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Gardy back, Romine gone.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Brett Gardner is back, as expected, especially with Aaron Hicks on the 2020 shelf for half the year or more. Gardy signed a deal where he gets a $2 MM signing bonus for 2020 and a contract of $8MM. 2021 has a $10 MM deal but the Yankees have a $2.5 MM buyout. So he is guaranteed at least $12.5 even if bought out for 2021.

The Yanks have to be careful with his time in 2020 however. Even though he set career highs in HR and RBI in 2019, Gardner will turn 37 next August.

Meanwhile, Austin Romine is gone, going to Detroit on a 1 yr, $4.15MM deal. It gives him the chance to be a starting catcher.

The Yanks could go with Kyle Higashioka as a backup, or they could turn to Martin Maldonado, who played for three teams last season. Maldonado got along well with Gerrit Cole. Cole had a 2.82 ERA under other catchers, but with 10 games with Maldonado, had a 1.57 ERA. Maldonado has a poor batting average in his career, but does have some pop, and did win a Gold Glove two years ago.

I don’t know about these rumors about the Yanks being hot on the trail for Josh Hader. Hader would cost PLENTY. He is a lefty, only turns 26 in April, and is 11-9, 2.42, ERA+ 178 in his brief MLB career with 49 saves. In 204.2 IP, he has 349 K. He would cost PLENTY. (Think Andujar, Frazier, Deivi Garcia, and possibly another top pitching prospect). He would be a FABULOUS addition, but at a very high cost.

The winter meetings ended with the Rule 5 draft and here is who the Yanks lost. The player must stay with the big club for the whole year or they go back. Here are 2019 minor league numbers for each.

Rony Garcia P to Detroit.

The first pick.

From MLB.com:

1. Rony Garcia, RHP, Tigers (from Yankees) 22 next week.
Garcia raised his prospect profile by boosting his stuff in 2019. He now operates with a 91-95 mph fastball that touches 97, an improved low-80s slider that shows flashes of becoming a solid pitch, a new cutter and an effective changeup. He throws strikes but must continue to refine his command in order to succeed as a starter.

He was 4-13, 4.01 High A/AA 24 starts, 1 relief, 130 IP, 129 K.

AAA Phase: Different than with Rony Garcia.

Blue Jays: RHP Hobie Harris (Yankees) , 26. High A. 3-4, 4.62. 1 save. 48.2 IP, 59 K.
White Sox: RHP Will Carter (Yankees) 26, AA/AAA 2-3, 5.45
Red Sox: RHP Raynel Espinal (Yankees), 28, AAA 5-7, 4.32.
Braves: 2B Wendell Rijo (Yankees) 24. Righty bat. A+/AA/AAA combined. .258-13-44. 103 g.

 

Minor League Report. Big Valera HR, great pitching.

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AAA: SWB (69-60) won 4-2. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 hits, RBI. Breyvic Valera (.317 at AAA) PH 2-run GW HR in the bottom of the 8th.

Nelson 6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 2 W, 6 K.  4.91
Lyons 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.12
Feyereisen (W, 9-2, 2.70) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

AA: Trenton (69-58) won 4-0. LF Zach Zehner 2 hits. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits.

Schmidt (W, 1-0, 3.75) 6 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 9 K.
Carter (H, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  3.64
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.66

Schmidt combined minors this year: 5-5, 3.76

High A: Tampa (59-66) won 4-3. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, scored 2 runs.

Yajure 6 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 3 K.  2.26  (21, RHP, 8-6, good reports on him from scouts)
Valdez (W, 1-3, 7.76) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.

Low A: Charleston (67-61) won 1-0 in a game that featured five hits combined, three by Charleston, two by West Virginia. 3B Welfrin Mateo the RBI.

Maciejewski (W, 2-1, 1.35) 8 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 7 K.
C. Espinal (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.47

 

Minor League Report.

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Once again, apologies for a late posting. LONG day in Cooperstown yesterday.

AAA: SWB (57-43) lost 7-4. SS Tyler Wade (.309) 2 hits. 2 hits, solo HR for LF Clint Frazier. DH Breyvic Valera (.333) solo HR. CF Billy Burns 2 hits. 3B Wendell Rijo solo HR. Starting pitcher Dan Camarena gave up 5 HR. Will Carter 3 scoreless relief innings.

