Butler drives in five in Staten Island win

Yankees have inquired about Ty Wigginton
Nix helps Yanks escape West Coast with win

Low-A Charleston manager Carlos Mendoza will manage the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League after the season. Yankees farmhands will play for the same team after spending the last few seasons with the Phoenix Desert Dogs. They rotate the affiliations every few years.

Triple-A Empire State (4-3 loss to Charlotte in 11 innings, walk-off style)
CF Darnell McDonald: 0-5, 1 K
2B Corban Joseph: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — eight homers in 72 games, his previous career-high was six in 129 games
SS Eduardo Nunez: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB — notice the position, he wasn’t playing third despite Alex Rodriguez‘s recent injury
DH Jack Cust, 1B Brandon Laird & C Frankie Cervelli: all 1-5 — Cust drove in a run and struck out three times … Laird scored a run and whiffed four times … Cervelli struck out just once and committed a throwing error
LF Kosuke Fukudome: 1-2, 3 BB
RF Cole Garner: 0-5, 1 K — tied the game with two outs in the top of the ninth when he hit a ground ball and the shortstop made a throwing error
3B Doug Bernier: 1-4, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
RHP John Maine: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 5/3 GB/FB — 60 of 94 pitches were strikes (64%)
RHP Cory Wade: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 8/0 GB/FB — 39 of 56 pitches were strikes (70%) … love that they’re stretching him out like this, the more time he spends on the mound the sooner we’ll find out if he’s fixable
RHP Ryota Igarashi: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GB/FB — nine pitches, seven strikes

Double-A Trenton (4-2 win over Portland)
LF Jose Pirela: 0-5, 2 K
SS Addison Maruszak, 2B David Adams, CF Zoilo Almonte, C J.R. Murphy & RF Rob Segedin: all 1-4 — Adams got picked off first … Almonte hit a solo jack and struck out … Segedin scored and whiffed
1B Luke Murton: 0-4, 2 K
3B Kevin Mahoney: 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB
DH Neil Medchill: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K — second homer in the last three games and four in the last nine
RHP Brett Marshall: 6 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 5/2 GB/FB — 57 of 79 pitches were strikes (72%) … 19/1 K/BB in his last 18.2 IP
RHP Mark Montgomery: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 23 of 29 pitches were strikes (79%) … 69/16 K/BB in 51.1 IP
RHP Kelvin Perez: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 17 of 26 pitches were strikes (65%)

High-A Tampa (4-2 win over Lakeland)
CF Mason Williams: 1-1 — left the game in the third, apparently after diving for a ball in the outfield
CF Jose Toussen: 0-3
DH Adonis Garcia: 0-4, 2 K
LF Ramon Flores: 1-3, 2 R, 1 BB — working on a little seven-game hitting streak, but he has exactly one single in each of the seven games
RF Tyler Austin: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB — back from the mild concussion
1B Kyle Roller: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K
C Gary Sanchez: 1-4, 1 K — threw out a runner trying to steal second
3B Zach Wilson: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
2B Anderson Feliz: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 K — got picked off first
SS Jose Mojica: 2-3, 1 3B, 1 K
RHP Joba Chamberlain: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GB/FB — had a little more on him earlier
RHP Shane Greene: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 7/3 GB/FB
RHP Branden Pinder: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0/3 GB/FB — 21/4 K/BB in his last 19.1 IP

Low-A Charleston (4-1 loss to Rome)
2B Ali Castillo: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS
C Francisco Arcia: 1-4, 1 K
Everyone Else: combined 0-25, 1 RBI, 5 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP
RHP Scottie Allen: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2/6 GB/FB — 45 of 72 pitches were strikes (63%)
RHP John Brebbia: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 25 of 35 pitches were strikes (71%)
RHP Nick Goody: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 1/1 GB/FB — 31 of 47 pitches were strikes (66%), and he picked a runner off second … 26/7 K/BB in 16.1 IP

