New faces in winter ball

Cashman: Yanks will not increase offer to Lee
Open Thread: Jimmy Key

I know I’ve been slacking on the winter ball updates since the Arizona Fall League season ended, but let’s catch up on all the action now, starting with the two newest Yankees…

Arizona Fall League
Robert Fish: 11 G, 10.1 IP, 17 H, 12 R, 12 ER, 5 BB, 11 K, 2 HB, 1 WP (10.45 ERA, 2.13 WHIP) – the Yanks’ first Rule 5 Draft pick
Daniel Turpen: 10 G, 11.2 IP, 15 H, 9 R, 7 ER, 6 BB, 10 K, 1 WP, 2 HB (5.40 ERA, 1.80 WHIP) – and their second

Australian Baseball League
Nathan Aron: 8 G, 4 for 15, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 6 K, 1 HBP (.267/.294/.333)
Kyle Perkins: 2 G, 0 for 2, 2 K

Dominican Winter League
Colin Curtis: 12 G, 10 for 43, 8 R, 3 2B, 7 RBI, 8 BB, 6 K (.233/.353/.302)
Eduardo Nunez: 6 G, 8 for 23, 4 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 CS (.348/.333/.391) – only Nunez could manage an AVG > OBP
Francisco Santana: 10 G, 4 for 14, 2 R, 2 RBI, 3 K (.286/.286/.286)
Wilkins Arias: 16 G, 13.1 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 16 K (2.03 ERA, 0.90 WHIP) – kinda surprised he didn’t get selected in the Rule 5 Draft, but then again not really

Mexican Pacific League
Walt Ibarra: 41 G, 33 for 113, 27 R, 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 10 BB, 31 K, 4 SB, 2 CS, 1 HBP (.292/.349/.381)
Ramiro Pena: 21 G, 18 for 80, 9 R, 5 2B, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 9 BB, 17 K, 1 CS (.225/.300/.325)
Jorge Vazquez: 27 G, 29 for 97, 14 G, 7 2B, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 10 BB, 31 K, 1 CS (.299/.361/.557)
Francisco Gil: 4 G, 6 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP (10.50 ERA, 2.17 WHIP)
Andy Sisco: 12 G, 12 GS, 60.2 IP, 52 H, 31 R, 27 ER, 32 BB, 67 K, 1 HB, 6 WP (4.01 ERA, 1.38 WHIP) – signed as a minor league free agent recently, definitely in the mix for the second LOOGY job
Eric Wordekemper: 21 G, 19.1 IP, 21 H, 14 R, 13 ER, 11 BB, 19 K, 1 HB, 1 WP (6.05 ERA, 1.66 WHIP)

Venezuelan Winter League
Luis Nunez: 8 G, 3 for 13, 1 R, 1 BB (.231/.286/.231)
Jose Pirela: 16 G, 17 for 55, 11 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 CS (.309/.333/.473) – this is after his hideous AzFL stint
Romulo Sanchez: 14 G, 11.2 IP, 14 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 8 BB, 13 K, 1 WP (6.17 ERA, 1.89 WHIP)
Amaury Sanit: 2 G, 2 GS, 7.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP (4.70 ERA, 1.30 WHIP)
Josh Schmidt: 10 H, 9 ER, 50.2 IP, 31 H, 13 R, 12 ER, 22 BB, 48 K, 4 HB (2.13 ERA, 1.05 WHIP)

Cashman: Yanks will not increase offer to Lee
Open Thread: Jimmy Key
  • Jimmy McNulty

    Mike what can you tell me about Yeicock Calderon

    • Mike Axisa

      He has a funny name.

    • Mike R. – Retire 21

      He is a sure bet to come state side next year.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        He’s shown good patience and okay strikeout rates. Two years in the DSL tempers my expectations. And I misspelled his name, it’s Yeicok Calderon.

        Hypotheis: Players with funny names do well in the Yankees farm.

