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Minor League Report. Gil Injured, and Prospect Sanford released in shame.

OF minor league prospect Jake Sanford was released by the New York Yankees yesterday. Here is the NY Post report. (edited)

Following in the footsteps of the infamous Ruben Rivera, another Yankees prospect has been released for allegedly stealing from his teammates. 

The Yankees cut 2019 third-round pick Jake Sanford last Thursday for allegedly stealing from his minor league teammates and scamming people for money online, The Post confirmed. 


According to a source, the 24-year-old outfielder was released last week after a team investigation found Sanford had stolen from teammates, including equipment that he would then try to sell online, as first reported by NJ Advance Media


Additionally, a source said Sanford, who played college baseball at Western Kentucky, also accepted money from prospective buyers for the equipment then failed to deliver the products. 


Sanford spent last year at A ball, both Low-A Tampa and High-A Hudson Valley. He hit .285-16-61 combined in 101 games.

Yankees’ #10 prospect, Luis Gil, injured his elbow in his start last night for AAA SWB. He called for the trainer and said “I’m done”. Gil has started 7 MLB games for the Yankees, including one this year. We’ll see how bad it is and if he needs TJ surgery.

AAA: SWB (13-24) lost 5-2.
CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, solo HR (4). ( #30 prospect .266)
3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits (.310)
DH Greg Bird 2 hits (.169)

Gil 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 7.89 #10 prospect. INJURED. SEE ABOVE.
M. Gomez (L, 1-2) 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.91
Lane 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.29
Marinaccio 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.70

AA: Somerset (23-11) won 7-6.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits (#1 prospect, but off to slow start, hitting just .183)
RF Elijah Dunham 2 hits, 2 RBI (#27 prospect, .226)
DH Josh Breaux 2-run HR (6) (#26 prospect, .195)
CF Brandon Lockridge 2 RBI (#18 prospect .236)
1B Chad Bell 2 hits
3B Max Burt 2 hits, solo HR (3)

The purpose of the batting averages above is to emphasize the point I have made that a lot of the Yankees’ top prospects, and even ex-major league players now in the minors, are not hitting so far this year. And it’s not just the ones listed here.

Spence 5 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR 5.46
Coleman 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Ramirez (W, 2-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.00
Espinal (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.25

High A: Hudson Valley (15-19) lost 5-4.
1B Spencer Henson 2 hits
DH Eric Wagaman 2 hits.
LF Aaron Palensky 2-run HR (2)

Warren (L, 1-3) 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.41
Myatt 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 3 K. 1 WP 1.20
C. Gomez 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K. 0.00

Low A: Tampa (14-20) lost 9-3.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits, 2 RBI
CF Jasson Dominguez 2 hits, RBI. (#3 prospect, .240)
DH Anthony Garcia 2 hits.

Castro (L, 0-2) 4 1/3 IP, 7 R, 7 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 4.09
Anderson 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K. 2.50
Messinger 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 4.26
Watson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.60

One final note. I haven’t seen any Yankees games on WPIX Channel 11, New York, this year, nor do I see any games scheduled for them. If so, it’s sad a long tradition has ended. Channel 11 and Yankees games go back to before I was even born, and that was a little over 60 years ago. I grew up on Yankees’ games on WPIX Channel 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 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

Game 31. Yanks’ bats explode in 15-7 win over White Sox.

Before the game, Luis Gil was brought up and Ron Marinaccio sent down. The move was made because the Yanks needed an emergency starter after the rains last week forced a doubleheader last Sunday.

I was a bit concerned about the move because Gil, although he did ok with the Yanks last year, wasn’t brought up on merit, but because his turn in the rotation lined up. After all, his ERA at SWB was 9.53. I was hoping for a few innings, and for him to keep us in the game. Which is what Gil did. And it was a good night for the Yankees bats to explode as they (23-8) beat the White Sox 15-7.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a 2-run HR in the top of the first after a D.J. LeMahieu double. He was just warming up.

Gil gave up 3 runs in the bottom of the second as the White Sox took a 3-2 lead.

The Yanks came right back with three runs in the third to go up 5-3. With one out, Aaron Judge walked, Anthony Rizzo tripled him home and Stanton hit another 2-run HR (9).

With two out in the top of the fourth, Kyle HIgashioka singled and then LeMahieu doubled him home. 6-3.

A walk, a couple of singles and a WP by Gil let Chicago score in the bottom of the fourth and it was 6-4.

Judge hit his 11th HR, a 456-ft. blast, to make it 7-4 in the top of the seventh.

Even though the Yanks are now 23-8, everything isn’t clicking on all cylinders (Scary isn’t it?). Jonathan Loaisiga is not the Loaisiga of last year, and that is very concerning. Of all the bullpen guys outside of Marinaccio, Loaisiga has performed the worst so far. He gave up a 3-run HR that tied the game at 7 in the bottom of the seventh. Loaisiga had a 2.17 ERA last year, when he may have been the Yanks’ best reliever, but now it is 5.93. I hope nothing is physically wrong but he needs to get straightened out.

