DotF: Two losses on a slow day in the minors


According to Andrew Marden, Fresno State head coach Mike Batesole says OF Aaron Judge will be promoted to High-A Tampa after the Low-A South Atlantic League All-Star Game next week. Judge played for Batesole in college, but still, take that with a grain of salt. It passes the sniff test though.

Triple-A Scranton had a scheduled off-day. Josh Norris says LHP Jeremy Bleich will be called up from Double-A Trenton to join the rotation after RHP Zach Nuding was sent down yesterday.

Double-A Trenton (10-4 loss to Richmond)

  • CF Mason Williams: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K — his bat is starting to come around a bit
  • 1B Frankie Cervelli: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB — played seven innings at first as the Yankees try to improve his versatility before he comes off the DL next week
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • C Peter O’Brien: 0-3, 1 BB– C Gary Sanchez was supposed to start behind the plate, but he was a late scratch for disciplinary reasons according to Nick Peruffo
  • RF Tyler Austin: 0-4, 3 K
  • LHP Tyler Webb: 2 IP, zeroes, 5 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GB/FB — 23 of 36 pitches were strikes (64%) … 47/11 K/BB in 32.1 innings

High-A Tampa also had a scheduled off-day.

Low-A Charleston (6-3 loss to Greenville)

  • LF Michael O’Neill: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI – 13-for-44 (.295) with four doubles in his last ten games
  • RF Dustin Fowler: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 0-4, 1 E (fielding)
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
  • LHP Caleb Smith: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 3/4 GB/FB — 37 of 75 pitches were strikes (49%) … 21 runs allowed in his last 20.1 innings
  • LHP Omar Luis: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 6/1 GB/FB — 27 of 48 pitches were strikes (56%)

As a reminder, Short Season Staten Island opens their season this Friday, so in two days. RHP David Palladino will be on the mound according to Pinstriped Prospects. The two Rookie GCL Yanks teams begin their seasons next Friday.

Categories : Down on the Farm
  • W.B. Mason Williams

    Hmm. Hope nothing is wrong with Sanchez.

    I wish his performance this year would give me the optimism to believe this is a promotion.

    • Not an ace

      Sanchez hasn’t been good since 2012. He’s not our top prospect anymore not even top 5.

      • W.B. Mason Williams

        That’s a half-decent attempt at trolling, admittedly.

        • Not an ace

          1. Jagielo
          2. Judge
          3. Refsnyder
          4. Severino
          5. Clarkin

          • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

            No. Sanchez is at a more important position. Also he is younger than Judge, Ref, Jagielo and he is at a higher level than 2 of those players.

            • Not an ace

              Top prospects usually hit better than league average.

              • fmb2345

                Well if that’s the case you’re gonna need to find someone to replace Jagielo on your list. Take his .256 average, his mediocre defense and the fact that he’s 22 in High A and he’s not really top prospect material right now himself.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            I don’t think many would agree with your order.

            I think Sanchez still tops the list over any of them.

            My order would be:

            1. Sanchez
            2. Refsnyder
            3. Judge
            4. Jagelio
            5. Still ManBan.

  • Uke

    It literally says disciplinary issues.

    • W.B. Mason Williams

      It didn’t say that when I wrote the comment, save your exasperation.


  • Danny

    Sanchez arrived late, thats why he was scratched/disciplined

  • hornblower

    Judge didn’t play tonight. Tampa was off. Think there could be something to it?

    • Preston

      “Fresno State head coach Mike Batesole says OF Aaron Judge will be promoted to High-A Tampa after the Low-A South Atlantic League All-Star Game next week. Judge played for Batesole in college, but still, take that with a grain of salt. It passes the sniff test though.”

  • Preston

    Caleb Smith has been really bad lately.

  • nycsportzfan

    The Boxscore says Webb had 6k Mike, not 5.. Don’t know whos wrong?

    • Gambler’s Anonymous

      Oh COME ON! The over/under was 5.5 and I got five hundy on the over. Which is it?

      • SD Charlie

        Best comment of the year – so far!

  • Angelo

    Boring day. The possibility of Refsnyder becoming the starting 2B for the Yankees is pretty exciting though.

    Hope he destroys the ball in AAA.

    • Brian in MA

      The only way to stop him from getting two hits in a day is to have an off day.

  • Not an ace

    Could have drafted Jose Berries or Joey Gallow instead of Hensley. Oppenheimer failed.

    • Preston

      Could have spelled either of those guys names right. You failed.

      • W.B. Mason Williams

        Lol. Nah but I always find it funny how Hensley wanted to be in te majors by next season and we have to hope he’s playing in single a next season

        • Preston

          It’s nobody’s fault he was born with the hip defect. Doesn’t really effect his ceiling either.

      • Not an ace

        I’m not getting paid millions to spell names right like Oppenheimer.

        • SamVa

          I don’t think Oppenheimer gets paid anything to spell names correctly?

          • Not an ace

            Scouting Director requirements:
            1. Draft non – shitty players.
            2. Use correct spelling.

            That’s it.

            • waneditor


      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        MMMM. Berries.

  • TexBerry

    Where has Heathcott been?

    • Not an ace

      He’s been on that good stuff. He’ll show up in a gutter somewhere.

      • Sully

        WFAN no longer allow you to project your self-loathing on the air?

      • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead

        Seriously, man? Fuck that shit, take it somewhere else. That’s not funny.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner


      • Nick

        Maybe you should change your name from “Not an ace” to “Is an ass”?

  • Danny

    Interesting article on Clarkin here (scroll down a little): http://www.baseballprospectus......leid=23855

    Think we dreamed a huge ceiling when he was drafted but the stuff isn’t that amazing, 3 plus pitches with good command, solid MOR guy, hard not to like it a lot.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    2013 18th Rd. draft pick Dustin Fowler starting to heat up a little bit.