May
30

A win at every level (except MLB)

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Triple-A Scranton (5-1 win over Norfolk)

  • CF Melky Mesa: 1-5, 1 R, 3 K, 1 SB — 79 strikeouts and five walks in 50 games
  • RF Thomas Neal: 1-4, 3 E (fielding)
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 0-3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
  • 3B Ronnie Mustelier: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K — second homer in his last six games
  • RHP Caleb Cotham: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 9/4 GB/FB — 64 of 100 pitches were strikes … by far his best start at this level

Double-A Trenton (5-4 win over Erie in 12 innings, walk-off style)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 3B Kevin Youkilis & 1B Mark Teixeira: both 1-3 — Youkilis drove in a run … both guys are expected back in the Bronx tomorrow
  • DH Tyler Austin: 0-6, 3 K — ouch
  • C J.R. Murphy: 3-6, 1 R, 1 K –
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 4-6, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K — got picked off first … walk-off single caps off the big night
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 38 of 57 pitches were strikes (67%) … best outing of the year

High-A Tampa (5-4 win over Daytona)

  • DH Angelo Gumbs: 0-4, 2 K
  • CF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • SS Carmen Angelini: 1-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB — he’s been really, really good so far, about five years too late though
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-3, 2 K, 1 HBP
  • RHP Corey Black: 5 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, 5/1 GB/FB — 63/24 K/BB in 53.1 innings
  • RHP Charlie Short: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 37/7 K/BB in 22.1 innings for the former indy baller

Low-A Charleston (4-3 win over Augusta)

  • CF Jake Cave: 0-5 — in an 0-for-23 slump
  • C Peter O’Brien: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4
  • LHP Dietrich Enns: 4 IP, zeroes, 6 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 54/11 K/BB in 32.1 innings … he’s been off the charts good this year
Categories : Down on the Farm

20 Comments»

  1. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Good start for Cotham after I think Mike referred to him as “overmatched.” Good outing by Rondon after being DFAed. Bad night for Austin after us talking about his turning it around. I see a pattern.

  2. Laz says:

    Anyone that can fix the black hole in RF?

  3. Dicka24 says:

    Three pitchers who I’d like the skinny on, as in how hard do they throw, how they rate moving forward and what the overall quality of their stuff is:

    Caleb Cotham

    Corey Black

    Dietrich Enns

  4. your mom says:

    Dietrich Enns is a cool name. Also a good name for a set-up guy or closer.

  5. Electric Nunez ll says:

    “…he’s been really, really good so far, about five years too late though”-

    An utterly meaningless comment.

    Angelini is 24, not 34, you know. Not like he can’t make it to the Show in a year or two if he progresses and manage to have a career prime longer than 6 minutes, nor is he exactly blocked by anyone above him remotely resembling a SS prospect…

    Bear in mind he has had a grand total of like 45 plate appearances in the last 3 seasons.

    • Laz says:

      Yes, but hard to put a whole lot of stock in a 24 yo at a ball

      • Gonzo says:

        I’ll add to that. Hard to put a lot of stock in a 24 yr old with an .812 OPS in 96(!) ABs in A ball with the history he has.

        • Electric Nunez ll says:

          That’s missing the point entirely- he is not 24 yrs old in terms of baseball development. If he can play, he can play, and if he can’t, he can’t regardless of age up to the point where if he is so old and past his athletic prime, or will be in short order, it won’t matter how good he is (was).

          Point is he hasn’t proven he CAN’T play because he hasn’t been on the field enough to show that one way or another.

          I would submit that all things being equal, if Angelini or anyone else was a 22 yr old repeating the same level for a 3rd time, he would be likely be less a potential prospect at this point than a 24 yr old who last played at a lower level, some 3 yrs ago at that.

          Ppl are so hung up on chronological age and keep squacking like a diseased parrot “old for the level, old for the level”, that maybe, just maybe it would behoove prospect-watchers to look a bit more at individual circumstances of a player’s career arc than using “OFTL!!! reflexively.

          I admit that with his injury history and virtually no track record of being any good, I’m not gonna go ape s**t over 96 AB’s in A-ball. That would be just as foolish to me as looking at chronological age only, which it appears some are doing.

          At this point, I’m just glad this kid (excuse me, senior citizen) actually is one the field and getting a chance to show what he can do after basically coming back from the dead, playing-wise.

  6. MB923 says:

    3 errors in 1 game by an Outfielder???

  7. Dr. TJ Eckleberg says:

    “CF Jake Cave: 0-5 — in an 0-for-23 slump”

    There’s a spot on the big league roster perfect for you, sir.

  8. JohnC says:

    Way to go Slade! Keep it up kid. Murphy too

  9. Poconos Adam says:

    Last outing for Gotham was not a good measure — the defense was awful and it was like 40 degrees and windy — no one wanted to be out there that day (I was there….bad day to see a game).

    Point: There is more than a stat line if you want to know what a player is really doing.

  10. Bryan says:

    The Yanks have a solid group of baseball names.

    Dietrich Enns
    Slade Heathcott
    Graham Stoneburner
    Yeicok Calderon

    Those guys would all be in line to make the all name team

  11. Coolerking101 says:

    Funny, on a day when the big league club got beat by a team made up of 75% minor leaguers, the entire Yankee minor league system got a win.

  12. Cool Lester Smooth says:

    Is there any reason that the wOBA from the Tyler Austin watch doesn’t match up with the one from Fangraphs?

  13. Joe says:

    Neal had 1 error the team only had 2.
    Guys I expect up by July 4:
    Ronnier Mustelier (some type of role not sure yet)
    Chase Whitley (guy who could give 2-3 innings out of the pen)
    Thomas Neal(Becomes the new and improved Ben Francisco, Actually think it will only be 1 of he and Mustelier unless there are injuries)

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