Ruiz homers again in SWB win


LHP Ian Clarkin, the Yankees third first round pick in last month’s draft, has been placed on the 7-day DL according to Matt Eddy. I think it’s just a procedural move since he isn’t ready for games after not pitching for about two months, but I don’t know that for certain. Frankly, it wouldn’t be all that surprising if he was actually hurt given the team’s recent luck with their top pitching prospects.

Triple-A Scranton (6-2 win over Lehigh Valley)

  • DH Derek Jeter: 1-2, , 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — had a little more on him before
  • 2B Brent Lillibridge: 1-4, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB
  • 1B Randy Ruiz: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K — fifth homer in his last ten games
  • RF Addison Maruszak & CF Corey Patterson: both 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — they hit back-to-back homers in the second
  • LHP David Huff: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 6/4 GB/FB — 64 of 90 pitches were strikes (71%) … 31/5 K/BB in 32.1 innings this year
  • RHP Dellin Betances: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K — 20 of 36 pitches were strikes (56%), and he ran his fastball as high as 97 … 29 base-runners (0.92 WHIP) and eight runs allowed (2.27 ERA) in 31.2 relief innings now (41/11 K/BB)

Double-A Trenton (3-2 win over Reading, walk-off style)

  • CF Ramon Flores & CF Slade Heathcott: both 1-4, 1 K — Heathcott was ejected in the eighth for arguing balls and strikes
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB
  • C Jeff Farnham: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 K — walk-off single
  • LHP Jeremy Bleich: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 5/0 GB/FB — 27 of 48 pitches were strikes (56%)
  • LHP Cesar Cabral: 0.1 IP, zeroes, 1/0 GB/FB — all four pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa (2-1 win over Brevard Country)

  • LF Ben Gamel: 0-4, 2 K
  • DH Alex Rodriguez: 0-3 — had a little more on him earlier
  • 3B Peter O’Brien: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RF Yeral Sanchez: 1-3, 1 RBI – drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth with a sac fly
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB
  • RHP Corey Black: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 8/2 GB/FB — no more than one earned run allowed in five of his last six starts
  • RHP Diego Moreno: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Low-A Charleston Game One was suspended due to rain with two outs in the bottom of the third. Here’s the box score. The second game of the doubleheader was rained out. They’re going to make everything up in early-August.

Short Season Staten Island (6-2 win over Connecticut)

  • CF Michael O’Neill: 1-5, 2 K, 1 CS, 1 HBP
  • LF Brandon Thomas: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K — had been in an 0-for-16 slump coming into the game
  • 3B Jose Rosario: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B
  • SS John Murphy: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI — second straight game with a double, his first two of the season
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 4/4 GB/FB — 17/0 K/BB in 23 innings this year and 39/2 K/BB in 50 career innings
  • RHP Dillon McNamara: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0/5 GB/FB — picked a runner off first

The two Rookie GCL Yanks squads had their regularly scheduled Sunday off-day.

Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. trr says:

    Can’t get too concerned about A-rod. For him, these are exhibition games

  2. dkidd says:

    david huff = org arm?

    • IRememberCelerinoSanchez says:

      He has 59 MLB appearance over five years (including one with the Yanks this season). He was a starter for most of his career, but he’s done some relieving the last two. He is mainly starting in SWB because they need starters.

      So not an org arm. More of a AAAA type.

  3. Curtis Granderson says:

    Michael O’neill streikes out way too much

  4. CONservative governMENt says:

    Don’t want to jinx him but very happy for Betances.

    Still time for the farm system to have a good year.

    • Pseudoyanks says:

      Indeed I just peed meself a wee bit.

    • jimmy james says:

      Yep, I’ve been saying the same thing every time his name shows up on these posts. Maybe the pressure of being a starter was too much. Now he can go out, throw as hard as he wants for an inning+ and call it a night. Only now, that inning is productive.

