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Yankees Minor League Report: Year in Review: Catchers

Before we get started, let us turn back the clock (it is Throwback Thursday, after all) to the year 2011: In Triple-A, the Yankees had hotshot catching prospect Jesus Montero. In Double-A, Austin Romine (at age 22) put up a very encouraging .729 OPS in 85 games. In Single-A Tampa, Kyle Higashioka was a 21-year [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/11/15: Scranton Loses Heartbreaker & Series

Scranton (Lost a heartbreaker to Indianapolis, 4-2.   They were up 2-0 entering the top of the 9th, thanks to an outstanding performance by Kyle Davies.  But Johnny Barbato blew it, and the series is now over.  The Yankees will likely call up a few more players after tonight) OF Ben Gamel:  4-for-4, RS, BB, [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/10/15: Scranton Falls Behind 2-0; Domingo Acevedo Helps Lead Staten Island to 2-0 Lead

Scranton (Lost to Indianapolis, 6-1, to fall behind 2-0 in the Best-of-5.  Perhaps we will be seeing a few more guys sooner than we thought) OF Ben Gamel:  2-for-4, 2B (1) OF Aaron Judge:  1-for-3 OF Slade Heathcott:  1-for-3, BBIt would be quite the shock if Heathcott didn't get the call once Scranton's season is [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/9/15: Scranton Falls in Game 1; James Kaprielian Sparkles as Staten Island Wins Game 1

Scranton (Lost Game 1 to Indianapolis, 7-3) RF Aaron Judge:  1-for-3, RBI, BB, K C Gary Sanchez:  2-for-3, RS, BB One has to think he is on his way to New York at some point soon.  It may not be until after the playoffs – or maybe it is tomorrow.  We shall see. OF Ben [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/7/15: Jake Cave Ends Regular Season on Fire; Chaz Hebert Impresses in Scranton Finale

Scranton (Lost their season finale, 5-4, to Syracuse in 11 innings.  They are off to the playoffs) CF Jake Cave:  3-for-5, 2B (3), 3B (1), 2 RS, BB, 2 K I guess something changed between last night and today – as his 4-for-5 night last night turned into a 5-for-5.   Cave ends his regular [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/6/15: Jake Cave’s 4-Hit Night Leads Scranton to Win; Tyler Wade Continues His Upward Climb for Trenton

Scranton (Defeated Syracuse, 4-0) OF Jake Cave:  4-for-5, 2B (2), RS And that is how you can raise your short-sample size batting average to .368 in one night. OF Slade Heathcott:  3-for-5, 3 RBI, K Back-to-back 3-hit nights.   He was struggling after his injury, but it looks like he has found his groove again. [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/5/15: Ben Gamel Adds Three Hits to His Total; Caleb Smith Ends Season on Good Note

Scranton (Lost to Syracuse, 6-5, in 10 innings) OF Ben Gamel:  3-for-4, 2 2B (28), 2 RBI, RS, BB, K, SB (12) Before the season began, the Yankees were probably somewhere in the 20%/80% range of whether or not Gamel would likely be protected.  He essentially has forced this issue on them, and I think [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/4/15: Tyler Wade Ending Season on Solid Run; Rookie Davis Ends Season on Big Note

Scranton (Defeated Buffalo, 2-0, in what was likely a hangover kind of game) OF Ben Gamel:  0-for-2, 2 BB, K Sheesh – he has been essentially the one steady presence at this level for the full 2015 season – and he doesn't get the day after they clinch off?   OF Jake Cave:  1-for-3, 2B [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/3/15: Scranton Clinches with Blowout Win; Solid Night for James Kaprielian

Scranton (Destroyed Buffalo, 12-2, to clinch their division title) OF Slade Heathcott:  2-for-5, HR (2), 4 RBI, RS, K OF Aaron Judge:  2-for-4, 2B (10), 2 RS, BB OF Ben Gamel:  1-for-5, 2B (26), RBI, RS, 2 K OF Jake Cave:  1-for-4, RS, K Tonight's configuration:  Cave in LF, Heathcott in CF, Judge in RF, Gamel [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/2/15: Domingo Acevedo Continues to Cruise Along for Staten Island

