Aug
07

Johnson homers twice in SWB win

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Triple-A Scranton (7-2 win over Syracuse)

  • CF Melky Mesa: 2-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — 3-for-12 (.250) since being sent down, but all three are extra-base hits (two doubles and a dinger)
  • C J.R. Murphy: 0-3, 2 BB — 42 walks in 90 games this year after 42 walks in 110 games last year
  • 1B Dan Johnson: 3-5, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K — four homers in his last five games, giving him the farm system lead with 20
  • RF Ronnie Mustelier: 1-4, 1 RBI
  • RHP Caleb Cotham: 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 13/2 GB/FB — 57 of 77 pitches were strikes (74%)
  • RHP Dellin Betances: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 23 of 36 pitches were strikes (64%) … 63/21 K/BB in 49.1 innings as a reliever

Double-A Trenton (9-7 loss to Erie)

  • LF Ramon Flores: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB — 13-for-36 (.361) during his eight game hitting streak
  • CF Slade Heathcott: 1-3, 2 BB — nine hits in his last 30 at-bats (.300)
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K – first double-less game at this level
  • RHP Zach Nuding: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/1 GB/FB — ten of 19 pitches were strikes (53%) … I wonder how permanent this move to the bullpen is … this is his second straight relief outing

High-A Tampa (4-2 loss to Brevard County in 12 innings, walk-off style)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-6, 1 R — stuck in a 6-for-44 (.136) rut
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 1-6, 1 R, 1 2B, 4 K
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 SB
  • 3B Peter O’Brien: 3-4, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — third straight game with an extra-base hit
  • RHP Branden Pinder: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 3/3 GB/FB – I don’t know if they’re converting him into a starter or if they’re just short on arms down here, but he’s a true fastball/slider guy … the third pitch really isn’t there to turn a lineup over multiple times
  • LHP Dietrich Enns: 4.1 IP, 2H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 3/1 GB/FB – picked two runners off second … 112/35 K/BB in 82.2 innings this year

Low-A Charleston (9-7 win over Savannah)

  • CF Jake Cave: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 CS, 1 HBP
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 1-5, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • DH Greg Bird: 2-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP — was in a 3-for-27 (.111) slump
  • SS Cito Culver: 3-5, 2 RBI, 1 E (fielding)
  • LHP Dan Camarena: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 4/3 GB/FB — the opposing pitcher was named Marcos Camarena, but they aren’t related
  • LHP Tyler Webb: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4/0 GB/FB — 30/5 K/BB in 23.1 innings for this year’s tenth rounder

Short Season Staten Island (6-5 loss to State College)

  • LF Michael O’Neill: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – threw a runner out at third
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 K — six hits in his last 24 at-bats (.250), which isn’t great but is much better than what he had been doing before that
  • CF Brandon Thomas: 0-3, 1 K
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 1/7 GB/FB
  • RHP Cale Coshow: 2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3/1 GB/FB — 26/16 K/BB in 28.2 innings
  • RHP Stefan Lopez: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 3/1 GB/FB — 26/7 K/BB in 23.1 innings

Rookie GCL Yanks1 Game One (5-3 loss to GCL Tigers) completion of the July 23rd game, which was suspended due to rain after the first inning

  • SS Tyler Wade: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B
  • DH Abi Avelino: 0-0, 1 HBP — played in the original game, but he’s with the other GCL club now
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RF Austin Aune: 0-4, 2 K
  • RHP Brady Lail: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — started the original game
  • LHP Chaz Hebert: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 4/2 GB/FB — picked two runners off first … 38/12 K/BB in 36 innings this year

Rookie GCL Yanks1 Game Two (1-0 win over GCL Tigers in seven innings)

  • 3B Chris Tamarez: 1-3
  • DH Chris Breen: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • RF Dustin Fowler: 0-2, 1 BB
  • LHP Nestor Cortes: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 2/1 GB/FB — picked a runner off first … 10/3 K/BB in ten pro innings so far

Rookie GCL Yanks2 Game One (6-4 win over GCL Phillies in seven innings) makeup of the July 23rd rain out

