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Minor league action from May 14, 2022. Tampa strikes out 24x in 1-0 loss (Yes, 9 inning game!)

AAA: SWB (12-21) won 4-1.
RF Estevan Florial 2 hits (#30 prospect)
SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits, 2 RBI (#2 prospect)
2B Armando Alvarez solo HR (2)

Wesneski (W, 1-4) 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.31 (#8 prospect)
Lane (H, 3) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.35
Mujica (H, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H< 0 W, 1 K. 6.75
Miller (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.70

The Yanks will soon need to make room on the 40 man roster for pitchers like Wesneski and Ken Waldichuk.

AA: Somerset (20-11) won 8-7.
CF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits.
2B Derek Dietrich 3 hits, 3 RBI. (Ex-MLB). Solo HR (7)
RF Blake Perkins 2 hits
C Rodolfo Duran 2-run HR (2)
1B Max Burt solo HR (2)

Medina 3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 4 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 WP 1 HBP 5.00 (#12 prospect)
Ramirez 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 WP 3.60
Maciejewski (W, 1-0) 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 6 K. 3.10
Ernst (S, 2) 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP 2.76

High A: Hudson Valley (15-16) lost 7-3 in 11 innings. They got just 3 hits.
1B Tyler Hardman 2-run Game-tying, two out HR in bottom of ninth. (3)

Sikkema 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.00 (#20 prospect)
Barclay 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. 1 WP. 1 HBP 1.48
Coleman 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 0.47
Myatt 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1.38
Blanton (L, 0-1) 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. 1 WP Gve up 1 HR 9.58

Low A: Tampa (14-17) lost 1-0, and of the 27 outs they made, they struck out 24 times!
They got just 2 hits.

Champlain (L, 0-2) 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.49
Anderson 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1.65
Watson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.79

Minor League Action May 11, 2022

AAA: SWB (11-20) lost 8-7.
SS Oswald Peraza 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (3). (#2 prospect)
2B Jose Peraza 3 hits, RBI

Krook (L, 1-3) 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.40
Lane 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.54
McKay 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.31
Greene 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.14
Weissert 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.38

AA: Somerset (18-10) won 4-2.
1B Chad Bell 2 RBI

Spence 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.30
Jennings 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.14
Ramirez (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 2.25

High A: Hudson Valley (15-13) won 6-5.
LF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits
1B Spencer Henson 3 hits, 2 RBI,
2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 RBI
PH/3B Tyler Hardman PH 2-run HR (2)

Sauer 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 W, 7 K. 2 WP 5.33
Myatt 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1 WP 1.54
Coleman 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Mauricio (W, 2-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.23


Low A: Tampa (13-15) lost 7-4.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits.
3B Marcos Cabrera solo HR (5)

Castro (L, 0-1) 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1 WP. 1.53
Neely 1 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 8.10
Dees 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.60
Messinger 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.06

Minor League Report. Waldichuk dominates at AA.

A concerning thing is that some Yankees’ prospects are off to very slow starts. In fact, there is an article (I think from NJ.com) on the internet about the regression of Jasson Dominguez, the Martian.

Ken Waldichuk isn’t one of them, however. Read on.

AAA: SWB (10-19) lost 2-1. SWB’s team batting average right now is just .221. They got just 3 hits.

Wesneski (L, 0-4) 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 W, 6 K. 2.48 (With that record and ERA, no run support). (#8 prospect)
Greene 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.97
Lane 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.64
Bristo 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.35

AA: Somerset (17-9) split a DH.
Game 1: Lost 6-3, getting just 2 hits.

Medina (L, 1-2) 5 R, 3 ER, 2 H, 3 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 3.60 (#12 prospect)
Maciejewski 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 WP. 1 Balk. 3.94
Ramirez 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.50
Ernst 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.45

Game 2: Won 3-2 on a one-hitter. Here is where Waldichuk dominated.
SS Anthony Volpe solo HR (4). The #1 prospect is struggling, hitting just .195.
RF Michael Beltre 2 hits, 2 RBI

Waldichuk (W, 3-0) 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 12 K. 1.14 (#6 prospect)
Loseke (S, 1) 2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP. 1.72

HIgh A: Hudson Valley (14-12) split a DH.
Game 1: won 2-0. They only got 2 hits, but Jersey Shore only got 1.

