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Yanks get Gray from A’s for three prospects.

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Brian Cashman got the Yanks their ace in Sonny Gray. It went almost down to the wire, but the Yanks got Gray for three prospects.

So let’s reassess what Cashman has done in the past few weeks. He got rid of the struggling Tyler Clippard and a bunch of prospects (but not the top tier ones) for the following: brought back David Robertson. Got Tommy Kahnle. Got Todd Frazier for 3b (if only for two months, rental), enabling Chase Headley to move to 1B to solve the season long 1B problem. Got Jaime Garcia (if only for a 2 month rental) to fill the Pineda spot that was being filled by Mitchell/Cessa and rookie Caleb Smith. Upgrades all around.

Now he got an ace pitcher to top it off. I’d say Cashman definitely earned his money.

Gray is under team control through 2019. He isn’t a two-month rental like Garcia is. He’s 27, in his prime.

Two years ago, Gray was an All-Star who finished third in CYA voting.

He had a rough 2016, missing 1/3 of the year with an injury, but even with that, is 44-36 in his career with an ERA of 3.42, ERA+ 114 (100 is average, so 14% above). His 162 G. average is 13-11, 3.42. With that ERA his record should be better, and with this offense and this bullpen, I expect that to happen.

This year, he has been 6-5, 3.43. Even though he was just 5-11, 5.69 last season, the ERAs for the other seasons were all 3.08 or lower. Great.

He is an ace, and in picking him up, the Yanks gave up three prospects, and two of them are currently on the DL. Who knows how they recover from those injuries?

James Kaprielian. RHP. 23. Considered their #1 pitching prospect, he has been surpassed. He has missed all of the 2017 season due to Tommy John surgery. He missed almost all of 2016. Not counting the Arizona Fall League, he has pitched in only seven minor league games. He basically has hardly pitched in the last two seasons.

Dustin Fowler. OF Lefty hitter. 22. The poor kid who suffered a major injury in his first MLB inning before he got his first MLB at bat. With people like Clint Frazier and Aaron Judge ahead of him, the Yanks deemed him expendable. As I recently wrote, a pecking order. You may have a lot of talent, but if you are blocked by someone better….

2016 AA .281-12-88, 15 triples, 25 SB
2017 AAA .293-13-43, 13 SB, 8 triples, 70 g.

 

Jorge Mateo. 22. Once a top Yankees prospect at SS, he was passed on the pecking order by Gleyber Torres. Not only that, the Yanks have Didi and Castro at SS and 2B right now. The Yanks moved him to CF, and apparently he has been picking it up well, and has been playing well at AA, but the Yanks apparently like 19 year old Estevan Florial (compared to Adam Jones (5x all star, 4x Gold Glove) as far as ability) better. Florial is currently at Low A Charleston. As I mentioned, ….. pecking order. Not only that, who knows what happens with the free agent market in a few years. Could the CF of the future be Bryce Harper or Mike Trout?

Gray fits the now. He is just 27. Under team control for this year and the next two. Team him with the 23 year old Severino and you have a nice young 1-2 punch.

Now let’s say Tanaka regains his old form in 2018. He’d be 29.

CC is 37, and I’m not looking at him right now, nor Garcia who is a two-month rental, but Jordan Montgomery is just 24. And the Yanks still have Chance Adams, Domingo Acevedo and Justus Sheffield in the wings.

A young and hopefully good rotation. And with a bullpen featuring Chapman, Betances, Robertson, Kahnle, Green, Warren…. I am excited.

Severino and Montgomery are young, haven’t gone too many innings in a season and could be hitting a “wall” soon. The additions of Garcia and Gray guard against that.

Montgomery could be bullpen bound.

Cashman also traded prospect Yefri Ramirez to the Orioles for $$$ to be used against international signings.

So the Yanks get an ace. Granted they gave up three prospects. It wasn’t Torres, Frazier, Sheffield, Acevedo or Adams.

Two of those prospects are on the DL with major injuries and won’t be ready until 2018.

Great job, Cashman.

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Minor League Report. With trade deadline looming, prospects wonder if they’ll be part of package.

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With the trade deadline looming, which prospects will stay and which will be packaged in a major deal? Already AA starter Zack Littell was scratched from Sunday’s start amidst rumors he is part of an upcoming Yankees’ deal.

AAA: SWB (67-39) won 8-1. CF Jake Cave solo HR. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits. RF Billy McKinney 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 2B Donovan Solano 2 RBI. 1B Ji-Man Choi HR, 3 RBI.

