Austin & Flores get two hits apiece in AA loss


Got a series of roster moves, courtesy of Josh Norris, Donnie Collins, and various press releases…

  • RHP Charlie Short and RHP Taylor Garrison were promoted from Low-A Charleston to High-A Tampa. RHP Adam Smith was called up from Extended Spring Training to fill one roster spot for the River Dogs.
  • RHP Matt Daley and LHP Fred Lewis were promoted for High-A Tampa to Double-A Trenton. To make room on the roster, LHP Josh Romanski was placed on the DL and LHP Shaeffer Hall was released.
  • RHP Caleb Cotham was (finally) bumped up to Triple-A Scranton from Double-A Trenton. LHP Juan Cedeno was released to clear a roster spot.

Triple-A Scranton (2-1 loss to Indianapolis in 11 innings) they faced former Yankees first rounder Gerrit Cole

  • 2B Corban Joseph: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RF Curtis Granderson: 1-3 — had a little more on him earlier
  • CF-LF Zoilo Almonte: 0-5, 1 K
  • LF-RF Ronnie Mustelier: 1-5, 1 R, 2 K, 1 SB
  • 3B David Adams: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K — only six more days until he can be officially recalled, which will hopefully mark the end of the Ben Francisco era
  • RHP Caleb Cotham: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 43 of 79 pitches were strikes (54%) … solid Triple-A debut
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 13 of 19 pitches were strikes (68%) … he was 89-90 with the fastball
  • RHP Cody Eppley: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GB/FB – 16 of 26 pitches were strikes (62%), but the walk was intentional

Double-A Trenton (8-3 loss to New Hampshire)

  • DH Ramon Flores: 2-3, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 CS
  • RF Tyler Austin: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB — seven hits in his last 20 at-bats (.350)
  • C J.R. Murphy: 1-5, 1 R, 2 K
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Zach Nuding: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HB, 3/3 GB/FB — 54 of 87 pitches were strikes (62%) … he picked a runner off first and was 94-95 consistently
  • RHP Matt Daley: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 11 of 21 pitches were strikes (52%) … sat around 87
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 2/0 GB/FB — only ten of 26 pitches were strikes (38%), but one of the walks was intentional
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 13 of 21 pitches were strikes (62%)

High-A Tampa (5-0 loss to Brevard County)

  • CF Mason Williams: 0-3, 1 BB
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 K — that was their only hit of the day
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-2, 2 BB — got picked off first … 22 walks and 22 strikeouts in 33 games
  • C Gary Sanchez: 0-3
  • RHP Sean Black: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3/3 GB/FB — very nice

Low-A Charleston (2-1 loss to Hickory)

  • CF Jake Cave: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K — seven hits in his last 41 at-bats (.171)
  • DH Greg Bird: 1-4, 1 K
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr. & C Peter O’Brien: 0-4, 1 K — DBJ committed a fielding error and is down to .189/.244/.263 with a 25.2% strikeout rate
  • RHP Cesar Vargas: 2.2 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 1/2 GB/FB, 1 HB — 30 of 47 pitches were strikes (64%)
  • LHP Daniel Camarena: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 30 of 38 pitches were strikes (79%) … looks like he and Vargas will do the tandem starter thing for the time being
Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. Richard Leo says:

    Daniel Camarena didn’t allow a Homerun,very nice.Sadly.

  2. your mom says:

    Shaeffer Hall released? I know he was a non-prospect but he seemed like a good org guy to keep around, especially since he is a southpaw.

    Culver & DBJ………..I won’t say anything.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Just as surprised to hear Cedeno got released. I thought he had a shot as a lefty. Then again, he’s probably fifth on the lefty depth chart.

      There was no one left in the barren classrooms of Shaeffer Hall.

    • Stephen says:

      Hall and Cedeno were both highly questionable moves. Cedeno has now been dominant in AAA for a full year and has done awfully well this year. Hall is a soft tosser who I was not crazy about when drafted, but he has put up good stats throughout his career despite being a bit too hittable. I was a bit surprised he was taken out of the rotation though we did have depth. And I was shocked that he was apparently nowhere near AAA. I figured he or Perez would probably be the first bullpen reinforcement in Scranton (after Stoneburner).

      It probably means nothing in the grand scheme of things, but I feel there were probably more cuttable guys. I hope someone picks them up although that’s not too common. Cedeno might get a chance somewhere.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        You thought Hall was close to a call-up? Just wow.

        • Stephen says:

          To AAA? Sure? Obviously nowhere near the big leagues. He was already promoted there once at the end of the 2011 season, but didn’t get back there last year. I figured he would be getting back there this year. Kahnle/Pinder/Burawa are all spending their first season in Trenton. They won’t be called up if needed during the first half of the year. Dott is not really a prospect, but he is also in his first AA season. And Rondon was in the rotation so he would not have been in that thought regarding Hall and Perez. You could argue Bleich or Romanski was ahead of him in line for Scranton, and you would probably be right since we have news of the release, but I wouldn’t have thought that at the time. Bleich is still working his way back from the injury and Romanski did not have a very good 2012 in AA unlike Hall.

        • Samuel says:

          He was also not crazy that Hall was drafted by the Yankees in the 25th round. Lol.

  3. Bob Buttons says:

    Isn’t Matt Daley the same guy who was a big league reliever? What was he doing down in Single A?
    Is our BP that crowded?

  4. YankeeGrunt says:

    7/20 is .350, not to be a sharpshooter.

  5. thats what he wrote, Dick. . .

  6. Deathstroke Heathcott says:


  7. vicki says:

    love that short, fat cuban speed merchant, baby.

  8. Robert says:

    Saw Charlie Short pitch last Friday at lakewood. Impressive good luck to him at the next level.

  9. Elmgrovegnome says:

    If Cotham gave up a run in 4.2 innings and Scranton didn’t score any runs, how did the game go into extra innings?

  10. qwerty says:

    Which one is the worser centerfield prospect, Mason Williams or Slade Heathcott?

  11. Samuel says:

    I don’t see much on here about the improved prospect status of Neil Medchill.

  12. shittyshittybangbang says:

    From the …., beating a dead horse files …., when the **** are the yankees gonna get rid of damon oppenheimer ! That db couldn’t fimd the wet spot on a whale ! Damn, i saw a list of our last 6 or 7 first rounders and zippo big league contribution. I wonder how the rays have faired in that same time-frame ? And please spare me the obvious draft order !

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