Category Archives: Minor Leagues

The minors.

Yankee Stadium FriezeAAA: SWB scored in the top of the 10th to win 8-7. CF Slade Heathcott had 3 hits, HR, 3 RBI. LF Ramon Flores with 2 hits, 2 RBI. Chase Whitley 6 IP, 3 R. Rough outing for Nick Rumbelow, 1 1/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER.

AA: Trenton won 7-0. 2 doubles, 2RBI for 3B Eric Jagielo. 3 H, 3 RBI DH Dante Bichette, Jr.

High A:   Tampa lost 6-5.  2 h, 2 RBI LF Danny Oh. SS Tyler Wade with 2 hits. 3 hits, rbi for 3B Miguel Andujar.

Low A: 4-3 win for Charleston. DH Dustin Fowler 2 RBI.

Minor league news.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Hmmm…. could the Yanks be losing faith in either Didi Gregorious or Rob Refsnyder so early into the season? What about even Stephen Drew?

Gregorious is just 25, but has had a disappointing nine games with the Yanks so far. See this link:


He isn’t hitting (5 for 29, all singles, OPS+ 13), and has made some physical and mental mistakes. It’s early, but…

Meanwhile, Refsnyder, 24, raked in spring training but made six errors. Eight games into the AAA season, he has four errors already.

Come to think of it, outside of the 2 HR, one of which was the PH grand slam, Stephen Drew has gone just 4 for 27.

The reason I wonder about this is because of reports that the Yanks may be interested in Jose Peraza, a soon-to-be 21-year-old 2B/SS in the Braves system. Peraza doesn’t have power, but the righty hitter has plenty of speed. In 2013, he hit .288-1-47 with 64 SB in 114 games at A ball. Last year, between A+ and AAA, he hit .339-2-44 with 60 SB in 110 games. Peraza just began at AAA. Rumors are the Yanks may dangle Gary Sanchez for Peraza. Sanchez is at AA right now. Sanchez, 22, hit .270-13-65 at AA last year. There are concerns about his attitude and work ethic. Besides, the Yanks are more enamored with John Ryan Murphy right now (and since 2011, big free agent signing Brian McCann, 31, has hit only .237—McCann has three years and an option for a fourth after this this season. Get that batting average, up, Brian. )

AAA: Refsnyder made his fourth error in eight games as the SWB Railriders lost 10-2 today to drop their record to 2-6. I don’t know if Refsnyder’s fielding woes are starting to affect his hitting, but he is at .222. Eric Wooten 4 R in 4 IP, Jose De La Cruz, just sent down, 5 R, 3 ER in 2 IP.

AA:   Trenton scored a run in the bottom of the 9th to tie, and another in the bottom of the 10th to win 3-2. Aaron Judge 2 hits, walk-off HR. Mason Williams two hits, rbi. Miguel Sulbaran is a guy no one talks about much, but he went 5 2/3, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 1 K. Sulbaran is a lefty who is just 21 and who has a nice minor league record so far.

High A: Tampa scored in the top of the 10th to win 7-6. 3B Vincente Conde a 3-run HR.

A: Charleston lost 8-3. 1B Connor Spencer 2 hits, RF Austin Aune 2 RBI.


Minor league report

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AAA: SWB gave up 5 in the top of the 9th to lose 11-6. OF Ramon Flores 2 solo HR. 1B Kyle Roller 3 hits. OF Ben Gamel 2 h, 2 RBI. SS Nick Noonan 2 hits. Not a good outing for Jaron Long, son of ex-Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long.

Long 5 2/3 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 1 walk and 4 K.
Shreve 2 1/3 IP 0 R, 4 H, 1 walk and 1 K.
Webb (L) 2/3 IP, 5 R (ALL UNEARNED) 3 H, 2 walks and 1 K.
Burawa 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K.

AA:  Trenton lost a squeaker, 2-1.  2 hits for 1B Greg Bird. Four pitchers combined for 11 K.

High A: 3-1 Tampa win in 11.  RF Mark Payton 3 hits, SS Tyler Wade 2 hits. 2 hits for LF Ericson Leonora. Rookie Davis 5 IP, (great name by the way), 1 R (UNEARNED) 3 h, 1 h, 7 K.

