Huff throws 10.1* innings in SWB doubleheader


Brian Cashman told Andy McCullough he doesn’t expected LHP Vidal Nuno to return this season. That must be a pretty serious groin injury, huh? The Yankees got lucky he got hurt right after he got sent down. If he was on the MLB DL rather than the Triple-A DL, he’d be collecting a fat big league paycheck and accruing service time.

In other news, C Gary Sanchez was one of several prospects labeled “disappointing” by Keith Law (subs. req’d). “I do think his raw power will emerge more now that he’s out of Tampa, but he’ll need to show more energy behind the plate, where his receiving lags behind his throwing, and more discipline at the plate to fulfill his All-Star promise,” he wrote.

Triple-A Scranton Game One (7-6 win over Syracuse in 13 innings, walk-off style) completion of the July 12th game, which was suspended due to rain in the 12th inning

  • C J.R. Murphy: 2-6, 1 R, 3 K, 1 PB, 1 E (throwing) – picked a runner off second with a snap throw
  • RF Fernando Martinez: 3-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI — played in the original game … he’s both on the DL and serving a 50-game suspension right now
  • 3B David Adams: 2-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — played the original game
  • LHP David Huff: 5.1 IP, 12 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 2/6 GB/FB — 75 of 106 pitches were strikes (71%) … started the original game
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/3 GB/FB — 23 of 36 pitches were strikes (64%) … was the only guy to actually pitch in the game today

Triple-A Scranton Game Two (3-2 loss to Syracuse)

  • CF Melky Mesa: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • C J.R. Murphy: 0-4, 1 K — he only caught two innings in the first game, so might as well run him back out there for the second game as well
  • DH Randy Ruiz: 3-4
  • 3B Ronnie Mustelier: 0-4, 1 K
  • LHP David Huff: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 3/3 GB/FB — 63 of 90 pitches were strikes (70%) … nine runs in 10.1 innings today (* technically)

Double-A Trenton (3-2 loss to Erie, walk-off style)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K — 14 hits in his last 42 at-bats (.333), so hopefully he’s coming around a bit and can finish strong
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI — 8-for-26 (.308) with four doubles and a homer during his little seven-game hitting streak
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — two games at this level, two doubles
  • LHP Nik Turley: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 6/4 GB/FB — 50 of 95 pitches were strikes (53%) … picked a runner off first … 117/59 K/BB in 117 innings this year after 117/45 K/BB in 117 innings last year
  • RHP David Herndon: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 18 of 31 pitches were strikes (58%)
  • RHP Diego Moreno: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 0/1 GB/FB — 16 of 22 pitches were strikes

High-A Tampa had a scheduled off-day.

Low-A Charleston (1-0 loss to Savannah)

  • CF Jake Cave & SS Cito Culver: both 1-4 — Culver struck out
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs & 1B Greg Bird: both 0-4, 1 K
  • RHP Brett Gerritse: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 7/4 GB/FB — 41/13 K/BB in his last 39 innings

Short Season Staten Island (7-3 loss to State College)

  • LF Michael O’Neill: 0-4, 1 BB, 3 K — 60/8 K/BB in 41 games
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 1-4, 1 K
  • CF Brandon Thomas: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Dillon McNamara: 2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3/0 GB/FB — 20/13 K/BB in 24 innings

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (6-2 loss to GCL Astros)

  • SS Tyler Wade & LF Dustin Fowler: both 0-4 — Wade struck out once, Fowler thrice
  • 3B Chris Tamarez: 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 1-4, 1 K
  • RF Austin Aune: 0-4, 1 K
  • RHP Dallas Martinez: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, 6/1 GB/FB — 14/3 K/BB in 17.1 innings for the 18-year-old

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (8-1 win over GCL Blue Jays)

  • SS Abi Avelino: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — got picked off first … only one hit? smh
  • DH Luis Torrens: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding)
  • RHP Jordan Cote: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 10/1 GB/FB — has allowed an earned run in his one of his eight appearances this year
Categories : Down on the Farm


  1. DERP says:

    SI faced former draft pick Jimmy Reed.

