Bird & Campos stay hot in Charleston loss

Sanchez ranks 26th on Baseball Prospectus' Midseason Top 50 Prospects List
Yanks can't overcome bullpen, fall 8-5 to Texas

LHP Nik Turley, RHP Tommy Kahnle, OF Ramon Flores, and OF Tyler Austin have all been named to the Double-A Eastern League All-Star Game. Both Turley and Austin made it as part of the fan vote. In case you missed it earlier, RHP Rafael DePaula will represent the Yankees at the Futures Game next month.

Triple-A Scranton Game One (5-3 loss to Syracuse in seven innings) makeup of the June 6th rainout

  • C J.R. Murphy: 0-4, 1 K — picked a runner off second with a snap throw
  • RF Fernando Martinez: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B — 10-for-29 (.345) with four doubles since being acquired
  • LF Thomas Neal: 2-3
  • LHP David Huff: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 3/5 GB/FB — 63 of 92 pitches were strikes (68%) … 21/3 K/BB in 21.1 innings here

Triple-A Scranton Game Two (6-3 win over Syracuse in seven innings)

  • RF Fernando Martinez: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • LF Thomas Neal: 1-4, 1 R
  • DH Dan Johnson: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • 1B Randy Ruiz: 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
  • 2B Casey Stevenson: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – he and Ruiz hit back-to-back homers in the sixth
  • RHP Chris Bootcheck: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 6/3 GB/FB — 47 of 72 pitches were strikes (65%)
  • RHP Dellin Betances: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 19 of 30 pitches were strikes (63%)

Double-A Trenton (8-2 win over Erie)

  • CF Ramon Flores: 0-2, 1 RBI, 3 BB — 45 walks in 74 games this year after 54 walks in 132 games last year
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-5, 1 R
  • 1B Andrew Clark: 3-3, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB — 12-for-24 with two doubles and two homers since signing out of indy ball
  • LHP Nik Turley: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 2 WP, 2/2 GB/FB — 67 of 103 pitches were strikes (65%) … 32/9 K/BB in his last 28.2 innings
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 2 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 14 of 17 pitches were strikes (52%)
  • LHP Cesar Cabral: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 2/0 GB/FB – 11 of 15 pitches were strikes (73%) … only his second scoreless outing in seven appearances at this level

High-A Tampa was rained out. They’re going to play a doubleheader tomorrow.

Low-A Charleston (7-5 loss to Greenville)

  • CF Jake Cave: 1-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 2-3, 2 R
  • 1B Greg Bird: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI — 19 hits in his last 39 at-bats (.487) with six doubles and two homers … he is locked in big time
  • DH Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-4
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Jose Campos: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 4/2 GB/FB — 41 of 52 pitches were strikes (79%) … 36/6 K/BB in his last 34 innings

Short Season Staten Island (7-3 win over Hudson Valley in ten innings)

  • 2B Derek Toadvine: 3-5, 2 R, 1 CS
  • LF Michael O’Neill: 1-4, 2R, 2 K, 1 HBP
  • CF Brandon Thomas: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K — broke the game open with a three-run homer in the tenth
  • 1B Bubba Jones: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 E (fielding)
  • RHP Cale Coshow: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 4/2 GB/FB
  • RHP David Palladino: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/3 GB/FB — fifth rounder is the only top ten rounds pick the Yankees gave an over-slot bonus too this year, so you know they like him
  • LHP Tyler Webb: 1 Ip, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (10-0 loss to GCL Blue Jays)

  • DH Adonis Garcia: 0-4, 1 K
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 1-3, 1 E (throwing)
  • RF Austin Aune: 0-3, 2 K, 1 E (throwing) — ten of his 15 outs this year have been strikeouts
  • CF Jordan Barnes: 3-3
  • LHP Chaz Hebert: 3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 5/2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (5-4 loss to GCL Astros in ten innings, walk-off style)

  • DH Jose Javier: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — 20-year-old spent three years in the Dominican Summer League and has gone 8-for-16 with four doubles and a homer since the season started
  • C Luis Torrens: 1-5, 1 K, 1 PB
  • 3B Renzo Martini: 4-5 – eight hits in his last 15 at-bats (.533) with two doubles, two walks, and zero strikeouts
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 1-5
  • CF Kendall Coleman: 0-0, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing) — was taken out of the game after committing the error in the third, for whatever reason
  • RHP Joey Maher: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 4/4 GB/FB
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Sanchez ranks 26th on Baseball Prospectus' Midseason Top 50 Prospects List
Yanks can't overcome bullpen, fall 8-5 to Texas
  • DERP

    Greg Bird! Any chance he could get moved up sometime this season?

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Probably, it’s not like Saxon Butler’s blocking him, haha.

      They might be waiting for Sanchez to get bumped up though. O’Brien’s probably gonna be spending a decent amount of time at first base until that happens.

