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Yankees Minor League Report 5/24/15: Aaron Judge Continues to Rake, but Thunder Lose Anyway

Trenton (Lost to Erie, 6-1)OF Aaron Judge:  3-for-4, RSSimply put, Judge is on fire.  His average is all the way up to .337, thanks to a 17-for-43 stretch (.395).  3B Eric Jagielo:  1-for-3, 2B (10), RBI, BB, K1B Greg Bird:  1-for-4, KC Gary Sanchez:  1-for-4CF Jake Cave:  0-for-5, K.284/.394/.398 in 22 gamesCF Mason Williams:  1-for-4, [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 5/3/15: Jose Pirela Continues to Light Up the Stat Sheet; Aaron Judge Goes Yard

Scranton (Defeated Charlotte, 6-5)UTIL Jose Pirela:  4-for-5, 3 2B (4), RBI, 3 RSPirela is just cruising along at this point.2B Robert Refsnyder: 2-for-5, RBI, SB (1)8-game hitting streak has raised his average from .193 to .275.    Refsnyder did take advantage of lower-level catchers to steal 23 bases in 2013, but fell to nine (in [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 5/2/15: First Significant Promotion of 2015; Jose Pirela Homers; Chris Capuano Returns

In promotion news, SS Abiatal Avelino has been promoted to Tampa.  Avelino, who is 20 years old, was hitting .301/.341/.398 for Charleston with 16 stolen bases in 19 attempts.    In his first day with Tampa, he went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.  He played second base, with Tyler Wade continuing to man the shortstop position.  [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 5/1/15: Angel Aguilar Homers Again; Jake Cave Goes Yard in Trenton Marathon (Still Not Over)

Since the Trenton game refuses to end, I thought I would do a quick "Where are they now?" I will start with Jeremy Bleich, a left-handed prospect who fell victim to shoulder surgery a few years ago.  After the 2014 season, he became a minor league free agent, and is now pitching in the Pirates [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/30/15: Three More Steals for Jorge Mateo in Charleston Victory

Scranton (Lost to Charlotte, 8-7, blowing a 6-0 lead in the process)C Austin Romine:  1-for-4, HR (1), RBI, RS, KContinues to heat up at the plate with a mini 5-game hitting streak.  It was extremely late in spring training and rosters were set, but it still surprises me that nobody put in a claim or [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/29/15: Latest From Luis Severino; Angel Aguilar Goes Yard

Scranton (Defeated Gwinnett, 8-5)OF Ramon Flores:  2-for-5, 2B (4), RBI, RS2B Robert Refsnyder:  1-for-4, 2B (6), RS, BB, KOF Ben Gamel:  2-for-5, 3B (4), RBI, RSFour triples in 57 AB this year.  Career high is five triples, which he did in 444 AB in 2012.1B Kyle Roller:  2-for-4, 2B (5), RS, BB, 2 KOF Tyler [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/28/15: Greg Bird & Eric Jagielo Homer; Angel Aguilar Makes Season Debut

Scranton (Lost to Gwinnett, 3-2)2B Robert Refsnyder:  2-for-3, 2B (5), RS, BB, KHas risen his average from .193 to .264  over the course of four gamesOF Ben Gamel:  1-for-4, HR (1), RBI, RS, K11th career HR in 1,686 ABs.  Played CF tonight, as Heathcott took a turn in RF.OF Slade Heathcott:  1-for-4, K, CS (2)Had [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/27/15: Yankees Face Old Friend in Loss to Gwinett

Scranton (Lost to Gwinett, 6-5)Former top prospect Manny Banuelos started for Gwinett tonight, lasting six innings while giving up four runs on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts.    So far, Banuelos has pretty much pitched similarly to how he pitched in the Yankees system, as his command has been as inconsistent as [&hellip

Back in Trenton Victory; Jose Pirela’s Rehab Stint Begins

Scranton (Beat Pawtucket, 8-3)2B Robert Refsnyder:  3-for-5, RBI, RSFive hits in last two games.  Raised his line to a still pedestrian .246/.279/.292, but any trend upwards is encouraging.CF Slade Heathcott:  2-for-4, 2 RS, BB.333/.373/.449 in 69 AB with five walks and 13 strikeouts3B Rob Segedin:  2-for-3, 2B (1), HR (1), RBI, 2 RS, BB10-for-33.  Segedin [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/25/15: Abiatal Avelino Continues Hot Hitting in Charleston Victory

Scranton (Split DH with Pawtucket, losing 4-1 before winning 7-4)2B Robert Refsnyder:  2-for-6, 2B (3), 3 RBI, K, 2 E (7)The errors and strikeout came in Game 1.  The hits and runs batted in came in Game 2.OF Ramon Flores:  1-for-3, KRF Tyler Austin: 1-for-5, RS, KCF Slade Heathcott:  2-for-7, 2 RBI, RSOF Ben Gamel: [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/24/15: Luis Severino Has Rough Night; Luis Cedeno Throws Five Hitless Innings in Season Debut

