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Minor League Games of 7-3-22. Florial stays hot. German rehabs.

AAA: SWB (36-42) won 5-1.
CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI. #29 prospect .311
1B Jake Bauers 2 hits.

Brito (W, 3-1) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1 WP 2.31 (AAA numbers)
Cordero 1 1P, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 4.66
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.26
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.64

AA: Somerset (46-29; won 1st half division title) won 8-3.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits #1 prospect .246 32 SB
LF Elijah Dunham solo HR (10) #26 prospect .261-10-38
CF Brandon Lockridge 3 hits, RBI. solo HR (6) #17 prospect .245-6-28
2B Jesus Bastidas 2 hits,
RF Blake Perkins 2 hits,
1B Chad Bell 2 hits, RBI solo HR (11)
DH Michael Beltre 2 hits, 4 RBI 3-run HR (5)

German 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.23
Spence (W, 3-4) 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 5.29
Coleman 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 3 W, 2 K. 2.29
Espinal 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K 2.15

High A: Hudson Valley (38-37) won 6-2.
3B Tyler Hardman solo HR (11)
1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI solo HR (9)
RF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits, 2 RBI

T.J. Sikkema 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 8 K. 3 HBP 2.77 #19 prospect
Correa (W, 1-2) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.52
Panacual (S,1) 4 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 2.96

Low A: Tampa (33-42) lost 6-2.

Messinger (L, 0-5) 3 2/3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 4 W, 0 K. 1 WP 4.46
Anderson 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 WP. 2 HBP 2.63
Milam 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K.

Minor League Action from 6-29-22.

AAA: SWB (32-42) won 5-3.
CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI. solo HR (7). #29 prospect. .293-7-23 25 SB.
SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits, RBI. #2 Prospect. .244
3B Miguel Andujar 3 hits, 2 RBI. .317

Waldichuk 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 4 W, 7 K. 2.62 AAA ERA #5 Prospect (Overall AA/AAA this year: 6-2, 2.00)
Bristo (W, 2-2) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.40
Cordero (H, 3) 1 1/ 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.19
Shane Greene (S, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.08

Observation: I read where Matt Carpenter is getting some practice time in the outfield. Also, as you can see above, Florial at .293 with 25 SB and Andujar at .317. With those three developments, you wonder how long the Yanks will go with Joey Gallo, who is only hitting .167-9-18, OPS+ 76. I mean, when Carpenter is taking OF reps, you got to wonder if he, Florial or Andujar could be a replacement for Gallo, or if the Yanks might find someone in a trade. Also, Aaron Hicks’ playing time (.216-3-18, OPS+83) also may be getting reduced. (Gallo and Hicks stats before yesterday afternoon’s game).

AA: Somerset (44-27, 1st half champs) lost 4-2.
DH Elijah Dunham solo HR (9) #26 prospect .266-9-37.
2B Jesus Bastidas 2 hits, RBI.

Boyle (L, 4-4) 6 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 3 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.43
Ernst 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.64
Tanner Myatt 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 WP 0.00 at AA (combined A+/AA 1-0, 1.48)

High A: Hudson Valley (36-35) won 8-5.
RF Everson Pereira 2 RBI #10 prospect .274
3B Tyler Hardman solo HR (9)
CF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits, RBI
C Carlos Narvaez 2 hits

Sauer 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3 HBP 3.36
Miller (W, 1-1; BS, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.06
Alvarez (S, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.80

Low A: Tampa (31-40) won 4-1.
CF Jasson Dominguez (“The Martian”) solo HR. #3 prospect .259-8-33
1B Anthony Garcia 2 hits
3B Marcos Cabrera 2 hits
RF Grant Richardson 2 RBI
LF Raimfer Salinas 2 hits

Y. Castro 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 HBP 3.40
Milam 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. gave up 1 HR. 3.77
Watson (W, 4-3) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.12

Minor League Action from 6-26-22. Somerset wins first-half division crown. Chapman rehabs.

AAA: SWB (30-42) won 8-2.
SS Oswald Peraza 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2 solo HR (9). #2 prospect .233-9-23
3B Jose Peraza 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (4)
RF Phillip Evans 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (5)
C Max McDowell 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (1)

Nittoli 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 3 K. 3.99
M. Gomez (W, 2-3) 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.34
Cordero 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 WP. 1 HBP. 6.14
Shane Greene (H, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.84
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.86

AA: Somerset (44-25) won the first-half division crown in a winner-take-crown win over Hartford, 6-5 in 10 innings on a 2-run walk off HR by Yankees’ #1 prospect, SS Anthony Volpe.
SS Anthony Volpe 3 RBI. 2-run walk off HR (10) .238-10-37 27 SB
LF Elijah Dunham 2 hits, 3 RBI. #26 prospect .270

Luis Medina 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1 WP. 3.00 #11 prospect.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Maciejewski 0 IP, 4 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2 WP. 2.81
Espinal (BS, 3) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.25
Loseke (W, 6-0) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.65

High A: Hudson Valley (34-35) lost 4-1.
CF Everson Pereira solo HR. (7). #10 prospect .270-7-28
LF Aaron Palensky 2 hits.

