Staten Island wins and loses on second to last day of the season

Huff will start Saturday, Hughes moving to bullpen
Yankees rally late for 6-4 win over White Sox

Double-A Trenton‘s regular season is over. They open their best-of-five first round playoff series with Binghamton tomorrow night. It’ll be RHP Bryan Mitchell vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard in Game One.

Short Season Staten Island Game One (6-2 win over Vermont) completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to rain with one out in the top of the fourth

  • CF Brandon Thomas: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 K
  • LF Michael O’Neill: 0-5, 2 K — 90 strikeouts are the 13th most in the system even though he didn’t even drafted until June
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 2-5, 2 R, 1 K
  • RF Yeicok Calderon: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K — Yeicokshot!
  • SS Tyler Wade: 1-4, 1 RBI — first hit in four games at this level
  • LHP Conner Kendrick: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 5/0 GB/FB — started the game yesterday

Short Season Staten Island Game One (2-0 loss to Vermont in seven innings) their regular season ends tomorrow and they’ve already been eliminated from playoff contention

  • SS Abi Avelino: 1-3, 2 E (both fielding) — 15 errors in 43 games at shortstop
  • LF Michael O’Neill: 0-3, 3 K — still in 13th place
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 1-3
  • CF Brandon Thomas: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 K
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 5/3 GB/FB
  • RHP Cale Coshow: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3/1 GB/FB

The Triple-A Scranton, High-A Tampa, Low-A Charleston, and both Rookie GCL Yanks seasons are over.

Huff will start Saturday, Hughes moving to bullpen
Yankees rally late for 6-4 win over White Sox
  • Yanks

    The A-Ball teams have one heck of a glut of pitchers coming their way……. you’ve got guys like Severino, Campos, De Paula, Davis, Vargas, Palladino, Coshow, Rincon, Bautista, Lail, Cote, Encinas, Camarena, etc….. how can you possibly split all those guys up among 2 teams? All those guys deserve to be there but damn, what the heck are the Yankees going to do? The only one who would even have a chance there of being in AA right away is De Paula and he’s got to show that Charleston stuff, not the late Tampa stuff to get there.

    • 28 this year

      This problem will probably work itself out through injuries and maybe a minor trade or something. The glut wont be that bad by then probably.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      I think you’re getting a bit ahead of yourself.

      Bautista, Lail and Cote have never pitched above the GCL

      Vargas, Rincon and Coshow are just guys and/or relievers and Palladino’s future is in the pen.

      That leaves De Paula, Camarena and Campos in Hi-A (De Paula might even make the jump to AA) and Davis, Severino and Encinas (when he comes back) in Low-A. Then Cote, Palladino and Lail are either in Low-A or A-, depending on what they want to do with Clarkin and Hensley.

      • YankeeGrunt

        It’s tough to predict with these guys. Cote in particular probably goes to full-season ball next year, and Lail could join him. Guys like Caleb Smith, Walby and Coshow are anyone’s guess at this point, whether they’re relievers or starters going forward (Smith in particular seems to have a lot of potential). I wouldn’t write anyone off yet, just like I wouldn’t pencil much of anyone in short-season in for anything next year.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          I did say that Low A was an option for Cote, Lail and Palladino!

          • YankeeGrunt

            I missed the last line of your post but I was talking more about being dismissive of some of the SI guys from this year. For instance, I wouldn’t be sure Palladino’s future is in the pen. He is 20 years old, only a year or so older than most prep arms, and his control improved over the course of the season. Guys like Coshow, Walby and Smith are in a similar vein, I just meant we don’t even know whether the Yankees see them as starters or relievers going forward.

    • Samuel

      “…being in AA right away is De Paula and he’s got to show that Charleston stuff, not the late Tampa stuff to get there.”

      DePaula’s stuff is the same, but it’s the hitters who are different. The Low A hitters chased his fringy slider, but High A hitters aren’t chasing, so he has to come over with his OK fastball, and is getting hit around.

      Never been a big fan of DePaula’s. Not to say he won’t be able to improve his slider and locate better, but that usually doesn’t happen with Latin kids.

  • Cliff

    Shouldn’t you give final stats for guys whose seasons are over?

    • Travis L.

      He did that when he posted their last game.

  • Yanks

    I would think Hensley and Clarkin are going to SI just because they’ve both got to work back from their injuries. Vargas and Rincon might not be super special but they’re still guys who will probably start when you’ve got guys like Joel De La Cruz starting and they’re both probably better than he is. Even if they aren’t going to be great future MLB starters, Vargas and Rincon to a lesser extent have shown they’ve got some ability to start, so I don’t think they’ll be moved off of that until they prove they can’t do much. Vargas got rocked at High-A but like RDP he may have just been gassed (and his gassed stuff isn’t RDP’s gassed stuff).

  • Billy

    Or you can go to…. Pretty sure this blog isn’t supposed to be about regurgitating mundane facts/stats that can be found anywhere else. At least that’s why I keep showing up..

    • Cliff

      Isn’t that basically what DOTF is? Do you want to get rid of DOTF because we could all go to and comb through the box scores for each game?

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  • Raemius

    Right now it’s a pleasant problem to have.

    I see Clarkin, Hensley, and Banuelos starting at extended spring training which means they’ll probably begin the year at one of the GCL teams. Add Frare and Mesa to that group. Cortes has been compared to Camarena so I’m assuming they plan on him logging starter type innings also in the GCL. Don’t know what they plan to do with big Alex polanco. Now add the lefties from the DSL who should be making their state side debut Corby McCoy (turns 18 this Oct.), Luis Cedeno (turned 19 this season), Havid Burgos (turned 19 this season), and rightie Raynel Espinal (turns 20 in Oct.) and the GCL should be packed with arms.

    Lail, Cote, Severino, Herbert, and Omar Luis could fill out SI. I imagine that since Encinas missed a lot of time he’ll be back in low A
    with Palladino (only 20 yrs. old), Davis, Gallegos, Rutckyj (21 and coming off a disappointing year), and possibly Coshow and Kendrick from SI both 21).

    Campos and camarena both move up to Tampa.

    Nice to have this kind of talent but it sucks they are so far away. So far away that chances are most of these guys are going to go the way of Hayden Sharp (was really hoping you’d pan out). Which is to say they won’t make it to the show.

  • Robert

    The minor league is a funnel to the Bronx these things work out and the result is usually 2 or 3 of these A ball pitchers make it.
    Going to the Trenton game tomorrow……..