Jagielo triples and homers in Staten Island win

Jeter singles and doubles in first Triple-A rehab game
Yankees finish off sweep of Jays behind Pettitte and Rivera-less bullpen

Triple-A Scranton (5-2 loss to Pawtucket)

  • SS Derek Jeter: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E (fielding) — had a little more on him earlier
  • CF Melky Mesa: 0-1 — pulled up lame running out a ground ball … would really suck for him if it’s anything more than a day-to-day problem since September call-ups are right around the corner
  • 3B David Adams: 1-4, 1 K
  • LHP Cesar Cabral: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 3/1 GB/FB — 13 of 24 pitches were strikes (64%)

Double-A Trenton (4-2 loss to Portland)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K
  • LF Ramon Flores: 0-2, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K — 71 walks in 125 games after 54 in 132 games last year
  • C Gary Sanchez: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 PB — picked a runner off second with a snap throw
  • LHP Nik Turley: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 Balk, 2 HB, 4/6 GB/FB — 57 of 96 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • RHP Diego Moreno: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 0/1 GB/FB — 14 of 25 pitches were strikes (56%)

High-A Tampa was rained out. The game will be made up in two weeks. The last five days of their regular season go doubleheader, day game, doubleheader, doubleheader, day game. Brutal.

Low-A Charleston (5-4 win over West Virginia, walk-off style)

  • CF Jake Cave: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — walk-off two-run double
  • DH Greg Bird: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 K — three straight games without a walk, so he’s got eleven more games to draw the five walks he needs to get to 100
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 0-2, 2 BB
  • RF Ericson Leonora: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K — threw a runner out at the plate
  • LHP Eric Wooten: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 9/4 GB/FB — 55 of 83 pitches were strikes (66%), plus he picked a runner off first

Short Season Staten Island (7-1 win over Brooklyn)

  • SS Abi Avelino: 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 HBP — 13/18 K/BB in 42 total games this year
  • LF Michael O’Neill: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K — threw a runner out at second
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 3-5, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI — 13 hits in his last 31 at-bats (.419) with six doubles, a triple, and three homers (.968 SLG)
  • RF Yeicok Calderon: 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B
  • CF Brandon Thomas: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
  • RHP Rookie Davis: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4/3 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (7-6 loss to GCL Astros)

  • SS Tyler Wade: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K — leads the league in homers (six) and OPS (.965)
  • CF Dustin Fowler: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI
  • RF Austin Aune: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 2 K
  • LHP Nestor Cortes: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (2-1 loss to GCL Blue Jays in ten innings)

  • DH Luis Torrens: 0-5
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 0-3, 1 BB — hitting streak ends at 15 games
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB — threw a runner out at the plate
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 0-2, 2 E (both fielding)
  • LHP Omar Luis: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 5/1 GB/FB — 35/28 K/BB in 26.2 innings
Jeter singles and doubles in first Triple-A rehab game
Yankees finish off sweep of Jays behind Pettitte and Rivera-less bullpen
  • TheBadOwl

    I’m not a doctor or anything, but is there any real reason why Jagielo is still playing in Staten Island? When he was drafted everyone said he should start at high-A.

    • YankeeGrunt

      He probably will…next season.

    • http://twitter.com/IsaacforPrez Isaac

      Mainly as an adjustment period, so he can get used to Pro-ball I’m assuming. But don’t take my word, I assume he will start at Tampa next year

    • Bo Knows

      It’s standard practice to give college players, even advanced one’s likely on the fast track reps in SS ball. He’ll probably start next year in Tampa, and if everything

    • Govin

      I’m pretty sure that the consensus was that he would start in high a in his first full season, which this is not.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Season’s almost over. Worry about this next season.

    • Mac

      I wouldn’t have been surprised if he got some full season exposure this season, but I don’t think many people expected him to debut in High A. As others are saying that was probably a reference to his first full season (2014). Even Zunino got 133 PAs in short season last season before jumping to AA.