Sikkema 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.32 #19 prospect
Strom 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.15
Correa (L, 0-2) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 WP 2.31
Alvarez 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 WP 1.93

Low A: Tampa (29-40) lost 3-1.
2B Benjamin Cowles 2 hits, RBI

Messinger 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 4 W, 3 K. 3.93
van Zijll (L, 0-1) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.22
Dees 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 4.30
Anderson 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 2.43
Santana 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1.45


Minor League Action from 6-23-22. Waldichuk bounces back.

The Prospect listings have been updated with new rankings.

AAA: Ken Waldichuk (#5 prospect) bounced back with a good outing after rough outing last time out.
SWB (28-41) won 7-2. Pitchers combined for 17 K.
RF Estevan Florial 3 hits #29 prospect .295
LF Miguel Andujar 3 hits, RBI
DH Greg Bird 2 hits, RBI
C Rob Brantly 2 hits, 2 RBI
3B Armando Alvarez 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (6)

Waldichuk (W, 2-2 in AAA) 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 2.70 (AAA ERA) #5 prospect
Zack Greene 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.54
M. Gomez 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 Balk. 4.85
J. Cordero 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1 HBP. 1 WP 4.05
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.96

Waldichuk is 6-2, 1.99 this year between AA/AAA.

AA: Somerset (42-24) won 7-4.
SS Anthony Volpe solo HR (9) #1 prospect .233-9-34
RF Elijah Dunham 2 hits #26 prospect .257 21 SB
DH Josh Breaux 3-run HR (13) #25 prospect .217-13-29
CF Jeisson Rosario 2-run HR (4)

Boyle (W, 4-3) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.52
Espinal (H, 2) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.45
Loseke 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.69

High A: Hudson Valley (34-32) won 6-1.
SS Trey Sweeney 2 RBI #6 prospect .216
1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI
DH Spencer Henson 2 hits, 3 RBI 3-run HR (6)
RF Pat DeMarco 2 hits.

Castano (W, 2-5) 7 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 WP 2.91
Strom 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.68
J. Munoz 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 5.76

Low A: Tampa (27-39) lost 4-3.
CF Jasson Dominguez (The “Martian”) 2 hits. #3 prospect .263, 14 SB
DH Antonio Gomez 2 hits, RBI. #18 prospect .205

Carela (L, 4-2) 4 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 8 K. 1 WP. 1 Balk. 2 HBP. 2.47
Cortijo 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. 5.04
Santana 2 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1.53
Holloway 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 WP 1.64

Minor League Action from 6-18-22. Hudson Valley gets shutout—twice.

AAA: SWB (26-39) won 3-0.

Krook (W, 2-6) 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K. 4.84
Cordero (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.76
Weissert (S, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.08

The Yanks signed 30-year-old utility man Chris Owings to a minor league deal and he’ll go to SWB. Owings has played for the Diamondbacks (2013-2018), Royals (2019), Red Sox (2019), Rockies (2020-2021) and Orioles (2022). He was only 6 for 56 with the Orioles this season. He is a depth piece who can play 2B, SS, 3B and all three OF positions. He’s even closed out two games where his team was getting blown out (hope not to see that!). He’s hit .239 in his MLB career, OPS+ 72. He led MLB with 11 triples in 2016. His 162 game average is .239-8-50 with 18 SB.

AA: Somerset (41-21) won 4-3.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits. Yanks #1 prospect .235
C Josh Breaux 2 hits. #25 prospect .225
DH Brandon Lockridge 3 hits, 2 RBI. #17 prospect .247
1B Mickey Gasper 2 hits

Randy Vasquez 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.36 #15 prospect
Espinal (W, 2-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.28
Craft (H, 2) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.79
Ramirez (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K 2.08

High A: Hudson Valley (31-31) lost both games of a DH, and were shutout in both games.
Game 1: Lost 2-0.

Beck Way (L, 3-3) 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1 WP 4.29 #21 prospect
C. Gomez 1 IP, 0 H, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.76

Game 2: lost 1-0.
DH Everson Pereira 2 hits #10 prospect .263

Panacual (L, 2-1) 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 0 K. 1 HBP 1.33
Mauricio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.40

Low A: Tampa (26-36) lost 7-6.
CF Jasson Dominguez (“The Martian”) 2 hits, RBI. #3 prospect .258
LF Grant Richardson 3 for 3, walk, 2 RBI.

