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Betts (AL) Yelich (NL) win MVP honors. Yanks finish 12, 19, 20 and 22. Final AFL stats for Yanks’ prospects.

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Mookie Betts of Boston won the AL MVP quite handily, getting 28 of the 30 first place votes. Mike Trout of the Angels finished as the runnerup for the fourth time (Trout has won the award twice). Trout got one first place vote, and Betts’ teammate, J.D. Martinez, who finished fourth, got the other.

As for Yankees, Aaron Judge finished 12th, Giancarlo Stanton 19th, Didi Gregorius finished in a tie for 20th (he was also 20th last year) and Aaron Hicks finished in a tie for 22nd.

Christian Yelich of Milwaukee won the NL MVP, getting 29 of the 30 first place votes (the only other one going to Jacob DeGrom of the Mets, who finished fifth). Javier Baez of the Cubs was the runnerup.

The Glendale Desert Dogs Arizona Fall League season is over with a 12-18 record. Here is how Yankees’ prospects did:

SS Thairo Estrada .238-0-7
1B Steven Sensley .197-0-9
CF Estevan Florial .178-0-8

SP Jordan Foley 0-2, 9.15
RP Hobie Harris 1-0, 4.20
RP Matt Wivinis 0-1, 1.50
RP Kyle Zurak 0-1, 11.57

 

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Yanks retain infield depth. Re-sign minor leaguer Urshela. Twins’ Mauer retires. Catching up with the AFL.

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The Yanks have apparently re-signed Gio Urshela, 3B, to a minor league contract to provide minor league depth.

Urshela, 27, finished last year at SWB. In 167 MLB games, with Cleveland and Toronto, he has hit .225-8-39, OPS+ 57. He is known more for his defense.

In 2018, he only played in 19 MLB games, all with Toronto, and hit .233-1-3 in 43 at bats.

Twins C/1B Joe Mauer, 35, has announced his retirement. Mauer was a 6x All-Star, won 3 batting titles, the 2009 MVP (he finished in the top 10 three other years), 5x Silver Slugger winner. He also won 3 Gold Gloves. His 162 g. average was. .306-12-80, OPS+ 124. He hit .275-0-1 in 10 postseason games.

On baseball-reference.com, Mauer is listed as the 7th best catcher of all-time, between Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey.

Catching up with the Arizona Fall League,  the Glendale Desert Dogs, who have some Yankees’ prospects on the team, are 10-15. The season ends next Thursday, Nov. 15 and the Desert Dogs have been eliminated from the playoffs. Not too good numbers by these guys:

SS Thairo Estrada .250-0-7
1B Steven Sensley .179-0-7
CF Estevan Florial .169-0-8

SP Jordan Foley 0-2, 10.34
RP Hobie Harris 1-0, 4.50
RP Matt Wivinis 1-0, 1.59
RP Kyle Zurak 0-1, 16.20

 

 

Arizona Fall League update; Toronto names manager.

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Now that the World Series is over, a update on the Arizona Fall League and Yankees’ prospects there.

The prospects are playing for the Glendale Desert Dogs, who are 6-11 so far. So far they are struggling.

SS Thairo Estrada .255-0-5
1B Steven Sensley .224-0-6
CF Estevan Florial .163-0-7

Relief Pitcher Hobie Harris 0-0, 5.00
Relief Pitcher Matt Wivinis 0-1, 1.08
Starting Pitcher Jordan Foley 0-1, 14.04
Relief Pitcher Kyle Zurak 0-1, 17.36

Toronto has a new manager as Charlie Montoyo was named to replace John Gibbons.

Minor League Report. SWB gets walkoff win in Game 1 while Trenton loses.

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AAA: Mark Payton hit a walkoff HR as SWB beat Lehigh Valley 3-2 in Game 1 of their division series. Payton had 2 RBI in the game. SS Gio Urshela 3 hits. 2 hits for C Francisco Diaz.

Swanson 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Lail 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Sheffield (BS) 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K.
R. Espinal 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.
J. Harvey (W) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

AA: Trenton lost Game 1 of their series, 8-0. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits. C Jorge Saez 2 hits. 3 hits for 3B Angel Aguilar.

