Aug
25

Montero’s two bombs power Scranton

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Thanks to RobertJGreco on Twitter, we have video of Jesus Montero‘s two bombs. One is embedded above; here’s number two.

Triple-A Scranton (4-1 win over Rochester)
Chris Dickerson, CF: 3 for 5, 1 R, 1 K – 7 for his last 17. (.412)
Kevin Russo, 2B, Mike Lamb, 1B: 1 for 4 – Lamb K’d once.
Jesus Montero, C: 2 for 3, 2 HR’s, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – No grand slam? He must be bored. 7 for his last 18 (.389) with 2 doubles and 4 home runs, boosting his home run total to 17 on the season. This is the perfect time to get hot, and his OPS for August is well over .900.
Brandon Laird, 3B, Doug Bernier, SS: 0 for 4
Jordan Parraz, RF, Raymond Kruml, LF, Gustavo Molina, DH: 0 for 3, 1 BB – Kruml K’d once, and Parraz twice.
DJ Mitchell, RHP: 6.2 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K’s, 9-3 GO/FO – 70 of his 106 pitches were strikes.
Scott Proctor, RHP: 1.1 IP, 2 K’s, zeroes
Kevin Whelan, RHP: 1.0 IP, 2 K’s, zeroes

Double-A Trenton (11-8 loss to New Britain)
Austin Krum, LF, Robert Lyerly, 1B: 0 for 4 – Krum walked and K’d. Lyerly walked, K’d twice, and had a fielding error.
Corban Joseph, 2B: 3 for 5, 1 K – 10 for his last 23. (.435)
Austin Romine, DH: 2 for 5, 1 R
Zoilo Almonte, RF, Jose Pirela, SS: 1 for 5 – Almonte doubled and Pirela errored. Both struck out once.
Melky Mesa, CF: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K’s – 6 for his last 15. (.400)
Jose Gil, C, Addison Maruszak, 3B: 1 for 3 – Gil had 3 RBI’s. Maruszak doubled with a strike out.
Graham Stoneburner, RHP: 5.1 IP, 11 H, 9 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HR, 11-3 GO/FO, 1 E – Bizarre start for him, he was dealing in the first 2 innings, and then slowly fell apart.
Raul Valdes, LHP: 0.2 IP, zeroes
The Ghost of Kei Igawa, LHP: 1.0 IP, 1 K, zeroes
Wilkins Arias, LHP: 1.0 IP, 1 K, zeroes
Pat Venditte, SHP: 1.0, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

High-A Tampa (3-2 loss to Daytona)
Abraham Almonte, CF: 2 for 5, 1 K, 1 SB – 16 for his last 43. (.372)
Walter Ibarra, SS, Ronnier Mustelier, LF, Luke Murton, 1B, Rob Segedin, 3B: 1 for 4 – Segedin tripled. Everyone K’d once except for Ibarra, Mustelier walked and scored 2 runs. Ibarra commited 2 fielding errors. Emerson Landoni replaced Murton as a pinch runner.
Deangelo Mack, RF: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Neil Medchill, RF, Kyle Roller, PH: 0 for 1
Cody Johnson, DH: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
Tyson Blaser, C: 0 for 4, 2 K’s
Kelvin Castro, 2B: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – 5 for his last 36. (.139)
Sean Black, RHP: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB’s, 2 K’s, 1 HR, 8-2 GO/FO – He’s had a 7.98 ERA in the 10 previous starts.
Daniel Burawa, RHP: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s, 5-0 GO/FO
Ryan Flannery, RHP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K’s, 5-1 GO/FO

Low-A Charleston (5-2 loss to Greenville)
Jose Toussen, SS: 0 for 3, 1 BB
Shane Brown, DH, Garrison Lassiter, 3B: 2 for 4 – Brown RBI’d and K’d once, Lassiter K’d twice.
Ramon Flores, LF: 0 for 2, 2 BB’s
Kevin Mahoney, 1B, Kelvin De Leon, RF, Jose Mojico, 2B: 0 for 4 – De Leon and Mojico K’d once.
Michael Ferraro, CF, Jeffrey Farnham, C: 1 for 4 – Farnham doubled and scored a run. Ferraro homered.
Shane Greene, RHP: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB’s, 7 K’s, 7-1 GO/FO – In his last 2 starts he’s struck out 13 but allowed 10 ER. (12 IP)
Kelvin Perez, RHP: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB’s, 4 K’s, 7-1 GO/FO

