Warren steals the show in action-packed night


Update: A trio of prospects are Staten Island-bound. Gary Sanchez, Cito Culver and, as expected, the recently-signed Rob Segedin have been promoted to Short Season Staten Island. Segedin blasted his first career home run earlier tonight. With these call-ups, the Staten Island roster just became much more interesting. Their season runs through the first weekend in September; catch ‘em while you can.

I’m away for a little mini-vacation, so you’re getting bullet points until I get back on Monday…

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Buy your tickets now, SI fans. Cito promoted as well.

    • Pete says:

      seriously? that’s fucking badass

      • Gonzo says:

        I might be more psyched about Cito! It looks like he might be in Charleston next year.

        • Angelo says:

          That is awesome. Cito and Sanchez!!!

          • Bailey1 says:

            Culver’s move probably more related to Gumbs signing and need to get them both playing time this year.

            • Angelo says:

              It can also be that Culver’s number’s have improved as time has went on. Plus the Yankees have people that know when a player is ready to step up.

              Gumbs probably won’t get more than a few games in the GCL. I don’t believe he’s starting yet. Also, Gumbs is more likely to start as a CF, not a SS. They wouldn’t promote someone unless they thought that player was ready.

              • Bailey1 says:

                Gumbs is leading off and playing short today. I doubt he will be moving to cf with the $1.45m Mason Williams signed now.

                • Angelo says:

                  Ah okay, thanks for the update. I still don’t think they promoted Culver for that sole reason, but I’m sure it played a part, but not necessarily a big part.

    • Ross in Jersey says:

      @swbyankeesTT Since June 1, Ivan Nova is 10-1 with a 2.19 ERA.

      Straight up beast mode’n

    • Frank O says:

      living up in Danbury, CT, difficult to get to SI, but have tickets for road games on 8/31 and 9/2 when Yanks visit Hudson Valley Renegades,Can’t wait to get a look at Sanchez and Cito.

  2. I already bought SI tickets for Thursday. Third row behind the plate. I’ll be so close to Maquinito I can smell him.

  3. Salty Buggah says:

    JIMP! And I’m sure I’m not the only one who did that after today’s DotF.

  4. Carlosologist says:

    Assuming Sanchez and Culver continue to rake in SI, will they both start next season in Charleston?

    • Chris says:

      I would assume they start there next year no matter what they do in SI.

    • Nick says:

      That’s probably doubtful. Not many prospects spend less than a month at a level before moving up.


      • Chris says:

        Both Heathcott and Murphy started in Charleston this year, and they only played 3 and 9 games in the GCL last year. Maybe they’ll spend some extra time in extended spring training, but I wouldn’t expect to see Culver or Sanchez in SI next year.

        • Angelo says:

          You forget that Murphy and Heathcott were considered much more polished, so it’s different.

          I’m not saying that Cito and Sanchez won’t start in Charleston, but it’s not guaranteed. Sanchez will probably start in Charleston, Cito is more of question mark to start there.

          However, with extended spring training, Cito definitely has a shot at playing in Low-A next season. We shall see what happens.

        • Yeah, but Carlosologist didn’t ask if Cito and Sanchez would make it to Charleston, he asked if they’d START in Charleston. I doubt they’d open the season there, the org will hold them back a while to limit their exposure and stave off the fatigue of doing an entire full-season league at 18.

          • Angelo says:

            That’s another reason.

          • Chris says:

            My idea of starting at a level is whether they play anywhere else first. I wouldn’t expect that. As I said, they may not be in Charleston on day 1, but I would be surprised if the first game they play is anywhere other than Charleston.

            • Reggie C. says:

              I think there’s a shot that Sanchez plays the full season at Charleston … IF … he’s in a platoon situation with another catcher. That other catcher could very well be JR Murphy. Murphy’s putting together a solid debut season, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the kid back in Charleston for a half-season.

              A Platoon of Sanchez and Murphy would keep BOTH fresh.

              • Angelo says:

                Maybe, but Murphy has played really well for a young catcher. Something tells me he’s going to be in Tampa at the start of next season. I could be wrong though.

                If they’re really worried about keeping Sanchez fresh, they can make him split time with a lesser prospect or something of that sort. I wouldn’t hold Sanchez back just because of the amount of games.

    • FachoinaNYY says:

      Deep and thick?

    • Pete says:

      um, I don’t know what you’re looking at, but I’m not exactly seeing oodles of MLB-ready, all-star caliber players here.

