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Yankees Minor League Report 7/6/14: Robert Refsnyder Homers (As Does a Good Portion of the Scranton Lineup); Latest from Manny Banuelos

Scranton (Lost to Charlotte, 13-9) 2B Robert Refsnyder:  1-for-4, HR (5), RBI, RS, BB, 3 K23 strikeouts and 20 walks in 27 games here.  Third HR in last ten games. 1B Kyle Roller:  2-for-4, HR (8), 2 RBI, RS, 2 K17 HR and 48 RBI in 74 games between Trenton/Scranton.C Austin Romine:  3-for-5, 2 2B

Yankees Minor League Report 7/5/13: Note on Robert Refsnyder; Gary Sanchez Collects 3 Hits; Dustin Fowler Hits Grand Slam; Jacob Lindgren Picks Up a Win

Scranton (Lost to Buffalo, 6-3) OF Zoilo Almonte:  1-for-5, HR (13), RBI, RS, KC John Ryan Murphy:  1-for-3, HR (2), RBI, RS, BB, 2 K2B Robert Refsnyder:  0-for-5, K Where's your Superman cape tonight, jackass?   If he was any good, he'd be with the Yankees already. By the way, I got a message in

Yankees Minor League Report 7/4/14: Robert Refsnyder Hits Walkoff HR; Greg Bird Hits Game Winner of His Own; Miguel Sulbaran Continues Hot Streak

Scranton (Defeated Buffalo, 7-6 on a 3-run HR by Robert Refsnyder)2B Robert Refsnyder:  2-for-5, HR (4), 3 RBI, 2 RS10th HR of the year, marking the first time he has reached double digits in a season.   A July 4th 3-run HR in the B-9th to win a game just shows you what kind of

Yankees Minor League Report 7/3/14: Aaron Judge Hits Third HR in Three Games; Luis Severino Dominates Again; Nice Night for Rob Segedin

Down in the GCL, SS Jorge Mateo continues his impressive start.   He went 3-for-4 with a double, run batted in, three runs scored, a walk, and his 11th stolen base of the season….RHP Luis Niebla made his season debut, tossing three innings, giving up one run on a hit with two walks and five strikeouts.  Niebla pitched to

Yankees Minor League Report 7/13/14: Aaron Judge Hits Third HR in Three Games; Luis Severino Dominates Again; Nice Night for Rob Segedin

Down in the GCL, SS Jorge Mateo continues his impressive start.   He went 3-for-4 with a double, run batted in, three runs scored, a walk, and his 11th stolen base of the season….RHP Luis Niebla made his season debut, tossing three innings, giving up one run on a hit with two walks and five strikeouts.  Niebla

Yankees Minor League Note: Zelous to the Rescue!

The Yankees are going to call up Zelous Wheeler in time for Thursday's game.  No word yet on who is being read more

Yankees Minor League Report 7/2/14: Eric Jagielo Returns; Shane Greene Tosses 6 Shutout Innings

Down in the GCL, Eric Jagielo made a rehab appearance today, going 2-for-2 with a home run in a 8-0 victory (the GCL-1 squad is now 10-1).    Jagielo was off to a fine start in Tampa before injuring his side, putting up a .256/.339/.500 slash with 10 home runs in 156 AB.    He

Yankees Minor League Report 7/1/14: Aaron Judge Hits Grand Slam; Jake Cave Has Four Hit Night; Latest from Manny Banuelos and Ian Clarkin (Not Strong Performances)

Scranton (Lost to Lehigh Valley, 3-2) OF Zoilo Almonte:  2-for-4, HR (12), 2 RBI, RS, K2B Robert Refsnyder:  0-for-3, RS, BB, KNow has 12 walks in last ten games and 17 in 21 games since joining the level.  He only had 14 in 60 games in Trenton. C John Ryan Murphy:  0-for-3, BB, 2 K

Yankees Minor League Report 6/30/14: Pete O’Brien, Miguel Andujar, and Gosuke Katoh Each Collect Two Hits on Slow Night

In the GCL today, the top squad (GCL-1) was postponed.   The GCL-2 squad was lead by SS Angel Aguilar, who connected on a 3-run HR in today's victory.  It was his third HR in 36 AB this season after hitting three in 229 AB in the DSL last year….Mike Noteware, a non-drafted FA out

Yankees Minor League Report 6/29/14: Robert Refsnyder Collects Two More Hits; Aaron Judge Hits First Tampa Homer