Short Season Staten Island (8-2 win over Mahoning Valley)
CF Taylor Dugas: 2-4, 2 R, 1 K, 1 HBP — ten hits in his last 33 at-bats (.303)
RF Exicardo Cayones: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 SB — stuck in a 5-for-39 rut (.128)
1B Saxon Butler: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K — that’s a dozen ribbies in the last three games
DH Peter O’Brien: 1-5, 1 K
2B Fu-Lin Kuo: 2-5, 1 K
C Isaias Tejeda: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
SS Jose Rosario: 0-5, 1 K
LF Danny Lopez & 3B Matt Duran: both 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB — Duran drove in a run
RHP Gabe Encinas: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 9/1 GB/FB, 1 E (missed catch — 11/17 K/BB in his last 19 IP
LHP Josh Romanski: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 3/0 GB/FB
LHP James Pazos: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 5/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (8-4 loss to GCL Blue Jays)
CF Mikeson Oliberto: 1-5
SS Walt Ibarra: 1-4, 1 2B — played seven innings in the field before being replaced by SS Francisco Rosario, who made an out in only at-bat
DH Ericson Leonora: 2-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — cooled off after a scorching hot start, but that’s three homers in 29 games
RF Yeicok Calderon: 0-4, 1 R, 2 K
C Chris Breen: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 K — .310/.333/.476 in 13 games and he’s yet to draw a walk (two hit-by-pitches)
LF Nathan Mikolas: 1-1, 3 BB, 1 CS –– seven walks in 17 games, and six of them have comes in the last four games
2B Jerison Lopez & 1B Jorge Alcantara: both 0-3, 1 K — Lopez drove in a run … Alcantara walked
3B Miguel Andujar: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 K
RHP Hayden Sharp: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2/2 GB/FB
RHP Adam Smith: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 2 K
RHP Gio Gallegos: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 Balk, 0/2 GB/FB — 14/1 K/BB in 14 IP coming off Tommy John surgery is very impressive for the 20-year-old … I just wish I could remember he’s a righty and not a lefty
RHP Kelvin Castro: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB
RHP Melvin Mercedes: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GB/FB
RHP Kenedy Agramonte: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GB/FB

Yankees have inquired about Ty Wigginton
Nix helps Yanks escape West Coast with win
  • PhillyMatt

    CF Mason Williams: 1-1 — left the game for an unknown reason in the third

    Is he going somewhere?

    • Knoxvillain

      Probably not. There’s nobody on the market that the Yankees need that are valuable enough to require Williams.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        There’s 30 teams in the MLB right? That means there are at least 150 starters.

        Mason is a top hitting prospect and they all get traded eventually. I’m not saying a trade is imminent but if there’s a pitcher to be had everything’s up for sale.

        • YankeeGrunt

          We need a bat. Our starting pitchers aren’t perfect but they’re giving us a chance to win game in and game out. The possibility of trotting out a lineup with a bottom three of Nix, Martin and Pena should be terrifying, and that’s with a guy whose OBP is a robust .290 leading off.

        • RetroRob

          So you want to trade Williams for just any starter? 133rd-best MLB starter? That would be part of the 150.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            No that’s the exact opposite of what I want. But they are pitchers and it’s Cashman so there’s a good bet he’s looking for a trade.

            • RetroRob

              Okay, got it. I suspect he’s more looking for a non-pitcher right now, but that could certainly change as Williams progresses.

              • http://googlechrome yankeewanabe

                i’d give sd williams for chad hensley

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I get the sentiment but that’s……overvaluing a guy in Single-A quite a bit there.

        • Knoxvillain

          I don’t really think so. I’m not screaming that he’s untouchable. But I wouldn’t trade him for anyone that’s available right now. The hitter’s market isn’t that special I don’t believe.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say we don’t know who truly is available.

            I agree with you, though. I’m not investing in a “For Sale” sign for Mason.

  • YankeeGrunt

    No he apparently hurt himself laying out for a fly ball, hopefully nothing serious.

  • Danny

    I wish they would let starters go deeper with their pitch counts. By all accounts it looks like Marshall was having a nice game, but he got pulled after 79 pitches? Why not let him stretch it out to 100+

    • Laz

      They may be trying to limit his innings, he has already thrown 118 innings. If he gets another 7 starts with 6 innings per, that puts him at 160 innings for the season.

