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Yanks lose players in Rule 5 draft.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Before I get into this year’s rule 5 draft, an explanation from Wikipedia:

Description

As in the amateur draft, the selection order of the teams is based on each team’s win-loss record from the prior regular season, each round starting with the team with the worst record and proceeding in order to the team with the best record. Any player selected under Rule 5 is immediately added to his new team’s 40-man roster; thus, teams who do not have an available roster spot may not participate in the Rule 5 draft.Players who are not currently on their team’s 40-man roster are eligible to be selected in the Rule 5 draft, but only after a standard exemption period has elapsed. See Selection eligibility below.

If chosen in the Rule 5 draft, a player must be kept on the selecting team’s 25-man major league roster for the entire season after the draft—he may not be optioned or designated to the minors. The selecting team may, at any time, waive the Rule 5 draftee. If a Rule 5 draftee clears waivers by not signing with a new MLB team, he must be offered back to the original team, effectively canceling the Rule 5 draft choice.Once a Rule 5 draftee spends an entire season on his new team’s 25-man roster, his status reverts to normal and he may be optioned or designated for assignment.

To prevent the abuse of the Rule 5 draft, the rule also states that the draftee must be active for at least 90 days. This keeps teams from drafting players, then placing them on the disabled list for the majority of the season. For example, if a Rule 5 draftee was only active for 67 days in his first season with his new club, he must be active for an additional 23 days in his second season to satisfy the Rule 5 requirements.

Any player chosen in the Rule 5 draft may be traded to any team while under the Rule 5 restrictions, but the restrictions transfer to the new team. If the new team does not want to keep the player on its 25-man roster for the season, he must be offered back to the team of which he was a member when chosen in the draft.

Selection eligibility

Players are eligible for selection in the Rule 5 draft who are not on their major league organization’s 40-man roster and:

  • were 18 or younger on the June 5 preceding their signing and this is the fifth Rule 5 draft upcoming; or
  • were 19 or older on the June 5 preceding their signing and this is the fourth Rule 5 draft upcoming.

These exemption periods (one year longer than those in effect previously) went into effect as part of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement in October 2006. The change took effect immediately, exempting many players from the 2006 Rule 5 draft even though they had been signed in some cases more than four years before the new agreement came into effect. Prior to the rule change, players were exempt from the first two or three Rule 5 drafts held after their signing (regardless of the year they were drafted), rather than from the first three or four Rule 5 drafts after their signing.

Cost and example

To prevent excessive turnover in the minor league levels, each draftee costs $50,000. If the draftee does not stay on the selecting team’s 25-man (major league) roster all season, the player must be offered back to his original team at half-price ($25,000). Organizations may also draft players from AA or lower to play for their AAA affiliates (for $12,000) and may draft players from A teams or lower to play for their AA affiliates (for $4,000).[3]

The Rule 5 draft has opened opportunities for teams to take other teams’ top prospects who may not be ready for the major leagues. A prominent example is Johan Santana, who was chosen in the 1999 Rule 5 draft by the Florida Marlins when the Houston Astros declined to put him on their 40-man roster, and then traded to the Minnesota Twins in a pre-arranged deal.[4] The Twins kept Santana on their roster for the 2000 season, despite the pitcher’s subpar performance that season (6.49 ERA) which was unsurprising given his youth and inexperience. After the 2000 season, the Twins had the right to option Santana to their minor league system, but chose not to during the 2001 season. He was briefly optioned to Class AAA at the start of the 2002 season, then returned to the major leagues at the end of May and established himself as an above-average pitcher; he went on to win Cy Young Awards in 2004 and 2006. Santana had not played above Class A in minor league baseball before being chosen in the Rule 5 draft,[5] and he likely would not have made his major league debut until at least the 2001 or the 2002 season with the Astros, if at all.[citation needed]

The Yanks lost these players in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday (you can’t protect everyone, and with the Yanks’ strong farm system…..)

RHP Angelo Gomez to the Braves.

LHP Nestor Cortes to the Orioles. Cortes just turned 23 and in A+, AA and AAA went 7-4, 2.06 this year.

1B Mike Ford to Seattle. 25, a lefty hitter. Between AA/AAA hit .270-20-86.

RHP Jose Mesa, the son of the long term reliever Jose Mesa. to the Orioles.

RHP Yancoules Baez to the Twins.

C Sharif Othman, 28, to Miami. Othman was only in High A/AA and hit .223-7-22 in 72 games. A bit old to be in the low minors.

Pardon my spelling on some players.

The Yanks did take OF Junior Soto from Cleveland. A righty hitter, he was in A ball and hit .172-9-17 in 52 games. Just 20.  This was in the minor league portion of the draft and not the portion described above.

 

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Minor League Report. SWB advances to International League Championship Series.

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AAA SWB won 1-0 to win their semifinal series over Lehigh Valley three games to one to advance to the International League’s championship series. 1B Mike Ford homered for the only run of the game.

