Chase Whitley; Adonis Garcia; Mark Montgomery; Robert Refsnyder; Claudio Vargas; Greg Bird; Evan Rutckyj

Minor Leagues Report — By on September 2, 2012 10:57 am

Scranton:

Lost to Pawtucket, 2-0.

*Corban Joseph: *1-for-4, 2B (24) – .265/.367/.476

*Chase Whitley: *4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (3.25 ERA; 80.1 IP, 61 H, 30 R, 29 ER, 7 HR, 25 BB, 66 K) – Second startofthe season for Whitley. Start probably made out of necessity. Regardless, he has shown the ability to go multiple innings, and I think that is going to increase his value nicely in a big league bullpen. He is a right-handed pitcher who has held lefties to a .203 BA and righties to a .223 BA. —————– Trenton:

Defeated Binghamton, 3-2.

*Adonis Garcia: *4-for-4, 3 2B (12), RBI, RS – All season, we’ve been touting the season of Ronnier Mustelier. Garcia is another Cuban refugee trying to put his name on the map. The 27-year old outfielder (who played center on Saturday night) is hitting .292/.331/.504 in 113 AB with Trenton and .265/.314/.429 in 219 AB combined with Tampa/Trenton. He bats right-handed. *JR Murphy: *1-for-4, RS – .231/.307/.406 in 143 AB. *David Adams:*1-for-3,RBI – .310/.389/.455 *Luke Murton: *2-for-4, 2B (21)

*Craig Heyer: *5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (6.07 ERA; 69.2 IP, 87 H, 50 R, 47 ER, 6 HR, 24 BB, 45 K) – Never a major prospect to begin with, Heyer has slumped terribly (obviously) upon reaching the higher levels of the minors. Relied on supreme control and solid groundball rates in the lower minors. Both aspects of his game have escaped him. *Mark Montgomery: * 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K – 1.88 ERA in 15 games with Trenton with a 38/6 K-B ratio. Has 99 K in 64.1 IP overall on the season. ————– Tampa:

Lost to Lakeland, 8-1.

*Ramon Flores: *1-for-3, 3B (7), BB – .302/.370/.420; .888 OPS since All-Star Break. *Tyler Austin: *0-for-3, RS, BB – .321/.385/.478 in 134 AB *Gary Sanchez: *1-for-3, RBI – .286/.337/.446 in 168 AB for Tampa; season has been a major success. *Slade Heathcott: *1-for-3 – .308/.380/.474 – Speaking of major successes.

*Caleb Cotham: *3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HR (4.48 ERA; 62.1 IP, 71 H, 33 R, 31 ER, 4 HR, 22 BB, 44 K) – 5th round pick in 2009 is having a bit of a rough time in 2012. Injuries have plagued him. ————– Charleston:

Defeated Augusta, 8-2.

*Robert Refsnyder: *2-for-4, 2 RS, 2 SB (11) – .234/.308/.357; 12-for-37 stretch with 5 XHB. Not a bad job by Refsnyder. *Francisco Arcia: *1-for-4, 2B (14), RBI, RS *Dante Bichette: *1-for-5, RBI – .240/.313/.320; 11-for-35 stretch where he has also walked six times. *Cito Culver: *1-for-4, RS, BB – .219/.325/.289; 70 walks in 120 games.

*Claudio Vargas: *5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR – 9.2 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 8 K, 1 HR since promotion from GCL squad. —————- Staten Island:

*Greg Bird: *2-for-3, 2B (2), RS – 9-for-29 since promotion from GCL. *Matt Duran: *1-for-4, 2B (12), RS – .301/.342/.466 in the month of August. Nice start to September..not that September is going to last long.

*Evan Rutckyj: *5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR (3.72 ERA; 77.1 IP, 80 H, 38 R, 32 ER, 4 HR, 35 BB, 63 K) – Ended season on a high note (16 IP, 13 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 9 K)

2 Comments

  1. Bernard says:

    Before I forget, TOM K, I’d like to thank you for the daily posts all summer to ensure that we Yankees fans are kept abreast of what’s happening down on the farm. I is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  2. Bernard says:

    Hmm. I don’t know what happened to the “t” in my previous e-mail. What I meant to say is that “it is greatly appreciated.”

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