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Minor League action, May 15, 2022

AAA: SWB (13-22) won 3-1.
CF Estevan Florial solo HR (3) (#30 prospect)
3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (4)

Sears (W, 1-0) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 0.53 (#24 prospect; hope back up soon)
M. Gomez (H, 1) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR. 3.21
McKay (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K 2.13
Greene (H, 1) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.91
Weissert (S, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 W, 1 K. 3.07

AA: Somerset (21-11) won 12-8
RF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (2)
DH Michael Beltre 3 hits, RBI
1B Chad Bell 4 hits, 4 RBI. Solo HR (3)
3B Oliver Dunn 2 hits, 4 RBI. 3-run HR (1)

Waldichuk (W, 4-0) 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1.26 (# 6 prospect; hope a promotion to AAA soon)
Jennings 1 1/3 IP, 6 R, 6 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gae up 2 HR. 4.43
Zurak 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Craft 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.17

High A: Hudson Valley (15-17) lost 3-2.
DH Austin Wells 3 hits, RBI (#4 prospect)
3B Tyler Hardman 2 hits.
RF Pat DeMarco 3 hits.

Castano 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K. 3.97
Mauricio 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.14
Diaz (L, 2-1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K. 4.85
J. Munoz 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.82

Low A: Tampa (14-18) lost 5-3.
1B Anthony Garcia solo HR (7)
CF Alan Mejia 2 hits.
3B Roberto Chirinos 2 hits.

Panacual 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K. 1 WP 3.86
Holloway 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.00
Dees (L, 1-1) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 5.68
Cortijo 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.11

Minor League action from May 12, 2022.

AAA. #10 prospect Luis Gil was the emergency starter for the Yanks last night. SWB (11-21) lost 4-0.
SWB only got 3 hits in the game. Their lineup has really been scuffling, hence the record.

Banuelos (L, 0-2) 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K. 1 HBP 2.88
M. Gomez 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 WP 2.63
Nittoli 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 9.31
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00 (#28 prospect) Was sent down for Gil.

AA: Somerset (19-10) won 7-2.
1B Derek Dietrich 2 for 2, RBI. Solo HR (6)
RF Michael Beltre 2 RBI
C Rodolfo Duran 2 hits.
2B Jesus Bastidas 2 hits, 2 RBI

Boyle (W, 1-1) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 9 K. 1 HBP 4.07
Zurak 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00
Ernst 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.30

High A: Hudson Valley (15-14) lost 7-2, getting just 3 hits.
DH Austin Wells solo HR (6) (#4 prospect)
1B Spencer Henson solo HR (2)

Warren 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1 HBP 2.49
J. Munoz (L, 1-1) 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. 1 WP 6.19
Diaz 2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. 4.76

Low A: Tampa (13-16) lost 7-3.
2B Luis Santos 2 hits.

Fitts (L, 0-2) 5 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1 Balk. 6.41
Cortijo 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 4.61
Milam 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.46

Rain wreaks havoc again. Here are some minor league results. Rortvedt begins rehab.

Rain Saturday washed out the Yankees game (to be made up Monday afternoon) as well as the games of their AA and High A farm teams. Here are the games that WERE played.

AAA: SWB (10-18) lost both games of a doubleheader.

Game 1: lost 9-2, getting just four hits.

D. Garcia (L, 0-2) 3 2/3 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR. 2 WP 9.17 (#29 prospect)
McClain 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 6.52
Espinal 1 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K. 9.82

Is anyone else (I’m sure you all are) concerned about the regression of Deivi Garcia? Garcia is 3-9, 7.23 at AAA between last year and this. Garcia is still young, turning 23 in less than two weeks, but his regression is concerning. I think, based on recent results, it’s time to send Deivi down to AA and promote Ken Waldichuk (#6 prospect) from AA to AAA. Waldichuk is 2-0, 1.45 in four starts at AA this year, 28 K in 18 2/3 IP. Between 2021 and 2022, Waldichuk has gone 6-3, 3.67 at AA with 136 K in 98 IP.

