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Yankees Minor League Report 9/12/16: Bradenton Beats Tampa to Take Title

Tampa (Lost to Bradenton, 4-1.   Bradenton wins title, 3-1) SS Jorge Mateo:  0-for-4, K He probably couldn't wait for this nightmare of a season to end.  He was a complete non-factor in the playoffs, going 3-for-30 with no extra base hits. SS Gleyber Torres:  0-for-4, 3 K Went 8-for-33 in the playoffs with a [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/11/16: Tampa Loses Game 3

Note that the only game that the organization played today was a complete dud.  Read on at your own risk. Tampa (Lost to Bradenton, 9-0, to fall behind in the championship series, 2-1) SS Jorge Mateo:  0-for-3, BB SS Gleyber Torres:  0-for-4, K OF Rashad Crawford:  0-for-3 OF Trey Amburgey:  1-for-3 3B Kevin Cornelius:  0-for-3 [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/10/16: Trenton Advances to Championship

Trenton (Defeated Reading, 3-2, to win the series, 3-1) CF Dustin Fowler:  2-for-5, RS, K SS Tyler Wade:  0-for-4, RS, BB, K Wade has played a lot this year (137 games between the regular season and playoffs, with more to come), and the Yankees are sending him off to the Arizona Fall League to play [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/9/16: Nick Solak Doubles Three Times, But Staten Island Eliminated

Scranton (Leads Lehigh Valley, 11-1, in the 5th.  Rain delays today.  If they don't blow it, they will win the series, 3-0) OF Mason Williams:  2-for-3, RS, K If you saw video of his defense on Thursday night, you saw why he is probably by far the best defensive OF in the entire system right [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/8/16: Rashad Crawford Doubles, Triples, and Homers in Wild Victory

Scranton (Shut Down Lehigh Valley, 7-0, to go up 2-0) CF Mason Williams:  2-for-5, RBI, RSOF Clint Frazier:  1-for-4, 2B (1), 2 RS, BBC Kyle Higashioka:  1-for-4, 2B (1), 2 RBI, K OF Jake Cave: 2-for-4, 2B (1), RS, K OF Cesar Puello:  0-for-4, RS, 2 K UTIL Donovan Solano: 3-for-5, 2 2B (2), 2 [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/7/16: Jordan Montgomery Dazzles in Game 1

Scranton (Defeated Lehigh Valley, 2-0, to go up 1-0) OF Mason Williams:  3-for-4, HR (1), 2 RBI, RS, K His 2-run HR in the 8th broke the 0-0 tie. OF Clint Frazier:  0-for-4 OF Jake Cave:  0-for-2, SAC, BB C Kyle Higashioka:  0-for-4, K OF Cesar Puello: 1-for-4, 2 K UTIL Donovan Solano:  1-for-4, K [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/6/16: Tampa Takes Game 1

Tampa (Defeated Dunedin, 2-1, in 13 innings) SS Gleyber Torres:  2-for-5, 2 2B (2), BB, K His double in the Top of the 13th did bring home the winning run, but it was ruled that Estrada would not have scored if not for an error – so he did not get a run batted in [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/5/16: Regular Season Comes to an End

Tonight's three stars:  Miguel Andujar (Trenton), Hoy Jun Park (Charleston), Kyle Holder (Charleston) Scranton (Defeated Syracuse, 4-3, in 10 innings) OF Clint Frazier:  1-for-5, HR (3), RBI, RS, 3 K Finishes off at .228/.278/.396 in 101 AB for Scranton and .263/.335/.447 in 463 AB overall between Scranton/Columbus/Akron (Akron is Cleveland's Double-A affiliate).    He is [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/4/16: Thairo Estrada has 5-Hit Day in DH Loss

Yes, for the first time since the Clinton administration, I missed a minor league report yesterday due to actually being away the entire day.    It wasn't the most eventful of days, really – Charleston lost a 5-4 game to Columbia in 14 innings, a game in which C Luis Torrens hit a home run.   [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/2/16: Two Walk-off HRs Highlight the Evening

Tonight's three stars:  Bryan Mitchell (Scranton), Dustin Fowler (Trenton), Justus Sheffield (Trenton).   Although my headline talks about two walk-off HRs, neither player is in my three stars list.  Tough crowd of one! Scranton (Defeated Buffalo in a walk-off, 2-1) OF Mason Williams:  0-for-3, SF, RBI OF Mark Payton:  1-for-3, BB, SB (1) Triple-A debut [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report: Jonathan Holder Surprisingly Called Up

