DotF: Estevan Florial stays red hot in Tampa’s win

Red Sox 10, Yankees 5: Severino's worst start of the season comes at a bad time
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Got some links and notes to pass along:

  • RHP Domingo Acevedo ranked 18th on this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. Acevedo got hammered in the Futures Game and in his first start back, but since then, he’s posted a 2.16 ERA (3.02 FIP) with 29.5% strikeouts and 8.4% walks in five starts and 25 innings.
  • Make sure you don’t miss Randy Miller’s interview with LHP Justus Sheffield. They touched on a number of things, and Sheffield also provided an update on his oblique injury. He feels 100% physically and has resumed throwing, and there’s at least a chance he’ll be back before the end of the regular season.
  • Two articles worth checking out: Jim Callis on how the Yankees went from sellers to contenders in a year, and Jeff Passan on the best farm systems in baseball. Even after all the trades, the consensus in baseball is that the Yankees still have a top four farm system. Neat.

Triple-A Scranton (6-3 loss to Durham)

  • LF Mason Williams: 1-4
  • CF Jake Cave: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K — he’s hitting .360/.401/.603 in 37 games since July 1st
  • 1B Tyler Austin: 0-4, 2 K
  • RF Billy McKinney: 2-4, 1 RBI, 2 K — threw a runner out at third … 21-for-55 (.382) with five doubles, two triples, and six homers in his last 14 games
  • RHP Brady Lail: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 9/2 GB/FB — 53 of 84 pitches were strikes (63%)

Double-A Trenton Game One (3-2 loss to Altoona in seven innings)

  • CF Jeff Hendrix: 2-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB — 12-for-19 (.632) during his five-game hitting streak, so he’s on one of his insane streaks right now
  • 2B Nick Solak & SS Thairo Estrada: both 0-3 — Solak struck out twice, Thairo once
  • 1B Ryan McBroom: 2-3, 2 RBI, 1 SB
  • RF Rashad Crawford: 0-3
  • RHP Dillon Tate: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 9/2 GB/FB — 53 of 80 pitches were strikes (66%) … two of those four walks were intentional, by the way … kind of a blah Double-A debut, but that’s alright

Double-A Trenton Game Two (4-0 win over Altoona in seven innings) makeup of their July 28th rainout

  • CF Jeff Hendrix: 1-3
  • SS Thairo Estrada: 2-4, 1 RBI
  • DH Ryan McBroom: 0-4, 1 K
  • 2B Abi Avelino: 2-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
  • RHP Jose Mesa Jr.: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 2/1 GB/FB — 46 of 74 pitches were strikes (62%) … his five starts this season: 19 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 22 K
  • LHP James Reeves: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 23 of 32 pitches were strikes (72%)

High-A Tampa (5-1 win over St. Lucie)

  • 2B Hoy Jun Park: 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
  • SS Kyle Holder: 1-4
  • CF Estevan Florial: 2-4, 1 RBI — 14-for-41 (.341) in ten games with Tampa
  • LF Trey Amburgey: 0-4, 2 K
  • C Donny Sands: 1-4, 1 K
  • RF Alex Palma: 1-4, 1 R — threw a runner out at first (!)
  • RHP Erik Swanson: 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 4/4 GB/FB — 64 of 95 pitches were strikes (67%) … 65/12 K/BB in 84 innings for one of the guys who came over in the Carlos Beltran trade
  • RHP Matt Frawley: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 20 of 26 pitches were strikes (77%) … 68/10 K/BB in 64.2 innings … he came over from the Pirates in the Johnny Barbato trade a few weeks ago

Low-A Charleston (7-3 win over Lexington)

  • CF Dom Thompson-Williams: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
  • SS Diego Castillo: 1-5, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • 1B Brandon Wagner & RF Isiah Gilliam: both 0-5 — Wagner struck out
  • 3B Dermis Garcia: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — had been in a 2-for-21 (.095) rut
  • 2B Oswaldo Cabrera: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI — had been in a 4-for-29 (.138) slump
  • RHP Nick Green: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 11/0 GB/FB — 41 of 70 pitches were strikes (59%) … he’s got a 62.5% ground ball rate this year

Short Season Staten Island (3-2 win over Mahoning Valley)

  • SS Wilkerman Garcia: 0-4, 3 K, 1 E (throwing)
  • DH Kyle Higashioka: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 K — second rehab game … he’s coming back from a back injury
  • RF Timmy Robinson: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • RHP Daniel Alvarez: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 5/5 GB/FB — 38 of 53 pitches were strikes (72%)

Rookie Pulaski (3-2 loss to Bristol)

  • SS Jesus Bastidas: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • C Saul Torres: 0-4, 3 K
  • DH Eric Wagaman: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Alex Vizcaino: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 6/1 GB/FB — 38 of 68 pitches were strikes (56%)

Rookie GCL Yanks East were rained out. They’re going to make this game up as part of a doubleheader on August 28th.

Rookie GCL Yanks West (4-3 win over GCL Blue Jays)

  • SS Oswald Peraza: 1-5, 1 R, 2 K
  • DH Gustavo Campero: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB — 12-for-31 (.387) with nine walks and four strikeouts in his last nine games … also, he’s a perfect 10-for-10 in steal attempts
  • 1B Carlos Tatis: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 K
  • RF Juan De Leon: 1-4, 1 K
  • LF Jordan Scott: 0-1, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 SB, 1 E (fielding) — ten walks and eight strikeouts in his last ten games
  • RHP Garrett Whitlock: 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 5/0 GB/FB — eight strikeouts and no walks in five pro innings for this year’s 18th rounder
Red Sox 10, Yankees 5: Severino's worst start of the season comes at a bad time
Sunday Links: Walker, Best Tools, Bullpen, Food Safety