Game 2: Lost 7-6 in 10 innings.
RF Phillip Evans 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (2)
2B Jose Peraza 2 hits, RBI

Clarke Schmidt 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.86 (#7 prospect)
Mujica 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 13.50
Banuelos (BS, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 3 W, 2 K. 1 WP 3.32
Miller 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.48
M. Gomez (L, 1-1) 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K 1 HBP 2.13

Low A: Tampa (13-12) lost 3-2.
DH Ben Rortvedt solo HR as he starts a rehab assignment

Champlain 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 6 K. 2.70
Cortijo 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.50
Watson (L, 1-2) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 3.71



Minor league action, May 3, 2022

AAA: SWB started the season 3-0, but have slipped to 9-15. Checking the batting averages, no one is hitting, even former major leaguers like Greg Bird, Ron Guzman, or Ryan Lamarre. They lost 2-0 last night, getting just five hits. #2 prospect Oswald Peraza is hitting just .203, and so is #14 prospect Oswaldo Cabrera. And other prospects at lower levels (#1 prospect Anthony Volpe and #3 prospect Jasson Dominguez, for example) are also struggling.

Wesneski (L, 0-3) 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.63 (#8 prospect)
M. Gomez 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 HBP. 2.61
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 6.97

AA: Somerset (15-7) won 8-7.
C Mickey Gasper 2 hits, RBI
RF Michael Beltre grand slam (2)

Spence 4 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1 HBP 4.76
Loseke (W, 4-0) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.98
Ernst (S, 1) 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR 2.63

High A: Hudson Valley (12-10) lost 5-3.
CF Everson Pereira 2 hits (#11 prospect)
C Austin Wells 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (4) (#4 prospect)

Sauer (L, 0-1) 6 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K. 2 WP, 1 HBP. 4.29
Correa 2 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.04

Low A: Tampa (10-11) won 4-1.
3B Marco Cabrera 2 hits, RBI
LF Grant Richardson 2 RBI

Yulie (W, 1-2) 5 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K. 5.40
Santana (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 0.00
Cortijo (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.35
Anderson (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
C. Gomez (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.80




Minor league report.

After being in California for 10 days visiting my sister and her family out there, I am back, fighting jet lag, but now can resume writing after my vacation out there.

AAA: SWB was supposed to host Lehigh Valley but the game was postponed.

AA: Somerset (10-6) scored in the bottom of the tenth to win 2-1.
3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. (3)
C Mickey Gaspar GW single.

Spence 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 4 W, 2 K. 2.77
Espinal 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 6 K. 2.45
Minnick 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.60
Craft (W, 1-2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.71

High A: Hudson Valley ppd.

Low A: Tampa (6-10) lost 5-4.
C Anthony Seigler 2 hits
SS Ben Cowles solo HR (1)
2B Roberto Chirinos 2 RBI

Castro 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 5 K. 1 HBP 0.00
Anderson 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Cortijo (H, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.82
Watson (L, 1-1) 1 2/3 iP, 5 R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. 4.97


Minor League Report.

I will be on vacation and will be on the other side of the country April 15-25 so there won’t be anything for some 10-11 days during that timeframe.

AAA: SWB PPD.

AA: Somerset (2-1) lost 5-3.
CF Brandon Lockridge (#18 prospect) 2 Hits.
DH Elijah Dunham 3 RBI, 2-run HR (1) (#27 prospect)

Vasquez 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. 0.00 (#16 prospect)
Minnick 3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W 4 K. gave up 1 HR. 6.00
Craft (L, 0-1; BS, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR. 20.25

High A: Hudson Valley (2-1) won 9-4.
SS Trey Sweeney 2 hits (# 5 prospect)
CF Everson Pereira 3 hits, 2 RBI (#11 prospect)
DH Austin Wells 2 RBI (#4 prospect)
2B Cooper Bowman 2 RBI (2-run HR (1)); (#25 prospect)
1B T.J. Rumfield 2 hits, RBI

