DotF: Lindgren strikes out four in one inning in Charleston’s win

Greene's gem gives Yankees 3-0 win over Orioles
Michael Pineda throws 25-pitch bullpen session, remains in one piece

Both RHP Luis Severino and C/1B/RF Peter O’Brien have been placed on the temporarily inactive list … because they are in Minnesota for the Futures Game. The game is tomorrow afternoon.

Triple-A Scranton (5-2 loss to Rochester)

  • LF Jose Pirela: 0-3, 1 BB
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS, 1 E (missed catch)
  • RF Adonis Garcia & 1B Kyle Roller: both 0-4 — Roller struck out twice
  • C Austin Romine: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB — 14-for-38 (.368) in his last ten games
  • DH John Ryan Murphy: 1-4, 2 K
  • CF Taylor Dugas: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K — 11-for-29 (.379) in his last ten games
  • LHP Nik Turley: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 8/2 GB/FB — 50 of 94 pitches were strikes (53%)
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 23 of 47 pitches were strikes (49%) … 18/11 K/BB in his last 11.2 innings

Double-A Trenton (5-1 loss to Akron)

  • CF Mason Williams: 0-4, 1 BB
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 K
  • C Gary Sanchez: 2-4, 1 E (pickoff) — 12-for-36 (.333) in his last nine games
  • DH Tyler Austin: 0-4, 1 K
  • LHP Daniel Camarena: 3 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2/5 GB/FB — 57 of 89 pitches were strikes (64%)
  • LHP Cesar Cabral: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 4/1 GB/FB — 24 of 33 pitches were strikes (73%)

High-A Tampa (4-3 loss to Bradenton)

  • DH Jake Cave: 1-5, 1 2B, 2 K
  • SS Cito Culver: 1-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
  • 1B Greg Bird: 1-5, 1 2B, 2 K, 1 E (fielding)
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 2 RBI — 20-for-62 (.323) during his 15-game hitting streak
  • RF Aaron Judge: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K — 21/19 K/BB in 22 games at this level
  • 2B Angelo Gumbs: 0-3, 1 BB
  • LHP Conner Kendrick: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 6/2 GB/FB — 53 of 91 pitches were strikes (58%), plus he picked a runner off first
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 13 of 17 pitches were strikes (76%) … 43/11 K/BB in 33.2 innings

Low-A Charleston (4-1 win over Savannah)

  • LF Michael O’Neill & SS Tyler Wade: both 1-4, 1 K — O’Neill drew a walk … Wade got hit by a pitch, stole a base, and scored a run
  • RF Dustin Fowler: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 K
  • 1B Mike Ford: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB — 35/40 K/BB in 78 games
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1 CS
  • DH Gosuke Katoh: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — 17-for-48 (.354) during his 14-game hitting streak
  • RHP Brady Lail: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 8/0 GB/FB — 53 of 78 pitches were strikes (68%) … 102/18 K/BB in 102 innings
  • LHP Jacob Lindgren: 1 IP, zeroes, 4 K, 1 WP — 15 of 19 pitches were strikes (79%) … ah yes, the ol’ four-strikeout inning … 13/0 K/BB in six innings as a pro

Short Season Staten Island (6-3 loss to State College)

  • C Luis Torrens: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E (throwing)
  • 2B Ty McFarland, RF Austin Aune & 1B Connor Spencer: all 2-4 — McFarland struck out … Aune doubled and threw a runner out at third
  • DH Chris Breen: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K
  • RHP Sam Agnew-Wieland: 2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 2/2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks1 (6-3 win over GCL Blue Jays)

  • SS Abi Avelino: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 E (both fielding) — first rehab game after missing a little more than two months with a quad injury
  • 3B Eric Jagielo: 0-5, 1 K
  • 2B-SS Bryan Cuevas: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K
  • RF Alex Palma: 1-4, 1 K
  • RHP Ty Hensley: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/5 GB/FB — 14/5 K/BB in 14 innings so far
  • RHP Reynaldo Polanco: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 Balk, 1 HB, 6/0 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks2 (7-5 loss to GCL Astros)

