DotF: Estrada stays hot in Charleston’s win

OF Michael O’Neill has been bumped up from High-A Tampa to Double-A Trenton, so says Josh Norris.

Triple-A Scranton (4-1 loss to Columbus in six innings) called early due to rain

  • CF Ben Gamel: 0-3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
  • RF Aaron Judge: 1-3, 1 K, 1 SB — threw a runner out at the plate … he’s now 10-for-12 on stolen base attempts in his career
  • 1B Tyler Austin: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E (missed catch) — it’s two games, but he’s already making the most of his latest opportunity at Triple-A
  • C Kyle Higashioka: 1-3, 1 2B
  • DH Jake Cave: 0-3
  • LHP Phil Coke: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 9/3 GB/FB — 58 of 92 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • LHP Tyler Olson: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2/2 GB/FB — 19 of 28 pitches were strikes (68%)
  • RHP Layne Somsen: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 14 of 26 pitches were strikes (54%)

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DotF: Fowler stays hot; Acevedo returns from injury

With 1B Chris Parmelee called up to the big leagues, 1B Tyler Austin has been promoted from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Scranton and 1B Matt Snyder has been bumped up from High-A Tampa to Double-A Trenton, report Matt Kardos and Nick Flammia. It’s all one big chain reaction.

Triple-A Scranton (7-5 loss to Columbus)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 SB, 1 HBP — third straight two-hit game
  • RF Aaron Judge: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
  • DH Nick Swisher: 0-5, 1 K — he has an opt-out sometime this month and I’m guessing he’ll use it after being passed over for Parmelee
  • LF Jake Cave: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 CS
  • C Kyle Higashioka: 1-3, 1R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB — he’s one catcher injury away from getting called up, which would be pretty cool after all his injuries and years as a minor league backup
  • 1B Tyler Austin: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB — welcome back to Triple-A
  • RHP Brady Lail: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 6/6 GB/FB — 58 of 90 pitches were strikes (64%)
  • RHP Conor Mullee: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0/2 GB/FB — 25 of 37 pitches were strikes (68%)
  • LHP James Pazos: 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 21 of 35 pitches were strikes (60%) … 24/16 K/BB in 19.1 innings
  • LHP Neal Cotts: 0.1 IP, zeroes — two pitches, one strike

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DotF: Judge snaps out of slump; Severino makes first AAA start

Got a bunch of notes to pass along:

  • SS Jorge Mateo, 3B Miguel Andujar, and OF Mark Payton have all been named to the High-A Florida State League All-Star Game. Congrats to them. Here are the North and South rosters. The All-Star Game is Saturday, June 18th. My guess is Mateo and Andujar will be promoted to Double-A Trenton immediately after the break.
  • Andujar placed 13th in this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. Also, he made Baseball America’s All-Prospect Team for May, which is pretty cool. He’s mashing with High-A, which is what you’re supposed to do when you repeat a level. I’m looking forward to seeing what he does in Trenton.
  • LHP Matt Tracy has been released, reports Matt Kardos. The move clears a Double-A roster spot for RHP Mark Montgomery, who was send down yesterday to clear a Triple-A spot for RHP Luis Severino. Tracy, a former 24th round pick, was up for a day with the Yankees last season and got that affordable health care for life. He’s left-handed and breathing, so I’m sure he’ll hook on somewhere else soon.
  • Every Friday around 5pm ET MLB announces minor league drug and PED suspensions. They announced seven today and five were Yankees. They’re all in the Dominican Summer League and I’ve heard of exactly zero of them: C Oliver Cedeno, LHP Jean Carlos De Jesu, RHP Arikson Ramirez, RHP Leyfer Ramirez, and RHP Jhostin Vargas.

Triple-A Scranton (10-3 win over Columbus)

  • DH Ben Gamel: 2-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI
  • LF Aaron Judge: 2-3, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB — big game to break out of an 0-for-24 (!) skid
  • RF Nick Swisher: 1-5, 1 R, 2 K
  • CF Jake Cave: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — he’s 23-for-78 (.295) with seven doubles, three triples, and two homers since being promoted
  • C Kyle Higashioka: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • RHP Luis Severino: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1/5 GB/FB — 46 of 67 pitches were strikes (69%) … he was on a 70-pitch limit tonight … Donnie Collins says he got away with a few sliders up in the zone, which won’t happen at the big league level … Severino retired the first nine batters he faced before the wheels came off in the fourth, perhaps due to fatigue
  • RHP Anthony Swarzak: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4/1 GB/FB — 30 of 40 pitches were strikes

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DotF: Fowler stays hot in Trenton’s loss

RHP Luis Severino, who will make his first start with Triple-A Scranton tomorrow, reported to the team today, so says Shane Hennigan. RHP Mark Montgomery was sent down to Double-A Trenton to clear a roster spot.

