Ronnier Mustelier; Eduardo Nunez; Austin Romine; Addison Maruszak; Zoilo Almonte; Ramon Flores; Tyler Austin; Jose Ramirez; Brett Gerritse; Taylor Dugas; Isaias TejadaMinor Leagues Report — By Tom K on August 30, 2012 9:42 pm
Defeated Lehigh Valley, 5-0.
As I always like to say, I don’t like it when I see a shutout…only to find out that the pitcher was a non-prospect or retread. In this case, it was John Mainewhotossed seven shutout innings.
*Ronnier Mustelier: *2-for-4, HR (10), RBI, RS – He isn’t on the 40-man, which always plays a part in September call-ups. That said, he can play third and the outfield, has a bit of power and speed, and can be a useful bench player. I wouldn’t mind one bit if they DFA’d Nix and added Mustelier to the mix. *Eduardo Nunez: *1-for-4, HR (2), 2 RBI, RS – Only a .544 OPS for Scranton, but I expect him to be called up as the designated pinch-runner for September. *Austin Romine: *1-for-4, HR (3), RBI, RS – Homered twice in last three games and three times in last seven games. Wouldn’t mind seeing the Yankees permanently bench Chris Stewart and give Romine the backup job in September. To be exact, I encourage it. *Kevin Russo: *2-for-4, 3B (3), RS -The thingabout Russo is that, at the very least, he can be just as good as Jayson Nix – which isn’t saying much, of course. Not on the 40-man, so I don’t expect him to get a call-up, though he can play anywhere and has a little speed. *Cole Garner: *1-for-3, HR (6), RBI, RS
It should be noted that Scranton is going to the playoffs, and although the Yankees will help the major league club before they help a minor league playoff club, the fact remains that some players will be left behind to compete in the playoffs. ——————————– Trenton:
Lost to New Britain, 5-3.
*Addison Maruszak: *1-for-4, HR (16), 2 RBI, RS – I am with the consensus that there isn’t much here to get excited about – but Maruszak was essentially buried as a prospect before 2012, and has been able to make at least a little bit of noise. *Kevin Mahoney: *2-for-4, 2 2B (13) *Zoilo Almonte: *2-for-4, RS – Back-to-back 2-hit affairs. Could be emerging from his mini-slump.
*Shaeffer Hall: *5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR – Give his ability to stay healthy to an actual top prospect, and the Yankees would have gold. (3.67 ERA; 164.1 IP, 179 H, 80 R, 67 ER, 15 HR, 41 BB, 100 K) *Graham Stoneburner: *1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K – Too soon to write him off, but he needs a strong 2013. ———————— Tampa:
Defeated Lakeland, 5-4.
*Ramon Flores: *2-for-4, 2B (28), 3B (6), RS, BB – .300/.368/.414. Is showing off his gap power (though I don’t know if he will ever be a home run guy), and has shown off his speed this season as well. He’s going to make it to Trenton at a young age. *Tyler Austin: *1-for-5, HR (2), 4 RBI – Grand slam. Hitting .326/.404/.569 on the season with 34 doubles, 6 triples, 17 home runs, 77 RBI, and 23 steals in 25 attempts. I’d call that a success. *Slade Heathcott: *1-for-4, RBI, RS *Gary Sanchez: *2-for-4 – He has batted 424 times this season, and has really shown no signs of wearing down. Part of that of course is that the Yankees will DH him…but catching still takes a toll regardless.
*Jose Ramirez: *6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K (3.19 ERA; 98.2 IP, 92 H, 43 R, 35 ER, 7 HR, 30 BB, 94 K) – If his 2012 is real, it would be a huge boost to the starting pitching depth in the organization. *Tom Kahnle: *1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – Allowed a run? Didn’t strike out multiple batters? Release him! (2.45 ERA; 55 IP, 30 H, 16 R, 15 ER, 3 HR, 24 BB, 72 K) ———————– Charleston:
Split DH with West Virginia
*Casey Stevenson: *2-for-3, 3B (3), 4 RBI, 2 RS *Ben Gamel: *2-for-7, RS, SB (19) – .303/.338/.393 *Dante Bichette: *1-for-6, RBI, RS – .240/.312/.321 *Reymond Nunez: *2-for-3, 2B (21), 2 RBI *Robert Refsnyder: *2-for-4, 2B (7), 2 RS, BB *Francisco Arcia: *1-for-2, HR (5), RBI, RS – All the way down to .249/.325/.390
*Brett Gerritse: *3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K (3.90 ERA; 90 IP, 86 H, 43 R, 39 ER, 4 HR, 35 BB, 67 K) – Nice season for Gerritse. Rain delay probably culprit for being pulled after 3. ——————– Staten Island:
*Taylor Dugas: *2-for-3, 2B (9) – .325/.477/.396 *Greg Bird: *1-for-4 (7-for-23 since promotion) *Isaias Tejada: *1-for-3, HR (2), RBI, RS – Yes, he has struggled for Staten Island but he is 9 for his last 33 with two doubles, a triple, and a home run.
*Gabriel Encinas: *5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K (3-7, 5.27 ERA; 66.2 IP, 70 H, 47 R, 39 ER, 8 HR, 38 BB, 42 K)