      • OhioYanks

        Any basis/source for the O’Brien 1B comment?

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          None, I’m just assuming that they won’t want him taking playing time away from Sanchez at C, and they won’t want to stick O’Brien at DH for a long time, either.. Although I did read something about them trying him out at 3B.

          • OhioYanks

            Yeah, the 3B comment is why I was wondering why you said 1B.

            • OhioYanks

              Was wondering if there was word of a change in strategy.

              • Cool Lester Smooth

                I’m just not that optimistic about a big, unathletic dude like O’Brien’s chances at the hot corner, haha.

    • OhioYanks

      I would imagine he does, and would say that it was pretty much expected going into the season. He’s a bigtime offensive prospect. Playing 1B definitely impacts his prospect status, but hitting in Low A wasn’t likely to be the issue for him.

  • DERP

    Also is SS Thairo Estrada on GCL2 a prospect? He is only 17, just a few months older than Torrens. I’m guessing no since you aren’t including him in the posts.

    • Spaceman Spiff

      Second this question

    • Angelo

      Anyone that young in any level of the minors (excluding the DSL) has to be considered a prospect. He wouldn’t be in the States otherwise, no?

      I’m guessing we’ll find out what the deal is sooner than later.

  • http://deleted Richard Leo

    where is Abiatal Avelino,one of my favorite prospects in DSL

    • pat

      Avelino is hurt.

      • http://deleted Richard Leo

        any details?out of season?

    • OhioYanks

      In a somewhat related question, where is Yancarlos Baez?

  • Mark

    Give Betances a shot in the pen, think it would be good for Joba and the Yanks to move on at this point. Not really sure a guy with a 6 era and about to be a free agent is bringing anything back though.

    • Bo Knows

      So sick of Joba, Yankees aren’t going to get anything for him, but he’d still be useful as someone to finish out blowouts.

      • Travis L.

        So would Betances.

    • nycsportzfan

      I’m with ya. I’d either put Nova in the pen or give Betances a chance. Betances is intimidatng and has bullpen repitoire with his fastball/curve mix. Hes he perfect bullpen guy. Control is a worry, but its worth a shot.

  • Bo Knows

    Campos seems to be rounding into form, his numbers have started to look like the guy who was so highly touted when he was traded.

    • nck

      Yep, that 36/6 k to bb ration reminds me of the OLD him….however, his strikeout rates are down….still good, but he used to be a PEA THROWING, precision strickout machine….

      My biggest worry with Campos is that his injury was MUCH greater than was told to the media. I just got a feeling that the Yanks are lying about the extend of the injury because IF campos had a very serious injury, that would mean the Yanks got TWO broken players in the Montero deal…….hope Im wrong.

  • YouthMovement

    No update on Angelini, but he went 2-3 with a BB. Nice couple of games in a row now. Good year so far, he might be working his way back to prospect status after effectively missing 3 full years of development time.

    • Bo Knows

      Angelini is 25 years old, nothing he does is going to make him a prospect. It took him 6 years just to reach AA.

      • YouthMovement

        Disagree. He missed 3 years playing time – 2010-2012. Hit in high A this year and then was moved to AA. If he hits there it might not be over for him. Also, he’s 24 and will turn 25 later in the year, same as a guy like Segedin. We’ll see. At least I’m rooting for him.

        • http://deleted Richard Leo

          agree with you.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          I’m absolutely rooting for him, he’s a Yankee and I want him to do well. I just don’t think he’s much of a prospect anymore.

          And I’m not sure Segedin’s exactly a prospect either.

        • Now Batting

          David Adams was 25 and raked in AAA last year. They still cut him before the end of this season before resigning him.

          • Now Batting

            Beginning of this season..

          • RetroRob

            …which doesn’t mean much.

            Every player and situation is different.

          • OhioYanks

            I’m not really clear on your point, but would just mention that Adams never played in AAA last season.

            If your point is that 25 is too old for a prospect, take a look at the Cardinals org. The one considered the best in baseball at developing talent right now. Most of their position guys come up in their 25 year old seasons. When a guy has injury issues a delay is also pretty understandable.

      • emac2

        Just because you have no room for improvement at 24 doesn’t mean that you should consider this to be normal.

      • OhioYanks

        Nothing he does? I don’t think he’s there yet (nor did YouthMovement say he was), but if he tears up AA the rest of this season and then tears up AAA early next season you don’t think he’s a prospect? As a SS?

        Age is really just a number. Most of the Cards’ position players they’ve brought up were in their 25 or 26 year old season when they came up. They were college guys, but Angelini has dealt with injuries.

