Jeter rehabs on a night of walk-offs

Postgame Notes: "Derek's our shortstop"
Colon pitches Yankees to another win in return

Forgot to include this yesterday, but Angelo Gumbs got some love in the In The Team Photo section of this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. Andrew Brackman landed in the Not So Hot section, unsurprisingly. Dan Brewer has been placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, re-injuring it literally the day he came off the disabled list from the first time it gave him trouble. Also, both Slade Heathcott and Jairo Heredia have been placed on the disabled list, which sucks. I assume Slade just re-injured whatever had him on the DL the last few weeks.

Double-A Trenton (4-3 win over Altoona, walk-off style)
Derek Jeter, SS: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB – played five innings in the field … went first-to-third on a single fine, lined out to the first baseman, and made a nice defensive play on the second base side of second base
Jose Pirela, PR-SS: 0 for 1, 1 BB, 1 K
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – walk off fielder’s choice … recaps suggests he beat out a double play
Austin Romine, C, Cody Johnson, DH & Bradley Suttle, 3B: all 0 for 3 – Romine drove in a run and allowed a passed ball … Johnson walked and struck out thrice … Suttle walked
Melky Mesa, CF: 0 for 4, 3 K – ouch
Rob Lyerly, 1B: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B
Damon Sublett, LF: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K – seven for his last nine
Ray Kruml, RF: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Craig Heyer, RHP: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 8-3 GB/FB – workmanlike … that’s a nice vague adjective, right?
Cory Arbiso, RHP: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4-0 GB/FB
Pat Venditte, SwP: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-2 GB/FB – clipped the win after blowing the lead in the eighth

Triple-A Scranton Game One (7-1 win over Pawtucket in seven innings) makeup of the May 16th rain out … apparently they handed in the wrong lineup card at the start of the game, causing some headaches
Greg Golson, CF, Terry Tiffee, 1B & Gus Molina, C: all 1 for 4, K – Golson and Tiffee scored a run … Golson also stole a base
Austin Krum, LF: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Jordan Parraz, RF: 3 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB – very nice
Jesus Montero, DH: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K – it was another opposite field bomb, so he really bored it out of the park … he’s now six for his last 12 with a double and two homers
Brandon Laird, 3B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Luis Nunez, 2B: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 K
Doug Bernier, SS: 0 for 3
D.J. Mitchell, RHP: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HB, 7-3 GB/FB – 62 of 100 pitches were strikes … this might be the best game of his career, but you know what sucks? he won’t get credit for the complete game shutout because George Kontos technically started the game due to the lineup card screw-up

Triple-A Scranton Game Two (3-0 win over Pawtucket in seven innings)
Austin Krum, CF & Jesus Montero, DH: both 1 for 2, 1 R – Krum walked twice, stole a base, doubled, and struck out … Jesus walked
Greg Golson, CF & Mike Lamb, 3B: both 1 for 4 – Golson struck out twice … Lamb drove in a run and struck out
Terry Tiffee, 1B, Brandon Laird, 3B & Gus Molina, C: a,, 1 for 3 – Tiffee doubled and struck out … Laird hit a two run homer
Doug Bernier, 2B: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 E (throwing)
Addison Maruszak, SS: 0 for 3, 1 K – drafted as a shortstop, but this is his first game there this season
George Kontos, RHP: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3-3 GB/FB – 37 of 48 pitches were strikes (77.1%) … allowed a single to the first batter he faced, and that was it
Logan Kensing, RHP: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-2 GB/FB – 17 of 32 pitches were strikes (53.1%)
Randy Flores, LHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GB/FB – ten of 14 pitches were strikes (71.4%)

High-A Tampa (8-7 win over Brevard County, walk-off style)
Abe Almonte, CF: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Walt Ibarra, SS: 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
Zoilo Almonte, RF: 3 for 4, 1 R, 3 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB – up to .295/.367/.558 with 11 steals in 14 attempts (78.6% success rate)
Kyle Roller, DH: 0 for 2, 3 BB, 2 K – no contact kinda day
J.R. Murphy, 3B: 1 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 E (fielding) – walk-off sac fly
Rob Segedin, LF: 0 for 4, 4 K – that’s a smash the water cooler kind of night
Luke Murton, 1B: 0 for 4, 1 K
Mitch Abeita, C: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 2 PB, 1 HB
Kelvin Castro, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 K
Sean Black, RHP: 5 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 9-3 GB/FB – no longer surprising
Michael Solbach, RHP: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 8-0 GB/FB – very nice … maybe he should start from now on

