Campos throws five hitless in Charleston win

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David Adams is still out with a stiff neck, and now Rob Lyerly is dealing with an arm problem. The Yankees also released Mitch Abeita and signed a first baseman by the name of Edwin Beard. He spent some time in the organization before being released last May, but now he’s back.

Also, Manny Banuelos and Ramon Flores are the second youngest players in the Triple-A International League and High-A Florida State League, respectively. Not too shabby.

Triple-A Empire State (12-3 loss to Buffalo)
CF Chris Dickerson: 0-3, 1 K — replaced by Ray Kruml after sliding into the wall
C Frankie Cervelli: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — just his second hit of the year
1B Steve Pearce: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K — Yadil Mujica replaced him later in the game
DH Jack Cust: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
LF Dewayne Wise: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K — they’ve hit two homers as a team this year, and Wise has both of them
3B-1B Brandon Laird: 2-4, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
RF Colin Curtis: 0-4, 1 K
SS Ramiro Pena: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K
2B Doug Bernier: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K
RHP Dellin Betances: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 6 BB, 3 K, 3/3 GB/FB – just 44 of 89 pitches were strikes (49.4%) … he also gave up three homers, so yeah, disaster outing
RHP Jason Bulger: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GB/FB — just 18 of 40 pitches were strikes (45%)
LHP Mike O’Connor: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/4 GB/FB — 28 of 44 pitches were strikes (63.6%)
LHP Juan Cedeno: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K — 11 of 17 pitches were strikes (64.7%)Double-A Trenton (10-1 win over Portland)
RF-LF Abe Almonte: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
3B Ronnie Mustelier: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB — hasn’t stopped hitting since being signed last year
LF-1B Dan Brewer: 1-5, 2 RBI, 2 K
DH Cody Johnson: 1-5, 1 R, 2 K
CF Melky Mesa: 1-4, 1 R
C Gus Molina: 1-3, 1 R — left the game for an unknown reason, possibly injury
RF Zoilo Almonte: 1-1, 1 R — took Molina’s spot in the lineup
2B Jose Pirela: 0-1, 1 HBP — left the game after taking a fastball to the head, and afterwards he was said to have concussion-like symptoms … the injuries are really starting to pile up
PR-1B-C Jose Gil: 2-2, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI — replaced Pirela in the lineup then had to move behind the plate for Gus
1B-2B Addison Maruszak: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 3 RBI
SS Walt Ibarra: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
LHP Shaeffer Hall: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 8/9 GB/FB — 56 of 70 pitches were strikes (80%) … much better than his first start
RHP Ryan Flannery: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/0 GB/FB — ten of his 15 pitches were strikes
RHP Ryan Pope: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 20 pitches, 15 strikes

High-A Tampa (2-1 win over Clearwater in 12 innings)
CF Eduardo Sosa & 2B Kelvin Castro: both 0-5 — Sosa struck out three times, Castro once
LF Ramon Flores: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K — threw a runner out at second
RF Rob Segedin: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K — solo homer in the 12th won the game
DH Kyle Roller & 3B Zach Wilson: both 1-5 — Roller drove in a run and struck out … Wilson doubled, struck out twice, and committed a fielding error
1B Kevin Mahoney & SS Jose Mojica: both 0-4 — Mahoney walked, struck out thrice, and was promoted to Trenton after the game to help cover for the injuries … Mojica whiffed once
C Hector Rabago: 1-4, 2 K
LHP Nik Turley: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 8/1 GB/FB — picked two runners off first … another great outing, he’s been doing stuff like this since last April
LHP Francisco Rondon: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2/0 GB/FB — nice
LHP Vidal Nuno: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1/3 GB/FB —
RHP Mark Montgomery: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — one of the walks was intentional

Low-A Charleston (11-5 win over Augusta)
CF Mason Williams: 1-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, SB, CS — still hasn’t struck out in 26 PA this year
LF Ben Gamel: 2-5, 1 RBI — threw a runner out at second
DH Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 2 K — cleared the bases with a triple
RF Tyler Austin: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K
C Gary Sanchez: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 K — average drops to exactly .300
3B Casey Stevenson: 1-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP
2B Angelo Gumbs: 2-5, 1 R, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
1B Rey Nunez: 2-5, 3 R, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
SS Anderson Feliz: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 SB — six for his last ten
RHP Jose Campos: 5 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 5/2 GB/FB — 48 of 75 pitches were strikes (64%) … his season line: 11 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K … I just wish they’d let him throw a little more, another inning wouldn’t kill him
LHP Fred Lewis: 2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 25 of 38 pitches were strikes (65.8%)
RHP Pedro Guerra: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 20 of 34 pitches were strikes (58.8%)

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  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com/ Rebecca

    Will not get obsessed with Campos.
    Will not get obsessed with Campos.
    Will not get obsessed with Campos.
    Will not get obsessed with Campos…..