Keller (L) 7 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K
Reeves 2/3 IP, 4 R, 1 H, 3 W, 1 K.
Harris 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.

 

Minor League Report. Minor league seasons end, King dominant again.

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AAA: SWB won 5-1 to finish 73-65. They will host LV on Wednesday in Game 1 of their division series. Michael King was once again dominant. DH Mark Payton 2 hits, RBI. 2B L.J. Mazzilli 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Wilkin Castillo solo HR.

King (W, 4-0, 1.15) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Adams (H, 1) 1 IP,  0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.78
Sosebee (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.59
Lail 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.36

King started the year at High A Tampa and has jumped two levels. 23, RHP, he was 11-5, 1.79 in 25 games, 24 starts, this season.

AA: Trenton (79-61) scored in the bottom of the 9th to beat Reading 2-1. 3b Angel Aguilar solo HR. The winning run scored on an error.

Abreu 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K.  0.00  22, RHP. AA DEBUT.
Frawley (H, 3) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.  5.56
Harris (BS, 1; W, 1-1, 4.70) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up game-tying HR in top of the 9th.

Trenton goes to New Hampshire for Game 1 of a division series on Wednesday.

High A: Tampa finished the season Sunday at 70-67.

Low A: Charleston ended their season 64-72 with a 7-4 win today. 1B Dermis Garcia 3 hits, 2 HR, 4 RBI.

Yajure 5 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.90
Ramos (W, 8-2, 3.57) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Alvarez (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  0.87

Minor League Report. Pitchers dominant.

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AAA: SWB (69-64) won 2-1, scoring in the bottom of the 9th. Zack Zehner 2 RBI. Tyler Wade 2 hits. C Gary Sanchez 0 for 4. 2B Abiatal Avelino 2 hits.

King 6 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 6 K.   1.09  (Overall, 3 levels, 10-5, 1.80; started at Tampa)
Cessa (BS, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.   2.73
Adams (W, 4-5, 4.91) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.

SWB is one game out of a wild card spot, and the regular season ends on Labor Day (Monday). We’ll see what the next few days hold.

AA: It’s unknown yet if they”ll be a division champ or a wild card, but Trenton has clinched a playoff spot. On Wednesday, they won 5-0. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 doubles, RBI. DH Rashad Crawford 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Nick Green (W, 1-2, 3.63) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.   (2 levels, A+/AA 8-7, 3.32)
Harris 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K.  4.05.

No playoffs for Tampa or Charleston.

High A: Tampa (67-66) had both games of their DH rained out.

Low A: Charleston (61-70) won 6-1. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, RBI. DH Dermis Garcia 2 RBI. CF Leonardo Molina 2 hits.

Junk (W, 7-5, 3.77) 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR
Higgins (S, 1) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.  2.75

Minor League Report. German and Sanchez on rehab.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpgAAA: SWB (67-62) lost to LV 2-1, giving up a run in the bottom of the 9th. RF Zack Zehner 2 hits.

Swanson 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K.   4.09
Sheffield (BS, 2) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up HR.  2.66
Kontos (L, 3-2, 2.01) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K.

AA: Trenton (71-60) won 7-6. 1B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2B Brandon Wagner drew 4 walks. LF Trey Amburgey 3 hits, HR, 4 RBI. DH Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Bollinger (W, 8-5, 4.00) 5 Ip, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.  4.42
Harris 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.  5.79
Frawley (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.  7.13

High A: Tampa (65-66) won 5-4 in 10 innings. LF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, RBI.

German 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K. 0.00  Rehab stint.
Kamplain 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K.  4.38
Ort 1 1/3 IP, 4 R,  3 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K.  6.64
Zurak (W, 3-2, 4.60) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Low A: Charleston (59-68) lost 4-3 in 10 innings. RF Carlos Vidal 3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 RBI. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits, solo HR. 2B David Metzgar 2 hits.

Contreras 4 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K.  4.08
Ramos 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 6 K.  3.70
C. Espinal (L, 0-2, 3.18) 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.

Gary Sanchez: Rehab game for Gulf Coast League Yankees East as DH. 0 for 3, walked, scored a run. Reached on error, 2 popups.