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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, KBack up to an even .300 in 233 AB since joining levelUTIL 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 give most of

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 read more

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 read more

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 read more

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, BB14th home run of the read more

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 read more

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 read more

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, KHas hit safely in nine of last ten games read more

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, K21st 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 (17),

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

Yankees Minor League Report 7/31/14: All Of These Guys are Still Here? Cashman Failed!

Scranton (Defeated Gwinnett, 8-4) 2B Robert Refsnyder:  2-for-5, 2 RBI, RS Back over .300 at this level (.301).  Been a bit of a yo-yo lately between being over that line and under it. UTIL Jose Pirela:  3-for-5, 2B (16), 3B (7), 2 RBI, RS Played LF tonight, where he has played most of the season. 

Yankees Make Several Moves At the Trading Deadline

As someone who blogs mostly about the Yankees minor league system, the trade deadline is typically an exciting time – which of their bigger name read more

Yankees Minor League Report 7/30/14: Pete O’Brien Hits a Pair of Home Runs; Ty Hensley Debuts For Staten Island

Scranton (Lost to Gwinnett, 3-1) 3B Rob Segedin:  1-for-4, RBI 6-for-35 with eight RBI since promotion 2B Robert Refsnyder:  0-for-2, BB, SAC The next Derek Jeter!  Always willing to bunt even if he is one of the best hitters on the team.  Hitting .298/.404/.494 in 168 AB since promotion C/1B Austin Romine:  2-for-3, 2B (14),

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