Dellin deals in Trenton win

2011 Draft: Yanks "heavily linked" to Tyler Goeddel & Jake Cave
Jones homers twice and Mo makes history as Yankees wrap up homestand with a win

A report from Scouting The Sally last night indicated that Gary Sanchez was demoted back to Extended Spring Training because of various “makeup” issues, however that is not the case. VP of baseball ops Mark Newman told Josh Norris that Sanchez has a “sore back,” and the league transactions confirm that he was placed on the disabled list and not demoted to ExST.

Triple-A Scranton had a scheduled off day.

Double-A Trenton (4-3 win over Reading in ten innings)
Ray Kruml, RF: 3 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB – he’s been played pretty well since moving to the leadoff spot
Jose Pirela, SS: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Austin Romine, C: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
Jose Gil, 1B: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – 13 for his last 34 (.383) with six doubles and a homer
Cody Johnson, DH: 1 for 5, 1 K
Melky Mesa, CF: 0 for 5, 1 RBI, 2 K
Corban Joseph, 2B: 0 for 4, 1 K
Addison Maruszak, 3B: 1 for 4, 1 2B – today it’s third, tomorrow it’ll be catcher, the next day it’ll be first, and on it goes
Damon Sublett, LF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Dellin Betances, RHP: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 5-3 GB/FB – the strikeouts are cool, but the lack of walks is most important … he’d been struggling with his control big time over his previous three starts (13 BB in 15.2 IP), so it’s good to see him get that straightened out
Josh Schmidt, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K
Tim Norton, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Wilkins Arias, LHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Fernando Hernandez, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (12-1 win over Fort Myers)
Emerson Landoni, 2B: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Kelvin Castro, SS: 4 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – OPS’ing ~1.200 with Tampa
Neil Medchill, CF: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K – can’t imagine him in center, it would be like playing Marcus Thames out there
Luke Murton, DH & Mitch Abeita, C: both 2 for 5, 1 R – Murton doubled, drove in three, and struck out … Abeita whiffed twice
Kevin Mahoney, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – easily my favorite org player at the moment
Taylor Grote, RF: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – 14 for his last 25 (.560) with three doubles and two homers
Hector Rabago, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB – he’s played all four infield positions and catcher since signing last year
Jairo Heredia, RHP: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 7-4 GB/FB – 27-7 K/BB in 30.1 IP
Ronny Marte, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Francisco Gil, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (3-0 loss to Hickory)
Slade Heathcott, CF & Anderson Feliz, 2B: both 0 for 4 – Slade struck out twice, Feliz thrice … Heathcott also made a throwing error
J.R. Murphy, C & Rob Segedin, 3B: both 1 for 4, 1 K
Kyle Roller, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 K
Ramon Flores, LF & Jose Mojica, SS: both 1 for 2 – Flores drew a walk, stole a base, and got caught stealing another … Mojica got hit by a pitch and stole two bags
Kelvin DeLeon, RF & Eduardo Sosa, DH: both 0 for 3, 2 K
Shane Greene, RHP: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 7 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 3-5 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … ah, now I see where Dellin’s walks went
Nathan Forer, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Manny Barreda, RHP: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB

2011 Draft: Yanks "heavily linked" to Tyler Goeddel & Jake Cave
Jones homers twice and Mo makes history as Yankees wrap up homestand with a win

    good to see jairo with a nice start. is there light at the end of the tunnel for him, Mike?

  • Steve H

    Love to see the single BB from Dellin. We know the hitters down there don’t have much of a chance as long as he’s throwing strikes.

  • Gonzo

    Did Scouting the Sally say anything about the faux paux?

  • Avi Atkin

    Wondering when we’re going to start to see promotions. Kyle Roller, Rob Segedin, J.R. Murphy, and Slade Heathcott should move up to Tampa within a couple weeks.

    • mbonzo

      Gonna be difficult to find spots. If Betances keeps up on his control he could be called up too.

  • China Joe

    There was too much hand-wringing over Betances’ last few starts. The big thing with him is staying healthy and getting innings under his belt. If he can just stay on the mound, he’s a beast.

  • dmh81

    I still think Betances needs to be challenged he’s not really finding it in AA, He really needs to be called up to AAA. Based on there performance so far this yr I kinda feel like Betances has passed Banuelos as our best pitching prospect. Still think Banuelos will be better in the long run

    • Griffey’s Grotequely Swollen Jaw

      he really should get his control problems settled first before we start promoting him. like Mike said 13BB in 15.2 innings prior to tonight. not good. let’s not rush anything. he’s still not too far removed from the surgeries that he’s had to get over.

    • Reggie C.

