May
23

Three games, three losses in the minors

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Baseball America put together a quick study on pitchers drafted out of high school that suggests more work in the minors is better, not less. It’s an incomplete study because they’re separating injury from performance and that’s not the case (one affects the other), so don’t take it to heart. I would like to see the Yankees extend their young arms a little further, however.

Double-A Trenton (4-2 loss to Akron)
CF Shane Brown, DH Corban Joseph, 1B Luke Murton, 3B Addison Maruszak & SS Yadil Mujica: all 1-4 — Brown struck out and got hit by a pitch … Maruszak doubled and struck out twice … Mujica and Murton each struck out
2B David Adams & LF Cody Johnson: both 1-4, 1 R — Johnson hit a solo homer and struck out
RF Kevin Mahoney: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing) — first career start in the outfield, and he threw a runner out at the plate
C Jose Gil: 0-4, 1 K
RHP Mikey O’Brien: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 7/5 GB/FB — 59 of 95 pitches were strikes (62.1%)
RHP Ryan Pope: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 21 of 35 pitches were strikes (60%)
RHP Michael Dubee: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GB/FB – ten of 19 pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa (5-4 loss to Palm Beach)
LF Ramon Flores: 3-5, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 K — 17 hits in his last 41 at-bats (.415)
2B Kelvin Castro & 1B Kyle Roller: both 1-4 — Castro struck out … Roller hit a solo homer
RF Rob Segedin: 3-5, 1 RBI, 1 K — hit streak is up to 13 games
DH Neil Medchill: 1-5, 1 RBI, 4 K – 39 strikeouts in 33 games
C Kyle Higashioka: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
CF Eduardo Sosa: 2-4 — threw a runner out at the plate
3B Garrison Lassiter: 0-3, 1 K — pinch-hitter Tyson Blaser struck out late, then Jose Toussen took his place in the field
SS Mojica Mojica: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K
LHP Kramer Sneed: 3 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GB/FB
LHP Evan DeLuca: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 1 K, 0/4 GB/FB — egads
LHP Matt Bashore: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GB/FB
RHP Tommy Kahnle: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 Balk, 1/2 GB/FB — the walk was intentional

Low-A Charleston (6-3 loss to Savannah)
CF Mason Williams: 0-1, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP — also sac bunted which I hope was just a busted bunt-for-hit attempt
SS Cito Culver: 1-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — 12 walks and 11 strikeouts this month
3B Dante Bichette Jr. & RF Tyler Austin: both 1-4, 2 K — DBJ committed a pair of throwing errors … Austin drove in a run
DH Gary Sanchez: 1-3, 1 K, 1 HBP
LF Ben Gamel, 1B Casey Stevenson & C Francisco Arcia: all 1-4 — Gamel drove in two … Stevenson struck out … Arcia scored a run
2B Angelo Gumbs: 0-4, 2 K
RHP Scottie Allen: 4 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 4/3 GB/FB — so much for that recent run of solid starts
LHP Dan Mahoney: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/2 GB/FB
RHP Phil Wetherell: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB
RHP Mariel Checo: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Triple-A Empire State had a scheduled day off.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Gonzo

    Evan DeLuca… I was so excited when the Yankees signed him at the deadline.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    My bags are packed. I’m headed to Charleston tomorrow. Will be at the next 7 River Dog games (4 in Charleston, 3 in Asheville.) Glad all the big names are still there and healthy. May want to move to Asheville…awesome town.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    If the Yankees have remedial pitchng control classes, at least Betances will have some company.

  • Danny

    Good God Evan DeLuca …. Wow

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’m amazed he only gave up one run with that line.

      • Chip

        It’s one outing, it’s not like he’s Betances and this is a three year long deal

  • Avi

    When is Ravel Santana going to start his season?

    • JohnC

      Santana will be at S.I. this season

  • Wayne

    Has anyone seen zach Mcallister from last night. Can’t believe we gave him up for Austin kearns. He could easily have been our #3 starter behind sabathia and Kuroda. Just 24 years old and pitched great against prince fielder Miguel Cabrera and rest of tigers lineup.

  • JW

    Does anybody know when and where DePaula is going to start? Staten Island?

  • TomH

    What’s up with Mason W.? I just noticed that falling B.A.