    • Ted Nelson says:

      Look, I never said that I don’t think they have good, solid pitching depth. I’m just trying to be realistic, and I feel like “tremendous depth” was an overstatement. Certainly an overstatement in that it implied that the Yankees are so loaded with pitching talent that they don’t need to consider adding more (Loux). I’m not saying they should run out and sign Loux at any price, just that they should look into it. See what his market price is and what their medical staff feels about his arm. Having some promising arms in their system shouldn’t influence their decision, though I agree that there will most likely be some other team more willing to pay more for a guy who projects to be an average-ish starter.

      The “regulars” jumping on everyone who criticizes the Yankee organization in any way and calling them Red Sox supporters is the most annoying part of this site. It’s really a turn off to other Yankees fans who want to discuss the team in a rational way.

      • Eh, I’ve had a few complaints about how you criticize others, so I’d appreciate you not playing the victim here.

        • Ted Nelson says:

          I apologize for that. Not trying to play the victim, just making an observation. Everyone who criticizes anything about the Yankees organization gets compared to Peter Gammons by the same 5-10 people over and over again.

          I do really like the site that you guys run and appreciate your work. I just feel that the comments section is hostile towards outside opinions.

          • Angelo says:

            The fact that people are trying to make is:

            What farm system has plenty of All-Star calibur players waiting in the Minor leagues? I don’t think any farm system has that. It’s unrealistic to believe so.

            People criticize when their comments are taken out of proportion. And you exaggerated what people meant.

            NO ONE is saying that the Yankees have a lot of top 100 prospects. Rarely any farm systems have that.

            The Yankees do, however, have plenty of pitching depth in the minor leagues. Guys that can be 4-5 starters and guys that can be 1-3 starters. Phelps, Ramirez, Nova, McAllister, Warren, Stoneburner, B. Mitchell, Noesi, Banuelos, Brackman, Betances(probably missed some.) Not many farm systems can say they have that. And NO, that doesn’t mean they are MLB ready, because many of them aren’t. No team has many great options that are MLB ready.

            It’s not about having a lot of talent that could contribute to the Yankees right now(they have to be borderline All-stars at least) but it is about having talent that is capable of contributing to the major league level in the future to some extent. Whether that’s with another team or in some role with the Yankees, there is a lot of talent in the system.

            Plus people here are YANKEE FANS, they are going to be supportive of their team. OF COURSE, we are going to back fire when negative/stupid comments are written.

            There are many people on RAB that are plenty baseball smart. Everyone isn’t a bunch of ridiculous homers, but you can believe what you want.

            • Ted Nelson says:


              I took “tremendous” to be an exaggeration. I honestly don’t have my own ranking of all MLB team’s farm system pitching depth, so I can’t say for certain. However, off-hand I don’t think the Yankees’ minor league pitching depth is much above average if it’s above the average at all. Most organizations have young arms they’re high on.

              I agree that there are a lot of intelligent fans here. However, I think the most “homerism” goes on with respect to prospects. This makes sense since it’s the most subjective aspect of MLB, but I still think calling their pitching depth “tremendous” is an exaggeration. They don’t have a single pitching prospect I would consider a strong candidate to someday make their rotation. Sure there is some promise, but realistically comparing their organization to all others I don’t think there are many impact arms.
              Brackman–24 years old and doing OK at AA–and Banuelos–155 lbs–are the Yankees top pitching prospects according to this site.
              Anyway, I can’t say any better than anyone else how these young players will turn out. I just don’t think given the info we have today that the Yankees can just rest on their laurels with their pitching prospects. I think they should explore any opportunity to add pitching talent. Not go all-in on every opportunity, just consider it and not sit around and say “forget it, we have tremendous pitching depth.” I really didn’t mean to discuss this issue to this extent and we’ll just have to sit back and see how these prospects all develop.

              I have never said anything about having tons of future All-Stars in the minors. Other people have brought that up in making a straw-man of my points. I have said that I think “tremendous” was an exaggeration, especially in the context of saying that the Yankees have so much minor league pitching talent that they should just forget about considering a 1st round pick released from his commitment to another team. I also didn’t say they should sign Loux, just that they should look at him. My comments about the Gammons/Red Sox stuff were fairly unnecessary, but just a general reaction that made sense to bring up in this context. Not a reaction specifically to this discussion.

  5. “Ramon Flores hit a three run shot, and I’m starting to think I grossly under-rated him in my most recent Top 30. ”

    Have I not been tweeting incessantly about Flores? (and Sanchez, and Montero, and I may have a problem…)

  6. I like the bullet points tonight. Short and sweet.

  7. Steve O. says:

    The real story of this game is that ManBan was clocked at 97, and has been sitting at 93-94 recently.

