Apr
10

Williams, Jagielo, and O’Brien stay hot in wins

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Here is a really excellent article from Ben Badler about teams scouting 14-year-old kids down in Latin America. Agents are scouting 12-year-olds. Thanks to MLB’s international spending restrictions, clubs are looking to find prospects and get them to agree to contracts as soon as possible to keep them away from the competition. You don’t need a subscription to read the article, so make sure you check it out.

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

  • 3B Scott Sizemore: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • LF Zoilo Almonte: 0-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1CS
  • RF Ramon Flores: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • C J.R. Murphy: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K — four hits in his last nine at-bats after going 0-for-10 to start the year
  • SS Zelous Wheeler: 0-0, 1 E (throwing) – left the game with some kind of back or side injury according to Donnie Collins
  • RHP Graham Stoneburner: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 5/3 GB/FB — 48 of 76 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GB/FB — 20 of 30 pitches were strikes … 8/1 K/BB in four innings
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 23 of 38 pitches were strikes (61%)

Double-A Trenton (6-4 win over Erie)

  • DH Mason Williams: 2-5, 2 R, 1 3B — 8-for-29 (.276) with three doubles and a triple so far
  • CF Ben Gamel & 2B Rob Refsnyder: both 0-4 — Gamel walked and Refsnyder struck out three times
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • LF Taylor Dugas: 1-3, 2 R, 1 BB
  • LHP Jeremy Bleich: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 3/1 GB/FB — 53 of 86 pitches were strikes (62%)
  • RHP Diego Moreno: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 16 of 21 pitches were strikes (76%) … just in case you forgot, they got him in the A.J. Burnett trade … the other kid in the deal (OF Exicardo Cayones) went to the Angels in the Vernon Wells trade

High-A Tampa (7-3 win over Clearwater)

  • CF Jake Cave: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 0-3, 1 RBI — first hitless game of 2014
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 1-4, 2 RBI — he’s definitely on a nice little roll now
  • C Peter O’Brien: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – eight hits in his last 16 at-bats, including two doubles and two homers
  • DH Dante Bichette Jr.: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 1-4, 1 R
  • LHP Eric Wooten: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 7/5 GB/FB — 62/7 K/BB in 61.1 innings since signing out of independent league last summer

Low-A Charleston (5-1 loss to Augusta)

  • SS Abi Avelino: 0-4, 2 K
  • RF Aaron Judge: 0-2, 2 BB — seven walks and four strikeouts in seven games
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-4, 1 2B
  • LF Michael O’Neill: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 0-3, 2 K, 1 SB, 1 CS, 1 PB
  • C Luis Torrens: 0-3, 1 BB
  • RHP Luis Severino: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GB/FB — 41 of 54 pitches were strikes (76%) … very nice
Categories : Down on the Farm
  • Cool Lester Smooth

    Mason! It’s nice that he’s back.

    Also, Severino is looking nice.

    • D-Lite

      Listing to the broadcast they were mentioning that Mason hs that look of a player for whom the game is slowing down. Would it if it really clicks this season.

      • D-Lite

        “Would be awesome if it really clicks”

  • JonS

    What got into Bichette this offseason?

    • Preston

      He realized that Daddy couldn’t get him promoted.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      The sight of Eric Jagielo whizzing past him.

    • Havok9120

      Better not to ask such questions.

      • Angelo

        Agreed.

    • Looser Trader Droids Kenobi FotD™

      Pine tar on his lower palm.

  • beth kery

    Not much, he’s been in a slump for the most part. I mean he’s still hitting under .250 i believe. Obrien has been mashing, i guess sanchez had a day off? Well looks like whole team heh

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      If a top prospect is not included in the recap, then he didn’t play.

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Corin-Hoggard-Abc30-Action-News/175515565830819?ref=tn_tnmn cofuzz

      Actually he’s at .286/.464/.429 for an .893 OPS.
      It’s early yet, but those are strong numbers.

  • Naved

    WE WANT MONTY! WE WANT MONTY!

    • nycsportzfan

      Hes got some nasty stuff! Probably one of the top 5guys I was looking forward to following this season. Devestating slider!

  • nycsportzfan

    DBJ trying to get back in Yanks plans, here. Nice little yr so far!

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    I know it’s way too early for any of this, but some of the Charleston guys looks like they’re getting overwhelmed. Katoh’s struck out in almost half of his PA, and Luis Torrens only put up a .057 ISO in the GCL last year; I’m really not sure he’s got the juice in his bat to handle Low-A pitching.

    • D-Lite

      Torrents is 17 yrs old. Katoh is pretty green too. The Yanks are clearly pushing both hard up the ladder.

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        Yeah, I think they may have been better served by spending a year in Staten Island.

        (The fact that I would get to see them play this summer is secondary).

      • nycsportzfan

        Pretty sure Torrens is the youngest player in the league all together, no?

        • Angelo

          Second youngest.

    • Angelo

      Can’t disagree with you. I guess they could always be sent down later, when Staten Island starts if they’re still struggling.

      The early results haven’t been encouraging though.

      • Bryan

        Au contraire. Luis Torrens right now has a 24% walk rate, helping him gain a 334 wOBA and 115 wRC+. Sure his avg is dog poop, but right now he is holding his own.

        • Angelo

          Yeah, but there could be some reasonable concern for his ability to hit in Low-A ball. Time will tell as always.

  • Chip

    Katoh got changed with a passed ball at second base? How is that not a wild pitch? It’s not even the right direction!