Some notes to start the night:
- According to Matt Eddy, the Yankees have released RHP Sam Agnew-Wieland, RHP Zach Nuding, LHP Rigoberto Arrebato, C Tyson Blaser, C Kale Sumner, C Jackson Valera, 1B Brady Steiger, OF Adam Kirsch, and OF Zach Wilson. Nuding’s the big name there. He 25-year-old throws very hard but had a 3.93 ERA (4.04 FIP) with an underwhelming 17.6 K% in 293 innings split between Double-A and Triple-A the last two years.
- Double-A Trenton is on Keith Law’s list of the most talented minor league teams (subs. req’d). “The Yankees’ farm system has been hit by injuries and thinned by trades over the past two years, but there’s a strong collection of prospects at their Double-A affiliate in Trenton this spring, especially on offense,” said Law. He mentioned OF Aaron Judge, 1B Greg Bird, 3B Eric Jagielo, C Gary Sanchez, RHP Luis Severino, and RHP Johnny Barbato as the Thunder’s top prospects.
Triple-A Scranton (3-1 loss to Rochester)
- LF Slade Heathcott: 0-4, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
- 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – off to a bit of a slow start, which he did at Double-A last year as well
- DH Kyle Roller: 1-4, 3 K
- RF Tyler Austin: 0-3, 1 K
- RHP Bryan Mitchell: 3.2 IP 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 2 WP, 2/1 GB/FB – 52 of 87 pitches were strikes (60%) … that might be the most Bryan Mitchell line ever
- LHP Jacob Lindgren: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 4/0 GB/FB — 28 of 41 pitches were strikes (69%) … he’s allowed eleven balls in play this year: ten grounders and one fly ball
- RHP Jose Ramirez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 17 of 30 pitches were strikes (57%)
- RHP Nick Rumbelow: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K — 15 pitches, ten strikes … seven strikeouts in four innings so far