Williams’ big night helps Staten Island to a win


It’s been a long day, so I’m cutting some corners tonight…

  • Triple-A Scranton is off until tomorrow for the All-Star Game. Adam Warren allowed a hit and struck out one in two scoreless innings. No other Yankees farmhand played in the game, which is still ongoing.
  • Double-A Trenton is off until tomorrow for the All-Star Game. Corban Joseph singled twice in three at-bats while Austin Romine had one hit in two trips to the plate. Both came off the bench as reserves.Manny Banuelos struck out the side in his inning of work (13 pitches), and Dellin Betances threw just seven pitches in his scoreless inning (no baserunners, one whiff).
  • High-A Tampa (win). J.R. Murphy and Rob Segedin each singled once, Zoilo Almonte twice, and Neil Medchill homered. Kramer Sneed gave up three runs in four innings in what was an otherwise uninteresting game.
  • Low-A Charleston (loss). Eduardo Sosa had four singles, and both Ramon Flores and Kelvin DeLeon went deep. Scottie Allen’s disaster season continued with seven runs in four innings, and Tommy Kahnle also got rocked(three hits, three walks, four runs, one out).
  • Short Season Staten Island (win). Mason Williams went 4-for-5 with a triple. Cito Culver singled once, Angelo Gumbs did twice. Zach Wilson homered. Absolutely nothing interesting happened on the mound.
  • Rookie GCL Yankees (win). Claudio Custodio and Dante Bichette Jr. each had two hits while Tyler Austin had three. All three doubled. Mark Prior (!!!) made a rehab start, allowing one unearned run in two innings. Taylor Morton followed him up with five innings of one run ball.
Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Nate says:

    What do you make of the years Austin and Williams are having? Obviously small sample sizes, but impressive none the less, right?

  2. Oscar Gamble's 'Fro says:

    Nice to see Prior out there. Read he was hitting around 90 on the gun. Given the success of Freddy and Fattie, hey, who knows, maybe Prior ends up giving us something.

  3. Will (the other one) says:

    With as often as Neil Medchill’s name seems to pop up, I was surprised to see he’s hitting just .219. Huh.

  4. CRotondi says:

    Mason with consecutive 4 hit games. Nice.

  5. JohnnyC says:

    I’m more concerned that Austin is playing first base rather than third…a much more valuable defensive position? Have they given up on him as a third baseman already? Couldn’t they promote him to SI so he could play third every day?

    • medale says:

      He’s played 5 games at 3B, I don’t think they’ve “given up.” I think he’s playing 1B so Bichette can play 3B.

    • Zach says:

      Bichette and Austin cannot both play 3B. They’ve been taking turns. Also Austin is able to steal bases, 11 SB & 0 CS on the year. I’m sure he’ll be somewhere other than 1B next year.

  6. Jerome S says:

    Bichette, finishes season over or under Mendoza line? He’s putting in a Posadlian effort to get there, no?

  7. Zach says:

    Banuelos is 9 months older than Morton. BOOM!

  8. Avi says:

    When did the Yanks sign Ravel Santana and for how much? Was he a highly touted international free agent?

      • Avi says:

        Thank you.
        They signed him the same year they signed Gary Sanchez. Miguel Sano was the top name available that year and is a strong hitting prospect for the Twins now. Always thought it would be cool to have Cano and Sano on the same infield (Sano plays 3B).
        Santana signed for just $145k. Must not have been a high profile guy..

        • JohnnyC says:

          Sano is only 18 and he’s already 6’3″, 205 lbs. He’s more likely to end up in a corner outfield spot than third base.

          • Thomas Cassidy says:

            He might not grow anymore though. When I was 16 I was 6’4, 220. Now, I’m 18 and 6’4, 250. He might stick at that size. Pretty good size anyway.

            • Avi says:

              Can you pitch?

              • Thomas Cassidy says:

                Used to be great, but I tore a ligament in my knee in 7th grade from a growth spurt. Went from 5 foot to 6 foot in 10 months and the ligaments couldn’t keep up with the growth of my bones.

                I can pitch better than Mitre and Logan though, haha.

  9. JCK says:

    Is Claudio Custodio a legit prospect? I love his name.

  10. infernoscurse says:

    a multi hit game for bichette!

  11. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    nice to see the Two B’s show remarkable success in 1 inning of work (against AA All Stars) – could be foreshadowing of Yankee bullpen in September and yes October. You could cut 2 AA starts off the end of their seasons and bring them up for bullpen trial work in late August or September – could make the Yanks bullpen stronger … and no it won’t hurt their development – but only if they throw strikes between now and then…

  12. dj3k says:

    Does Zoilo Almonte have a legit shot to be a mlb player? whats this kids ceiling?

    New to RAB and love it especially the humorous snide witty comments..

    • nycsportzfan says:

      i asked mike on one of his chats on here, which Almonte he liked better, zolio or abraham, and he said abraham, and zolio was to old for tampa.. I think zolio’s got a shot as a switch hitter with some pop, and can steal a bag here and there, and hit ya a solid averege… We shall see, i suppose

      Great stuff by Manny Banuelos, striking out the side, and also , shout out to Corban JOseph for his Double A AS game, getting 2hits, and nice 3hits combined for Romine in Futures and Doub A AS games…

      I hope the yanks eventually give George Kontos a shot in the pen, kid was brought through as a starter, and did really well, and can strike guys out, and put zero’s up, plus is a solid sized kid, with a solid heater, i think he’d be perfect 6th-7th inn guy…

      • Dave in Balmy Jax says:

        I am confused about Mike’s comments on Zoilo Almonte. He looks to be on the rise. Don’t really understand the “too old for Tampa” either, he just turned 22. We have a kid who is 21 in AA who is the third youngest kid in that league, I don’t see how 22 is too old for High A. For that matter Abe Almonte just turned 22 in June.

  13. Dismortologist says:

    Question: How does the GCL stack up to major college baseball? Aluminum bats not withstanding…

    • YanksFan in MA says:

      The SEC is a tougher league than the GCL. Older more mature players and the cream of the crop usually starts in low A and should dominate there.

  14. StatenIsland says:

    “Manny Banuelos struck out the side in his inning of work (13 pitches)”

    Is it me, or does ManBan seem to turn it off and on when he wants to?

  15. Htrap says:

    wow, what a Double-A All-Star game for the Yankee prospects!! Corban Joseph 2-3, Austin Romine 1-2, and the killer B’s with scoreless innings!!

  16. Naved says:

    Betances to AAA please!

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