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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, 9-19-21.

AAA: SWB (68-49) beat Lehigh Valley, 5-1. Starting P JP Sears 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 7 K, 1 WP.
I thought at this point in the season, he’d be shut down, but LF Miguel Andujar started another rehab stint and was 1 for 2, single, RBI and a walk.
CF Greg Allen 3 hits. DH Trey Amburgey 2 hits. RF Socrates Brito 3 hits, 2 RBI.

AA: Somerset (72-47) lost 5-4. #8 prospect Luis Medina No-decision. 6 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 4 W, 4 K. 1 WP. 1 Balk.
SS Oswald Peraza (#3 prospect) 3 hits. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera (#16 prospect) 2-run HR.
DH Dermis Garcia 3 hits, solo HR.

High A: Hudson Valley (71-49) lost 6-5. DH Austin Wells (#6 prospect) 2 hits. C Carlos Narvaez 2 hits, RBI.
LF Jake Sanford (#23 prospect) 2 hits, RBI. 3B James Nelson 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Low A: Tampa (73-43) lost 5-4. LF Kyle Battle 2 RBI. 1B Pedro Diaz 2 hits.

Minor League Action, 9-17-21.

AAA: SWB (65-49) lost to Lehigh Valley, 10-8. LF Greg Allen 2 hits, RBI. 1B Rob Brantly 2 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Armando Alvarez 2 hits, 2 RBI. C Max McDowell 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.

AA: Somerset (72-45) won 2-0. Starting P Hayden Wesneski (#15 prospect) 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 8 K, 1 HBP.
LF Michael Beltre 2 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (70-48) won 3-2. Starting P Josh Maciejewski 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 7 K. 1 WP.
#1 Prospect SS Anthony Volpe solo HR. #23 Prospect LF Jake Sanford 2 hits, solo HR.

Volpe’s stats (Low and High A combined): .295-27-86, 32 SB. He is 20 yrs. old, Yanks first round pick in 2019.

Low A: Tampa’s game cancelled.

Minor League Action from 9-9-21.

AAA: SWB (62-46) won both games of a doubleheader.

Game 1: Won 6-1. Starting P JP Sears 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 8 K. Gave up a solo HR. Reliever Ron Marinaccio 1 IP, 1 W, 3 K.
CF Estevan Florial (#21 prospect) 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. LF Trey Amburgey 3 RBI.

Game 2: Won 11-3. 3B Armando Alvarez 3 hits, 4 RBI, 2 HR, a 2-run HR, and a solo HR. 1B Rob Brantly 2 hits, 3 RBI, 3-run HR. 2B Matt Pita 2-run HR.

AA: Somerset PPD.

High A: Hudson Valley (65-46) lost 6-4. Starting P Beck Way (#22 prospect) 2 2/3 IP, 5 R, 3 H, 4 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 WP. Took the loss. DH Everson Pereira (#13 prospect) 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. CF Elijah Dunham (#24 prospect) 2 hits, RBI. RF Jake Sanford 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Low A: Tampa’s game suspended with Tampa losing 5-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Minor league action from 9-8-21.

AAA: SWB PPD.

AA: Somerset (65-44) won 1-0. Starting P Luis Medina (#8 prospect) Win, 7 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 1 W, 5 K.

High A: Hudson Valley (65-45) lost both games of a doubleheader.

Game 1: Lost 4-0. SS Anthony Volpe (#1 prospect) 2 Hits. DH Austin Wells (#6 prospect) 2 hits.
2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits.

Game 2: Lost 10-8. Volpe DH. 2 hits, RBI, solo HR and a double. RF Jake Sanford (#23 prospect) 2 hits, 4 RBI, 3-run HR.
CF Pat DeMarco solo HR. LF Frederick Cuevas solo HR. SS Torrealba 2 hits.

Low A: Tampa (71-37) lost 11-8. #7 prospect SS Trey Sweeney 4 hits. LF Ryder Green (#26 prospect) 2 hits. 3B Roberto Chirinos 2 hits, 4 RBI.

23 runs, 10 HR, and a 14-run 9th inning for Hudson Valley. Minor League Report.

AAA: SWB (59-46) lost their 9th game in a row, 9-6. Starting P Clarke Schmidt (#5 prospect) 4 1/3 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 W, 6 K. C Donny Sands (#28 prospect) 2 hits, 3 RBI.

