Baseball America posted the Yankees Instructional League roster today. As usual, it’s all lower level minor leaguers and recent draftees. The guys most in need of, well, instruction.
Short Season Staten Island (4-3 loss to West Virginia in eleven innings, walk-off style) Staten Island now trails in the best-of-three series one game to none … Game Two is tomorrow and Game Three is the next day, if necessary
- 2B Thairo Estrada: 0-5, 1 K
- CF Jeff Hendrix: 0-5, 4 K — ouch
- RF Trey Amburgey: 1-5, 1 K
- 1B Ryan Krill: 0-5, 1 K — rough night for the top four of the lineup
- DH Junior Valera: 1-4, 1 K
- 3B Kevin Cornelius: 0-2, 1 K — 3B Drew Bridges pinch-hit late and drew two walks
- LF Zack Zehner: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K — homered to give them the lead in the second, then doubled in a run as part of their two-run game-tying rally in the eighth
- C Eduardo de Oleo: 1-4, 1 K
- SS Kyle Holder: 0-1, 1 BB, 1 CS — Brandon Wagner pinch-hit in the eighth and tied the game with a single
- RHP Kolton Mahoney: 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 3/2 GB/FB — 36 of 62 pitches were strikes (58%) … rough Game One start for their best pitcher during the regular season
- RHP Luis Cedeno: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 6/3 GB/FB — 62 of 94 pitches were strikes (66%), plus the walk was intentional … that’s one heck of a job letting the offense claw back into the game
- LHP Jonny Drozd: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3/0 GB/FB — 13 of 24 pitches were strikes (64%)
- RHP Michael Schaub: 0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K — five pitches, three strikes … gave a single to allow the inherited runner to score the walk-off run
The season is over for Double-A Trenton, High-A Tampa, Low-A Charleston, and both Rookie GCL Yanks affiliates. None of them qualified for the postseason. Both Triple-A Scranton and Rookie Pulaski qualified for the playoffs but were eliminated in the first round.