Nov
03

Nuno making up for lost time in AzFL

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First, some notes:

  • MLB is testing their expanded replay system in the Arizona Fall League next week, the league announced. This includes the manager’s challenges and all that. All of the necessary cameras have been installed (I assume) and the games will be televised live next week, from Tuesday to Saturday.
  • Congrats to the Double-A Trenton Thunder for winning three minor league awards. In addition to being named Team of the Year, they also received awards for Promotion of the Year and Mascot Clip of the Year. The latter two relate to the retirement party for Chase, the team’s long-time bat dog. He passed away a few days later following a bout with cancer.

Second, the updates:

Arizona Fall League

  • OF Tyler Austin: 4 G, 4-12, 2 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP (.333/.438/.500) – left the desert two weeks ago when the bone bruise in his right wrist flared up
  • UTIL Addison Maruszak: 3 G, 2-11, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K (.182/.250/.273) — replaced Austin on the roster
  • 3B/C Peter O’Brien: 11 G, 9-44, 5 R, 1 2B, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 2 BB, 15 K (.205/.239/.500) — fun slash line
  • OF Mason Williams: 14 G, 16-59, 6 R, 4 2B, 3 RBI, 5 BB, 9 K, 3 SB, 1 CS (.271/.328/.339)
  • RHP Brett Gerritse: 6 G, 7.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 7 BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP (9.39 ERA, 1.96 WHIP)
  • LHP Fred Lewis: 7 G, 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 7 K, 1 WP (0.00 ERA, 1.57 WHIP)
  • LHP Vidal Nuno: 4 G, 4 GS, 15.2 IP, 16 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 14 K, 1 HR (3.45 ERA, 1.15 WHIP) – it’s early, but you have to think he’ll have a decent chance to win a job (either starter or reliever) in Spring Training next year
  • LHP James Pazos: 7 G, 6.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 8 K, 2 WP (2.84 ERA, 2.21 WHIP)

Dominican Winter League

  • OF Zoilo Almonte: 10 G, 11-39, 5 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 6 BB, 12 K, 2 SB, 1 CS (.282/.378/.436)
  • C Gary Sanchez: 5 G, 2-16, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 K (.125/.125/.125)
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 1 G, 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K (6.75 ERA, 3.75 WHIP)
  • IF Leulgim BarrosoRHP Kelvin Castro, RHP Joel De La Cruz, and OF Kelvin DeLeon are listed on rosters but have not yet appeared in a game.

Mexican Pacific League

  • OF Jose Figueroa: 11 G, 2-7, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 3 K (.286/.375/.429)
  • IF Walt Ibarra: 17 G, 6-57, 3 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 17 K (.105/.121/.140) — went 0-for-17 this week
  • UTIL Ronnie Mustelier: 19 G, 15-66, 5 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 11 RBI, 10 BB, 11 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP (.227/.333/.288) – hasn’t exactly forced his way into the team’s plans in 2013
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 4 G, 5.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP (5.06 ERA, 1.88 WHIP)
  • The Yankees have four pitchers other than Gallegos listed on rosters, including LHP Manny Banuelos. Commenter Mikhel ran down their situations two weeks ago, so check it out.

The Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League (Puerto Rico) season started on Friday but no Yankees farmhands have played yet. 2B Angelo Gumbs and LHP Jose Diaz are the only guys listed on rosters at the moment.

Venezuelan Winter League

  • C Francisco Arcia: 10 G, 10-28, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 2 BB, 8 K (.357/.387/.536)
  • IF Ali Castillo: 17 G, 15-48, 6 R, 2 2B, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K , 1 SB (.313/.327/.354) — only two strikeouts in 51 plate appearances (3.9%) … he’s got a career 9.2% strikeout rate in 1,600 plate appearances
  • OF Ramon Flores: 3 G, 0-6, 1 BB (.000/.143/.000) – didn’t play this week
  • OF Adonis Garcia: 14 G, 12-51, 7 R, 1 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 3 BB, 12 K, 1 SB, 1 HBP (.235/.291/.431)
  • C Jose Gil: 13 G, 10-42, 6 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 9 BB, 7 K, 2 CS, 1 HBP (.238/.385/.405
  • UTIL Jose Pirela: 21 G, 23-76, 17 R, 8 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 13 BB, 8 K, 3 SB, 1 CS, 2 HBP (.303/.409/.566)
  • C Frankie Cervelli is listed on a roster but has not yet played in a game. I wonder if his stress-reactioned elbow still isn’t 100%.
Categories : Down on the Farm

2 Comments»

  1. W.B. Mason Williams says:

    Somebody get Jose Pirela fitted for pinstripes. Who needs Xander Bogaerts?

    But in all seriousness it’s nice to see him performing well, even if he’s not really a hot prospect.

  2. forensic says:

    Moderately interesting line for Zoilo. For a team with four MLB OFers already under contract (and potentially a 5th QO’d), it’s amazing how uncertain their OF situation seems to be.

    I still expect them to show up to ST with the four they currently have (and maybe someone like Zoilo as a 5th), but it also wouldn’t be too surprising to see them change as many as two of the OFers.

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