Austin & Sanchez power Charleston to win

Update: Nunez makes two errors in third Triple-A game
Shut down again; Yanks fall to Jays, Drabek

Triple-A Empire State (3-1 win over Toledo)
SS Eduardo Nunez: 1-4, 2 K, 1 SB, 2 E (fielding, missed catch) — had more on his rough day earlier
PH-LF Ray Kruml: 1-1 — pinch-hit for Nunez in the eighth for an unknown reason
2B-SS Ramiro Pena: 1-5, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
LF-2B Kevin Russo: 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 BB — eight walks in his last seven games
DH Steve Pearce: 0-4, 1 R, 1 HBP
RF Cole Garner: 0-4, 1 BB, 3 K — 13 strikeouts in his last seven games
1B Brandon Laird: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
3B Ronnie Mustelier: 1-3, 1 BB
C Gus Molina: 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 K
CF Colin Curtis: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 K
RHP D.J. Mitchell: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 9/4 GB/FB — 73 of 115 pitches were strikes (63.5%) … he also pitched a runner off first, and I’m glad they’re letting these older Triple-A guys work a little deeper into games and get that pitch count up
LHP Justin Thomas: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GB/FB — half of his eight pitches were strikes … first appearances since being claimed off waivers over the weekend
RHP Manny Delcarmen: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1 K — five pitches, four strikes
RHP Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K — nine of 13 pitches were strikes … 31/7 K/BB in 19.2 IP

Double-A Trenton (1-0 loss to Binghamton, walk-off style)
RF Abe Almonte, DH David Adams & 3B Kevin Mahoney: all 1-4 — Adams struck out three times, Mahoney twice
2B Corban Joseph: 1-3, 1 BB
LF Cody Johnson & CF Melky Mesa: both 0-4 — Johnson struck out once, Mesa twice
1B Luke Murton: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 CS
C Jose Gil & SS Walt Ibarra: both 0-2 — Gil drew a walk and stoke a base
RHP Brett Marshall: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 10/8 GB/FB — 55 of 85 pitches were strikes (64.7%) … 7+ inning for the third time in his last four starts
RHP Preston Claiborne: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 22 of 36 pitches were strikes (61.1%)

High-A Tampa (6-5 loss to Lakeland)
LF Ramon Flores, CF Eduardo Sosa & 3B Garrison Lassiter: all 1-4 — Flores struck out … Sosa got picked off first … Lassiter drove in a run and struck out
2B Kelvin Castro, RF Rob Segedin & C Kyle Higashioka: all 1-4, 1 R — Castro hit a solo homer and struck out twice … Segedin doubled, scored a run, and struck out … Higashioka doubled in a run and struck out
DH Neil Medchill: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
1B Tyson Blaser: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB
SS Jose Toussen: 0-3, 1 K
RHP Zach Nuding: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 5/8 GB/FB — 34/8 K/BB in 35 IP
RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1/0 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing)
LHP Rigoberto Arrebato: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/1 GB/FB — allowing the runner he inherited from Kahnle to score, part of a three-run top of the ninth that cost them the game

Low-A Charleston (14-5 beatdown of Savannah)
CF Mason Williams: 3-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 CS — been caught stealing in four of his last six steal attempts and that’s the one area of his game that needs obvious improvement (dating back to last season as well)
SS Cito Culver: 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS, 1 E (throwing) — eight walks and five strikeouts in his last ten games
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB — 11 hits in his last 30 at-bats (.367), but he still hasn’t hit a homer this year
1B Tyler Austin: 1-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – that’s his 12th homer of the season, four more than anyone in the organization not named Curtis Granderson (he has 13)
DH Gary Sanchez: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 K — ten hits in his last 30 at-bats (.333) with two doubles and two dingers
LF Ben Gamel: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K
RF Kelvin DeLeon & 2B Ali Castillo: both 1-4, 1 R — DeLeon drove in a run … Castillo struck out twice and played again after Angelo Gumbs left yesterday’s game for an unknown reason
C Francisco Arcia: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K
RHP Caleb Cotham: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 8/2 GB/FB — 51 of 65 pitches were strikes (78.5%) … gotta figure he’ll be bumped up to Tampa relatively soon
RHP Pedro Guerra: 1 IP, zeroes, 0/2 GB/FB — threw just five pitches, three strikes
RHP John Brebbia: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 21 of 34 pitches were strikes (61.8%)

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Update: Nunez makes two errors in third Triple-A game
Shut down again; Yanks fall to Jays, Drabek
  • DERP

    Is Marshall a lock to be added to the 40 man after the season?

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

      Absolutely, though he’s probably one of their best pieces of trade bait.

      • Brian S.

        They better not. I like him more than Betances.

