Dec
29

Almonte and Pirela wrap up strong winter ball seasons

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First, two quick notes:

  • The Yankees have released a total of 33 minor leaguers over the last few weeks, according to Matt Eddy. The most notable are RHP Sean Black, LHP Jose Diaz, LHP Tim Flight, IF Fu-Lin Kuo, and OF Shane Brown.
  • Enrique Rojas reports IF Yamaico Navarro has agreed to a contract with the Samsung Lions in Korea. He gets $300k guaranteed plus incentives. The Yankees signed Navarro to a minor league deal a few weeks ago and agreed to let him out of the contract so he could head to the KBO.

Now, for the stats. This will be the final update of the year and I don’t just mean that because New Years’ is right around the corner. The various winter league seasons are either over or end tomorrow, so these stats are as good as final. I’ll be sure to post any minor league notes and what not, but as far as actual stat updates go, this is the last one until the regular season resumes in April.

Arizona Fall League (season is over, so these stats are final)

  • OF Tyler Austin: 4 G, 4-12, 2 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP (.333/.438/.500) — left the league with a wrist injury
  • UTIL Addison Maruszak: 10 G, 9-32, 8 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 10 BB, 5 K, 1 SB, 1 CS (.281/.452/.344)
  • 3B/C Peter O’Brien: 16 G, 12-63, 5 R, 2 2B, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 2 BB, 26 K (.190/.212/.413)
  • OF Mason Williams: 22 G, 23-86, 11 R, 6 2B, 4 RBI, 8 BB, 18 K, 4 SB, 2 CS (.267/.330/.337)
  • RHP Brett Gerritse: 9 G, 11.2 IP, 12 H, 12 R, 12 ER, 11 BB, 12 K, 2 HR,1 WP, 1 HB (9.26 ERA, 1.96 WHIP)
  • LHP Fred Lewis: 11 G, 11 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 10 K, 1 WP (0.00 ERA, 1.18 WHIP)
  • LHP Vidal Nuno: 5 G, 4 GS, 19.2 IP, 20 H, 10 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 18 K, 1 HR (3.20 ERA, 1.17 WHIP)
  • LHP James Pazos: 10 G, 10.1 IP, 13 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 7 BB, 9 K, 2 WP (1.74 ERA, 1.94 WHIP)

Dominican Winter League (season is over)

  • OF Zoilo Almonte: 43 G, 55-174, 22 R, 10 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 20 RBI, 7 BB, 36 K, 6 SB, 2 CS (.316/.343/.454) — he’s what, seventh on the outfield depth chart right?
  • IF Dean Anna: 9 G, 8-34, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 4 BB, 7 K (.235/.316/.294)
  • IF Eduardo Nunez: 5 G, 3-20, 2 K (.150/.150/.150)
  • C Gary Sanchez: 12 G, 5-28, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 18 K, 4 SB, 2 CS (.267/.330/.337)
  • LHP Francisco Rondon: 2 G, 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2K, 1 WP (3.86 ERA, 2.56 WHIP)

Mexican Pacific League (season ends tomorrow)

  • OF Jose Figueroa: 42 G, 5-40, 8 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 4 BB, 15 K, 1 SB (.125/.205/.225)
  • UTIL Ronnie Mustelier: 53 G, 51-189, 25 R, 7 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 27 RBI, 28 BB, 34 K, 3 SB, 1 CS, 1 HBP (.270/.386/.360)
  • 3B Zelous Wheeler: 65 G, 62-233, 35 R, 6 2B, 10 HR, 38 RBI, 32 BB, 47 K, 3 SB, 4 CS, 3 HBP (.266/.357/.421)
  • RHP Manny Barreda: 8 G, 8.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K (2.08 ERA, 1.15 WHIP)
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 5 G, 6.1 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 WP (4.26 ERA, 1.74 WHIP)
  • SwP Pat Venditte: 9 G, 8.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 2 HR (5.19 ERA, 1.38 WHIP)

The Yankees did not have any players in the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League (Puerto Rico). The season ends tomorrow.

Venezuelan Winter League (season ends tomorrow)

  • C Francisco Arcia: 20 G, 15-52, 7 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 15 K, 2 HBP (.288/.367/.385)
  • IF Ali Castillo: 36 G, 27-100, 14 R, 3 2B, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 11 K, 3 SB, 1 CS (.270/.302/.300)
  • OF Ramon Flores: 3 G, 0-6, 1 BB (.000/.143/.000)
  • OF Adonis Garcia: 53 G, 75-231, 38 R, 15 2B, 1 3B, 8 HR, 39 RBI, 7 BB, 30 K, 3 SB, 2 HBP (.325/.347/.502) — he’s also grounded into 11 double plays, which is a helluva lot for 53 games
  • C Jose Gil: 36 G, 32-111, 18 R, 6 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 23 RBI, 22 BB, 21 K, 1 SB, 3 CS, 3 HBP (.288/.416/.468) — nice winter for the long-time organizational backstop
  • OF Ericson Leonora: 1 G, 0-4, 1 K (.000/.000/.000)
  • UTIL Jose Pirela: 61 G, 80-239, 57 R, 13 2B, 7 3B, 5 HR, 41 RBI, 33 BB, 28 K, 5 SB, 2 CS, 5 HBP (.335/.419/.510) — excellent winter, now let’s see if it’s enough to finally get him out of Double-A
  • OF Antoan Richardson: 36 G, 34-134, 19 R, 6 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 16 BB, 33 K, 6 SB, 2 CS, 5 HBP (.254/.353/.336)
  • RHP Jose Campos: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR (9.00 ERA, 3.00 WHIP)
Categories : Down on the Farm

17 Comments»

  1. Question, wasn’t Musty’s OPS at .270-ish the last update? If that’s correct, something was seen and changed with his offense.

  2. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    Thank GOD we only have Shane Greene left in our minors. All these “color” last names were way too confusing for me.

  3. pat says:

    Kuo never really got a fair shot. In the 4 or so years he was in our system he never got the chance to stick in one place and just play. Oh well.

  4. matt s says:

    Never heard of Zelous Wheeler before. Looks like he has some power. What level was he at last year?

  5. MB923 says:

    Pazos 1.74 ERA and 1.94 WHIP

    Da fuck?

  6. Mike Myers says:

    where are the Melky Mesa stats?

    too soon?

  7. ThisTimeHank says:

    Melky Mesa was the second Melky to leave the Yankees recently. Obviously, the Yankees are anti-Melky. This shall not go unpunished by the Melk-Gods.

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