DotF: Refsnyder homers in Scranton’s blowout win

Game 15: Time to start a new winning streak
Tanaka solid, offense blasts four home runs to beat the White Sox 9-1

In addition to hitting that monster home run, RF Aaron Judge also recorded his 130th big league at-bat tonight, meaning he is no longer rookie eligible. His days as a prospect are over. 3B Dermis Garcia moved into MLB.com’s top 30 Yankees prospects list as a result. Here is one more note and one link to pass along:

  • SS Gleyber Torres went for tests today and has been diagnosed with mild right rotator cuff tendinitis, the Yankees announced. He’s not expected to miss much time. Gleyber has been placed on the Double-A Trenton seven-day disabled list and IF Abi Avelino was called up from High-A Tampa to take his roster spot. Torres was scratched from last night’s game with what was called biceps tendinitis. The Yankees will play it safe with their top prospect, I’m sure.
  • Matt Eddy has an interesting breakdown of the youngest farm systems in baseball. The Yankees have the seventh youngest system with an average age of 23.99 years, though that only covers the four full season affiliates. The Yankees have a ton of talented teenagers in rookie ball.

Triple-A Scranton (10-3 win over Louisville)

  • SS Tyler Wade: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
  • RF Clint Frazier: 0-5, 4 K — his strikeout rate went from 16.7% to 23.4% in one night
  • LF Dustin Fowler: 1-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
  • 1B Ji-Man Choi: 3-5, 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 K — quietly hitting .375/.450/.406 thus far
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB — first homer of the year and he is now halfway to last year’s total
  • CF Mason Williams: 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI
  • LHP Caleb Smith: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 6/1 GB/FB — 47 of 76 pitches were strikes (62%) … he spent the last two seasons in Trenton, and now he figures to get an extended opportunity here with RHP Johnny Barbato traded and LHP Dietrich Enns hurt
  • RHP Ernesto Frieri: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K — 15 of 24 pitches were strikes (63%)

Double-A Trenton (4-2 loss to New Hampshire in eleven innings)

  • CF Rashad Crawford: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K — four of his last eight hits are doubles
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 0-4, 1 R, 1 HBP — going to get some steady playing time at short with Gleyber out
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 K
  • DH Mike Ford: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • RHP Chance Adams: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 6/1 GB/FB — 61 of 95 pitches were strikes (64%) … 18/7 K/BB in 16.1 innings … with those open rotation spots in Triple-A, I can’t imagine Adams will be here much longer

High-A Tampa (7-0 loss to Palm Beach)

  • 3B Kyle Holder: 0-4, 1 K
  • 2B Nick Solak: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 E (fielding) — had their only two hits of the night
  • SS Jorge Mateo: 0-4
  • DH Trey Amburgey & RF Jhalan Jackson: both 0-4, 2 K
  • RHP Domingo Acevedo: 6 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 8/3 GB/FB — 63 of 85 pitches were strikes (74%) … 21/6 K/BB in 16.1 innings

Low-A Charleston (5-3 loss to Augusta)

  • SS Diego Castillo: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 E (fielding)
  • CF Estevan Florial: 1-1, 1 BB — left the game in the fourth inning for an unknown reason
  • CF Blake Rutherford: 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B — came off the bench to replace Florial … even when he has a day off, he has a good day at the plate
  • 2B Hoy Jun Park: 1-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 CS, 2 E (fielding, throwing) — 12-for-23 (.522) with five walks and three strikeouts during his six-game hitting streak … he’s also made eight errors in eight games at shortstop already … Park is typically a good defender with a knack for being a little too flashy … he’s repeating the level, so maybe he’s trying a little too hard to impress in the field in hopes of getting a promotion?
  • 3B Angel Aguilar: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • DH Isiah Gilliam & LF Leonardo Molina: 0-4, 2 K
  • RHP Freicer Perez: 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 2/5 GB/FB, 2 E (both throwing) — amazingly, he’s allowed 19 runs in 9.1 innings this year, but only eight are earned
Game 15: Time to start a new winning streak
Tanaka solid, offense blasts four home runs to beat the White Sox 9-1