AA:   Trenton (52-44) won 7-2. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, 3 RBI. C Kellin Deglan a 3-run HR. CF Matt Lipka 2 hits. Starter Nick Nelson 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. (W, 4-2, 3.11)

High A: Tampa (43-55) lost 13-2. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits. C Donny Sands 2 hits. RF Leonardo Molina 3 hits, RBI. LF Omar Carrizales 2 hits, RBI.

Low A: Charleston (50-51) lost 10-3. 2B Oliver Dunn 2 hits, solo HR. 2 hits C Ryan Lidge (cousin of former MLB reliever Brad Lidge).

Standings:

SWB 1st by 5 games in International League North.

Trenton won the first half Eastern League Eastern Division title. They are in tied for 4th, 14-17, in the second half.

Tampa is tied for 2nd, 15-17, in the 2nd half for the FL State League North. They finished the first half in fifth place at 28-38.

Charleston is in 7th (last) place in the South Atlantic League Southern Division at 13-18. They finished the first half 37-33, 3rd place, just 1/2 a game out.

Minor League Report. SWB slugs way to DH Sweep. Trenton & Tampa pitch shutouts.

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The Yanks signed soon-to-be 39 year old C Erik Kratz for catching depth. He is now with SWB. The journeyman catcher was with the Yanks in 2017 and got into four games that year with them.

AAA: SWB (36-25) swept a DH.

Regular game: Won 7-5. 1B Mike Ford grand slam. CF Mike Tauchman 3 for 3. DH Logan Morrison 2 hits, RBI. RF Ryan McBroom 2 RBI.

Makeup of 4/28 postponement: Won 14-3. 2B Breyvic Valera (.407) 2 hits. 1B Ford (.350) 2 hits. LF Tauchman 3 hits, RBI. C Kyle Higashioka 2 hits, 4 RBI, a 2-run HR. 3B Brad Miller 2 hits, 3 RBI, a 2-run HR. McBroom 2 hits (.323). DH Morrison 3-run HR.

AA: Trenton (34-24) only got three hits but won 1-0. RF Rashad Crawford solo HR. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits.

Stephan (W, 1-3, 5.40) 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Lail (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.  0.00
Carter (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.56

High A: Tampa (27-35) won 5-0. 1B Dermis Garcia 3 for 3, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Frank German (W, 3-3, 3.83) 5 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 3 W, 8 K.
Bristo (H,1) 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.  2.40
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.40

Low A: Charleston (34-29) lost 3-2. LF Canaan Smith 2 for 2, 2 walks (.318). DH Omar Carrizales 2 hits.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (30-20) won 7-4. SS Didi Gregorius 1 for 4, RBI on his rehab. 1B Mike Ford solo HR. 3B Breyvic Valera 2 hits (.444!). DH Logan Morrison solo HR. CF Billy Burns 3 hits, solo HR. Starter Drew Hutchinson 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR. Kaleb Ort 2 scoreless relief IP.

AA: Trenton (32-19) won 2-1. DH Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, solo HR.

Whitlock (W, 3-1, 3.27) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Carter (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.33
D. Alvarez (S, 8 ) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.70

High A: Tampa (23-31) won 4-0. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 hits, 4 RBI. 3-run HR. LF Omar Carrizales 3 hits.

Nelson 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 7 K.  0.00
Yajure (W, 3-6, 2.93) 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W , 8 K.

Low A: Charleston (29-26) lost both games of a DH.

Reg. Sched. game: Lost 6-4. CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. 2 hits, solo HR 3B  Max Burt.

Makeup of 5/31: Lost 7-2. 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits. C Mickey Gasper 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (19-16) won 7-4. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. C Kyle Higashioka solo HR. LF Brad Miller solo HR. SS Cliff Pennington 3-run HR. CF Billy Burns 3 hits, RBI. Drew Hutchison (W, 3-2, 5.60) 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 9 K.

AA: Trenton (22-14) won 5-4. 1B Chris Gittens (.317-8-28) Solo HR. LF Zach Zehner 3-run HR. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits.  Will Carter 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief for the win.

High A: Tampa (17-22) lost 5-0, getting just three hits.

Low A: Charleston (23-17) won 5-0. DH Josh Breaux 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Mickey Gasper (.312) 3 hits. LF Frederick Cuevas 2 hits. 3B Max Burt 2-run HR.

Luis Gil (W, 2-2, 0.82) 6 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Jhony Brito 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.  1.08

Minor League Report. Tulo suffers setback.

