Avelino’s walk-off triple caps five-run comeback for GCL Yanks

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As I mentioned earlier today, C Gary Sanchez was finally promoted to Double-A Trenton. There were plenty of other roster moves made though, so let’s round them up. It all comes courtesy of Donnie Collins, Josh Norris, and Nicholas Flammia:

  • Triple-A Scranton: LHP Cesar Cabral was promoted up to the club and LHP Josh Spence was released.
  • Double-A Trenton: LHP Matt Tracy was placed on the DL for an unknown reason. He made one start this week after missing more than a month with a hip problem C Jeff Farnham was sent down to High-A Tampa to clear a spot for Sanchez.
  • High-A Tampa: SwP Pat Venditte joined the team after rehabbing his surgically repaired right shoulder with the GCL Yanks squads. RHP Diego Moreno was bumped up to the Thunder.

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 loss to Lehigh Valley)

  • 2B David Adams: 1-4, 1 K
  • 1B Dan Johnson: 3-3, 1 r, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — 18th homer of the year ties Peter O’Brien for the farm system lead
  • LF Ronnie Mustelier: 1-4, 1 2B
  • RHP Sam Demel: 1.2 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 13 of 17 pitches were strikes (76%)
  • LHP Cesar Cabral: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 0/1 GB/FB — ten of 15 pitches were strikes … pretty great Triple-A debut

Double-A Trenton (7-5 win over Reading)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 1-5, 1 R, 1 BB
  • 3B Alex Rodriguez: 0-0, 4 BB — last game of his career?
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1/5 GB/FB — 29 of 51 pitches were strikes (57%), but one of the walks was intentional

High-A Tampa (5-0 loss to Fort Myers)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K — 55/36 K/BB in 91 games this year after 47/24 in 91 last year
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-2, 2 BB
  • 3B Peter O’Brien: 0-4, 2 K — staying at third even though Sanchez is no longer around, apparently
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 8/2 GB/FB — 26/5 K/BB in his lat 27 innings
  • SwP Pat Venditte: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0/1 GB/FB

Low-A Charleston Game One (3-2 loss to Augusta in 12 innings, walk-off style)

  • CF Jake Cave: 1-5, 2 K — ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the tenth inning
  • SS Cito Culver: 2-6, 1 K, 1 SB
  • DH Greg Bird: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K — despite the homer, he’s in a little 6-for-30 (.200) slump
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 1-5, 1 K
  • RHP Luis Severino: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, 4/1 GB/FB — 19-year-old has more than held his own in two spot starts here
  • LHP Tyler Webb: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GB/FB — picked a runner off first … 27/5 K/BB in 21 innings for this year’s tenth rounder

Low-A Charleston Game One didn’t start until 10pm ET or so, and there’s no way I’m waiting for that game to end. Here’s the box score.

Short Season Staten Island (3-0 win over Williamsport)

  • CF Michael O’Neill: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K — 55/7 K/BB in 31 pro games
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 1-3, 1 BB
  • DH Bubba Jones: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
  • RHP David Palladino: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 4/6 GB/FB — 30/15 K/BB in 29.2 innings for this year’s fifth rounder
  • RHP Kelvin Castro: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 28/6 K/BB in 20 innings for the former infielder, who converted a little over a year ago

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (7-4 loss to GCL Braves)

  • DH Dustin Fowler: 0-4, 2 K
  • 1B Renzo Martini: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 K
  • RF Austin Aune: 0-3, 1 K — lowers his season strikeout rate from 50.5% to 50.0%
  • LHP Rony Bautista: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 1 K — yeesh
  • LHP Nestor Cortes: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 4/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (6-5 win over GCL Pirates, walk-off style) they scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth to win

  • SS Abi Avelino: 1-5, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding) — walk-off three-run triple … this dude’s awesome
  • DH Luis Torrens: 1-5, 1 SB
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding)
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
  • 1B Drew Bridges: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — first pro homer for this year’s 20th rounder
  • RHP Elvin Perez: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 4/1 GB/FB — 31/1 K/BB (!) in 31.2 innings … he is 23 though, pretty old for the level
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  • Kevin G.

    Free Venditte

  • Jake

    Severino is not making spot starts. He got promoted.

  • your mom

    We need an Aune K watch.

    • Laz

      It sucks. Went from a good hitting ss to a pathetic RFer.

      • lightSABR

        No kidding. Anybody have any clue what happened to him? I’m still new at this, but I’m sure I’ve never seen a prospect’s production crash so dramatically while he was repeating a level.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          He’s probably working on a new swing.

