Aug
09

Austin & Sanchez homer in Tampa win

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The Yankees have signed 24-year-old RHP Zach Woods out of an independent league. He has decent numbers this year to go along with a four-pitch mix and a fastball that reportedly touches 94. This is the time of year when clubs will reel in some indy ballers and hope one of them provides some useful of big league innings down the line. Most don’t.

Triple-A Empire State (5-2 loss to Rochester)
CF Chris Dickerson: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K — 14 hits in his last 32 at-bats (.438) with three doubles and two homers
2B Corban Joseph: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — he’s been slumping pretty hard of late, good to see him get off the schneid a bit
SS Eduardo Nunez & LF Ronnie Mustelier: both 1-4 — Nunez struck out once, Mustelier twice
C Austin Romine & CF Melky Mesa: both 0-3 — Romine struck out once, Mesa twice
1B Kosuke Fukudome: 1-4, 1 K
RF Darnell McDonald: 1-3, 1 BB
3B Ramiro Pena: 0-4
RHP John Maine: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 7/3 GB/FB — 72 of 102 pitches were strikes (71%)
RHP Chase Whitley: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — ten pitches, seven strikes
LHP Lee Hyde: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB — only eight of 18 pitches were strikes (44%)
RHP Manny Delcarmen: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB — ten of 14 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (4-1 loss to Reading) following the game, RHP Kelvin Perez was promoted to Triple-A
DH David Adams & RF Zoilo Almonte: both 1-4 – Adams drove in their only run … Almonte doubled and threw a runner out at third
Everyone Else: combined 0-21, 1 R, 3 BB, 8 K — CF Abe Almonte drew two of those walks
RHP Mikey O’Brien: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 7/6 GB/FB — 63 of 101 pitches were strikes (62%)
LHP Francisco Rondon: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 30 of 48 pitches were strikes (63%)

High-A Tampa (12-0 win over Clearwater)
LF Ramon Flores: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 CS
CF Slade Heathcott: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SB – the power numbers are very good, but he’s also 15-for-18 in stole base attempts
RF Tyler Austin: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — first homer at this level
1B Kyle Roller: 2-4, 2 R, 2 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — the best part? both triples came in the same inning
C Gary Sanchez: 3-5, 3 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI — it’s been an adjustment since the promotion, so hopefully this gets him going
3B Zach Wilson: 3-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
DH Kelvin DeLeon: 0-5, 2 K
SS Yadil Mujica: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
2B Jose Toussen: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 CS
RHP Zach Nuding: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2/8 GB/FB — I’d say the shoulder isn’t fatigued anymore
RHP Tommy Kahnle: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2/1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (4-3 win over Hagerstown)
2B Ali Castillo: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 CS — nine hits in his last 20 at-bats (.450)
SS Cito Culver: 1-1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB
CF Ben Gamel & C Francisco Arcia: both 0-3, 1 K — Gamel drove in a run … Arcia drew a walk
RF Rob Refsnyder: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
1B Saxon Butler: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K — dude has done nothing but mash since signing
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 2B
DH Rey Nunez: 0-4, 3 K — two hits in his last 13 at-bats (.154) with seven strikeouts
LF Eduardo Sosa: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
RHP Corey Black: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 10/2 GB/FB — 51 of 78 pitches were strikes (65%) … nice full season league debut for this year’s fourth rounder
LHP Fred Lewis: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 15 of 24 pitches were strikes (63%)
RHP Nick Goody: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB — eight of 12 pitches were strikes

Short Season Staten Island (6-5 loss to Connecticut)
LF Taylor Dugas: 1-3, 2 BB — 21/33 K/BB in 39 games
SS Claudio Custodio, DH Peter O’Brien & RF Danny Lopez: all 0-4 — Custodio walked, stole a base, scored a run, struck out twice, and committed a throwing error … O’Brien scored and whiffed … Lopez struck out
1B Matt Snyder: 1-4
CF Ravel Santana: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (throwing)
3B Matt Duran: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
2B Jose Rosario: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
C Isaias Tejeda: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
RHP Alex Smith: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2/3 GB/FB
RHP Stefan Lopez: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3/2 GB/FB
LHP Dietrich Enns: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GB/FB
LHP Evan DeLuca: 2 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 1 HB, 3/1 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) — and the control problems continue