Champlain 4 2/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 3 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2 WP. 4.29
Anderson (L, 2-3) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 2.45
Neely 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1 WP 4.97
van Zijll 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.45


STANDINGS
SWB 8th (out of 10) in IL East, 11 1/2 back
Somerset 1st in Eastern League Northeast by 1 game
Hudson Valley 3rd in South Atlantic League North, 11 back
Tampa 6th (Last) in Florida State League West, 13 1/2 back

Minor League Action from 6-11-22. Waldichuk superb… again. Nice outing too for Panacual.

AAA: SWB (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre) won 8-4. They are 23-36.
SS Oswaldo Peraza 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (6). #2 prospect. .203-6-17. Tough season.
LF Miguel Andujar 2 hits, RBI.
3B Phillip Evans 2 hits.
RF Jake Bauers 2 RBI

Waldichuk (W, 1-1 in AAA) 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 11 K. 3 HBP. 1.69 #6 prospect
M. Gomez 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 0 K. 1 HBP 4.70
Cordero (H, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.79
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1 WP 3.33

I don’t mean to keep hyping Waldichuk, but his performances just speak for themselves. This season, between AA and AAA, he is 5-1, 1.44 in 10 starts, with 78 K in 50 IP. Last year, the 24 year old lefty was 6-3, 3.03 in 23 games (21 starts) between High A and AA with 163 K in 110 IP.

Total minor league career so far for Waldichuk: 43 games, 41 starts. 11-6, 2.71. 290 K in 189 1/3 IP.

AA: Somerset (35-20) won 6-0.
SS Anthony Volpe 3 hits, 3 RBI. Yankees’ #1 prospect. .224
3B Max Burt 2 hits, RBI

Boyle (W, 3-3) 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 7 K. 1 HBP 5.98
Craft 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K 4.91
Loseke 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1.29
Jennings 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.73

High A: Hudson Valley (27-29) won 1-0.
DH Anthony Seigler HR (3) for the only run of the game.

Panacual (W, 2-0) 7 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 0 W, 9 K. 1.17
Miller (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 7.04
Mauricio (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.91

Low A: Tampa ppd.



Minor league action from 6-9-22

AAA: SWB (20-36) won 12-4.
CF Estevan Florial 3 hits, 5 RBI. 2-run HR (5) #29 prospect.
3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (5)
1B Greg Bird 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (6)
RF Phillip Evans 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (4)
2B Jose Peraza 2 his, RBI

Weber 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.95
Shane Greene (W, 1-0) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR. 2.70
Bristo 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K. 5.82
Cordero 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 8.10

AA: Somerset (34-19) won 4-3.
1B Mickey Gasper 2 hits, 3 RBI. Both hits HR (3)

Luis Medina 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 8 K. 2 WP. 2 HBP 3.93 #11 prospect
Minnick 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.49
Maciejewski (W, 4-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.33
Coleman (S, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 H, 4 K. 1 HBP. 0.90

High A: Hudson Valley (26-28) won 15-1.
SS Cooper Bowman 2 RBI. #24 prospect
DH Eric Wagaman 2 hits, 3 RBI. 2-run HR (5)
1B Spencer Henson 3 hits, RBI. Solo HR (5)
LF Aldenis Sanchez 3 hits, 3 RBI
2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Beck Way (W, 3-2) 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K. 4.62 #21 prospect
Hutchison 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1 HBP 3.60
Ruegger 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.85
C. Gomez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1.32

Low A: Tampa (24-30) won 4-0 on a one-hitter.
CF Jasson Dominguez 2 hits #3 prospect
C Antonio Gomez 2 hits #18 prospect
3B Marcos Cabrera 3-run HR (9)
SS Benjamin Cowles 2 hits

Carela (W, 3-1) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 9 K. 1 WP. 1 Balk. 2.23
Cortijo (H, 3) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K. 6.00
van Zijll 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1.42

Minor league action from 6-5-22.

AAA: SWB (19-34) lost to Lehigh Valley, 12-4.
2B Jose Peraza 2 hits, RBI

Nittoli 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1 WP. 1 Balk. 1 HBP. 5.30
Krook (L, 1-5) 2 1/3 IP, 8 R, 7 H, 3 W, 1 K. Gave up 3 HR. 5.59
Bristo 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 5.85
Zach Greene 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.50
Cordero 1 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR. 13.50
McClain 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 6.61
Weissert 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.32

AA: Somerset (32-18) won 5-4.
C Josh Breaux 2 hits, solo HR (10). .217-10-19 #25 prospect
CF Brandon Lockridge 2-run HR (4) .239-4-21 #17 prospect
1B Chad Bell solo HR (6)

Boyle (W, 2-3) 5 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 3 HR. 6.80
Coleman (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1.13
Ernst (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.63
Mujica (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00

High A: Hudson Valley (24-26) won 11-5.
DH Anthony Seigler 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (2)
LF Aaron Palensky 2 RBI
2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits, 3 RBI.