Low-A Charleston (6-5 loss to Rome)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Jose Toussen, SS & Kevin Mahoney, 1B: both 1 for 5 – Toussen committed a fielding error … Mahoney doubled and whiffed twice
Gary Sanchez, C, Kyle Higashioka, DH & Kelvin DeLeon, RF: all 2 for 5 – Sanchez scored a run and allowed a passed ball … Higgy scored twice … DeLeon scored twice and drove one in
Ramon Flores, LF & Anderson Feliz, 2B: both 2 for 4, 1 RBI – Flores doubled and drove in a run … Feliz struck out twice
Jose Ramirez, RHP: 4 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 6-0 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding)
Tommy Kahnle, RHP: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3-2 GB/FB
Aaron Dott, LHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (6-5 win over Brooklyn in ten innings, walk-off style)
Mason Williams, CF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS
Cito Culver, SS, Reymond Nunez, 1B, Shane Brown, LF & Casey Stevenson, RF: all 2 for 5 – Culver doubled, scored a run, drove in two and struck out twice … Nunez whiffed twice … Brown scored and struck out … Stevenson scored, , doubled, and whiffed
Angelo Gumbs, 2B: 0 for 4, 2 K
Zach Wilson, 3B: 3 for 5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
Wes Wilson, C: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 PB, 1 HBP – walk-off sac fly
Rob Rinard, LF: 0 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
Rich Martinez, RHP: 4 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4-3 GB/FB – allowed a pair of homers, so that’s five in 32 IP so far (1.41 HR/9)
Dustin Hobbs, RHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB
Ben Paullus, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2-0 GB/FB
Matt Richardson, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 1-0 GB/FB
Phil Wetherell, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks Game One (4-1 win over GCL Braves) makeup of yesterday’s rained out game, which was actually suspended and not postponed … technicality I guess, since they played all nine innings
Claudio Custodio, SS: 0 for 5, 3 K – for shame
Ravel Santana, CF: 1 for 4, 1 R, 3 K, 1 HBP – got picked off first
David Adams, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 BB – played a full nine innings for the first time
Tyler Austin, 1B: 1 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Dante Bichette Jr., 3B: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB – 11 walks and just six strikeouts so far
Isaias Tejeda, C: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI – .474/.565/.947 so far
Danny Lopez, RF: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB – six for his last 13 (.462) with three doubles and two homers
Jorge Alcantara, LF: 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 SB
Jose Rosario, SS: 0 for 4, 1 K
Gabe Encinas, RHP: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 3-3 GB/FB
Reynaldo Polanco, RHP: 3 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 1 HB, 3-2 GB/FB – ten strikeouts in ten innings so far
Mike Gipson, RHP: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2-2 GB/FB
Cory Cowsert, RHP; 0.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HB – eight walks and four strikeouts in 4.1 IP
Joaquin Hinojosa, RHP: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1-0 GB/FB – no idea who this guy is, but I hope he makes it because he has a cool name

Rookie GCL Yanks Game Two (3-0 loss to GCL Braves in seven innings)
Jose Rosario, SS, Yeicock Calderon, RF, Jackson Valera, C & Taylor Anderson, 2B: all 0 for 3 – all but Rosario struck out once … Anderson missed a catch for an error, Valera allowed a passed ball, and Yeicock threw a runner out at the plate
Ravel Santana, CF & Dante Bichette Jr., DH: both 1 for 3
Tyler Austin, 3B: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 2 K – .368/.415/.553 so far
Damian Taveras, 1B: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 K
Fu-Lin Kuo, LF: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 2 K
Taylor Morton, RHP: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HB, 6-5 GB/FB
Corey Maines, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Mariel Checo, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

Postgame Notes: "Derek's our shortstop"
Colon pitches Yankees to another win in return
  • Steve H

    Jesus has risen.

    Hope this is the beginning of him hitting up to his potential going forward.

    • mbonzo

      Welcome back to July Jesus.

    • Dino Velvet

      Hope this is the beginning of him hitting up to his potential going forward.

      without PEDs, don’t expect a 37 year old, who’s been mediocre or worse for the past year and a half to reverse his decline.

      • sleepykarl

        … But Jesus is 21…

      • Ted Nelson

        I could be wrong, but by Jesus I think the meaning was Jesus Montero and not Derek Jeter.

      • Anon

        I had no idea that Jesus Montero was 37.

    • boogie down

      Yup, .314/.429/.514 w/ 2 HR and 7 BB in his last 10 games. He’s aliiiiiiive!

  • A Fan

    Thank you Mike. It’s been a long day for you and I appreciate the effort. Dotf is usually the last thing I read before I go to bed. When I get a job I’m going to contribute to this wonderful site.

  • Xstar7

    Irrelevant but interesting fact on Andrew Brackman: He’s hasn’t walked a single batter this year after being ahead in the count.

  • SDM

    is it safe to say jesus might be a slow starter? (as slow as a .289 avg is can be considered at AAA)

    • YFan

      He needs time to get bored.

  • Adam Parker

    I guess Jose Pirela was wrong; he isn’t the SS there.

  • billbybob

    Mike, has Zolio moved into your top 30? He is absolutely destroying the FSL and is only 22.

    • mbonzo

      If Zoilo keeps this up he’s definitely in my top 15. He’s one of my favorite breakout position players next to Lyerly.

    • zs190

      Seeing his stats make me think of Melky Cabrera, hits for some avg, take some but not a whole lot of walks, has a little bit power, a little bit speed, can play CF occasionally but probably better fit as a corner OF. If it works out well, he’s a cost controlled 2nd division starter or a good 4th OF’er. Is that top 30? I think he might be able to squeeze into the bottom 3rd.