German (W, 3-1, 3.51) 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Rumbelow 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Heller 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.21

AA: Trenton (71-34) split a DH.

Reg. sched. gm: Won 8-7 in 8 innings (DHs are 7 inning games). DH Ryan McBroom 3 hits, HR, 3 RBI. His solo HR in the top of the 8th was the game-winning hit. 2B Jorge Mateo 2 hits, RBI. 1B Billy Fleming 2 hits, RBI. LF Zack Zehner 2 hits. 3B Abital Avelino 3 hits, solo HR. RF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits, RBI.

Camarena 4 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 3 W, 3 K. 3.67 Gave up 1 HR.
Schwaab 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 10.38 Just promoted.
Brewer (BS, 2; W, 2-1, 0.90) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Makeup of 6/22 rainout: Lost 5-1. C Jorge Saez HR.

Espinal 3 IP, 0 R,  1 H, 3 W, 3 K. 0.00 Just promoted.
Gomez (L, 2-1, 2.33) 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Carroll 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.23

High A: Tampa (63-42) won 11-3. 2B Nick Solak 4 hits, 2 HR, 6 RBI. CF Jeff Hendrix 3 hits. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits. 1B Tim Lynch 2 HR, 3 RBI.

Widener 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, both unearned, 4 H, 3 W, 2 K. 3.83
Reeves (W, 2-0, 2.30) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Harvey 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.93

Low A: Charleston (57-47) lost 3-2. 2B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. Same for 3B Vicente Conde.

Garcia 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. 2.22
Diehl (L, 9-3, 4.04) 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Minor League Report. Slam for Mateo.

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AAA: SWB (65-38) won 5-4 in 10 innings. DH Mike Ford 2-run HR in the top of the 10th. C Eddy Rodriguez 2 hits, RBI. RF Mason Williams 2 hits. Joe Girardi keeps stating that Chance Adams isn’t ready yet. You wonder how good he’ll be when he is ready. In 20 starts, AA/AAA, Adams is 10-3, 1.96.

Adams 7 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.39.
Shreve (BS, 1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.59
Heller (W, 3-3, 3.29) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.

AA: Trenton (69-33) won 8-4. SS Jorge Mateo grand slam. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits, 2 RBI. RF Jhalen Jackson 3 hits. LF Devyn Bolasky 2 RBI.

Koerner (W, 3-2, 3.56) 6 1/3 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Cortes 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.70
Carroll 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.32
Coshow 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.35

High A:   Tampa (60-42) won 5-2. 1B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits and 2 RBI for SS Kyle Holder. 2 Hits, RBI for LF Alexander Palma.

Mesa 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K. 2.72
Lane (W, 1-0, 4.76) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Frare (H, 1) 2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.17
Foley (S, 3) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.00

Low A: Charleston off.

Minor League Report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB (61-35) won 6-3. LF Jake Cave 2 hits, HR, 5 RBI. 2 hits apiece for RF Billy McKinney, CF Mason Williams & 1B Cito Culver.

German 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 k. 3.86
Gallegos (W, 2-1, 2.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Feyereisen 2 Ip, 1 r, 2 h, 0 W, 0 K. 3.20
Heller 2 iP, 1 r, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 2.77 gave up 1 HR.

AA: Trenton (64-31) won 9-4. LF Zack Zehner 2 hits, HR, 4 RBI. 1B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 RBI. SS Jorge Mateo 2 hits, RBI. DH Jhalen Jackson 2 hits.  3B Billy Fleming 2 RBI

Littell (W, 5-0, 2.25) 6 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 2 W, 9 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Gomez (H, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Coshow 2/3 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 k. 4.58

Littell’s record this year, A+/AA is 14-1, 1.94.

High A: Tampa (53-42) won 7-6 in 13 innings. Down 6-1 after six, they got one in the seventh, one in the eighth, and three in the ninth to tie before winning in the 13th. SS Angel Aguilar 3 run HR in the 9th. CF Jeff Hendrix 3 hits. DH Nick Solak 3 hits, RBI. 2B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Tim Lynch 2 hits, RBI. C Wes Wilson 2 hits.

Widener 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 3 W, 4 K. 4.03
Lane 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 w, 2 k. 11.57. 1st game at Tampa after promotion.
Harvey 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Tarpley (W, 3-0, 0.00) 4 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Espinal (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 w, 3 k. 1.42

Low A: Charleston rained out.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (59-34) won 5-0. LF Rob Refsnyder 3 hits, HR< 2 RBI. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits for SS Tyler Wade, CF Jake Cave, and 1B Cito Culver.

