Enns dominates in Tampa loss

Jeter hitless in latest minor league rehab game
Yankees blow out KC when Cano and Overbay accidentally hit balls over the fence

3B Josh Bell has been released from Triple-A Scranton to clear room for 3B David Adams, according to Donnie Collins. That is in no way surprising. No more room at the inn.

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 loss to Rochester)

  • SS Derek Jeter: 0-3, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) — had more on him earlier
  • 3B David Adams, RF Fernando Martinez & DH Randy Ruiz: all 0-4 — F-Mart struck out once … ugly night for the top four spots in the lineup
  • C J.R. Murphy: 1-3, 1 K
  • CF Adonis Garcia: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
  • RHP Jose Ramirez: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 2/1 GB/FB — only 25 of 56 pitches were strikes (47%) … he really belongs in Triple-A
  • RHP Caleb Cotham: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 10/2 GB/FB — 52 of 82 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • RHP Dellin Betances: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 2/2 GB/FB — 23 of 38 pitches were strikes (61%)

Double-A Trenton is off until tomorrow for the All-Star break. The West Division All-Stars shut out the East Division team 5-0. Here’s the box score.

  • LF Tyler Austin: 1-1 — entered the game in the seventh
  • CF Ramon Flores: 0-1 — also entered the game in the seventh
  • LHP Nik Turley: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/0 GB/FB — four of eight pitches were strikes, so a minimalist inning for the big lefty … he pitched the seventh
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB — only seven of 16 pitches were strikes (44%) … he pitched the eighth

High-A Tampa (5-2 loss to Dunedin) OF Mason Williams hasn’t played in a week because he’s sick, but he isn’t on the DL

  • LF Ben Gamel: 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B — six hits in his last eleven at-bats (55%)
  • DH Alex Rodriguez: 1-3, 1 RBI — had a little more on him earlier
  • 3B Peter O’Brien: 1-3, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • C Gary Sanchez: 0-3, 1 BB
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 1-4, 2 K — five hits in his last 36 at-bats (.139)
  • LHP Dietrich Enns: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1/6 GB/FB — 83/20 K/BB in 57 innings
  • RHP David Herndon: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 1/3 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston (3-2 win over Greenville in ten innings, walk-off style)

  • CF Jake Cave: 1-4, 1 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 K — five hits in his last 12 at-bats (.417) with three doubles
  • 1B Greg Bird: 0-3, 2 BB — both walks were intentional
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-4, 1 K — he was at the plate for the walk-off wild pitch
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB
  • LHP Tyler Webb: 2 IP, zeroes, 5 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 18 of 26 pitches were strikes (69%) … 18/3 K/BB in ten innings for this year’s tenth rounder

Short Season Staten Island (2-1 loss to Lowell)

  • LF Michael O’Neill & 3B Eric Jagielo: both 1-4
  • CF Brandon Thomas: 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP — he’s been on base 32 times in 19 games, 18 times by walk of hit-by-pitch (60%)
  • 1B Bubba Jones: 1-3, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • RHP Rookie Davis: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 3/4 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (4-1 win over GCL Phillies)

  • DH Abi Avelino: 0-3,1 R, 2 BB, 2 SB — he started the year hurt, and Ben Badler says it was a torn quad … ouch
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 0-4, 2 K
  • 1B Chris Breen: 1-3, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
  • 3B Matt Duran: 1-4, 2 K
  • SS Tyler Wade: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K — nine walks and six strikeouts in eleven pro games
  • LHP Chaz Hebert: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4/4 GB/FB
  • RHP Luis Severino: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 4/2 GB/FB — 22/5 K/BB in 16.1 innings

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (11-5 win over GCL Braves)

  • 3B Ronnie Mustelier: 1-3, 1 R, 1 K — played five innings in the field after missing about a month with strains to both groins … that’s a first
  • C Luis Torrens: 1-2, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 BB, 1 PB — .267/.313/.422 is pretty damn impressive for a kid who turned 17 in May
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 1 SB, 1 HBP — geez, he really filled up the box score today
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 0-4 — Badler says the Yankees signed him for only $49k last year, showing it doesn’t always take big bucks to find talent
  • RHP Dallas Martinez: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0/1 GB/FB
  • RHP Joey Maher: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 Balk, 7/5 GB/FB
Jeter hitless in latest minor league rehab game
Yankees blow out KC when Cano and Overbay accidentally hit balls over the fence
  • Brian S.

