Heathcott returns in Trenton loss


Triple-A Scranton (7-0 win over Rochester)

  • 3B David Adams: 3-4, 2 R, 1 BB — had been in a little 4-for-18 rut (.222)
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — eight hits in his last 13 at-bats (.615) with six walks and no strikeouts … where did this come from?
  • CF Melky Mesa: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B — three straight games with an extra-base hit
  • RF Thomas Neal: 2-4, 2 R, 1 CS
  • C Bobby Wilson: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K, 1 PB — he didn’t hit a grand slam in case you were wondering, it was a two-run shot
  • RHP Graham Stoneburner: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 10/5 GB/FB — 51 of 73 pitches were strikes (70%)

Double-A Trenton (10-6 loss to Akron)

  • CF Slade Heathcott: 1-5, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — missed just five days with the neck problem
  • DH Tyler Austin: 0-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — pretty slow start to the season, but it has only been two weeks
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K
  • 3B Rob Segedin: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 HBP
  • LF Kevin Mahoney: 3-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 8/4 GB/FB — 50 of 88 pitches were strikes (57%) … 13 strikeouts and seven walks in 14 innings so far
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB – 22 of 38 pitches were strikes (58%)

High-A Tampa (9-4 win over Dunedin)

  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-5, 1 R, 1 BB
  • DH Gary Sanchez: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
  • 1B Saxon Butler: 2-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K – just promoted to help cover for some injuries
  • SS Ali Castillo: 1-2, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
  • RHP Shane Greene: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 8/2 GB/FB — very nice … still want to see what he can do out of the bullpen

Low-A Charleston (4-1 win over Rome)

  • CF Taylor Dugas: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP
  • SS Cito Culver: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS — remember the hot start? he’s got four hits in his last 27 at-bats (.148)
  • 1B Greg Bird: 2-4, 2 K
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 3-4, 1 3B, 2 RBI — can’t imagine he’ll be here very long after spending three years at a major college program
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-4, 1 K –
  • RHP Gabe Encinas: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 5/2 GB/FB — 51 of 81 pitches were strikes (63%) … 15 strikeouts and six walks in 17 innings so far
Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. your mom says:

    I’m rooting for Graham, his last name is cool.

    • Dooley Womack says:

      I think they drafted him only because Hank Stoneburner liked his name as well. Go figure.

    • YankeesJunkie says:

      More suited to pen, Stoneburner doing well starting at AAA will never be a bad thing.

      Fun Fact: DePaula leads everyone else in the SALLY in K/9 by over 4.

  2. Pseudoyanks says:

    Is Stoneburner potential bullpen help?

  3. Joel says:

    Does the bullpen have stones that need burning?

  4. Cool Lester Smooth says:

    I think “this” came from Zoilo glancing at Ben Francisco’s line through the first few games.

    • JU says:

      Zoilo was “bored” in AA…

      • The Real Me says:

        Tyler Austin: 0-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — pretty slow start to the season, but it has only been two weeks

        Looks like AA is the place for talented players to get bored. Obviously that’s the issue with Austin.

  5. shittyshittybangbang says:

    Keep thinking that Zoilo or Melky would be a better option, or at least, a more exciting option than Ben Francisco. Im assuming they’d have s/b potentia w/better defense.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Why would you want Zoilo as the 25th man? Still a young kid, and the team really likes him. Let him get his at-bats until he’s able to actually compete for a real spot next season.

      I’m resigned to Melky being off the 40-man by June.

      • GoGoPlatter says:

        Zolio was also a guy that a year or two ago Cashman had no interest in trading when he was brought up in talks. I remember reading it here. The organization seems to have been high on him for a while.

  6. Deathstroke Heathcott says:


  7. Cool Lester Smooth says:

    We know exactly what Shane Greene is capable of in the bullpen: that.

    Let’s see if a kid with nasty stuff can stick in the rotation before we consign him to the bullpen.

    Besides, even if he does end up needing to be moved, these extra innings are good for his development.

  8. forensic says:

    CF Melky Mesa: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B — three straight games with an extra-base hit

    And two straight without a strikeout.

    He’s a contact machine now!

  9. nycsportzfan says:

    Saxson Butler is one big dude..

    I remember when we drafted Shane Greene , we all knew he was a upside kid , and it looked like he wasen’t gonna hit on that upside, but boy is he pitching well this season.. Could be a diamond in the rough.. Only thing better then playing baseball in Daytona Beach fla is playing in the bronx.. Keep it up kid!

  10. nycsportzfan says:

    Encinas is pitching to a 0.53ERA in 17inn’s at Charleston this yr.. Could find himself playing in Tampa before long…

  11. Coolerking101 says:

    If Adams’ slash line is till 300/400/800+ come May 1, the Yanks should strongly consider calling him up to play 3B, moving Youk to 1B and releasing Overbay.

    • Adam says:

      Not a bad idea at all.

    • CS Yankee says:

      He cleared off the 40-man, so I’m not exactly sure how that works…guessing they would need to release Mesa (or someone) to create another spot for him on the 40-man.

      If Teix is close, they’ll just ride whatever they need to do to avoid losing some depth…but, maybe he should take the Nix spot if he keeps raking?

  12. shittyshittybangbang says:

    A couple of Melky off the “40″ comments. I thought that this kid was a very good prospect. Im I wrong ? What does off the 40 really mean ? Does that equate to exposure, in which he can be claimed ? If so, can’t seem him clearing “waivers”.

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