Triple-A Scranton (2-1 loss to Columbus)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 2-5
  • DH Aaron Judge: 0-3, 1 K, 1 HBP — he can’t buy a hit right now
  • LF Jake Cave: 0-4, 2 K
  • RF Cesar Puello: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 K — he missed a bunch of time due to a concussion, but he is hitting .304/.456/.443 in 103 plate appearances
  • LHP Tyler Webb: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3/3 GB/FB — 50 of 70 pitches were strikes (71%) … looks like he’s being stretched out to start
  • RHP Layne Somsen: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 4/0 GB/FB — 25 of 37 pitches were strikes (68%) … 32/9 K/BB in 23.1 total innings this year
  • RHP Johnny Barbato: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 23 of 36 pitches were strikes (64%)

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DotF: Hendrix leads Charleston to a win with five hits

Promotion season is underway: RHP Jose Campos has been bumped up from High-A Tampa to Double-A Trenton, the teams announced. Campos has finally made it out of Single-A, four years after being the other guy in the Jesus MonteroMichael Pineda trade. Expect to see several more promotions in the coming days and weeks. It’s only a matter of time until SS Jorge Mateo and 3B Miguel Andujar join Campos with the Thunder.

Triple-A Scranton (4-3 loss to Durham)

  • LF Ben Gamel: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS
  • RF Aaron Judge: 0-5, 2 K — hit .183/.271/.327 with a 23.7% strikeout rate in May
  • DH Nick Swisher: 0-4, 2 K
  • CF Jake Cave: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • SS Pete Kozma: 1-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K — he’s hitting .192/.274/.252 on the season, by the way
  • RHP Chad Green: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 6/5 GB/FB — 63 of 96 pitches were strikes (66%)
  • RHP Mark Montgomery: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K — 12 of 17 pitches were strikes (71%)
  • LHP Tyler Olson: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 12 of 15 pitches were strikes (80%)

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DotF: Andujar has big game in Tampa’s blowout win

SS Jorge Mateo was included in Baseball America’s look at middle infield prospects who have shown power spikes this season. They don’t fully buy into his newfound pop yet. It’s not behind the paywall, so check it out.

Triple-A Scranton (2-0 win over Durham)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 K — 8-for-25 (.320) in his last six games
  • LF Aaron Judge: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RF Jake Cave: 0-4, 1 R, 1 K
  • 1B Nick Swisher: 1-4, 2 RBI, 1 K
  • LHP Phil Coke: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 7/2 GB/FB — 51 of 84 pitches were strikes (61%) … Josh Norris says he took a line drive to the foot/ankle but was able to stay in the game
  • RHP Conor Mullee: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 3 K — eleven of 18 pitches were strikes (61%)
  • LHP James Pazos: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 1/0 GB/FB — eleven of 13 pitches were strikes
  • RHP Anthony Swarzak: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1/0 GB/FB — eight of 13 pitches were strikes … it’s still weird to me that he started the season in the rotation then moved to the bullpen … the Yankees need all the rotation depth they can get

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DotF: Holder’s hitting streak snapped in Charleston’s loss

Triple-A Scranton (5-3 loss to Durham)

  • CF Ben Gamel: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RF Aaron Judge: 0-5, 2 K — he’s 7-for-49 (.143) with a 30.9% strikeout rate in his last 13 games
  • DH Nick Swisher: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 K — think he heard Dustin Ackley‘s going to miss an extended period of time?
  • 1B Chris Parmelee: 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB — I repeat: think he heard Dustin Ackley’s going to miss an extended period of time?
  • RHP Brady Lail: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 5/3 GB/FB — 58 of 97 pitches were strikes (60%)
  • LHP Neal Cotts: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HB, 0/2 GB/FB — ten of 16 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • RHP Johnny Barbato: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GB/FB — 17 of 28 pitches were strikes (61%)

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