Phelps strong in SWB win

Feliciano will begin throwing program June 1st
Rare Colon meltdown costs Yanks series opener

Penn League Report previewed the short season Staten Island Yankees today, so check it out. In case you missed it, here’s a little something on the defensively development of Gary Sanchez and J.R. Murphy.

Triple-A Scranton (2-1 win over Indianapolis)
Austin Krum, LF, Justin Maxwell, CF & Brandon Laird, 3B: all 1 for 3 – Krum walked and whiffed … Maxwell swiped a bag and scored a run … Laird struck out
Ramiro Pena, SS: 1 for 4, 1 K
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 4, 1 K – he also hit a foul ball into a garbage bag that was being carried by an usher with his back to the play … they should call him up just for that, that’s amazing
Jorge Vazquez, 1B: 0 for 4, 3 K – back after missing two games with the hand injury
Kevin Russo, 2B & Gus Molina, DH: both 0 for 3 – Russo drove in and scored a run
Dan Brewer, RF: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
David Phelps, RHP: 7.1 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 9-1 GB/FB – 58 of 94 pitches were strikes (61.7%) … picked a runner off first … nice rebound after an ugly start last time around
Randy Flores, LHP: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1-1 GB/FB – needed just two pitches to get out his two lefties
Kevin Whelan, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB – six of his nine pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton had a scheduled off day.

High-A Tampa (4-1 win over Fort Myers)
Abe Almonte, CF: 1 for 3, 2 BB – 14 for his last 40 (.350) with eight walks and eight strikeouts
Walt Ibarra, SS: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB – 13 for his last 32 (.406) with five doubles
Rob Lyerly, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Luke Murton, 1B: 0 for 4, 1 K
Kevin Mahoney, DH & Kelvin Castro, 2B: both 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – Mahoney hit a solo homer and struck out twice … Castro tripled
Kyle Higashioka, C: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B
Taylor Grote, RF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
DeAngelo Mack, LF: 1 for 4
Scottie Allen, RHP: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 6-6 GB/FB – first outing longer than 3.1 IP this year, also the first time he’s thrown more than 3 IP without allowing a run
Jose Quintana, LHP: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4-3 GB/FB
Ryan Flannery, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (11-6 loss to Augusta) hmmm, that’s three straight days without Gary Sanchez…
Slade Heathcott, CF: 3 for 5, 3 R, 1 3B, 1 K – eight of this last 18 (.444)
Anderson Feliz, 2B & J.R. Murphy, C: both 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B – Feliz drove in two … Murphy walked twice and committed an error on a pickoff play
Kyle Roller, DH: 1 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K
Rob Segedin, 3B: 1 for 1, 1 2B – left the game for some unknown reason in the third, the play-by-play doesn’t offer anything remotely resembling an explanation
Jose Toussen, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Ramon Flores, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Kelvin DeLeon, RF & Jose Mojica, SS: both 0 for 4 – DeLeon whiffed twice to give him 64 K in 40 games … Mojica committed a throwing error
Eduardo Sosa, LF: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Zach Nuding, RHP: 3 IP, 7 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 2-4 GB/FB – second straight disaster starts
Michael Recchia, RHP: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-3 GB/FB
Tommy Kahnle, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-1 GB/FB – 19 BB in 26 IP isn’t going to work, gotta cut the walks
Kelvin Perez, RHP:1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Feliciano will begin throwing program June 1st
Rare Colon meltdown costs Yanks series opener
  • RubaDoob

    is it me or is it just not fun to cover or hear about tampa right now?? also any chance segedin got called up to tampa or no?

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      It’s not just you.

    • mbonzo

      Was think about this, but there is really no chance. Lyerly would have been promoted too me thinks, and he finished the game.

    • Avi Atkin

      I hear ya. No Heathcott or Segedin makes it boring.

    • zs190

      just a really bad team right now with no talent, probably won’t be interesting until some of the low A guys move up

  • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    Could Sanchez be down in instructs?

    • zs190

      Think he hurt his hand, no? Not that it’s reliable, but I recall reading someone on twitter said he got hit on the hand.

  • Steve H

    3 straight games with no Sanchez?


    • Gonzo

      B.A. Sanchez! He needs a mohawk.

