Jul
21

Soriano, Chavez make rehab appearances in Tampa win

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Zoilo Almonte got a nice little write-up in Kevin Goldstein’s Minor League Update today. You don’t need a subscription to see this one, so check it out. Meanwhile, both Michael Recchia and Shane Brown have been promoted from Short Season Staten Island to Low-A Charleston. Kyle Higashioka was placed on the DL while Steve Evarts was banished to parts unknown. The transactions say Extended Spring Training, but that should have ended weeks ago, before the short season leagues start up.

Here’s a video of Jesus Montero‘s two-run single from yesterday. As you can see, it’s a single in name only. Stupid power the other way. Watch the side view halfway through the video, he just flicked his wrists.

High-A Tampa (5-1 win over Bradenton)
Rafael Soriano, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB – he threw 16 pitches and is going to make at least two more rehab appearances … gave up a double and a single, then got a GIDP
Eric Chavez, 3B: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K – first time playing the field … played six innings and didn’t have to field any grounders
Abe Almonte, CF: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Emerson Landoni, 3B: 0 for 1 - took over for Chavez
Ronnier Mustelier, 2B & J.R. Murphy, C & Kelvin Castro, SS: all 0 for 3 – Mustelier walked, stole a base, whiffed, and committed a throwing error … Murphy struck out and left the game for an unknown reason in the seventh
Kyle Roller, 1B: 0 for 4, 1 K
Rob Segedin, RF: 0 for 2, 1 R, 2 BB
Neil Medchill, LF: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – second straight day with a homer, third in his last six games
Luke Murton, DH: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
Brett Marshall, RHP: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 4-2 GB/FB – one shy of his career high in strikeouts
Dan Burawa, RHP: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 4-1 GB/FB

Triple-A Scranton (6-5 win over Columbus)
Kevin Russo, 3B: 3 for 5, 1 R, 3 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K – 14 for his last 38 (.368) with four doubles, two homers, eight walks, and six strikeouts
Greg Golson, CF: 2 for 4, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding)
Mike Lamb, DH: 1 for 5
Jorge Vazquez, 1B & Doug Bernier, SS: both 0 for 4 – JoVa whiffed … Bernier scored a run and struck out twice
Jordan Parraz, RF: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Austin Krum, LF: 3 for 3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Luis Nunez, 2B & Gus Molina, C: 1 for 3 – Nunez walked … Molina drove in two
Pants Lendleton, RHP: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 4-9 GB/FB – 55 of 87 pitches were strikes (63.2%) … five walks and two strikeouts in his last two starts
Eric Wordekemper, RHP: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – 13 of 18 pitches were strikes (72.2%)
Randy Flores, LHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-1 GB/FB – nine of 15 pitches were strikes (60%) … allowed all three inherited runners to score
Buddy Carlyle, RHP: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 4-1 GB/FB – 19 of 26 pitches were strikes (73.1%)

Double-A Trenton (8-6 loss to Bowie)
Ray Kruml, RF: 2 for 5, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 SB
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding) – five for his last 12 (.417)
Austin Romine, C: 2 for 4, 2 RBI, 1 HBP – got picked off first … nine for his last 18
Rob Lyerly, 1B: 1 for 5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
Melky Mesa, CF & Zoilo Almonte, DH: both 1 for 4, 1 RBI – Mesa whiffed and stole a base … Almonte hit a solo bomb and struck out twice
Jose Pirela, SS: 2 for 3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Damon Sublett, LF: 0 for 4, 1 K
Addison Maruszak, 3B: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Craig Heyer, RHP: 5 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 10-1 GB/FB – seven runs allowed in three of his last seven starts
Josh Romanski, LHP: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-2 GB/FB
Ryan Pope, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (8-3 win over Lexington)
Eduardo Sosa, CF: 0 for 4, 2 K
Ramon Flores, LF, Kevin Mahoney, 1B & Shane Brown, DH: all 1 for 3 – Flores hit a solo jack, walked, and whiffed … Mahoney waked and scored … Brown walked, scored twice, and whiffed
Gary Sanchez, C: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Kelvin DeLeon, RF: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 R – six for his last 13 (.462)
Anderson Feliz, 2B: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 2 for 3, 2 RBI
Jose Mojica, SS: 0 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Zach Nuding, RHP: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 6-4 GB/FB
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-3 GB/FB – picked a runner off second
Aaron Dott, LHP: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (8-7 win over Hudson Valley)
Mason Williams, DH: 1 for 5, 1 K
Cito Culver, SS: 3 for 5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 K – ten for his lasts 17 (.588) with three doubles, a triple, six walks, and two strikeouts
Angelo Gumbs, 2B: 2 for 3, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 BB – 15 for his last 41 (.366) with three doubles, a triple, and a homer
Reymond Nunez, 1B: 1 for 4, 2 K
Ben Gamel, RF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Cody Grice, CF: 1 for 2, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K -
Ali Castillo, 3B & Nick McCoy, C: both 0 for 3 – Castillo drove in a run … McCoy walked
Bobby Rinard, LF: or 4, 1 K
Will Oliver, RHP: 4 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 9-0 GB/FB – well at least he got some ground balls
Dustin Hobbs, RHP: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 4-3 GB/FB - allowed two homers, so that’s three in 12 IP so far
Phil Wetherell, RHP: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Brandon Pinder, RHP: 2 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 1-1 GB/FB – 16 K in 12 IP with zero walks … he was up to 94-95

