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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

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 Report. Games played 4/30/22

AAA: SWB (9-13) lost 2-0 to Lehigh Valley, getting just 3 hits in the game and striking out 13x.

Krook 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 4 W, 7 K. 1 HBP 1.96
Espinal (L, 0-1) 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 4 W, 0 K. 3.38
Lane 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.93
Gomez 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.24

AA: Somerset (13-7) won 3-2.
DH Andres Chaparro 2 hits, 2 RBI; 2-run HR (4)

Waldichuk 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 6 K. 1.45 (#6 prospect)
Jennings 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.65
Minnick (W, 2-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 GH, 1 W, 1 K. 3.27

High A: Hudson Valley (12-8) won 7-6.
3B James Nelson 2 hits, 2 RBI
2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits, 2 RBI

Castano 5 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 3 K. 4.50
Mauricio 1 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K. 8.64
Hutchison 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 8.10
Diaz (W, 2-0) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.86

Low A: Tampa’s doubleheader, both games ppd.


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.

Last posting for almost two weeks. I will be across the country on a vacation and visiting family.

AAA: SWB (4-3) lost 5-1.
1B Ron Guzman 2 hits, solo HR (1)

Wesneski (L, 0-1) 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K. 0.00 (#8 prospect)
Lane 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 k. 0.00
McClain 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.00
Bristo 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. 1.93
Weissert 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 H, 3 W, 1 K. 4.15

AA: Somerset (3-2) lost 3-0. Their pitchers struck out 14.
3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits.

Spence (L, 0-1) 4 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.75
Espinal 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 7 K. 2.45
Ernst 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.25

High A: Hudson Valley (3-2) lost 8-1.
1B T.J. Rumfield 2 hits. HV only had 3 total.

Abeyta (L, 0-1) 4 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 HBP 4.500
Myatt 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K. 3.00
Diaz 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 27.00
Blanton 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.50

Low A: Tampa (4-1) won 4-3.
1B Anthony Garcia 2 RBI

Fitts 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 10.13
Milam (W, 1-0) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.25
Watson (H, 1) 2 2.3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Neely (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

Minor League Report.

AAA: SWB (4-1) suffered their first loss of the season, losing 4-3 in 10 innings.
CF Estevan Florial (Yanks #30 prospect) 2 hits.
SS Oswald Peraza (#2 prospect) 4 hits, RBI
LF Miguel Andujar 2 hits

Gil 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.91 (#10 prospect)
Lane 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 0.00
Bristo 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 3.00
Greene 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.50
Miller (L, 0-1) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

AA: Somerset (2-0) won 11-2.
LF Elijah Dunham 2 hits (#27 prospect)
DH Josh Breaux 2 hits, 4 RBI. A 3-run HR (2) (#26 prospect)
3B Andres Chaparro 3 hits
1B Chad Bell 2 hits, 3 RBI
C Rodolfo Duran 3 hits, RBI; Solo HR (1)
2B Oliver Dunn 3 for 3, 3 RBI

Waldichuk (W, 1-0) 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 7 K. 0.00 (#6 prospect) 1 WP
Ernst 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K. 2 WP 5.40
Espianal 1 IP ,1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. 9.00
Zurak 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0W, 2 K. 0.00

Waldichuk put up a great year last year and off to a good start here. A lefty to watch.

High A: Hudson Valley (1-1) won 8-6 in 10 innings.
DH T.J. Rumfield 3 RBI, 2-run HR (1)
LF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits, 2 RBI
3B Eduardo Torrealba 3 hits.

Way 4 1/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 7 K. 2 WP. Gave up 1 HR, 6.23 (#22 prospect)
Myatt 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 2 K. 0.00
Munoz 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.86
Mauricio (W, 1-0) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.40
Blanton (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Tampa (1-1) lost 5-1.
3B Marcos Cabrera 2 hits, solo HR (2)

Panacual (L, 0-1) 3 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K. 5.40
C. Gomez 3 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.40
Neely 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

S.T. Game 13. Yanks lose, 11-3.