Brian Cashman did a quick 180 today when he decided to call up RHP Jonathan Holder to help out the bullpen down the stretch. The Yankees would have never done this unless Holder was expected to see significant action down the stretch.   Simply put, Cashman sees Holder as a better reliever right now than other [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 9/1/16: Estevan Florial Homers in Charleston Debut

Tonight's three stars:  Mason Williams (Scranton), Estevan Florial (Charleston), Kyle Holder (Charleston) I have talked a lot lately about the upcoming "roster crunch" for the Yankees, without delving too much into the specifics.  I will try to write up a post tomorrow or sometime over the weekend detailing exactly what they are facing, and why [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 8/31/16: Kyle Higashioka Hits #21 in Scranton Blowout

Tonight's three stars:   Donovan Solano (Scranton), Kyle Higashioka (Scranton), Donny Sands (Pulaski) As you know, the Yankees dealt International League MVP Ben Gamel to the Mariners for a pair of teenage pitchers, 1 and Juan DePaula. I have mentioned it many times this year:  The Yankees have a severe 40-man roster crunch coming this winter, [&hellip

September 1st Call-Up Possibilities

Here is my best guess at which players we are going to see filtering onto the roster over the next several days.  Since Scranton is in the playoffs (as well as just about EVERY team on the farm!), we will see some guys later than others, in all likelihood. The definite: CF Mason Williams – [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 8/30/16: Nestor Cortes Tosses 5.2 No-Hit Innings in Scranton Debut

Tonight's three stars:  Nestor Cortes (Scranton), Luis Severino (Scranton), Leonardo Molina (Pulaski) Scranton (Defeated Buffalo, 4-0) OF Ben Gamel:  1-for-4, 2 RS, KMay as well give the league MVP top billing tonight.   OF Mason Williams:  2-for-3, 2B (7), RBI, RS31-for-103 (.301).    Hopefully the Yankees can get him some CF time in September. UTIL [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 8/29/16: Dustin Fowler Hits 3-Run HR in Trenton Win

Tonight's three stars:  Dustin Fowler (Trenton), Dante Bichette (Trenton), Nick Solak (Staten Island) Scranton (Lost to Rochester, 6-2) OF Jake Cave:  1-for-3, 2B (16), 2 RBI, K UTIL Robert Refsnyder:  1-for-4, RSC Kyle Higashioka: 0-for-2, BB, K OF Mason Williams:  0-for-4, K OF Cesar Puello: 1-for-3, BB, K IF Cito Culver:  0-for-3 RHP Brady Lail [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 8/28/16: Jonathan Holder Ks 12 in 4 Innings; Gleyber Torres Collects 4 Hits

We will start with the news on the injury front: OF Blake Rutherford has been shut down for the season due to what is being described as a minor hamstring issue.  The Yankees have played it very cautious with Rutherford, who missed some time a few weeks ago due to a minor knee injury.  Anyway, the [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 8/27/16: Jhalan Jackson’s Huge Night Leads Charleston

Tonight's three stars:   Kyle Higashioka (Scranton), Jhalan Jackson (Charleston), Nick Solak (Staten Island) Blake Rutherford has again missed the past few games.  And he is, again, not on the disabled list.  I just think they are being extra cautious with their multi-million bonus baby, but who knows? ————————————————————————– Scranton (Lost to Rochester, 5-4, in 11 [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 8/26/16: Gleyber Torres Homers in Tampa Win

Tonight's three stars:   Gleyber Torres (Tampa), Thairo Estrada (Tampa), Trey Amburgey (Tampa) Scranton (Lost to Rochester, 7-1) OF Clint Frazier:  0-for-4, 2 K He has admitted to pressing a bit since being acquired.  The Indians promoted him to Triple-A because he earned it and to get his feet wet at a level he was [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 8/25/16: Jordan Montgomery Continues to Roll

Tonight's three stars:  Jordan Montgomery (Scranton), Mark Payton (Trenton), Timmy Robinson (Staten Island) Scranton (Defeated Syracuse, 4-0) OF Mason Williams:  1-for-4, SF, RBI, K OF Clint Frazier:  1-for-4, 3B (4), RS Back-to-back games with a triple…. UTIL Robert Refsnyder:  1-for-3, HBP, K I haven't paid TOO close attention to his overall performance since his demotion, [&hellip