Jagielo doubles twice in GCL win

Game 84: Keep It Going
Sabathia wins 200th game as Cano comes up big against Twins

High-A Tampa has placed LHP Eric Wooten on the DL and RHP Bryan Mitchell on the suspended list, reports Nicholas Flammia. No idea what Mitchell did to get suspended. RHP David Herndon has his rehab moved to High-A Tampa as well.

Meanwhile, both RHP Chris Bootcheck and OF Thomas Neal has been named to the Triple-A International League All-Star Team. Congrats to the two of them.

Triple-A Scranton (11-5 loss to Pawtucket)

  • C J.R. Murphy: 1-5, 1 R, 1 Hr, 1 RBI, 1 K — ninth homer ties his career-high, set last year
  • RF Fernando Martinez: 3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K — 15 hits in his last 37 at-bats (.405) with five doubles and three homers
  • DH Dan Johnson: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB
  • SS Brent Lillibridge: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 E (fielding)
  • RHP Caleb Cotham: 4.2 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 6 ER, 4 BB,. 1 K, 8/2 GB/FB — 62 of 99 pitches were strikes (63%) … ugly

Double-A Trenton (7-0 loss to Portland)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 0-4
  • CF Slade Heathcott & DH Tyler Austin: both 2-4 — Heathcott struck out twice and got picked off first
  • RHP Zach Nuding: 4 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4/3 GB/FB — 58 of 79 pitches were strikes (73%)
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 16 of 23 pitches were strikes (70%)

High-A Tampa (3-2 loss to Lakeland)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder, DH Peter O’Brien & LF Ben Gamel: all 0-4 — O’Brien struck out thrice
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B
  • RHP David Herndon: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2/2 GB/FB
  • LHP Dietrich Enns: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 9/4 GB/FB — the domination continues, he’s been unreal this year

Low-A Charleston (8-5 loss to Rome in ten innings)

  • SS Eduardo Nunez: 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding) — Ken Davidoff says he’ll head to Trenton and play for the Thunder tomorrow night
  • 3B Alex Rodriguez: 0-2 — had a little more on him earlier
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — third homer in the last nine games
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
  • CF Jake Cave: 1-4, 1 K
  • RHP Luis Niebla: 5 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 8/1 GB/FB — 57 of 80 pitches were strikes (71%)

Short Season Staten Island (2-1 loss to Brooklyn in ten innings, walk-off style)

  • CF Michael O’Neill: 0-4, 3 K — 19 strikeouts in 14 games
  • 1B Bubba Jones: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Phil Walby: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 5/2 GB/FB
  • LHP Caleb Smith: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 13/1 K/BB in nine innings

Rookie GCL Yanks1‘s game was suspended due to rain with one out in the top of the third. They’ll wrap it up tomorrow. Here’s the box score if you can’t wait that long.

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (4-1 win over GCL Blue Jays)

  • DH Luis Torrens: 0-4, 1 K
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 2-2, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 BB — first pro hits, and the first double came off a rehabbing Sergio Santos … he played six innings in the field
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 2-4, 1 K
  • C Alvaro Noriega: 1-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI — he signed for $175k back in 2011
  • LHP Omar Luis: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K — pro debut for the $4M man, who apparently prefers Omar Luis to Omar Luis Rodriguez
  • LHP Rony Bautista: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 3/2 GB/FB — in two starts this year, he’s allowed two hits and one walk while striking out 15 in 8.2 scoreless innings
Game 84: Keep It Going
Sabathia wins 200th game as Cano comes up big against Twins
  • Brian S.

    Bautista needs to get out of rookie ball no? Send him to Charleston.

    • Laz

      Yes, he is way too old for the level, and he has been decent in 50 innings in gcl so far.

  • Robinson Tilapia


    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Hmm… Maybe he isn’t a bust after all!

  • SDB

    Lillibridge has been hitting quite a bit recently. Good to see.

    Meanwhile, has Aaron Judge just disappeared off the radar?

    • Greg

      I guess they’re gonna drag this all the way out to July 12th (if he hasn’t signed by now, I doubt he will til then), which is pretty annoying. It borders on inconceivable that he won’t sign unless he has some serious injury – and as a hitter, that would be enormously unlikely – because the risk far outweighs the reward for him, and the Yankees have no shortage of pool money. No team would be so stupid as to let him walk to avoid that luxury tax.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Yeah. Looks to me like he wants to see what would be available to him over slot before just settling for slot. Either that or he wants to take a pretty big gamble.