Will Warren 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K. 1 WP. Gave up 1 HR 8.10
Giacone (W, 1-0) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR 3.86
Coleman (H, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Correa 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Low A: Tampa (2-1) won 9-5
CF Jasson Dominguez 2 hits (#3 prospect)
C Anthony Seigler 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (1)
3B Ben Cowles 2 hits, 2 RBI
2B Luis Santos 2 RBI

Champlain 3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K. 3.00
Santana 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1 WP 0.00
Cortijo (W, 1-0) 3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 6.00 1 HBP
Messinger 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1 WP 0.00


Dunham named to All-Arizona Fall League Team

From mlb.com. Yankees’ #24 ranked prospect, OF Elijah Dunham, named to All-Arizona Fall League Team.

OF: Elijah Dunham, Surprise (NYY No. 24)
The Yankees signed Dunham as a nondrafted free agent out of Indiana following the shortened 2020 Draft. This fall, he certainly looked like someone who should have gone in those five rounds. Dunham led the AFL with 11 stolen bases (in 12 attempts). In fact, he was one of only two players with at least 10 extra-base hits and five steals. Stott was the other. Dunham got it done at the plate with a .357/.465/.571 line, two homers, three triples and six doubles in 23 games. (14 RBI). He walked more times (14) than he struck out (10) over 101 plate appearances.

Dunham plays LF and 1B, and is a lefty hitter. He played 93 games between Low and High A this year, hitting .263-13-57 with 28 SB.

Other Yankees prospects in the AFL (Their team, Surprise Sagueros, won their division but lost the Championship game 6-0 to Mesa):

Austin Wells, C, #5 prospect: .344-2-18 in 18 games.
1B Andres Chaparro .275-3-15 in 20 games.

P Clay Aguilar 1-1, 10.24 6 G, 1 start
P Harold Cortijo 0-0, 5.00 8 G
P Zach Greene 0-1, 4.91 8 G

Arizona Fall League Yankees Prospects update

LF Elijah Dunham. 21 games. .351-2-13, 10 SB. Great catch in AFL All-Star Game.
C Austin Wells 16 games. .305-1-16
1B Andres Chaparro 17 games .246-3-15

P Zach Greene 0-1, 5.68 7 games.
P Clay Aguilar 1-1, 11.42 5 games. 1 start
P Harold Cortijo 0-0, 5.00 8 games.
P Tanner Myatt 0-0, 12.00 7 games

The team is 15-10 (Surprise Sagueros)

Heaney signs with Dodgers; Arizona Fall League update.





Andrew Heaney signed a one-year, $8.5 MM deal with the Dodgers. Heaney had a terrible 2021, going 8-9, 5.83 (ERA+ 76) between the Angels and Yankees. As a Yankee, he was 2-2, 7.32, ERA+ 59 (100 is average) in 12 games, 5 starts. Heaney is 32-38 in his career, 4.72 (ERA+ 90).

An update on prospects in the Arizona Fall League.

LF Elijah Dunham .377-2-10 in 17 games. (#24 prospect). Also 10 SB.
C Austin Wells .277-1-11 in 13 games. #5 prospect.
1B Andres Chaparro .231-2-12 in 14 games

P Clay Aguilar 1-1, 6.75 4 games, 1 start.
P Harold Cortijo 0-0, 6.43 6 games
P Zach Greene 0-0, 2.84 6 games


Yankees prospects in the Arizona Fall League

A quick look at how Yankees prospects are doing in the Arizona Fall League.

C Austin Wells (#6 prospect) 10 games, .306-1-10.
OF Elijah Dunham (#24 prospect) 11 games .395-2-10
INF Andres Chaparro 9 games .250-1-8

P Clay Aguilar 1-0, 15.00
P Harold Cortijo 0-0, 6.75
P Zach Greene 0-0, 0.00

Wells bat is not a question. It’s his defense that has scouts wondering if he can stick at catcher.