  • Bryan

    Just compared Slade’s minor league numbers to Mike Trout who was taken 4 picks before him in 2009 – my I wonder if Trout was on the Yank’s board if he somehow slipped to 29th? So far Slade projects to be a 15 hr – 20 sb guy, while Trout projects to be Grady Sizemore. And Bryce Harper projects to be Jose Bautista.

    Over the past month and a half, there doesn’t appear to be any true breakout candidates apart from JR Murphy and Eduardo Sosa. The breakouts from last year have regressed (Warren, Brackman, Phelps, Gary Sanchez), while those we thought might breakout haven’t (Jose Ramirez, De Leon). Sure makes that Soriano signing that less palatable.

    • Steve O.

      Regression? Let’s wait a little longer before we say that they’ve regressed. All of the players you listed are at a new level. Give them more time to adjust.

    • Ted Nelson

      What does Slade have to do with Trout or Harper?

      We haven’t even started short-season leagues yet… have some patience. It’s still early in the season for the guys who are playing, and a lot of “break-out candidates” (Culver, Mason Williams, etc.) haven’t started playing yet. At this time last season Jesus was struggling and Gary Sanchez and Manny Banuelos hadn’t played.

      It’s also hard to have breakout candidates when most players in your system had strong years last season… the Yankees have a top 10 system, and guys like Jesus and Manny and Dellin can’t break out since they already have. JR Murphy and Slade have both broken out to some extent, and those are the two guys I would have liked to break-out entering the season, along with the 2010 picks who haven’t played yet (Culver, Williams, Gumbs).

      David Phelps broke out last season? He broke out of the low-minors, but he was just as successful in 2009. He’s just as successful this season as last in AAA…
      You were still waiting on DeLeon to break-out?

      How the rest of the system is doing has little to do with the Soriano deal. That pick is lost however the rest of the system is doing.

  • dmh81

    Trout was definately on the Yankee’s board he was who they were targeting with that pick, its to bad we didn’t get him but i think we got a pretty good.
    I really don’t think we can say Sanchezz has regressed, he’s 18 and playing in Aball he might not be dominate like Montero was at that age but very few do

    • Gonzo

      I heard Trout spouted out he wanted $5mm to sign right before the draft. It didn’t scare teams because they knew it was a bluff and it didn’t jibe with his previous stance.

      I wonder though if word got to him that a big $ team was interested and would offer him $2mm+. Pure speculation though.

  • Mark

    I wonder how long before Flores is up with the big team, seems every night he is getting his guys out, even though it has been a very small sample size.

  • Reggie C.

    Sanchez must be nursing some injury or soreness. He really did turn it around at the plate these past couple weeks so his inactivity can’t be performance related. Would be interesting to get to the root of this mystery…

    I hope Segedin’s okay and gets promoted soon. Tampa could really use him right now.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Montero called and caught a shutout? No passed balls?


    We don’t get too many shutouts on the varsity.

    • Brian in North Hampshire (formerly New Hampshire)

      idk…maybe something about the caliber of hitters at the MLB level as opposed to AAA…seems like putting up arcade numbers is a little more plausible in the minors. Just look at Tampa’s season

    • Ted Nelson

      The pitcher gets no credit, right?

      • Monteroisdinero

        Of course he does. I was just commenting on the attention to Montero’s defensive issues. You would think on passed balls alone a team could score a run on him/us.

        • Ted Nelson

          I’m sure Mike Piazza and even worse defensive Cs caught shutouts in MLB. Your whipping boy Posada caught multiple shutouts last season. Catching one shutout is just not definitive proof of Montero’s ability or inability to catch any more than Brett Gardner hitting one HR makes him a power hitter.

          Even a passed-ball machine like Gary Sanchez is averaging under 1 PB/game… so not giving up a PB in one game is also not proof of anything.

          I personally think Montero can get by behind the plate if he hits, and I agree that some people take his defensive shortcomings too far. I just don’t think we need to go to the opposite extreme.

  • Smallz

    Uhhh how did Phelps give up one run if they won 2-0 ….?

    • Monteroisdinero

      because they won 2-1!

      • Smallz

        The headline says 2-0

        • Smallz

          he fixed it. I swear it said 2-0.