Archive for Category: "Minor Leagues Report"

My Take: Yankees Make Strong Move in Acquiring Eovaldi

15-35. Let us get that out of the way first, as that is likely the first thing that the detractors will bring up when it comes to Nathan Eovaldi.   That is his career record with a less than sparkling 4.07 ERA (95 ERA+). So, now that is out of the way, let us analyze

My Take: Yankees Made Horrible Move in Signing Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller was fantastic in 2014.   Andrew Miller is in the conversation for best left-handed reliever in all of baseball in 2014.   Andrew Miller helps any team he is a part of.   Andrew Miller is also one of the worst investments in all of baseball.   You will not see me trying

My Take: Yankees Trade for Didi Gregorious

There are many times when I see a Yankees' move that I go with my first reaction.  My first reaction to the Brian McCann signing was "Yay!"  My first reaction to the Jacoby Ellsbury signing was "What are they doing?" Today, I am actually doing something different – as I am, for the first time

Yankees Minor League Notes: The Protected

As you probably know by now, the Yankees set their 40-man roster today by protecting several prospects from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.  They could have protected one or two more, but decided to leave open slots, presumably for a Rule 5 selection of their own if they see someone out there who intrigues them.

Yankees Off-Season Plan, Part 2: The Relievers

Over the past several years, the Yankees have been fantastic at constructing bullpens.  For many of those years, obviously, it was made a little easier by the fact that they didn't have to worry about who was going to come into the game in the 9th inning.  Last year, that changed with Mariano Rivera's retirement,

Yankees Offseason Plan, Part 1: The Starters

13. That is the number of starting pitchers the Yankees used in 2014.   Of the five pitchers who began the season in the rotation, only Hiroki Kuroda was able to give the Yankees a full season's worth of work, as CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova, Michael Pindea, and Masahiro Tanaka all went down for significant

Yankees Call Up Several Players; DFA Zoilo Almonte

Players called up are: RHP Chase Whitley RHP Chaz Roe RHP Bryan Mitchell RHP Preston Claiborne RHP Phil Yoon LHP Rich Hill C John Ryan Murphy OF Chris Young OF Antoan Richardson (I thought this was a big possibility, given that he is a speed guy who can pinch-run) The Yankees also announced they have

Yankees Minor League Report 9/1/14: The End

Thank you to everyone who read all of these reports in 2014!  Not to knock any other site, but I am proud to say for the second straight season that not one day was missed this season – came close a few times, but was able to get the reports in.   Staten Island is

Yankees Minor League Report 8/31/14: Jaron Long Finishes Off Strong Campaign; Caleb Smith Ends On Sour Note

Trenton (Lost to Reading, 4-2) 1B Greg Bird:  1-for-4, 2B (7), RS, K C Gary Sanchez:  1-for-3, BB, K CF Jake Cave:  1-for-4, BB, K, CS (3) The 12-for-18 line stealing bases this season isn't ideal, but he has certainly put himself into the future OF conversation. 3B Rob Segedin:  1-for-4, 2B (21), RBI, K

Yankees Minor League Report 8/30/14: Dan Camarena Closes Season Well; Jacob Lindgren Loses Control; Brady Lail Throws Another Gem

Scranton (Lost to Lehigh Valley, 3-2) OF Chris Young:  1-for-4, HR (1), RBI, RS, BB, 2 K 2B Robert Refsnyder:  1-for-5, 2 K 1B Kyle Roller:  0-for-4, BB, 3 K OF Zoilo Almonte: 1-for-4, BB, K, CS (4) OF Antoan Richardson:  1-for-4, 2B (7), BB, K UTIL Adonis Garcia:  1-for-5, RS, 2 K Hitting streak

Yankees Minor League Report 8/29/14: Last Starts for Manny Banuelos and Luis Severino; John Ryan Murphy Homers; Aaron Judge’s Patience Continues to Impress

Scranton (Lost to Lehigh Valley, 6-5) C John Ryan Murphy: 2-for-4, HR (6), 3 RBI, RS, K 2B Robert Refsnyder:  0-for-4, K 7-for-33 slump has dropped his average back under .300 for Scranton (.299) UTIL Adonis Garcia:  2-for-4, 2 2B (20), RBI, RS UTIL Jose Pirela:  0-for-2, K Left game early 1B Kyle Rollier:  1-for-4,

Yankees Minor League Report 8/28/14: Jake Cave Keeps Powering Along; Miguel Andujar Stays Hot; Austin Aune Homers

