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The minors.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB split a DH.

Game 1: 4-1 loss. SWB made 5 errors, 2 by Rob Refsnyder (7 this year, a BIG problem. He is averaging an error every other game and it is affecting his hitting (under .200) ). 3 runs given up were unearned. SWB got just 3 hits. Poor Bryan Mitchell pitched well, 7 IP, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 hits, 1 walk and 6 K. But with D like that and no hitting support…

Game 2: SWB won 7-4 to go to 8-9 on the season.  Refsnyder did bounce back with 2 hits and 3 rbi in this one, but besides the 7 errors, is still at just .217 for the young season. DH Slade Heathcott (.323) 2 hits, 2 Rbi. CF Ben Gamel 3 for 3, 2 doubles, triple, .419. Diego Moreno 4 scoreless IP, 1 hit.

AA: Trenton lost 7-3. DH Aaron Judge 2 hits. 1B Dan Fiorito 3 for 3, 2 doubles and 2 RBI.

High A: 3 hits for 3B Miguel Andujar in Tampa’s 7-3 loss. Andrew Bailey, trying to make it back to the majors after shoulder surgery, 2 R, 1 ER in 2/3 IP. 5.40 ERA so far. It would be nice to get him back to his former All-Star level but it is looking like patience will be needed if he ever does get back to it.

A: 6-5 Charleston win. 3 Hits 3B Abital Avelino. RF Austin Aune 2 doubles, rbi. CF Dustin Fowler 2 hits, rbi.

The minors today.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Ok, rumors earlier this week that the Yanks were scouting a guy in the Braves’ minor league system to be a 2B, now more rumors that they may be interested in a Cuban 2B named Andy Ibanez as a free agent. Ibanez is 22, said to have speed but not much power.  (NY Post) I don’t know if Pirela or Refsnyder are reading these reports, but it sure seems as if Refsnyder is, and is affected by them.

Refsnyder is off to a rough start with AAA SWB so far, hitting just .229. While there is belief that the bat will come around (he hit .372 in spring training), the concern is on his defense. The former OF converted to a 2B made six errors in spring training and now has five errors in 11 games for AAA so far. Part of me wonders if turning the pivot may be too much for an OF converted to 2B. Maybe 3B may be better. That’s just me.

AAA: SWB won 4-1. Bryan Mitchell 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 walks and 4 K. Jacob Lindgren 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 3 K. CF Ben Gamel 2 hits, RBI.

AA: Another great outing for top Yanks pitching prospect Luis Severino in Trenton’s 5-1 win. A bit wild, but 5 Ip, 1 R, 3 h, 4 walks and 6 K. 3B Eric Jagielo 2 hits, triple, 3 RBI.

A+: Tampa lost 7-2. 4 players with 2 hits each.

A: Charleston’s game was suspended with Charleston up 8-3 in the top of the sixth. The game will be completed 4/23.

Minor league report. Severino great in Trenton loss.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB lost 3-1. Bryan Mitchell 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 walks and 7 K. Jacob Lindgren continued to struggle, 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 3 K. Nick Rumbelow struck out all 3 batters he faced. 1B Rob Segedin and OF Ben Gamel each had two hits.

AA: Luis Severino, the Yanks top pitching prospect, had a great outing in Trenton’s 5-4, 1o-inning loss.   5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 8 K. 1B Greg Bird had a HR. DH Dante Bichette, Jr. with a double, triple and an RBI.

High A: 3-1 Tampa win. Andrew Bailey a scoreless inning for the win. Angel Rincon 3 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 2 H, 2 RBI for LF Ericson Leonora.

Low A: Charleston won 5-4. SS Jorge Mateo 2 h, 2 RBI. 2B Gosuke Katoh the GW hit in the bottom of the ninth.

Minor league report for 4/9/15. Flores hits for cycle.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: OF Ramon Flores hit for the cycle in SWB’s 8-3 win over Syracuse. Flores was 4 for 4 and drove in 2 runs. The top 4 in the lineup did the damage, with Flores batting 2nd. Leadoff hitter Slade Heathcott had 2 hits and an RBI as did  3rd place hitter Rob Refsnyder. Cleanup hitter Kyle Roller had 3 hits and #5 hitter Tyler Austin had 3 rbi. The Railriders banged out 16 hits.

Bryan Mitchell 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 walks and 3 K.

Danny Burawa 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 walks and  2 K.

Tyler Webb 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 2 K.

Nick Rumbelow (W) 1 2/3 0 r, 0 H, 1 walk and 1 K.

Jacob Lindgren 1/3 ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K.

Jose Ramirez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K.

AA: Trenton @ Erie ppd.

High A: Tampa beat Lakeland 2-1. 1B Matt Snyder 2 for 2. CF Claudio Custodio 2 hits.

