Awesome; Ben Gamel; Robert Refsnyder; Bryan Mitchell; Pete O’Brien; Matt Duran; Angel Rincon

Minor Leagues Report — By on August 30, 2012 12:48 pm

Scranton:

Lost to Lehigh Valley, 5-2.

*Melky Mesa: *0-for-2, 2 BB, SB (5) – I guess he does do more than strikeout and hit extra-base hits. Combined between Trenton/Scranton, he has put up a .265/.328/.475linewith 21 HR and 22 stolen bases in 25 attempts. He has struck out 113 times *Ronnier Mustelier: *1-for-4 – .287/.346/.435 in 331 AB for Scranton. .630 OPS since the All-Star Break. *Corban Joseph: *0-for-3, 2 BB – .269/.373/.482 in 309 AB for Scranton. Yep, in addition to the power, he has shown a good eye at the plate as well. *Cole Garner: *3-for-4, 2B (12), RBI, RS – Signed as a bit of a filler type, Garner has been injured a few times this season. Hitting .264/.321/.398 in 216 AB. In any case, despite playing a good portion of his minor league career in offensive leagues, he has never done anything too special. —————— Trenton:

Lost to New Britain, 3-1.

*Zoilo Almonte: *2-for-4 – Hitting .274/.320/.484. Though his overall August has been strong, he has a .472OPSin his last 10 games, without a home run. *Walter Ibarra: *1-for-3, 2B (11), BB – .720 OPS in 140 AB for the 24-year old infielder. *Adonis Garcia: *1-for-4, RBI, BB

*Mikey O’Brien: *6 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K (4.22 ERA; 102.1 IP, 107 H, 54 R, 48 ER, 7 HR, 39 BB, 72 K) – Last 3 starts: 17.2 IP, 17 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 HR, 6 BB, 12 K; overall, not a bad season at all for O’Brien. I don’t see star potential by any stretch, but he has the potential to be a useful piece..and still could surprise. He isn’t at David Phelps’ level, but it is the type of pitcher he strives to be. *Mark Montgomery: *1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K – 2.05 ERA; 22 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 HR, 6 BB, 36 K – OK, I will say it: The major league bullpen hasn’t been exactly lights out recently. And other than a (very brief) stretch of games in the beginning of August, Montgomery has been filthy (97 combined K’s in 62.1 IP for Tampa/Trenton). I would actually consider making the move. —————– Tampa:

Split DH with Dunedin.

*Ramon Flores: *2-for-6, 3B (5) – .298/.366/.407. Been hovering around .300 for most of the second half of the season. 14 for his last 33. His OPS heading into May was .505. *Slade Heathcott: *4-for-6, RS – He is nothing more than a singles hitter!!! .310/.385/.480 for the insanely talented outfielder. *Kyle Roller: *0-for-5, RBI *Tyler Austin: *3-for-6, 2B (12), RS – Someone needs to tell him that scouts are down on him. .336/.400/.475 since joining Tampa.

*Nik Turley: *5.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K (9-5, 2.89 ERA; 112 IP, 97 H, 38 R, 36 ER, 7 HR, 44 BB, 116 K) – What more is there to say? Turley has been mightily impressive pretty much all season long. Big 22-year old left-hander (6’6″, 230 is his list height/weight) *Branden Pinder: *1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (2.82 ERA; 67 IP, 68 H, 26 R, 21 ER, 1 HR, 29 BB, 66 K) – In 8 July games, he posted a 0.64 ERA. In 8 August games, he has posted a 0.79 ERA. Has a 1.44 ERA with a 30/12 K/BB ratio in 31.1 IP since All-Star Break. Off to Trenton in 2013.

*Nick Goody: *2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K – He has a 50/9 K/BB ratio in 31 IP across three levels this year (he was drafted in June). —————– Charleston:

Defeated West Virginia, 3-0.

*Ben Gamel: *3-for-3, 2B (23), RS – .304/.338/.395 in a season that has to be considered successful….he is a 20-year old outfielder and this is his first taste of a full-season league. Also, he has played plenty of center (especially after Williams’ promotion). *Dante Bichette: *1-for-3, RS *Robert Refsnyder: *1-for-3, HR (4), RBI, RS – .857 OPS in last 10 games. Only has .632 OPS overall, but remember – the Yankees drafted him this year and stuck him immediately in a full-season league. They don’t do that often with their hitting prospects.

*Bryan Mitchell: *6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K (8-11, 4.82 ERA; 114 IP, 106 H, 74 R, 61 ER, 7 HR, 72 BB, 115 K) – May be the last appearance of the season. If so, a bit of a mixed bag…..he stayed healthy and threw 50 more innings than he ever has. Given that he is projected to stay in the rotation, it is good that he has been stretched out. Performance was a bit shaky, but he is a raw talent. I will assume they will send him up to Tampa in 2013, at the age of 22. So he isn’t a young pup – but he still does have time. ——————— Staten Island:

*Pete O’Brien: *1-for-5, HR (9), 2 RBI, RS – .195/.245/.385. He has shown off the power, but hasn’t been hitting much otherwise. *Taylor Dugas: *0-for-2, RS, 3 BB – .320/.472/.387 in 194 AB. 47 BB in 54 games. *Greg Bird: *0-for-3, 2 BB *Matt Duran: *3-for-5, RS – .236/.280/.337. The fact that he has a .834 OPS in August and his numbers still look like this show you just how bad he was hitting earlier on in the year. 17 for his last 40, and it is always nice to see a young prospect catch on to a level as the season progresses. *Exicardo Cayones: *2-for-4, 2B (7), RBI, RS, BB – If you love Claudio Custodio, how can you not love this guy? *Jose Rosario: *2-for-5, 2 2B (7), RBI, 2 RS *Isaias Tejada: *3-for-4, 3B (1), 2 RBI, RS – Catcher who burst onto the scene in the GCL last year has struggled this year (.174/.252/.283)

*Angel Rincon: *5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K – First start for Staten Island after going 2-1 with a 1.59 ERA in 7 games (5 starts) for the GCL squad. 19-year old right-hander. *Tim Flight: *4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K – 5.40 ERA in 12 games (10 starts).

Information on Cole Garner’s injuries was limited. He might have been sidelined wearing a knee brace or ankle braces.

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