  • 2B Junior Valera: 0-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (throwing)
  • DH Bo Thompson: 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • 3B Allen Valerio: 2-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K — 12-for-30 (40%) during his nine-game hitting streak
  • RF Wilmer Romero: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • LHP Jordan Montgomery: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB — much better second outing after allowing three runs and recording two outs in his pro debut
  • RHP Elvin Perez: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 6/0 GB/FB
  • RHP Jose Pena: 2 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 20/4 K/BB in 13.1 innings this year … would be more impressive if he wasn’t already 23
Greene's gem gives Yankees 3-0 win over Orioles
Michael Pineda throws 25-pitch bullpen session, remains in one piece
  • wilcymoore27

    Good for Nik Turley. Glad to see him back on the mound and performing well.

  • marechal

    Cabral with a 4K inning too, it seems. Has that ever occurred twice in the same night?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Cabral pitched 3 innings

      • In Gambler’s Anonymous & on the run from loan shark goons (AKA Soylent Greene)

        Does not, in fact, rule out that all the K’s could have been in one inning.

        If I only see a boxscore, I smartly tend to put money down on any pitcher who gets 4+ strikeouts in an outing as having had a 4 K inning.

  • n0exit

    Vincente conde the vandy ss played in his second game today for SI. Debuted yesterday.

  • Angelo

    I’m guessing the Yankees changed their minds about playing Refsnyder in RF. Hopefully he can develop at 2B enough to be a factor going into next season.

    • n0exit

      Or that they just wanted to give him reps at rf, a position he plays very well, to keep him versatile and also to allow pirela to play second. You might have noticed pirela played lf today. Keith law mentioned that refsnyders defence at second “isn’t that bad” and given that Roberts isn’t that bad having him play a little right field is just smart.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        “He’s not THAT bad, just needs improvement.”

        I would think the improvement that is needed would come quicker (hopefully before next season) if he’s focused on 2B.

        He played OF – a less demanding position – before and I’d think could quickly adjust if/when it was necessary.
        In the meantime, let him work where he definitely needs improvement.

        • n0exit

          So you think that if the Yankees decided to promote him they should just stick him in rf having not played there in 3 years? There are two options here for preparing him for a call up, based on the pretty safe assumption he’s not ready to play ml second base: 1. Continue to play him at second and if you need him in the majors just stick him in right, he’ll figure it out. 2. Play him a few times in right, along with second so that he doesn’t look like an idiot out in right if he has to play there.

          The only reason you would take option one is if you truly believed that ~10 games in right at AAA would be the difference between starting second base next year and not. If he’s 90 innings away from becoming a starting second baseman I’m sure a few innings in right won’t destroy him.

          • Chip

            Maybe they figured he’s turn into Brock Holt and be a gold glover at every position they tried him in

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            I think the Yankees should develop Ref as a 2B, and not promote him until he’s going to take over at 2B.
            Forget RF unless/until he shows he can’t be a 2B.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            It’s not just the 10 games either (if that’s what it ends up).

            Either he doesn’t get called up to play RF this year, in which case the 10 games would have served no purpose.

            Or he does get called up to be the regular RF, in which case he’ll lose a lot more than 10 games of development at 2B.

            Given the current state of the Yankees, I’d rather they focus on the future, and let him focus entirely on 2B.

      • RetroRob

        I asked Klaw the question that led to that response. What I wanted to know is if the Yankees should believe in his bat and call him up immediately to play RF, or let him continue to develop at 2B, and wondering how bad his defense was at second. His response was exactly as Needs Pitching & Hitting noted, it’s “not THAT bad, but needs improvement.” The other part of his response was the Yankees should leave him in AAA right now to work on that part of his game. I agree.

        • emac2

          What is he going to learn in AAA that would be harder to learn in the majors?