Short Season Staten Island was rained out

GCL Yankees (7-2 loss to the Tigers)
Jose Rosario, SS: 1 for 3 – 7 for his last 16. (.438) He has a triple slash of .327/.370/.531 on the season.
Justin James, LF: 0 for 0, 1 BB
Daniel Lopez, CF: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 R – His August triple slash is .343/.429/.537
Henry Pena, CF: 0 for 1, 1 K
Dante Bichette, DH, Matt Duran, 3B, Austin Jones, 1B: 2 for 4 – Bichette double twice, that’s 6 in his last 10 games. Duran K’d once.
Yeicok Calderon, RF, Jackson Valera, C: 1 for 4 – Calderon had the hat trick.
Jorge Alcantara, LF, Taylor Anderson, 2B: 0 for 4, 2 K’s – Alcantara had a throwing error and an outfield assist.
Pedro Feliciano, LHP: 1.0 IP, 1 K, zeroes – Nice first game back.
Damaso Marte, LHP: 0.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 0 K – Terrible first game back.
Joel De La Cruz, RHP: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Zachary Nuding, RHP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K’s, 7-0 GO/FO
Dawerd Cruz, RHP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K’s, 4-1 GO/FO

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Gonzo

    A tale of two lefties.

  • jon

    only 2 HR? bust

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    this montero guy, boy can he play baseball

  • Cy Pettitte

    “Jesus Montero, C: 2 for 3, 2 HR’s, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – No grand slam? He must be bored. 7 for his last 18 (.389) with 2 doubles and 4 home runs, boosting his home run total to 17 on the season. This is the perfect time to get hot, and his OPS for August is well over .900.”

    me gusta.

    • mbonzo

      His OPS for August is now 1.000 exactly.

      • pat

        Jeterian!

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Of course it’s awesome when Montero hits dingers, but it’s nice to see Feliciano and Marte pitching even though Marte had a total clunker.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    I love these hard throwing college relievers the Yankees draft like Burawa. That’s how you build a good bullpen.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Kinda wish Burawa had more K’s this year, but he’s handled himself well. My prospect crush Tommy Kahnle hasn’t been as good as I hoped.

      • pat

        It’s OK, you can shift it to Philip Wetherell and Mark Montgomery. Wetherell reminds me of Papelbon a little bit. Big dude (6’5″) with a hard FB and a nasty splitter. Monty is already killing it and Philip won’t be far behind.

        • mbonzo

          Safe to say I have a man crush on Branden Pinder.

          • pat

            Don’t blame you in the least. Pinder has the huge fastball, just gotta learn something else he can throw hard.

            • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

              So basically Pinder is Tommy Kahnle. Looks good in college at least.

              • t

                Kahnle throws harder with less of a clue where it’s going

              • pat

                Kahnle actually has a knockout change to go with the FB. He just needs to further refine a pitch to get pro RHB out with.

            • t

              Pinder’s slider is promising

              • mbonzo

                From what I understand, he has a low 90′s fastball, changeup, slider, and curveball. He had a high 4ish ERA in college, but posted a 3.87 K/BB ratio and it was pretty clear (to the Yankees at least) that his ERA wasn’t representative of his ability.

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            31/5 K/BB ratio for Mr. Pinder? Me likey.

        • t

          Papelbon is a big stretch for Wetherell. Wetherell is 91-93. Papelbon sits in the mid 90s. Also, I think Papelbon hides the ball a little better. Similar size/ arm slot/ repertoire, so the comparison isn’t crazy. He is like Papelbon unplugged.

          • pat

            You might be shortchanging Wetherell’s FB a little bit. Most places have him at 94-95 as opposed to 91-93.

    • t

      I think all of the guys they drafted in the past two drafts provide bullpen depth, but I don’t know if any of them turn into 8th or 9th inning guys. I think Bryan Mitchell ends up as a reliever, and the best of all those guys

  • MikeD

    Marte, wow, I’m surprised they left him out there long enough to give up six runs.

  • Rockaway Mike

    I wonder if Stoneburner’s problems were related to the grounder that hit him in the Top of the 4th. Of course, you would think he’d get pulled if the coaching staff thought so. Instead, he stayed in and gave up 7 more hits (2 HR’s) and made an error himself.
    Another note from that game- Venditte pitched the whole 9th lefty; even though 5* of the 6 batters he faced were righty (*- 4 natural righties and a switch hitter)

  • Jon in ???JH

    After watching these two videos, I can see how Montero could get bored.

    • pat

      All his home runs are no doubters. Even the ones to RF. The fact that he’s only 21 and has shown ridiculously legitimate game power to the opposite field is what tells me he will be fucking nasty in New York.

    • Avi

      Yeah, There are more people at my softball games than there are in those videos. Get him the Hell up already!

    • Bill R

      Seriously how can you play in front of 12 people every night and not get bored!? Cashman is a moron if this kid isn’t the first call up come Thursday!

  • JobaWockeeZ
  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Was it raining in Scranton? That crowd sucks.

  • Chip

    If he’s hitting them over the scoreboard there, I don’t think the huge outfield in Yankee Stadium is going to be a problem.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      The one I saw him hit in BP during spring training went about 20 feet over the big scoreboard there.

  • wow

    that crowd is sad. i live in greenville and the stadium fills up every night for the dumb red sox SINGLE-A affiliate.

