DotF: Hicks doubles and walks in second rehab game

Game 107: Gray Day
Indians 5, Yankees 1: Bad defense and good Corey Kluber spoil Sonny Gray's debut

Some links to check out before we get to what might be the largest DotF (12 games!) in DotF history:

  • MLB.com released their post-trade deadline farm system rankings. Even after all the trades and graduations, the Yankees rank third. “They still may have the deepest (farm system), with an abundance of infielders (led by Gleyber Torres, Tyler Wade, Miguel Andujar) and a seemingly endless supply of power arms (Chance Adams, Domingo Acevedo, Albert Abreu, Jorge Guzman, Freicer Perez, Matt Sauer and on and on and on),” says the write-up.
  • Baseball America (subs. req’d) also released their updated farm system rankings. The Yankees rank seventh overall and are included in the “Elite Farm Systems” section, so that’s cool. “Even after trading to help bullpen and rotation, Yankees are still loaded,” says the write-up.

Triple-A Scranton (4-2 loss to Buffalo)

  • CF Mason Williams: 0-4
  • DH Aaron Hicks: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB — hurry up Hicksie, the offense needs you … the fact he stole a base indicates he’s feeling pretty good physically … you don’t do that if you’re still a little tentative after the injury
  • LF Jake Cave: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI — hitting streak is up to 18 games
  • 1B Tyler Austin: 0-2 — played five innings as scheduled in his first rehab game
  • RF Billy McKinney: 2-4, 2 K
  • LHP Caleb Smith: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 4/4 GB/FB — 54 of 85 pitches were strikes (64%) … first start since being sent down
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 25 of 39 pitches were strikes (64%)
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1 HB, 0/2 GB/FB — eight of 14 pitches were strikes

Double-A Trenton Game One (2-0 loss to Binghamton in seven innings)

  • SS Thairo Estrada: 1-3, 1 E (throwing)
  • DH Mike Ford: 0-3, 2 K — the RailRiders have three first basemen on the roster right now, so back to Trenton went Ford
  • 1B Ryan McBroom & LF Rashad Crawford: both 0-2 — Crawford struck out
  • LHP Daniel Camarena: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 7/4 GB/FB — 46 of 64 pitches were strikes (72%) … 15.8 K% and 7.3 BB% this season after 19.8 K% and 4.2 BB% last season

Double-A Trenton Game Two (4-1 win over Binghamton in seven innings) makeup of yesterday’s rainout

  • 2B Nick Solak: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI — 11th homer of the year and third in his last five games … he’s shown more power than I expected this year
  • DH Mike Ford & 1B Ryan McBroom: both 1-4 — Ford struck out
  • SS Abi Avelino: 0-3
  • RHP Jose Mesa Jr.: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 4/3 GB/FB — 46 of 68 pitches were strikes (68%) … Joe Table II in four starts this year: 14.2 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 15 K
  • RHP Cody Carroll: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3/1 GB/FB — 24 of 33 pitches were strikes (73%) … 70/22 K/BB in 54.1 innings

High-A Tampa (6-2 loss to St. Lucie)

  • SS Kyle Holder: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 CS
  • CF Estevan Florial: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 SB — 3-for-8 in two games since being promoted
  • 2B Hoy Jun Park: 0-3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB
  • RF Alex Palma: 1-4, 1 K, 1 SB
  • RHP Taylor Widener: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 3/3 GB/FB — 37 of 69 pitches were strikes (54%)
  • LHP Caleb Frare: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HB, 3/0 GB/FB — 28 of 39 pitches were strikes (72%), plus he picked two runners off first … I with they kept minor league pickoff stats somewhere, because he’s got to have at least ten this year and like 25 dating back to last year
  • LHP James Reeves: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 4/0 GB/FB — 32 of 50 pitches were strikes (64%) … 35/7 K/BB in 33.1 innings

Low-A Charleston (6-3 loss to Greenville)