Scranton (Lost to Pawtucket, 6-2.  No shame in losing to a bunch of future HOFers, though)CF Slade Heathcott:  2-for-3, 3B (2), 2 RBI, BBNice follow-up to yesterday's four-hit gameOF Ramon Flores:  2-for-4, BBFirst game since 4/21 (was hit by a pitch that night)2B Robert Refsnyder:  0-for-4, KFor as long as he is scuffling (.204), there [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/23/15: Tyler Wade’s Sizzling Streak Continues in Tampa Victory

ScrantonPostponed.———————————–Trenton (Shut down Portland, 5-0)1B Greg Bird:  2-for-4, 2 2B (5), RBI, RS, BBHere is a good test of how reasonable one's expectations are on prospects:  If I said that Bird may be in the realm of a Lyle Overbay (in his prime) at the plate, would you consider that OK or a disappointment?RF Aaron [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/22/15: Slade Heathcott Collects Four Hits for Scranton; Tyler Wade Continues Hot Stretch in Tampa

Scranton (Squeaked by Lehigh Valley, 3-2)CF Slade Heathcott:  4-for-4, 2B (1), RBI, RS, CS (1)From .255 to .309 in one night.RF Tyler Austin: 1-for-4, RBI, K2B Robert Refsnyder:  0-for-4, 2 KEntering this game, his GO/AO ratio was 3.83.  That is one of those incredible type of numbers that should straighten itself out.OF Ben Gamel:  2-for-3, [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/21/15: Eric Jagielo Homers in Trenton Victory

Scranton (Lost to Lehigh Valley, 6-1)3B Rob Segedin:  3-for-3, 3B (1)Good news/bad news:  Good news is that he went 3-for-3.  Bad news is that he came into the game after Ramon Flores was hit by a pitch.CF Slade Heathcott:  2-for-42B Robert Refsnyder:  0-for-4, RBIOF Tyler Austin:  0-for-4, KOF Ben Gamel:  0-for-4, KPlayed CF tonight while [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/20/15: Robert Refsnyder Collects Three Hits in Marathon Win for Scranton

Scranton (Defeated Lehigh Valley, 4-3, in 15 innings)2B Robert Refsnyder:  3-for-7, 2B (2), KGot through a 15-inning game without making an error.  He really needed a game like this, as he has been scuffling offensively and defensively to begin the year.OF Ramon Flores:  2-for-6, 2B (3), RBI, RS, BB, 2 KOF Tyler Austin:  1-for-7, 3 [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/19/15: Bryan Mitchell Shines in Scranton; Luis Severino Battles His Way to Win in Trenton

Scranton (Defeated Syracuse, 4-1)2B Robert Refsnyder:  1-for-3, BB, K, CS (1), E (5)Yep, yet another error for Refsnyder, who is only hitting .229/.289/.257 in his first 35 AB.RF Tyler Austin: 1-for-4, RS, K12-for-40 (.300), though he has only drawn one walk while striking out 11 timesOF Ramon Flores:  1-for-4.262/.326/.643 in 42 ABOF Ben Gamel:  2-for-5, [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/18/15: Ramon Flores Homers Again while Jorge Mateo Steals Three More Bases

Scranton (Shut down Syracuse, 6-0)OF Ramon Flores:  1-for-4, HR (4), RBI, RS, BB, 2 K10-for-38 with seven XBH (.684 SLG)OF Tyler Austin: 2-for-5, 2B (2), 2 RS, K.306/.316/.444 in 36 ABOF Ben Gamel:  3-for-4, RBI, 2 RS, CS (1)11-for-23 startCF Slade Heathcott:  1-for-5, RBI, KC Austin Romine:  0-for-4, K1B Kyle Roller:  1-for-4, BB, K11-for-34 with [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/17/15: Slade Heathcott Homers as Scranton Wins in Extras

Scranton (Defeated Syracuse, 8-7, in 10 innings)Injuries:   Jose De Paula, signed to a major league contract this past winter, has yet to pitch this season.   Given his status on the 40-man and the Yankees wanting to use a #6 starter from time to time this year, De Paula fits right into those plans [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/16/15: Aaron Judge Hits Walkoff Blast

Scranton (Lost to Syracuse, 10-2)2B Robert Refsnyder:  1-for-4, K, E (4)7-for-27 start with only one XBHCF Slade Heathcott:  1-for-5, RBI, KWith Tyler Austin getting the day off after a 4 strikeout night, Heathcott actually shifted to RF, while Ramon Flores played CF. OF Ramon Flores:  0-for-3, BB1B Kyle Roller:  1-for-4, KC Austin Romine:  0-for-42-for-15 startOF Ben [&hellip

Yankees Minor League Report 4/15/15: Ramon Flores Hits a Pair, But Scranton Loses Anyway

Scranton (Lost to Rochester, 11-6)OF Ramon Flores:  2-for-5, 2 HR (3), 2 RBI, 2 RS, K7-for-25 with five XBHOF Slade Heathcott:  1-for-4, RS, BB, SB (2)OF Tyler Austin:  0-for-4, BB, 4 K8-for-26 with nine strikeouts1B Kyle Roller:  3-for-4, 2B (1), RBI, RS, BB, KOF Ben Gamel:  2-for-3, 2 RBI, BB6-for-16C Austin Romine:  0-for-4, RBI, RS, [&hellip

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