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

55 Comments»

  1. Gonzo says:

    A tale of two lefties.

  2. jon says:

    only 2 HR? bust

  3. Dela G says:

    this montero guy, boy can he play baseball

  4. Cy Pettitte says:

    “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.

  5. Jesse says:

    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.

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

  7. MikeD says:

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

  8. Rockaway Mike says:

    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)

  9. Jon in ???JH says:

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

    • pat says:

      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 says:

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

    • Bill R says:

      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!

  10. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

    Was it raining in Scranton? That crowd sucks.

  11. Chip says:

    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.

  12. wow says:

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

  13. Jake S says:

    Is attendance always that awful in Scranton?

  14. MikeD says:

    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…

  15. Avi says:

    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.

  16. Avi says:

    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 says:

      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

  17. Anthony says:

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

  18. Karl Krawfid says:

    No stride for Montero. Changed his swing again.

  19. W.W.J.Montero.D says:

    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?

  20. Mike says:

    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.

  21. Monteroisdinero says:

    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.

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

  23. Addison says:

    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.

  24. Skip says:

    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 says:

      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?)

  25. Dave says:

    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

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