Scranton (Destroyed by Buffalo, 11-3) UTIL Jose Pirela: 2-for-5, K His offensive season is well-documented.  It has been quite good.  The more intriguing part at this point is his position from night to night.  Tonight, he got the start at SS C John Ryan Murphy:  2-for-4, RBI, RS, K Hitting just .233 in 172 AB,

Yankees Minor League Report 8/27/14: Jake Cave & Eric Jagielo Homer; Cito Culver with Rare Big Night

The Yankees have released Alfredo Aceves and Corban Joseph. The Joseph move isn't surprising, but it wasn't long ago that people contemplating the potential loss of Cano were thinking that Joseph may be a decent enough replacement.     He had a nice year in Trenton in 2011 (.277/.353/.415) and followed it up with a

Yankees Minor League Report 8/26/14: Jaron Long Throws Another Gem; Caleb Smith Has Strong Night; Mark Payton’s 3-Hit Night

Trenton (Defeated Akron, 5-0) CF Jake Cave:  2-for-4, 2B (10), RBI Four consecutive multi-hit games CF Mason Williams: 2-for-4, 2B (16), 2 RS, K It is well documented now that Williams just has a very "disinterested" approach to the game, which is too bad – because the kid has/had real talent. C Gary Sanchez:  0-for-3,

Yankees Minor League Report 8/25/14: Greg Bird Hits Another; Gary Sanchez Homers; Mason Williams Has a Grand Night; Dan Camarena’s Big Outing; Latest from Ty Hensley

Scranton (Lost to Rochester, 4-2) 2B Robert Refsnyder:  0-for-2, RS, 2 BB, K Up to 41 walks in 71 games since joining Scranton, including nine in his last ten games.  Also hitting .305. OF Ramon Flores:  1-for-4, 3B (4), RBI, K So, why not Flores?  He is hitting .264/.351/.477 in 216 AB at the age

Yankees Minor League Report 8/24/14: Ramon Flores Homers Twice; Jake Cave Homers; Latest Short Start from Luis Severino

Scranton (Lost to Rochester, 5-4) OF Ramon Flores:  3-for-5, 2 HR (7), 3 RBI, 2 RS .264/.352/.472 in 212 AB.   Flores is already on the 40-man roster, and they could promote him to the majors in September.  His job security on the 40-man is not high if room is needed this winter. 2B Robert

Yankees Minor League Report 8/23/14: Latest from Manny Banuelos; Greg Bird Homers; Miguel Sulbaran Tosses a Gem

Scranton (Split DH vs. Rochester, losing 3-2 before winning 2-1) 2B Robert Refsnyder:  1-for-4, RS, 3 BB, K UTIL Jose Pirela:  2-for-7, 2 SB (15), 3 K Played SS in Game 1, and started in CF in Game 2 before shifting to first base OF Zoilo Almonte:  2-for-5, 2B (18), HR (18), RBI, RS, BB

Yankees Minor League Report 8/22/14: Jose Pirela’s Triple-Double; John Ryan Murphy Homers; Dante Bichette Hits First Double-A Blast

Scranton (Lost to Buffalo, 11-7) UTIL Jose Pirela:  3-for-5, 2B (20), 3B (11), HR (10), 2 RBI, 2 RS A triple-double this season for Pirela, who was a mere single away from a cycle. 2B Robert Refsnyder:  2-for-5, 2 RBI C John Ryan Murphy:  1-for-4, HR (5), 2 RBI, RS OF Ramon Flores:  1-for-5, K

Yankees Minor League Report 8/21/14: Jaron Long Continues to Impress; Aaron Judge Stays Hot; Tyler Wade Does Something He Has Never Done Before

Scranton (Lost to Buffalo, 5-1) UTIL Jose Pirela:  0-for-3, BB, SB (13) 2B Robert Refsnyder:  0-for-2, 2 BB, 2 K Has walked 35 times (struck out 57 times) in 66 games since joining Scranton C John Ryan Murphy:  1-for-3, BB, K C Austin Romine:  1-for-4, 2B (17), K OF Zoilo Almonte:  0-for-4, 2 K SS

Yankees Minor League Report 8/20/14: Aaron Judge Homers; Eric Jagielo’s 3-Hit Night; Caleb Smith Tosses Five Scoreless

Scranton (Lost to Syracuse, 11-2) UTIL Jose Pirela:  1-for-3, SF, RBI, BB 2B Robert Refsnyder:  0-for-4, K OF Zoilo Almonte:  0-for-4, K OF Taylor Dugas:  0-for-1, RS, 2 BB, K C Austin Romine:  0-for-3, 2 K 1B Kyle Roller:  0-for-4 IF Corban Joseph:  1-for-3, HR (4), RBI, RS, K RHP Bryan Mitchell (L, 4-2):  4.2