Sikkema 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K. 2.38 #19 prospect
J. Munoz 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K. 5.68
Alvarez (W, 2-1; BS, 2) 2/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2 WP 1.88
C. Gomez 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 WP. 1.42
Correa 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.37

Low A: Tampa (22-29) split a DH.
Game 1: Won 6-5 in 8 innings. (7-inning DHs in minors)
CF Jasson Dominguez 3 RBI. 2-run HR (6) #3 prospect.

Champlain 5 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.51
Neely 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 5.70
Watson (W, 3-2) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.73

Game 2: Lost 7-1.
C Antonio Gomez 2 hits #18 prospect
SS Alexander Vargas solo HR (4) #16 prospect

Messinger (L, 0-3) 1 2/3 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1 balk. 4.67
Milam 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.04
Dees 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 5.74
Holloway 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 WP. 1.93

Minor League action from 6/3/22

AAA: SWB (19-32) split a DH to Lehigh Valley.
Game 1: Lost 9-2.
RF Phillip Evans 2 hits
1b Ron Guzman 2 hits
LF Oliver Dunn 2-run HR (1 at AAA; just called up to AAA).

Weber (L, 2-2) 2 IP, 7 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 0 W, 0 K, Gave up 1 HR. 3.24
Zach Greene 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K. gave up 1 HR. 4.71
McClain 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP 7.04
Cordero 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00

Game 2: Won 2-1.
SS Jose Peraza 2 hits, 2 RBI

Brito 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1.80 (FIrst AAA start after promotion; 5-2, 2.30 AA/AAA)
McKay (W, 2-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.72 sent back after DH on Thursday.
Weissert (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.48

AA: Somerset (31-17) won 7-2.
3B Andres Chaparro 4 RBI. 3-run HR (8)
LF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits.
2B Jesus Bastidas 3 hits, Solo HR (5)

Luis Medina 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K. gave up 1 HR. 1 WP 3.90 #11 prospect
Ernst 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.74
Maciejewski (W, 3-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.42
Craft 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H< 1 W, 1 K. 4.96

High A: Hudson Valley (22-26) won 3-2.
3B Tyler Hardman 2 hits, RBI
LF Aaron Palensky 2 hits

Castano 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 3 W, 4 K. 1 HBP 3.23
Alvarez (W, 1-1) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1.98
Correa (H, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.50
Mauricio (S, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 WP 5.32



Low A: Tampa ppd.

Yanks sign Cordero, Inciarte to minor league deals.

With the lockout, not much is going on, but the Yankees did sign two to minor league deals yesterday.

RHP Jimmy Cordero, 30. Washington, 2018, Toronto 2019, and the White Sox 2019-2020. 3-5, 4.55, ERA+ 99 in 83 MLB games, all in relief. Pitched in 2 games, 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief for the White Sox in the 2020 postseason. He missed all of 2021 after having had TJ surgery in March, 2021.

They also signed Ender Inciarte, 31, lefty hitting OF. Inciarte is a 1x All-Star, and 3x Gold Glove winner. He’s stolen 20 or more bases in three separate seasons. A .280 lifetime hitter, his 162 game average is .280-8-50 with 22 SB and an OPS+ of 91. But in 163 games since 2018, Inciarte has only hit .223-8-44, 12 SB and an OPS+ of only 67. He hit .215-2-10 for the Braves in 2021, OPS+ 55. He was released by the Braves in July so he wasn’t part of their WS Championship run. He signed with the Reds, didn’t play for them, and was released by the Reds in August. He has played with Arizona (2014-2015) and Atlanta (2016-2021).

Inciarte provides some depth (along with maybe Estevan Florial) in case Aaron Hicks can’t pick up the slack in CF. Hicks missed most of the 2021 season with a wrist injury and has been injury prone. Florial, 24, has shown flashes but despite hitting .300 (6 for 20) in the majors last year (and 7 for 23 in his MLB career), he only hit .219-17-47 with 13 SB between AA/AAA in 2021.

With Hicks injury last year, Brett Gardner was forced into more playing time than expected in 2021. Not only that, at times Aaron Judge started in CF, along with some appearances by journeymen Greg Allen and Jonathan Davis. Allen and Davis are both gone, and Gardner is now a free agent, but Gardner is 38 years old. Gardner only hit .222-10-39 in 2021, OPS+ 90. With Inciarte being younger, having had some speed and a lefty bat, you wonder if the signing is to replace Gardner on the roster with Inciarte and you wonder if this is a goodbye to the long-time Yankee in Gardner. Also, don’t be surprised if the Yankees still pursue someone else for CF.

Speaking of Judge, he just got married last week in Hawaii.