Mantiply 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.48
Cortes (W, 1-2, 1.26) 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.

AA: Trenton (61-31) lost 5-4. 1B Billy Fleming 2 hits, solo HR. 2B Vicente Conde 2 RBI. SS Jorge Mateo and LF Rashad Crawford 2 hits.

Koerner (L, 2-1, 2.21) 7 IP, 5 R 7 H, 3 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Gomez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

Both SWB and Trenton have the best records in their leagues.

High A: Tampa (51-40) won 6-4. Tampa already won the first half (split season) and are assured of a playoff berth.

LF Alexander Palma 3 hits, solo HR. CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits, RBI.

Clarkin (W, 4-4, 2.61) 7 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Foley 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.45

Low A: Charleston (51-42) scored two in the top of the ninth to win 2-1. CF Blake Rutherford (2 hits) with the two-out, two-run HR.  2 hits DH Isiah Gilliam.

Garcia 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 5 K. 1.69
Morris (W, 4-1, 2.74) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up HR.
Sosebee (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.42.

Charleston has the best record in their league so far in the second half (split season) at 17-6. They were only 34-36 in the first half and finished fifth in the first half.

Minor League Report. Castro continues rehab.

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Before getting to the minors, I have to wonder why the disappointing Ellsbury was in the lineup last night, not the hot Clint Frazier, when the Red Sox started a lefty last night.

Probably $$$$, Ellsbury’s contract vs. the rookie.

But with Frazier hot lately, and that left field wall so enticing for a righty batter, a lefty on the mound…. just saying. And Ellsbury still doesn’t look right coming off that concussion.

AAA: SWB (57-34) scored two in the top of the ninth to win 3-1. SS Abiatal Avelino 3 hits, rbi.

Enns 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 4 K. 2.30
Gallegos (W, 1-1, 2.16) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Rumbelow (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

AA: Trenton (61-29) lost 2-1. 3B Billy Fleming HR. 2B Starlin Castro 1 for 4, double, on rehab assignment. CF Jorge Mateo 2 hits.

Littell 7 Ip, 1 R, 6 H, 0 W, 7 K. 1.59
Carroll (L, 1-3, 1.80) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.

High A: Tampa (49-40) won 8-7. SS Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, HR, 4 RBI. 1B Tim Lynch 2 RBI. 3B Daniel Barrios 2 hits, RBI. CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Widener 4 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 1 W, 5 K. 3.94
Frare 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, both unearned, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. 6.35
Tarpley (W, 2-0; 0.00) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Schwaab (S, 5) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.

Low A: Charleston (49-42) won 6-0 on a two-hitter. SS Hoy Jun Park 3 hits, 3 RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. CF Blake Rutherford 2 hits, RBI. 2B Diego Castillo and C Donny Sands 2 hits each.

Perez (W, 6-3, 2.83) 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 4 W, 5 K.
Harris 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.31
Cedeno 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  1.50

Minor League Report. Castro starts rehab.

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The Yankees resume play tonight.

AAA: SWB (56-34) won 6-1. CF Mason Williams 3 hits. 2B Donovan Solano 2 hits, RBI. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, solo HR. LF Jake Cave 2 RBI.

Cessa (W, 4-6, 3.80) 6 IP,. 0 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Lail (S, 2) 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up HR. 4.55

AA:   Trenton (61-28) scored two in the top of the ninth to win 7-5. 2B Starlin Castro was 1 for 3 in starting rehab. CF Jorge Mateo a 2-run HR. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits. 3B Billy Fleming 3 hits, 2 doubles, 3 RBI. C Jorge Saez 2-run HR.

Camarena 6 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 3 W, 3 K. 4.07
Gomez (W, 2-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Pinder (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.00

AA: Tampa (48-40) won 4-2. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, 3 RBI. 2 hits 2B Nick Solak.

Keller 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K. 5.73
Reeves 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 k. 2.82
Foley (W, 1-1;  1.42) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 k.
Mesa (S, 2) 1 Ip, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.04

Low A: Charleston (48-42) won 7-5. C Donny Sands 3 RBI. DH Isiah Gilliam 3 hits, RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits, RBI. RF Carlos Vidal solo HR. 2 hits for LF Estevan Florial.

Nick Green 4 2/3 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 3 W, 6 K. 4.06 Gave up 1 HR.
Frawley (W, 5-1, 1.40) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Lane (S, 2) 2 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 k. 0.79