DotF: Gamel, Austin continue hot streaks in latest AAA win

Here are the day’s notes:

  • Remember when OF Aaron Judge was mired in that ugly slump a few weeks ago? Well he was just named the International League Player of the Month (PDF link). Congrats to him.
  • Both LHP Ian Clarkin (No. 3) and Judge (No. 7) landed on this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet, so check that out. Clarkin started the season slowly but has really turned it on of late. Guess he’s finally shaken off the rust after missing all of last season.

Triple-A Scranton (2-1 win over Buffalo) six straight wins

  • CF Ben Gamel: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — first homer since May 27th and his third of the year overall
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-4, 2 K
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB — he’s 4-for-4 in steals this year and 34-for-45 (76%) in his career
  • 1B Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — four straight games with a double … 16-for-44 (.364) with seven doubles and five homers in his last 12 games
  • DH Ike Davis: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • LHP Dietrich Enns: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 5/2 GB/FB — 65 of 100 pitches were strikes … I thought he was scheduled to pitch Sunday, but I got my days mixed up … either way, ho hum, another scoreless outing
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 13 of 18 pitches were strikes
  • RHP Nick Goody: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 14 of 22 pitches were strikes (64%) … allowed a solo homer … between Spring Training, MLB, and the minors, he’s allowed 13 homers in 40.1 innings this year (2.90 HR/9)

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DotF: Scranton wins again as Judge and Austin stay hot

Here are the day’s notes:

  • LHP Dietrich Enns, LHP Jordan Montgomery, C Kyle Higashioka, SS Tyler Wade, and OF Dustin Fowler have all been selected for the Double-A Eastern League All-Star Game, so congrats to them. Here are the Eastern and Western Division rosters.
  • Enns will be bumped up from Double-A Trenton to start Sunday for Triple-A Scranton, reports Shane Hennigan. He’ll replace RHP Chad Green, who is coming up to make a big league spot start.
  • RHP Chance Adams’ latest dominant start earned him a place in today’s Prospect Report, so make sure you check that out. It’s not behind the paywall.

Triple-A Scranton (8-1 win over Buffalo) fifth straight win

  • CF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 HBP — he’s been on base 27 times in his last ten games
  • 1B Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — 12-for-30 (.400) with three doubles and four homers in his last seven games
  • DH Ike Davis: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 K — so I guess he decided not to elect free agency … hit a grand slam in his first game with the RailRiders
  • LHP Phil Coke: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 7/2 GB/FB — 53 of 85 pitches were strikes (62%)
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 25 of 45 pitches were strikes (56%) … 62/11 K/BB in 44.2 innings
  • RHP Kirby Yates: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — ten pitches, eight strikes

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DotF: Judge, Austin, Cave lead Scranton to another win

The daily notes:

Triple-A Scranton (11-2 win over Syracuse) they faced former RailRider RHP Jaron Long … they’ve averaging 5.55 runs per game this month

  • LF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI
  • RF Aaron Judge: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K — 23-for-63 (.365) with nine homers, 14 walks, and 16 strikeouts in his last 17 games
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-6, 1 R, 1 K
  • 1B Tyler Austin: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K — 11-for-27 (.407) with three doubles and four homers in his last six games
  • CF Jake Cave: 3-4, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB
  • RHP Luis Severino: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1/5 GB/FB — 73 of 100 pitches were strikes … allowed two runs on four hits and a walk in the first inning, then cruised the rest of the way
  • LHP Chasen Shreve: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K — eleven of 17 pitches were strikes … 11/3 K/BB in 6.2 Triple-A innings so far
  • RHP Johnny Barbato: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K — ten of 14 pitches were strikes … 22/12 K/BB in 21 innings here
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K — 12 of 19 pitches were strikes

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DotF: A wild night of walk-offs in the farm system

Let’s start with some notes:

  • In case you missed it earlier, RHP James Kaprielian has been diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain. Also, C Gary Sanchez and SS Jorge Mateo will represent the Yankees at the Futures Game.
  • Vince Lara-Cinisomo put together a list of nine pitching prospects who are in the middle of breakout seasons, and RHP Chance Adams is one of the nine. Adams has a 3.01 ERA (2.52 FIP) with a 30.9% strikeout rate and a 6.3% walk rate in 68.2 inning this year. He’s transitioning from reliever to starter.
  • And finally, earlier today Matt Eddy pointed out the Yankees have the highest minor league winning percentage in baseball this year at .601. The Phillies are a distant second (.576). I’ve been around long enough to know winning in minors means nothing, but it’s still cool to see. So with that in mind, let’s update the standings tonight.

