Sanchez mashes, Mitchell mashed in Low-A loss

2012 Draft: Baseball America's Mock Draft v3.0
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Got some notes to pass along…

  • RHP Mark Montgomery, OF Rob Segedin, and C J.R. Murphy will represent the Tampa Yankees in the High-A All-Star Game. The Murphy selection is quite sketchy, but they tend to lean towards prospects with these things anyway. Montgomery and Segedin are well-deserving.
  • OF Tyler Austin ranked ninth in this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. His .545/.667/.818 performance last week was probably like, his fourth best week of the season.
  • 2B Corban Joseph has been promoted from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Empire State. This was long overdue, he’s been suiting up for the Thunder since the middle of 2010. Cole Garner was placed on the DL with a hand injury in a corresponding move.

Triple-A Empire State Game One (4-3 loss to Norfolk in seven innings, walk-off style) makeup of an April 21st rain out
CF Kevin Russo: 1-4, 1 R
2B Corban Joseph: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — celebrated his promotion to Triple-A by homering in his first plate appearances
1B Steve Pearce: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 K
DH Jack Cust: 0-4, 1 K
LF Ronnie Mustelier: 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP — first multi-hit game of his seven-game hit streak
C Frankie Cervelli & 3B Brandon Laird: both 0-3 – Laird struck out twice
RF Colin Curtis & SS Ramiro Pena: both 2-3 — Pena drove in a run and got picked off first
RHP Ramon Ortiz: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 9/3 GB/FB — 55 of 85 pitches were strikes (64.7%) … worst start in about three weeks
RHP Manny Delcarmen: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K — 12 of his 22 pitches were strikes (54.5%)

Low-A Charleston (13-3 loss to Greenville) no Mason Williams again, he hasn’t played since getting hit by a pitch on Wednesday
2B Angelo Gumbs, C Francisco Arcia & CF Ali Castillo: all 0-4 — Arcia struck out twice, Castillo thrice … Arcia also allowed a passed ball
SS Cito Culver: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
RF Tyler Austin: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB — he’s drawn a walk in seven straight now and is probably starting to get the Bonds treatment, no one’s throwing anything close to the zone when he’s up
DH Gary Sanchez: 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB — eight hits in his last 17 at-bats (47.1%) with three doubles and three homers
1B Rey Nunez: 1-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB
LF Kelvin DeLeon: 0-3, 1 K
RHP Bryan Mitchell: 1 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — yuck
LHP Fred Lewis: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1/1 GB/FB
RHP Mariel Checo: 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 1/0 GB/FB
RHP Pedro Guerra: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3/1 GB/FB
RHP John Brebbia: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/0 GB/FB

Triple-A Empire State Game Two was postponed due to rain. They already have a doubleheader scheduled for Sunday, so if they make this one up tomorrow it’ll be four games in 48 hours.

Double-A Trenton‘s games was suspended due to rain in the middle of the eighth inning. I assume they’re going to finish it off tomorrow. Here’s the box score, I’ll update the stats then.

High-A Tampa was rained out. They’re going to play a doubleheader tomorrow.

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2012 Draft: Baseball America's Mock Draft v3.0
Granderson & A-Rod slam Tigers in win
  • Smart Guy

    Johan santana

    • Robinson Tilapia

      No-hitter for Johan after shoulder surgery = Perfect game for Pineda in 2013. You heard it here first.

      • Gonzo

        Whatever, perfect year. Top that.

  • Mr. Pink

    Anyone think Gary Sanchez strikeout rate is a problem?

    • Bo Knows

      Yes and no

      He works the counts a lot, and draws his share of walks, that contributes to his strikeouts, he also has some excess movement in his mechanics that keeps him from seeing the ball as well he can.

      • Voice of Reason

        ain’t doing much walking this year

        Still, the strikeouts are a problem in as much as fewer of them would be better, but that’s obvious. As an 18 and 19 year old catcher putting up good numbers in the Sally there isn’t a lot of room to complain until and unless they jump up at higher levels.

        • YankeeGrunt

          Having a guy wish 13 HRs in front of you probably spares you the Barry Bonds treatment, at least until this recent tear goes on a few more games.

    • Gonzo

      I heard you getting caught by the cops outside the warehouse.

  • D23

    Sanchez is almost at same total number of games that Montero spent at Charleston in 2008 where Montero hit,.320 17 HRs 80+ Rbis. Sanchez has similar numbers in his 2 seasons at Charleston with more HRs and Ks. Look for him to be promoted soon.

  • bpdelia

    Gotta like that sanchez had 42 passed balls in his first 90 pro games and 4 through 30 plus this year. Real progress there and the sb pct is decent enough all considered. Sanchez DOES look like he can stick at catcher. Once he gets promoted he will keep hitting and is gonna rocket up the rankings. Nice bounce back year from a season that was actually pretty damn good in retrospect

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    Free Sanchez!