      • pat

        Hard to believe Melky was our starting CF at the age of 22.

      • YankeeGrunt

        Zoilo is OPSing .925 with 12 HR and 11/14 SB in half a season. Melky topped out at .779 at High A (mid-.800’s at Low A) with 13 HR and 13 SBs for his minor league highs. Yes, Zoilo is an older prospect, but Melky’s upside, realistically, was utility OF. We’ll see how Zoilo does at Trenton, but 25/25 potential with plate discipline is a lot better than utility OF.

  • ColoYank

    Gary Sanchez at catcher and Kyle Higoshioka at DH seems kind of backwards. Yes, I’m smiling when I say this.

  • Ivan

    Man its pretty amazing already that Montero can already hit the ball opposite field with such power like for example A-Rod or Piazza.

  • steven

    i was in si for the game tonight and cito culver didn’t look bad in the field but looked eh at the plate and he and mason williams look extremely small

    • sleepykarl

      What a great scouting report.
      Cash: “How is Culver looking at the plate?”
      Oppenheimer: “Eh.”

    • pat

      Lol, how far away were your seats?

      • steven

        first row third base side …the stadium is constantly empty

  • Brandon W

    I’m a little curious on Dante Bichette so far. He’s been walking a lot, which is nice, but pitchers at that level aren’t really known for their control. Obviously I don’t know what he’s seen for pitches, but I thought at that level the players were told to swing the bat a little more. Maybe I’m wrong, but it’d be nice to see him get some more hits. The lack of strikeouts is certainly nice though.

    • whozat

      It’s been what…two weeks? There’s no point in even paying attention to Bichette yet.

    • sleepykarl

      While pitchers control are wild at that level, few hitters are discipline. Just look at his walks compared to a lot of others there.

    • mbonzo

      At that level you’re just told to play as well as you can, and despite the lack of control from young pitchers in that league, Bichette’s consistency in drawing walks tells me about his makeup. For such a young potential power hitter to stay patient when he’s trying to prove that he can hit means that he’s confident in his ability and has a good eye. Most young players would start to swing out of there shoes trying to prove they can hit a ball out, so far I’m happy with his patience.

      • Brandon W

        Fair enough. Obviously it’s so soon I’m not worried, and there is certainly nothing wrong with patience, I’m just curious is all. I really have no idea how these kids are taught to play and develop; I was mainly going off random things I’d read on the interwebs over the past couple years.

      • pat

        Exactly. He won’t make it to the big leagues with the Yankees as some one dimensional hacker. I think he knows that. Half the prospects in baseball don’t recognize the value of a walk. If this is actually legit he becomes a pretty good prospect.

    • Voice of Reason

      Unless a prospect has struck out 30 times or hit 8 homers, it’s hard to be enthused or worried about 10 games of GCL baseball. Still, I think we can probably draw the conclusion that he didn’t inherit his old man’s batting eye, so that’s one less thing to be irrationally worried about at least.

  • Gonzo

    Encinas and Morton!

  • Kevin G.

    This Jeter kid may be good. Where do you have him on your prospect rankings Mike?

    • Thomas Cassidy

      He will be a bust. Trust me.

  • Skip

    1. Cito Culver is 15 for his last 44, that’s a .341 batting average dating back 10 games. He hits lefties at a .533 clip.

    2. I really hope David Adams continues to play well as he moves back up through the levels to AA.

    3. Jesus has gotten hot the last two years in the second half. Last year especially. Maybe the Minor League Division knows what it’s doing (shocker!) when they say that he needs to learn how to be a professional. Once he clears his head, obviously he’s a monster. Maybe when he gets to the big leagues, having ARod around as a mentor will help him out with this.

    • CP

      So Tex is a slow starter because he needs to “clear his head” and “learn to be a professional”?

      Some players are just slow starters.

      • Thomas Cassidy

        Tex has not been worth the money he has been making the past two seasons. I like him, but not for 23 million.

        • Don W

          According to Fangraphs Tex was worth $23.8 million in 2009 and only $13.3 in 2010. This year he’s been worth $12.7 million so he’s well on his way to being worth his salary again. Also, his 2010 value was affected by a negative fielding year, (???), and they don’t take into account value earned during the playoffs.

    • Jericho Spade

      In fairness, maybe he is a slow starter, because they have him working his butt off on his defense nonstop. This is why it is important to break him in slowly at the ML level, because he needs to let his bat adjust first and then focus on his defense and not the other way around.

  • Jim Is Bored(Jim S)

    clipped the win


  • infernoscurse

    remember when it was ok to trade arodys vizcaino because we had jose ramirez……

    • pat

      Well that, and Chris Cabrera, and the fact that he hadn’t pitched in long season ball and has had back and elbow problems.

  • forensic

    Anyone know which infielder Jeter hit his single to?

    • zs190

      ground ball between SS and 3B

  • Don W

    George “Iron Man” Kontos is now the answer to the trivia question: “Who was the last Yankee farm hand to start both games of a double header?”

  • Dave

    Dante Bichette Jr. = “The French God of Walks”

  • Cliff

    Thinking about heading to Trenton tonight. Anyone know how I can find out who’s pitching?