN: We haven’t had a discussion with him or his agents about that. He’s got a ton of rehabbing to do. We’ve always liked Chris and thought he’s a great, talented guy. Feel bad about the injuries he had to go through.

      Wow, I missed that one. No big surprise, but still newsworthy.

  • Men and women around the world

    Thank You.
    We love you Mike for doing this every night.
    Thank you.

    • Big Juan


    • Nostra-Artist

      Anyone who’s ever done a bit a blogging marvels at what Mike (and frankly all 3 of these guys) do on a regular basis.

      Want to get scared for a minute? Imagine if they decided to shut down the site. BACK TO THE NY POST, PEOPLE! (shivers)

      • Big Juan

        The horror…for real.

      • Angelo

        Thanks for making me cry.

        RAB = best blog site I have ever been to. I literally always have an RAB tab open on my computer.

      • FachoinaNYY

        Im drunk and misread that they were shutting teh site down and flipped shit… If that is any indicaition

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Segedin, Roller, Sanchez

    That is a scary 1-2-3.

  • Big Juan

    In Game 2 for GCL, is DeAngelo Gumbs supposed to be Angelo Gumbs?

    • RollingWave

      Or mayb DeAngelo Mack ate Gumbs?

      • Big Juan


      • Angelo

        Well done, sir.

  • pat

    Nice little Rutckyj vid..

    He puts on a nice little show with his Fb slider combo. As Mike alluded to when he signed,the sidepiece looks pretty nasty. He looked pretty adept at front dooring it inside to lhb and getting a little back foot action on the rhb. In the first live pith in the video the batter subtly bails because Rutckyj’s slider starts off the plate inside then just barely catches the corner as it crosses the plate. That’s a pretty nice pitch for a lefty who has legitimate power projection and is now focusing 100% on baseball.

    Plus he has an awesomely chantable name.

    • Pete

      ughh i HATE his motion though. He doesn’t seem like he even gets upright, let alone over his front leg. Not saying its hurting him, just that it’s ugly

      • pat

        He’s a project no doubt, but most guys that raw don’t have as good a feel for a secondary pitch. IIRC he’s only been pitching for a couple years.

      • Accent Shallow

        Agreed. And I thought Joba finished tall.

      • Steve in PDX

        I know nothing of pitching mechanics and I even I can see that’s an ugly delivery. Stoked to see what happens with some coaching.

    • Angelo

      Mechanics fail?

  • shane


    Player A 71.0 43 1 19 88 .873 .169 .463 5.5 11.2 4.63
    Player B 69.0 44 2 12 81 .812 .178 .465 5.7 10.6 6.75

    Player A: “Dominant”… “Nothing more to prove in Tampa”… Promoted to Trenton.
    Player B: “Throws Slop”… “A sideshow”… “Can’t be moved”… Remains in Tampa.

    Player A is Dellin Betances, Player B is Pat Venditte. Amazing how close their numbers are, right? You gotta love ’em both, but Venditte is already 25 and looks suspiciously like the new Josh Schmidt (respect-wise). Hope he can get a taste of AA before the year is over.

    • Pete

      Player A: 93-97 FB, sharp curve, feel for a change

      Player B: 85-88 RHFB, very meh curve, 82-86 LHFB, meh loopy slurve

      • Pete

        That said, I do think that Venditte will be promoted soon enough. I just don’t think it’s a priority, because I don’t think a guy with his stuff can succeed at the major league level, whereas I do think a guy with Dellin’s stuff can.

        • shane

          No question that Betances is a force and I can’t wait to see how well he does next year. I’m just pointing out that Venditte is getting people out in a way that LOOKS dominant on paper even though he LOOKS like he should be getting hit (hard!). It’s fun to root for the outliers, I guess.

          • Steve H

            Yeah, take a look at Colter Bean’s minor league stats once. Dude was dominating.

            Hell, even Edwar. Minor league stats are so deceptive.

            • Chris

              Both Edwar and Bean walked about twice as many batters as Venditte.

      • Chris

        From the scouting reports I’ve read, Venditte’s velocity is a little higher than that. Also, how does he amass so many K’s with such crappy stuff?

        • Marcos

          I’m guessing his controll must be amazing, that and maybe he hides the ball well during his delivery. Remember that stuff will only get you so far, you need to be able to throw it in the strike zone for it to count. See: AJ, Joba, etc, etc.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      You said it yourself. Dellin is 22. Venditte is 25. Not to mention how much better stuff Dellin has.

      • Chris

        He’s old for the level – so promote him!

        What good is it doing anyone to have Venditte still pitching in Tampa? He’s dominated the level for a year and a half, so there’s obviously nothing more to prove there. It is possible that the scouts are wrong and he’ll be able to succeed at higher levels because he is a sideshow and different from most pitchers. The only way they’ll find out is to promote him.

