Archive for Category: "Minor Leagues Report"

Yankees Minor League Report 8/20/14: Jose Pirela Has Huge Night; Luis Severino Returns; Brady Lail Tosses Six Hitless Innings

Scranton (Defeated Syracuse, 6-5, with a 3-run B-9th) UTIL Jose Pirela: 3-for-5, 3B (10), HR (9), 4 RBI, 2 RS, K Back up to .306.  Played CF again. 2B Robert Refsnyder:  1-for-4, RS, 2 K 16-for-43 in last ten games OF Zoilo Almonte:  1-for-4, RBI, K UTIL Zelous Wheeler:  0-for-2, RS, 2 BB, K 1B

Yankees Minor League Report 8/18/14: Robert Refsnyder: 2 More Hits; Manny Banuelos Gone Wild

Pete O'Brien, dealt to Arizona in the Martin Prado trade, hasn't played much since the deal, appearing in only four games (5-for-13 with an HR), and none since 8/6.  The obvious assumption is an injury. Scranton (Defeated Pawtucket again, 2-0) 2B Robert Refsnyder:  2-for-3, SF, RBI, BB .311/.396/.485 in 241 AB for Scranton.  15-for-42 in

Yankees Minor League Report 8/18/14: Robert Refsnyder Collects Three More Hits; Eric Jagielo Has 4-Hit Day; Ty Hensley’s Latest

Scranton (Continues to play spoiler with a win over Pawtucket, 6-5, thanks to a 5-run 9th inning.  Pawtucket leads the IL wild-card race by one game in the loss column) 2B Robert Refsnyder:  3-for-5, 2B (16), RS, K .307/392/.438 in 238 AB here; .324/.389/.515 in 466 AB overall. After a decent, but not spectacular, .262/.342/.421

Yankees Minor League Report 8/17/14: Robert Refsnyder’s 3-Hit Night; Greg Bird’s Power Surge Continues

Scranton (Defeated Pawtucket, 9-4) 2B Robert Refsnyder:  3-for-6, 2B (15), RBI, K Back up to an even .300 in 233 AB since joining level UTIL Jose Pirela:  2-for-4, RS, 2 BB Just like that, he is back on a five-game hitting streak OF Zoilo Almonte:  2-for-4, RBI, RS, BB, K, SB (6) The Yankees should

Yankees Minor League Report 8/15/14: Bryan Mitchell Outpitches Future Legend; Tyler Austin Continues to Rake; Gary Sanchez Drives Home a Pair; Jacob Lindgren Dazzles Again

Scranton (Defeated Pawtucket, and future 375-game winner Henry Owens, 4-1) UTIL Zelous Wheeler:  3-for-4, 2B (23), HR (9), 2 RBI, RS, K 2B Robert Refsnyder:  0-for-4, 2 K UTIL Jose Pirela:  2-for-4, 3B (9), CS (7) OF Zoilo Almonte:  0-for-4, 2 K 3B Rob Segedin:  0-for-3, HBP,  RS .159/.211/.232 in 69 AB since promotion 1B

Yankees Minor League Report 8/14/14: Greg Bird Homers; Chris Breen Homers x 2

milb.com has updated their player pages – they are much cleaner, but also take some getting used to.  For insane minor league "bloggers" like myself, I only wish they would have incorporated their changes in 2015.    Later reports recently due to a computer crash.  Hopefully I will be up and running again within a

Yankees Minor League Report 8/14/14: Recap of Last Night’s Action, Including Jagielo’s 15th HR

A quick rundown of what went down last night:   Scranton  lost a 3-2 game in 14 innings.   One of those games where position players start entering – in this case, it was Taylor Dugas, who may be the least imposing player in the entire organization.  He gave up the winning run in the loss

Yankees Minor League Report 8/12/14: Latest from Manny Banuelos; Tyler Austin Homers

Scranton (Defeated Louisville, 6-1.  They defeated old friend Brett Marshall, who is now 0-9 with a 8.17 ERA.  YIKES!)   2B Robert Refsnyder:  2-for-4, RS, BB, 2 K 1B Kyle Roller:  2-for-3, 2 2B (18), RBI .285/.380/.505 in 305 AB since joining the level. OF Zoilo Almonte:  3-for-5, RBI UTIL Jose Pirela:  1-for-3, 3B (8),

Yankees Minor League Report 8/11/14: Robert Refsnyder, Eric Jagielo, Aaron Judge, and Abiatal Avelino All Homer

Scranton (Lost to Louisville, 8-4)   2B Robert Refsnyder:  1-for-4, HR (8), RBI, RS, BB 14th home run of the season.  1B Kyle Roller:  2-for-4, HR (15), 2 RBI, RS, K 5th HR in last ten games OF Zoilo Almonte:  2-for-5, RS UTIL Zelous Wheeler:  2-for-4, 2B (21), RS, K UTIL Jose Pirela:  0-for-5, K

Yankees Minor League Report 8/10/14: Robert Refsnyder Collects Two Hits; Miguel Andujar Adds Three of His Own; Luis Torrens Homers

In case you missed it, catcher John Ryan Murphy was placed on the disabled list today after a foul tip hit him in the face mask last night.  This is how quickly depth at any position can go downhill – the Yankees suddenly do not have a reasonable replacement if anything happened to the oft-injured