Low A: Charleston wins 8-0.   CF Dustin Fowler 2 hits. 1B Connor Spencer 2 h, 2 rbi. 3B Allen Vallerio, 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. LF Brandon Thomas 2 h, rbi. Chaz Hebert 5 IP, 0 R, 2 h, 2 walks and 8 K

Minor league report. Severino great in Trenton loss.

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AAA: SWB lost 3-1. Bryan Mitchell 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 walks and 7 K. Jacob Lindgren continued to struggle, 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 3 K. Nick Rumbelow struck out all 3 batters he faced. 1B Rob Segedin and OF Ben Gamel each had two hits.

AA: Luis Severino, the Yanks top pitching prospect, had a great outing in Trenton’s 5-4, 1o-inning loss.   5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 8 K. 1B Greg Bird had a HR. DH Dante Bichette, Jr. with a double, triple and an RBI.

High A: 3-1 Tampa win. Andrew Bailey a scoreless inning for the win. Angel Rincon 3 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 2 H, 2 RBI for LF Ericson Leonora.

Low A: Charleston won 5-4. SS Jorge Mateo 2 h, 2 RBI. 2B Gosuke Katoh the GW hit in the bottom of the ninth.

Minor league report.

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AAA:  OF Tyler Austin had 3 hits and 2 RBI but SWB lost 6-4.

Connor Kendrick 3 IP 5 R, 5 H, 3 walks and 1 K.
Danny Burawa 2 Ip, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 2 K.
Diego Moreno 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 4 K. Do not be surprised if he gets a callup this year.
Brandon Pinder 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 3 K.

AA: Trenton’s game was PPD.

High A: Tampa lost 11-4. CF Mark Payton 2 h, rbi.

A: Charleston lost 7-6. CF Dustin Fowler HR, 3 RBI.

Minor league report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: Sigh. Rob Refsnyder made another error today (#3 in 4 games), but the Railriders (SWB) did win 3-1. LF Tyler Austin had 3 hits, 2 RBI, inc. a HR.

Chase Whitley (W) 5 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 walks and 5 K.
Tyler Webb 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K.
Nick Rumbelow 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 3 K.

AA: Trenton split a DH

Game 1: 5-3 win. CF Jake Cave 2 hits, RBI. LF Mason Williams 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2 RBI for SS Cito Culver. Three relievers had 9 K in 3 2/3 IP.

Game 2: 3-2 loss. DH Aaron Judge with 2 hits, rbi.

High A: Tampa lost 4-2. LF Danny Oh 2 hits, 3B Miguel Andujar 3 hits, rbi.

Low A: 4-2 Charleston win. Jordan Montgomery 9 K in 5 2/3 IP. Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, rbi, same with DH Jorge Mateo.

Minor league report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 4-2 as top lefty relief pitching prospect Jacob Lindgren had a rough outing . 2B Rob Refsnyder continues to hit (2 for 4 with a double, 4 for 12 for the season) but made his second error in three games.

Burawa 2 IP, 0R, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K
Eric Wooten 3 2/3 IP, 1 R (UE), 4 H, 1 walk, 4 K
Lindgren (L) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R (both UE), 2 H, 1 walk, 1 K
Jose Ramirez 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 2 K

AA: Trenton rolled, 9-3, hitting four homers. 3B Eric Jagielo was 2 for 4 with 2 solo blasts, C Gary Sanchez a 2-run shot, and SS Cito Culver hit a 3-run dinger. 2B Jose Rosario had 3 hits and an RBI and RF Aaron Judge 2 hits and an RBI.

Taylor Garrison 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 walks and 3 K
Fred Lewis (W) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 h, 2 walks and 2 K.
Nick Goody 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 walks and 3 K.

High A:  Tampa won 7-3. CF Mark Payton 3 hits, a HR short of the cycle.
Jonathan Holder (W) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 4 K.

Low A: Charleston won 2-0 on a combined two-hitter. They only got four hits themselves in the game. Justin Kamplain(W)  6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 6 K.