    This. If he can somehow maintain the velocity, his prospect status and probability to reach the bigs will skyrocket.

  8. dennis says:

    Manny might be a lefty oswalt 93-95. similar build.

  9. Put me down for “Yes” in the RAB pool of “Will Ivan Nova replace Dustin Moseley for the final spot start before Andy Pettitte returns from the DL this September?”

  10. Jake H says:

    I have to wonder that if Manny B’s velocity is for real if that puts him as the best pitching prospect in our system

  11. Dirty Pena says:

    Wait, so did Sanchez get promoted or not? Why is that part crossed out?

  12. I can’t wait to read Frankie Piliere’s full scouting report on Banuelos. He sounded like he was really impressed tonight.

  13. Andrew Brotherton says:

    If Ramon Flores wasn’t on a team with El Maquinto more people would talk about him I’m sure.

  14. shadow says:

    So much for Manny not improving much with his velocity. The body workds miracles as you hit your 20′s.

    Does anyone get a closer feel for him as his future progress’?

    Maybe in a Billy Wagner mold?

  15. phughesisgod says:

    Meh, Adam Warren dominates like its nobody’s busines, Montero hits a shot, Miranda almost caused a car accident, Nova beasting, ManBan tops out at 97, just the usual. I would just say move along, nothing to see here except Gary Sanchez and Cito Culver were promothed. Thats the big news.

    Warren, Montero, Miranda, Nova and ManBan straght up beast mode. Lovin’ it.

  16. Reggie C. says:

    I wonder if Culver and Sanchez are going to be able to drop by Yankees Stadium to talk to the ML team. Probably not as the SI schedule looks packed with games . Would be cool to see DJ and Cito chat it up during BP.

  17. TurnTwo says:

    i was at the Trenton game tonight, and let me say, domination isnt even the word for what Warren did tonight.

  18. Steve H says:

    Any idea on Montero’s HR if it snuck out down the RF line and hit the pole or higher up? Either way the oppo power is no joke, but if it was a Pesky Pole type HR it’s a little different than a straight up Jesus Montero beast HR the other way.

    • Carlosologist says:

      I can’t wait to see Montero blasting balls into the RF bleachers with an effortless swing like Miguel Cabrera did earlier tonight.

  19. Reggie C. says:

    Platooning Murphy and Gary Sanchez from the get-go of the Charleston season would keep both guys fresh. A platoon catcher situation is the only way I see Gary Sanchez play a full-season at Charleston.

    • Stuckey says:

      Not for nothing, but Montero went straight from the GCL to Charleston, and got a MiL high 525 AB’s as a 2nd year 18 year old.

    • Steve O. says:

      If by platoon, you mean at C/DH, then yes, platoon. I wonder if Higashioka goes up to High A. He’s too good of a prospect to not get regular playing time.

  20. Stuckey says:

    SI just has 18 games left btw, but the GCL schedule ends on the 28th, so they’re just getting a little ahead of the game getting Sanchez and Culver a few extra games.

    Jeter, btw, got a 11 game cup of coffee in the then Sally League affiliate Greensboro in his rookie, 17 yo season.

    This after hitting .202/.296/.312./608 in 173 games in the GCL.

  21. Chris0313 says:

    No one is talking about Adam Warren?

  22. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Very excited for ManBan.

  23. China Joe says:

    Manny B pumping 93-94, reaching 97? I think the best comp would be Scott Kazmir back in the day, but with better control. And remember, Kazmir led the league in K’s back in the day.

  24. bexarama says:

    I’m late but today was goddamn awesome. That’s all I gotta say.

  25. Stuckey says:

    Given its reasonable to assume I know a ML season is 162 games and that Short Season Rookie Leagues is named appropriately, I think one can also assume it was a typo… :-)

  26. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Every time I see Miranda dominating Triple A, I can’t help thinking that he could be a really quality major league hitter given playing time….too bad he’ll never get a real chance with us.

  27. rob says:

    banuelos 93-94 touching 97 with plus offspeed stuff at 5″11 hmmmm, id say santana like. it took santana until he was 23-24 to get a shot after rule 5. this kid is gonna be something special.

    • Angelo says:

      Lets not jump the gun just yet. He needs to consistently show that he can have that velocity. Plus, Santana is a bigger guy than ManBan. Just don’t assume he’s going to become Santana.

      I do have high hopes for him, but that’s a very strong comparison.

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