    • DantesInferno

      Just give in, I know I already have

    • Tyrone Sharpton

      Will not get obsessed with wise..
      Will not get obsessed with wise… :O
      Will not get obsessed with wise….
      Will not get obsessed with wise…..

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      I think it’s too late ;)

    • JobaWockeeZ

      He’s a pitcher so if he keeps it up we won’t give him up.

    • Brian

      I’m officially obsessed with Campos, maybe he can take Sweaty Freddys spot in the rotation. I kid I kid.

      I like to check in to see how all the MiLB-ers are fairing.

    • Jesse

      I already have. I’m in full prospect hug mode.

  • MontgomeryKmachine

    Campos’ stuff is nasty, if he continues dominating could they move him up a level?

    • YankeeGrunt

      Maybe, but they’ll probably take their time and stretch him out over the next 2-3 years, this is his first year of full-season ball. No rush.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      He has a plus FB with great command of it. You can dominate Low-A hitters with that, but you’re going to need a few plus breaking pitches and be able to throw them for strikes to do well in the bigs.

      If he never develops the secondary stuff, he’s Hector Noesi. If he does, and has pitches that will be effective to batters on both sides, then he can be an ace.

  • DantesInferno

    Also, Mike, what do you think the plan is for Mustelier? He seems to be a good candidate to be a dynamite utility guy, the way he’s hitting. Any word on his defense, or what the Yanks think of him?

    • JohnnyC

      He’s old for AA. If he was dominating AAA that would be eye-opening.

    • Plank

      He’s 27 in AA. I would think they promote him to AAA and see how he does in regular playing time there before anything can be concluded.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Not much, he’s basically an org guy.

      • YankeeGrunt

        He is Cuban, I wouldn’t get too hung up on the age thing. His second year in the org he is starting at AA, could be AAA by the ASB, he probably isn’t in line for a starting job in the Bronx but he could be the next utility guy or 4th OF if they think the bat will play.

        • DM

          I agree. I think they see him as a possible super-sub type with a line drive bat. And I think he’ll make it to AAA this year as well — but for now he’ll get more playing time in AA. Not a prospect but more than an org guy.

      • Ted Nelson

        Would they really send him to AzFL if that’s how they felt?

        I mean chances are stacked against him, but with his versatility I think he has a shot to be a bench player.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    All Francisco Rondon gets is a “nice”? Come on Mike. Haha.
    Seriously though, he’s a lefty that throws in the mid-nineties. If, and it’s a big IF, he can make the ball go where he wants, he’ll be a real fast mover.

    • Jon G

      nice ;-)

      (I thought the same thing)

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      I would have went with “prime mover” but that’s just me.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtnCcWOS7y8

    • Monterowasdinero

      7K’s in 3 innings is more than nice for sure. The low minors are so much more fun to read about than AAA. Depressing lineup for Empire State but since we have no lineup holes in the Bronx, it’s all good.

      Are the Mariners crazy? Montero caught a whole game and they beat the Rangers? Amazing.

  • BronxBombers98

    Hey Mike, can you give me a decent scouting report on Nik Turley? I’ve been following his starts since last year and he’s my sleeper pick in the organization, the poor guy just doesn’t get prospect love.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Upper-80s fastball with a good curve and change. Pretty good control for a guy his size (like 6-foot-7 or so).

      • BronxBombers98

        Thanks, sounds like he could be a decent #3 although a #4 sounds more realistic.

        • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

          Thanks, sounds like he could be a decent #3 although a #4 sounds more realistic. THE NEXT ANDY PETTITTE!

          Fixed that for ya.

          • BronxBombers98

            Thanks Steve, damn autocorrect must’ve changed it on me!

  • Reggie C.

    Well, it’s only Betances second start of the year, but these outings against a Bisons lineup that’ doesn’t feature one good Hitting prospect just doesn’t build confidence.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Meh, Look at CC against the O’s tonight. Small sample size, right now.

    • Ted Nelson

      His first outing went quite well.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      Dellin really isn’t about the opposition. When he’s on he can dominate anyone, and could pitch in the bigs right now. He’s really more about whether or not he has his mechanics in check, and where he’s locating the ball. Those 6 BB tells me he had no idea where the ball was going.

    • BeanTooth

      It is a small sample size, but I kind of get the feeling we’ll be talking about the Killer B, singular, pretty soon.