Scranton (Lost to Rochester, 8-1.  Life as a Triple-A playoff team:  Some of the key cogs during the season-long run to the playoffs aren't around when the playoffs begin!) RF Aaron Judge:  2-for-3, BB CF Ben Gamel:  0-for-4 CF Jake Cave:  0-for-3, BB, 3 K Makes his Scranton starting debut in CF, as Gamel moves [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/1/15: Arizona League Roster; Abiatal Avelino Ending Season Strong

With all of the promotions to the MLB roster today (and the GCL season ending last week), naturally that had a trickle down effect all the way down the organization – I won't go over every single move, as there were a lot of them.    I will make some notes within the report itself. [&hellip

Playoff Races Odds Heating Up

We’re entering September in Major League Baseball and the playoff races are taking shape! The new playoff format instituted by MLB has made it possible for five teams to technically make the playoffs. Two teams in each league with the best record that did not win their division have a one game playoff to determine who plays [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 8/31/15: Ben Gamel Doubles Career HR Output in Scranton Victory

Scranton (Defeated Buffalo, 6-4) OF Ben Gamel:   2-for-5, HR (10), 2 RBI, 2 RS 10 HR in 2015.   Had ten home runs in his CAREER entering the season in 415 games. 2B Robert Refsnyder:  2-for-5, 2 2B (28), RBI Yankees could have used one of those doubles tonight in Fenway..but at least he [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 8/30/15: Rookie Davis Has Strong Night for Trenton; Trey Amburgey Continues to Rake

Scranton (Defeated Buffalo, 2-0.  They have opened up a five game lead in their division, so it will take a collapse to miss the playoffs.  This is good news for guys like Aaron Judge, as it affords them a little bit more playing time before the season comes to an end) 2B Robert Refsnyder:  2-for-4, [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 8/29/15: Dustin Ackley Homers in Scranton Loss; Kyle Holder On a Bit of a Hot Streak

Scranton  (Lost to Buffalo, 3-1.  After striking for 17 hits last night, they only manage two tonight) UTIL Dustin Ackley:  1-for-2, HR (1), RBI, RS In his three rehab games:  DH, LF, RF OF Ben Gamel:  0-for-4, K 2B Robert Refsnyder:  0-for-4, 2 K RF Aaron Judge:  0-for-3, 2 K C Austin Romine:  0-for-3 UTIL [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 8/28/15: Scranton Scratches Out 17 Hits in Win; Jordan Montgomery Has Perfect Night

Scranton (Defeated Lehigh Valley, 7-2) 2B Robert Refsnyder:  2-for-5, 2B (25), RBI, 2 RS, K, SB (12) Preparing himself for his 9/1 recall. OF Ben Gamel:  2-for-5, 2B (25), RS, K UTIL Dustin Ackley:  2-for-4, RS, SB (1) Guess he decided to steal a base in order to prove he is healthy UTIL Jose Pirela: [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 8/27/15: Chaz Hebert Tosses Shutout for Scranton; Jorge Mateo Steals #82

Scranton (Split DH with Lehigh Valley, winning 5-0 before losing 6-1) OF Ben Gamel: 2-for-7, 2B (24), 2 RS, BB, K RF Aaron Judge:  1-for-4, RBI, RS, 2 BB, K Has 27 walks in 51 games for Scranton, which is a solid rate.  (had 24 in 63 games in Trenton) OF Slade Heathcott:  3-for-6, 2 [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 8/26/15: The Journey of Joey Falcone; Gary Sanchez Injured; Tyler Wade Hits First Double-A HR

Scranton (Lost to Pawtucket, 4-3, in 10 innings) C Gary Sanchez:  0-for-3 Left the game after clutching his right leg trying to beat out a double play.  And they say you lose nothing by hustling! OF Ben Gamel:  1-for-5, RBI, 2 K RF Aaron Judge:  0-for-4, BB, 2 K UTIL Jose Pirela:  3-for-4, BB OF [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 8/25/15: Brady Lail Gives His Best Chien-Ming Wang Impersonation; Two More Hits for Gary Sanchez

Scranton (Lost to Pawtucket, 2-0) C Gary Sanchez:  2-for-4 5-game hitting streak (9-for-22) OF Ben Gamel:  2-for-4, 2B (23), K Last 11 games:     16-for-45 RF Aaron Judge:  0-for-4, K OF Slade Heathcott:  1-for-3, K C Austin Romine:  0-for-3 UTIL Cole Figueroa:  0-for-3, BB, K RHP Brady Lail (L, 2-2):  6 IP, 5 H, [&hellip

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