DotF: Foley, Palladino, Acevedo all dominate on the mound

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Bad news for an ex-Yankees farmhand: OF Ramon Flores suffered a compound fracture in his ankle and is done for the year, reports Greg Johns. He missed a big chunk of time with ankle problems last year, but not a fracture. Flores had been raking in Triple-A (216 wRC+ in 14 games) since being traded for Dustin Ackley and was in line for a September call-up. Sucks. That’s an opportunity (and a month of big league pay) lost. Get well soon, Ramon.

Also, Brian Cashman told Billy Witz the Yankees recently held RHP Andrew Bailey back from an appearance at Triple-A Scranton in case they needed to call him up. That didn’t happen, but I bet Bailey comes up when rosters expand in September. The team has an open 40-man roster spot after designating Chris Capuano for assignment earlier today. Capuano, by the way, told George King he’ll rejoin the Triple-A rotation if he clears waivers.

Triple-A Scranton (3-2 loss to Rochester)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — 43 extra-base hits on the year, which is a career-high … he had 40 back in 2013
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder & C Gary Sanchez: both 0-4, 1 K
  • 3B Jose Pirela: 1-4
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-4, 1 R, 3 K
  • LF Slade Heathcott: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI — also robbed a homer, which you can see in the video above … came into the game in a 2-for-33 (.061) slump
  • 1B Austin Romine: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K — guess he’s going to see most of his time at first base the rest of the season
  • RHP Kyle Davies: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 6/5 GB/FB — 57 of 86 pitches were strikes (66%)
  • RHP Branden Pinder: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 Balk, 1/1 GB/FB — 14 of 21 pitches were strikes (67%) … 35/10 K/BB in 33.1 innings at Triple-A this year

Double-A Trenton (4-2 loss to Reading)

  • CF Jake Cave & LF Mark Payton: both 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K — Payton scored a run and got caught stealing … Cave stole a base
  • SS Tyler Wade: 0-4, 1 R, 1 K — Double-A has not been kind to Wade, he’s 3-for-36 (.083) in nine games since the promotion
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 CS
  • 2B Tony Renda: 1-4, 1 R, 1 R, 1 RBI — first homer since the trade for the very low power middle infielder
  • RHP Cale Coshow: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 9/5 GB/FB — 54 of 90 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K0/2 GB/FB — nine pitches, six strikes

High-A Tampa was rained out. The game was canceled, not postponed, so it will not be made up.

Low-A Charleston (8-5 loss to Greenville)

  • SS Angel Aguilar: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K — 7-for-20 (.350) in his last five games
  • RF Austin Aune: 0-4, 1 K
  • RHP Jordan Foley: 5 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 63 of 93 pitches were strikes (68%) … 82/37 K/BB in 79.1 innings

Short Season Staten Island (7-2 win over Vermont)

  • CF Jeff Hendrix: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K
  • SS Kyle Holder: 1-4, 1 SB — left the game after running the bases in the seventh inning
  • 2B-SS Thairo Estrada: 1-4, 1 RBI
  • RF Trey Amburgey: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 HBP — just promoted after hitting .336/.407/.433 (154 wRC+) in rookie ball
  • 3B Drew Bridges: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
  • RHP Domingo Acevedo: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 3/4 GB/FB — 57 of 87 pitches were strikes (66%), plus he picked a runner off first … 32/10 K/BB in 31.2 innings for the 6-foot-7 righty

Rookie level Pulaski (8-1 win over Greenville)

  • CF Carlos Vidal: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • SS Hyo-Jun Park: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B — 7-for-19 (.368) during his little five-game hitting streak
  • 2B Gosuke Katoh: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB — 16.0 BB% and 28.5 K% this year … looks like he’s going to fall short of having half his plate appearances end in a walk or strikeout
  • RHP David Palladino: 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 6/5 GB/FB — 25/5 K/BB in 25 innings here … 60/39 K/BB in 73.2 innings at all levels this year

Rookie level GCL Yanks1 (7-6 win over GCL Yanks2)