Cortes (Winner) 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K.
Holder (H) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Rumbelow (S) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

SWB will face the Durham Bulls for the Governor’s Cup.

 

Minor League Report.

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High A Tampa ended their season yesterday (Sunday) and will start their playoffs Tuesday.

AAA, AA and Low A conclude their seasons today (Monday, Labor Day) and will start their postseasons on Wednesday.

AAA: Lehigh Valley, needing to win, and needing help (a Rochester loss) to avoid being eliminated, got what they needed, sweeping SWB (86-54) and getting the help.  They and Rochester are tied for the wild card spot heading into today’s final regular season games. The Yankees’ affiliate, SWB, had already clinched the division.

Game 1 (reg. sched. game): SWB lost 3-2 when LV scored in the bottom of the ninth. LF Tyler Wade 2 hits.

Herrera 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.35
Holder 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1.69
Coshow (L, 0-1, 3.18) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Game 2 (makeup of 9/2 rainout) SWB lost 2-0, getting just two hits.

Cortes (L, 2-4, 1.49) 6 Ip, 2 R, 7 H, 3 W, 6 K.

AA: Trenton (91-48) got swept. Reg. sched. game: lost 3-1. SS Thairo Estrada 2 for 2, RBI.

Sheffield (L, 7-6, 3.18) 3 Ip, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Tarpley 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.48
Brewer 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.31

Makeup of 9/2 rainout: Lost 2-0 in extra innings (8). They got just four hits, two by 2B Nick Solak.

Camarena (L, 2-4, 3.81) 7 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Reeves 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Tampa ended their regular season at 85-50 and will begin playoffs Tuesday. They won, 5-0. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI. 2B Billy Fleming 2 RBI.

Hebert 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.27
Palladino (W, 1-0, 0.00) 3 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 k.
Frare 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.72
Lane 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.15

Low A: Charleston (76-62) won 6-2. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits, RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. DH Angel Aguilar HR, 2 RBI. 3B Vicente Conde 2 hits, double, solo HR.

Vargas (W, 2-3, 3.17) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Hodson (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Wivinis (S, 5) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 0.90

 

 

 

Minor League Report. Six going to AFL.

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The Yanks announced that six players will be going to the Arizona Fall League. They will be playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions. The players are: CF Estevan Florial, LHP Justus Sheffield, RHP Dillon Tate, SS Thairo Estrada, SS Kyle Holder and 1B Chris Gittens.. The manager will be Jay Bell, Tampa’s manager (the former Pirate and Diamondback SS who scored the winning run of the 2001 WS, beating the Yankees). The AFL runs from Oct. 10-Nov. 18th. Florial, Sheffield and Tate are considered top 10 Yankees’ prospects.

AAA: SWB (85-50) won 8-1. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, triple, HR, 2 RBI. C Wilkin Castillo 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. Rehabbing DH Matt Holliday 1 for 4. RF Billy McKinney 2 hits, RBI.

Cortes (W, 2-3, 1.28) 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Mantiply 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.96
Jones 1/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.62

AA: Trenton (88-46) lost 8-3. Estrada 2 RBI. 2B Abital Avelino 3 hits, RBI. 1B Garrett Cooper is on rehab here (0 for 1, 2 walks).

Camarena (L, 2-3, 4.18) 5 1/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Tarpley 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.68

High A: Tampa (80-49) won 1-0 on a 1-hitter. Florial had the RBI.

Widener 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.54
Pena (W, 3-2, 2.47) 4 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 2.47
Harvey (S, 4) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1.09

The second game was rained out.

Low A:   Charleston (73-60) won 4-3. DH Dermis Garcia (double and triple), CF Dom Thompson-Williams and 2B Oswaldo Cabrera all had 2 hits & an RBI. LF Devyn Bolasky and RF Isiah Gilliam each had 2 hits.

Vargas 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K. 3.61
Mundell (W, 1-4, 2.51) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Sosebee (S, 13) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.20

 

Minor League Report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB (80-49) got swept. They lost the conclusion of Tuesday’s suspended game 5-4 and then lost the regularly scheduled game 1-0. on a walkoff HR in the bottom of the seventh.

Susp. game: Solo HRs LF Mark Payton & C Jonathan Diaz. 2 hits for Diaz. 3 hits for CF Jake Cave. 2B Starlin Castro 2 for 5. 1B Greg Bird 0 for 1, SF for RBI.

Lail 3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 W, 3 K. gave up 1 HR. 5.24
Mitchell 3 2/3 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.22
Gallegos (L, 4–2, 1.70) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Reg. scheduled game:   1B Greg Bird 0 for 3, 2 strikeouts. 3B Donovan Solano 3 for 3.

Cortes 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 W, 9 K. 1.23
Heller (L, 5-4, 3.08) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up HR.

AA: Trenton (85-43) won 5-1. CF Rashad Crawford 3 hits, triple shy of cycle, HR, 3 RBI.