      • OhioYanks

        What are you implying by saying: “No team would be so stupid as to let him walk to avoid that luxury tax?”

        It’s annoying that he’s not signed, sure, but what info on the negotiations do you have to blame the organization? There’s no reason to pay him more than they think he’s worth. There are at least four obvious reasons not to: it’s direct a waste of resources, you get the pick back next year and can get someone who will sign for their value at that time (under the new rules you can get it back again in 2015 as well I believe), going over-slot for him could reduce their ability to sign late round guys over-slot, and caving with him could set a precedent that the Yankees will cave if you wait them out which hurts much more with the new draft rules.

        • Angelo

          Plus, going back to college would give Judge little to no leverage in next year’s draft. It just wouldn’t make sense for him. Yankees have no reason to cave.

        • Greg

          Info? Blame? I don’t think you know what either one of us is talking about.

          Looks like your problem here is that you don’t have the right conception of “worth.” Judge is “worth,” in his capacity as a draft prospect, $1.7 million or so, let’s say, because that’s where they took him and that’s about what they want to pay. The instant Judge, or whoever, signs that contract, he’s worth dramatically more than that. Every player you take is worth more than you’re giving them. And unless you’re giving it to really awful players, the overage, even taxed, is peanuts compared to what you get for that investment. Realistically there’s no amount the Yankees could pay him that would exceed his value as a prospect, once signed.

          They get the pick and slot money back next year, but the taxed overage disappears if unused, and having a prospect now as opposed to a year from now also has value. Unless they’re injured pitchers, there’s a reason you don’t see teams opting not to sign players they can afford to sign without penalty: it’s all profit for them, and value today > value tomorrow. And I can guarantee that if they had to choose, they’d go over-slot for Judge without blinking before they’d give that money to your Jordan Floyds and what not. The reason those guys lasted as long as they did is because they represent a comparatively poor investment. This is basic stuff, you don’t need any inside info to understand it.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            I really doubt that’s what’s happening. The ball is in Judge’s court. I don’t think it’s the Yankees holding this back. Interesting theory, though.

            • Greg

              Who said anything about the Yankees holding this back? What’s the “that” that you doubt is happening?

              I’m explaining why (unless there’s something wrong with him or he really wants to go back to school) the Yankees are going to sign him, even if they have to pay more than expected to do so. If he actually gets significantly over slot money, I would be very surprised.

          • OhioYanks

            You don’t seem to know what opportunity cost is. What’s the value is having a pick now vs. next year? Pretty low in the scheme of things, and maybe even negative if next year’s draft is expected to be better. The Yankees can theoretically sign a roughly equivalent prospect to Judge next season to about slot. I asked what “info” you have to see if you knew what he is asking for (if there have been reports, at least). It absolutely might not be worth signing him to whatever he is asking. Or it may be worth waiting a month to see how far you can get him down, even if you plan to sign him.

            You are looking at one side of the equation and ignoring the other. It’s an inequality and there is value on both sides. You have to look at both to see which has more value. You are choosing to ignore one side. This is why I talked about blaming the Yankees. You are only considering their reasons for signing him, and ignoring their reasons for negotiating or just not signing him.

            The draft slots are artificially deflated, sure, but there’s opportunity cost involved and there’s also such a high bust rate outside the top 15, 20 prospects that many of these guys will never be worth more than their signing bonus.

            “And I can guarantee that if they had to choose, they’d go over-slot for Judge without blinking before they’d give that money to your Jordan Floyds and what not.”

            Again, dude, they can take another Aaron Judge next year. OPPORTUNITY COST. He is entitled to go for the Appel approach, but there’s theoretically about a 50% chance it won’t work out. They’re entitled to wait until next year. Overall, I would say that they have more leverage and

            “The reason those guys lasted as long as they did is because they represent a comparatively poor investment.”

            I never said otherwise. I said that signing one or two of those guys and waiting until next season to sign your first rounder might be more valuable than signing Judge. In fact, I never even said they don’t want to sign Judge. They can negotiate him down enough to sign a late round guy and get both rather than just one. How much value does getting Judge into short season one month earlier really have? If every prospect is worth more than they sign for (your logic there) and the Yankees save enough to sign a kid for, say, $500,000… is one month of pro development for Judge really worth substantially more than half a mill? This is basic stuff asshat, you don’t need any inside info to understand it. Next time you want to be a condescending little twat, try to know what the fuck you are ranting about.

            “This is basic stuff, you don’t need any inside info to understand it.”

