Fourth rounder Mason Williams, who received the largest signing bonus given out by the Yankees this year, will make his pro debut with the GCL Yanks tomorrow. Meanwhile, 15-year-old righty Luis Heredia signed with the Pirates for big bucks, so the Yanks lost out on him. Oh well, not the end of the world. Remember Michael Ynoa?
Oh, and both Corban Joseph and Austin Romine are headed to the Arizona Fall League.
- Triple-A Scranton won. Jorge Vazquez, Brandon Laird, and Colin Curtis each doubled, but the really star of he offense was Chad Huffman. Dude picked up three hits including a homer. David Phelps was rather ordinary, allowing seven hits and five runs in six innings of work.
- Double-A Trenton won. Justin Christian reached base three times and stole three bases, setting the franchise’s all time record with his 103rd steal. Congrats to him. Dan Brewer and Austin Romine went hitless in a combined eight at-bats, but both Marcos Vechionacci and Luis Nunez went deep. D.J. Mitchell continued his strong pitching, allowing two runs while striking out a half-dozen in 6.1 IP.
- High-A Tampa won. Jose Pirela, the man with three total homeruns since 2007, went deep twice in this one. What’s that thing they always say? Bradley Suttle, Zoilo Almonte, and Myron Leslie also went yard. Dellin Betances struck out six in just four innings, and was sitting 94-95.
- Low-A Charleston lost. Slade Heathcott singled once, J.R. Murphy twice. And that’s all the team got on offense. Not exciting on the pitching side, though Jose Quintana is up from the GCL and started.
- Short Season Staten Island lost. Casey Stevenson doubled and homered. Cito Culver did not play, but Rob Segedin picked up a pair of hits including a double. Gary Sanchez DH’d and singled in five at-bats. 12th rounder Dan Burawa made his pro debut, walking one in an otherwise scoreless inning.
- Rookie GCL Yanks won. Second rounder Angelo Gumbs made his pro debut at shortstop and as a leadoff hitter, going hitless in three at-bats with a strikeout. There are questions about his ability to play short long-term, but it’s worth trying. Tenth rounder Ben Gamel also made his pro debut, picking up a single in three trips to the plate while playing right. Ramon Flores had three hits while Fu-Lin Kuo and Anderson Feliz each went deep. Some guy named George Isabel, a 6-foot-6 20-year-old righty from NYC made his pro debut with a scoreless inning. He must have signed as an undrafted free agent.