    • Justin jagielo

      Expect him to move up when September call ups comes around to fill in roster spot at high a when high a players move up and he’ll be getting a taste of next year already.

      • Rick in Philly

        Most minor league seasons end Labor Day weekend. He’ll probably just finish up with SI then head to instructionals

        • Mac

          Yeah, their season ends September 1 and they’re 8 games back.

  • Dick M

    In the SI game, the guy who came in after Rookie Davis had a big-time slider. I think his name was Benak.

    • YankeeGrunt

      Interesting. Benak was a senior draftee and is 23, it’s the first time I’ve seen him identified as having something to distinguish him from an org arm.

  • Pseudoyanks

    Even when Aune has a good game he strikes out twice.

    • lightSABR

      I’d really love to hear some explanation of what went wrong with him. Why would a kid’s performance collapse so dramatically when he was repeating a level?

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        It’s gotta be a swing overhaul, IMO; at least, that’s the only thing that makes sense to me.

  • YankeeGrunt

    Ericson Leonora is interesting. Turns 21 this week, last year hit .227 at GCL (.690 OBP) and this year was at .235 at the same level. Gets bumped up to Charleston and is batting .330 with a mid-.800s OPS. It’s a small sample size, but at over 100 ABs not an insignificant one. A little bit of pop and some speed, curious as to whether they think he’s much of a prospect or not.

    • Danny

      Lot of tools, took a while for him to get a visa, certainly an intriguing guy to watch.

  • Shittyshittybangbang

    What do you guys think is the highest projection for Jagielo come the end of next season ? Double A optimistically ?

    • Mac

      I’d say AA is a little optimistic but not that unlikely. Assuming he starts in Tampa that’s one promotion. Probably not likely to be promoted twice or more in a year, but it’s possible. One is definitely possible.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Agreed. If they start him at High-A, it’s possible that a fast mover wouldn’t need the full season at that level.

        That being said, he’s going to take as long as he’s going to take. Fans on here are going to over analyze every move with this guy the higher up he gets.

  • DERP

    The farm faced two of the top strikeout pitchers in all of the minors tonight. Tyler Glasnow had 13K in 5 innings against Charleston, while Henry Owens had only 3K (to go along with 7BB!) in three innings against Trenton.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Word! Owens is coming off a stretch of 17 no-hit innings, so that’s impressive.

  • http://twitter.com/IsaacforPrez Isaac

    Katoh leads the GCL in Homers? Doesn’t he weigh like 150? He was supposed to be an Ichiro type hitter, and too skinny to hit anything but singles.. but I’m not complaining

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      He’s 6’2″ 180 lbs. I’m not sure who started the rumor he was overly small, but I’m guessing it’s someone from ESPN.com

      • Mac

        Yeah, Keith Law was at least one of the voices (as was Mike Axisa). He is a slender guy, but anyone who bothered to read a scouting report or watch some video knew he had some pop in his bat. Who knows what he’ll do going forward and I don’t expect him to necessarily lead any other leagues in HRs, but the whole Starvin Marvin narrative was unfounded.

        • vicki

          maybe people saw a picture of him standing next to aaron judge.

      • pat

        Law literally called him a shrimp when he was drafted.

        • sid

          If you saw the picture of when Kotah was at Yankee stadium, he looked like a giant compared to Ichiro. Law was really clueless about Katoh.

        • emac2


          That is one subject you would expect Law to know about.

          • Cool Lester Smooth

            A SoCal prep 2B? I’m sure he just has a friend who gave him the lowdown on Katoh; he’s almost definitely never seen him live.

    • Govin

      I know this is just GCL, but I got to say this is not what I was expecting from Katoh. I was hoping he would at least be slightly above average so he wouldn’t be chalked up with the likes of Cito and Dante. By the way I really like Cito, mainly because hes from Irondequoit and that’s were I grew up.

  • Curtis

    I saw the SI game in SNY and was pleasantly suprised to see that Juggs wasn’t the fatty I expected.

