Pineda knocked around in SWB loss

2013 Draft: Yankees agree to sign 20th round pick Drew Bridges
Jeter returns, gets hurt in win over Royals

Penn League Report has some scouting reports on various Short Season Staten Island players, including some of this year’s draft picks. Make sure you check it out. In other news, RHP Graham Stoneburner has been sent down to Double-A Trenton according to Josh Norris.

Triple-A Scranton (7-1 loss to Syracuse)

  • CF Adonis Garcia: 2-4, 1 K
  • C J.R. Murphy: 0-4, 1 PB
  • DH Randy Ruiz: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K — eight homers in his last 16 games
  • 3B David Adams: 1-4, 1 3B, 1 K
  • RHP Michael Pineda: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HB, 5/2 GB/FB — 52 of 76 pitches were strikes (68%), and he topped out at 93 mph … surrendered two homers in this game and four in his last three starts … remember, his rehab stint is over, he’s in the minors and about two weeks away from pushing his free agency back a year
  • RHP Chase Whitley: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 27 of 45 pitches were strikes (60%)

Double-A Trenton (2-0 loss to New Britain)

High-A Tampa had their doubleheader rained out. Both games were canceled and will not be made up. Alex Rodriguez was scheduled to play the first game at third base as he continues his rehab from left hip surgery.

Low-A Charleston (3-1 win over Greenville)

  • CF Jake Cave: 0-2, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP
  • SS Cito Culver: 1-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • DH Greg Bird: 0-2, 2 BB — 58 walks in 80 games
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 2-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K — 12 hits in his last 35 at-bats (.343)
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • LHP Dan Camarena: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 9/3 GB/FB — 45 of 61 pitches were strikes (74%), plus he picked a runner off first … he had allowed six hits total in his previous 27 innings … two walks in his last 33 innings (0.55 BB/9)

Short Season Staten Island (1-0 loss to Lowell in ten innings)

  • LF Michael O’Neill: 1-4
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 HBP — only five strikeouts in 43 plate appearances since turning pro (11.6%)
  • CF Brandon Thomas: 0-4, 2 K
  • RHP David Palladino: 4 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2/1 GB/FB
  • RHP Cale Coshow: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 4/0 GB/FB — 12/4 K/BB and 16/7 K/BB in his last ten innings

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (5-2 win over GCL Phillies)

  • SS Abi Avelino: 2-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 SB, 1 E (fielding) — four walks and one strikeout in his last three games
  • DH Tyler Wade: 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
  • RF Ronnie Mustelier: 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB — played five innings in the field as he rehabs from two groin strains
  • 1B Chris Breen: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (4-3 win over GCL Braves)

  • DH Luis Torrens: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 0-3, 1 BB, 3 K
  • 1B Dalton Smith: 1-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K — first pro homer for last year’s 36th rounder
  • RHP Angel Rincon: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 10/4 GB/FB
2013 Draft: Yankees agree to sign 20th round pick Drew Bridges
Jeter returns, gets hurt in win over Royals
  • pat

    MP just needs to keep getting innings and taking the ball every 5th day. Any results are gravy. He’s got a lot of arm strength he needs to build back up.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Of course. No one start tells the tale, no matter the level.

      I’m confident we all realize that and that the subsequent comment section will reflect such patience and nuance on the part of the fanbase.

      • trr

        I’m not a huge Pineda supporter, but yes, this is very true.
        It will take some time, easily into 2014, to really see what we’ve got here

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Seattle knew that Cashman failed. Cashman failed at Seattle knowing. It’s A-Rod’s fault that Cashman knowing that Seattle failed. Papa Bear would never stand for it being A-Rod failing at Cashman knowing about Seattle.

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)


    • Winter

      Fire Kevin Long.

    • Bubba

      You certainly are an entertaining fellow.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Phuck Fill Hughes! He sucks!

  • YankeeGrunt

    One of those homeruns was a slam, so the difference between a so-so outing and getting rocked was one pitch. He was also wild, one of the HBPs knocked a hitter out of the game and the other was a 93 MPH FB that hit the batter’s hand.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Good to know. Thanks for sharing.

    • Bo Knows

      it was really one bad inning and happened when he was past the 70 mark, he might have fatigued because he hit two batters which knocked in a run because of a passed ball by Murphy earlier in the inning. Then he gave up the slam

      • jsbrendog

        this is very heartening news. thanks for the context

  • Kevin G.

    Pineda’s obviously just bored.

  • forensic

    Surprised they pulled Pineda at 76 pitches. Clearly he’s bored, but they should be continuing to build up the pitch count, regardless of the results.

    It baffles me how they still have A-Rod sitting in Tampa so he can not play any games during the rehab. Between the day-offs and rainouts he’ll only have like 10-12 games before the window is up. It seems like Tampa has only played about 6 games all year. Send him somewhere else so he can consistently play and do something during the ever-shrinking rehab window that is still remaining.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Agreed. Just fly him somewhere else. It’s getting the work in that matters.

