Williams homers again in Charleston win


RHP Brett Marshall (left leg bursitis) will start on Wednesday, so he only missed one start. No biggie. Meanwhile, OF Mason Williams was named the Low-A South Atlantic League Offensive Player of the Week. Dude hit three homers in four games.

Triple-A Empire State (9-8 loss to Indianapolis)
CF Chris Dickerson: 2-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — so I guess he won’t be taking Dewayne Wise‘s job anytime soon
2B Corban Joseph: 1-2, 2 R, 3 BB — 31 walks and 27 strikeouts in 47 games
LF Ronnie Mustelier: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
DH Jack Cust, C Frankie Cervelli & SS Ramiro Pena: all 0-4 — Cust walked, scored a run, and struck out three times … Cervelli struck out twice, got hit by a pitch, and allowed a passed ball … Pena walked and whiffed twice
1B Russell Branyan: 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K — nine homers in 26 games
3B Brandon Laird & RF Colin Curtis: both 1-5, 2 K — Laird scored a run and drove one in … Curtis doubled and drove in a pair
RHP Dellin Betances: 3 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 2 WP, 1 HB, 0/4 GB/FB — 39 of 78 pitches were strikes (50%) … he was outpitched by Daniel Cabrera, which is probably a bad omen considering that he’s been compared to him quite often
LHP Mike O’Connor: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 34 of 51 pitches were strikes (66.7%)
LHP Justin Thomas: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 20 of 32 pitches were strikes (62.5%)

Double-A Trenton (7-1 win over Portland)
2B Jose Pirela: 0-5, 2 K
DH David Adams: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K
RF Zoilo Almonte: 1-4, 2 R, 1 K
CF Melky Mesa: 1-4, 2 K
1B Luke Murton: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI — very quietly has 13 homers, fourth most in the organization behind Cust (16), Cody Johnson (16), and Tyler Austin (14)
LF Damon Sublett: 0-1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB
C Jose Gil: 1-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 PB
3B Addison Maruszak: 2-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP — 12 hits in his last 30 at-bats (.400)
SS Yadil Mujica: 0-4, 2 K
LHP Vidal Nuno: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 6/4 GB/FB — 66 of 94 pitches were strikes (70.2 IP) … 1.53 ERA with a 5.7 K/BB in 129.2 IP since signing last year … he’s going to be 25 next month, but the Yankees may have found something here and we all know they could use some more lefties
RHP Ricky Orta: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 21 of 32 pitches were strikes (65.6%)

High-A Tampa (9-3 win over Fort Myers) they were supposed to play a doubleheader today because of yesterday’s rain out, but they rescheduled it for tomorrow
CF Ramon Flores: 3-5, 1 R — threw a runner out at second … 11 hits in his last 17 at-bats (.647)
C J.R. Murphy: 1-5, 1 R, 2 K
DH Slade Heathcott: 1-5, 1 RBI, 1 K — first game here in almost exactly a year (June 29th was his final game last season)
RF Rob Segedin: 2-4, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RIB, 1 BB, 1 K — 15 hits in his last 37 at-bats (.405)
1B Kyle Roller: 1-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K — he’s driven in 11 runs in his last six games
LF Neil Medchill: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI
3B Zach Wilson: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
SS Jose Mojica: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
2B Hector Rabago: 0-3, 1 HBP
RHP David Phelps: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4/1 GB/FB — went two innings last time, so he was probably scheduled for something like 50-60 pitches tonight
RHP Manny Barreda: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB
LHP Nik Turley: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4/2 GB/FB — not sure what the relief appearance is all about, though the schedule has been wonky of late with the All-Star break and all the rain outs

Low-A Charleston (3-2 win over Savannah)
CF Mason Williams: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — led off the game with a homer, his third straight with a dinger and fourth in five games
2B Angelo Gumbs: 1-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 SB — right back at second after one game at short
RF Tyler Austin, LF Ben Gamel, 1B Rey Nunez & SS Ali Castillo: all 0-3 — Austin walked, whiffed, and got hit by a pitch … Nunez and Castillo each struck out once
C Gary Sanchez: 1-2, 2 RBI, 2 PB
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 2-3, 1 E (fielding) — he’s been alternating two-hit and one-hit games for about a week now
RF Kelvin DeLeon: 1-3 — got picked off first
LHP Matt Bashore: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 8/1 GB/FB — 44 of 79 pitches were strikes (55.7%)
RHP Joel DeLaCruz: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 14 of 26 pitches were strikes (53.8%)
RHP Phil Wetherell: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 1/2 GB/FB — 34 of 52 pitches were strikes (65.4%)