  2. Jacob the OG says:

    My favorite thing to check is whether Michael O’Neil struck out each day

  3. DERP says:

    Law also had some poor things to say about Sanchez’s effort level in general.

    • Brian S. says:

      Well yeah he’s a non-white. His effort will always be questioned by the media.

      • trr says:

        I call bullshit Brian

      • Coolerking101 says:

        OK, can we stop with the racism claims every time a Spanish speaking player is accused of having a poor attitude or not playing hard? Maybe the guy who watches baseball players for a living everyday and regularly ranks non-white players highly is actually right about Sanchez.

  4. Curtis says:

    I don’t know crap about hitting but when I saw predraft videos of Jagielo I hated that swing. To my very untrained eye, didn’t seem smooth or controlled. Just looked like a guy that would strike out a lot.

    Plus, he’s a little on the chubby side for a third baseman. And so far, he’s struggled. Know it’s early but I’m kinda concerned about this guy

    • Danny says:

      At least he’s on the field everyday, learning to make adjustments, rather that then what’s going on with our other two first rounders.

    • Jacob the OG says:

      he actually mashed in the beginning

    • W.B. Mason Williams says:

      Somewhere in Detroit, a browsing Miguel Cabrera weeps into his Ben & Jerry’s

    • Bo Knows says:

      It’s a two week long slump, and his K rate is not anything to panic about. It’s honestly a little early to start declaring the guy a bust as soon as he enters a slump.

    • Samuel says:

      Actually, Jagielo’s swing is pretty good, and one of the reasons why the Yankees took him, and overall, they thought he was the second best college bat in the draft.

      Although he does move his upper body forward a little more than I like to see, his ability to make solid contact remains pretty good.

      No matter how good these kids are when turning pro, and SI is at the lowest level, it is still a pretty good jump talent wise from where they were, and beginning the grind of playing every day.

      Just let the kids play, make adjustments along the way, and get better.

      And there has never been a chubby third baseman ever. #sarcasm

  5. DERP says:

    The DSL2 team is 13-43 after their win today.

    Anyway, Palma is hitting 287/325/371 with 7 BB and 15 K in 143 ABs. I can’t find anything on Baez.

  6. yankeepankee says:

    Hi folks.
    After a minors season of mind-boggling injuries (what a groin Nuno must have pulled) and across the board disappointments, this item below should be the death knell for Cashmen along with Newman and the minors staff and trainers. A team worth $2 billion (Forbes) should have decent enough scouts to at least stumble upon some talent by accident! What do you think? Thanks….

    The minor league best tools surveys are here: Triple-A, Double-A, High-A, and Low-A. The Yankees did not place a single prospect in any category at any level. Completely shutout. That hasn’t happened as long as I’ve been following prospects. Josh Norris did the legwork and found the Yankees were the only team to be completely unrepresented at all four minor league levels.

    • Caballo Sin Nombre says:

      The “Top Tools ” list is for entertainment only. It’s not a good predictor of Major League success and is not intended that way. Most of these guys are not on the Top 100 prospects list and many will never make it. “Top defensive 1B”, etc. are fine skills but won’t get them to the Majors without other talents; especially when you are talking about the lower leagues.

      Last year the Yankees placed three guys on this list. They are all still playing for the Yankees and still possess the skills they were cited for.

      The top 100 prospect lists are intended as predictors of future Major League success. There’s where you will find guys who have “the third best fastball in the IL, plus an above-average change, and passable curve”– in other words, the real top prospects.

    • morris says:

      I have been saying this all along. Over the last two years,we have had to pick up the scraps from other teams;Mcgee,Pearce,Lilbridge,Neal,etc.

      Newman and Oppenheimer have to be replaced

  7. nycsportzfan says:

    And yet another boring night in prospect land.

  8. Robert says:

    Is Dante Bichette Jr injured?

    All Yankee scouts should be fired!

  9. nycsportzfan says:

    At least Sanchez is doing some things at Double AA. That constitutes awesome news in yankee land these days.

  10. if Sanchez was a red sox says:

    Keith Law would be sucking him off and downplaying his season.

    • shadow says:

      Law is the same guy that said Miquel Cabrera is the 3rd most important player on his team and Chris Sale didn’t deserve to be a first round pick.


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