    • RetroRob

      Is it games of days for the rehab? Meaning was one day clicked off the clock or did not the clock extended a day because of the rain out?

      • forensic

        It’s days. Today was the 12th day of his rehab and he’s only gotten to play 6 games because of this stuff and a regular day or two off. He’s played one game in the last 4 days because of two rainouts. There are only 8 days left for him, he has to be activated on next Saturday, the 20th.

        • yankeepankee

          He will never be activated.
          They will put him back on the DL.

          • Jim Is Bored

            You do the yankee pankee then you turn yourself around…that’s what it’s alll aaaaboouuuut.

  • http://deleted Richard Leo

    Abi Avelino is as intereting as i expect

    • http://deleted Richard Leo


  • YankeeGrunt

    Really intrigued by Palladino. At his size, if he can maintain a decent walk rate he could be very effective.

  • McLovin

    What does Dan Camarena project to be?

    • YankeeGrunt

      Superb control with all his pitches, tough to barrel up because he’s low in the zone. Handicap is his velo, which sits 88-90. If he can pick up a few ticks as he moves forward he could emerge as a front-end starting prospect. If he stays where he’s at, his upside is probably a 3-4.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Mike was a fan from draft day.

        • YankeeGrunt

          I liked him a lot too, but getting any contribution from a 20th rounder is anomalous. If he turns into a legit mid-rotation starter, that’s awesome.

          • Cool Lester Smooth

            Of course, he dropped due to signability and they gave him 335k, which is 4th round money now.

            • YankeeGrunt

              Yeah IIRC he was a USD commit, but considering that Evan DeLuca got $500K the year before it was a different era. Rookie Davis, a good prospect in his own right, got $550 the same year as Camarena.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                I hope Rookie Davis is in the org forever. I will cry the day I’m not able to type his name.

    • Bob Buttons

      A fan favorite among dyslexic macarena-loving yankees fans?

  • David Brown

    Seeing the production from Jagielo, made me think of the 2013 Draft. I like the fact we are starting to see production from our Drafts. This Draft maybe the first one where we really went for it, and had no trouble going after both quality and quantity. A reasonable argument can be made, that we had the best Draft in the Division (When is the last time that happened?) We signed 6 prep players so far (Cortes is still possible), and made legitimate offers to others like McCarley ($250,000 and 5 years of School was a good offer). I think the guys who made the Draft are Fowler and Bridges, they were not easy signs. Is there room for improvement? Yes we were not as good as the Pittsburgh Pirates or the Chicago Cubs (With the Draft and an incredible IFA Haul, they are the biggest winners of all). But even the most cynical Yankee fan should be satisfied with the Draft.

    • JMK

      You’re going to love the 2014 MLB Proper Noun Draft. It’s going to be Great.

  • mustang(The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    “about two weeks away from pushing his free agency back a year”

    Is there any RAB reader that doesn’t know this by now?

    The point has been driven through with a Mack truck.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Personally, I wouldn’t mind a little window on the side keeping track of the days until Pineda’s FA is delayed.

      It just gets me so excited!

      • mustang(The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        Now that’s a great idea and your right it would be exciting. I will get right on it.

        If you don’t mind I name it after you.

        How does Cool Lester Smooth’s Pineda ticker sound?

  • yankeepankee

    Time to revamp the minor league system.
    Newman, Oppenheimer goodbye. And get new medical and training staffs.
    Cashman should go too at some point since he was in charge of the mess in the minors.
    Use some of that $2 billion Yankee worth (via Forbes Mag) and hire new farm directors and better scouts.
    Another flop year in the system. No players on they way to provide even a minor impact in AAA or AA. More arm injuries or regressions. I like Almonte but we’ll be lucky if he’s an Angel Pagan-type with less speed and a weaker right-side bat. Don’t want to hear about who looks good in A ball. That’s a long ways away and a crap shoot.
    And yet another organization ready to promote an international phenom Cashman passed on. The Orioles and Showalter are saying Henry Urrutia is ready for the majors. They signed the Cuban for about $700,000. Chump change for us. Again, Cashman should have went to town on foreign FA’s before the caps/slots were in force.
    Meanwhile, our Cuban hope, old Musty,(what is he 30 now?) nursing a double groin pull in A ball rehab. Cashman spent too much time tugging on his own groin instead of going after Urrutia (cheap too), Puig, Ryu, etc. etc.
    I’m a life-long Yankee fan and this system is sad.

    • Jim Is Bored

      “I’m a life-long Yankee fan and this system is sad.”

      Boo fucking hoo. You think that makes you special on a board dedicated to the Yankees?

      “Everything negative will happen. Anything positive happens to other teams. I’m just being rational. Anyone who thinks otherwise has their head up their ass. You’re all blinded by optimism and aren’t seeing things as they are. Everyone will get hurt. Our FO sucks.”

