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The minors. AA news: Mitchell, Adams.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The big boys are out on the west coast and off today. Here is a report on the minor leaguers.

AAA: SWB lost 9-3. Stripped of starters like Cessa and Green, SWB had to start a reliever, Tyler Webb, tonight and due to the unfamiliarity, he got rocked. Cesar Puello  2 doubles, 2 rbi. 2 hits each for Clint Frazier, Rob Refsnyder, and Cito Culver. RBI for Refsnyder.

AA: Trenton lost 5 -0, getting just 3 hits. Bryan Mitchell continues to struggle on his rehab. 2 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER. Gave up a HR. Each start has been a level up, but each start has been problematic in coming off that injury. Maybe he doesn’t make it all the way back until 2017 spring training. I wouldn’t count on him this year with the results he’s had since coming off the injury. Chance Adams, who is 13-1 with High A Tampa and AA Trenton, was supposed to start tonight but was bumped for Mitchell. Adams, who has been great this year, came on in relief and pitched four scoreless, hitless innings and struck out seven. 

So my take from this game is that Mitchell is still struggling to come back from his injury, but Adams continues to kick butt. 

High A: Tampa lost 3-2. Jorge Mateo 2 hits. 2 hits, 2 RBI for Thairo Estrada.

Low A: Charleston won 6-1. Vicente Conde 3 hits and 3 RBI. Mandy Alvarez 2 hits.  Gosuke Katoh 3 hits, rbi.

The Minors. Adams’ streak ends.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 4-1 to Lehigh Valley in a five-inning, rain-shortened game. Solo HR Kyle Higashioka.

AA: After starting the season 13-0 between Tampa and Trenton, Chance Adams finally had a clunker, giving up 7 R, four of them unearned,  in 4 2/3 innings and taking his first loss of the year. Trenton lost 7-2. Tyler Wade 3 hits. 2 hits Abiatal Avelino. In 23 starts this year between A+/AA, Adams is 13-1, 2.42.

High A: Tampa split a DH.

Reg. sched. game: won 7-0. Josh Rogers (8-4, 2.32) six shutout IP, 8 K. Kevin Cornelius Solo HR. 2 hits, RBI Connor Spencer.

Makeup of 8/7 rainout: Lost 4-3 in 8 innings (DHs are 7 innings each). Justus Sheffield 1 R in 5 1/3, and the last three runs Tampa gave up (two in the seventh, one in the eighth) were all unearned.   2 hits Trey Amburgey.

Low A: Charleston lost 8-3. Kyle Holder 2 hits, double, solo HR.

The Minors. Unlucky 13? Not a “Chance.”

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 4-2. Brady Lail 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H. Solo HR Clint Frazier. 3 doubles, 2 RBI Donovan Solano. 2 hits Tyler Austin. SWB won despite striking out 15x.

AA: Trenton won 6-0. Chance Adams 6 IP. Between Tampa and Trenton this year, Adams is 13-0,   2.28. Now At SWB, Dietrich Enns is a combined 12-4, 1.70. In September, when rosters expand, I hope to see both of these kids get a start. We know what CC, Pineda, and Eovaldi can do. Also we’ve seen Cessa and Green. Let’s see what Adams and Enns can do then. Dustin Fowler 3 hits, HR, 3 RBI. 2 hits, RBI Miguel Andujar.3 hits, 2 doubles, rbi Abiatal Avelino. 2 hits Francisco Diaz.

One scout called Adams the best kept secret in the minors.

High A: Tampa lost 3-1. Jorge Mateo, Trey Amburgey and Zack Zehner 2 hits each. But Mateo caught stealing, picked off, and made an error. Domingo German 5 IP, 1 R.

Low A: Charleston lost a DH.

Reg. scheduled game lost 4-1. 2 hits, solo HR Ricardo Ferreira. 2 hits Cesar Diaz.

Makeup of June 28 rainout: Lost 1-0. They gave up just 2 hits, but got just 3 themselves. The run given up was unearned. Daris Vargas the tough luck losing pitcher, 5 IP, 7 K.

Yanks trade Miller, get back Clippard.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

I’ll admit, I hate to see Andrew Miller go.

But in the space of a week, the Yanks faced facts—that they were a pretender, not a contender for this year and for the next few years—and decided to look at the future.

And Brian Cashman made it clear that he doesn’t look at the future as a one or two year thing, but wants that future, say, 2020-2034, to be as dominant as say, 1993-2012 was.

The trade with the Cubs brought back the Cubs’ #1 and #7 prospects, Adam Warren, and one other prospect.

The trade of Miller to the Indians brought back their #1 prospect (OF Clint Frazier (YAY! A RIGHTY HITTER to go with Aaron Judge!—they had too many lefties with Williams, Cave, Fowler, Gamel and Rutherford) their #5, and two more.

The Yanks now have one of the best farm systems in the majors. Be patient, this may take a few years, but

Torres, Mateo, Frazier, Sheffield (LHP included in the Miller deal, #5 prospect), Sanchez, Judge, Kaprielian are seven of the top 100 prospects in baseball.

This doesn’t include prospects like:

LHP Dietrich Enns, 11-4 at AA/AAA this year.
RHP Chance Adams, 12-0 between Tampa and Trenton this year.
Pitcher Ian Clarkin, also Jacob Lindgren, Lefty relief pitcher who has had elbow trouble the last two years,
Brian Mitchell, who’s missed this year,
C Luis Torrens ; C Kyle Higashioka (having a great year)
1B Greg Bird; 1B/OF Tyler Austin
INF Tyler Wade
3Bs Miguel Andujar and Mandy Alvarez (Alvarez hit in all of his first 25 minor league games)
OF Blake Rutherford, their 1st round draft pick. .384 in first 24 minor league games.