  • Cesar “Stairs” Cabral

    RIP Josh Spence and cabron puto Alex

  • http://deleted Richard Leo

    show me more Avelino!

  • Laz

    That Rodriguez kid has some good plate discipline. He got any shot or is he just your typical 38 yo AA guy?

  • Different Josh

    Mike, can we have a vote to change the prospect watch? Seems like Austin might miss the rest, and there’s still plenty of season left.

  • nycsportzfan

    The last couple days, we’ve had like a combined 3-4 guys with multiple hits in the minor leagues.lol Thats freaking pathetic.

    • Andy

      I count 6, and that’s just today’s DotF. It’s only showing like half of our hitters as well. Actually read the articles man.

      • nycsportzfan

        I count 3 outside of the GCL game. The same league that made DBJ look like the next Gary Sheffield. I’m sorry, this is known as a pathetic night in farmland.

        Gumbs 1-5 k (hitting 237ba over last 10)
        O’neill Strikeout machine so far.
        O’Brien 0-4 2k(good yr offensivley, but bad night)
        Flores 1-5 (pathetic season continues)
        Culver A multi hit game, but still not impressive game
        Williams 1-5 K Not much of a season, albeit signs of life.
        B.Mitchell Terrible season continues
        Heathcott 1-4 Doin better lately, but still 229ba ova last 10
        Mustellier and Adams combined 2-8
        Aune Dreadful season continues. Downright garbage yr.

        Like i said, it was a sad night in farmland ball. I keep hoping some of these guys turn it around, and of course there is a few bright spots, but overall certainly a down yr to say the least.

        • Mac

          Prospect watching is about failure. Hitting in general really.

          There were 11 multi-hit games yesterday, though.

          • Cool Lester Smooth

            Ding ding ding!

      • nycsportzfan

        also, i was being sarcastic about the 3-4 multi hit games. Just making a point, its been a very dull couple days looking at the boxscores is all, and overall really.

        • Vincent Vega

          If that’s the point you wanted to make then you should have said it in the first place. Lying about the multi hit games in an attempt to make a point that nobody other than yourself understands makes you look like an idiot.

          • nycsportzfan

            I think a response where you accuse someone of lying becasue they guessed , and obviously showed that i was guessing(hence 3or4, and not one definite factual number), makes you look more like a idiot, in my opinion.

            I even said “we had like”, not we had exactly or anything. The bottom line is are farm system has been a dissapointment this yr, and a consensus would agree, and calling me a idiot isn’t gonna change that.

  • andy e

    maybe they were pitching around arod to avoid being the answer to a trivia question…who did alex rodriguez hit his last home run off of?

  • nycsportzfan

    If you had to pick the bright spot or spots for this yrs Yankee minor leaguers, what would you choose?

    I think the yrs offensively that the big ML looking hitters have had, is the best part of this yrs minor leaguers, as well as Depaula’s emergence. What I mean about “ML looking hitters” is the guys like Bird, Segedin, Roller, and O’Brien who have the size and pop of ML’s and look the part. Those 4 have all done well offensivley and at the dish. Segedin’s injury sucks, but he was raking when it occured. All 4of those guys were drafted for there bats and they are all doing well in at aspect.

    For a team lacking offense, guys like Bird, O’Brien, Roller, and Segedin could be 15-30HR types with at least decent to above avg approaches at the plate as well.

    • your mom

      The bright spots are:

      1) Slade not getting injured
      2) Sanchez not getting injured
      3) JR Murphy improving in all aspects of his game
      4) Betances showing promise as a reliever
      5) Bird showing some offensive promise
      6) Depaula looking like a legit prospect
      7) Mason Williams showing signs of life
      8) Pineda & Campos coming back from injury
      9) Solid 1st rd picks
      10) Jose Ramirez showing decent stuff
      11) Cashman not overpaying at the deadline for veterans who ultimately won’t help this team reach the playoffs.

  • Wayne

    Love the way Palladino pitched. . If he is in aa by 2015 what age would he turn that year?

    • pinch hitter

      And as a follow up, what age he would turn in ’15 if he’s still in single A?

      • http://rab.com Michael Cutler


  • http://rab.com Michael Cutler

    almost pissed myself

  • Bronx Bombers23

    Death, taxes, and the obligatory shot at Bird by Mike.

    Some things never change.

    • Cool Lester Smooth