          The learning issue is about the extra mistakes being too costly to the major league club. Not that you somehow learn to play MLB faster in AAA.

          In the case of the Yankees he could make plenty of mistakes and still be a net positive because he can hit at a major league level right now. Any extra mistakes he makes will be compensated for by the extra offense he brings.

      • Old Kinderhook

        Ref’s error last night appears to have been his first at this level. Donnie Collins watches him play every day and thinks his defense is actually pretty good.

  • Looser trader droids FotD™

    I’m not a “rush Ref” guy but man. He puts up line after line after line he’s really forcing everyone to pay attention.

    • Jerry

      Ref’s got 12 homers, 43 extra base hits and a .400 OBP. Who on the Yankees comes close to that?

      • Ghost of Joe Dugan

        If they were playing in AA & AAA? Pretty much all of them.

      • Angelo

        Man, all this time I thought MLB was a higher level of competition than Triple-A.

  • phil

    good to see Daniel Camarena promoted to AA not a good start however!

  • yankeepankee
    • Yankee$

      Dat list!
      Wow, just wow.

      • forensic

        Heh, it’s kind of scary how close that seems to nycsportzfan’s list from a week or two ago.

        • Yankee$

          Hahaha. I grew up on LI. I have always taken Newsday with a grain of salt….but Bill Nack was always awesome!

        • n0exit

          To be fair to NYC its not that similar. I mean some of the names on there I didn’t even know played for the Yankees. And jaron long at 7? Ahead of Gary Sanchez? They must be brown nosing to get an interview with Kevin.

          • Yankee$

            I don’t even think it’s that. I think the one dude who prepared that list is just kind of clueless. A for Effort though.

        • Chip

          I’ll give you that NYC loves him some Refsnyder and Pirela but I do agree that BA and KLaw lists focus on more ceiling than floor than I’d like. Having guys like Zoilo Almonte around who can come up and even fill a platoon role is better than a guy who might never sniff the majors. I’m pretty sure NYC wouldn’t argue that Dugas and Long belong on a top 10 list though

          • ALZ

            :”Having guys like Zoilo Almonte around who can come up and even fill a platoon role is better than a guy who might never sniff the majors.”

            Could be an opinion though. Prospect lists are usually full players that might be future everyday regulars, not possible future platoon bats for an injury riddled team.

          • emac2

            Look at his stats. sniffing the majors to the stink of a sub 200 average isn’t very valuable.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        I’m speechless.

        They threw darts at a board full of names.

        Sportzphan’s list wasn’t terrible. It just had everyone tied at #1.

        • Angelo

          Yeah. nycsportzfan is just crazy optimistic about most/if not all prospects in the Yankees farm system. Not a complete fool though.

    • Yanks

      Awful list. Just horrendous.

    • Chip

      You know, if you’re a really high floor type of guy, that list isn’t totally crazy. You could make the argument that 6 of his top 10 (Ref, Judge, Jagielo, Dugas, Sanchez and Pirela) are almost guaranteed at least an appearance in the majors some day due to a combination of skill and the fact that they’re all AA and above. Of course, there are a ton of ridiculous rankings (Long, Dugas, Lail) who should be more like 30-35 guys if included at all but its nice to see a list that just isn’t a carbon copy of BA or KLaw

    • RetroRob

      There’s a whole bunch of crazy shit going on in that list.

      Prospect rankings can vary based on the weight someone is placing on a player’s proximity to the majors, while others place more weight on overall skills and potential impact. This list, however, makes no sense. Long at #7? Is he even a prospect??! Ahead of Sanchez? Mason Williams at #34? We all are understandably disappointed in Williams’ performance, but there are most definitely not 33 better players in the Yankees’ system.

      • Chip

        I’ll bet in 10 years you could look at that list and say definitely there are 33 better players in the Yankees’ system than Williams. Dude just looks straight up toast

        • RetroRob

          Then he shouldn’t have him on the list at all. There’s a whole bunch of crazy there. No consistency in rankings, be it based on how close the player is to the majors, or his skillset.

