Rough day for Yankees farmhands in AzFL

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The full list of minor league free agents is out, and here’s who the Yankees lost…

New York Yankees (21)
Francisco Castillo (Hi A), Noel Castillo (Hi A), Grant Duff (AA), Logan Kensing (AAA), Jeff Marquez (AA), Kelvin Perez (Lo A), Mark Prior (AAA), Josh Schmidt (AA), Kanekoa Texeira (AA), Eric Wordekemper (AAA)
LHP: Wilkins Arias (AA), Steve Garrison (AA), Brad Halsey (AA), Kei Igawa (AA), Jose Quintana (Hi A), Josh Romanski (Hi A)
C: P.J. Pilittere (AAA)
1B: Mike Lamb (AAA)
SS: Doug Bernier (AAA), Luis Nunez (AAA)
OF: Jordan Parraz (AAA)

The biggest loss is easily Jose Quintana, who I hope the Yankees re-sign. The 22-year-old southpaw broke out with a 2.96 FIP in 102 IP for High-A Tampa this year. Here’s a mini-scouting report. Parraz, meanwhile, has already signed a minor league contract with the Braves. He had a pretty nice year for Triple-A Scranton in 2011 (.358 wOBA), but it’s not a surprise the outfielder left for a team that offered him a great opportunity once he hit free agency.

Also, Mason Williams and Dante Bichette Jr. were named the Topps Players of the Year in the NY-Penn League and Gulf Coast League, respectively. Congrats to both.

AzFL Phoenix (8-7 win over Mesa, walk-off style) Thursday’s game
Corban Joseph, 2B: 1 for 2, 1 CS – left the game after getting thrown out trying to steal third to end the fourth inning … hopefully he didn’t get hurt
Dan Burawa, RHP: 1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB – 21 of 30 pitches were strikes (70%) … brutal stint out here continues
Preston Claiborne, RHP: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1-0GB/FB – 14 of 24 pitches were strikes (58.3%)

Open Thread: Two years ago today...
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  • vin

    Damn… really hope they can re-sign Quintana. I had no idea he was due to be a MiL FA.

    • Mike Axisa

      Neither did I, but it makes sense. He was with the Mets for three years, released, and then with the Yankees for the last three years.

      • Plank

        I thought minor league control was for 7 years.

  • Soriano Is A Liar

    Man, too bad Mark Prior never completed the comeback tour, I was rooting for him (until I forgot about him because he was on the DL for like, forever).

  • Phil

    Resigning Quintana should be a priority. Worst case scenario he could be the next LOOGY out of the pen.

    • whozat

      “Worst” is a weird way to spell “Best”

  • YankeeGrunt

    Romanski was overaged, but 106 IP between High A and AA as a lefty with a sub-3.00 ERA and a BB/9 rate under 2, he’s probably worth bringing back. He could hit AAA this year if he excels at Trenton, and doing so at 26 for a collegian isn’t bad. Does he have fringey stuff or is there something there?

  • jack knife

    romanski is the biggest loss for sure he was asked to start relieve and then start again on two levels thats hard to do and he did it well that fact that hes 25 so what if we are chasing darrin oliver whos 41 the kid can pitch and has proved it with the yanks for two years