    Dietrich=future ace. Might be out best pitching prospect if DePaula keeps sucking dick in Tampa.

    • Bo Knows

      De Paula has only had 3 games in Tampa and on top of that hadn’t pitched in two weeks.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Which wouldn’t preclude him from sucking dick, although what he does in his own time is his business.

        C’mon, Brian.

        • Angelo


          • bpdelia

            I’m putting out a request to please think about what you say.

            you could say……
            playing like shit…
            looking like a steaming pile
            fucking pitching like a mound of human feces.

            I simply request no more light hearted forcible rape jokes and no lines that see degrade women or men or gays who suck dick.

            it makes you sound both ignorant and like a bitter lonely guy who badly needs to give or receive a dick sucking.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Yup. 2013. Lets act like it.

              • I’m One

                So it’s OK to use language like that if we do actually need to give or receive a good dick sucking?

                • I’m One

                  Obviously staying away from the rape references, that just doesn’t belong no matter what the circumstance.

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  Not according to Ken below.

                  I am completely opposed to this sort of act on the field, in the dugout or, probably, in the clubhouse, although Torre may have allowed it of the veterans.

                  Anywhere else in YS3 or beyond is probably fine by me, as long as it’s not game time or warmups or whatnot.

            • CoooLbreeez

              Does this mean I should refrain form my Gosuk and Yeicok reference?

              • Robinson Tilapia

                As long as you also mean it in the affirmative sense.

  • OhioYanks

    You really take every possible opportunity to throw one of your narratives out there, huh?

    Where were your snide remarks in Ramirez’s last 3 AAA starts? He pitched 15.2 inning with 4 ERs (2.3 ERA), 14 Ks (8 Ks/9), and 6 BBs (3.45 BBs/9).

    This is like saying he’s a bad defender every time Chris Stewart lets a ball get by him.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You tell him, Ted.

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        Remember how Mike was stupid for not expecting Stewart to perform just as well as Martin this year?

        • Get Phelps Up

          Did he ever actually say that though? I thought all he did was try and say that Mike’s anecdotal 2+ win dropoff between Martin and Stewart/Cervelli was too high.

          • Jim Is Bored

            And it was.

            I was on that bandwagon too. He never predicted Cerv getting hurt and no one saw Martin producing to thislevel. And anyone who DID predict that shouldn’t have been taken seriously.

    • stan

      swisher>all right feilders who dont walk and bat 250 and bat worse than a pitcher in the Playoffs.

      • Chip


        Who plays right field for the Yankees, hits well over .250, strikes out half as much as Swisher but has been worth only half as much as him over the past 3 years?

      • Get Phelps Up

        How exactly is this related?

    • Chip

      He’s walking like 7 guys per 9 right now. Sure he’s getting the strikeouts but you’d think they would give him more than 42 innings in AA before jumping him to AAA

      Also, Chris Stewart isn’t a great defender and is a terrible terrible hitter, deal with it

      • Greg

        Still not too clear on this: what part of his performance in AA indicated he was unworthy of/unready for a promotion?

        There are two possible answers: 1) nothing, or 2) something you just made up in hindsight that doesn’t make any sense

        So it must just be that there’s some number of innings a pitcher has to log in AA before he can move up to AAA without having his walk rate more than double. What is that number, and how do you arrive at it?

        • Tom

          He had a FIP over 4 in AA.

          That, combined with the miniscule amount of time he had at that level, suggest he wasn’t exactly blowing away AA and ready to take on even tougher competition. He had a nice K rate but a so-so BB rate and a very poor HR rate.