      We’ve heard it all before. You’re boring. And more than that, you’re just flat out wrong. And must be an absolute joy to watch a game with.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        The Yankees suck! They don’t do anything right. Their ownership is terrible. Everyone in the front office is terrible. The unborn child of every pregnant employee in the system is going to grow up terrible. I hope Derek Jeter catches rabies, Mariano Rivera gangrene, and that three people show up to the stadium next year. Why would anyone in their right mind root for this team. I am a long-time die-hard fan of the team and, therefore, speak with complete clarity and conviction.

      • yankeepankee

        who the fuck are you, asswipe?
        go back to your basement and check on your usual kiddy porn sites.
        obviously, a gutless wimp hiding behind your keyboard.
        you’re bored because you have no life other than trolling the web and trying to sound important.
        who the fuck cares what you think?
        don’t want your comments about anything I post.
        overseers of this site should ban delusional jerks like you.
        and the Yanks system still is sad. like you.

    • Pat D

      I like how you let us know you’re a lifelong Yankee fan after you went on your rant. That’s different.

      • Bryan

        Saying you are a Yankees fan but prefacing it with a nonsensical argument makes perfect sense.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You can say anything as long as you finish with that sentence. As a matter of fact, you can literally fart in the comment box as long as you tell us you’ve been a fan since the 50’s. It could even be due to incontinence.

        • Pat D

          The trend lately has been to begin a long, rambling, partially incoherent rant/post by saying “I’ve been a Yankees fan since 19XX,” so I was just observing that he switched it around.

  • Dave M

    Wow thanks to people like Jim, no one can vent without getting slammed. Thanks Jim! You peckerhead!! :-)

    • Bryan

      People can vent if they have reason to vent. Yankeepankee has no reason to complain because his analysis – cause of his venting – is weak and flawed. If he was arguing points that make sense, for instance that some top specs in the system are underperforming, he would be fine. Buuuut he has to go and try and expand on that using stupid hyperbole and muddying his entire argument. He deserves to be mocked.

      • Jim Is Bored

        “because his analysis – cause of his venting – is weak and flawed”

        Ding ding ding.

    • Jim Is Bored


      Go ahead, find where I’ve slammed someone for saying anything like
      “Gah this offense sucks.”
      “Why can’t we score more than 3 runs a game.”
      “CC get your act together.”
      “This season has been frustrating.”

      Or anything like that. Go ahead. I’m waiting. Still waiting.

      Venting is fine. Expanding it and developing a narrative based on terribly thought out crap is annoying. You’re free to be negative. But you’re not free to be an idiot and not expect repercussions.

    • pat

      I’m guessing you’re in your 60’s.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Ah, here’s the moment I was looking for.

      Jim’s Internet life will never be the same again.

      • Jim Is Bored

        I have to admit, I’m amused because the insult was pretty unique. At least he didn’t stick to the classics.

  • Shittyshittybangbang

    Wow, for such an intelligent group of folks, the intolerance on this site towards others comments and ideas is shocking. People get ripped and mocked for the sake of personal amusement, adhering to an elitist blogosphere pack mentality, where “we’re right, you’re wrong and you’re a winey moron to boot”. I’d hate to think how absolutely mundane and boring it’d be if all on this site agreed on everything. Ad-nauseam complaints and regurgitation ? Maybe. But perhaps, just perhaps, there are valid points and observations that can be derived, regardless of the annoyance of its frequency. Now, let’s all hold hands and sing kumbaya (*steps down from soap box).

    • Jim Is Bored

      Complaining about elitism with a comment like that is the best thing I’ve read in a long time.

    • Pat D

      Maybe you haven’t realized that the people who get ripped and mocked do nothing but use ad-nauseam complaints and regurgitation of tired, incorrect narratives?

      • Shittyshittybangbang

        Maybe. Who was the last “home-grown”, every day position player on the M.L. roster ? Brett Gardner ?

  • Wayne

    I really wanted to draft cody reed over Ian clarkin. But I like the Aaron Judge pick and still undecided on jagielo. Looking forward to seeing Cale Coshow and David Palladino develope this year and next year.. Don’t know if Alex Polanco is this guy a starter or projected to be a reliever. I like his delivery you can see him pitching on YouTube in New Jersey. Nephew of Placido Polanco type. Also like how Rookie Davis is doing so far.

  • Bronx Bombers23

    Not to get off the subject, but is there any particular reason that there is every, relevant stat listed in the Tyler Austin watch box except Rbi’s? Just curious. Thanks in advance.

    • Pat D

      Because RBI’s are meaningless, more so in the minors. Mostly because it’s not a predictive state.

      • Pat D

        Stat, not state.

      • YankeeGrunt

        They’re not meaningless, they just shouldn’t be weighted as heavily as they tended to be. Driving in runners, especially the ability to do so without getting a base hit, is a skill, and among the basic metrics only RBIs really reflect that. Yes they’re dependent stats, but to say something should be read critically isn’t to say it shouldn’t be read at all.