Rookie GCL Yanks (5-2 win over GCL Phillies)
CF Mikeson Oliberto & 3B Miguel Andujar: both 1-4 — Oliberto doubled, drove in a run, and struck out
2B Jake Anderson: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 SB
RF Ericson Leonora: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB — threw a runner out at third
DH Yeicok Calderon: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
1B Bubba Jones: 0-4, 1 K
C David Remedios: 3-4, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI — third straight game with a homer and five in his last five games
LF Nathan Mikolas: 0-4, 1 K
SS Francisco Rosario: 1-3, 1 K
LHP Daniel Camarena: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/3 GB/FB — 8/0 K/BB in 9 IP since the little shoulder issue
RHP Rookie Davis: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
RHP Chaz Hebert: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 26/2 K/BB in 21.1 IP

Categories : Down on the Farm

26 Comments»

  1. MontgomeryKmachine says:

    Seems like maybe its time for Slade to be moved to AA, I know he has not been in Tampa long and is coming back from a serious injury but man, he is straight up mashing, seems like a great game every night lately.

    • crawdaddie says:

      Ramon Flores needs to be promoted before Heathcott. Heathcott will join him in Trenton next April.

      • John Y. says:

        The potential Trenton outfield for 2013 is ridiculous. Flores, Heathcott and Austin. My…oh…my that is dirty

        • Andres says:

          He might have gotten injured..but you cant forget about Williams.

          • Laz says:

            Mason will definetely start the year in High A. He only got 83 ab’s there and was struggling. Seems Abe Almonte should head up to AAA. He has done nothing to show that he can’t handle AA pitchers, and alot of our AAA outfielders are kinda turds.

      • Laz says:

        Heathcott is stealing bases and hitting hr at a much higher clip than flores, and higher obp. He also is 2 years older.

  2. pat says:

    2k and a FB on 7 pitches? That’s pretty badass.

  3. DERP says:

    It has been a pretty crappy year for the 2011 hitting prospects. Cave missed the season, Bird has barely played and Bichette, Duran, Davis, and James have been mediocre at best. It wasn’t a great group of prospects anyway, but still. Did I miss anyone?

  4. NYCSPORTZFAN says:

    so i take it cito is ok after leaving game early yesterday? Thats good.. Also, Slade s raking..

  5. William says:

    Indy league????

  6. LeftyLarry says:

    Culver has started to hit and continues to walk, let’s not give up too early here.

  7. Joe says:

    Mike:
    Do you think the Yanks would have Cito drop switch hitting before trying pitching?
    Good fielder, if he can hit half way decent right handed maybe he can make himself a decent big leaguer.

  8. Reggie C. says:

    Slade is putting together a great hot streak that should land him on BA’s top wkly prospects list. No doubt he’ll start next season In Trenton. Let’s not forget however that Slade has barely accumulated 150 at-bats so the only factor holding him back is health.

    That’s a skill that if not realized derails many a career.

  9. Richard Leo says:

    i heard that Zach Nuding has nice stuff, anyone has some details?

  10. Gil L says:

    What are the thoughts on Saxon Butler?
    Mashing so far, and has one of the best names in the farm system!

  11. Wayne says:

    One guy who might have trade value is Corey black . He sidearms the ball and still throws relatively hard. Could be part of deal for somebody major in offseason. Out of all the Tampa yankees and Trenton thunder prospects who would be the top 5 pitchers to go in a trade for a major player.

  12. Wayne says:

    One guy who might have trade value is Corey black . He sidearms the ball and still throws relatively hard. Could be part of deal for somebody major in offseason. Out of all the Tampa yankees and Trenton thunder prospects who would be the top 5 pitchers to go in a trade

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