Bichette homers again in GCL win

Saturday's Trade Deadline Open Thread
Yanks win big in second game of doubleheader

Based on this Mark LoMoglio picture from last night’s walk-off win (h/t Rebecca), J.R. Murphy is out with some kind of leg issue. No idea what though, could be an ankle, a foot, hamstring, maybe he fouled a ball off his leg, who knows. Either way, he’s still on crutches, so he’s not coming back anytime soon.

Triple-A Scranton (6-2 loss Rochester)
Kevin Russo, 2B: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Greg Golson, CF & Doug Bernier, SS: both 1 for 3, 1 K
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 4, 1 RBI – the RBI single came off a big leaguer, or at least a guy that would be in the bigs for almost every organization
Mike Lamb, 1B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – half of his 28 hits have gone for extra bases (eight doubles, two triples, four homers)
Jorge Vazquez, DH: 1 for 4, 1  R, 1 2B, 3 K – 133 strikeouts on the season … 133!
Brandon Laird, 3B: 2 for 4, 1 2B – exactly two hits and one double in every game since being sent down
Jordan Parraz, RF & Austin Krum, LF: both 0 for 3 – Krum whiffed
Adam Warren, RHP: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 6-3 GB/FB – 64 of 105 pitches were strikes (61%)
Logan Kensing, RHP: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 21 of 32 pitches were strikes (65.6%)
Randy Flores, LHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 15 of 23 pitches were strikes (65.2%)

Double-A Trenton (17-5 win over Richmond)
Ray Kruml, LF: 0 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
DeAngelo Mack, PH-LF: 0 for 1 – first game back since coming off the DL, so he was probably just getting an at-bat in the blowout
Corban Joseph, 2B: 3 for 5, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – getting out of the rut now
Austin Romine, C: 0 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HBP
Zoilo Almonte, DH: 4 for 5, 5 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB – had just four hits in his lasts 27 at-bats combined
Melky Mesa, CF: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – threw a runner out at third
Damon Sublett, LF-RF: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
Jose Gil, 1B: 2 for 3, 1 R, 3 RBI, 3 BB – eight walks and four strikeouts in his last nine games
Yadil Mujica, SS: 2 for 6, 1 R, 4 RBI
Addison Maruszak, 3B: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI
Shaeffer Hall, LHP: 7 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 10-2 GB/FB – I wonder if teams have asked about him at all in trade takes … left-handed, throw strikes, healthy, he wouldn’t be a headliner in a deal, but maybe a third or fourth piece, I dunno
Cory Arbiso, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Brad Halsey, LHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0-4 GB/FB

High-A Tampa (5-3 loss to Charlotte in 11 innings)
Abe Almonte, CF & Kelvin Castro, SS: both 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B – Almonte got hit by a pitch … Castro walked, stole a base, doubled, drove in two, and struck out
David Adams, 2B: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – gotta figure he gets back to Trenton soon
Kyle Roller, DH: 1 for 4, 1 BB, 1 HBP
Luke Murton, 1B: 2 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 HBP
Cody Johnson, LF & Jorge Alcantara, LF: both 0 for 3 – Johnson struck out three times then got ejected
Mitch Abeita, C: 1 for 4, 2 K – also got ejected
Emerson Landoni, 3B: 1 for 2
Neil Medchill, RF: 0 for 5, 3 K
Hector Rabago, 3B-C: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 E (fielding)
Jose Quintana, LHP: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 8-5 GB/FB – yes keeps on pitching well, definitely put himself on the map this year
Kramer Sneed, LHP: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1-3 GB/FB
Joaquin Hinojosa, RHP: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 0-2 GB/FB – just up from the GCL
Dan Burawa, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (4-3 loss to Greenville)
Jose Toussen, SS & Kevin Mahoney, 1B: both 2 for 4, 1 R – Toussen got caught stealing … Mahoney struck out
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 2 SB – 15 for his last 37 (.405)
Ramon Flores, CF: 0 for 4, 1 K
Shane Brown, DH, Mike Ferraro, LF, Jeff Farnham, C & Garrison Lassiter, 3B: all 0 for 3 – Brown walked and whiffed … Ferraro walked … LAssiter struck out twice
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 1 for 4, 2 RBI, 2 K
Shane Greene, RHP: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 5-1 GB/FB
Manny Barreda, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1-0 GB/FB – 61 K in 50.2 IP, but also 30 BB
Yobanny Reyes, LHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Mark Montgomery, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (15-1 loss to Jamestown)
Ali Castillo, PH: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 2B – pinch-hit for Cito Culver once the score got out of hand
Angelo Gumbs, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 K
Ben Gamel, RF: 2 for 3, 1 2B
Everyone Else: combined 0 for 21, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 4 K – Zach Wilson and Casey Stevenson drew the walks … Angelo Gumbs stole a base and committed a fielding error … Culver also made a fielding error
Bryan Mitchell, RHP: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 2 WP, 6-2 GB/FB – 38-21 K/BB in 35.2 IP
Zach Varce, RHP: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB – yikes … he just finished rehabbin’ with the GCL team too
Matt Richardson, RHP: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 1-0 GB/FB
Phil Wetherell, RHP: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Fred Lewis, LHP: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB
Brett Gerritse, RHP: 0.2 IP, zeroes