        • Mike R. – Retire 21

          He stayed in the Dominican League for defensive reasons. His bat has been ready for a while. He and Ravel Santana are the two guys who have been mentioned as locks to play here next year.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Any way to see what Fish’s line was against LHB?

    I realize the AFL is hitter friendly but that line.. eesh.

    • Mike Axisa should have AzFL splits on his player page.

  • ryan

    can you explain the avg higher than obp?

    • bexarama

      It has something to do with sac flies.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Sac bunts too.

        • Ross in Jersey

          Sac bunts aren’t the same as sac flies when it comes to BA or OBP calculation. Sac flies as seen as the batter trying to get a hit whereas sac bunts are viewed as a completely sacrificial act.

          • Big Juan

            This isn’t entirely true. A sac fly that scores a runner from third does not count as an at-bat, just like a sac bunt does not count as an at-bat. Any other sac fly is an 0 for 1 however.

            • Samuel

              Sac fly’s do not count as at bats but do count as plate appearances in OBP calculations.

              Biggest point in this case is that Nunez does not have any walks. He is a free swinger.

          • Jimmy McNulty

            Ahh…thanks. I didn’t think Sac Bunts counted in BA calculation but counted in PAs for OBP.

    • Ross in Jersey

      More Sac flies than walks and hit-by-pitches

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Good god he fucking sucks…why did people want him to start again?

        • whozat

          Probably because Jon and Suzyn fell in LOVE with him. Living as I do on the west coast, I consumed a lot of games last year via the phone app, which provides radio streams for all the games. After hearing them a lot, it certainly feels to me like Jon and Suzyn pick a narrative and then shoehorn the evidence into it, and with rookies like Nova and Nunez they make a snap judgement in their first few games with the team and then everything that happens thereafter MUST reinforce that narrative.

  • Benjamin Kabak

    Ramiro Pena’s really lighting it up in Mexico. Glad to see the Yanks with such a potent bat on the bench next year.

    • GermanYankee

      seems like he forgot his bat in NY XD

      • Benjamin Kabak

        I don’t think he ever had one in the first place.

  • LawStudent

    Question- do these players get paid extra to do these leagues or is it just part of their contracts?

    • Mike Axisa

      They get paid, absolutely. Not from the Yankees, from their winter ball teams.

      • Jd

        They should return the money

  • Monteroisdinero

    Bum’s hitting .348. That means nothing.

    • Benjamin Kabak

      In 23 ABs. That does indeed mean nothing.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Everyone is so down on the guy. He is 23. If Jeter is worth $16M more ON THE FIELD than Nunez this year then that will have been a good investment. Time will tell.

        • Benjamin Kabak

          I hear Erick Almonte has a bright future ahead of him.

          But you are right: Time will indeed tell as it always does.

        • Ross in Jersey

          Rosenthal, is that you?

        • whozat

          That’s 3 wins more than Nunez. I think Jeter can do that.

    • Salty Buggah

      The bum has a .724 OPS. In the DWL.

  • jon216

    Wow, Andy Sisco — there’s a guy that I haven’t thought of in a while. I remember him pitching extremely well against the Yankees back in 2005. He must have had a bad injury. He didn’t pitch at all from 2008-2009. He’s a very tall lefty who would be great if he could ever throw strikes with some consistency. The K rates at Richmond suggest that he didn’t lose much velocity.

  • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    Kyle Perkins right where he left off. The last time we had a winter ball thread, I swear he was like 0-4 with 4 strikeouts or something.

    • Richard Iurilli

      I believe the stats here are total numbers, not just since the last update. I may be wrong, but I seem to remember Mike mentioning that the 0-4, 4 K line was a mistake.

  • Newbie

    Eek, I cannot believe some people were content on letting Jeter walk and having Nunez/Pena start at short. As it is now, I’m concerned with those two even as backups.

  • Monteroisdinero

    No Golson update?

  • Greg G.

    Man, those are some ugly pitching stats up there.

  • emac2

    Only Axisa would find the downside of a guy hitting .350