The Yanks exploded for seven runs in the top of the eighth, and it all happened with two out. Three straight walks, to Marwin Gonzalez, PH Gleyber Torres, and LeMahieu, loaded the bases. Judge got an infield single to make it 9-7, and put runners on first and second. A PB moved the runners up. Rizzo walked to load the bases, and Stanton singled in two runs to complete a six-RBI night for him and make the score 11-7. Josh Donaldson then hit a 3-run HR (3) to make it 14-7.

In the ninth, Judge hit a SF with the bases loaded to make it 15-7.

LeMahieu 3 hits, RBI
Judge 2 hits, 4 RBI. Solo HR (MLB LEADING 11th)
Stanton 3 hits, 6 RBI. Two 2-run homers (9)
Donaldson 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (3)
Higashioka 2 hits.

Gil 4 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1 WP 9.00
Castro 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.46
Luetge (H, 3) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.66
Loaisiga (W, 1-1; BS, 1) 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.93
Green 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.38



Games 26 & 27. Yanks split a DH with Texas.

Before the Mother’s Day DH against Texas, a couple of moves. Tim Locastro goes on the IL with a back injury, and with the Yanks playing 23 games in 22 days, Ron Marinaccio was brought up. Also, for the DH only, Estevan Florial was brought up.

The Yanks (19-8) didn’t hit much Sunday, and split a DH with Texas.

Game 1: Gleyber Torres hit a walkoff HR (4) in the bottom of the ninth as the Yanks won 2-1. The Yanks didn’t get a hit until the sixth inning, when Aaron Judge singled, Anthony Rizzo singled Judge to third, and Giancarlo Stanton hit a SF.

With one out in the top of the seventh, Gerrit Cole gave up a HR to the last batter he faced (pitch #114. One batter too many? But then Cole did strike out the previous hitter on three pitches) and the score was tied. Torres led off the bottom of the ninth with his game-winning blow. The Yanks only had five hits in this game.

Torres 2 hits, RBI. Solo GW HR (4)

Cole 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 10 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.67
Loaisiga 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.63
Holmes (W, 3-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.64

Game 2: Michael King has been great all year, but maybe he was due for a clunker. Yanks lose 4-2.

The Yanks only had three hits in this game. They took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a 2-run HR by Giancarlo Stanton (6).

Yankees’ starter Jordan Montgomery gave up a HR in the top of the sixth and Texas had cut the Yanks’ lead to 2-1.

In the seventh, Montgomery gave up a leadoff double. King came in and gave up a walk, but then got a strikeout and a forceout. It looked like King was going to get out of it and would be the dominating King we have seen all year. But then a WP tied the game, and on the next pitch, King gave up a 2-run HR that made it 4-2 Texas, and that turned out to be the final score.

Stanton 2-run HR (6)

Montgomery 6+ IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 2.90
King (L, 2-1; BS, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 w, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 WP 1.42
Peralta 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.80

Spoiler Alert: I’ll post the minor league games of Sunday tomorrow, but you know how I’ve been writing about AA pitcher Ken Waldichuk. Check out what he did today. If no time, check my report tomorrow.



May 6, 2022. Rain washes out Yanks, AA and High A. Here’s AAA and Low A results.

Rain did a number on a lot of games yesterday. The Yankees were rained out and will have a traditional Mother’s Day doubleheader this Sunday.

Rain also washed out the games for the Yankees’ AA and High A affiliates.

AAA: SWB (10-16) won 8-7 in 10 innings.
C Max McDowell 2 hits, 2 RBI
2B Jose Peraza 3 hits, 2 RBI
3B Armando Alvarez 2 RBI

Krook 4 iP, 6 R, 5 ER, 8 H, 3 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 3.33
McKay 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.80
Lane (BS, 2) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.74
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 Balk. 0.00 (#28 prospect)
Greene 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 H, 2 K. 5.56
Weissert (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.86

Low A: Tampa (13-11) won 9-3.
CF Jasson Dominguez 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (2). (#3 prospect)

Carela (W, 2-0) 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 1.96
Anderson (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1 HBP. 0.00
C. Gomez 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 W, 1 K. 1.62

Minor league report, Games of 5/1/22

AAA: SWB (9-14) lost to Lehigh Valley, 9-3, giving up 7 runs in the last two innings.
(Didn’t SWB start out 4-0?)

CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI (#30 prospect)
C Max McDowell 2 hits.
LF Ryan LaMarre 2 hits, RBI.

Banuelos 4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 4 K. 2.16
McKay 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 2.00
Marinaccio 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K. 0.00 (#28 prospect)
McClain (L, 0-1; BS, 1) 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 0 K. 7.56
Miller 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.15
Mujica 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 18.00

AA: Somerset (14-7) won 5-0 on a one-hitter.
SS Anthony Volpe solo HR (3) (#1 prospect)
DH Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, 2 RBI. (#18 prospect)
3B Andres Chaparro 2-run HR (5)
C Mickey Gasper 2 hits.

