SWB can’t take advantage of Mustelier’s three hits in loss to PawSox

Jayson Nix fractures left hand on hit-by-pitch
Yankees take third straight from Blue Jays on Soriano's late homer

IF Brendan Harris has been released from Triple-A Scranton, reports Donnie Collins. He’s already hooked on with the Rangers. Now that players are starting to get healthy, the Yankees don’t need as many filler types in the minors.

Triple-A Scranton (6-3 loss to Pawtucket)

  • 2B David Adams: 0-4, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 E (throwing) — stuck in a 3-for-31 (.097) slump since being sent back down
  • CF Melky Mesa: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
  • LF Ronnie Mustelier: 3-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — 12-for-19 (.632) during his five-game multi-hit streak
  • C J.R. Murphy: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • RHP Brett Marshall: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 2/5 GB/FB — 54 of 91 pitches were strikes (59%) … third time in his last four starts he allowed at least five runs
  • RHP David Herndon: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 22 of 35 pitches were strikes (63%)

Double-A Trenton (3-1 win over New Britain)

  • CF Mason Williams: 0-5
  • LF Ramon Flores: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B
  • DH Gary Sanchez: 0-4, 1 K
  • RF Ben Gamel: 2-4, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
  • RHP Shane Greene: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 HB, 4/5 GB/FB — 67 of 96 pitches were strikes (70%) … 126/26 K/BB in a farm system-best 142 innings
  • RHP Tommy Kahnle: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GB/FB — 18 of 35 pitches were strikes (51%)
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 1/1 GB/FB — two pitches, two strikes … easiest save ever?

High-A Tampa (4-2 win over Clearwater)

  • SS Cito Culver: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
  • CF Taylor Dugas: 2-3, 1 BB — 12-for-25 (.480) with five walks and one strikeout during his little seven-game hitting streak
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-4
  • 3B Peter O’Brien: 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Jairo Heredia: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 8/7 GB/FB
  • RHP Taylor Garrison: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/4 GB/FB — 48/14 K/BB in 52.1 innings

Low-A Charleston (7-4 loss to West Virginia)

  • DH Jake Cave: 2-5, 2 R, 2 K
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 R, 1 E (fielding)
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 0-3
  • LHP Dan Camarena: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 5/2 GB/FB — picked not one, but two runners off first
  • LHP Evan Rutckyj: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HB, 2 WP, 3/4 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) — guessing he’s in the bullpen for the duration just to control his innings

Short Season Staten Island (5-3 win over Brooklyn)

  • SS Abi Avelino & LF Michael O’Neill: both 0-4, 1 K
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K — ten hits in his last 24 at-bats (.417) with six doubles and two homers
  • DH Mike Ford: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
  • CF Brandon Thomas: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K, 2 CS — sixth homer placed him ninth in the league
  • LHP Caleb Smith: 3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 3/5 GB/FB
  • RHP Phil Walby: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 7/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (7-6 win over GCL Astros, walk-off style) three-run ninth for the win

  • DH Tyler Wade: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — 11-for-28 (.289) with seven doubles in his last ten games, raising his season ISO to 0.71
  • SS Bryan Cuevas: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB — walk-off single
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • LF-1B Chris Breen: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — five homers has him one off the league lead
  • RF Austin Aune: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • LHP Rony Bautista: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 3/0 GB/FB — picked a runner off first

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (5-4 loss to GCL Blue Jays)

  • SS Thairo Estrada: 1-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 SB
  • DH Miguel Andujar: 4-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB — hitting streak is up to 15 games … 18-year-old is hitting .339/.376/.523
  • LF Nathan Mikolas: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
Jayson Nix fractures left hand on hit-by-pitch
Yankees take third straight from Blue Jays on Soriano's late homer
  • trr

    AAA-dams certainly not making a case for himself at all

    • Robinson Tilapia

      There’s a good chance he’ll be up anyway. Seems like a small slump. Happens to the best of us.

    • Mac

      Because it’s a great idea to judge what sort of case someone is making based only on their most recent sample of 31 ABs!!!!! He’s put up a 126 wRC+ in 222 AAA PAs this season, but let’s just look at what he’s done the last week!!!!

  • Caballo Sin Nombre

    Only 2Ks for Austin Austin!

  • pat
    • Richard Leo


  • Richard Leo

    Taylor Dugas is an on-base machine

    • YankeeGrunt

      56 walks against 37 K’s this year. Yeah he barely has gap power, but you can find a role for a guy who does what he can.

      • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

        Yep. I recall K-Law saying that he believed Dugas was at the very least going to be a mlb 4th outfielder when he was drafted. Pretty nice compliment.

  • nycsportzfan

    Andujar is flat out raking!

  • dkidd

    musty is going to have a big moment sometime in september

  • YankeeGrunt

    One of the most interesting questions the Yankees have to answer is what they do about Dante Bichette. His progress has stalled, his approach is terrible, there is no good reason to advance him. Jagielo may very well start next year at Tampa, certainly no lower than Charleston, and Andujar may push the Yankees to skip him to full-season next year. Are you going to adjust the progress of two of the better prospects in your low minors because of another stalled prospect, even if he was a sandwich round pick?