Sikkema 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00 (#20 prospect)
Barclay (W, 3-2) 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1 HBP. 1.29
Myatt (S, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W 2 K. 1.69

Game 2: Lost 4-0, getting just 3 hits.

Castano (L, 0-3) 4 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 4 K. 2 HBP. 1 Balk. 4.50
Diaz 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.86
Mauricio 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 7.36

Low A: Tampa (13-13) lost 6-5.
DH Jasson Dominguez 2 hits. (The “Martian” is struggling at .235)
CF Madison Santos 2 RBI
LF Raimfer Salinas solo HR (1)
C Ben Rortvedt 1 for 2 on rehab.

Panacual 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 4 W, 6 K. 3.20
Messinger 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP. 1 WP. 5.40
Holloway (BS, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.70
Dees 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.91
Neely 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. 7.30
Milam (L, 3-2) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.00







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


Ortiz only player elected by writers into the HOF.

I had the feeling that the only person to be elected to the Hall of Fame by the writers would be David Ortiz, and I also had the feeling that if he made it on the first ballot, that it would not be by much.

Correct on both counts. The Red Sox legend got 307 votes where he needed 296 out of 394 to get in. Needing 75%, Ortiz got 77.9%.

Many notables dropped off the ballot, as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Curt Schilling were in their last year of eligibility. They now go to the Veterans’ Committee. For Bonds, Clemens and Sosa, steroid allegations cost them the Hall. For Schilling, his political viewpoints and some controversial statements.

Others remaining on the ballot, but who have been associated with PEDs found themselves far from the 75% threshold. That included Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez.

Ortiz also has a questionable past with that. Supposedly his name came up on a list that came up positive in 2003, however he has denied it, and there have been false positives associated with the list. Also, there was no list of banned vs. ok substances. So something picked up legitimately at a GNC could cause a positive. To his credit, Ortiz never came up positive after rules were enforced later on.

Ortiz, mostly a DH, was a 10x All-star, 3x WS champ (get to that in a moment), 7x Silver Slugger, a WS MVP, and an ALCS MVP, who played for the Twins (1997-2002) and Red Sox (2003-2016). While ok with the Twins (OPS+ 108), he blossomed into a superstar with Boston (OPS+ 148). He was probably the most influential and most important player in helping the Red Sox end “the Curse of the Bambino” by helping Boston to its first WS title in 86 years in 2004, then he added two more titles onto that.

Ortiz wound up hitting 541 HR, and getting MVP consideration 8x. While never winning the MVP award, he finished in the top 10 7x, and finished 5-4-2-3-4 from 2003-2007. His final season was probably the greatest final season of any player in baseball history, and he finished 6th in MVP voting that year. In his last year, Ortiz, 40, hit .315-38-127, leading the AL in RBI, the majors in doubles (48), the majors in slugging and OPS, and the AL in intentional walks. He hit .286 for his career with an OPS+ of 141 (100 is average). His 162 game average was .286-36-119. He led the league in HR once (54 in 2006), RBI 3x, doubles once, walks 2x, OBP, slugging, total bases and OPS once each, and intentional walks 3x.

In 85 postseason games, he hit .289, with 17 HR and 61 RBI. He won both games 4 and 5 of the 2004 ALCS for Boston, leading them back from a 0-3 deficit to win the AL pennant and eventually the WS, breaking the 86 year old “Curse of the Bambino.” He was ALCS MVP in 2004 (12 for 31, 3 HR, 11 RBI) and WS MVP in 2013 (11 for 16, 2 HR, 6 RBI).

One thing I was and still am critical about is pitchers not coming inside to dust him off of the plate. Can you believe in his whole career, Ortiz was HBP only TWICE? (By comparison, Mantle 13x, Mays 45x, Aaron 32x, Ruth 43x). I’m not for headhunting, but back the guy off the plate?