Rookie GCL Yanks (10-6 win over GCL Phillies)
Claudio Custodio, SS: 1 for 5, 1 R, 3 K, 2 E (fielding, throwing) – that’s 11 errors in 23 games
Dan Brewer, RF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K – played seven innings in the field
Henry Pena, RF: 1 for 1, 1 RBI
Isaias Tejeda, C: 3 for 5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 SB – 14 for his lasts 41 (.341) with four doubles, a triple, and three homers
Dante Bichette Jr., 3B: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI – second straight game with a jack … 26 for his last 42 (.619) with five doubles, a triple, and three homers
Yeicok Calderon, DH: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – know what’s embarrassing? I’ve been spelling his name wrong all year (it’s Yeicok, not Yeicock) … feels like he’s underperforming compared to the rest of the team, but .264/.300/.536
Ravel Santana, CF: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Damian Taveras, DH: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Danny Lopez, LF: 1 for 4
Jose Rosario, 2B: 0 for 4, 1 R, 2 K, 2 E (fielding)
Kanekoa Teixeira, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-0 GB/FB
Taylor Morton, RHP: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP – 24-5 K/BB in 32.2 IP
Kenedy Agramonte, RHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
Edwin Rodriguez, RHP: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Cory Cowsert, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K

Saturday's Trade Deadline Open Thread
Yanks win big in second game of doubleheader
  • Squishy Jello Person

    I’m just Rebecca now, am I? I feel special =)

  • Steve H

    Easy to excuse Warren’s poor start, he was expecting to start in NY today, now he has to be Bored in Scranton.

    • pat

      Word on the street is he was doing the NY Times crossword in the dugout while smoking a corn cobb pipe. At least he was doing it in pen though, so that speaks volumes about his self confidence.


  • mbonzo

    ETA on Bichette’s arrival in Staten Island?

    • nick


      • Thomas Cassidy

        He should be playing over Posada right now.

    • jeety

      Bichette is casually killing it… damn boy

  • Jerome S

    Bichette > your sandwich round pick.

    • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      I wonder if what he has done is enough to sniff the Top 100 prospects lists.

      • mbonzo

        No chance.

      • KenC

        lol nah

      • MikeD

        No. He’s playing in the lowest level of the minors in a place where most of the top prospects won’t even sign until the second week of August. He’s a man amongst boys, even if he’s only 18 himself.

        What he’s done so far is great, but it’s to be expected on some level (granted, the domination he’s shown lately is exceptional). Tougher tests upcoming.

        • Don W

          Wow! I didn’t even see Law’s lips move when you said that.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Worst draft ever ;)

  • Tom T

    Of course Dante hits! He’s a Bichette… not some block headed DeLeon or Battle.

    • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      Battle’s freezing in the cold weather of Edmonton, Alberta in the North American Baseball League. Did get to play in Maui though

    • Squishy Jello Person

      +one ring

  • MP

    Bichette to the Bronx! Heh. This sure has been a fun tear, hasn’t it?

  • pat

    So what you’re really saying isa hitter that would be in the bigs for any other organization got a single off a pitcher that would be in the bigs for any other organization.

    • Steve H

      Can’t believe it took so long for someone to say this.

  • Zach

    Zilo will be ready when Swish is a FA after his option year.

    • Zach

      (I hope. I would mean more money for Hammels.)