  • SS Abi Avelino: 0-1, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 HBP, 2 SB, 1 E (fielding)
  • C Luis Torrens: 1-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP — seven hits in his last 20 at-bats (.350), though they’re all singles
  • DH Miguel Andujar: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 0-2, 1 BB
  • 2B Thairo Estrada: 0-3, 1 E (throwing)
  • RHP Dayton Dawe: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GB/FB – 12/16 K/BB in 11.2 innings

Rookie GCL Yanks2 Game Two (2-0 loss to GCL Phillies in seven innings)

  • DH Abi Avelino: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 SB — no hits today, but he still reached base five times and stole three bases
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 E (fielding) — had a rough pro debut at this level last year (80 wRC+), but he’s gone 10-for-22 (.455) in his last six games and is up to .294/..342/.500 on the year … still only 18 years old too
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 0-3
  • RHP Angel Rincon: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GB/FB
Categories : Down on the Farm

26 Comments»

  1. nycsportzfan says:

    Tyler Wade has been raking this yr. That kids got a ML frame on em as well. Hes intriguing.

  2. nycsportzfan says:

    Can you still downplay O’Brien and Birds seasons mike? LIke i said the other day, to me, the best part of ths yrs farm system is the big ML looking hitters, like Bird, O’Brien, Segedin, and Rollers ablity to hit and hit for power. Thats why those 4were drafted.

    • Cool Lester Smooth says:

      O’Brien has a .308 OBP as a 23 year old in Hi-A.

      I guess I’m just not sure what there is to “downplay.”

      • Dave M says:

        Isn’t this his first full season in pro ball? Isn’t he leading the organization in homers?

        • Cool Lester Smooth says:

          This is his second season in pro ball and if you had read the above article you would know that Dan Johnson currently leads the organization in homers.

          So…..yeah.

          • Mac says:

            Do you ever stop making stupid comments? No. It’s his first FULL season of pro ball.

            sO”Brien is all of 1 HR behind Johnson.

      • Mac says:

        No, his OBP is .322. His SLG is also .522. Guy is way, way above average for a High A hitter so far.

        That you’re not sure what there is to downplay is clearly a reflection on you. He’s not the greatest prospect, but he’s a pretty decent one.

        • Cool Lester Smooth says:

          It certainly is a reflection on the fact that I’m leery about bat-only prospects who neither walk nor make anywhere near enough contact to project to hit for average.

          I mean, I know how appealing JP Arencibia without the walks, contact or defense behind the plate is, but for some reason I’m not feeling the love.

          • Mac says:

            Still flapping your jaw after being just flat out incorrect about his OBP?

            Your take is so extreme that it’s not worth talking with you. Just ridiculous.

  3. Curtis says:

    So next year I’m guessing: Culver to Tampa, Avelino to Charleston. Tyler Wade/Estrada to Staten Island/repeat GCL. Something like that, right?

    • nycsportzfan says:

      The 230BA hitting Culver is gonna get promoted???lol I doubt that.

    • Paco Dooley says:

      For Culver I think a lot will depend on how he looks down the stretch. He was better in July than he had been earlier in the season (not great, but better) and has been decent in August thus far. I think they would want to avoid another year in low A to see what he can do against better competition. That said, he is still younger than a fair number of 1st round picks taken this year (including Judge).

  4. trr says:

    Dan Johnson AKA “The Great Pumpkin”

  5. Curtis says:

    Also anybody know enough scouting-wise to rank those four on defensive tools?

  6. 28 this year says:

    Painful day for Abi Avelino. I know one of the HBPs wasn’t today but 2 HBP today and 3 in the box score.

  7. Lukaszek says:

    I like this Bird guy

  8. nick says:

    Been watching Sanchez and frankly I don’t see that terrible of defense, frames the ball well and isn’t as stiff as I thought he’d be. Also very impressed with Slade’s approach at the plate, esp vs. LHP. Some exciting things to me in what has just been an ughh type of year in organization.

  9. Jerry says:

    I think Johnson averages one homer every 5 hits.

  10. Jerry says:

    J.R. Murphy is the next iconic Yankee

  11. Wayne says:

    Mike is there any update on Jose Ramirez and Rookie Davis coming back or are they done for the year?

  12. Wayne says:

    I was impressed with nestor cortes interview. He says he wants to show how competitive he is. Someone to keep an eye on as a starting pitcher.

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