      • http://riveravenueblues.com rehobie

        Angelini’s age, being 25 does not matter. If a player supposedly doesn’t reach his peak until 28, he’s got 3 more years. Why are all the ‘experts’ putting guys down because of their age.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          Because a 24/25 year old succeeding against 20-22 year olds does not point to him have success against competition his own age.

    • emac2

      I agree. He’s looked really good this year.

      I can’t help but wonder why a Yankee fan would want DBJ updates every single day instead of following something like this for awhile.

      • whocarestom

        We love the pain.

    • OhioYanks

      He’s gotten himself back on the radar. As a SS he certainly might find himself an MLB role at some point.

  • pat

    Birdman hit his HR to LF over the mini Green Monster in Greenville. All 7 of his HR have come at that park, 5 of which went over that wall.

    • Different Josh

      So you mean we should trade him for Boegarts?

      I’m down.

    • http://deleted Richard Leo

      opposite power at least

  • Promotion

    What about Andrew Clark?…

    • emac2

      Clearly a full year at both AA and AAA before we can really begin an intelligent discussion of what he brings to the table.

      Nothing to see here

      Move along.

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        Maybe he’s the next Daniel Nava! (or Chris Colabello)

        Seriously, though. That would be sick.

      • Wolfgang’s Fault

        Bull. The dude can hit and just might be justifiably fast-tracked if he continues to rake. He’s already 25/26 and had some issues that caused him to retire a few years back, but he loves being a Yankee and he’s hungry. Nothing would surprise me w/Clark. If he can stay hot, we might even see him in the Bronx before the season is out.

  • Mads

    Does anyone know when Ian Clarkin will make his debut?

  • OhioYanks

    I really had high hopes for Gumbs this year. Gone from bad to worse so far. On the positive side, when a guy is just overmatched at a level he handled the year before it’s probably not a natural talent thing.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      He’s only been down a couple of games, he’ll bounce back (I hope).

      Also, as much as I do love Gumbs, I wouldn’t exactly call 57 games with a 104 wRC+, and a not-insignificant amount of strikeouts, “handling” Low-A. It’s entirely possible that they rushed him a bit, thinking that his tools could carry him, when still needed a little more time in Charleston.

      • OhioYanks

        I would call hitting above league average handling the level. Especially a teenage middle IF in his first full-season league. It also came on the heals of a 112 wRC+, so there were a couple of data points where he was better than the average competition at his level. (In High A this season he was about half as good as the average comp by wRC+.) I choose the neutral word “handled,” rather than something with a more positive connotation, intentionally.

        I don’t think the Yankees were alone in assuming he could handle High A. For what it’s worth, Mike Newman ranked Gumbs as the second best 2B prospect that he saw in all of 2012. (I know that doesn’t necessarily mean he agrees he was ready for the level, but I doubt he or many others expected him to get thoroughly dominated.)

        And this season it’s not just about a few games down in Low A. He wasn’t just not handling High A, he was downright terrible. I know that he’s still a bit raw mechanically, but I think this season to date is a pretty big disappointment.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          He was slightly above average for half a season before getting injured. He held his own impressively, but I’m not sure it was a promotion-worthy performance.

          I thought he would be able to handle Hi-A too, just because he’s a talented guy, but he was raw enough in Low-A last year that I’m not exactly surprised that he fell on his face, either.

  • nycsportzfan

    I know i’ve raved about the big thumpers in our system alot this yr(segedin,Roller,Bird,O’Brien), but they just continue to impress(segedin before he got hurt of course). They all have ML ready bodies and thump. I just hope we don’t keep em down for long and move em along as they deserve.

  • nycsportzfan

    Bird has hit just about 500BA over his last 10games. Jesus! Fucking raking!

  • nycsportzfan

    Just for the record, I was also very high on Pallidino before we signed em overslot money. The guys got great size, and a good repitoire of pitches with solid heat. Theres nothing not to like about his game.

  • nycsportzfan

    Turley avg’ing over 6k’s per start his last 10starts. Hes getting it together. I really hope Turley works out. A guy his size and being lefty could be deadly for us.

    • Bryan

      He gets attacked often for not having overpowering stuff. But all he does is keep winning. He is a better prospect version of Nuno. I have high hopes for him. Also of note, if he does make the rotation at some point…we could gloat about finding a SP for the team in the last freaking round of the draft. Boom Oppenheim’d.

  • nycsportzfan

    Randy Ruiz has got hot before for Toronto and has insane power from Right side and i honestly think he’d be a solid option for the time being as a right handed bat off the bench. He could play some DH with hafner and be a great PH’er to have. Of course i haden’t thought to hard about who would have to come off the roster so he could get his spot though.

  • Shittyshittybangbang

    Dellin working his way to slot in right after Joba makes his exit (this year or via f/a). Would be something if this Andrew Clark kid can keep it up. Great story, from the little I know. And can’t leave out the best name in milb …, ay, Renzo, where you been, ah ?!