Williams continues hot streak with a homer


Make sure you scroll down for tonight’s game thread. Here are a few notes from the minor league side…

  • OF Dan Brewer has been traded to the Braves. No word on the return but it won’t be anything substantial — maybe a few grand, maybe less. Milwaukee really dropped the ball here, they should have been the first team on the phone.
  • RHP Taylor Morton is done for the season with some kind of shoulder problem. Hopefully it’s nothing too serious and explains the 9/20 K/BB in 23.2 innings this year. Meanwhile, RHP Conor Mullee had some kind of surgery this morning and is also done for the year.
  • RHP Danny Farquhar has been bumped up to Triple-A Empire State, taking the roster spot of the recently released RHP Nelson Figueroa.
  • LHP Josh Romanski has joined Short Season Staten Island as part of his rehab assignment. He hasn’t pitched since mid-April due to a blister(s).
  • Baseball America published a midseason list of the youngest players in each league. The Yankees have the youngest player in the Triple-A International League (LHP Manny Banuelos), High-A Florida State League (C Gary Sanchez), and Rookie Level Gulf Coast League (3B Miguel Andujar). Five of the 17 youngest players in the FSL are Yankees farmhands.

Triple-A Empire State (2-0 win over Charlotte)
CF Chris Dickerson: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB — got picked off first
C Frankie Cervelli: 0-3, 1 K, 1 HBP
2B Corban Joseph: 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB
DH Brandon Laird: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K — eight hits in his last 23 at-bats (.348) with three doubles and a homer
LF Kosuke Fukudome: 1-2, 2 BB — second straight game with a pair of walks, his specialty
RF Cole Garner & SS Ramiro Pena: both 1-4, 1 K
3B Doug Bernier & 1B Matt Antonelli: both 1-3 — Bernier struck out … Antonelli played his second career game at first
LHP Mike O’Connor: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3/3 GB/FB — 38 of 54 pitches were strikes (70%) … picked a runner off first
RHP D.J. Mitchell: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 4/4 GB/FB — 42 of 63 pitches were strikes (64%) … he’ll start five days from now

Double-A Trenton (1-0 win over Reading)
2B Jose Pirela & DH David Adams: both 1-3 — Pirela drew a walk
SS Addison Maruszak: 2-4, 1 K
RF Zoilo Almonte, CF Melky Mesa, 1B Luke Murton & 3B Kevin Mahoney: all 0-3
C J.R. Murphy: 0-2, 1 BB
LF Neil Medchill: 0-2, 1 BB
LF Neil Medchill: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
LHP Shaeffer Hall: 7 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 7/4 GB/FB — 61 of 97 pitches were strikes (63%)
RHP Ryan Pope: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0/2 GB/FB — seven pitches, five strikes
RHP Jon Meloan: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 1/0 GB/FB — ten pitches, seven strikes

High-A Tampa (4-3 loss to Bradenton)
CF Mason Williams: 3-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – eight hits in his last 17 at-bats (.471) with two doubles and a homer
RF Ramon Flores: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 SB
DH Adonis Garcia: 2-5, 2 RBI
LF Slade Heathcott: 0-5, 3 K — threw a runner out at second … stuck in a 5-for-31 slump (.161) with 13 strikeouts
C Gary Sanchez, 1B Kyle Roller & SS Jose Mojica: all 0-4 — Sanchez and Roller both struck out once … Mojica struck out twice and committed a fielding error
3B Zach Wilson: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB
2B Anderson Feliz: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
RHP Shane Greene: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 10/4 GB/FB — 52 of 87 pitches were strikes (60%)
RHP Manny Barreda: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 28 of 43 pitches were strikes (65%)

Low-A Charleston (7-4 loss to Kannapolis)
2B Ali Castillo: 1-2, 2 R, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — 20/17 K/BB in 49 games
SS Cito Culver: 2-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 K — seven hits in his last 19 at-bats (.368) with three doubles
CF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI
C Tyson Blaser: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — 16 hits in his last 37 at-bats (.432)
RF Rob Refsnyder: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K — threw a runner out at the plate
3B Dante Bichette Jr., 1B Rey Nunez & DH Kelvin DeLeon: all 0-4 — DBJ struck out once, DeLeon twice, Nunez thrice
LF Eduardo Sosa: 2-4, 1 SB
RHP Phil Wetherell: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 3/1 GB/B – not sure why he started, weird
RHP Will Oliver: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 WP, 1 HB, 3/1 GB/FB — not sure why he came out of the bullpen, very weird
RHP Mariel Checo: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 HB, 1/1 GB/FB
LHP Fred Lewis: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB

Short Season Staten Island (1-0 loss to Brooklyn in 15 innings)
LF-CF-LF Taylor Dugas: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 BB –11/23 K/BB in 23 games
CF Danny Lopez: 0-1 — left the game after hurting his hand on a bunt attempt
LF Danny Oh: 0-4, 1 K — replaced Lopez … CF Ravel Santana pinch-hit for him late and struck out
DH Saxon Butler: 0-4, 1 BB, 2 K
C Peter O’Brien: 1-6, 3 K
1B Matt Snyder & SS Jose Rosario: both 1-5, 1 BB — Rosario struck out and was thrown out at the plate to end the game
RF Exicardo Cayones & 2B Jamiel Orozco: both 0-6 — Orozco struck out once, Cayones four times
3B Matt Duran: 0-5, 3 K, 1 HBP — stuck in a 6-for-40 slump (.150)
RHP Andrew Benak: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 3/3 GB/FB
LHP Jeremy Bleich: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 4/1 GB/FB – threw 35 pitches and topped out at 89 … first relief appearance of the season and he’ll remain in the bullpen going forward
LHP Josh Romanski: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/1 GB/FB
LHP Dietrich Enns: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2/1 GB/FB
RHP Alex Smith: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2/2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks Game One (5-3 loss to GCL Tigers in seven innings) makeup of yesterday’s rain out
SS Eduardo Nunez: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — played five innings in the field (and didn’t make an error!) … C David Remedios took over for him and was hit by a pitch in his only plate appearance
2B Walt Ibarra: 1-2 – he’s been out since mid-May with a finger injury … played three innings in the field
2B Jerison Lopez: 0-2, 1 K — took over for Ibarra
RF Yeicok Calderon: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB — Yeicokshot!
C Austin Romine: 0-3, 1 K – five innings behind the plate … SS Francisco Rosario took over and singled in his only at-bat
1B Bubba Jones: 0-4, 2 K
DH Ericson Leonora: 1-2, 1 HBP
CF Kelvin Duran: 2-3
3B Miguel Andujar: 0-3
LF Justin James: 1-3, 1 R
RHP Zach Nuding: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 4/4 GB/FB
RHP Gio Gallegos: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 10/1 K/BB in 12 IP with zero runs allowed so far
RHP Adam Smith: 1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks Game Two (1-0 win over GCL Tigers in seven innings)
CF Mikeson Oliberto: 2-4
SS Austin Aune, C Chris Breen & 3B Miguel Andujar: all 1-3 — Breen struck out … Andujar doubles, drove in a run, struck out, and committed a throwing error
DH Yeicok Calderon, RF Ericson Leonora & LF Nathan Mikolas: all 0-3 — Leonora struck out once, Mikolas twice
1B Bubba Jones: 3-3, 1 R, 1 2B — had been in a 4-for-30 slump (.133)
2B Jerison Lopez & SS Francisco Rosario: both 0-1 — Lopez left the game for an unknown reason in the fourth … Rosario got hit by a pitch
RHP Jordan Cote: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 9/3 GB/FB, 1 E (fielding) — 25/4 K/BB in 27.2 IP with only three earned runs allowed (0.98 ERA)
RHP Cesar Vargas: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 WP — 18/5 K/BB in 19.1 IP

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Tremont says:

    Cote to SI to take Morton’s spot?

    • John Y. says:

      I so wish this is true!

    • Brian in NH says:

      definitely rooting for Cote to make the move up soon! We have so few guys come out of NH that make it to the pros in any sport. Chris Carpenter and Matt Bonner were like the last two. Couple hockey players (well duh) are close as well, but I’m not holding out for them.

  2. pat says:

    Up until today I thought Justin Pope was Ryan Pope.

    Also, I’ll be the first to admit I thought Daniel Lopez was going to have a stellar season this year. He needs to go back to Daniel instead of Danny.

    • pat says:

      Also, it is endlessly humorous to me that David Aardsma, Zach Nuding and Jake Cave went to see Dark Knight together tonight and were posting stupid pitures on twitter.Stupid sh*t like that always amuses me because we forget most of the time that these are guys just like us and they like to do dumb stuff like everyone else.

  3. forensic says:

    He hasn’t pitched since mid-April due to a blister(s).

    That must’ve been one big-ass blister.

    The Yankees have the youngest player in the Triple-A International League (LHP Manny Banuelos),

    Should he really count if he’s basically been invisible and almost lost a whole year on his development???

  4. Danny says:

    Cote moving up to SI for Morton would make sense right ? Clearly not challenged in the GCL.

    • John Y. says:

      Agreed. I was really surprised that Cote didn’t start with Staten Island.

      • YankeeGrunt says:

        Cote is a cold-weather kid who had a good deal less experience than the average HS draftee because of it. They’re going to take their time with him. He’s still probably going to build velo, he is far from a finished product.

  5. Carl LaFong says:

    Ok, I get it that Addison Maruszak is more organization guy & Jose Pirela is more prospect, & I know Maruszak is 25 & Pirela is 22, but you look at their #’s & they look like the same guy. I wouldn’t write Maruszak off from making the show somewhere quite yet. Both of these dudes can play.

    • YankeeGrunt says:

      There is a difference between “getting it” at 25 while repeating Trenton and “getting it” at 22 while repeating Trenton. This is also the first time Maruszak has flashed decent numbers since he was in NYP, while Pirela really didn’t struggle until he made it to Trenton (he hit .252 at Tampa, but he stole 30 bases and 13 3Bs so his OPS was just shy of .700). Maruszak’s season may have pushed him from org type into maybe status, but he’s barely a prospect. Pirela is absolutely one.

  6. Rich M says:

    Did Russell Branyan opt out, or is he hurt again? The website says he is still active but he hasn’t played in two weeks.

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