AA: Somerset (63-44) won 7-3. Starting P Hayden Wesneski (#15 prospect) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 10 K. 1 HBP. Gave up 2 HR. CF Brandon Lockridge (#19 prospect) 2-run HR. SS Oswaldo Cabrera (#16 prospect) 2-run HR. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, solo HR.

High A: This one may take me all day to type up. Hudson Valley (64-43) won 23-4. They hit 10 HR in the game, and scored 14 runs in the top of the 9th inning.

SS Anthony Volpe (#1 prospect) 3-run HR
SS Eduardo Torrealba (replaced Volpe) 2 hits
CF Everson Pereira (#13 prospect) 3 hits, 6 RBI. ALL THREE HITS WERE HOME RUNS. 2 solo and a grand slam.
C Austin Wells (#6 prospect) 5 hits, solo HR.
RF Frederick Cuevas 2 RBI
3B Andres Chaparro 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR
DH Carlos Narvaez 2 hits, 4 RBI. Grand slam.
OF Jake Sanford (#23 prospect) 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.
1B Eric Wagaman 5 hits, 2 RBI, 2 solo HR.
2B Luis Santos 3 hits.

Hudson Valley had 27 hits in the game, 10 HR.

Here is the 9th inning. 5 HR, 2 of which are grand slams.

HR (Chaparro)
Single
HR (Sanford)
HR (Wagaman)
Single
Pop up (out #1)
Walk
Single loads bases
Walk forces in run
Single drives in run
Grand Slam (Narvaez)
Fly Out (out #2)
SIngle
Walk
Single (loads bases)
Grand Slam (Pereira)
Walk
Lineout (inning finally over. Wonder how long timewise it took?)

Low A: Tampa (70-36) won 8-5. #2 prospect Jasson Dominguez 3 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR. #26 prospect Ryder Green 2 solo HR. 3B Tyler Hardman 2-run HR.




Minor league action, 8-31-21. King, Torres on rehab.

AAA: SWB (59-41) lost both games of a doubleheader.

Game 1: Lost 5-1. SS Gleyber Torres 0 for 3 on rehab. Starting P Michael King, rehab, 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP. Gave up HR. Only threw 21 pitches. Clarke Schmidt (#5 prospect) 4 1/3 IP, 1 R. LF Jonathan Davis solo HR.

Game 2: Lost 3-0.

AA: Somerset (60-42) won 13-10. First really bad outing of the year for #9 prospect Ken Waldichuk. 1 1/3 IP, 7 R, 5 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 1 K. SS Oswald Peraza (#3 prospect) 3 hits, 3 RBI, 3-run HR. #16 prospect 3B Oswaldo Cabrera 4 hits, 3 RBI. C Josh Breaux (#18 prospect) 2 hits, 3 RBI. DH Dermis Garcia 2 hits, 3 RBI, 3-run HR. 1B Chad Bell 2 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (63-39) lost 9-7 despite hitting six homers. #1 prospect SS Anthony Volpe solo HR. #13 Prospect CF Everson Pereira solo HR. #6 prospect C Austin Wells 2 hits. 1B Andres Chaparro 2 hits. #23 prospect Jake Sanford 3 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.
LF Pat DeMarco 2 hits, solo HR. 2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits, both solo HR, 2 RBI.

Low A: Tampa (67-34) lost 19-7 despite hitting six HR themselves. #7 prospect SS Trey Sweeney solo HR, but made 3 errors. #2 prospect Jasson Dominguez solo HR. #25 prospect C Antonio Gomez 4 hits, Solo HR. 1B Anthony Garcia 2-run HR. 2B Benjamin Cowles 2 hits, RBI. DH Ben Rice 2 hits, solo HR. 3B Roberto Chirinos 2 hits., solo HR. Tampa hit 6 HR.


Usually minor league games end around Labor Day and MLB rosters expand to 40 in September. Not so anymore. Minor league games are going right through October 3 and MLB rosters only expand to 28.

Standings:
SWB tied for first in their division.
Somerset 1st by 3 1/2 games
Hudson Valley 1st by 11 games
Tampa 1st by 4 games

Minor league action 8-25-21.

It looks like P Corey Kluber will have another rehab outing with AA Somerset. OF Jonathan Davis, brought up 8-23 from SWB, was sent back yesterday.

AAA: SWB (57-37) crushed Lehigh Valley, 10-3. P Clarke Schmidt (#5 prospect) rehab: 3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K, 1 HBP. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. DH Socrates Brito 2 hits. 1B Armando Alvarez 2 hits, 3 RBI.