Yankees Minor League Report 8/9/14: John Ryan Murphy & Caleb Smith Leave Early; Tyler Austin Adds Three Hits to Ledger; Connor Spencer Celebrates With 4-Hit Night

Scranton (Lost to Columbus, 5-3) 2B Robert Refsnyder:  1-for-4, RBI OF Zoilo Almonte:  1-for-4, RBI, K C John Ryan Murphy:  0-for-2 Left game early.  There doesn't appear to be an obvious reason why.  Could it be that Cervelli's back stiffened up after getting HBP this afternoon?  I guess we will find out. 1B Kyle Roller: 

Yankees Minor League Note: Four Players Make NYPL All-Star Team

A quick rundown of the four players that made the squad: C Luis Torrens, 18 – By far the best prospect of the four that made the squad, the Yankees actually started Torrens (then 17) in Charleston this season, where he went 4-for-26 with a home run.    In 125 AB for Staten Island, he is

Yankees Minor League Report 8/8/14: Latest from Michael Pineda; Tyler Austin and Mason Williams Each Drive Home Four; Chris Breen Doubles Four Times

Scranton (Lost to Columbus, 2-1) 1B Kyle Roller:  1-for-4, HR (13), RBI, RS 22nd HR of the season between Trenton/Scranton C John Ryan Murphy:  2-for-4 Although he has been far from "great" at this level, he showed earlier in the season that he is a major league catcher.  I am just intrigued to see what

Yankees Minor League Report 8/7/14: Ian Clarkin Debuts in Tampa; Angelo Gumbs Homers Twice

Gosh, typing up these reports on a night when the offense throughout the organization is stagnant is very tough.   0-for-this, 0-for-that.  Go play in some Independent League, fellows – leave us alone! Scranton (Lost to Columbus, 7-0) 2B Robert Refsnyder:  3-for-4, 2B (13), K 32nd double of the season between Trenton/Scranton.  Back over .300 (.302)

Yankees Minor League Report 8/6/14: Greg Bird Hits 2 Home Runs While Jacob Lindgren Dazzles in Trenton Debut

3B Dante Bichette received a promotion to Trenton today.   Bichette hit .271/.352/.410 in 460 plate appearances for Tampa this year, after putting together two bad seasons in Charleston.   Bichette has been a surprise this year, and at age 21, he is still young enough to be considered a solid prospect (21 years old

Yankees Minor League Report 8/5/14: Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Eric Jagielo, and Aaron Judge All Go Deep in Victories

Scranton (Lost to Syracuse, 4-1) C/1B Austin Romine:  2-for-4, 2B (16), RBI, K 13-for-38 in last ten games UTIL Zelous Wheeler:  2-for-3, BB 2B Robert Refsnyder:  0-for-3, HBP, K 5-for-22 in August UTIL Jose Pirela:  0-for-4 OF Zoilo Almonte:  0-for-4, 2 K 1B Kyle Roller:  0-for-3, RS, BB, K OF Taylor Dugas:  1-for-3 LHP Matt

Yankees Minor League Report 8/4/14: Latest from Ty Hensley On a Slow Night….

Trenton was off; Tampa and Charleston were postponed. Scranton (Lost to Syracuse, 7-6.  Former Yankees' farmhand Brandon Laird hit a home run for Syracuse) UTIL Jose Pirela:  2-for-5, 2B (18), RBI, 3 RS, K Has hit safely in nine of last ten games (17-for-44) 2B Robert Refsnyder:  1-for-5, 2B (12), RBI C John Ryan Murphy:

Yankees Minor League Report 8/3/14: Michael Pineda Returns; Aaron Judge Goes Yard; Jacob Lindgren Strikes Out Four in One Inning….Again

Scranton (Defeated Syracuse, 3-1) 1B Kyle Roller:  2-for-4, HR (12), 2 RBI, RS, K 21st HR of the season between Trenton/Scranton.  Hitting .283/.378/.486 in 276 AB since his promotion here.  I do wonder if the Yankees will carry him in September as a bench bat (40-man roster room disclaimer applied) UTIL Jose Pirela:  1-for-4, 2B

Yankees Minor League Report 8/2/14: Zoilo Almonte Hits #17; Greg Bird Debuts in Trenton; Ian Clarkin Tosses Five Shutout Innings

Playoff update:  Pretty much, none of the full-season teams are going to the playoffs in all likelihood.  To be exact, they all have similar records:Scranton:  56-58Trenton:  56-59  (Defending Champions) Tampa:  54-58 Charleston:  54-57 Tampa and Charleston play "split" seasons.  There is a first half champion, then a second half champion.  Neither one figures to win

Yankees Minor League Report 8/1/14: Manny Banuelos Earns First Win in 3 Years; Tyler Austin Homers; Greg Bird’s 3-Hit Night

Scranton (Defeated Gwinnett, 7-2) UTIL Adonis Garcia:  3-for-4, HR (9), 3 RBI, 2 RS, BB, K 2B Robert Refsnyder:  1-for-5, 2B (11), 3 K He has struck out 42 times in 48 games since joining level (had 38 in 60 games in Trenton and 82 in 130 games last year (to go with his 84