        • YankeeGrunt

          It depends on what Marshall’s ceiling is. Betances has a sky-high one. If you’re talking 4-5, 3 as a best-case scenario, and he is reasonably likely to get there it’s still not obvious he’s the better prospect, because if Betances clicks he is that front-end starter that is very difficult to find and cultivate. Back-end starters we actually seem to do a decent job growing.

        • Ted Nelson

          Depends what they can get for him…

          • Dave M

            Probably would just be able to get another injured pitcher or two.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Three.

  • Guest

    So, essentially Mason gets a slight edge over Sanchez because (1) he still has a pretty high cieling, but (2) also a lesser chance to “bust” because he has a more diverse skillset? In other words, Mason has a shot at being a star, but even if he isn’t, his speed/contact skills/glove mean has a pretty decent shot at being at least a solid contributor as a 3rd/4th OF.

    Sanchez, on the other other hand, has a better chance of being a perennial power hitting all-star…but if the hit tool doesn’t play up at the ML level and the athleticism doesn’t lead to improved defense…he won’t bring much to the table.

    Does that cover it?

    • Chip

      Let’s say Mason ends up hitting .280/.330/.390 in the big leagues. That’s like Juan Pierre/Drew Stubbs/Michael Bourn territory. If that’s your worst case scenario, you can’t complain much about that (assuming no drastic injury happens). You’re still talking something like 1.5-3.5 wins with league average defense.

      Sanchez could completely blow if he both stops developing his hitting and can’t remain at catcher. Say he has some power but can’t make solid contact or get on base and has to play first. He’s basically Mitch Moreland then. Maybe Mark Trumbo at best but without the solid defense

      • Ted Nelson

        I don’t think that .280/.330 is Williams’ worst case scenario. I’d say that he could totally bust as well.

    • Ted Nelson

      Sanchez won’t have to hit that much if he can be above average behind the plate, and if he hits he can be mediocre defensively.

      CF isn’t too much different, granted.

      • Brian S.

        If he is mediocre defensively he will be traded. You have to be a good ‘pitch framer’ in this organization.

        • Ted Nelson

          A lot of people would not consider Montero to be mediocre defensively, but bad. One guy getting traded doesn’t mean another guy will, though. A team has to offer something they like more than Sanchez. Very possible that if the Ms don’t offer Pineda the Yankees keep Montero.

        • All Praise Be To Mo

          Like Posada was for 15 years?

  • Billy Madison

    Nuding magazine day! Nuding magazine day!

  • Raza

    At least the starters in the minors had a good day.

  • YankeeGrunt

    Seems like they’re pushing Cito to be more aggressive on the basepaths.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Good to see Marshall on a role though I wish he’d miss some more bats with his reported above average stuff.

    • Nemesis

      I don’t think his stuff is fully back from prior to his TJS.

      Reportedly(twitter)he has been around 91-94.

      Solid but it’s not like he is sitting mid to high 90’s.

      Also if by :above average stuff” you meant his secondary pitches then never mind me.

    • Brian S.

      He’s a groundball guy so he doesn’t need a 8+ K/9 to be effective. I believe he had somewhere around a 60% GB rate last year.

    • http://bloodfarm.tumblr.com mattdamonwayans

      Anyone have a link to a recent scouting report on Marshall?

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    they need to call up Austin, Williams and Sanchez during June/after the all-star break. insane numbers from these bruthas

    • Robinson Tilapia

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      • Tyrone Sharpton

        how is that funny? dick

  • Wayne

    Jose Ramirez has a chance to be a dominant starter. Fastball 92-96 with a great changeup.There is video of him striking out our top minor league hitters sanchez,bichette,gumbs, and mason Williams. Could be in double a by all-star break. This is one guy I would definitely not trade. He is only 22 years old this year. Unless a top young starter comes available keep your chips but I would keep Jose Ramirez and trade betances if that type of starter became available. Betances has control problems just because he’ s tall doesn’t mean he is more likely to dominate. Ramirez is based on what I see with his strikeouts per game and overall performance. I hope this guy Jose Ramirez does not become a 1980′ s trade type situation!

  • Wayne

    Jose Ramirez has a chance to be a dominant starter. Fastball 92-96 with a great changeup.There is video of him striking out our top minor league hitters sanchez,bichette,gumbs, and mason Williams. Could be in double a by all-star break. This is one guy I would definitely not trade. He is only 22 years old this year. Unless a top young starter comes available keep your chips but I would keep Jose Ramirez and trade betances if that type of starter became available. Betances has control problems just because he’ s tall doesn’t mean he is more likely to dominate. Ramirez is based on what I see with his strikeouts per game and overall performance.

  • DJ4K&Monterowasdinero

    When is Campos pitching again?

  • Dicka24

    Right after he rehabs from his eventual TJ surgery.

    :-) Sorry, I had to.