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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 13, 2022

AAA: SWB (11-21) lost 3-0.
C Max McDowell 2 of team’s 3 hits.

Weber (L, 1-1) 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.00
Espinal 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1 HBP. 5.40
Bristo 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 5.40
Marinaccio 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.93
McClain 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.25

AA: Somerset (19-11) lost 2-1 in 10 innings.
DH Jeisson Rosario 3 hits, RBI.

Randy Vasquez 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1.96 (#16 prospect)
Loseke 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. 1 WP 1.93
Craft (L, 1-3) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.75

High A: Hudson Valley (15-15) lost 8-3.
SS Cooper Bowman 3-run HR (3) (#25 prospect)

Way (L, 1-1) 2 2/3 IP, 8 R, 8 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1 HBP. 6.86 (#22 prospect)
Ruegger 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 5.68
Hutchison 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 4.63
Correa 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.71

Low A: Tampa (14-16) won 3-2.
3B Marco Cabrera 2 hits
2B Ben Cowles 2 hits, 2 RBI Solo HR (2)

Carela 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 8 K. gave up 1 HR. 1 Balk. 2 HBP. 2.25
C. Gomez (W, 1-0) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 Balk. 1.42
Messinger (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 WP 4.76
Neely (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K 7.53

Minor League Action, May 10, 2022



AAA: SWB (11-19) won 2-0.
LF Miguel Andujar 2 hits.
3B Phillip Evans 2 hits, RBI
RF Matt Pita solo HR (4)

Sears 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 8 K. 0.79 (Hope Yanks bring him back up soon. #24 prospect)
Mujica 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.20
McClain 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 5.91
Miller (W, 1-2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 2.92

AA: Somerset (17-10) lost 4-3.
LF Elijah Dunham 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3) (#27 prospect)

Brito (L, 2-2) 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 3 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 1.42
Minnick 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.87
Craft 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K. 2 WP. 6.97

High A: Hudson Valley (14-13) lost 12-4.
C Austin Wells 3 hits, 3 RBI. Solo HR (5). (#4 prospect)

Abeyta (L, 0-2) 2 IP, 6 R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 2 HBP. 6.19
Hutchison 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.59
Blanton 1 IP, 4 R, 0 H, 5 W, 1 K. 1 Balk. 1 HBP. 8.31. Quite wild.
Ruegger 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 9.00
Correa 2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.84

Low A: Tampa (13-14) lost 12-11.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (3) (#17 prospect)
CF Jasson Dominguez 3 hits, 4 RBI Solo HR (3) (#3 prospect)
1B Anthony Garcia 2 hits.
RF Madison Santos 2 RBI 2-run HR (2)
3B Marcos Cabrera 3 RBI . 3-run HR (4)

Yulie 3 2/3 IP, 8 R, 4 H, 3 W, 3 K. 1 Balk. 2 HBP. Gave up 1 HR 7.97
Anderson (L, 1-1) 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1.84
Watson 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR. 1 WP. 4.00
Holloway 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 2.35
C. Gomez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.53

Couldn’t post this until I got out of Facebook jail (what’s happening to our country? Wake up, people! Defend your 1st Amendment (and other rights under other Amendments!))

Minor League action on May 4, 2022.

AAA: SWB PPD.

AA: Somerset (15-8) lost 3-1, getting just 3 hits.
1B Derek Dietrich HR (4)

Boyle 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 9 K. 1 WP. 1 HBP. 4.42
Minnick (L, 2-1) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.29
Craft 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.75

High A: Husdon Valley (12-11) lost 5-0.
LF Pat Demarco 3 hits.

Warren (L, 1-2) 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. 2.57
Myatt 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR. 1.93
Diaz 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 4.32
Mauricio 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 8.10

Low A: Tampa (11-11) won 7-5.
DH Alexander Vargas 2 hits
LF Grant Richardson 2 hits, 3 RBI
SS Roberto Chirinos 2 hits.

Castro 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.69
Watson 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W 2 K. 1 HBP 4.20
Messinger (BS, 1) 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR 5.14
Neely (W, 2-0) 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 W, 3 K. 1 WP 6.00

Minor League Games from 4/28/22. A couple of blowout wins and a squeaker.

AAA: SWB (9-10) won 15-6.
SS Oswald Peraza (#2 prospect) 3 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (2)
OF (LF/CF) Estevan Florial (#30 prospect) 3 hits, 2 RBI
2B Oswaldo Cabrera (#14 prospect) 3 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (1)
CF Ender Inciarte 2 hits, 3 RBI
C David Freitas 2 hits, 2 RBI
DH Rob Brantly 2 hits
RF Ryan LaMarre 2 hits

D. Garcia 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 4 W, 3 K. 1 HBP. Gave up 1 HR. 9.00 (#29 prospect)
Nittoli (W, 1-0) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 9.35
Lane (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.08
McKay 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 2.25

As nice as the win was, the regression of Deivi Garcia is still concerning. In fact, a lot of top prospects have started out slowly so far.

