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2014 Draft Open Thread: Day One
Yankees select LHP Jacob Lindgren with top pick in 2014 draft

Triple-A Scranton (13-9 loss to Norfolk)

  • LF Jose Pirela: 3-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • RF Zoilo Almonte: 3-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K — second game back after being sent down
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 0-4, 1 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Shane Greene: 3 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 4/1 GB/FB — 51 of 81 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • RHP Preston Claiborne: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 18 of 29 pitches were strikes (62%)
  • SwP Pat Venditte: 1.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 33 of 49 pitches were strikes (67%) … took one for the team with the bullpen short due to injuries and call-ups
  • RHP Russ Canzler: 0.2 IP, zeroes, 0/1 GB/FB — ten pitches, six strikes … made his pitching debut when the team simply ran out of arms

Double-A Trenton (8-5 loss to Richmond)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-5, 1 2B, 2 K
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 3 K, 1 E (fielding) — alright, this is starting to get silly, all he does is pile up multi-hit games
  • 1B Tyler Austin: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K — 12-for-40 (.300) in his last ten games
  • DH Gary Sanchez: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • C Peter O’Brien: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) — 6-for-15 (.400) in his last four games
  • LHP Jeremy Bleich: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 8/3 GB/FB — 55 of 87 pitches were strikes (63%)

High-A Tampa (5-0 loss to Charlotte)

  • CF Jake Cave: 1-4, 2 K
  • C Frankie Cervelli: 0-3 — caught seven innings in his first rehab game … his 20-day rehab clock is official underway
  • 1B Greg Bird: 0-4, 2 K
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 2-4
  • SS Cito Culver: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K
  • LHP Miguel Sulbaran: 5 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 3/4 GB/FB — 16/4 K/BB in his last 19.1 innings

Low-A Charleston (5-1 win over Savannah)

  • DH Tyler Wade: 0-4, 1 K
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — fourth homer in 55 games this year after hitting four in 34 games last year
  • RF Dustin Fowler: 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 0-3, 2 K — 66/24 K/BB in 48 games after 44/27 K/BB in 50 games
  • LHP Ian Clarkin: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 5/3 GB/FB — 57 of 83 pitches were strikes (69%) … nice rebound after a few rough starts
2014 Draft Open Thread: Day One
Yankees select LHP Jacob Lindgren with top pick in 2014 draft
  • nycsportzfan

    Solid outing for Ian Clarkin. Jose Pirela is on fire.

    • hornblower

      Pirela is now hitting .330. I really think that Brian Roberts should take one for the team and retire. What does it take to get a shot with a club that is desperate for offense?

      • Cool Lester Smooth

        The ability to provide a better combination of offense and defense than the incumbent.

        We really don’t want Pirela playing second base for us.

        • hornblower

          Roberts can’t hit anymore and his defense is poor; no range at all. The Yankee fielding is already scary. Pirela cannot make it worse and young players (he’s 24) can get better. Older ones rarely do.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            Didn’t someone show you stats yesterday as to how just about every infielder we had last year did worse than Roberts? Can you search your trash can for that, since that’s where it seems to have gone?

            You could be about 20 rock layers worse than 2014 Brian Roberts.

      • uyf1950

        Pirela’s defense is pretty suspect. It’s a scary thought seeing him at 2nd and Jeter at SS who’s best days defensively are well behind him.

        • Kosmo

          and that hasn´t been the case with Roberts ? C´mon

          • Cool Lester Smooth

            Pirela’s defense is suspect compared to Roberts. It really is an issue.

  • nycsportzfan

    Nice start

  • Raza

    The DSL season has also started. Who are some of the guys to keep an eye on down there? Thanks.

  • forensic

    Shane Greene… Ouch. I’m sure he wouldn’t trade his time in the bigs for anything, but all the jumping around of roles, locations, and consistent throwing really seems to have messed him up this year.

    And, I guess the clock is running out on JR Murphy’s stint in the bigs, for now at least.

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    Refsnyder may just pan out to be a relatively good major league second baseman.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Yeah. I’m getting really excited about this guy, especially with the pop he’s showing.

    • Coolerking101

      Guy has 9 errors at 2B. I know he only became a 2B in the minors…but he’s got to get better. The big league club can’t afford to have another terrible fielding infielder.

      • D23

        I do not think that is true. He played some SS and 2B in college. True he spend most of his senior year in RF. But he played some infield in college and was selected as a 2B.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          He was an outfielder in college almost exclusively. The last time he played IF regularly was in HS.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Do we get Refsnyder, Austin, and O’Brien AAA promotions at about the usual time this season?

    • ALZ

      Too aggressive.
      Refsnyder I could see, but Austin has a .690 ops. and o’brien I don’t see, except late season. He started the year in Tampa.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Aggressive with Austin? I think only injury, really, held him back from being there now.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          Well the injury has certainly caused him not to have had the success at AA necessary to merit being called up.

    • Casa di Papi

      Don’t forget Sanchez, he will hit AAA as well.

  • edtorres

    What is O’Brien’s longterm position?

    • JOD


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    • CS Yankee

      Consensus says;

      AAAA DH

      • Deep Thoughts

        Jackie Cust, Jr.

    • emac2

      Victor Martinez

      • I’m One

        That would be totally acceptable. Part time C, 1B, DH that mashes. Would love to see it.

      • Preston

        AA stats for two 23 yo

        .336/.417/.576 58/62 BB/K in 121 games, 101 games at C

        .267/.308/.634 6/23 BB/K in 26 games, 9 games at C

        You are terrible at making comps.

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          Victor Martinez is my favorite type of hitter.