  • SDM

    Bichette is just heads and tails above these guys, even if these guys he’s playing with are on the weaker end of the draft pool, they are still far better than anything he has seen before. Its beyond insane on how bad he’s bad he’s killing the competition.

    Its dante’s inferno and everyone’s getting burnt.

    • nycsportzfan

      ya, hes doing stuff that people just don’t do, which makes level of comp less meaningful… U can’t help but love what hes doing and you are people completely foolish to think this isn’t gonna help him in the Prospect Rankings.. I mean, Montero at almost the same age, didn’t do anything near what Dante’s doing, and Montero did well in the GCL..

  • infernoscurse

    bryan mitchell will be the next brackman :D

  • nycsportzfan

    Zolio is still hitting 290BA despite his 4-27 combined that u pointed out mike… U really don’t like him, i don’t get it? A switch hitter with pop, is always a good thing to have… Also, Another bad start for Adam Warren, whos losing Trade value by the second.. Chances are were gonna end up losing a ton of trade value on some of these prospects of ours, god forbid montero don’t start off next yr struggling in triple A, and betances struggles again where ever he is.. We better make a couple deals at least in the offseason… No matter what were gonna have some prospects still, with a bunch of young upside kids also…

    • pat

      Mike always points out streaks for guys, whether they’re hot streaks or cold streaks.

      • nycsportzfan

        oh, i totally agree, but he dosen’t like Zolio, and a 4-27 isn’t that worth mentioning when you just had a 4-5, ya know? Its kinda like saying “how can i knock this guy after this great day?” in my opinion… I mean, why not say hes 8-32, which he is with this past game????

    • Zach

      2011 Season
      Team League AVG SB CS OBP SLG OPS
      TAM FSL .293 14 4 .368 .514 .882
      TRN EAS .290 1 0 .389 .435 .824
      Moved up a league, and into a tough park. It’s early, but I’m impressed. First interesting OF prospect post Gardner.

      • nycsportzfan

        ya, again, not worth mentioning his past 4-27, if the guy goes 4-5 in the most recent game bringing him to 8for his last 32, and 290BA overall, which for a guy whos still fairly new to the Class, is not shabby at all.. Dosent seem to be having much of a learning curve so far in Double AA… Way to go Zolio!

        • JohnnyC


  • pat

    Dante Bichette Sr’s hitting profile amuses me. Part of it is because he’s only .001 away from being a career .300 hitter and .500 SLG guy, two very nice round numbers. What’s really amusing is that he was basically a .300 hitter with obscene power who barely freakin walked. In 1995 he hit .340 with 40 HR, but only had 22bb! Take away the 5 that were intentional and that’s seventeen unintentional walks for the year. Awesome.

    • Zach

      Good stats.

    • crawdaddie

      Something tells me he has schooled his son on his mistakes as a ballplayer.

  • S

    DBJ on the year has hit .350 with a .478 opb in 31 games

    When Mike Trout was drafted 2009 (he signed early starting his first game on July 5th) he hit .360 with a .418 opb in 39 games in rookie ball.

    Huge leap in logic but wouldn’t it be amazing if the yankees have found the Trout of 2011

    • boogie down

      That would result in a JIMP.

    • Jerome S

      But Trout had the outstanding tool of his speed, whereas Bichette doesn’t really have that at all.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    He’ll always be Yeicock in our hearts.

    • Yei’s Cock


  • mike c

    terrible draft pick, the curse of soriano strikes again

  • wanna be gm

    Montero for andre eithier move swish to dh since they clearly have no intentions of using Jesus

    • pat

      Yeah. Leaving all his options intact to maximize his trade value is stupid.

    • Rich in NJ

      Except he’s still very young and plays a challenging position, so at this point I refuse to give up on the idea that they are smart enough to realize how valuable he can be for them.

    • Steve H


    • Xstar7

      Swisher is better than Ethier defensively and the two are about the same offensively. No real improvement there (and why would we trade for a new RF anyway? Swish has been amazing lately.) And there’s no way in hell the Yankees will trade Montero for Ethier anyway. Even straight up. It Makes no sense.

  • Cuso

    Shouldn’t we at least give Randy Flores a look?

    He’s clearly not getting hammered like Romero has been.

  • IRF

    Sometimes a Yeicock is just a Yeicok

  • Stan the Man

    Why does Bryan Mitchell suck?