  • SS Yancarlos Baez: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E (pickoff, fielding) — 14-for-36 (.389) during his nine-game hitting streak
  • 2B Yonauris Rodriguez: 0-1, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 CS, 1 E (fielding)
  • 3B Dermis Garcia: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — he’s played ten pro games and they’ve been spread out over three weeks because of postponements and stuff
  • LF Isiah Gilliam: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K — first pro homer for this year’s 20th rounder, who received a way over slot $550,000 bonus
  • CF Terrance Robertson: 0-5, 3 K — 28 strikeouts and two walks for this year’s 12th rounder
  • 3B Donny Sands: 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SB — “Donny Sands” is a really great baseball name
  • RF Leonardo Molina: 1-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI
  • RHP Dallas Martinez: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 3/6 GB/FB — gotta be awkward when you plunk a pair of “teammates,” right?
  • RHP Luis Rosario: 5 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 7/2 GB/FB
Saturday Night Open Thread
Guest Post: Frankie Crosetti: Historically Underperformed and Under-Respected
  • Raza

    Foley should be in Tampa. Nice to see both Acevedo and Palladino have good outings given their epic size.

    Amburgey has a little bit of sleeper in him. Very fast and athletic plus he’s only 20 so younger than most collegiate players.

  • Raza

    Also, Heathcott had a monster HR-robbing catch. Link:

  • Bo Knows

    I think at this point we can start theorizing the real reason the Yankees have so many affiliates, so their prospects actually have a f@cking chance to play baseball because it seems kinda evident that the GCL is completely useless with all the rainouts lol.

    Seriously they need to just buy/build Low A team so they can actually have guys play. All these rainouts aren’t good for development.


      Well at least they will be well suited for double headers.

    • renzostew

      I know this will never happen but I would like the Yanks to get got of Tampa and the FSL.Tampa does not support the team drawing less than 1,000 fans some nights.The FSL does not draw fans besides Clearwater who drew the most fans the last 2 years averaging 2700 fans.

      • RAH in CVA

        They’re in Tampa because the team complex is there. They have visibility over the rookie league kids and again over High A. The weather is a pain but on the whole I think they like it that way.

  • Jordan

    Is Trey Amburgey a legit prospect?

    • BearNJ

      I guess time will tell. He was a 13th round choice this year out of St. Petersburg College & hit.304/.351/.385 there. He is odd in that he is a big guy 6-2″, 210 that plays like a smaller player. Good CF with above average speed, 15 steals in 18 attempts in 37 games so far, but no power. He’s a line drive gap-to-gap hitter. He played int St. Pete with an aluminum bat and hit just one homer. He has no homers as a pro.

      • RAH in CVA

        30/32 on SBs in JUCO this year too. Speed could be plus, either way it will be his carrying too.

    • BrettGardnerHasALargeForehead

      He’s amburguous.

  • disqus_8E66WIUyso

    Now that severino and mitchell are in the bigs who is the top pitching prospect in minors?

    • Mike Axisa

      Kaprielian, then Clarkin if he ever gets healthy.

      • Mike Myers

        talk about a drop off….

      • rogue

        Lail? He’s been less than stellar in AAA but he just turned 22.

        • IRememberCelerinoSanchez

          Doesn’t have the stuff/ceiling of Kap/Clarkin.

        • RAH in CVA

          Lail and Rookie Davis among the guys who are healthy and pitching full-season ball. Acevedo definitely in that conversation too. Encinas has been a mixed bag coming back from TJS but his stuff is Mitchell-esque.

    • ClusterDuck

      Highest probability, Lail.
      Highest ceiling, Kaprielian.

  • ThePriceyMustacheMasher

    I saw that one of the DSL teams is like 48-17 (or something close to that) and they aren’t even leading their division, that DSL league must be fun to watch!

  • Zippy Zappy

    I wonder why Kyle Holder was taken out of the game.

    • vicki

      he’s being traded for chase utley, obviously.

    • BrettGardnerHasALargeForehead

      Probably he had a concussion because he was so confused about the concept of being on base.

  • vicki

    dammit, slade. you’ve just got the one speed, haven’t you?

    • n0exit

      Full speed to the DL.

      • Monterocouldstillbedinero

        He survived it! Between him and Ellsbury you have one everyday outfielder.

        • n0exit

          Too soon. Wait till he gets up and goes to play.

