DotF: Cave homers as Scranton clinches division title

Severino outdueled by Kluber in 6-2 loss to Indians
Previewing the Yankees' upcoming September call-ups

Got several days worth of notes to catch up on, so let’s get to it.

  • RHP Domingo Acevedo’s season is over, reports Matt Kardos. He’s been shut down due to his workload. Big Sunday had a 3.25 ERA (3.27 FIP) with 26.0% strikeouts and 6.2% walks in 133 innings at three levels this season. He threw 93 innings last year. Good season for Acevedo. A 40-man roster spot awaits this offseason.
  • Kyle Higashioka (shoulder) has a muscle strain, according to Conor Foley. He’s on the disabled list at the moment. There is no timetable for Higashioka’s return and that’s kind of a big deal with September call-ups looming and both Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine waiting on the appeals of their suspensions.
  • SS Thairo Estrada was named to the Double-A Eastern League end-of-season All-Star Team while 2B Nick Solak did the same in the High-A Florida State League. Also, High-A Tampa manager Jay Bell was named the FSL Manager of the year. Bell was recently named a top managerial prospect. Congrats to them.
  • According to Josh Norris, Estrada is expected to be among the players the Yankees send to the Arizona Fall League after the season. Thairo is on the 40-man roster bubble and the Yankees are probably using the AzFL stint to buy a little more evaluation time. That’s pretty common. The AzFL rosters should be announced fairly soon. Probably this week.
  • J.J. Cooper (subs. req’d) looked at this year’s top breakout prospects, and OF Estevan Florial is among them. “Florial’s strikeout rate is still frighteningly high, but he runs, has developing power and has a chance to be an impact defender in center field in addition to a dynamic power-speed threat in the batter’s box,” said the write-up.

Triple-A Scranton (5-3 win over Rochester) they clinched a postseason spot over the weekend, and this win clinches their third straight division title

  • 2B Tyler Wade & 1B Tyler Austin: both 0-4, 1 K — Wade is 2-for-13 (.154) with five strikeouts in three games since being sent down
  • CF Jake Cave: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — that’s his 20th home run of the season … his previous career high was eight, set last year
  • 3B Miguel Andujar: 2-4, 1 SB — 18-for-47 (.383) during his 12-game hitting streak
  • RF Billy McKinney: 1-4
  • LF Mason Williams: 2-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 9/2 GB/FB — 50 of 72 pitches were strikes (69%)
  • RHP J.P. Feyereisen: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 20 of 33 pitches were strikes (61%)
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4/0 GB/FB — 19 of 27 pitches were strikes (70%) … 44/11 K/BB in 39.1 innings since coming back from Tommy John surgery

Double-A Trenton (3-2 win over Bowie in 13 innings)

  • 2B Nick Solak: 1-5, 4 K, 1 HBP, 1 CS, 2 E (both throwing)
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 2-5, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K — the Summer of Thairo hasn’t cooled down
  • DH Garrett Cooper: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K — first rehab game since being placed on the disabled list with a hamstring issue earlier this month
  • 1B Ryan McBroom: 3-6, 1 RBI, 1 K — drove in the go-ahead run in the 12th
  • PR-3B Abi Avelino: 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) — threw away what would’ve been the final out of the game in the 12th, allowing Bowie to tie it … he made up for it by leading off the 13th with a double, and scoring the winning run on a wild pitch
  • CF Rashad Crawford: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Dillon Tate: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 Balk, 8/1 GB/FB — 61 of 100 pitches were strikes … 63/24 K/BB in 83.1 innings this year … hopefully the strikeouts tick up, especially given his raw stuff
  • RHP Colten Brewer: 2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 24 of 40 pitches were strikes (60%)

High-A Tampa‘s doubleheader was rained out. The first game will be made up as part of a doubleheader tomorrow. The second game was canceled and will not be made up.

Low-A Charleston had a scheduled off-day.

Short Season Staten Island (6-5 loss to Lowell, walk-off style)

  • RF Timmy Robinson: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
  • RHP Jonathan Loaisiga: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 1 WP, 1/2 GB/FB — 53 of 67 pitches were strikes (79%) … 31/3 K/BB in 27.1 innings for Johnny Lasagna

Rookie Pulaski (4-1 win over Burlington)

  • SS Eduardo Torrealba: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
  • 1B Eric Wagaman: 2-4, 1 K
  • 2B Jesus Bastidas: 0-3, 2 K, 1 HBP
  • LHP Dalton Lehnen: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 2/4 GB/FB — 41 of 57 pitches were strikes (72%)
  • RHP Kyle Zurak: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 4/3 GB/FB — 36 of 48 pitches were strikes (75%) … 33/9 K/BB in 26.1 innings for this year’s eighth rounder

Rookie GCL Yanks East Game One (3-1 loss to GCL Tigers East in seven innings)

  • SS Jose Devers: 1-3
  • CF Robert Javier: 0-3, 1 K — threw a runner out at third
  • LF Canaan Smith: 1-2, 1 BB — got picked off first … threw a runner out at third … 43 walks and 41 strikeouts in 52 games … no other player in the GCL has more than 36 walks, and only three other players in the league have more than 29 walks
  • DH Jhon Moronta: 0-2, 2 K
  • RHP Ronald Herrera: 4 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 2/2 GB/FB — I imagine he’ll join Scranton or Trenton pretty soon

Rookie GCL Yanks East Game Two was rained out. They’re going to make this game up as part of a doubleheader tomorrow.

Rookie GCL Yanks West (2-0 win over GCL Blue Jays)

  • SS Oswaldo Peraza: 0-3, 1 K, 1 HBP
  • DH Carlos Tatis: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
  • 1B Miguel Flames: 1-4, 2 K — his hitting streak is up to 21 games, you know
  • RF Juan De Leon: 1-4, 1 R
  • RHP Pedro Espinola: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 2 HB, 1/3 GB/FB — 37/25 K/BB in 38 innings for the 21-year-old
Severino outdueled by Kluber in 6-2 loss to Indians
Previewing the Yankees' upcoming September call-ups