Austin’s huge day leads SI to even huge-er win

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Bullet points, once again…

  • Triple-A Scranton‘s game was suspended after two innings and change. Here’s the box score, if you care to peruse.
  • Double-A Trenton is still playing a game that’s been delayed by rain numerous times. They might suspend it before long. Here’s the box score.
  • High-A Tampa (win). Abe Almonte and Walt Ibarra each had two hits, but they were all singled. Rob Segedin had a pair of knocks and one was a homer. Jose Quintana threw six scoreless innings, striking out five and walking just one.
  • Low-A Charleston (loss). Shane Brown and Jeff Farnham, a pair of non-prospects, each had two hits. Brett Gerritse was the only interesting player on the mound, allowing one run in two innings of relief.
  • Short Season Staten Island (HUGE win). Tyler Austin may have had the greatest offensive day in DotF history: 6-for-6, four runs scored, three doubles, a homer, and four runs driven in. That’s nuts. Zach Wilson had three hits and was a single shy of the cycle, and Bobby Rinard had three hits. Two left the yard. Cito Culver and Mason Williams had a single each. Nothing interesting on the mound, but the box score is worth checking out for the offense.

The Rookie Level GCL Yankees had their regularly scheduled Sunday off day.

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  • Squishy Jello Person

    That is quite the day.

  • Dropped Third Superstar

    Is he a legit prospect?

    • Dennis

      Good question, its his first year and he did demolish the gcl. He has been ok in SI. Next year will probably be more telling.

      • Jeety

        He did destroy the GCL but he has been a little hurt in Staten Island, which probably slowed him down some… he’s doing well of late and that should continue as he grows… real excited by this guy

    • Got Jesus?

      Damn right he is
      Tyler Austin is a 2010 C/3B/P with a 6’2”, 200 lb. frame from Conyers, GA who attends Heritage HS. Well developed strong durable body. Quick transfer behind the plate, plus arm strength, has good athleticism and can shift his feet, works hard, should continue to get better. Prime power bat, extremely strong, projects to plus-plus power, good simple hitting mechanics, compact stroke with small load, outstanding hitting tools. Highest level prospect.
      From perfect game scouting service. I saw him in a Staten Island game a couple weeks back and he sure looks the part too.

    • JohnnyC

      Definitely can hit but defensive position is question. Another C/1B/3B type: power bat, not much glove.

      • crawdaddie

        Has a little athleticism to him so he interests me especially if he continues to stroke the ball.

      • Got Jesus?

        With a strong arm, hopefully he’ll play somewhere though. Obviously hes got some athletic ability 13-13 stealing bases.

        • Dennis

          He has been playing mostly 3B.

      • Charles

        Well if he is indeed 13/13 in steals I would love to see if he can play 3rd/Corner outfield, doesn’t seem that we have many legit corner outfield prospects in the system.

        • whozat

          Corner OF and 1B are the easiest places to acquire talent on the FA and trade markets.

          • Got Jesus?

            Mike keeps saying that but there’s no reason not to try to develop them in your system. Pujols, Vottos, and Stantons dont hit the trade or free agent markets too often. Not that any of those guys will develop into those players, but you get the point.

            • JohnnyC

              I think the Yankees like him for his bat. The question of where he plays is secondary. He’s like Montero in that way: you find a way to get his bat into the lineup regardless.

              • JonS

                “He’s like Montero in that way: you find a way to get his bat into the lineup regardless.”

                How’s that going? lol

            • whozat

              That doesn’t mean that a guy who can hack 3B should be pre-emptively moved there. You can move a Montero to 1B, or a kid like Tabata fills out to the point where he needs to be moved out of CF, or whatever.

              Pujols hit the bigs as a 3B, Tex was a 3B until AA, etc.

              You can always move a guy with a plus bat down the defensive spectrum later.

          • Stuckey

            Name 6 attractive corner outfielders?

            Market isn’t what it used to be.

            • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Name 6 attractive corner outfielders?

              Carl Crawford, Josh Reddick, Darnell McDonald, Ryan Kalish, Mike Aviles, and Ryan “Better than Montero” Lavarnaway, who hasn’t played RF yet but totally could.


  • Zach

    Maybe the yankees will have an MLB average 3B to call up by the time Arod becomes a DH. (Austin, Dante, Duran etc.)

  • Pat D

    Hey Mike, where are you going on vacation, if you don’t mind answering?

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      To hell.

      And back.

      • mbonzo

        Tropicana field? Kinda humid this time of year.

      • Pat D

        Taking the Audie Murphy route?

        /dating myself again’d

        • MikeD

          Dating youself? That’s nothing. I made a Land of the Lost reference during today’s game, and I wasn’t referring to the recent movie with Will Ferrell.

  • Skip

    Going to see SI play against Lowell tomorrow. Can’t wait. Hope it’s a good game like today.

    • YanksFanInBeantown

      Me too! My schedule didn’t line up for any PawSox-SWB games but Mason Williams is the next best thing to Our Savior