Triple-A Scranton (6-4 win over Syracuse) they are 47-30 and have a one-game lead in the North Division

  • DH Ben Gamel: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-4, 1 , 1 BB — no homer? lame
  • C Gary Sanchez: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI — 11-for-37 (.297) with two doubles and a homer in his last nine games
  • 1B Tyler Austin: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — man he is on some kind of tear, pretty amazing that he’s in the conversation for a call-up right now given the last few years
  • CF Jake Cave: 1-4
  • RHP Kyle Haynes: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 8/5 GB/FB — 55 of 96 pitches were strikes (57%)
  • RHP Matt Wotherspoon: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 1/4 GB/FB — 19 of 33 pitches were strikes (58%)

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DotF: Judge homers yet again in Scranton’s win

Some notes:

  • Chad Jennings posted a really great interview with 2B Rob Refsnyder, in which he discusses OF Aaron Judge‘s recent hot streak and the way they push each other to get better. Really, really great stuff. Make sure you check it out.
  • As expected, LHP Nestor Cortes was sent down from Double-A Trenton to Low-A Charleston following last night’s game, according to Josh Norris. That was only to help a thinned out pitching staff for a night, not a permanent promotion.
  • OF Aaron Judge and C Kyle Higashioka were named the Offensive Players of the Week in the Triple-A International League and Double-A Eastern League, respectively. Congrats to both. Higashioka won the IL award two weeks ago.
  • Both RHP Austin DeCarr and RHP Domingo German appeared in today’s Prospect Report. They both made their 2016 debuts — and first appearance since 2014 — yesterday. DeCarr and German had Tommy John surgery early last year.
  • The Yankees released a few lower profile minor leaguers, reports Matt Eddy. The most notable, by far, is LHP Rony Bautista. The 6-foot-7 southpaw walked 175 batters in 280 minor league innings.
  • And finally, 2B Rob Refsnyder is no longer rookie eligible (he has too much service time), so 3B Nelson Gomez slipped into MLB.com’s top 30 Yankees prospect list. Head on over to read the free scouting report.

Triple-A Scranton (5-0 win over Syracuse)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 3-5, 1 RBI, 1 K — he’s hitting .349/.427/.476 in his last 30 games
  • 1B Nick Swisher: 3-5, 1 2B
  • DH Aaron Judge: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — that’s ten homers in his last 15 games
  • C Gary Sanchez: 1-5, 2 K
  • RF Tyler Austin: 1-5, 1 R, 3 K
  • LF Jake Cave: 1-3, 2 R, 1 RBI
  • RHP Chad Green: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 7/2 GB/FB — 59 of 89 pitches were strikes (66%) … down to a 1.54 ERA, which is the lowest among qualified starters in the International League … 82/19 K/BB in 81.2 Triple-A innings … his rotation lines up perfectly with Ivan Nova‘s, conveniently
  • LHP Chasen Shreve: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/0 GB/FB — 12 of 17 pitches were strikes (71%)
  • RHP Nick Goody: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 E (missed catch) — 29 of 44 pitches were strikes (66%)

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DotF: German, DeCarr, and Degano all make season debuts

LHP Nestor Cortes has been promoted from Low-A Charleston to Double-A Trenton, the team announced. That has to be a temporary move. Cortes has been really good this year, but not “skip him over High-A permanently” good.

Triple-A Scranton (9-3 win over Pawtucket)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 0-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • DH Nick Swisher: 0-5, 2 K
  • RF Aaron Judge: 2-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — no homer today, so he showed off his speed with a triple instead
  • C Gary Sanchez: 2-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 PB — 5-for-13 (.385) in his last three games, so he’s starting to come around a bit … he hadn’t been hitting much since coming back from the broken thumb
  • 1B Tyler Austin: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K — he’s hitting .301/.366/.671 in 20 games since the promotion
  • LF Cesar Puello: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • RHP Diego Moreno: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 3/1 GB/FB — 35 of 57 pitches were strikes (61%) … had to make the spot start with Luis Cessa in the big leagues
  • LHP Tyler Webb: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 30 of 48 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • RHP Gio Gallegos: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1/2 GB/FB — 29 of 44 pitches were strikes (66%)
  • RHP Conor Mullee: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K — ten of 14 pitches were strikes … 45/10 K/BB in 34.1 innings with the RailRiders this season

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DotF: Judge homers in third straight game in AAA loss

Triple-A Scranton (7-3 loss to Pawtucket)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 2 K
  • 1B Nick Swisher: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • RF Aaron Judge: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (throwing) — video of tonight’s homer is above … it’s his third straight game with a dinger … it’s also his sixth homer in his last seven games and eighth homer in his last 12 games … he’s raised his season batting line from .241/.315/.386 to .263/.347/.478 in those 12 games
  • DH Tyler Austin & LF Jake Cave: both 0-4, 1 K — Cave threw a runner out at second
  • LHP Phil Coke: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 5/3 GB/FB — 47 of 70 pitches were strikes (67%) … he’s back in the rotation because RHP Brady Lail is on the DL
  • RHP Johnny Barbato: 2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 24 of 37 pitches were strikes (65%)
  • LHP Chasen Shreve: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K — 14 of 26 pitches were strikes (54%) … not going to earn your way back to the Bronx like that, Chasen
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 14 of 22 pitches were strikes (64%)

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