Starter Brady Lail 5 Ip, 0 R, 4 H, 0 walks and 9 k.

Low A: Charleston lost 3-2. DH Abialtal Avelino 2 hits, both doubles. LF Chris Breen 2 hits. Yoel Espinol 3 scoreless innings of relief.

S.T. Game 32. Yanks lose other split-squad game, 3-2.


For the sake of clarity, yesterday’s split squad games have been split into S.T. Game #31 for the home game and S.T. Game #32 for the road game.

For moves and the 25-man Opening Day roster, see the S.T. Game #31 post.

In the road game, the Yanks lost to the Tigers 3-2.

John Ryan Murphy had two hits, as did Austin Romine in the home game, as they continue their battle to be the backup catcher to Brian McCann. This spot is the only one not settled yet. Murphy has an option left, Romine does not.

Slade Heathcott, who had a fine spring, had two hits and an RBI.

Bryan Mitchell had a so-so outing. He, along with Chase Whitley, will begin the year at AAA as a starter and be depth in case a starter gets injured or the Yanks need a sixth starter to give the rotation an extra day of rest.

Mitchell 5 Ip, 3 R, 5 H, 2 walks and 6 K.

Kyle Davies 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 3 K.

The Yanks are 16-15-1 for the spring.

S.T. Game 28. Eovaldi and Headley lead Yanks to 7-0 win.


When the Yanks traded Martin Prado and David Phelps for Nathan Eovaldi, the criticism against the 25 year old was on his 15-35 lifetime record so far. Yes, he threw hard, but….

Maybe pitching coach Larry Rothschild is turning Eovaldi from a hard thrower into a PITCHER. Eovaldi’s strong spring contined as the Yanks #4 starter tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings today in a 7-0 Yankees spring training win.

Hopefully he is a late bloomer and now, with experience, starts to turn it on.

Chase Headley backed him up with three hits, including a HR, and 3 RBI. Headley has been having a great spring.

Today marked A-Rod’s debut at 1B.

It’s too bad Rob Refsnyder needs more work on his defense, (five errors this spring), because the dude can hit. He had two more hits and an RBI today. If I make it to a game SWB plays, either in SWB or against LV (close to my home), I’ll be sure to keep my eye on Refsnyder.

Today’s pitching line:

Eovaldi 4 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 5 K.

Whitley one batter and a strikeout.

Rogers 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H 0 walks and 2 K.

It appears as if Whitley and Rogers will both make the team as the long men.

Shreve 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 0 K. He has a shot at the last bullpen spot.

Ramirez 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 2 k.

Moves: The Yanks released Scott Baker. They would like to re-sign him and put him at AAA, but if he gets a major league offer elsewhere….

Jacob Lindgren is coming on fast, but the Yanks don’t want it to be too fast. He was sent down. Probably a good thing, since he has just 19 minor league games and 24 2/3 minor league innings (with 48 K) under his belt. But he’ll be in the Bronx very soon.

Bryan Mitchell and Kyle Davies are also ticketed for AAA.

From the LOHUD Yankees blog.;

Today’s cuts in Yankees camp:

· Optioned RHP Bryan Mitchell and OF Ramon Flores to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

· Reassigned RHP Kyle Davies,  C Francisco Arcia, INF Cole Figueroa, INF Jonathan Galvez, OF Slade Heathcott, C Kyle Higashioka, LHP Jacob Lindgren and RHP Nick Rumbelow to minor league camp.

· Unconditionally released RHP Scott Baker.

S.T. Game 22. Yanks lose 7-6 despite Young’s 2 HR


Chris Young hit 2 HR and Brian McCann added another one, but the Yankees lost to Washington 7-6 in Monday’s spring training game.

Hopefully Brett Gardner heats up when the season starts. He was 0 for 4 yesterday and struck out twice. He’s hitting just .132 this spring.

Starting next Sunday I really get interested. When there is a week left and most cuts have been made, I want to see what we’ve got with the players who are left and going north to the Bronx.

Young went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI, and McCann’s was a 2-run shot. Backup C John Ryan Murphy had two hits as the DH yesterday. The Yanks played with the DH, the Nationals without. Rob Refsnyder continued to hit, going 2 for 2. It’s Refsnyder’s defense that needs some improvement and is why he’ll be ticketed for AAA. However if Stephen Drew fails to hit….

I have read reports where scouts are down on Drew and Carlos Beltran. Just saying.

Bryan Mitchell was so-so in trying to win the #5 starter job.

Mitchell 3 1/3, 2 R, 4 H, 3 walks and 2 K.

Chasen Shreve 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K.

Jose Ramirez 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 hits, 0 walks and 3 K.

Kyle Davies 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 1 K.

Jacob Lindgren 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H,0 walks and 0 K.

The pitchers weren’t helped by three Yankees’ errors. (Noonan, McCann, Arcia).