            Apparently it’s not that basic, as you don’t seem to have the cognitive skills to properly analyze it.

            • OhioYanks

              Don’t even know why I bothered to get into such depth. Your theory is that the Yankees should just sign every player to their asking price. Under the new draft rules, that approach is nonsensical.

              • Greg

                Don’t be a moron, I didn’t even begin to suggest that, let alone present it as my “theory.” They should pay every player as little as possible, obviously.

            • Greg

              I literally lol’d

              It’s impossible to respond to someone who assumes that amount of inaccurate shit. A month of development time? Don’t negotiate? Where are you getting this nonsense?

              • OhioYanks

                I can promise you that what I have written is not bullshit. Try reading it and you might actually learn something.

                Seriously look up what “opportunity cost” is and you’ll be in a better position to have this discussion. Right now you are making a fool of yourself. I clearly understand what you are saying, but you don’t seem to understand what I am.

                In terms of your new found confusion, I will take the time to explain:

                A month of development time, give or take, between signing him on time and negotiating. You are “annoyed” by this, but if it knocks him down even $100k it might mean the difference between signing a late round guy and not. Those guys weren’t considered good enough by teams to meet their demands early in the draft with other guys available (again, OPPORTUNITY COST), but that doesn’t mean they aren’t valuable. Your remarks about the worth of those late guys and about all prospects having more value than their bonuses are somewhat contradictory. All prospects are worth more than their bonuses (according to you), but it’s not worth negotiating with Judge to sign one of these guys (again according to you). Who doesn’t understand value?

                You find it annoying that the Yankees are negotiating with Judge instead of just paying him whatever he wants. That’s what this conversation is about. Earth to Greg. Remember saying this: “I guess they’re gonna drag this all the way out to July 12th (if he hasn’t signed by now, I doubt he will til then), which is pretty annoying?”

                • Greg

                  I find it annoying that he won’t be playing for a while, because I want to see what he can do in pro baseball, and especially so because he’s just gonna sign for slot anyway. The idea that you think I find negotiation itself annoying (apparently now a synonym for “unwise?”) is HILARIOUS.

                  • OhioYanks

                    Your initial comment was very hard to understand. Both myself and Robinson took it to be blaming the Yankees… which, if you read it objectively, seems to be the logical conclusion. “No team would be so stupid as to let him walk to avoid that luxury tax.” You don’t in any way suggest he will sign for slot. You suggest that the Yankees would be stupid not to sign him regardless of what it costs and what taxes they have to pay. You then go on to reaffirm that in your response to me by saying I don’t understand value (when you clearly didn’t know what opportunity cost was at the time… which is a big part of value) and all prospects are worth way more than their bonuses. The logical conclusion there, again, was just get the guy signed.

                    It reads as you’ve basically said one thing, and then backtracking now that you’ve been proven incorrect to pretend you said another.

                    Good day.

                    • Greg

                      We can all say things and wish they were true, but who are we fooling? You seem to do a lot of that.

                      It was a general statement about draft bonuses, suggesting that he will be signed one way or another, and followed other reasons he’ll sign. If you can read blame into it, the sole explanation for that is that you’re used to seeing people place blame on the Yankees irrationally, which I don’t do. When you’re a hammer…

                      “No team would be so stupid as to let him walk to avoid that luxury tax” = “it is better to sign him immediately for any amount of money than to spend a month negotiating down, and they will unquestionably have to exceed slot to get him signed. Also, his not having signed yet is entirely the Yankees fault”

                      Logical conclusion? C’mon. What are you doing to yourself? It means what the words mean: that any team would sooner pay him over slot and go over the luxury tax threshold than not sign him at all. If you think it follows from that or anything else i said they won’t sign him for slot, then once again, you have no understanding of logic.

                    • OhioYanks

                      What the hell are you talking about?

  • Bob Buttons

    Random poll: Anyone who doesn’t know whether a -ce term (like once twice thrice) for four times exists, please raise your hand.

    *raises hand first*

    • forensic

      No, one does not exist.

  • http://deleted Richard Leo

    anyone knows where is Miguel Andujar

    • Danny

      injured, no idea on specifics

      • http://deleted Richard Leo

        too bad.both he and Abiatal Avelino are injured.

  • viridiana

    18 Ks by GCL Yank 2 pitchers

  • Different Josh

    Lillibridge and F-MArt have been mashing. Any chance Lillibridge works his way to the big club?

