Jul
16

Dickerson, Pena & Cust led the way in AAA win

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Notes? Notes!…

  • First round pick RHP Ty Hensley confirmed (on Twitter) that he will make his professional debut with the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Yankees one week from today. Obviously whatever “abnormality” they found in his shoulder during the pre-signing physical isn’t serious enough to keep him off the mound.
  • Apparently scouts are raving about RHP Jose Ramirez and OF Ramon Flores, at least according to Danny Knobler. “He’s 10 times better than Mason Williams,” said the scout of Flores, which is rather ridiculous. We heard Ramirez was throwing gas during his last start.
  • Three Yankees — C Gary Sanchez (#29), OF Mason Williams (#32), and OF Tyler Austin (#45) — cracked Marc Hulet’s midseason top 50 prospects list over at FanGraphs. Those rankings are consistent with Baseball America’s and Keith Law’s midseason lists.
  • OF Ronnie Mustelier has been placed on the DL after leaving yesterday’s game following a ground ball. The recently signed OF Kosuke Fukudome took his roster spot. RHP Ryan Flannery has been placed on the DL while RHP Mikey O’Brien was activated. [Donnie Collins & Mike Ashmore]
  • And finally, RHP Jose Ramirez and OF Ramon Flores were named the High-A Florida State League Pitcher and Offensive Player of the Week, respectively. 1B Matt Snyder took home Short Season NY-Penn League Offensive Player honors.

Triple-A Empire State (14-2 win over Charlotte)
CF Chris Dickerson: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 BB, 1 K — pretty awesome
3B Kevin Russo: 2-4, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 SB
2B Corban Joseph: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — had been in a little 4-for-21 slump (.190)
DH Jack Cust: 3-5, 4 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K — that’s his 20th homer
1B Brandon Laird: 1-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — maybe he’s finally catching up to Triple-A pitching after 800+ plate appearances at the level
RF Kosuke Fukudome: 3-5, 1 RBI, 2 K — debut after signing a minor league contract last Friday
LF Cole Garner: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
C Gus Molina: 0-5, 1 K — I wonder where Frankie Cervelli has been, it’s been a few days
SS Ramiro Pena: 4-5, 1 R — boost that trade value Ramiro
RHP Ramon Ortiz: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 5/5 GB/FB — 52 of 79 pitches were strikes (66%)
RHP Preston Claiborne: 1 IP, zeroes, 2/1 GB/FB – eleven pitches, eight strikes
LHP Mike O’Connor: 1 IP, zeroes, 1/1 GB/FB – ten pitches, eight strikes
RHP Manny Delcarmen: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 14 of 22 pitches were strikes (64%)

Double-A Trenton (6-5 win over Binghamton)
2B Jose Pirela: 2-3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 BB
DH Kevin Mahoney: 0-5, 1 K
SS Addison Maruszak & RF Zoilo Almonte: both 2-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI — Maruszak struck out twice while Almonte scored a second run
CF Melky Mesa: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI
1B Luke Murton: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K
C J.R. Murphy: 2-3, 1 RBI
3B Rob Segedin: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
LF Neil Medchill: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
RHP Mikey O’Brien: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 5/4 GB/FB — 53 of 79 pitches were strikes (67%)
RHP Graham Stoneburner: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 3/0 GB/FB — 28 of 46 pitches were strikes (61%)
RHP Danny Farquhar: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K — as of this writing, the box score is wrong and says Stoneburner threw five innings in relief

High-A Tampa Game One (1-0 win over Jupiter in seven innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
CF Mason Williams: 1-3
2B Anderson Feliz: 1-1, 1 BB
Everyone Else: combined 0-15, 1 R, 1 RBI, 5 K, 1 HBP — LF Ramon Flores drove in 3B Zach Wilson with a ground ball for the game’s only run after Wilson got hit by a pitch
LHP Matt Tracy: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 12/1 GB/FB — the ground balls are great, but 14/16 K/BB in his last four starts (20.1 IP)
RHP Mark Montgomery: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/1 GB/FB – 61 K in 40.1 IP

High-A Tampa Game Two (1-0 win over Jupiter in seven innings)
CF Mason Williams: 1-1, 1 CS — left the game for an unknown reason in the third
3B Zach Wilson: 0-2, 1 K — replaced Williams
DH Ramon Flores: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B
RF Adonis Garcia: 0-3, 2 K
1B Kyle Roller & C Kyle Higashioka: both 1-2, 1 K — Roller doubled and drove in the only run of the game
2B Anderson Feliz, 3B-LF Hector Rabago, SS Jose Mojica, LF-CF-SS Jose Toussen: all 0-2, 1 K
CF Slade Heathcott: 0-0 — Toussen left the game after striking out in the fifth, so Slade played the outfield for the first time this year … he did not have to make a play in his two innings of work
LHP Aaron Dott: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 4/0 GB/FB — can’t ask for a better spot start
RHP Manny Barreda: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1/0 GB/FB
RHP Branden Pinder: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 3/0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (3-2 loss to Greenville)
2B Ali Castillo & LF Eduardo Sosa: both 1-4, 1 R, 1 2 2B — Sosa threw a runner out at third
SS Cito Culver & CF Ben Gamel: both 1-4 — Culver struck out … Gamel plated a run
DH Tyson Blaser: 2-4, 1 2B
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-4
1B Rey Nunez & C Francisco Arcia: both 0-3 — Nunez struck out twice, Arcia once
RF Kelvin DeLeon: 0-2 — left the game for an unknown reason in the seventh … Cody Grice replaced him and singled in a run in his only at-bat before stealing a base
LHP Matt Bashore: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 7/3 GB/FB — 50 of 84 pitches were strikes (60%)
RHP Joel DeLaCruz: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 Balk, 3/0 GB/FB — 18 of 29 pitches were strikes (62%)
RHP Nick Goody: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K — 26 of 35 pitches were strikes (74%)