OF Dustin Fowler. SS Kyle Holder.  SS Wilkerson Garcia.

… and a couple guys they got in the deals, like relief pitcher Ben Heller.

They got Tyler Clippard back for Vincente Campos. Campos was in the Montero for Pineda deal, started out well, but hurt his arm and has been trying to get it back since. Clippard started his MLB career with the Yanks (2007), was traded for Jonathan Albaladejo (bad deal) and became a 2x all-star after the Yanks traded him away. He is 31, was 2-3, 4.30 for Arizona this year, and has a career mark of 44-32, 2.97 with 54 saves. 162 g. average, 6-4, 2.97, 7 saves, ERA+ 135.

And hey, Severino, despite his bad year, is young, just 22.

I don’t know about you, but I’ll give up the next two to three years for 15 years of dominance.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

First off, I am sorry for no reports on the minor league games played on Saturday. Just when I was about to write a recap, the you know what hit the fan with the Miller deal, then the Yanks got Tyler Clippard back. In taking the time to study and analyze those deals, I didn’t have time to do a minor league recap on Saturday’s minor league games.

But I will give my opinion on the trades. So a tradeoff. No minor league report for Saturday but an analysis on the big trades.

As for today, Sunday, …..

AAA: SWB got shut out 4-0. They got just one hit.

AA: Trenton swept a DH (two 7-inning games).

Reg. sched. game: won 4-1. Combined 2-hitter. RF Billy McKinney, who they just got from the Cubs for Chapman, 2 for 2, HR, 2 RBI. Abital Avelino 2 for 2, rbi.

Makeup of 7/30 rainout:   Trenton won 3-1.

Chance Adams impoved to 7-0, 2.13 with Trenton (5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 walks, 9 K), and 12-0 between Tampa and Trenton with an ERA of 2.41 this year. The Yanks now have 7 of the top 100 prospects in the minors, and that does NOT include Adams, who is 15-1, 2.26 in his minor league career (35 games, 21 starts). Think about that. Adams turns 22 on August 10.

Trenton won despite getting only two hits.

High A: Tampa won 6-0.

Low A: Charleston won 3-1. C Austin Afenir 2 hits, rbi. 2B Gosuke Katoh 2 doubles, 2 RBI.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Already, the DP combo the Yanks have at Tampa now, with the newly acquired Torres at SS and Mateo at 2B, is being discussed and regarded highly.

One scout thinks Torres is the Yanks’ SS of the future (with Didi being a super-utility guy or traded) with Mateo the 2B (he didn’t speak of Castro). We’ll see what the future holds. There could be a whole new infield, what with the now injured Greg Bird at 1B and with Miguel Andujar opening eyes at 3B for Trenton.

Another writeup mentioned Chance Adams, RHP at Trenton, as being the best unknown jewel in the minors. Hopefully some of these kids really make it and produce for the Yanks in a few years.

OF Jake Skole was released to make room for Torres.

AAA: SWB swept a DH to go to 66-38.

Regularly scheduled game: 3-2 win. Just promoted Vincente Campos 1 R in 5 IP.  Gary Sanchez 2 doubles.

Makeup of 7/25 rainout: SWB won 3-0 in 7 innings.  Luis Cessa CG 4-hit shutout.2 hits Mason Williams, 2 hits and an RBI for Sanchez, 2 RBI Donovan Solano, 2 hits Pete Kozma.

AA: Trenton (63-40) won 15-4. The aforementioned Adams was off, 3 R in 5 1/3, but in 20 starts this year between Tampa and Trenton, is 11-0,  2.53. For his minor league career, the soon-to-be-22-year-old is 14-1, 2.34. Mark Payton 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits, 4 RBI Cito Culver. Lane Adams 3 for 3 with 2 walks.  Mike Ford 3 hits. Kyle Higashioka 2 rbi. Tyler Wade 3 hits. Dustin Fowler 2 RBI. A great night offensively, all around.

High A: As mentioned, Torres at SS, Mateo at 2B. Tampa (58-43) won 9-1. James Reeves 6 Ip, 1 R, 2 H. Kevin Cornelius 3 hits, double, HR, 4 RBI. 3 hits, rbi, Thairo Estrada. 2 hits Zack Zehner.

Low A: Charleston (56-44) won 10-2. Daris Vargas 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H. 3 hits, 2 HR, 5 RBI Kane Sweeney. Jhalen Jackson 3 hits, 2 doubles, HR, 2 RBI. HR, 2 RBI Hoy Jun Park.

The Minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won 4-3. Tyler Austin 3 RBI. Kyle Haynes 3 R, 7 IP. OF Mason Williams and OF Jose Rosario two hits each.

AA: Trenton won 3-1. Ronald Herrera 6 IP, 1 R. Tyler Wade 2 hits. 2 hits, RBI, Miguel Andujar. Lane Adams and Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits each.

High A: Tampa won 5-1. Austin Aune and Abiatal Avelino 2 hits each. Trey Amburgey with 2 doubles, 2 RBI. 2 hits, RBI Kevin Cornelius.

Low A: Charleston lost 3-2. Solo HR Jhalen Jackson, 2 hits Chris Godinez.