    • Laz

      Lillibridge has been good, but look at what he has done in the majors, he isn’t really an upgrade over what we have.

  • Bob Buttons

    Suspended? Maybe he’s just getting into the spirit of weather at Yankees farm teams.

    Okay that’s the best way I can put this half-assed crack at Mitchell.

    • Brian S.

      He probably got caught smokin a blunt last offday.

  • FrankeeYankee

    Is it just me or Slade get picked off about every other game?

    • Andrew 518

      I was going to mention that myself. Got to be on your toes son!

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    when/where does ian clarkin debut? excited to watch him

  • yankeepankee

    What a putrid roster at Scranton.
    Retreads, non-prospects, old guys.
    One or two older subs would be okay but I’d rather have fringy young players with some potential from Mexican and Independent Leagues (Andrew Clark types) etc. then guys like Bootcheck and Dan Johnson.
    Cashman and his scouts etc. doing a bad job with the farm.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      If we send Bootcheck and Johnson to Mexico this off-season, then bring them back, will you be happy?

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Cashman and his scouts etc. doing a bad job with the farm.

      So bad that K-Law just rated them as one of the top six farm systems in all of baseball.

    • OhioYanks

      The AAA roster is immediate depth for MLB. I’d rather have guys who can step into MLB tomorrow if need be in AAA. Newman has made it clear over and over again that this is how the Yankees use AAA. I think it’s the best, and really only, way to use it.

      How many Andrew Clark types do you think are out there? (And how many do you think actually turn out to be even decent AAA players?) Sure, there are some. However, few young guys retire as early as Clark did. A guy in an independent league or down in Mexico is someone that all 30 MLB teams took a look at and decided not to bother having in their organizations. Few of the ones who are signed actually go to AAA. They’re often ticketed for somewhere in A-ball.
      How many of those guys would actually be better baseball players than someone like Fernando Martinez? If he came from the Mexican League instead of the Astros (who are effectively a Mexican League team anyway…), would you suddenly like him? He is 24 years old, a former top prospect, and actually hit above league average in MLB for 130 PAs. I know MLB is no Indy Ball, but… not too bad.

      Finally, the AAA roster is not nearly as barren as you suggest. Mustelier and Garcia are similar to the Mexican League players you suggest, but teams didn’t actually have a chance to look and them and pass before the Yankees did because they’re Cuban. They had Adams, Murphy, Claiborne, and Zoilo at the level, but called them up due to injuries. Jose Ramirez, Mark Montgomery, Chase Whitley, Corban Joseph and JR Murphy are prospects. Manny Banuelos might be at that level if not for injury (if not, he’d likely be in MLB).

  • Paco Dooley

    When I see someone mashing in rookie ball I remind myself about Bichette and remember that players with advanced approaches can look better than they really are at that level. I also remind myself that a lot of great players take some time to get things going. But it is fun to look at numbers and dream of future rosters, especially with this pathetic lineup in NY.

  • Paco Dooley

    Anyone know whether players tend to move between the GCL 1 and 2 rosters? I haven’t been keeping track of who is on each roster when I look at these posts. Also, anyone know if there is a real difference between the two (like the team sends certain types of prospects to 1 or the other)?

  • nycsportzfan

    Good to see Dietrich Enns bounce back after the bad outing last time out. I love leftys that come outta nowhere.

  • Wayne

    I still think they are taking a chance on hurting Dietrich Enns arm. He has not built up the arm strength! You can not relieve then start a guy halfway through the year at least not in the majors and probably not in the minors either. dejavu all over again. Damn! Here is praying Jose Ramirez does not hurt himself in aaa by lowering his arm slot send him back to aa! Oh does Philip Walby have a chance to be a starter? Pitching pretty well. What happened to Alex Polanco why is he not pitching?

    • OhioYanks

      Guys move back and forth between the pen and rotation across MLB literally every year. You definitely can do it. There might be a higher occurrence of injuries by doing so, but it’s something that you’d have to look into and could prove pretty easily if it’s a real thing. (I’m quite sure that teams like the Yankees, who employ 14 people in their stats department according to reports, have looked into it.)
      Enns was also a multi-inning reliever. Have you actually looked into the jump in IP and pitch count since moving? I seem to remember 3 IP appearances as a RP. It’s pretty common for a SP’s work load to jump around 2, 3+ IP from one start to another depending on effectiveness. They’re not running him out there for 7, 9 IP as a starter. Seems like a pretty gradual transition.

      Why does what level you are pitching at influence your arm slot?