    The pre-draft videos gave a distorted view or he shed some baby fat

  • nick

    Jagielo could of been 4 for 5, smoked a ball to 3B and the ball somehow found the Cyclones defender’s glove to rob him of a hit. Smooth swing, excited to see what he’s got in store in 2014.

  • Wayne

    Darn I didn’t know Staten Island was on sny wanted to see rookie davis pitch. Maybe I can see the replay at 2 p.m. Tomorrow afternoon. How did he look mechanically?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      He fixed Stefan Lopez’s radiator.


      • Hambone

        You must not now much about Lopez

  • Preston

    Gregory Bird hasn’t walked in forever. CASHMAN FAILED!

    • lightSABR

      What are you talking about? This is ownership’s fault. Clearly Hal’s meeting on the state of the farm totally destroyed poor Greg’s confidence. This would never have happened under the Boss.

      • Preston

        GRAVE ROLL!

        • Bryan

          You type “grave roll” into the google and George Steinbrenner pops out of the grave and yells at you.

          True story…

  • lightSABR

    Time to complete the troll trifecta. Who wants to blame it on A-Rod?

  • Michael Oneill

    Im glad the yankees never learned from drafting don mattinglys, dion james and dante bichette’s son, zack greinkes brother, in that most of the time blood lines are just sentimental but a waste of draft picks

    • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

      You can troll better than that. I’ll give you another chance. Don’t disappoint.

    • Evan3457

      Too bad the Yankees never got the chance to test Bobby Bonds’ bloodline in the 1985 draft…

      The following is absolutely true, and I never knew it until I looked it up:

      In 1954, the Yankees signed Mickey Mantle’s twin brothers Roy and Ray when they turned 18. They were assigned to McAlester of the Class D Sooner State League. Ray went 11 for 34, with 2 2B and 1 HR in 12 games. He advanced to the Class C Cotton States League the following year and hit .220 in about 300 AB, then apparently gave it up. His twin Roy did a little better, hitting well (.325 in 150 AB) at McAlester, and passably (.272 in 370 AB) in the Cotton States League in 1955. His career ended after did little in 1956 in the same C league, followed by a brief unsuccessful promotion to a class B team.

      In addition to Roy and Ray, a Maxie Mantle (a cousin, maybe?) was signed to the same team (McAlester) in 1954, but he hit poorly, and never played in the minors after that year.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      They all do that.

    • Mac

      Many, many blood line picks or signings work out in baseball, as it is such a technical sport. Robinson Cano and Joe DiMaggio are “bloodlines” guys. So are Swisher, Nix, and Romine. And Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr, Cal Ripken Jr, the Alomar brothers, Moises Alou, the Boones, Reggie Jackson, Prince Fielder… the list goes on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_second-generation_Major_League_Baseball_players

      You might want to adjust your expectations a little. Complaining about late round guys not working out is beyond ridiculous.

      The Yankees drafted Taylor Mattingly in the 42nd round. It was the Dodgers who drafted Preston Mattingly in the 1st round.

      They drafted Justin James in the 13th round.

      They drafted Luke Greinke in the 12th round.

  • nycsportzfan

    I just posted about how proud i was of Jake Caves season yesterday, and he goes out and has another multi hit game including the winning hit and ribbys. Cave is definetly starting next yr in Tampa.

    Avelino and Cave are 2guys i really enjoy following, as well as Katoh

  • Sweet Lou

    Wasn’t Mariano Rivera in Ruben Rivera’s bloodlines? Or was it the other way around?

  • http://rab.com Michael Cutler

    Im pulling for Austin Aune, great kid whos a hard worker. .definitely has to be given more time to develop, he was an all american football player. . .lacks reps some oter guys his age do. . .2 walks and a double, thats a good night. ..dont sell this kid off too early folks!

    • CS Yankee

      He is a “K machine’ though…wonder who would win (lose) a K fest between Aune and O’Neil?

      Winner could face DBJ and in the final round, the winner would face the winner of Grandy and Reynolds.

  • http://rab.com Michael Cutler

    Katoh and Abi the next Fryman Whittakear. . .