DotF: Frazier homers, Severino strikes out ten in AAA win

Game 121: Out West
Yanks use the long ball and Tanaka to shut out Angels 7-0

Another day’s worth of notes:

  • Hudson Belinsky has a full write-up of RHP Chance Adams’ start last night. It’s not behind the Baseball America paywall, as far as I can tell. “The sum of Adams’ parts certainly points to a future as a major league starter. He’s shown the ability to command four pitches and maintain velocity, and he was able to throw all of his pitches from the same arm slot,” wrote Belinsky. “Fifth-round picks usually are not this good this quickly.”
  • RHP Diego Moreno has been released, reports Shane Hennigan. We’ll always have that game in Texas last year, Diego. The Yankees originally acquired Moreno from the Pirates in the A.J. Burnett salary dump trade. We can close the book on that deal now.
  • Hal Steinbrenner told Ken Davidoff he plans to reach out to Alex Rodriguez to gauge his interest in traveling to Tampa to work with SS Gleyber Torres and SS Jorge Mateo in a near future. “I can’t think of anybody better to bring in for a week or two weeks,” said Hal.
  • Mateo, meanwhile, ranked ninth in this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. He’s finally starting to come out of his extended slump. Also, OF Isiah Gilliam landed in today’s Prospect Report. Gilliam is fourth in the rookie Appalachian League with nine homers.
  • Brendan Kuty spoke to OF Aaron Judge about his ongoing swing changes. Most notably, he’s added a leg kick and lowered his hands this year. Judge told Kuty that happened after watching video of Matt Holliday and Anthony Rizzo.

Triple-A Scranton (7-4 win over Pawtucket)

  • LF Mason Williams: 2-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI
  • DH Clint Frazier: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K — second homer since the trade … he’s gone 9-for-29 (.310) in his last seven games
  • 3B Rob Refsnyder: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB
  • CF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
  • RF Jake Cave: 3-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K — getting more at-bats since the Aaron Judge promotion and he’s making the most of them
  • RHP Luis Severino: 5.2 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 1 WP, 5/1 GB/FB — 74 of 106 pitches were strikes (70%) … I don’t care about the results at all … I just want to know whether he threw his changeup
  • RHP Jonathon Holder: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — nine pitches, eight strikes

Double-A Trenton (2-0 win over Hartford)

  • SS Tyler Wade: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B — 11-for-33 (.333) with three doubles, two triples, and a homer in his last eight games
  • CF Dustin Fowler: 1-4, 1 RBI — threw a runner out at first
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 2-4, 1 2B — good game tonight, but he’s limping to the finish a bit
  • RF Billy McKinney: 0-4, 1 K
  • RHP Ronald Herrera: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 3/6 GB/FB — 50 of 74 pitches were strikes (68%) … 119/34 K/BB in 124.1 innings … only LHP Dietrich Enns has thrown more innings in the system this year (128)

High-A Tampa (11-0 win over Brevard County)

  • 2B Jorge Mateo: 3-6, 2 R, 1 K — 16-for-38 (.421) in his last nine games
  • CF Rashad Crawford: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB — first homer since coming over in the Aroldis Chapman trade
  • SS Gleyber Torres: 3-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — back from a little one-game hiatus after fouling a ball off his foot
  • LF Trey Amburgey: 1-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 HBP
  • LHP Nestor Cortes: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 4/2 GB/FB — took a no-hitter into the seventh … 55 of 82 pitches were strikes (67%) … 1.51 ERA and a 101/20 K/BB in 95.1 total innings this season … that is pretty, pretty good
  • LHP James Reeves: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 22 of 32 pitches were strikes (69%)

Low-A Charleston (2-0 win over Greenville)

  • SS Kyle Holder: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI — 16-for-47 (.340) in eleven games since coming off the DL
  • 2B Hoy Jun Park: 0-3, 1 BB
  • RF Jhalan Jackson: 1-3
  • DH Gosuke Katoh: 0-4
  • RHP Daris Vargas: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 5/5 GB/FB — 52 of 84 pitches were strikes (62%)
  • RHP Taylor Widener: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 29 of 41 pitches were strikes (71%) … 50/5 K/BB in 30.1 innings for this year’s 12th rounder

Short Season Staten Island (4-1 win over Brooklyn)

  • 2B Nick Solak: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI — only one hit? lame
  • 3B Drew Bridges: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • CF Timmy Robinson: 3-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB — dude is an extra-base hit machine
  • SS Angel Aguilar: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — starting to come around finally … better late than never
  • RHP Simon De La Rosa: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 7/0 GB/FB — finishing strong, so that’s good to see
  • LHP James Pazos: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — he’d been out since June 8th with some kind of injury … he’s getting healthy just in time for September call-ups

Rookie Pulaski (7-6 loss to Bluefield)

  • SS Wilkerman Garcia: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • CF Estevan Florial: 2-5, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS — 17-for-57 (.298) with five doubles and three homers this month
  • DH Isiah Gilliam: 0-5, 1 K
  • 3B Dermis Garcia: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB
  • 1B Brandon Wagner: 2-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — seven homers in 42 total games this year … he hit four homers in 52 games last year
  • LF Leonardo Molina: 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — two triples and two homers in his last four games
  • RHP Juan Jimenez: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 3/5 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks East Game One (4-3 loss to GCL Yanks West in seven innings) makeup of their August 4th rainout … combining the teams into one update

  • CF Jordan Scott: 1-4 — got picked off first
  • RF Brayan Emery: 0-3, 1 BB — 4/7 K/BB in his last eight games after 19/6 K/BB in his first 16 games
  • 1B Ozzie Liranzo: 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI — he’s hitting .352/.377/.465 in 27 games between the Dominican Summer League and GCL this year … he’s also Gary Sanchez’s age, so yeah
  • LF Edel Luaces: 0-1, 1 BB, 1 HB
  • CF Terrance Robertson & SS Diego Castillo: both 1-2, 1 R, 1 HB, 1 SB
  • 3B Nelson Gomez: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — he has 17 extra-base hits (nine doubles, one triple, seven homers) and 12 singles
  • 1B Miguel Flames: 0-3, 1 K
  • RHP Jhony Brito: 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP,  HB, 5/1 GB/FB
  • RHP Kyle Halbohn: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 0/1 — the 6-foot-8 undrafted free agent has a 16/2 K/BB in 19.1 pro innings
  • RHP Gilmael Troya: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 5/3 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks East Game Two (3-1 win over GCL Yanks West in seven innings) combining the two teams again

  • CF Jordan Scott: 1-2, 1 R, 1 SB, 1 HBP
  • RF Terrance Robertson: 0-4, 1 K — threw a runner out at the plate
  • SS Diego Castillo: 0-2, 2 BB — he struck out six times in his first four games … since then: 14/12 K/BB in 35 games
  • DH Nelson Gomez: 0-2, 1 HBP
  • RHP Jairo Garcia: 4.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 3/5 GB/FB
  • RHP Kenlly Montas: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 Balk, 2 HB — 43/19 K/BB in 44.2 innings between the DSL and GCL this year for the 20-year-old
Game 121: Out West
Yanks use the long ball and Tanaka to shut out Angels 7-0