      • Bo Knows says:

        I doubt it, I bet it’s the fact he’s just throwing from the stretch, which simplifies his complicated mechanics. Look at Darvish, he throws almost exclusively from the stretch to so as to keep his mechanics in in check.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

          Even in relief, Betances has only throwing from the stretch when their are runners on

          • Bo Knows says:

            Have you seen him? Not trying to snarky, I’m curious because relievers don’t tend to use a full wind-up they tend to stay in the stretch

            • Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

              Yeah. I’ve watched him pitch the last several time on milb.tv He looks comfortable in relief. Maybe he feels he can just go all out and not try to hold himself back? I don’t know. (Sorry for the “their” grammatical error)

    • Laz says:

      Don’t think it is having a bad year overall. Sure the outfielders are struggling, but odds are that at least 1 of them would fall off this year. The bright spots are how good Murphy, Ramirez, DePaula, etc have improved. Sanchez has been solid, and Black is starting to turn it around. You also have guys like Refsnyder and Angelini

      • Cool Lester Smooth says:

        Well, not so much Angelini now that he’s playing against other grown men.

        • OhioYanks says:

          I wouldn’t include him as one of the top “good” performers on the farm by any stretch, but after doing nothing for two years and then basically not playing in 3 years he’s at least made himself somewhat relevant in the org again. Struggling at AA he’s at least at a 76 wRC+.

          SS are really scarce. If he can at least provide some SS depth in AAA for a few years that would be a nice development that I doubt many expected going into the season. Best case maybe he can hit enough to contribute a little as a UTL in a couple of years.

          The bar is really low if his D holds up at SS. 6 of 18 qualifying–i.e. probably entrenched starting–SS have wRC+s below 70 so far this season. 10 out of 31 SS with 200+ PAs are under 70. If I lower it to 100 it gets closer to half.

  5. Cool Lester Smooth says:

    Hell yeah, Dellin.

  6. bpdelia says:

    ID say so far at worst its been a decent year dotf. good draft. Torrens is stateside. depaula looks like we hoped. Ramirez is resurrected. aggressive promotions for the 3 outfielders have not been a total disaster considering age appropriateness. Murphy has thrived. Sanchez keeps plugging along. the college bats in refsnyder and O’Brien have raked as they should for their age and level. only big disappointment has been gumbs and Montgomery

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Pretty fair assessment.

    • Ghost says:

      Of course injuries to their top pitching prospects and poor performances from Culver and young Dante doesn’t help matters either

      • bpdelia says:

        well let me explain how I stay sane. I jus don’t consider Culver and bichette first rounders. those guys were drafted in the 9th and 7thv round respectively. see!? I feel fine now. Also Campos is back pitching and building arm strength.

  7. Curtis says:

    Can’t be much longer till Betances gets to the Bronx, right? Next pitcher up. Since he’s no longer a starter, not like there’s something to learn in AAA

    • Laz says:

      But he isn’t nearly as exciting now that he isn’t a starter.

      • Laz says:

        Actually would have kept him as a reliever still, relievers are easy to find, strong starters aren’t.

        • Cool Lester Smooth says:

          Like Cash said, though, they don’t have another year to develop him as a starter. They just used his last option in ST so he either has to make the MLB by next year or they are forced to cut bait.

      • OhioYanks says:

        I would argue the exact opposite. When he was a starter this season he wasn’t at all exciting. He was a terrible starter in AAA. Now that he’s a RP, he’s actually pitched well for a stretch.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          If it’s his only ticket to the big leagues, then it is what it is. Less exciting? I don’t know about that. I get more excitement out of shutdown relivers then laboring starters.

          Whatever brings him money in a big league uniform.

  8. Kevin G. says:

    This Jeter kid has some potential

  9. Bo Knows says:

    It’s probably not too serious, I’d put money that its something something like a blister or split finger

  10. Bob Buttons says:

    O’Brien at third.. Interesting…

  11. nycsportzfan says:

    Again, the 2guys i’ve been saying need to be on our team are showing why. Randy RUiz would be valuable as a power hitting platoon DH/1B and late inn PH’er, and we need to trade Joba and give Betances his chance. Hes been sensational, and could have JOBA 2007 type impact. Betances, DROB, Mo is a scary 7th,8th,9th.

  12. yankeepankee says:

    Hi all.
    I’m wondering why the Yanks don’t teach a splitter to their minor league pitchers or even young pitchers on the major league staff who need a strikeout pitch (Adams,Phelps,Hughes..)
    Kuroda works magic with the pitch and he can use it to get a K even when his fastball is minus a few MPH some starts. Kuroda can teach it.
    I hope the Yanks are not afraid of arm injuries. That’s a myth with the pitch.
    Koji Uehara is ancient, but he features the pitch and has K’d about 20 more batters than innings this season with Boston.

  13. Mike says:

    what happened to fmart? he sucks again?

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