Short Season Staten Island (7-2 win over Aberdeen)
RF Danny Oh: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — threw a runner out at second
SS Jose Rosario: 0-4, 2 K, 1 HBP
DH Saxon Butler: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — nine hits in his last 17 at-bats (.529) with five doubles and a homer
1B Matt Snyder: 0-2, 3 BB, 1 K — got picked off second … still does have a hit since Opening Day
CF Ravel Santana: 1-3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 E (fielding) — left last night’s game after getting hit by a pitch, but he’s obviously fine
C Jackson Valera: 2-5, 2 R
2B Jamiel Orozco: 0-1, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
3B Fu-Lin Kuo: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI — every day, an extra-base hit
LF Danny Lopez: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP
LHP Evan Rutckyj: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 10/5 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) — threw 94 pitches and sat 89-91
RHP Stefan Lopez: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1/0 GB/FB
RHP Conor Mullee: 1 IP, zeroes, 1/1 GB/FB
RHP Charles Basford: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks were rained out thanks to Tropical Storm Debby. They’re going to try for two tomorrow.

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. DERP says:

    I’m sure Betances against Daniel Cabrera was a real pitcher’s duel. Two guys with impeccable command

  2. Larch says:

    Jose Quintana vs. Vidal Nuno: Anyone know anything about Nuno’s stuff? Mike posted on Quintana recently.

    • j says:

      Average stuff all around, no knockout pitches, but plays up cause of command. I could see him at a role in the majors.

  3. vicki says:

    but, but, but mason will never hit for power.

  4. DERP says:

    It seems like 52 pitches is a lot for a non-long reliever.

  5. Betances' Command says:

    Betances, once again had a horrible night. I think the Yankees brass should consider Betances a future big-league reliever. He’d be devastating and yes, wild. But seriously, enough is enough. He’s had years to fix this issue and it seems only to get worse with each passing start.

    Also, I read this on Bleacher Report. It made me sick to my stomach. I don’t feel like we should sell the farm for this guy. I guess you can say I have an emotional attachment to homegrown players. (i.e. Jeter, Cano, MONTERO, MONTERO, MONTERO!)


    • Voice of Reason says:

      Betances’ performance this year is not reflective of a failure to fix something that’s always been there. He’d always been pretty wild, but some pitchers are wild, whatever. This is a different animal entirely, and well beyond anything he’d shown in the past.

    • Smart Guy says:

      not only are bleacher report articles stupid but that package sucks if i were the rockies i could totally get something better than that.

      he also suggest that phil hughes would be great for colorado, he is a moron! hughes cant pitch well at home with us he will do far worse in colorado

    • Josh says:

      Why were you on Bleacher Report???

    • Fin says:

      LOL, dont know how that made you sick to your stomach. That would be an absolute steal for the Yankees. Colorado would never do it. J.R. Murphy most likely has no future with the Yankees, the Yankees have better options than Adams for their future second basemen, Hughes is a FA after next year and the Yankees still dont know what they have in him. Williams is the only player they would miss, and the odds are he will never be as good as Cargo.

      • sam says:

        you are wrong JR murphy will be a veritable force in the big leagues, has known every single fundamental of hitting from a young age as he has been trained by the best of the best (ken boleck) since he was 5. u will be wrong and u will remember saying he will not be good

        • Fin says:

          LOL Sam. I never ment to imply he wont be great. Most likely he will just never get the oportunity to be great with the Yankees. Romaine and Sanchez stand in his way, not to mention some FA the Yankees are going to have to sign to take the place of the corpse knows as Martin.

  6. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Betances seems to have been infected by whatever Brackman had last year.

    • viridiana says:

      Yeah, both victims of excessive meddling with their mechaniss. let him go back to what he was — a guy who walks four or five per nine innings but gives up three hits asnd K’s 8.