  • http://twitter.com/jmhs Jake S

    Is attendance always that awful in Scranton?

    • mbonzo

      It was a rainy work night so attendance was pretty low. When Arod was in town, that place was rocking. Game is sold-out tomorrow night.

      • Rick in Boston

        Are they doing fireworks? That used to be the easiest way to guarantee a sell-out.

    • MikeD

      My guess is no. The Yankees actually purchased the Scranton affiliate this year, if I remember correctly, and are now having the Stadium rebuilt. They wouldn’t be doing all that if it baseball interest in the area was low.

  • MikeD

    The videos of those two HRs confirm why Montero needs to be in NY: So we can actually see his HRs. The quality on these minor league videos leaves one wanting…

  • Avi

    As I was screaming before the trade deadline,If the Yankees traded Montero for Ubaldo they would have regretted it for two decades. That God that trade didn’t happen.

  • Avi

    Montero is crediting A-rod for his recent hot streak:
    “I’ve been working on something that Alex [Rodriguez] taught me the other day when he was here [on rehab],” Montero said. “I’m going to the cage and working on that, throwing my hands to the ball and swinging a lot better.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....=news_milb

    • Dave

      The A-Rod effect now? Montero rules again after a 2HR game? Maybe he’s finally excited b/c he knows he’ll be called up as the 3rd catcher next month no matter what. I hear the money in the bigs is better — A-Rod can pick up the check for his dinners in Manhattan — and maybe CC will buy him some expensive suits — and Swisher will make sure he’s never bored.

      MONTERO AAA COMPARISON WATCH
      ****************************
      YEAR 2010/2011

      AB 453/406
      AVE .289/.288

      2Bs 34/19
      3Bs 3/1
      HRs 21/17

      RBI 75/66
      BB 46/35
      Ks 91/96
      SLG .517/.466

  • Anthony

    why would they pitch Venditte the next day after pitching 3IP? thats probably why today was rough.

  • Karl Krawfid

    No stride for Montero. Changed his swing again.

  • W.W.J.Montero.D

    I did some advanced scouting on the videos and noticed something groundbreaking. If you play a song in between pitches, he WILL hit a HR the pitch after the song. Need any scouting guru type writers RAB?

  • Mike

    Kind of weird to see Lavarnway named the prospect with the most power potential?
    ——————-
    Baseball America published its annual survey of minor league managers to determine which prospects had the best tools in each league.

    Of particular interest was that catcher Ryan Lavarnway was picked as the best power prospect in the International League, ahead of Jesus Montero of the Yankees.
    ——————
    Hopefully we get to see Montero hitting for us pretty soon.

  • Monteroisdinero

    He does have a wide stance now. Montero’s bat is so quick through the zone and he generates so much power with his upper body. He has Andruw Jones power to left and ARod’s to right. Oh he also has 13-14 years of youth against those guys. He will crush a few in the bigs in September.

    • Tyrone Sharpton

      He is the Barry Bonds

  • http://twitter.com/JimIsBored JimIsBored (Jim S)

    Boy it looks like Stoneburner suffered from some miserable IF defense.

  • Addison

    Personally, I wouldn’t call him up, I’d shut him down.

    His trade value has probably doubled in the last four days, no use running the risk of downgrading it again.

    Two homers Monday and the internet blows up.

    Two homers yesterday and the internet blows up.

    0-6 on Tuesday and nothing.

    Why is that?

    Big picture, people, big picture.

    • pat

      LOL.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Clay_Bellinger Clay Bellinger

      Batshit insane. You don’t “shut down” healthy hitters. They don’t have AB limits.

      • vin

        I would do it for the mercy of the pitchers only.

    • Mike

      Idiotic statement. His trade value will go up once he improves his catching enough to be at least a full time back up.

  • Skip

    Is there any ARod effect with Montero? How has he hit since Alex sat down and talked with the Jesus about what it takes to stay successful in the bigs?

    • Skip

      Just calculated the stats since August 17th:

      .357/.419/.857 with 4 HRs, 11 RBIs, 3BBs, 8Ks

      SSS I know, but maybe we can start talking about the ARod effect on younger players in the future (Melky, Cano, Logan, Montero?)

  • Dave

    The A-Rod effect now? Montero rules again after a 2HR game? Maybe he’s finally excited b/c he knows he’ll be called up as the 3rd catcher next month no matter what. I hear the money in the bigs is better — A-Rod can pick up the check for his dinners in Manhattan — and maybe CC will buy him some expensive suits — and Swisher will make sure he’s never bored.

    MONTERO AAA COMPARISON WATCH
    ****************************
    YEAR 2010/2011

    AB 453/406
    AVE .289/.288

    2Bs 34/19
    3Bs 3/1
    HRs 21/17

    RBI 75/66
    BB 46/35
    Ks 91/96
    SLG .517/.466