Rookie GCL Yanks (18-2 beat down of the GCL Tigers) 18 runs but only two extra base hits
Claudio Custodio, SS: 1 for 2, 3 R, 1 BB, 2 HBP – came out of the game once the score got out of hand, several innings after getting plunked
Jorge Alcantara, PH-2B: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
Jose Rosario, 2B-SS: 3 for 6, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) – .299/.349/.494
Isaias Tejeda, SS: 1 for 2, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 PB – came out once the score got out of hand
Tyson Blaser, PH-C: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI
Dante Bichette Jr., 3B: 3 for 4, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 HBP – 14 for his last 35 (.400) with three doubles, a triple, a homer
Damian Taveras, DH: 0 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – came out after the score got out of hand
Jon Hurst, PH-DH: 1 for 1, 1 RBI
Danny Lopez, CF: 1 for 5, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – threw a runner out at second
Fu-Lin Kuo, 1B: 0 for 5, 1 RBI, 3 K, 1 E (fielding)
Henry Pena, RF: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
Justin James, LF: 2 for 6, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K – 5-for-9 over the last two days
Zach Varce, RHP: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 7-1 GB/FB – said he felt great afterwards
Reynaldo Polanco, RHP: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2 HB, 5-1 GB/FB
Reinier Casanova, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-0 GB/FB – another recent Cuban signee, and his first name is a palindrome

Categories : Down on the Farm

60 Comments»

  1. DERP says:

    God damn Brett. Nice work.

  2. Jerome S. says:

    Is it just me, or are the two short-season teams stupid good? might be just me.

  3. Jake H says:

    Mike what do you think of Tejada at GCL?

  4. Steve H says:

    For being the worst 1st round pick ever, Cito’s having himself a solid year.

    • Gonzo says:

      Look at his MiLB page. I’ve said this when he was drafted, but doesn’t he look like Tex a little?

      Look at his splits. I hope that gets figured out. SSS rules apply.

      • Slugger27 says:

        he does kinda look like tex. i think its the droopy eyes. also having jay cutler syndrone of having a fat-looking face without being fat.

    • NC Saint says:

      The worsterest pick ever — DBJr. — is also looking good, albeit at a very low level.

      Sometimes I’m almost tempted to think that guys who draft prospects for a living know a thing or two about drafting prospects. I try to fight it, but it just keeps nagging at me.

  5. Brian S. says:

    Dante needs to charge the mound. Also, how similar of players are Mason Williams and Angelo Gumbs?

    • Icebird753 says:

      Well both are raw athletic and have good raw skills, but they haven’ t completely reached their ceilings yet

      (Generic scouting report for thin black players)

  6. Brian S. says:

    Why isn’t Montero allowed to play in back-to-back games?

  7. Gonzo says:

    Hey Mike, in a chat (I think), you didn’t mention Brett Marshall as a #1 upside. That’s fair since #1 is pretty sick upside, but what do you think his upside is?

    He’s a personal fav.

  8. Xstar7 says:

    It’s pretty ridiculous that the GCL Yanks scored 18 runs with only 2 XBH, both of which were doubles.

  9. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Wow, 5 HBP in the GCL game?

    Also when was Brandon Pinder drafted? Seems legit to me

  10. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    D-Bich with another good game!

  11. Gonzo says:

    Two 22 yr old(less than 3 months apart), AA catchers, both good prospects.

    A is hitting .296/.357/.400/.757
    B is hitting .206/.368/.416/.785
    Over 250 PA’s for both.

    Weird #’s for B, huh?

  12. pat says:

    Mike, I was under the impression that Jesus Montero forgot how to hit. That’s why he has dropped so far in people’s midseason rankings.

  13. Reinier Casanova…. and his first name is a palindrome

    Warms my heart.

  14. nycsportzfan says:

    Shout out to Austin Romine as well.. THe more i see his boxscores and see a few of his at bats, i really like the kid more and more.. He seems like possibly poised for a 293ish 18hr 88ribby type catcher that also plays solid defense??? I like em alot!

    Also, for the people talking about PINDER being a prospect.. It just goes to show u just how insane the yanks drafting and farm in general is right now.. There really on a freaking hot streak, even when there drafting and losing picks because of FA”s, there really nailing it… Brandon Laird, Pat Venditte, Brandon Pinder, DJ Mitchell, David Phelps, Shane Brown, Nik Turley, Evan Leduca, just to name a few later round picks…

    It seems as the yanks have so many guys worth at least keeping a eye on, very few guys who are total, just hoe hum guys.. Over the past 3yrs, have been by far the most fun checking in on yankee prospects.. Its a blast! Justin James off to a nice start!

    • YankeeGrunt says:

      We have generally been steering clear of the organizational prospects over the last few years. This year, it’s not a coincidence that we haven’t signed anyone in the bottom half of our draft yet, they’re pretty much all D&F-type guys. This may be why we haven’t broken the bank for a Ranaudo or a Josh Bell, because we’re willing to throw $500K to a 44th rounder. Almost like our approach to IFA outside of Sanchez and Montero in recent years, pay for a lot of high-ceiling guys with bust factors instead of low-ceiling sure things or multi-million dollar bonus types.

  15. JU says:

    Does anyOne actually know how to spell Zoilo/Zolio/Ziolo Almontes name? I’ve seen it spelt like 8 different ways. Can’t someone just ask the guy?

  16. Jim S says:

    GOLSON HAD AN ERROR!!!

  17. Joba4Prez says:

    Does Cito project as an Elvis Andrus type if he reaches full potential?

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