Ortiz only played 278 games at 1B. 2028 were as a DH.

Here is the ballot, with some notes.

David Ortiz30777.91
Barry Bonds26066.010
Roger Clemens25765.210
Scott Rolen24963.25
Curt Schilling23158.610
Todd Helton20552.04
Billy Wagner20151.07
Andruw Jones16341.15
Gary Sheffield16040.68
Alex Rodriguez13534.31
Jeff Kent12932.79
Manny Ramirez11428.96
Omar Vizquel9423.95
Sammy Sosa7318.510
Andy Pettitte4210.74
Jimmy Rollins379.41
Bobby Abreu348.63
Mark Buehrle235.82
Torii Hunter215.32
Joe Nathan174.31
Tim Hudson123.02
Tim Lincecum92.31
Ryan Howard82.01
Mark Teixeira61.51
Justin Morneau51.31
Jonathan Papelbon51.31
Prince Fielder20.51
A.J. Pierzynski20.51
Carl Crawford001
Jake Peavy001

Bonds, Clemens, Schilling, Sosa drop off. So does anyone not getting 5%, which includes Ryan Howard (MVP , 6 top-10 MVP finishes, and 382 HR), Tim Lincecum (Back-to-Back CYA), Justin Morneau (MVP), Joe Nathan (6x all-star) and Mark Teixeira (409 HR) to name a few.

It really looks good for Scott Rolen to maybe get in next year. A-Rod and Manny Ramirez stand no chance due to steroids and suspensions. Omar Vizquel dropped considerably because of domestic violence and sexual harassment allegations. Andy Pettitte stays on, but HGH admissions hurt him.

Next year will be Jeff Kent’s last year on the ballot. (377 HR, MVP).

The biggest name coming onto the ballot next year is Carlos Beltran (.279, 435 HR, 312 SB). While I think Beltran eventually makes the HOF, I don’t think it will be on the first ballot. The only other one that can get considerable consideration among next year’s newcomers is Francisco Rodriguez. K-Rod had 437 saves, 62 in 2008.

Minor League Rule 5 draft









Because of the lockout, the major league Rule 5 draft could not commence, but the minor league one did.

Boston claimed P Brian Keller off the Yanks. Keller, 27, RHP, was 2-2, 2.77 at AAA SWB in 2021. 11 staerts, 15 relief appearances.

The Yanks claimed Steven Jennings, 23, RHP, from the Pirates. He was at Low A, High A and AA in 2021, 9-1, 4.99.

They also claimed Manny Ramirez from Houston. No, not THAT Manny Ramirez, but a 22 y.o. RHP who didn’t pitch in the minors in 2020 or 2021 but was 0-3, 4.97 in A ball in 2019.

Minor league rule 5 draft. Minor moves.

Game 47. Gleyber’s O and Judge’s D lead Yanks to a 2-1 Win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks will be bringing up Greg Bird tomorrow. (Tommy Kahnle rejoined the Yanks today, replacing Ryan Bollinger, who was there for only one day). Tyler Austin is expected to be the move to go back to AAA. Tough call for Austin. Even though Austin is hitting just .231, he does have 8 HR, 23 RBI. His strikeout to walk ratio, however,  is only 7/43, and that isn’t good. Consider him trade bait if the Yanks are looking into a decent starting pitcher.

The Yanks (32-15) stayed 1 game back of Boston by beating the Angels 2-1 tonight. Luis Severino didn’t have his best stuff, but even without it, went 6 innings and only gave up 1 run. Time to consider him as one of the best pitchers in baseball.

In the first, with two on and one out, Seve got Albert Pujols to GIDP.

In the bottom of the second, Sanchez singled. Didi hit into what at the time, was thought to be a DP. The Yanks appealed, force out instead. This appeal would decide the game. After a walk to Hicks, and an Austin strikeout, Andujar walked (which he does not do often, as the rookie is a free-swinger). Bases loaded, two out for the wunderkind, Torres. He gets an infield single that drives in a run, but after some sloppy fielding, Hicks tries to score to and is nailed at the plate.