        • Angelo

          That would require demoting someone who is viewed as more talented, so it probably won’t happen till next season.

          • Chris

            At this point it wouldn’t really matter even if he were promoted this year, but I guarantee there are non-prospects on the Trenton roster that could be demoted, cut, etc.

            • Baseballnation

              WDR says hi.

  • Esteban

    Sanchez goes Deep…. and Thick

    How did no one else do that yet? C’mon guys.

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

    (Photos from tonight’s game). (including one of Maquinito’s HR). You can thank me now, or later, I’m patient.

    • Richard Iurilli

      Thank you now!

      Great pictures. How’s the new camera?

      • Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

        I love it!

        Except my batteries died =(

        • Richard Iurilli

          Rechargables? Or something like AA’s?

  • steve

    That Pendleton idea makes a lot of sense. But it really is just solely based on the 40-man roster. As of this moment, the Yankees have exactly 40 men on the roster, with Aceves and Johnson on the 60-day DL. Come September, they will need two roster spots; one for Aceves and one for either Moeller/Montero/Rene Rivera. Based on the current roster, this probably means that both Chad Huffman and Reegie Corona will be DFA’d.

    Besides those two, the guys not on the current 25 that are on the 40 are: Albaladejo, Brackman, de la Rosa, Noesi, Sanchez, Miranda, Golson, Curtis, and Russo. The only ones that the Yankees would even consider DFA’ing from that list would be Miranda, Golson, and de la Rosa. But Miranda will be promoted in September just to have a back-up 1B and Golson will probably be this year’s Freddy Guzman. Basically, that means the only way that Lance Pendleton gets a look is if they decide to DFA de la Rosa.

    If they do DFA de la Rosa for Pendleton, it is absolutely a no loss situation for anyone. If he is not added to the roster by the end of the year, he becomes a minor league free agent. If he gets added in September and impresses the Yankees, he stays on and gets a bullpen look next year. If he looks like he’s a scrub, simply non-tender him.

    • Samuel

      Pendleton has one more year under Yankee control.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Who else is scheduled to become a MiLFA this season?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Heh totally read that one wrong.

      • nick

        Mariah Carey

  • M-Three

    It great to here that Keith Law think all 3 of the Killer B’s will be top 100 prospects. What do you guys see as far as the futures each of them?

    Betances: I could see Betances being a guy that is in our rotation by the summer of 2012, that is if he doesn’t make the team out of spring training. If the Yanks can wait until 2012 then we might not have to deal with any innings limit.

    Banuelos: We are probably at least 3 year away from seeing him the majors because the Yanks shouldn’t rush a lefty with this kind of stuff and potential. I would say keep Banuelos in Trenton through next year and then promote him to Scranton in 2012. Keep Banuelos in Scranton for most if not all of 2012 and than 2013 can be his year to make the jump to the majors. Remember this guy is only 19 and there is no need to rush him. Plus, just like Betances there might not be any innings limit for Banuelos by then.

    Brackman: I believe this time next year will be taking about Brackman as a future major league reliever, not a starter. From everything we hear Brackman has a hard time repeating his delivery. That is understandable for a man that size but its not good when we hear he has good mechanics one inning and bad mechanics the next. I see Brackman starting in Trenton again next year and than by mid-june moving up to Scranton. Once he goes to Scranton that is where I believe his conversion from starter to reliever will occur.

    Well, that is what I think the future hole for the Killer B’s, what do the rest of you think?

    • Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

      It’s hard to judge pitchers solely on age because so much can change.

      Also, it’s been said it takes tall guys longer to put everything together–took Randy Johnson a long time to figure everything out. Given where Brackman was this time last year, I’m very optimistic.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Too soon to be talking about Brackman as a reliever. His kind of tall pitchers take a long time to develop. Turn him to a reliever if he is proven to be a failure at starting and we’ve seen nothing of the sort.

      He’s gonna need time. Hell didn’t Randy Johnson get it together until he was 29?

      • ABS

        People always mess up Randy Johnson – dude made his major league debut at 23 years old. He wasn’t the dominating pitcher he became until later, but very few pitchers ever come out of the gate dominating. Fact is Brackman is WAY, WAY, WAY, WAY behind Johnson at the same age.

  • Samuel

    According to the scouting report linked above, Murphy’s pop time to 2nd base last night was 2.6.

    I had him timed at 2.0 and 2.1 in two separate throws a few weeks ago. His arm strength was good and the footwork was fine, but could use some improvement.

    Interesting is that Murphy calls his own game already at 19 years of age. He also said that Gary Sanchez has the best arm he ever saw when they were both in Extended Spring.

    The guy was correct in that Heathcott is built like a bull. Strong legs, thick back and shoulders. Cannon of an arm.

    • rbizzler

      If you read the details of that pop time, he was timing him during warm-ups at an estimated 70%.