          • Greg

            Owing to a 25% OFB/HR rate, and I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what an obvious fluke that is. Leaving him in AA just to watch that inevitably fall back to earth seems like a waste to me.

            His K rate was “nice,” in the sense of being the highest in the Eastern League, and his SIERA there was 2.74, bested by the following: Rafael Montero (promoted), Brandon Workman (promoted), Sean Nolin (promoted, MLer), Kevin Gausman (current MLer), and Marcus Stroman. C’mon now, we all know the score. What’s the rationale for the innings argument exactly?

            • Tom

              But the point stands… he wasn’t exactly dominating the competition. You asked and now you don’t like the answer. You can call giving up ~1.5/9IP flukish but they were still hitting them over the wall against him.

              If a guy was hitting .220 (with a corresponding bad triple slash line) but had a ridiculously low BABIP in his first 100-200 AB’s at a level, would you say well he should be hitting much better and since his BABIP is “flukish” let’s not wait around and just promote him anyway?

              SIERA is modeled off of runs allowed, and while talking about “flukish” #’s, you failed to mention an 85% strand rate which is driving the number you seem to like. Strand 10% less runners and what happens to SIERA?

              Lets’ look at your names:
              Montero: FIP 1.35 in 66 innings
              Workman: FIP just under 3 (80 innings at AA)
              Nolin: FIP ~2.30 in 71 innings
              Gausman FIP 2.44 in 44 innings (and given his struggles , do you really want to use him as an example?)
              Ramirez FIP 4.26 in 42inings

              All of them except Gausman (who is struggling) had both thrown more innings AND had better performance at the level.

              • Greg

                Well, I’m saying that the point doesn’t stand at all. His homer rate WAS flukish, I “can” say it because it’s true. Yes, I asked, and if your answer is that he shouldn’t be promoted because his HR/FB rate was crazy high, then that’s a really bad answer, and I honestly doubt that you believe it.

                I’m not following your BABIP example at all. The only thing preventing Ramirez’s numbers from being beyond (even misguided) skepticism were obviously flukish HR/FB numbers. Certainly doesn’t follow from that that all players with flukish results in some area should be promoted from whatever level they’re in. What are you trying to say?

                To answer your question about strand rate and SIERA: Nothing whatsoever. A lot more goes into it, but SIERA’s fairly similar to xFIP, so essentially the entirety of the gap between his FIP and SIERA comes from regressing his HR/FB to league average, and I see absolutely no reason to have expected otherwise. Do you? As long as you’re making a point of ignoring his obviously unsustainable HR rate, why not do the same to his BABIP? Kind of a weird choice. It’s almost as if this is all hindsight…

                And yes, we know Ramirez had a flukishly high FIP, so those guys are going to have lower FIPs, but obviously I reject the assumption that they pitched all that much better. Don’t know what you think you’re proving by saying they performed better (I did introduce them as the guys who “bested” him, after all). The purpose of listing them was to demonstrate 1) how exclusive a group that was, and 2) the class of prospects in that group. Players who pitch like that do and should get promoted. Period.

                It’s not disputed that he threw fewer innings. No kidding. The point is that his performance was at the top level for the AA level. Trying to dispute that is an exercise in, well…being ridiculous, and grasping at some particularly disingenuous straws. The question is why having pitched fewer innings means that promoting him was stupid. He pitched 42, so obviously that’s too few (based on nothing, mind you). How many more should he have pitched? How do you tie his AAA results to his failure to reach this as yet unknown, unstated, unsupported, and yet all important threshold of AA innings? Do you see what’s missing here?

      • Greg

        Also, Chris Stewart (via fangraphs) is 4.7 runs above average defensively for the year, and 14.4 above average for his career in almost exactly 1 full season of play, indicating that he’s one of the top defensive catchers in baseball.

    • JCK

      You realize this is Mike’s site, right? Most of the narratives are his.

