DotF: Severino strong in third start with Triple-A Scranton

Triple-A Scranton (7-2 win over Buffalo)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-4, 1 R
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-5, 1 R
  • C Austin Romine: 1-5, 2 K
  • RF Tyler Austin: 2-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K — 9-for-25 (.360) during his little seven-game hitting streak
  • RHP Luis Severino: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 7/2 GB/FB — 64 of 95 pitches were strikes (67%) … 56/15 K/BB in 55 innings this year
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 15 of 26 pitches were strikes (58%)
  • LHP Matt Tracy: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 13 of 23 pitches were strikes (57%)

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DotF: Nova throws 4.2 innings in first rehab start with Tampa

A total of eight (eight!) Tampa Yankees are heading to the High-A Florida State League All-Star Game: RHP Andury Acevedo, RHP Angel Rincon, OF Danny Oh, RHP Jonathan Holder, 3B Miguel Andujar, 1B Mike Ford, SS Tyler Wade, and C Kyle Higashioka. Congrats to all of them. Here are the full rosters (PDF link). The All-Star Game is on June 20th.

Triple-A Scranton‘s game was suspended due to fog in the fifth inning. They’ll finish the game tomorrow. Here’s the box score if you can’t wait that long.

Double-A Trenton and Low-A Charleston had scheduled off-days.

High-A Tampa (3-2 loss to Jupiter)

  • DH Abe Avelino: 1-4, 1 K, 1 SB
  • 2B Gregorio Petit: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 2 E (both fielding) — played eight innings and that was probably their plan
  • SS Tyler Wade: 0-4, 1 K
  • 3B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K, 1 E (throwing)
  • CF Michael O’Neill: 2-4, 1 2B — two hits in four of his last five games
  • RHP Ivan Nova: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 12/0 GB/FB — 55 of 72 pitches were strikes (76%) … he was on an 80-ish pitch limit in his first official minor league rehab start … he hit 94 mph on the gun according to Nick Flammia

In case you’re wondering, the Short Season Staten Island (June 19th), Rookie level Pulaski (June 23rd), and both Rookie level GCL Yanks (June 22nd) teams start their seasons relatively soon. Those rosters will be chock full of 2015 draft and international prospects from the last few signing periods.

DotF: Cave and Judge lead Trenton to another win

According to Matt Eddy, the Yankees have signed RHP Cory Jordan, who did not pitch last season. He was a 35th round pick by the Rays in 2013, pitched that summer in the Short Season NY-Penn League (4.00 ERA and 2.84 FIP in 27 innings), then was released after the season. Not sure what the story is there. Also, Eddy says the Yankees have released OF Wilmer Romero. They signed him for $656,500 as a 16-year-old back in 2010, then he had a growth spurt and lost all his athleticism. Womp womp.

Triple-A Scranton (4-3 loss to Rochester, walk-off style)

  • CF Mason Williams: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K — 20-for-55 (.364) in his last 14 games
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI — third homer of the year (the other two came in the same game)
  • C Austin Romine: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K — fifth homer of the year … he hasn’t hit more than six in a season since 2010
  • RF Ben Gamel: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 K
  • LHP Jose DePaula: 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 8/5 GB/FB — 56 of 82 pitches were strikes (69%) … excellent outing his second start back from the DL with a shoulder issue
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/0 GB/FB — ten of 15 pitches were strikes
  • RHP Branden Pinder: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 11 of 18 pitches were strikes (61%)

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DotF: Sanchez homers again, Lail dominates in AA win

Triple-A Scranton (2-1 win over Rochester)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 0-4, 1 K
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 0-4, 3 K
  • C Austin Romine: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • RF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 K
  • RHP Kyle Davies: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 4/4 GB/FB — 59 of 99 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • LHP Matt Tracy: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 24 of 39 pitches were strikes (62%) … with RHP Luis Severino now in the rotation, it looks like Tracy got bumped to the bullpen
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 21 of 32 pitches were strikes (66%) … 27.0 K% this year after 34.0 K% last year

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DotF: Hebert throws rare minor league complete game shutout in Tampa’s win

RHP Rookie Davis ranked third on this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. I didn’t include him in today’s Pre-Draft Top 30 Prospects but I should have. That’s a mistake. Davis is having a fantastic year with High-A Tampa and is really coming into his own (3.26 ERA and 1.86 FIP in 49.2 innings). Also, SS Jorge Mateo has hired Scott Boras, according to Jon Heyman. Nothing to worry about there. The Yankees aren’t poor.

Triple-A Scranton (10-2 win over Syracuse in eleven innings)

  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-5, 1 R, 2 RBI
  • C Austin Romine: 1-6, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 K
  • CF-RF Ben Gamel: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI — threw a runner out at the plate … third homer of the year … his career high is four set back in 2013
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 K — left the game with an injury in the eighth
  • RHP Luis Severino: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 10/5 GB/FB — 56 of 94 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • RHP Jose Ramirez: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 2/0 GB/FB — 28 of 46 pitches were strikes (61%) … very nice second start at Triple-A
  • LHP Tyler Webb: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 21 of 30 pitches were strikes (70%)

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DotF: Sanchez homers again, Bird returns in Trenton’s win

1B Greg Bird was activated off the Double-A Trenton DL, the team announced. He missed the last month with a shoulder strain. 1B/3B Dante Bichette Jr. was send down to High-A Tampa to clear a roster spot. He was hitting .213/.253/.298 (54 wRC+) with the Thunder. Also, LHP Matt Tracy was outrighted off the 40-man roster, reports Chad Jennings. That means he cleared waivers and remains with the organization. The Yankees now have two open 40-man spots.

Triple-A Scranton (10-2 win over Syracuse)

  • CF Mason Williams: 0-5, 1 RBI
  • 2B Rob Refsnyder: 2-5, 2 R — had two hits in his previous 15 at-bats
  • 1B Kyle Roller: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI
  • C Austin Romine: 0-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB — one hit in his last 15 at-bats (.067)
  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-4, 2 K
  • RHP Jaron Long: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HB, 7/3 GB/FB — 62 of 92 pitches were strikes (67%)
  • RHP Nick Rumbelow: 1 IP, zeroes, 2/1 GB/FB — seven of 12 pitches were strikes (58%)
  • RHP Chris Martin: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K — 12 pitches, nine strikes
  • RHP Branden Pinder: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1/2 GB/FB — 14 of 24 pitches were strikes (58%)

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DotF: Tampa throws 11.1 no-hit innings, loses in 16 innings

OF Dustin Fowler was placed on the Low-A Charleston 7-day DL, the team announced. Not sure what’s wrong with him. 1B Bo Thompson was activated off the temporary inactive list to fill the roster spot. Thompson was suspended 50 games late last year after testing positive for a banned substance.

Triple-A Scranton (5-1 win over Pawtucket)

  • CF Mason Williams: 1-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB — 15-for-40 (.375) in his last ten games
  • 2B Brendan Ryan & LF Ben Gamel: both 0-4, 2 K
  • DH Rob Refsnyder: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K — got picked off first
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
  • RHP Bryan Mitchell: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 7 BB, 3 K, 5/4 GB/FB — 52 of 105 pitches were strikes (50%) … ties his career high in walks set back in Double-A in 2013
  • RHP Danny Burawa: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 3/2 GB/FB — 28 of 47 pitches were strikes (60%)

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