With two on and two out in the top of the third, Justin Upton singled to RF, but Aaron Judge fired a laser to home to nail the runner at the plate, preserving the Yanks’ one-run lead. Run Saved.

In the fifth, the player I consider the best player in baseball, Mike Trout, sliced one down the line into the upper deck in RF off of Severino to tie the game at 1. Severino has given up just three HR all year, and one is to Trout and another to Ohtani.

In the bottom of that inning, the Yanks loaded the bases with two out for Stanton, but he popped up.

In the top of the seventh, Judge threw out a runner trying for a double. What is fortunate about this is that, unlike the laser to the plate before, it seemed as if Judge did not throw this ball particularly hard to 2B for this out. The next batter singled, so this probably saved another run.

Bottom of the seventh. For the fourth consecutive game, Gleyber Torres homers (9) and it gives the Yanks a 2-1 lead. We heard the hype when the Yanks got him at the age of 19 two years ago. The hype is real. Torres also ranged far to his left to make a fine defensive play tonight.

With one on and two out in the top of the eighth, Chapman is called upon for a four-out save.  He comes on with a man on first, two out to face Ohtani, and he gets him (after a WP) on a groundout.

Judge 2 OF assists.
Wow. Didi’s slump has him down to .240
Torres 2 hits. Both RBI. HR.

Severino 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 4 W, 5 K. 2.28. Gave up 1 HR. Thanks to Judge.
Green (W, 3-0, 2.42) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.    Thanks to Judge.
Robertson (H, 7) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.76
Chapman (S, 10) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.33

Surprising: Boston DFAd Hanley Ramirez, a Yankee-killer.

Once again, time to strip the HOF ballot from some BBWAA members.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

As the Baseball HOF ballots are being counted (and new, if any, members are to be announced January 24) once again we see that the BBWAA should seriously consider stripping voting privileges away from some of its members.

This year’s case in point (so far): Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer who only voted for two ex-players: former Indians Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel.

If he wants to skip over known and suspected steroid users like Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Manny Ramirez, that is one thing.

But what about others who may need every vote they can in order to receive the 75% it takes to get in? Ex-players like Mike Mussina, Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero or Edgar Martinez?

If someone like Mussina winds up with 74.7%, they don’t round up. Hoffman missed by only a handful of votes last year.

And, if someone like Mussina just misses, he has a legitimate gripe against voters like Livingston.

Voters like Livingston (and others who vote for candidates clearly not HOF worthy just to give them a vote—maybe they were drinking buddies with that player?) should have their voting privileges revoked.

Yanks get Gray from A’s for three prospects.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

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.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (65-39) lost 2-1, and only got one hit.

Mitchell 6 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 3 W, 7 K. 3.42
Mantiply (L, 4-4, 3.22) 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up HR.

AA: Trenton (70-33) won 5-4. 2B Thairo Estrada 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. RF Devyn Bolasky 2 RBI.

Ramirez 6 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR. 3.41
Espinal (W, 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1st AA Game. Started year at Low A Charleston.
Coshow (S, 14) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.25

High A: Tampa (61-42) won 10-4. DH Jeff Hendrix 2 hits, RBI. SS Gosuke Katoh 3 hits, RBI. CF Trey Amburgey 3 hits, 2 doubles, 3 RBI. 1B Tim Lynch 3 hits, solo HR. LF Alexander Palma 2 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Daniel Barrios 2 hits, RBI.

Swanson (W, 4-2, 3.16) 7 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 0 W, 6 K.
Frawley 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.76

Low A: Charleston (56-46) won 5-2. C Donny Sands 3 RBI. CF Estevan Florial (hotly sought after in trade rumors) 2 hits.  2 hits for 3B Oswaldo Cabrera.

Perez (W, 7-3, 2.82) 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 4 W, 3 K.
Morris (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.51
Cedeno (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.93
Sosebee (S, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.22