Got some links and notes to pass along:
- Both RHP Luis Gil (No. 7) and 1B Dermis Garcia (No. 13) made this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. “Garcia is a bit of a one-tricky pony, but that one trick—massive raw power—sure is fun to watch when a pitch comes right into his swing path,” says the write-up.
- With Nationals OF Victor Robles having graduated to the big leagues, Baseball America (subs. req’d) updated their top 100 prospects list, and RHP Jonathan Loaisiga now slots in at No. 100. He’s the only Yankee on the list.
- MLB.com picked each team’s closer of the future. RHP Luis Gil was their pick for the Yankees. “Gil can hit 101 mph with his four-seam fastball and generates crazy spin rates on his power curveball,” says the write-up. Here’s video of Gil’s last outing.
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (8-1 loss to Rochester)
- LF Trey Amburgey: 0-4, 2 K
- SS Gosuke Katoh: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K — five homers in 13 games this year after hitting five homers in 118 games with Trenton last year … I’m kinda glad we’re shutting down RAB before I have to start figuring out what’s real and what’s noise with the MLB ball in Triple-A
- 1B Ryan McBroom: 1-3, 1 2B
- LHP Nestor Cortes: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 3/5 GB/FB — 58 of 91 pitches were strikes (64%)
- LHP Rex Brothers: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 0/2 GB/FB — 20 of 37 pitches were strikes (54%) … 10/4 K/BB in seven innings, which is better than I would’ve guessed