Short Season Staten Island (11-5 loss to Lowell)
SS Claudio Custodio: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
RF Exicardo Cayones & DH Saxon Butler: both 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 K — Cayones hit a solo shot … Butler drove in two
C Peter O’Brien: 0-4, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (throwing)
1B Matt Snyder: 3-5, 1 R, 2 2B — 19 hits in his last 38 at-bats
CF Ravel Santana: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K — nine hits in his last 24 at-bats (.375)
1B Jose Rosario: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS, 2 E (fielding, throwing)
LF Danny Lopez & 3B Matt Duran: both 1-4, 1 R — Duran struck out twice
LHP Evan Rutckyj: 2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 4/0 GB/FB
RHP Charles Basford: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GB/FB
LHP Dietrich Enns: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4/0 GB/FB
RHP Alex Smith: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB
LHP James Pazos: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (7-4 win over GCL Phillies)
DH Mikeson Oliberto: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
SS Austin Aune: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — eight hits in his last 18 at-bats (.444)
C Austin Romine: 1-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing) — played three innings in the field and was replaced by Chris Breen, who did not reach base in two at-bats
RF Yeicok Calderon: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — first Yeicokshot of the season
LF Ericson Leonora: 1-4, 1 2B
1B Bubba Jones: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 K
3B Miguel Andujar: 0-3, 1 BB
CF Kelvin Duran: 1-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
2B Jerison Lopez: 3-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI — seven hits in his last 16 at-bats (.438)
RHP Chaz Hebert: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4/2 GB/FB – that’s the first run he’s allowed as a pro (11.1 IP)
RHP Luis Niebla: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 6/7 GB/FB
RHP Edison Mejia: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Danny

    What the hell kind of scouts is Knobler taking too ?

    • RetroRob

      I don’t know, but hopefully they’re smart ones.

      Ten times better than Williams is crazy and is probably coming from a scout who is maybe not quite as sold on Williams as others, while also thinking Flores is under recogzined. I like Flores. He could be the best pure hitter in the system. If he develops some power he could rise up the rankings.

      • Ted Nelson

        Yeah, 10x is hyperbole, but ultimately all the athletic tools don’t mean much if you can’t hit. I think Williams can, but I suppose this scout doesn’t. Flores can hit, which can carry him. Especially if he’s a CF long-term.

        I love the Flores type prospects. The top Williams type prospects are the meat of the system, but a Flores or two comes through (a la Nova)… And that’s a huge boost.

    • Murderers’ Row Boat

      Flores is batting .301/.365/.414 which is currently better than Williams. Maybe something has clicked with Flores.

  • http://yankees.com sam

    J.R. Murphy… that is all

  • RetroRob

    Who knows what “abnormality” means. Hopefully it’s something Hensely’s had all his life and means nothing.

    How long before Romine gets moved up to AAA? August?

    • http://www.retire21.org first name only male – Retire 21
      • RetroRob

        Thanks. I did see that originally. Still does say anything. : -)

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Right. Throwing a baseball is an abnormal action. Maybe he is a freak of nature, has an “evolved” shoulder that can handle the abnormal action of throwing a baseball better.

      • Gonzo

        He’s the next pitching mutation after R.A. Dickey.

    • http://www.retire21.org first name only male – Retire 21

      Totally misread you’re first statement. Sorry about that.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    It’s obvious that Frankie Cervelli, Mason Williams and Kelvin De Leon are being traded for Justin Upton. Duh.

  • Brian S.

    Jose Pirela is a boss

  • Danny

    Weirdest thing of that Knobler article is the fact that he compared Flores to CarGo, Anyone else find that weird ?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/AngeloInNY Angelo

      Extremely weird. It’s probably a bad comparison. CarGo is awesome.

      • Ted Nelson

        A. CarGo is awesome in the best hitter’s park of all time (still).

        B. Flores is a damn good hitting prospect. These BS comparisons tend to be best case.

        • NYCSPORTZFAN

          Flores certainly is a really good hitting prospect, whos hit doble digit hr’s all ready, and has room to add more strength.. Ur right on about CarGo being best case scenario, but to anyone who dosen’t realize how good a hitting prospect Flores is, better recognize..lol I remember asking mike about this guy when he was in the GCL,and he was all ready saying hes a real deal prospect.. The kid can ball..

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo (formerly StanfordBen)

    Yeicock shot!

  • kevin w.

    With this and the Betances thing que the Betances/Flores for Upton suggestions

  • Ross

    Switch the prospect watch to Saxon Butler!
    … just sayin …

  • Sean in LA

    High A Tampa scores 2 total runs in a doubleheader and wins both games. Not bad.

  • NYCSPORTZFAN

    Cayones is actually worth following after all.. Maybe we actually got something back for AJ?

    Nick Goody with 5k in 2inn of work.. I likey so far…

  • your mom

    Okay well, let’s trade Ramon Flores and Jose Ramirez for CarGo straight up.

  • loudog27

    Doe anyone have a report on Delcarmen? If he is throwing well why do we have to watch Qualls?

  • Matt s

    I’m sure this has been asked many times before, but why did we sign Darnell McDonald when we have Dickerson in aaa?