    • disqus_8E66WIUyso

      Kid has heart. Gotta love that. Hope he makes it.

  • rogue

    Another sombrero for Judge. Olay!

    Sanchez has cooled off.

  • C.C Sa’Blunthia

    Jorge Mateo is getting better and better every month. (1-2 with a SB before yesterdays cancelation )

    You could imagine if he would’ve gotten more than the handful of at bats (15) he received in the GCL last season before the injury , we’d be talking about him starting off in AA in 2016.

    • Monterocouldstillbedinero

      AAA. The NY Yankees move their stars quickly up the ladder. It’s a new world.

      • BearNJ

        Which is a nice change. Look at players from 60s-70-80 and it wasn’t uncommon to see player, not even super star prospects killing it, but just toolsy talent making their ML debuts at 20 after 2-3 years. While that can be too aggressive it beats the rookie ball, two A levels, AA, Triple A slow boat to China path that has seen all college draftees 25/26 before their debuts.

        • C.C Sa’Blunthia

          “Slow boat to china” lol I love that old saying.

        • RAH in CVA

          It may be heresy to say so, but it’s a different game now. The pitching is consistently better (pitchers throwing harder and with greater intensity), analytics are making sure that any holes in an offensive player’s game are exploited, you can’t hide a guy on a bench because the benches are so short (because bullpens are larger) that everyone needs to play a meaningful role.

          • BearNJ

            Its better in some ways and worse in others. The pitch counts and the over managing of innings when players are young has led to more arm injuries not less. Nolan Ryan would be able to get out of the 5th inning today. ook at his inning and strike out totals in his prime. I’m not saving 20 complete games and 275 innings should be a standard but its a joke. Doc Gooden would have spent his best years in Double AA the way the run it now.

  • Monterocouldstillbedinero

    At 3B in 2019, Donny Baseball.

  • RAH in CVA

    Foley’s first nine outs were recorded by K.

  • RAH in CVA

    A quick update on some of the bonus binge kids from last year in the DSL:

    Nelson Gomez hit his 11th HR, which is crazy for the DSL. Hitting just
    .250 but OBP of .357. K rate a little less than 1/4 which isn’t great.

    SS Diego Castillo has been great, .338/.383/.437, 5/6 SBs.

    CF Fred Cuevas .264/.385/.378 with 15/19 SBs

    C Miguel Flames is also killing it at .328/.411/.478

    OF Juan De Leon, a consensus top 3-4 talent in last year’s class, is
    hitting .219/.345/.361 with a K rate worse than 1/4 but he did hit his
    3rd HR yesterday

    OF Brayan Emery is hitting .197/.340/.322 with an atrocious K rate.

    OF Jonathan Amundaray is hitting .111/.346/.167 but seems to have been on the shelf for much of the season.

    OF Antonio Arias is hitting .244/.333/.319

    There are other minor bonus babies – some of whom are predictably
    outplaying the 7-figure guys – and of course Park and Garcia are

    • Adam

      Thanks for collating this list. I love seeing snapshot updates of even the furthest away prospects.

    • YankeeFan™

      Thanks was wondering where Nelson Gomez was at he def has pop.

    • PMian

      Both Garcias, Dermis and Wilkerman are stateside. Wilkerman is doing really well in spite of being 0 for his last 6

    • calripyankee

      Seems like the big money INT’l signings are performing much worse than some of the less costly one.. Nothing really wrong with that since Severino was one of those less costly singings.. Would be nice to feel like they’re getting what they paid for though..

  • Madrugador

    Acevedo at 6″7″ and 190 hope he doesn’t blow away in a stiff breeze, is having himself a nice season at Staten Island-FIP 3.20.
    Foley was a fifth rounder in 2014 out of Central Michigan FIP 3.63 for the Riverdogs
    Palladino pitches for Pulaski and had himself a nice game.

    • C.C Sa’Blunthia

      He’s alot bigger than 190 now.

      • calripyankee

        Kinda like R Flores.. They had him listed at 150 lbs for 3 yrs when his real weight was closer to 190… They can’t even get these prospect’s ht. and wt. accurate, and we’re supposed to believe their scouting reports on these players, without question?? Don’t think so..