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AAA: SWB (11-12) won 8-6 in 10 innings, despite the bullpen getting sloppy at the end. 1B Ryan McBroom 4 hits, walkoff 2-run HR. LF Zach Zehner 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Matt Lipka 2 RBI.  Chance Adams 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 7 K.

AA: Trenton (15-8) lost 4-1. RF Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI. Trenton pitchers struck out 17.

Deivi Garcia 4 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 5 W, 11 K. Gave up HR.
Carter 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Acevedo 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.

High A: SS Troy Tulowitzki singled in the bottom of the first but had to be removed for a pinch-runner because of his calf acting up again. Tampa (11-15) lost 5-3. DH Miguel Andujar, also on a rehab assignment, 1 for 4, 2 RBI. 1B Dermis Garcia 2 RBI.  Shawn Semple, who was dominating at Charleston in relief, moved up and started here, giving up 4 R in 5 IP.

Low A: Charleston (13-13) won 5-1. LF Canaan Smith 2 hits. 1B Mickey Gasper 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Orozco (W, 2-2, 1.98) 7 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K.
C. Espinal (S, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (10-10) split a DH.

Game 1: Won 7-6 in 10 innings. SS Cliff Pennington 2-run walkoff HR. 1b/2b Brad Miller 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 2b/3B Gosuke Katoh 3 hits. LF Zach Zehner 3 hits, RBI. Rex Brothers 5 K in 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings.

Game 2: Lost 3-2. Miller 2 hits, RBI. Katoh 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (12-7) swept both games of a DH.

Game 1: Scored two in the bottom of the seventh (minor league games go only 7 when DH unless extra innings) to win 4-2. 1B  Chris Gittens 2-run walkoff HR. 3B Brandon Wagner solo HR. Will Carter 3 scoreless relief innings pitched.

Game 2: Won 3-2. RF Ben Ruta 2 hits. DH Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI. Domingo Acevedo (3-1, 1.46) the win with 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings pitched.

High A: Tampa (9-14) lost 6-3 in 10 innings. SS Diego Castillo 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston (10-13) lost 7-2. C Josh Breaux 2 RBI.

Minor league report. Ford hits 3 HR for SWB. CC pitches for Tampa.

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Gary Sanchez wasn’t the only player in the Yankees’ organization with a 3-HR game on Sunday, and while the big leaguers pounded out 7 HR, SWB hit 6 themselves, four off ex-Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz.

AAA: SWB (2-2) won 10-2. 1B Mike Ford 3 hits, all HR, 4 RBI.  Ryan Lavarnway,  Mandy Alvarez and Cliff Pennington hit the other three. Pennington also had 4 RBI. David Hale 1 R in 5 2/3 for the win.

AA: Trenton (1-2) got beat 16-5. 3B Wendell Rijo 2 solo HR. Jhalen Jackson solo HR. Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits for Ben Ruta. Not a good day for Albert Abreu, Jose Mesa, Jr., James Reeves or Will Carter.

High A: Tampa (2-2) scored 2 in the bottom of the ninth to win 3-2. Isiah Gilliam with the walk-off 2-run HR.  CC Sabathia started for Tampa, 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 6 K.

Low A: Charleston (3-1) won 7-2. LF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, solo HR. SS Max Burt 2 hits. C Eduardo Navas 2 RBI. 1B Mickey Gaspar 2 hits.

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (37-38) beat Lehigh Valley 3-2. CF Billy McKinney 2 hits. 2B Rey Navarro 2 hits, RBI. RF L.J. Mazzilli 2 hits.

Hale 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 2 W, 6 K.  4.20
Coshow 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.88
Kahnle (W, 2-1, 2.79)  1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Harvey (S, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.46

AA: Trenton (43-33) won 10-3. SS Abiatal Avelino 3 hits, 2 HR, 4 RBI. LF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits. CF Jeff Hendrix 2 RBI. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI. RF Jhalen Jackson 2 RBI. C Jorge Saez 2 hits.

Acevedo (W, 2-1, 2.73) 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Sosebee 2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K. 3.09
Reeves 2 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  1.51

High A: Tampa (39-36) won 10-3. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits, 5 RBI. 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. LF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits. C Donny Sands 2 hits. DH Ben Ruta 2 hits, RBI.

Carter 3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 4 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.  5.06
Trieglaff (W, 1-0, 1.62) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Frawley 2 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K.  4.55
Diehl 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 6 K.   3.70

Low A: Charleston had both games of a DH rained out.