    • Mac

      I have no idea what they will or should do, but I’d seriously consider sending him to ExST. I have no idea what’s wrong with him. I just know repeating Charleston didn’t help. Getting back to the basics and really sending him a wake up call that his career is on the brink of possibly being over could do something for him. Most indications seem to be that it’s not entirely a talent issue.

    • Chris

      Short answer: yes.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      I’d stick Andujar in Charleston and Jagielo in Tampa. At this point, fuck DBJ.

      • Mac

        I’d watch guys play before deciding what level they need to be at. As well as who to give up on.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          Are you a scout or do you just accuse everyone who says something bad about a prospect you like of never having seen him play?

          I mean, Samuel actually has seen all of the guys he talks up and he coaches HS, so I know he’s speaking from a position of relative knowledge. You just scout the box score and then try to tell anyone who disagrees with you that our opinion ions are invalid because we’ve never seen them live.

      • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo


        It could easily be Andujar is SI and Jagielo in Charleston to start next season. I’d imagine Jagielo would be on the fast track though. Meaning he would make it to Tampa relatively quickly if everything goes according to plan. Not sure what to think of DBJ at this point…

  • Bob Michaels

    Yankees should call up Ronnie Musteller to take Nix`s place.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      That’s not happening.

    • pat

      They need someone who can play SS. Limits their options.

    • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo


      That goes for you too Axisa! Get your shit together, guys!

      Probably won’t happen since he can’t play short stop :(

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        I’m pretty sure everyone calls our favorite Future Hall of Famer “Ronnie” as an affectionate diminutive.

        • https://twitter.com/AngeloInNY Angelo

          Damn, I fail.

  • adam

    Caught the trenton game live in the front row behind home with four close friends.. we started a gary sanchez chant that the kids behind us turned into kind of a mocking thing.. I’m willing to admit that I got pretty drunk on the $6.50 24oz beers.

    Williams and sanchez both failed to impress at the plate, although each of them had a deep fly-ball in that stadium, which is a symmetrical 330-400-330 park with 25′ walls. Kahnle looked good. I liked Pirela’s at-bats for whatever reason. Kyle Roller is slow and he’s going to get lapped by Greg Bird soon no matter how terrible Bird’s defense is.

    In the field, Stevenson had a ridiculous snag on a foul line drive but he and Angelini got tangled up on a really routine pop fly that was clearly Stevenson’s ball from the get-go. Angelini also dropped a ball during a post-strikeout around-the-horn, so there’s that. Arcia nearly missed picking a guy sleeping off first base in the second and seemed to receive pretty well, but he was a no-show at the plate.

    Shawn Greene seemed to be about what you’d expect for a slightly plus pitcher at his level. A guy of his size is really going to need to add something pretty big to crack to the high levels. Liked his command and liked his stuff, but no love for either, and topping out at 93/94, that’s not getting it done after another promotion.

    For the rock cats, sano sat out, but dear lord did Danny Santana look good to my untrained eye. Squared up on the ball damn near a dozen times. He’s advertised at 5’11, but I’m not sure he’s even 5’8. If he pans out on defense, he will be in the majors for a decade or more.

    • adam

      Oh, and roller should have been out by a mile on his double and Williams really noodled the throw to the cutoff man on Santana’s triple. That’s about the rest that stood out from the game.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      I’d heard Greene had filthy stuff; maybe scaling it back is what allowed him to make this leap with his control?

      Also, what’s that about Greg Bird’s defense? I’d heard that Bird actually has a pretty nice glove at first base and is surprisingly nimble for such a big kid.

  • adam

    Never seen bird play, to be honest. This is all just a lazy fan’s perspective entirely based on Roller’s build, demeanor, and some slippage on one play near the bag. Dude has a thick, powerful build but just seems really sluggish to my eyes.

    Greene seemed pretty damn calm the entire night, though. Really liked his demeanor on the mound. Seems to have a 70+ ‘mellow’ tool and he was sitting 89-92 with a peak at 94 from what we could recall. The stadium gun was way off, though. They were using a tuning fork to calibrate it as we were arriving in the second. I’ve never sat in scouty-style seats though, so maybe I was more blown away by the few 95+ pitches we saw out of the relief corps, but there were only a few pitches on the night where I got ‘wow’ movement out of anyone. One was his, but again, untrained eyes here.

    Next year I promise better game notes when trenton comes to town. We are definitely going to get more seats in section 109.

  • adam

    Last couple notes.. sanchez’s swing seemed pretty long and he was overmatched by offspeed stuff off the plate with regularity. Pirela also did one of those half-assed cano-hops on a ball he might have been able to take a step back on with a leap. Roller let one go by about a jeter-length to his right without a dive. After I looked up his height/weight, I don’t blame him.

  • nycsportzfan

    I’m really impressed with Jake Caves turn around this yr. He struggled mightily early on this yr, and now has a solid stat line across the board, albeit, could have a few more bb’s.. Still, hes hitting 280, with 16steals, 63runs scored, and seems to always have a multi hit game these days.

  • Wayne

    Could Shane Greene get promoted to aaa by years end. And when is tommy kahnle getting promoted to aaa too?

  • http://bassoprofundo1@blogspot.com ColoYank

    Hey look! A Jairo Heredia sighting! And a pretty good look, too.

  • Brian in MA

    Culver is batting .310 since being called up to Tampa…wtf.