GCL season ends with a win

Game 126: Co-Ace
Yanks give Kuroda no support, fall to Indians

RHP Angel Rincon will join 1B Greg Bird with Short Season Staten Island while RHP Rich Mascheri and RHP Edison Mejia have been bumped up to High-A Tampa. We’re going to see a flurry of late-season promotions now with the minor league seasons starting to end, September call-ups, affiliates dropping out of playoff races, etc.

Triple-A Empire State (9-5 loss to Lehigh Valley)
RF Chris Dickerson: 1-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
2B Corban Joseph: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
DH Eduardo Nunez: 3-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K — 15 hits in his last 39 at-bats (.385)
LF Ronnie Mustelier: 1-5, 1 RBI, 1 K
C Austin Romine: 1-2, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 PB — 13/11 K/BB in 24 games
1B Brandon Laird: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI
CF Melky Mesa & 3B Kevin Russo: both 0-4 — Russo struck out twice, Mesa thrice
SS Ramiro Pena: 1-4, 1 K
RHP Ramon Ortiz: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 5/2 GB/FB — 54 of 91 pitches were strikes (59%) … that’s 40 runs allowed in his last 60.1 IP, the wheels might be coming off the 39-year-old just before the Triple-A postseason unfortunately
RHP Kelvin Perez: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 23 of 44 pitches were strikes (52%)
RHP Chase Whitley: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 13 of 18 pitches were strikes (72%)

Double-A Trenton (4-3 loss to Akron)
CF Adonis Garcia: 2-5, 1 2B
C J.R. Murphy: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB
DH David Adams: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI — that was the team’s 151st homer of the season, a new single-season franchise record
RF Zoilo Almonte, 1B Luke Murton, 2B Kevin Mahoney & LF Shane Brown: all 0-4 — Mahoney and Brown struck out
SS Addison Maruszak: 2-4, 1 RBI
3B Rob Segedin: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
LHP Shaeffer Hall: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 0 K, 12/5 GB/FB — 52 of 94 pitches were strikes (55%) … not exactly a typical performance for the usually steady southpaw
LHP Francisco Rondon: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 23 of 32 pitches were strikes (72%)

High-A Tampa Game One (3-2 win over Daytona in seven innings) makeup of a rain out from early last week
CF Ramon Flores & C Gary Sanchez: both 2-3 — Flores walked and got caught stealing … Sanchez drove in two, struck out, and committed a throwing error
DH Slade Heathcott: 0-4, 1 R, 2 K
RF Tyler Austin: 0-1, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — one of those walks was intentional
1B Kyle Roller & 2B Jose Toussen: both 1-3 — Roller walked, scored a run, and struck out … Toussen doubled
3B Zach Wilson: 1-2, 1 BB
LF Kelvin DeLeon: 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
SS Jose Mojica: 0-3
RHP Zach Nuding: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 6/5 GB/FB — that might be the most walks by a non-Dellin Betances pitcher in the system this year, but don’t quote me on that
RHP Branden Pinder: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 2/1 GB/FB — one of the walks was intentional

High-A Tampa Game Two (4-1 loss to Daytona)
CF Ramon Flores: 0-3, 1 RBI
DH Slade Heathcott: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
RF Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
1B Kyle Roller: 0-1, 1 HBP
3B Zach Wilson, C Kyle Higashioka, LF Jose Toussen: all 0-3 — Higgy struck out
2B Yadil Mujica: 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B
SS Jose Mojica: 0-2, 2 K
RHP Caleb Cotham: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 6/2 GB/FB
RHP Sean Black: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/1 GB/FB
RHP Rich Mascheri: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GB/FB
RHP Nick Goody: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3/0 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (1-0 win over Lexington in ten innings)
SS Cito Culver, RF Rob Refsnyder, CF Ben Gamel & C Francisco Arcia: both 0-4 — Culver struck out once, the other three guys twice each
1B Saxon Butler & 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: both 1-4, 1 K — DBJ doubled
DH Casey Stevenson: 1-4, 1 R
2B Ali Castillo: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E (missed catch) — doubled in the only run of the game
LF Cody Grice: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
RHP Corey Black: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 5/1 GB/FB — 43/15 K/BB in 47.2 IP
LHP Rigoberto Arrebato: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GB/FB
LHP Dan Mahoney: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 1 WP, 3/1 GB/FB
RHP Pedro Guerra: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Short Season Staten Island (11-0 loss to Brooklyn)
DH Ravel Santana, 1B Greg Bird & 2B Jamiel Orozco: all 1-3 — Santana walked and struck out twice … Orozco whiffed twice
Everyone Else: combined 0-20, 1 BB, 7 K — SS Claudio Custodio drew the walk and also committed a throwing error
RHP Gabe Encinas: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 1 HB, 7/5 GB/FB
RHP Zach Woods: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0/2 GB/FB
RHP Mariel Checo: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks (5-2 win over GCL Pirates) this was the final game of their season, they finished at 35-25 and one game out of a playoff spot
CF Mikeson Oliberto: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 HBP
3B Miguel Andujar: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K — waited until the final day of the season to hit his first pro dinger
SS Austin Aune: 1-4, 1 K, 1 CS, 1 E (throwing) — this year’s second rounder finishes his first pro-half season at .273/.358/.410 with 15 errors in 31 games at shortstop
RF Yeicok Calderon: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K — finishes the season with a league-leading eight homers … Ericson Leonora was right behind him with seven
DH Dalton smith: 0-4
LF Nathan Mikolas: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K — this year’s third rounder finishes his first pro half-season with 35 strikeouts in 105 plate appearances (33.3%)
2B Jerison Lopez: 0-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
1B Jorge Alcantara: 3-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB
C Eduardo DeOleo: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 PB
RHP Gio Gallegos: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 21-year-old comes off Tommy John surgery and posted a 22/2 K/BB in 27 IP … pretty impressive
RHP Rookie Davis: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
LHP Caleb Frare: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GB/FB — picked a runner off first
RHP Chaz Hebert: 2 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1/3 GB/FB