  7. YankeeGrunt says:

    We’ll see if Saxon Butler is Tyler Austin with a first baseman’s mitt or Neil Medchill, smart money is probably on Medchill

  8. Mitch J says:

    If Cargo wasn’t signed to a super big contract a big trade would make sense, however because he is it makes no sense to deal prospects and pay what he is owed. As well the Rockies most likely would ask for Banuelos, Sanchez or Williams and prob Nova or Warren/Mitchell

  9. The Moral Majority is Neither says:

    CarGo for M.Williams, Hughes, Warren, Adams and Murphy?

    That guy is a clown for thinking the Rockies would take that deal.

    • Mitch J says:

      Yeah, the Rockies would ask for 2 of our top 3 prospects PLUS another good prospect. Hughes also would make no sense for them since he is a FA in a year and a FB pitcher.

    • viridiana says:

      THe Rockies might laugh. But the’d do well to take a deal that nets them three or four solid and cheap big leaguers.

      • Fin says:

        Who are the solid 3 or 4 big leaguers in that trade? Warren is far from a sure thing/solid big leaguer. Williams is in low A ball. Murphy is strugling in high A ball. Hughes in Coors field sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. Adams might be the closest thing and hes coming off 2 years of injury.

        It seems to me to get Cargo, the Yankees would have to go Williams, Sanchez, Campos, and then throw in a Warren, Adams just to be competitive. Getting a player with his abilitiy, at his age under a reasonable long term contract is going to cost a shit ton of minor league talent. All the minor league talent the Yankees have is low A ball, so it will probably cost them even more, since they are so far away and so much can go wrong.

        I think Cargo would thrive in YS3 and would be all for them emptying the low A roster to get him. He wont be 27 until the season is over and is signed through 2017. I would give up Manban, Williams or Austin plus whatever other top prospect they want for him. Manban is injury prone and the rest of the guys are so far away that its a dice roll on thier futures.

        I live in Colorado and Cargo is the real deal. I was against the Yankees getting Ubaldo and argued with Mike about it. I would be all for this one.

  10. Gonzo says:

    Anyone else think of this when you sew Rob Segedin’s line?


  11. Howard Cosell says:

    So has Dante Bichette turned into a singles hitter or should I ask has he always been a singles hitter?


    • YanksFanInBeantown says:

      Scouts say he has plus power, it just hasn’t translated yet, which is fine considering how young he is for the level

      • YankeesJunkie says:

        I am truly loving how much crow I have eaten thus far with Dante…worse things have happen as a Yankee fan before. I do like Evan a little more in the long run just because he is such a raw lefty just in terms of potential.

    • pat says:

      Yup, less than a full season into his minor league career he has morphed into a singles hitter.

    • Angelo says:

      He’s 19 in Low-A ball. I wouldn’t worry at all. He’s young for the level.

    • Bo Knows says:

      He has a ton of raw power that is at the BP power stage and hasn’t translated yet into game time power.

      In 2010 and 2009 he competed in homerun derby challenges and finished 2nd and 4th place respectively, you can find his highlights from both years on youtube (these were major league parks he was hitting them out of)

    • Fin says:

      Essh, people answered you.

  12. Rick in Philly says:

    re: Turley. He might have been bumped from his start because of Phelps, and then pitched in relief to get the innings in and to stay on schedule.

  13. coolerking101 says:

    I’m surprised the Yanks haven’t send Betances down to the yanks facility in Tampa for some 1 on 1 instruction. Obviously whatever they’re doing in AAA is not helping him.

    • DickM says:

      Maybe he’s had too much 1 on 1 instruction already. It’s curious how a guy could smoke AA hitters and then lose it completely. Either he’s hurt or they’ve messed with him. Regardless, I think it’s fair to question the player development folks on this one. He has regressed big time.

  14. Pounder says:

    How does Mustelier get 2 RBI’s if his team gets shutout 9-0?

  15. Pounder says:

    How does Mustelier get 2 RBI’s if his team gets shutout 9-0?
    …..and R Branyan gets 3?

    • BigGuy says:

      The score was 9-8. I watched the first half of that game. Once again Betances gets the side in order 1 inning, and blows up in the 2nd. 3 walks, 3 singles, HBP, a double, 2 wild pitches–with the bases loaded, for 6 runs in the inning, and 1 more run in the 3rd.

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