AA: Somerset (57-40) lost 5-3. P Ken Waldichuk (#9 prospect) no decision, 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
C Josh Breaux (#18 prospect) solo HR. CF Michael Beltre 3 hits, RBI.

High A: Hudson Valley (61-36) won 4-0. LF Jake Sanford (#23 prospect) 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR.

Low A: Tampa (64-31) lost both games of a doubleheader.

Game 1: Lost 13-6. SS Trey Sweeney (#7 prospect) 2 hits, RBI. CF Jasson Dominguez (#2 prospect) 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2-run HR. 3B Ben Cowles 2 RBI.

Game 2: Lost 6-4. Sweeney DH’d. 2 hits. 3B Tyler Hardman 2 RBI, 2-run HR. 2B Cooper Bowman (#30 prospect) 2 hits, RBI.

Minor league action, 8-12-21. Not a good rehab start for Kluber. Great night for Pereira.

While the major leaguers (Yanks/White Sox) were at the Field of Dreams, the minor leaguers have dreams of their own. To make “the show.”

AAA: SWB (50-32) won 10-3 in a game completed early because of inclement weather. CF Greg Allen (wish Yanks kept him up) 2 hits. RF Ryan LaMarre 2-run HR. LF Brandon Wagner solo HR. 3B Armando Alvarez 2 hits. DH/RF Socrates Brito 3 hits, RBI. SS Kyle Holder 2 RBI. C Jason Lopez 2-run HR. 2B Cristian Perez 3 hits.

AA: Somerset (52-34) lost 8-7. Rehab start for Corey Kluber, and not a good one. Hopefully just rust and nothing physical. 1 1/3 IP, 5 R, 2 H, 4 W, 1 K. 2 HBP, 1 WP. Nowhere close to his usual control.

Ken Waldichuk, who’s been good this year, had an off night. Maybe because instead of starting, he came in to relieve Kluber. He took the loss. 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 0 W, 4 K. 2 HBP. (4-2, 3.71 at AA; Overall this year: 6-2, 2.36.)

CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits. 1B Chris Gittens on rehab: 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2-run HR. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. C Josh Breaux 2 hits, RBI. RF Michael Beltre 3-run HR. DH Dermis Garcia 3 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (55-32) won 8-4. DH Everson Pereira 5 for 5, scored 3 runs, drove in 4 runs. 2 solo HRs. What a night! RF Jake Sanford 2 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Kyle MacDonald 3 hits.

Low A: Both games of a Tampa doubleheader ppd.





Minor league games played 8-6-21.

AAA: SWB (48-20) lost 4-3 in 11. 1B Luke Voit on rehab: 2 hits, RBI. RF Tom Milone 2 hits, RBI, solo HR. 2B Armando Alvarez 2 hits.

AA: Somerset (50-31) lost 8-3. 3B Max Burt 2-run HR. LF Brandon Lockridge 3 hits. DH Oswald Peraza 2 hits. CF Michael Beltre 2 hits.

High A: Hudson Valley (53-29) lost 9-6. DH Anthony Volpe 2 hits, RBI. C Austin Wells 2 hits, 2 RBI (both prospects are guys to watch, along with 18 y.o. Jasson Dominguez at Tampa and Peraza, listed above). 3B James Nelson 2 hits, RBI. RF Jake Sanford 2 hits, RBI.

Volpe, 20 years old. 1st round pick, 2019. Righty hitter. A/A+ this year. 74 games played. .305-17-64, 24 SB.
Wells, 22 years old. 1st round pick in 2020. Lefty hitter. A/A+ this year. 69 games played. .253-9-57, 11 SB.
Peraza is a SS A+/AA, 21, righty bat. .289-11-34, 27 SB.

Low A: Tampa (56-25) was supposed to have a DH, but only played one game. The other game was canceled. They lost, 9-7. CF Madison Santos 2 hits. RF Juan De Leon 2 RBI.

Looking at Volpe & Peraza, the Yanks are going to have an interesting long-term decision to make at SS. Right now, they have Torres, who is better at 2B than at SS. But what then about LeMahieu? If you move LeMahieu to 1B, what then about Rizzo (free agent at end of year, hope Yanks keep) or Voit? I didn’t even get to Odor. There is a great free agent class of SS, headed by Corey Seager (a lefty hitter who’d fit in fine at Yankee Stadium) this year. Do the Yanks go after Seager, move Torres (sparking the domino effect mentioned) and if so, what do they do with Peraza and Volpe? Things will get very interesting with that SS position.