Game 126: Co-Ace
Yanks give Kuroda no support, fall to Indians
  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    That’s a lot of errors for Aune, but I can’t wait to read a scouting report on his defense. Hope he’s a top ten prospect in the GCL and BA will write one up on him soon. I guess errors are no better than other counting stats to evaluate his long term viability at SS right now.

    • Pat D

      Are we already to assume he’s a better prospect than Culver? Since I’m sure that’s what a lot of us wonder.

      • Reggie C.

        Saying Aune’s a better prospect at this point in his nascent baseball career is jumping the gun. Sure Culver has done nothing of merit to make the organization look somewhat smart in their draft decision, but Culver does at least have a full season of Charleston ball now under his belt. Culver can draw a walk and steal a base. Not much else, but hey Culver is definitely repeating Low-A so lets see if he can adjust. Also, lets see how Aune fares in NY Penn or Charleston first.

        • forensic

          I often wonder with such terrible hitters if he actually has discipline to draw the walks or if he’s just taking an abnormal number of pitches hoping to walk because he knows he can’t hit. His seemingly somewhat high K totals might also indicate taking and hoping on those extra pitches. I’m also not excited about his sub-70% steal rate this year.

        • Laz

          Culver has struggled to hit in his first 3 seasons. He still only is now 20, so there is time to turn it around. I think Aune surpasses him now though, just because he has been hitting good.

  • Reggie C.

    Didn’t realize Yeicok Calderon signed back in the summer of ’08 as part of that summer’s international signing class. He’s been with the organization quite a while now, and I’ll wager he’ll finally see his first full season of pro ball with Charleston next year. Two seasons worth of play in the GCL doesn’t kill a player from becoming a decent prospect and Calderon does seem to offer some power potential.

    Here’s hoping Calderon takes his good play a step forward and actually become a classic corner OF prospect this organization has such difficulty producing.

    • zs190

      He was fine in GCL but for a 20 year old repeating GCL, it wasn’t that impressive. I expect him to spend most of next year in SI if not the full year.

      • Laz

        He struck out in 1/3 of his at bats. Unimpressive.

    • Richard Leo

      hope he is not the next Kelvin DeLeon

  • CapitalT

    Any Chance Dugas gets moved up. He is old for the league

  • Back in the Saddle

    It is good to see that Caleb Frare, a fellow Montanan and Miles City Cowboy, do as well as he did. I done know if the Yanks have ever drafted someone from the state. The pickoff move sounds like it is a good one for a low-A pitcher. Maybe some time with Andy P. will make it better. Looking forward to seeing Caleb at S.I. or maybe Charleston next year.

    • Danny

      He’s been very impressive so far. Heard he’s throwing a little harder since he’s been down in Tampa and he seems to know what he’s doing out there. He’s my sleeper guy for next year, they probably will have him repeat the GCL which is a shame, would hope to see him at SI or even Charleston.

  • Richard Leo

    Nick Goody strikes out none

  • pat

    If Flores hadn’t had such a dreadful April. He’d probably be hitting 320 right now. I really hope they hold onto him. I have visions of Bobby Comadulce Jr. If he continues in this path.

    • Laz

      He really deserves to go up to AA next year, he spent the whole season in A+ and ended up playing very good.

      Austin, Flores, and Slade will probably be the Trenton outfield by midseason. Mason needs more time in tampa and it depends on how he handles it next year. That will be an exciting outfield in AA. I’m just hoping slade is healthy.

      • RetroRob

        I would go a little faster. Austin, Heathcott and Flores in AA Trenton to start 2013. All three have handled A+ and should be pushed to the next level. Murphy remains in AA while Romine catches at AAA. Adams to AAA. Williams and Sanchez remain in A+ to start the year.

  • Wayne

    What pitchers will likely get promoted to staten island for the rest of this year? When does staten islands year end? When does Trenton season end and who gets promoted to Trenton before seasons end?