Brito (W, 2-1) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 6 K. 0.89
Ramirez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Zurak 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Hudson Valley (12-9) lost 8-6.
CF Everson Pereira 2 hits, RBI (#11 prospect)
1B Eric Wagaman 2 RBI. 2-run HR (1)
C Austin Wells solo HR (3) (#4 prospect)
LF Aaron Palensky solo HR (1)

Low A: Tampa (9-11) split a doubleheader.
Game 1: Won 3-2.
1B Anthony Garcia 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (6)

Champlain 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR 2.87
Dees (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.00
Neely (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.40

Game 2: Lost 3-0, getting just one hit.

Panacual (L, 0-2) 4 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 W, 7 K. 2 HBP. 3.45
Milam 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.00
Messinger 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.50
Watson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.61


Game 19. Yanks win 6th straight, 10-5.

Jameson Taillon was a bit shaky, and Ron Marinaccio had trouble closing out the game, but behind 4 RBI by Aaron Judge (including a 3-run HR), the Yankees (13-6) won their sixth game in a row, 10-5 over Baltimore Thursday afternoon.

Taillon escaped a second and third, two out jam in the first inning but gave up runs in the second and third innings. He didn’t help himself in the third inning with a HBP and two wild pitches.

The Orioles helped the Yanks out by making five errors in the game. The Yanks got four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a lead they would not relinquish.

In that bottom of the fifth, Tim Locastro reached on an error, and scored when Marwin Gonzalez doubled. After an out, D.J. LeMahieu reached on an error, Gonzalez going to third. Judge’s single scored Gonzalez, tying the game, and D.J. went to second. Anthony Rizzo singled to make it 3-2, with Judge going to second. Giancarlo Stanton singled in Judge and it was 4-2.

In the sixth, Joey Gallo led off with a walk and went to second on a WP. Tim Locastro singled Gallo to third, and Gonzalez scored Gallo with a SF. 5-2.

The Yanks got another run in the seventh to make it 6-2. LeMahieu doubled and went to third on a flyout by Judge. After Rizzo lined out and Stanton walked, Josh Donaldson singled in D.J.

The Yanks iced the game in the bottom of the eighth to make it 10-2. Locastro walked, and one out later, Kyle Higashioka was HBP. An error loaded the bases, and all runners moved up, Locastro scoring, on a WP. Judge then hit a 3-run HR (5) to make it 10-2.

Marinaccio had trouble closing it out, giving up three runs, and Lucas Luetge had to come in to get the last out.

Judge 2 hits, 4 RBI. 3-run HR (5)
Rizzo 2 hits, RBI
Gonzalez 2 RBI

Taillon 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 HBP. 2 WP. 3.26
Castro (W, 2-0) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.45
Peralta (H, 2) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.45
Loaisiga (H, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 6.75
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.32
Marinaccio 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 WP. 11.25
Luetge 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 5.68

Notes: Good to see nice outings from Loaisiga and Green after both have been getting roughed up a bit lately. As for Marinaccio, teams have to cut down from 28 to 26 in a few days and it appears he will be one of those going down. In his last two outings, Marinaccio was entrusted to close out Yankee blowout wins, and in both games he had trouble. 1 IP, 2 R in the April 24 blowout of Cleveland, 10-2, and today’s outing. Neither outing helped his cause.

UPDATE: Marinaccio was sent down after the game, as Aaron Hicks returned from paternity leave. Cuts to 26 from 28 still have to be made soon.

Game 4. Yanks blanked by Toronto, 3-0.

Jameson Taillon pitched pretty well, but got no run support as the Yankees (2-2) lost to Toronto, 3-0, Monday night.

George Springer hit a 2-run HR off Taillon, and added an RBI double later on off Michael King for Toronto’s runs.

The Yanks only had four hits in the game, all singles, two by Joey Gallo.

Gallo 2 hits.

Taillon (L, 0-1) 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.60
King 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.93
Marinaccio 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 0.00

Game 2. Rizzo and Stanton power Yanks to 4-2 win.

Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton became the first pair of Yankee teammates ever to each homer in the first two games of a season. Each hit 2-run homers in the Yankees’ (2-0) 4-2 win over Boston Saturday.

Luis Severino gave up a 2-run HR to Alex Verdugo in the second inning which put Boston up 2-0,

Rizzo tied it in the fourth, and Stanton’s 437 ft. blast in the sixth was the game-winner.

Ron Marinaccio made his MLB debut, pitching a scoreless inning of relief.

Severino 3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K. gave up 1 HR. 6.00
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00. MLB DEBUT
Castro 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.00
Luetge (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Green (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K 0.00
Holmes (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.40
Chapman (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

The Yankees’ bullpen tossed six no-hit innings.