Dec
12

New faces in winter ball

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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)

Categories : Down on the Farm

38 Comments»

  1. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Mike what can you tell me about Yeicock Calderon

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

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

  3. ryan says:

    can you explain the avg higher than obp?

    • bexarama says:

      It has something to do with sac flies.

      • Jimmy McNulty says:

        Sac bunts too.

        • 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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

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

    • More Sac flies than walks and hit-by-pitches

      • Jimmy McNulty says:

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

        • whozat says:

          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 MLB.com 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.

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

  5. LawStudent says:

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

  6. Monteroisdinero says:

    Bum’s hitting .348. That means nothing.

  7. jon216 says:

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. Newbie says:

    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.

  10. Monteroisdinero says:

    No Golson update?

  11. Greg G. says:

    Man, those are some ugly pitching stats up there.

  12. emac2 says:

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

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