  • http://www.nesn.com/2011/01/2011-red-sox-will-challenge-1927-yankees-for-title-of-greatest-team-in-major-league-history.html wilk

    i don’t get why these guys can’t throw at least 80 pitches. there are little leaguers throwing that many

    • Havok9120

      Little Leaguers generally aren’t throwing a ton of breaking balls, or at that speed. Their teams also don’t have hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars invested in them.

      Good enough?

    • YankeesJunkie

      Still early in the season and it’s not like Campos will throw more than 130 innings.

    • Voice of Reason

      Why not be cautious? What is really gonna be gained or learned between pitches 80 and 95?

  • Joe

    What happened to the two guys we got for Burnett?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Moreno is on the DL, the other guy is in Extended ST.

      • Charles R.

        You mean the other ‘minor league guy’ right?

  • Plank

    The Yankees really are thin on hitters in the top half of their farm system.

    • Plank

      Romine (60 DL, if I’m not mistaken), Cervilli (…), Laird?, Mesa?, Z. Almonte, … Ouch.

      • Ted Nelson

        CoJo, Adams, Mustelier, Cervelli

    • Monterowasdinero

      This is true but we have no need/place for hitters for a year or two in my opinion.

      • Plank

        RF, CF, 2B, DH? That’s 4/9 of the lineup.

  • http://none Bernard

    Mike, you do a terrific job with your DotF recaps. I make sure to read them daily. And I love the Comments from the fans. Rebecca…and Tyrone Sharpton, you are both very funny. It’s great fun to be a Yankees fan!

  • jeb

    Anyone know if Campos is just over powering hitters with his fastball or are some of these numbers the result of his secondary stuff as well?

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      http://www.milb.com/news/artic.....=news_milb

      MiLB.com has a story up, but no word on any breaking balls. He said he’s been working on his mechanics, that’s what he credits his success to.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Is Cave also in Extended ST?

  • Naved

    Well for Betances it is the same crap different day. Control problems again today. It was freezing there but still no excuse. Sigh

    • Havok9120

      Your opinion, or at least outlook, of him seems to change by the day.

    • Voice of Reason

      On the last day he pitched, there was definitely different crap. Well…no crap, actually – 6 Ks and 1 BB.

  • Ted Nelson

    Most surprising stat is only one K for Montgomery.

  • ADG

    Pineda who?

  • RobertGKramer@AOL.Com

    Dickerson left after sliding on his back into the wall head first making a catch. And he held on!

    • Travelbug83

      Thanks! I was just gonna post the same thing. He did not leave the game because the score got out of hand but because he slid head first into a wall.
      Seriously, RAB? That’s how well you do your research? Good to see at least the readers on here know what’s going on.

  • Ted Nelson

    How would another inning particularly help Campos? Going to be a log season, his first full one. No rush.

    • Havok9120

      Agreed, at least in principal. I don’t remember how many he threw last time though.

      • Bo Knows

        He threw 81 innings last year, so you gotta imagine he’ll be set up for 110-115 innings this year.

        But he seems to be very economical, so they might let him just pitch until he reaches his regulated pitch count for his start so it wouldn’t surprise me to see him throwing even more innings than that just because he can threw his innings with less pitches.

  • J. Scott

    Maybe I’m thinking of someone else, but didn’t we sign Mustelier for, like, hundreds(plural) of thousands of dollars less than a year ago? I don’t believe they see him as an “organizational guy” at this point. I think he’s a playable longshot to be in the Majors before September.

  • Bavarian Yankee

    good to see Betances in mid-season form.

  • BigGuy

    Chris Dickerson was hurt making a tremendous diving catch in that SWB game. When he landed his head bounced off the wall and they took him out. Another stolen base off Cervelli, but he did get a hit and walk.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    BA’s Prospect Hot Sheet for Campos? Maybe a little love from Kevin Goldstein’s Monday morning 10 pack?

    I don’t know how they can keep him off at this point.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.
    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      At the time of the Jesus Montero/Michael Pineda deal, there was so much star power involved that Campos was merely just the other guy. A 19-year-old Venezuelan who ranked fifth in the Mariners system prior to the deal, Campos showed a low-90s fastball that got up to 96 mph in the Northwest League last year, to go with the size and delivery of a classic power pitcher. While his secondary pitches are promising, they still need refining, but he’s dominating Sally League hitters so far, allowing just one hit over his first 11 innings. He’s not just the other guy, and if he stays healthy, he’s likely an easy Top 101 prospect next year

      • Monterowasdinero

        I think the trade is going to work out fine as per my handle. Montero did well last night, singling off Colby Lewis, and hitting an 0-2 fb/outside corner strike from Joe Nathan in the 9th for a long sac fly to right.

        He caught an unsteady Kevin Millwood early in the game and managed to not hurt his team behind the plate.

        Excited to see Campos live.