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The Short Season Staten Island Yankees placed three players on the this year’s All-Star Team: 1B Matt Snyder, OF Taylor Dugas, and LHP James Pazos. I’m sure 1B/DH Saxon Butler would have made it as well had he not been promoted to Low-A Charleston last week.

Triple-A Empire State (7-3 win over Rochester)
RF Chris Dickerson: 3-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB — 12 hits in his last 29 at-bats (.414) with two homers
2B Corban Joseph & DH Brandon Laird: both 0-4 — CoJo struck out … Laird walked and whiffed twice
SS Eduardo Nunez: 1-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB
C Austin Romine & 1B Kosuke Fukudome: both 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B — Romine struck out after missing yesterday’s game with a stiff back … Fukudome drove in a run
CF Melky Mesa: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI
LF Darnell McDonald: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
3B Ramiro Pena: 3-4, 2 RBI
LHP Mike O’Connor: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 4/6 GB/FB — 58 of 81 pitches were strikes (72%)
RHP Preston Claiborne: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 12 of 16 pitches were strikes
LHP Juan Cedeno: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB – ten of 18 pitches were strikes
RHP Ryota Igarashi: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB – ten of 14 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton (7-2 loss to Reading)
CF Abe Almonte: 2-4, 1 R
2B Jose Pirela & 1B Kevin Mahoney: both 0-3 — Pirela struck out, Mahoney walked
3B David Adams, DH Luke Murton, LF Adonis Garcia & C Jose Gil: all 1-4 — Murton and Garcia each struck out
RF Zoilo Almonte: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — fourth homer in the last six games and fifth in the last eight
SS Walt Ibarra: 0-4, 1 E (fielding)
LHP Vidal Nuno: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HB, 3/4 GB/FB — 65 of 93 pitches were strikes (70%) … 104/30 K/BB in 109.2 IP
RHP Graham Stoneburner: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 20 of 32 pitches were strikes (63%)
RHP Jon Meloan: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GB/FB — ten of 13 pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa (4-3 win over Clearwater)
CF Ramon Flores: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP — singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth
DH Slade Heathcott: 2-5, 1 K
RF Tyler Austin: 0-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
1B Kyle Roller: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — third homer in the last two games and fourth in the last five
C Gary Sanchez: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K
3B Zach Wilson & 2B Jose Toussen: both 1-4 — Wilson struck out … Toussen committed a throwing error
LF Kelvin DeLeon: 0-3, 1 BB — Kelvin Duran pinch-ran for him in the ninth and scored the winning run
SS Yadil Mujica: 2-3, 1 K — got picked off first
LHP Matt Tracy: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 HB, 7/3 GB/FB
LHP Jeremy Bleich: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB
RHP Branden Pinder: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0/3 GB/FB — the walk was intentional

Low-A Charleston (6-0 loss to Hagerstown)
2B Ali Castillo: 2-5
SS Cito Culver: 1-3, 1 HBP, 1 E (missed catch) — left the game for an unknown reason in the ninth, three innings after getting plunked
CF Ben Gamel: 1-4
RF Rob Refsnyder, 1B Saxon Butler & C Francisco Arcia: all 0-4 — Arcia struck out
3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 2-4, 1 K
DH Rey Nunez: 2-3, 2 2B, 1 BB — nine hits in his last 21 at-bats (.429) with four doubles
LF Eduardo Sosa: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
RHP Phil Wetherell: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 6/1 GB/FB — 36 of 69 pitches were strikes (52%)
LHP Dan Mahoney: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 2/3 GB/FB — 34 of 54 pitches were strikes (63%)
RHP Adam Smith: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GB/FB — 10 of 21 pitches were strikes (48%)
RHP Charlie Short: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 12 of 21 pitches were strikes (57%)

Short Season Staten Island (3-2 win over Connecticut)
LF Taylor Dugas: 2-5, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
SS Claudio Custodio: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB — eight steals in nine attempts
1B Matt Snyder, 3B Fu-Lin Kuo & RF Exicardo Cayones: all 0-4 — Snyder struck out once, the other two twice each
CF Ravel Santana: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — second homer in 37 games after hitting nine in 41 games last year
C Peter O’Brien: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — second homer in as many days
DH Isaias Tejeda: 0-3, 1 BB
2B Jose Rosario: 2-4, 1 R, 1 SB, 1 CS
RHP Derek Varnadore: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 8/5 GB/FB
RHP Mariel Checo: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
LHP James Pazos: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 30/16 K/BB in 30.1 IP
RHP Taylor Garrison: 1 IP, zeroes, 1/2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (4-2 win over GCL Phillies)
SS Austin Aune: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
CF Mikeson Oliberto: 3-4, 1 R, 2 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K – had been a 2-for-26 (.080) slump
DH Greg Bird: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
RF Yeicok Calderon: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 K — nine hits in his last 28 at-bats (.321) with two triples and five homers
LF Ericson Leonora, 3B Dalton Smith & 2B Jerison Lopez: all 1-4 — Leonora drove in a run and struck out … Smith committed a fielding error
1B Jorge Alcantara: 0-3, 1 K — replaced in the seventh inning for an unknown reason, though I suppose he could be coming off an injury … Bubba Jones took over and doubled in his only at-bat
C Chris Breen: 2-4
RHP Gio Gallegos: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3/4 GB/FB — that’s the first run the 20-year-old has allowed as a pro … 19/1 K/BB in 19 IP coming off Tommy John surgery
LHP Rony Bautista: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 6/0 GB/FB — 38/13 K/BB in 32.2 IP for the 6-foot-7 southpaw
RHP Melvin Mercedes: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 3/2 GB/FB

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  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Wow, Melky looking ok in AAA.

    • Monterowasnotdinero

      A few years ago at ST the Yanks had Mesa in RF, Golson in CF (he is now AAA for the White Sox) and Maxwell in LF. Super athletes

      • Deep Thoughts

        That’s where D-Wise ended up as well, isn’t it?

      • Cris Pengiucci

        Dickerson killing it the past week or so and certainly good to see Mesa adjusting well to AAA. Guessing they’ll both be called up when rosters expand. Will be itneresting to see if either will be given consideration for a roster spot next season (although it may be early for Mesa considering this is his first taste of AAA).

  • Brian S.

    CoJo has been slumping hard :(

  • Richard Leo

    any scouting report on Rony Bautista?

  • felixpanther

    Gallegos looking good

  • Robert

    With a name like Giovanny Gallegos how long before the Yankee.s start beating the drums about the next great Minor Leaguer.

    I just dont understand they get a guy Like Phelps up to the bigs and then they let him rot in the bullpen……..

  • NYCSPORTZFAN

    Yeicok is a power house offensive juggernaut. I can’t wait to see his line in a couple yrs.. I really think hes gonna fly up our prospect list as time goes on..

    Also, i’ve been a Zolio fan for sometime, and his power is really cranking up the more mature and seasoned he gets.. I’m thinking he could be 20hr guy a a ML’er, when not to long ago, i would of thought 15-18 would be maxing out..

    Pete O’brien making a nice game last night..

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

      Yeicok is 20 years old and this is his second year in the GCL. He’s still striking out way more than someone would like for the level and age he’s at. What makes you think he’s going to be a good/great prospect? Stats aren’t everything.

      And as much as I like to see Almonte play well. I wouldn’t commit to any stat line for him as a big leaguer. Remember these guys are prospects. They can flame out at any moment.

      I’m guessing Almonte will contribute to a MLB team in the future, but I don’t know if that means he’ll be a bench player or an everyday guy. Predicting that a guy will hit 20 homeruns isn’t as simple as looking at stats.