GCL Yanks advance to title series with win


Triple-A Scranton was off because of Hurricane Irene. They played a doubleheader on Friday to make this game up in advance.

Double-A Trenton was off because of Irene. They were supposed to play a doubleheader on Saturday to make this game up in advance, but they only got the first game in. I have no idea when they’re going to make up the second game.

High-A Tampa (15-7 win over Brevard County)
Abe Almonte, CF: 1 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI
Kelvin Castro, 2B: 0 for 4, 1 R – left out of the party
Ronnier Mustelier, LF: 4 for 5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – 15-for-35 (.429) since coming off the DL
Kyle Roller, 1B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Rob Segedin, 3B: 1 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Cody Johnson, DH: 3 for 5, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K - those are his 185th and 186th strikeouts of the season (450 PA, so 41.3%)
Mitch Abeita, C: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 PB
Neil Medchill, RF: 4 for 5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 E (fielding) - threw a runner out at second
Emerson Landoni, SS: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
Josh Romanski, LHP: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HB, 4-3 GB/FB – 13-1 K/BB in 13 IP since coming back down
Dan Burawa, RHP: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 4-1 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) – Clip’d the win, and he knows it
Ronny Marte, RHP: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2-1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (5-1 win over Savannah)
Jose Toussen, 2B, Shane Brown, 1B, Kevin Mahoney, 3B, Kelvin DeLeon, RF & Taylor Grote, DH: all 1 for 4 – Toussen walked … Brown walked and scored … Mahoney doubled, walked, scored twice, and whiffed … Kelvin walked, scored a run, and struck out … Grote drove in a run and struck out
Ramon Flores, CF: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB - got picked off second … four walks and two strikeouts in his last four games
Mike Ferraro, LF: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB
Jose Mojica, SS: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
Jeff Farnham, C: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K
Vidal Nuno, LHP: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 Balk, 10-4 GB/FB – 59-4 K/BB in 59 IP
Brett Gerritse, RHP: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3-0 GB/FB
Mark Montgomery, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB – 48-12 K/BB in 27.1 IP

Short Season Staten Island had their game postponed because of Irene. They’re going to play two tomorrow.

Rookie GCL Yanks (6-2 win over GCL Orioles)
Jose Rosario, SS & Jackson Valera, C: both 1 for 3, 1 R – Rosario stole two bases, drove in a run and walked twice … Valera walked
Danny Lopez, CF: 0 for 5, 2 K
Dante Bichette Jr., 3B: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI – all he does it hit, curious to see if he goes to a full season league next year
Damian Taveras, DH: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Matt Duran, 1B: 0 for 4, 2 K – sadface
Jorge Alcantara, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 K, 1 CS
Fu-Lin Kuo, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – would love to see if this middle infield thing is permanent, he’s got some pop in his bat
Henry Pena, RF: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – big game in a big game
Taylor Morton, RHP: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 9-3 GB/FB – finishes the season with a 40-8 K/BB in 56 IP … love the walks, hopefully the whiffs come along in the future
Mariel Checo, RHP: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Joaquin Hinojosa, RHP: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB

With the win, the GCL Yanks advance to the GCL Championship Series, where they’ll take on the GCL Marlins. It’s a best-of-three series and (I believe) it begins on Tuesday.

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Steve S. says:

    Shortest Dot-F ever?

  2. mbonzo says:

    Bichette is 9 for his last 20 with 4 doubles. I’m pretty surprised he didn’t see time in Staten Island.

  3. Jesse says:

    Could he start in Charleston next year?

    • Steve S. says:

      That’s what Mike speculated about in the piece. SI is short season Rookie ball, Charleston full season Low-A. He’d be pretty young, but the Yanks have never let age hold them back from promoting players. Montero, Banuelos, Sanchez, Tabata, and other top prospects have all been the youngest player in their league at some point. If they think he can handle it, I don’t doubt they’ll do it.

    • Angelo says:

      Possibly, but stats are only a small part of the equation.

  4. Zach says:

    Thanks Mike. It’s nice to have you back.

    • Brian in NH says:

      yes Prospects is definitely Mike’s forté here, but I think Ben did quite admirably filling in.

      Thanks Ben!

  5. Steve S. says:

    Just noticed the magic number. Very nice, one of my all time faves.

  6. Bryan says:

    That GCL team has to be the most stacked I’ve seen. Interesting to see whether some of these guys go straight to Charleston. I’d always err on the side of caution with young prospects. Start them in SI, and give them a shot at Charleston midway if they rake.

    Custodio, Rosario, Tejeda, Bichette, Duran, Bird, Morton.

  7. Thomas Cassidy says:

    All these games postponed because of Irene. Being from SW Florida, I can’t help put laugh at all the jackasses up north freaking out over a (barely) Cat 1 Storm. Closing down the businesses for wind that did no damage?

    Maybe DBJ can take A-Rod’s place in a couple of days with his “sore” thumb.

    What about Vidal Nuno? I can’t find anything on him but he looks to be a pretty good prospect.

  8. inman says:

    come up here to upstate ny or take a look at the pictures from vermont. it’s hard to open your business when it’s flooded you ass wipe

  9. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    I’m interested to see where DBJ ranks in prospect lists. The GCL is hardly indicative of a player’s future success but he did shatter everyone’s expectations there. I have a feeling that if he were a more highly touted draft prospect his performance would earn him a spot towards the 90-110 prospect range, but he was a lower ranked draft prospect for a reason and I don’t think 50 or 60 awesome games in the GCL is enough to disprove override his predraft impressions.

    Which isn’t to say that he can’t brake from the shackles of being a lower thought of draft prospect, but it’ll take more than a strong showing in re GCL. Right now I’d say he’s more of a top 150-200 prospect.

  10. CS Yankee says:

    Haven’t ever noticed Vidal Nuno before this AM. A Lefty with a 59-4 K/BB rate over 59 innings?…seems like a mirage.

    One would have to imagine that he is either old for the level or pitches in camo.

    • Yanks signed him out of the Independent league I think. He’s old but it seems like his control is sharp, maybe has potential to be a lefty reliever? Glad to see the Yankees looking everywhere for talent.

  11. Just want to go on record and say that Taylor Morton is one of my prospect crushes. Can’t wait to see him at Staten Island next season.

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