  • 2B Diego Castillo: 1-3, 1 R
  • LF Isiah Gilliam: 3-4, 1 R, 3 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — 7-for-14 with four doubles and one homer in his last three games … up to .269/.339/.468 this year … he just turned 21 two weeks ago, you know
  • C Donny Sands: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RF Steven Sensley: 0-4, 1 RBI, 2 K — threw a runner out at third
  • 1B Dermis Garcia: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • SS Oswaldo Cabrera: 1-4, 1 E (fielding)
  • RHP Nick Nelson: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 9/3 GB/FB — 61 of 98 pitches were strikes (62%) … 7/34 K/BB in 76.2 innings for last year’s fourth rounder

Short Season Staten Island (7-5 loss to Aberdeen)

  • SS Wilkerman Garcia: 0-4, 2 K
  • RF Timmy Robinson: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • CF Dom Thompson-Williams: 3-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB — three homer in 38 games this year after hitting three homers in 56 games at the same level last year
  • RHP Jio Orozco: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1 Balk, 5/3 GB/FB, 1 E (pickoff) — 51 of 86 pitches were strikes (59%)

Rookie Pulaski Game One (2-1 win over Bluefield in seven innings)

  • CF Evan Alexander: 1-3, 1 SB — last year’s 19th rounder is just up from the GCL after hitting .274/.367/.452 with three homers and five steals in 23 games down there
  • SS Jesus Bastidas: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • C Saul Torres: 0-3, 1 K, 1 PB
  • 1B Eric Wagaman: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B — .311/.373/.529 with eleven doubles and five homers in 33 games for this year’s 13th rounder, who is still only 19
  • RHP Gilmael Troya: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 52 of 81 pitches were strikes (64%)
  • RHP Kaleb Ort: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K — 13 of 19 pitches were strikes (68%) … 23/4 K/B in 14.1 innings since signing out of an independent league

Rookie Pulaski Game Two (5-4 win over Bluefield in seven innings) makeup of their July 27th rainout

  • CF Evan Alexander: 1-3
  • 2B Jesus Bastidas: 0-2, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
  • DH Eric Wagaman: 0-3, 1 K
  • RHP Deivi Garcia: 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 1/1 GB/FB — 48 of 77 pitches were strikes (62%)

Rookie GCL Yanks East Game One (6-1 loss to GCL Phillies in seven innings)

  • SS Jose Devers: 1-2, 1 HBP, 1 E (throwing)
  • LF Canaan Smith: 0-3, 1 K
  • RF Jhon Moronta: 0-3, 3 K
  • RHP Jonathan Loaisiga: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 4/1 GB/FB
  • RHP Harold Cortijo: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2/2 GB/FB

Rookie GCL Yanks East Game Two (2-0 loss to GCL Phillies in seven innings) makeup of their July 18th rainout

  • DH Jose Devers: 0-0, 1 HBP — left the game after the hit-by-pitch
  • RF Canaan Smith: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 K — threw a runner out at second
  • LF Jhon Moronta: 0-2, 1 BB
  • RHP Aaron McGarity: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 20/2 K/BB in 15.2 innings for this year’s 15th rounder

Rookie GCL Yanks West Game One (6-2 loss to GCL Braves in seven innings) completion of yesterday’s game, which was suspended due to rain after three innings

  • DH Gustavo Campero: 0-1, 1 R, 2 BB — 15 walks and 14 strikeouts in 18 games for the 5-foot-6 backstop
  • 1B Miguel Flames: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI
  • RF Jordan Scott: 0-3, 2 K
  • RHP Nelvin Correa: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 4/3 GB/FB — 15/4 K/BB in 11.2 innings for this year’s 14th rounder

Rookie GCL Yanks West Game Two (11-6 win over GCL Braves in seven innings)

  • SS Oswald Peraza: 2-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB — 19-for-48 (.396) during his eleven-game hitting streak
  • C Gustavo Campero: 1-3, 1 2B, 2 BB — make it 17 walks and 14 strikeouts in 19 games
  • 1B Miguel Flames: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI — nice doubleheader
  • LF Jordan Scott: 1-2, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 SB — three homer in his last eight games
  • RF Jonathan Amundaray: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Game 107: Gray Day
Indians 5, Yankees 1: Bad defense and good Corey Kluber spoil Sonny Gray's debut