Scranton (Defeated Lehigh Valley, 6-5) OF Zoilo Almonte:  2-for-4, HR (11), 4 RBI, RS, 2 K, CS (3).273/.314/.459 in 231 AB2B Robert Refsnyder:  2-for-3, 2B (5), 2 RS, 2 BB, K .371 (23-for-62)/.500/.629 in 62 AB since promotion.   .348/.413/.566 in 290 AB overall UTIL Jose Pirela:  1-for-4, RS, BB, K.316/.360/.452 in 301 ABIF Scott

Yankees Minor League Report 6/28/14: Robert Refsnyder Homers Again; Jacob Lindgren & Austin DeCarr Debut; CC Sabathia’s Rehab Clock Starts Ticking

In the GCL today, second-round pick Jacob Lindgren made his professional debut, tossing a scoreless inning while allowing a pair of hits.  He struck out two.  Before people start getting up in arms about the fact that a fast-track college reliever is spending time in the GCL, relax.  He was promoted to Charleston after the

Yankees Minor League Report 6/27/14: Robert Refsnyder Homers, Shane Greene Tosses Seven Shutout Innings in Scranton Win

In the first grudge match of the year, the GCL 1 Yankees defeated the GCL 2 Yankees, 3-0, this afternoon.  The GCL1 squad is now 7-0 on the season.  (When you look at who plays on each squad, it does appear at first glance that the GCL 1 team has the better prospects) SS Jorge

Yankees Minor League Report 6/26/14: Ian Clarkin Pitches Masterpiece while Miguel Andujar Drives Home Six in Charleston Win

In the GCL today, RHP Jose Mesa finally made his professional debut.  Drafted in the 24th round in 2012 (and yes, he is the son of former big league closer Jose Mesa), Mesa has suffered through some arm injuries (to say the least, given that he has been a ghost for so long).  Anyway, he

Yankees Minor League Report 6/25/14: Luis Severino Tosses Six Hitless Innings While Jake Cave Bangs Out Five Hits in Tampa Win

Down in the GCL, OF Leonardo Molina walked three times, drive in a run, and scored a run.  Molina is a 16-year old (!!!) who signed for $1.4M last season, when he was ranked as the #5 international prospect.    He will turn 17 in July.    He is currently 2-for-17 but with six walks

Yankees Minor League Report 6/24/14: John Ryan Murphy & Gary Sanchez Homer; Dan Camarena’s Trenton Debut

In injury related news, Manny Banuelos has been shut down due to a blister issue.  As much as we keep hoping for him to get some sort of steady rhythm going in the minor leagues, it just doesn't happen.    SS Jorge Mateo continues to impress in the GCL, going 2-for-5 with a double and

Yankees Minor League Report 6/23/14: Pete O’Brien Homers Twice; Rafael DePaula Bounces Back; Thairo Estrada Collects Three Hits

From the GCL: SS Angel Aguilar (19) had a big day today, going 3-for-5 with a double, two home runs, and five runs batted in.   Prior to this season, he had three career home runs in 400 DSL at-bats….SS Jorge Mateo (18) went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two stolen bases (giving him

Yankees Minor League Report 6/22/14: Robert Refsnyder Homers; Gary Sanchez Collects 3 Hits; Miguel Sulbaran Continues to Throw Well; Dustin Fowler Isn’t Slowing Down

Scranton (Defeated Pawtucket,5-4) 2B Robert Refsnyder:  2-for-3, HR (1),RBI, 2 RS, BB, K14-for-44 with five extra-base hits, six walks, and nine strikeouts since promotion.   Overall, he is at .338/.390/.540 in 272 AB.  This has been an incredible season, and we are witnessing a player that is attempting to make the Yankees brass think hard

Yankees Minor League Report 6/21/14: Nik Turley & Ty Hensley Return; Latest from Ian Clarkin; 3 Hits for Robert Refsnyder; Greg Bird is Rolling Along

In the GCL today, Nik Turley made his first appearance of the season, lasting four innings while giving up three runs on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts.  The 24-year old went 11-8 with a 3.79 ERA between Trenton/Scranton in 2013 (mostly Trenton) with a 141/76 K/BB ratio over 145 innings.  Turley was

Yankees Minor League Report 6/20/14: Gary Sanchez Homers; Luis Severino Makes Tampa Debut; Dustin Fowler Continues to Hit

The GCL squads started their seasons today.  As I have stated many times, I do not post a full report on the GCL nightly.  I will report on interesting players, etc. from time to time. Jose Mateo, a 18-year old shortstop prospect, went 2-for-6 in his first ever game in the states.  Last year, in

Yankees Minor League Notes: Promotions Update

Some mid-season promotion news, courtesy of RiverAveBlues.   Forgot to put this in my nightly report: As you know, OF Aaron Judge is now in Tampa, and made his debut tonight.OF Taylor Dugas, who had a slash of read more