May
10

JoVa goes deep again, but SWB falls

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Triple-A Scranton (9-5 loss to Buffalo)
Dan Brewer, RF & Justin Maxwell, CF: both 0 for 5, 3 K – oof
Chris Dickerson, LF: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 SB – breaks out of a little 1-for-10 slump
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 1 K - four walks in his last eight games after none in his first 27 games
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 3for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – trying to make me look bad I see … he should know I don’t need help in that department
Brandon Laird, 3B: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B – nine for his last 23 (.391), so hopefully he’s walking up
Jordan Parraz, DH & Luis Nunez, 2B: both 2 for 4, 1 K – Parraz doubled and drove in two
Doug Bernier, SS: 1 for 4, 3 K
Andrew Brackman, RHP: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 11-0 GB/FB – 51 of 87 pitches were strikes (58.6%) … hooray for all the ground outs, but yuck for everyone else
Ryan Pope, RHP: 1.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-2 GB/FB – 17 of 25 pitches were strikes (68%) … not his finest moment
Eric Wordekemper, RHP: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB – half of his 34 pitches were strikes … 6-7 K/BB ratio in 14.2 IP

Double-A Trenton (4-2 win over Reading)
Austin Krum, LF: 1 for 4, 1 R
Jose Pirela, SS: 0 for 4
Austin Romine, C & Addison Maruszak, 1B: both 0 for 3 – Romine whiffed, Maruszak struck out
Bradley Suttle, 3B: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Cody Johnson, DH: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K – homer number four, strikeouts 46 and 47
Melky Mesa, CF: 2 for 4, 1 2B – eight for his last 19 (.421), so maybe he’s starting to come around
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 K
Ray Kruml, RF: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI
Manny Banuelos, LHP: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 5-4 GB/FB – ran the fastball as high as 93.6 mph … first time he’s cracked the 5 IP mark this year
Pat Venditte, SHB: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 0-1 GB/FB
Tim Norton, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 24-6 K/BB in 17.2 IP
Wilkins Arias, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Fernando Hernandez, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2-1 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (5-2 win over Bradenton)
Abe Almonte, CF & Walt Ibarra, SS: both 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB, 1 E (throwing)
Luke Murton, 1B & Kevin Mahoney, 2B: both 0 for 3 – Murton drove in a run … Mahoney struck out twice
Neil Medchill, DH: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB - first game after some time on the disabled list
Taylor Grote, RF: 2 for 4, 1 RBI
Kyle Higashioka, C: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 HBP, 1 E (throwing)
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K
Jairo Heredia, RHP: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 4-2 GB/FB – picked a runner off second … probably on a pitch count after coming off the DL
Michael Solbach, RHP: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Chase Whitley, RHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB – 32-11 GB/FB and 20-2 K/BB in 21.2 IP

Low-A Charleston (5-1 loss to West Virginia)
Slade Heathcott, CF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Jose Mojica, SS & Gary Sanchez, C: both 1 for 3 – Mojica struck out … Sanchez doubled and allowed a passed ball
J.R. Murphy, DH: 1 for 4, 1 RBI
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 15, 1 BB, 5 K - that includes 0-for-3′s from Rob Segedin and Ramon Flores, and both also committed a fielding error
Nik Turley, LHP: 7 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 9-3 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff)  – 39-12 K/BB in 38.1 IP … quietly having himself a very nice year
Dan Burawa, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 4-0 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm

25 Comments»

  1. Jake H says:

    Turley is doing well but from what Norris said on twitter he was only hitting 88 mph on his fb.

  2. RalphieD says:

    that same tweeter also said man ban hit 94, and possibly 94.8

  3. Samuel says:

    “Melky Mesa, CF: 2 for 4, 1 2B – eight for his last 19 (.421), so maybe he’s starting to come around.”

    Melky Mesa stinks.

    If you think that JoVa would have issues hitting a major league curveball, Mike, wait till you see Mesa swing at anything offspeed thrown in the vicinity of home plate.

    And usually miss.

    • Sayid J. says:

      The one relatively minor difference is that Mesa is 24 and in AA where nobody is claiming that he’s ready for MLB pitching and Vazquez is 29 and in AAA with people saying nearly everyday that he should be called up.

  4. jetrer says:

    Is pointing out that Sanchez allowed another passed ball really necessary? Seems like that goes without saying at this point.

  5. It’s okay Mike, we’re all wrong when it comes to predicting prospects.

    We can all take solace in that we’re not as bad as the guy in my handle.

  6. Plank says:

    Why is Prior on the DL? When will he be back?

  7. IRF says:

    Did ManBan just run his pitch count up or is he still being stretched out?

  8. cnight_ithaca says:

    Am I the only person who thinks they are keeping his innings down so he can play a larger roll later in the summer?

    • forensic says:

      I think they’re keeping his innings down because they have no idea whether they’re coming or going in pitcher development anymore. And then a year or two from now they’ll still be wondering why they always seem to end up with prospects in the majors with limits of 140-150 innings, followed by another year of slightly higher limits.

      • Jericho Spade says:

        More then likely though, it is the fact that he just came back from a blister injury, had a unconventional spring training and only threw 90 innings last year.

  9. Dicka24 says:

    What’s the skinny on this Tim Norton kid? I know he’s had some shoulder problems, but does he have a chance to be good, or is he a fringe arm? It seems like he’s got enough velocity at 93-94 mph, and his k to bb ratio is very good.

    • swo says:

      I almost expect him to be good simply because he was drafted in 2006.

    • Steve P says:

      I saw him pitch in 2006 during a College All-Star game. He was the starter. Good fastball and had this filthy splitter that K’d everyone. Had a good career at UConn but he got hurt after being drafted and I haven’t kept up with him. I think he has potential though to be a high K bullpen guy.

  10. Pharryn says:

    I watched Brackman last night on Milb.tv – was very disappointed. Not only is the FB straight, but only the curve had anything approaching an above-average rating. Change resembled AJs, and the slider looked like that thing Hughes threw a couple years ago before he scrubbed it for the cutter. I had thought from the scouting reports (94 mph FB with an electric curve) that he would work well in the bullpen, but, unfortunately, there was NOTHING ELECTRIC about his stuff last night.

  11. Brian in NH says:

    that Trenton staff is starting to live up to expectations.

  12. Will F. says:

    Come on Yankee farm. Pick it up!

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