AA: Somerset (11-7) won 15-3.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits, 4 RBI (#1 prospect)
LF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (2) (#18 prospect)
2B Derek Dietrich. 4 RBI. Grand Slam (2)
C Mickey Gasper 2 for 2, 2 walks.
1B Chad Bell 4 for 4, 3 RBI, 3-run HR (1)
3B Jesus Bastidas 2 for 2, 2 walks.

Vasquez 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1 WP. (#16 prospect) 2.61
Loseke (W, 3-0) 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. 2 WP. Gave up 1 HR. 2.53
Ernst (H, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.54
Craft 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.75

High A: Hudson Valley (10-8) lost 2-0. They only had 3 hits.

Barclay (L, 2-2) 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1.56
Munoz 4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. 6.30
Blanton 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1.50

Low A: Tampa (8-10) won 2-1.
1B Anthony Garcia 2-run HR (5)
3B Marcos Cabrera 2 hits.

Carela (W, 1-0) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1 HBP 0.71
C. Gomez (S, 1) 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K. 3 WP 1.93

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


S.T. Game 11. Yanks beat Tigers 11-7.

It was a good day Monday for a lot of players in Yankees camp who had something to prove, as the Yanks (4-6-1 in Spring Training) beat Detroit 11-7.

We will start with Gleyber Torres, who homered. After two great seasons in 2018 and 2019 where Gleyber hit 24 and 38 HR, Gleyber has had only 12 HR since. I don’t think he’ll hit 38 again, but if he can get back to 20-25 HR that would be great. The OPS+ of 122 and 128 dropped to 103 and 93 the past two seasons (100 is average). Gleyber is still only 25 years old, but here is hoping that OPS+ can get to 115 or above.

Deivi Garcia (#29 Yankees prospect), 23 in May, had an atrocious 2021. Today he pitched 3 innings, only giving up 1 run as he tries to get back to 2020 form.

Luis Gil (#10 Yankees prospect), who turns 24 in June and who started six games for the Yankees last season, pitched three scoreless innings.

22 year old Cooper Bowman (#25 Yankees prospect) who was in low A Tampa last year, went 2 for 2 with a 3-run HR.

Tim Locastro, trying to make the team as a backup outfielder, had two hits.

Ex-Texas Ranger 1B Ronald Guzman, probably ticketed for AAA, had three hits and drove in five runs. But if anything happens to Anthony Rizzo, Guzman could get a call.

With Ben Rortvedt maybe unlikely to be ready to start the season due to an oblique strain, a few catchers are looking at that backup catcher job. One is Max McDowell, who had two hits.

The Pitching Line:

Garcia 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K, Gave up 1 HR.
Chapman (W) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Gil (H) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Semple 1 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Craft 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Minor League Report. Lots of Doubleheaders. No-hitter at High-A. 3 HR for Breaux.

AAA: SWB (37-19) split a DH. (7-inning games in this and below for the DHs)

Game 1: Lost 6-5 in 8 innings. CF Estevan Florial 2 RBI, solo HR. RF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 3B Andrew Velazquez 2 RBI.

Game 2: Won 1-0. Brandon Wagner 2 for 2, RBI. Matt Krook (1-1, 3.21) 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. Trevor Lane (S, 2.08) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.

AA: Somerset (38-20) won 5-0. Starter Glenn Otto (6-3, 3.17) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 W, 8 K. 3B Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI. C Donny Sands 2-run HR. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. RF Aaron Palensky 3 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (39-19) swept a DH.

Game 1: won 7-1. SS Ezequiel Duran 3 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR. Elijah Dunham 3 for 3, RBI, 3 SB. Starting P Mitch Spence (3-1, 3.79) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K. gave up 1 HR.

Game 2: Won 5-0 on a combined no-hitter (just 7 IP). C Josh Breaux not only caught the combined, shortened no-no, but he went 3 for 3, drove in all 5 runs, and all 3 hits were home runs.

Sean Boyle 4 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 3 K. 0.00
Nick Ernst (W, 4-0, 4.45) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 WS, 4 K
Derek Craft 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.70


Low A: Tampa (39-18) split a DH.

Game 1: Won 14-2.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 for 2, 3 walks, 2 RBI. Solo HR.
DH Austin Wells 2 RBI
CF Everson Pereria 2 HR, 6 RBI. 2-run HR and a Grand Slam
RF Jake Sanford solo HR.
3B Jesus Bastidas solo HR.

Game 2: Lost 5-1. RF Juan DeLeon HR.