  • Tim B

    Why couldn’t they DFA Cruz and add Josh Bell to 25 man roster. He was playing good in AAA.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I doubt anyone was going to buy solid AAA play by Josh Bell as anything. Veteran AAA filler.

  • Bo Knows

    Walking the park doesn’t breed success at any level, so I don’t see the point in harping on your opinion that he wasn’t ready. Ramirez has to learn and he will.

  • JohnnyC

    .205/329/361/690 is good?

  • Assman

    What is Enns’ ceiling?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Probably exceeding expectations at this point, but let’s see him get to AA first enforce we anoint him anything.

      • Bo Knows

        Not even sure we can tag him for a ceiling because I don’t think anyone really knows anything about him, yet. There are only a few vague reports around and they don’t say much

  • Bob Buttons

    There’s TWO groins?!

    Wow I sure learned something new.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      We do everything big in Cuba.

      • stan

        especially floating doors.

      • Bob Buttons

        The hottest new sports documentary of the year

        Two Groins One Cup

        starring Ron Jeremy.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    What really is the reasoning for not moving Sanchez up? I’m curious.

    • RetroRob


    • Chip

      They claim they want him to catch the higher velocity guys down there since his bat is clearly ahead of his glove

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Thats interesting. Do you have a link?

        • Coolerking101

          That fact was reported on this site. I believe it came from someone’s twitter …though I can’t remember who.

    • emac2

      Maybe they want to keep him in A ball so they don’t have to expose him to the rule 5 draft?

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        Ask Johan Santana how that works out.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      They probably want him to establish a rapport with Enns, DePaula, Mitchell et al rather than with Shane Greene and the Soft-Tossers, which the current Trenton rotation will have to pay me royalties for if they want to use as a band name.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I saw them open up for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Grace had better legs.

  • http://deleted Richard Leo

    Betances shows some promise

  • Michael

    According to one of the Tampa players, Mason Williams is sick and is not playing. He did not even make the trip east when AROD played in Brevard County.

    • Bob Buttons

      I choose to blame ARod.

      • I’m One

        It all came about with A-Rod there. Clearly his fault. Good call.

  • Nuke Guy (Knoxvillain)

    It feels pretty nice seeing Betances pitch well even though it’s in the bullpen. If he could keep this up he might get back some of his lost prospect status.

  • Rhanebaeu Dix

    hughes for brandon belt

    • http://deleted Richard Leo


  • Mickey Scheister

    Any news on Nuno, I though his injury wasn’t anything long term?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Things linger, I guess. Maybe he has three groins.

      • Bryan

        Do you have to? Do you have to let it linger????

        Hooray for random 1990’s lyrics

        • Robinson Tilapia


  • nycsportzfan

    Ben Gamel continues to impress with his bat and speed. His trade value could be solid because of his similarities to Gardner and what hes turned into?

    Dietrich Enns continues to be very impressive. Outside of one bad outing, hes been nothing but impressive since his promotion.

    • I’m One

      This impressive comment impresses me.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        We’ve fixed the grammar issue. Now we need a thesaurus.

        • Charlie in SD

          Comment of the year/decade? Well played, Mauer.

  • nycsportzfan

    It feels like Mikolas has had a better yr so far, dosen’t it? Every time i look up i feel hes had a solid outing, but i guess not?

    What kinda player does he project to be?

  • KEN


    • pat

      Comment police?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      The terms themselves are performing the act?

      Did you have a problem with the other 10,000 curse words or reference to sex acts?

      I don’t think it should be used as a put-down, whether it’s here or anywhere, since there is nothing inherently negative about the act. It’s, at best, a vestige of homophobic language that probably still exists in a ton of people. I also don’t feel like yelling at anyone about it or branding them a homophobe when they slip up. We’re all human beings, and all we can do is take steps forward at become better human beings every day.

  • Robinson Tilapia
  • rico

    when will the yankees sign 16th rounder louis curcio?