      Would like to see an improved second set 35 innings from Betances before I get on board with a promotion to AAA. Tonight was a big step in the right direction, but lets see Betances put together a string of quality 6 inning starts. Betances didnt rack up many AA innings last year so its not like he’s seen these hitters before.

    • mbonzo

      There were plenty of people thinking Betances was a better pitching prospect this offseason, for example Baseball America’s John Manuel. He’s more polished and closer to the majors in my opinion, but they’re two separate types of pitcher. Banuelos has higher upside, and being a lefty in Yankee Stadium could make him more valuable to the organization. Banuelos also appears very advanced for his age, while Betances has run into more serious health issues. This impacts prospect rankings, but Betances is still more polished at this point. Both players are in AA to focus on their command, and Betances is obviously much closer. While he seems bored in Trenton, I’m sure he works on his command everyday and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Yankees move him up if he can string together a months worth of starts with minimal walks.

      • Marcos

        I may be wrong on this (probably!), but isn’t it the other way around? Betances is the higher upside prospect who still needs to work a bit more on his command, while Banuelos is the “surer thing” with supposedly better command?


        i’m pretty sure this entire post is backwards.

        banuelos has less upside, more polish

    • Ted Nelson

      “Betances has passed Banuelos as our best pitching prospect. Still think Banuelos will be better in the long run”

      I think that’s a bit of a contradiction… you like Banuelos’ prospects better, but Betances is a better prospect?

  • Brandon

    Im going to call it right now:

    The Yankees will call up one of the killer B’s and Montero before September call ups in order to have them eligible for the playoff roster. The most likely Killer B that will be called up: Manny Banuelos. Im basing that off of his ST dominance and his work so far in AA. He is far more advanced than Betances right now and Brackman just cannot get it together this year seemingly.

    • mbonzo

      Brackman is most likely to come up, despite crappy numbers he’s still the most polished pitcher.

      • Ted Nelson

        That’s pretty debatable at this point.

    • Thomas Cassidy

      I wouldn’t call up any of the B’s. I’d call up Montero, though.

      Betances arrival date 2013?

      • Ted Nelson

        Since he’s likely to be promoted to at least AAA this season, I would guess 2012 is more likely than 2013. Possible mid-season, but I’d guess 2012. That’s assuming thing go pretty well for the rest of this season and to start next. 2011 seems totally possible too. He only pitched 85 innings last season and never above 122, so as he nears an innings limit they could get him some relief innings late in the season. He’s on the 40-man.

    • Samuel

      Any player in the entire organization from Low A to Triple A can be placed on the major league playoff roster.

      And they do not need to be called up prior to September 1st.

  • dmh81

    from everything i understand Betances is the higher upside and far bigger risk prospect and banuelos is the far more polished and sure thing pitcher and way closer to MLB ready. The only thing really holding Banuelos back is lack of innings

    • Thomas Cassidy

      Banuelos has a little control issues, too. And Banuleos will be a lot better than Betances. His stuff is way better. Plus, Mo said so.

      • Ted Nelson

        Banuelos’ control issues are basically a 2011 thing, whereas Betances has had them for his career. Not unexpected since Betances is 6-8.

        Betances stuff is pretty nasty, so it’s tough to say Banuelos’ is “way better.” The consensus seems to be that Betances stuff is actually better.

  • MZ

    Gary Sanchez played in an EST game yesterday, according to Pinstripes Plus.

    • dennis

      And the plot thickens.

  • Skip

    If he’s on the D/L, it wouldn’t be surprising for a rehab stint down there. Who knows.

  • JD

    Betances should be ready this year to throw a start or a few. He has been overmatching hitters since his return last year. 2-3 more starts and then AAA

  • cgreen

    betances and banuelos were both making major league hitters look overmatched at times during spring training, i’m sure we’ll see both of them by next year. (betances especially looked dirty at times ex.

  • JD

    So much depends on how the staff holds up. Will Colon hold up? Does arcia continue his act? Does Hughes return? Is Nova a super nova or chevy nova? Will Burnett do mre or less? Can we get another arm in a trade?

    There are a ton of question marks that may force players from the minors into the bigs sooner than we think or maybe want. Clearly Phelps is next, not the Bs or Montero. We might see Kontos or Whelan go up to spell the pen. Still very early.

  • Nate

    The big difference between Banuelos and Betances is that Banuelos has a third potential plus pitch whereas Betances change is just an average pitch at this point. Betances has a better fastball because of his size and the curveballs are pretty comparable though Betances’ can be more dominant tho a little more inconsistent. Bottom line, Betances has more upside as a potential ace simply because of his size but Banuelos is almost a sure bet to at least become a very good 2-3 starter because of his makeup, delivery, and stuff. Here’s hoping they both reach their ceiling.

  • CMP