Tate (W, 1-2, 3.66) 7 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Carroll (S, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.93

High A: Tampa rained out.

Low A: Charleston split a DH.

Reg. scheduled game: Lost 7-0, got only two hits.

Vargas (L, 1-3, 3.53) 5 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 10 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Cedeno 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.64

Makeup of 8/22 rainout: Won 3-0 on a two-hitter. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits.

Morris (W, 5-2, 2.77) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Wivinis (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K, 0.00

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention last night’s Dodgers/Pirates game. Dodger pitcher Rich Hill took a perfect game into the ninth and lost that when his 3b made an error. Then he lost the no-hitter and the game when he gave up a HR to the first Pirates’ batter, Josh Harrison, in the bottom of the tenth. 1-0 Pirates. Ouch.

From MLB.com:

Harrison is the first player in Major League history to break up a no-hitter with an extra-inning, walk-off homer.

Hill is the second pitcher to lose a no-hitter on a walk-off hit — and should’ve been the second to lose such a game on a walk-off homer, instead of the first. In 1959, the Pirates’ Harvey Haddix carried a perfect game into the 13th inning against the Braves in Milwaukee. After Felix Mantilla reached on an error to end the perfecto in the bottom of the 13th, Hank Aaron was walked intentionally. Joe Adcock slugged what should have been a walk-off homer, but Aaron, after touching second and seeing that Mantilla had crossed the plate, left the basepaths. Adcock passed Aaron and was called out. National League president Warren Giles ruled that Mantilla’s run counted, Adcock was awarded a double, and the game was over, a 1-0 Braves victory.

Minor League Report. Rehab city. Bird hits 2 HR. Holliday & Castro begin rehab.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpgAAA: SWB (78-46) lost 10-6, but rehabbing 1B Greg Bird cracked 2 HR and drove in 3 runs in finally looking like the Greg Bird we saw in spring training before he got hurt. If the Yanks can get him back for the final month, and get him back the way he was hitting in spring training, it could be huge. The lineup is so righty-leaning, he provides balance, esp. in Yankee Stadium as a lefty bat.

Starlin Castro started his rehab. He Dh’d, going 0 for 4 w/a walk.

Miguel Andujar (3B) had 2 hits.

Cortes (L, 1-3, 1.44) 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Brewer 2/3 IP, 6 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 0 K. 11.70
Coshow 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.86
Jones 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.81
Feyereisen 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.61

AA: Trenton (80-43) lost 5-1, getting just three hits, two by 1B Ryan McBroom.

Tate (L, 0-2, 5.25) 6 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Schwaab 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 3 K.  4.26

High A: Tampa (75-47) lost 7-6. Matt Holliday started his rehab, going 0 for 4 with a walk, RBI and strikeout.

2B Kyle Holder 3 hits, 3 RBI. SS Hoy Jun Park 3 hits, 2 doubles. C Donny Sands 2 hits.

Swanson 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 W, 7 K. 3.83
Lane (BS, 1; L, 2-2, 4.20) 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Palladino 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Harvey 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.27.

Low A: Charleston (68-55) lost 5-4. 2B Diego Castillo 3 hits, HR shy of cycle, RBI. C Ryan Lidge 2 hits.

Nick Green 5 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.80
Morris (L, 4-2, 3.09) 4 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 6 K.

 

Minor League Report. Tampa wins on 1-hitter.

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ICYMI: Tyler Clippard has moved on again, now from the White Sox to Houston. Clippard, who started strong for the Yanks this year before fading and being traded away, actually did well for the White Sox in his brief time there.

AAA: SWB (77-43) scored two in the top of the ninth to win 4-2. DH Ji-Man Choi, double, 2-run HR in the top of the ninth, 4 RBI.  2B Donovan Solano 3 hits. SWB pitchers struck out 15.

Cortes 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, unearned, 1 H, 0 W, 8 K. 0.98
Brewer 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 9.64
Heller (W, 5-3, 2.76) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 5 K.

AA: Trenton (78-41) gave up the tying run in the bottom of the ninth and the winning run in the bottom of the tenth and lost 5-4. LF Zack Zehner grand slam. SS Thairo Estrada 4 hits. CF Jeff Hendrix, 3B Abiatal Avelino & C Sharif Othman 2 hits each.

Camarena 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.75
Schwaab (H, 1) 1 Ip, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.22
Carroll (H, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.79
Coshow (BS, 4; L, 2-5, 4.11) 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K.

High A: Tampa (73-46) won 3-0 on a one-hitter. C Donny Sands 2 hits.

Widener 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 6 K. 3.62
Tarpley (W, 6-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Sosebee (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Harvey (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.33

Low A: Charleston (66-53) won 9-2. 3B Dermis Garcia 2 HR, 3 RBI. SS Oswaldo Cabrera and C Eduardo Navas 3 hits each. DH Isiah Gilliam 2 RBI. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI.

Perez (W, 9-3, 3.01) 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 7 K.
Wivinis 2 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Trieglaff 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00