  • Brian S.

    AAA rotation to start next season: Banuelos, Warren, Betances, Marshall, O’Brien?

    • YankeeGrunt

      They seem to like having the flexibility to have a recovering or aging pro in there, don’t be surprised if one or more of the three is gone by ST.

      • YankeeGrunt

        Five. It’s late.

  • Brian S.

    If Corban Joseph was named Will Middlebrooks and played in the Boston organization would he be getting more hype? ~140 wRC+ across two levels as a 23 year old is nothing to sneeze at.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      A 120 wRC+ is nothing to sneeze at either as a 23 year old in the MLB. Say what you want about Red Sox’s overhyped prospects but they know who sucks (Kelly) and how to develop the less hyped ones. (Youk, Pedroia, Ellsbury, Lester and apparently WMB).

      • Brian S.

        Too bad they didn’t know about Lars Anderson. Also WMB was good for like five games when he first came up and has sucked since.

      • JohnnyC

        Pedroia and Lester were 2nd round picks, Ellsbury a 1st round pick. They were plenty hyped by “national” reporters like Gammons. As much if not more than Kelly.

      • YankeeGrunt

        Developing prospects has a lot to do with luck. Even the best organizations are only going to look as good as their luck is. Great pitching prospects get hurt, great hitting prospects fail to progress, it is the cost of doing business. Boston was very lucky in bringing up a handful of All Stars developed more or less contemporaneously and so everyone thought Theo was a genius. The last couple years almost none of their internal options panned out, so Theo became a goat. He was neither. He had a propensity for picking the guys whom BA hyped the most so he got a lot of attention from them, but the org’s approach to prospects was neither genius nor stupid, it was more middle of the road with money.

    • RetroRob

      I’m a CoJo fan and have been for a couple of seasons since I saw him play at Trenton, but he has his issues, one being lack of a clear position. He’s elevated his game this season so I suspect we’ll see more buzz around him going forward now that he’s in AAA.

      • morris

        Isn’t it embarrassing that we don’t have any worthwhile positions players in AAA to fill needs with the big club. We always have to talk trade,etc.

  • Rich M

    What happened to Branyan? He is listed on the active roster but hasn’t played since the 6th.

  • John Y.

    That kid Montgomery is the real deal. 69 Ks in 45.1 innings pitched. My God! lol

    • pat

      Not to mention he’s never given up a HR professionally.

      /probably jinxed it.

      • Ralph

        Reminds me of the time when Robertson came up.

        Kay (or Singleton) mentions that he has never gave up a homer professionally)

        Boom, a homer.

        And after some logic-defying acts he became the DRob we know and love.

        • Ralph

          /might have jinxed it further.

      • http://none Bernard

        They say that Montgomery has a terrific slider. Guidry had a great one too. Just saying…

    • Doug

      Edwar Ramirez had a great K/9 in the minors too. Where is he again?

      • John Y.

        Bagging groceries probably, but Montgomery is a Hell of a lot younger than Edwar at his current age when Edwar was playing. Just pointing out that Montgomery has some serious potential. Edwar was a one hit wonder. Montgomery has been a monster in every season that he has pitched.

        • Jd

          Edwar was fastball change up guy who had great change of velocity but insufficient movement. Montgomery has a major league slider and more than a look fastball.


    Looks like were starting to see that power in COJO’s bat, that some perdictied when he was drafted, and had a few comparisons to Chase Utley.. Obviously, he hasen’t produced that kinda power yet, and probably never will, but its nice to see him hit the ball out alittle more frequently..

    Brett Marshall is having a really fine season..

    • pat

      At the same ages they were both at SWB. Utley SLG’d .461 while Cojo in an abbreviated season has SLG’d .503. CHase had the gaudy HR numbers, but CoJo is right there with him power wise.

    • John Y.

      Really liking Marshall’s season. I knew he would be a decent pitcher, but his numbers have been very impressive.