Sanchez homers again in Tampa loss

Yankees allow one run total, split doubleheader with Indians
Update: Granderson on his way to New York

RHP Gabe Encinas has been placed on the DL, according to Josh Norris. He saw the doctor about his mystery ailment yesterday. RHP Luis Niebla has been bumped up from Extended Spring Training to fill the Low-A Charleston roster spot.

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 loss to Gwinnett)

  • 2B-3B David Adams: 1-4, 1 BB
  • LF Curtis Granderson: 1-3, 1 BB — had a tiny bit more on him earlier
  • DH Zoilo Almonte: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • 3B-LF Ronnie Mustelier: 0-4, 1 K — hasn’t exactly forced them to call him up, eh?
  • CF Melky Mesa: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — eight hits in his last 16 at-bats (.500) with two doubles and a homer
  • LHP Nik Turley: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 4/6 GB/FB — 53 of 90 pitches were strikes (59%) … pretty good Triple-A debut, but he’s one up for one start and will head back to Double-A Trenton before his next start
  • RHP Graham Stoneburner: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 21 of 27 pitches were strikes (78%)
  • RHP Sam Demel: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — half of his 12 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton had a scheduled off-day.

High-A Tampa (8-7 loss to Jupiter)

  • CF Mason Williams: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B
  • LF Ben Gamel: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — seven hits in his last 15 at-bats (.467)
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • C Gary Sanchez: 3-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI — second straight game with a homer, third in the last eight games
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 8/5 GB/FB — nice rebound after getting hammered last time out
  • RHP Taylor Garrison: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 19/3 K/BB in 15 innings

Low-A Charleston (5-3 win over Savannah)

  • CF Jake Cave: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 1-4, 1 2B
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-2, 2 BB — 31 walks in 34 games
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-4, 1 K
  • C Peter O’Brien: 3-3, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — only his fourth homer … that surprised me, thought he’d hit more
  • 1B Rey Nunez: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — eleven hits in his last 23 at-bats (.478) with two doubles and three homers
  • RHP Luis Niebla: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 39 of 64 pitches were strikes (61%)
  • RHP Jose Campos: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 6/3 GB/FB — 33 of 50 pitches were strikes … that’s two consecutive excellent outings, hope there are some more on the way
Yankees allow one run total, split doubleheader with Indians
Update: Granderson on his way to New York
  • Rover

    See you in 2014 encinas :(

  • hogsmog

    Jeez, Dante…

  • tyrone sharpton

    bichette and culver—the future left side of nyy infield

    • mike myers

      bichette and culver—the future left side of trenton nyy infield


      • Brian S.

        Future left side of the Chipotle cash register lineup.

        • Algernon Blackwood

          I don’t know, Chipotle is pretty selective.

      • forensic

        That’s pretty optimistic. You really think they’ll actually reach Trenton?

      • qwerty

        Those are pretty lofty predictions, care to back that up? :)

  • Richard Leo

    Ben Gamel is out of slump now,good news for the farm.Hope a breakout year from him.

    • Brian S.


      • JU

        We were all thinking it (subconsciously)… You said it…

  • Brian S.

    At least Gary Sanchez doesn’t disappoint me like all our other top 100 prospects.

    • Laz

      He also is not returning from injury, and he didn’t move up a level. I’m sure the rest will come around.

    • Ghost

      “That is until he gets bored in Triple AAA”- Jesus Montero

      • Deathstroke Heathcott

        Even more boring in Seattle apparently.

  • Andy E

    seriously, can we change the prospect watch to sanchez? its not even close

    • Laz

      Austin isn’t repeating a level like Sanchez.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Sanchez is doing most of his work as a catcher which is by far the position that hits the worst he’s also a year younger.

        • Jim Is Bored

          “by far the position that hits the worst”

          Not true. Shortsop is pretty close.

          And anyway, Laz’s point is still relevant, your response doesn’t address it.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      How quickly they jump off the train the moment a prospect even encounters a tinge of adversity.

    • Brian S.

      Are you not excited by a .374 slugging percentage?

  • Raza

    At least Culver has upside in the field as a defensive minded SS and if that doesn’t work you can try converting him to a pitcher. Bichette is just worthless.

    • your mom

      Jose Iglesias is still 10x better than Culver. And Iglesias sucks shit.

      • Laz

        What would NY do with another utility player?

        • your mom

          IDK, ask Ramiro Pena or Kevin Russo.

    • your mom

      “Bichette is just worthless.”

      I concur.

      And anyone sick of the constant whining….IDGAF…..

      • Jim Is Bored

        Fortunately NGAF about what you think.

        • your mom


  • http://deleted Richard Leo

    Jose Iglesias has some trade value at least

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Because Boston asked the media to suck off their prospects. Real GMs didn’t’ fall for that.

  • Brian S.

    Who gets promoted out of Rey Nunez and Gred Bird? Bird is apparently a better prospect but Nunez just flat out rakes.

    • http://deleted Richard Leo

      Rey Nunez is old for the level,so maybe he should be promonted first.

      • Rick

        Where’s Rey Ordonez?

    • pat

      Nunez isn’t going anywhere. He’s played 16 games and it’s his second year in Charleston.

  • Co-stan-za

    George is getting excited about Rey Nunez!

  • BX hates hipsters

    Campos beginning to get stretched out. Hopefully he will have no more arm issues. And Sanchez looks to be moving to AA soon. Yanks need to really see what these youngsters have and see if they can contribute sooner than later.

    • forensic

      They’re not stretching him out. He’s going to have about 25 starts (if he actually avoids getting hurt) of this 3 to 4 inning variety just to get to around 100 innings.

  • Uke

    Campos will not pitch more than 3-4 innings a start, no stretching out, they are being careful as can be with him. Also, someone take Bichette out behind the stadium and put him out of his misery, poor kid.

  • nycsportzfan

    Dang, Nunez Homered again!

  • John C

    Nobody knows what Encinas’s injury is?

    • qwerty

      It’s usually something bad, related to their arm, when they don’t mention it.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Another day, same bullshit.

    DBJ and Culver’s biggest crimes are not living up to expectations, none apparently worse than blog commenter expectations.

    But hey, let’s hitch a ride on the Ray Nunez bandwagon…..until he falters, which will credited to his not being a heralded prospect. At the same time, we’ll deride the organization for allowing Ray Nunez to outshine others.

    This is what people who can’t just be happy being Yankee fans do.

    • Greg Corcoran

      And don’t forget to blame the organization for all of the injuries that occur!

      Haha nice post RT