One-time Yankees’ prospect Manny Banuelos pitched well, but a couple of minor leaguers got lit up by Toronto in the Yankees’ (5-7-1 in spring training) 11-3 loss on Wednesday night.

Josh Donaldson had 2 hits and an RBI, and minor leaguer Max Burt hit a 2-run HR for the Yanks.

Banuelos 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Sears (BS, L) 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Marinaccio 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Weber 2 1/3 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR.
Espinal 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Luis Severino came through a throwing session ok and is on track to start the second game of the season.

Minor League Report. Big night for Andujar, but Deivi disappoints.

AAA: SWB won 17-11. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, RBI. 1B/3B Miguel Andujar 4 hits, 2 HR, 3 RBI. RF Socrates Brito 2 hits, RBI. DH Derek Dietrich 2 RBI. LF Trey Amburgey 3 hits, 3 RBI, solo HR. C Rob Brantly 2 hits, 2 RBI. 3B/2B Armando Alvarez 2 RBI. SS Andrew Velazquez 2 hits, RBI.

Disappointing outing for Deivi Garcia 3 1/3 IP, 5 R, 3 H, 7 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR, 1 HBP. Addison Russ 4 R in 1 IP. Nick Goody 2 runs in 2 IP. SWB pitchers walked 13.

AA: Somerset lost 5-2. 3B Diego Castillo 2 hits. Carlos Espinal 3 1/3 scoreless IP, 3 K.

High A: Hudson Valley lost 5-1. SS Ezequiel Duran 2 hits. Hayden Wesneski 5 IP, 1 R, 1 H (HR), 8 K.

Low A: Tampa won 10-6. In three games, they have scored 40 runs. DH Anthony Volpe 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2B Trevor Hauer 3 hits, 3 RBI, HR. RF Jake Sanford 2 hits. 1B Spencer Henson 3-run HR. CF Evan Alexander 2 hits, RBI. Sean Boyle 3 IP, 4 K.

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. Severino, Encarnacion rehab. SWB’s magic # is 1.

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AAA: SWB (75-64) won 15-12 to reduce their magic number to 1. A SWB win today in the regular season finale or a loss by Syracuse would give the International League North Division title to SWB.

Luis Severino started the game in his first rehab start after missing all season long. In one inning, he gave up two runs on three hits, one a HR, and struck out two.

DH Edwin Encarnacion, in his first rehab game after suffering a broken wrist, was 1 for 4 with an RBI.

RF Trey Amburgey 3 hits, 2 RBI. SS Breyvic Valera 2 hits, RBI. C Erik Kratz 3 hits, 2 RBI.
3B Mandy Alvarez 4 RBI, a 3-run HR. 1B Gosuke Katoh, a 2-run HR. CF Billy Burns 3 hits, RBI.

AA: Trenton (75-62) lost 3-2. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits.

High A: Tampa cancelled, rain.

Low A: Charleston (73-66) won 8-0. DH Josh Breaux 2-run HR. 3B Welfrin Mateo 3-run HR. C Eduardo Navas 2 RBI. 2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits.

Rony Contreras (W, 12-5, 3.33) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 8 K.
Ramos 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.90
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.41
The Yanks traded 1B/DH/OF Ryan McBroom off of SWB to the KC Royals in exchange for international signing bonus pool money and a player to be named later or cash considerations. McBroom, 27, hit .315 with 26 HR for SWB but the 1B/OF/ DH is blocked by the likes of Luke Voit, Edwin Encarnacion, Greg Bird (yeah, I know…), even D.J. LeMahieu when D.J. plays 1B. Guys like McBroom have to be given 40 man roster spots or you may lose them for nothing in the Rule 5 draft. So the Yanks got something for him.

The Yanks apparently have other guys they want to protect more so than McBroom.