          It’s a waste.

        • ALZ

          But Mason is one of the best defenders in the minors, and has all the potential to be an insane leadoff hitter. I wouldn’t put him that low.

          • forensic

            I can understand the defense a bit, but I sure wish I had even a fraction of your optimism of his ability to be an “insane leadoff hitter”.

            • ALZ

              I was never insanely bullish on him, not sure why. He does have a ton of talent. His stock has fallen a ton, but I would put him higher than 34th in this system, not top 10, but not 34th. He is in AA, he is a really good defender, he has tons talent, he isn’t injury riddled. I’ll take him much more than some of those guys that really have a pretty low ceiling.

    • Chip

      How is Jairo Heredia still around? Feels like he should be like 30 by now

    • ALZ

      So far out there.

      Not even to mention I don’t know how you can have Long ahead of Sanchez, Clarkin, Bird, etc.

      There is no consistency.

      • emac2

        Long is having an incredible year. I don’t think it’s stupid to value what a player does on the field over his scouting report. Especially for guys who were just drafted. Results matter.

        Pirela is an example of poor judgement in my opinion. He does seem to be able to hit for average but a singles hitter with poor defense might have a high percentage chance of making the majors but no chance to be an above average starter.

        • ALZ

          He was also a college player. He has certainly impressed so far, but in no way at this point would I put him over Sanchez, Clarkin or Bird.

  • Yankee$

    Lindgren to Trenton soon?

    • forensic

      Tampa, you mean?

      • Yankee$

        I think he skips Tampa. Seems to me like there is no reason for him to go one step at a time based on how advanced he likely already is.

        • forensic

          Could be, but personally I’d be pretty surprised if he skipped levels and extremely surprised if he pitched in the bigs this year, as many have speculated.

    • Lefty

      I think that is what needs to happen. He’s coming from the SEC and has already pitched to some of the players already up in the MLB. They are watching him very close I believe.

  • forensic

    RHP Brady Lail: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 8/0 GB/FB — 53 of 78 pitches were strikes (68%) … 102/18 K/BB in 102 innings

    You added on today’s stats after they had already done so. He’s actually at 95 K’s and 17 BB’s in 97 innings.

    • Yankee$

      What does the scouting report say on Lail?

      • forensic

        All I can really tell you is what Mike was good enough to put in his Breakout Prospect Candidates post before the season:

        Lail’s fastball sat in the upper-80s when he was drafted but that has ticked up into the low-90s thanks to pro instruction and workouts, and his changeup is improved as well. The pitch was already advanced for a high schooler when he was drafted. His go-to pitch is bat-missing curveball with big break. At 6-foot-2 and 175 lbs., Lail was a classic projection pick who the team hopes will get better and better and he fills out and gains more experience. What sets him apart is his three-pitch mix and his ability to throw strikes, a combination that a) overwhelmed rookie ball hitters, and b) isn’t all that common among pitchers from cold weather states.

        • Yankee$

          Me like. Thanks buddy.

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        • Yankee$


  • Chip

    When do we start talking about how great Chris Breen has been? Dude is a 20 year old playing against college draftees in SI and putting up a .291/.392/.500 line

  • Old Kinderhook

    Gulf Coast #2–
    Allen Valerio: .352/.444/.630/1.074
    Junior Valera: 9 BB, 8 K, .359/.432/.469/.901

    Don’t pinch me.

  • Yankee$

    I don’t think I’ll be able to root for a guy named S. Agnew.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      And of course YouTube doesn’t have a good version of John Denver’s “The Ballad of Spiro Agnew.”

      • Yankee$

        Haha, I just learned a bit from his Wikipedia page.

  • JB

    Matt Daley DFA’d today – anyone have a guess on who replaces him on the roster? Any chance Ref gets the call?