Adam Warren and Ivan Nova ranked one-two in this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet, which is pretty cool. Also, Frankie Piliere posted full scouting reports for both Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, so make sure you check ’em out.
And in case you missed it, Zach McAllister has been traded to the Indians to complete the Austin Kearns deal. His lack of an out pitch finally caught up to him in Triple-A, and he had been passed by too many pitching prospects to count this season. Frankly, he had no long-term role on the Yanks, so they moved him before his stock dropped even more.
- Triple-A Scranton won. Jesus Montero singled and struck out twice, though Greg Golson, Colin Curtis, Brandon Laird, and Chad Huffman all one-upped him with multiple hits. Eric Bruntlett out did everyone with four hits, including a double. Lance Pendleton allowed four runs in 5.2 innings before Jon Albaladejo recorded his 40th save of the season, the first reliever ever to do that in the International League. Pretty amazing that he’s either gotten the save or win in 43 of the team’s 74 wins.
- Double-A Trenton won. Justin Christian doubled twice, Dan Brewer once. Corban Joseph and Austin Romine also picked up a hit each. Nothing exciting on the pitching side, just a scoreless inning from George Kontos and four uneventful outs from Ryan Pope.
- High-A Tampa got destroyed. Bradley Suttle doubled and walked twice, continuing his recent hot streak. Melky Mesa did the same thing, but his hit was a triple. Adam Olbrychowski allowed seven innings in just one inning after Shaeffer Hall allowed six in five. I’m not mad, I’m impressed.
- Low-A Charleston won big. Slade Heathcott had three hits including a double and J.R Murphy made up for a hitless showing by walking three times. Kelvin Castro went deep, and DeAngelo Mack, Luke Murton, Kevin Mahoney, and Francisco Santana also had multiple hits. Brett Marshall struck out six and allowed just three hits in six innings as he continues his impressive return from Tommy John surgery.
- Short Season Staten Island lost. Rob Segedin and Gary Sanchez both singled, but Cito Culver went hitless and instead drew a walk. Casey Stevenson had three knocks. Nothing special on the bump.
- Rookie GCL Yanks lost. Mason Williams singled and struck out in three at-bats in his pro debut. Angelo Gumbs drew a walk, Ben Gamel singled, and Ramon Flores disappointingly failed to reach base in four attempts. The pitching was rather unspectacular.