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Yanks get Drury from AZ, give up 2 prospects in 3-team trade

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Apparently the Yanks weren’t comfortable in going with two rookies in the lineup, one at 2B, the other at 3B.

They made a 3-team trade on Tuesday, getting Brandon Drury from Arizona and giving up two prospects in the deal.

Drury, 25, a righty hitter, is versatile, having played 136 games at 2B, 41 at 3B (where he is projected to play), 62 in LF and 32 in RF. He provides insurance in case youngsters Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres aren’t ready yet, and if they are ready, Drury could fill a super-utility role.

Even though only 25, Drury has two full seasons of MLB experience under his belt.

Drury hit .267-13-63, OPS+ 89 in 2017 and hit .282-16-53, OPS+ 101 in 2016. He was 1 for 6, 1 HR, 3 RBI in the postseason last year. He is under team control for a couple of years, is expected to make only $600K to $700K this year, so is quite affordable and won’t hurt the Yanks against the cap.

If he does what he’s done so far, expect .270-15-60 or thereabouts, OPS+ 94. He needs to work on walk/strikeout ratio and since he is just 25, could develop more power.

His acquisition leaves him, Torreyes, Andujar, Wade, Torres, Espinosa, Estrada and Peterson all vying for 2B/3B and utility roles. I wouldn’t be surprised if one or more of that bunch gets dealt for a starting pitcher. There are eight guys for three spots.

To make room for Drury on the 40-man roster, Jabari Blash was DFA’d.

Going in the deal were two prospects. Nick Solak, 2B, went to the Rays. Solak was stuck behind some of the guys listed above, Solak, a 23 yr. old righty hitter, spent 2017 between High-A Tampa and AA Trenton, hitting a combined .297-12-53 with 14 SB. He is said to have a good bat but needs work on his D (much like Andujar). He was ranked the Yanks’ #8 prospect.

Going from the Yanks to Arizona is RHP Taylor Widener, ranked the Yanks’ #14 prospect. The 23 yr. old RHP was 7-8, 3.39 in 27 starts for High A Tampa in 2017.

 

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Minor League Report. Cycle for Estrada.

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AAA: SWB lost Game 1 of their postseason series, 6-5 to Lehigh Valley, in 12 innings. They had a 5-1 lead after five.

2B Donovan Solano 3 hits, RBI. 3B Miguel Andujar solo HR. LF Billy McKinney 2-run HR.

German 5 1/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Mantiply (BS) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Gomez 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Holder 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Feyereisen (L) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 0 K.
Jones 0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.

AA: Trenton evened up their series against Binghamton at a game apiece, winning 9-6.

Cycle for SS Thairo Estrada, 4 hits, 3 RBI. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 3 hits, solo HR. 3 hits LF Zack Zehner. 2B Nick Solak 2 RBI. CF Rashad Crawford 3 hits. C Francisco Diaz 2 hits, RBI.

Koerner 2 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Reeves (Win) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Carroll (H) 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Schwaab (H) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.
Brewer (S) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 w, 2 K.

 

 

 

Minor League Report.

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High A Tampa ended their season yesterday (Sunday) and will start their playoffs Tuesday.

AAA, AA and Low A conclude their seasons today (Monday, Labor Day) and will start their postseasons on Wednesday.

AAA: Lehigh Valley, needing to win, and needing help (a Rochester loss) to avoid being eliminated, got what they needed, sweeping SWB (86-54) and getting the help.  They and Rochester are tied for the wild card spot heading into today’s final regular season games. The Yankees’ affiliate, SWB, had already clinched the division.

Game 1 (reg. sched. game): SWB lost 3-2 when LV scored in the bottom of the ninth. LF Tyler Wade 2 hits.

Herrera 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.35
Holder 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1.69
Coshow (L, 0-1, 3.18) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Game 2 (makeup of 9/2 rainout) SWB lost 2-0, getting just two hits.

Cortes (L, 2-4, 1.49) 6 Ip, 2 R, 7 H, 3 W, 6 K.

AA: Trenton (91-48) got swept. Reg. sched. game: lost 3-1. SS Thairo Estrada 2 for 2, RBI.

Sheffield (L, 7-6, 3.18) 3 Ip, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Tarpley 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.48
Brewer 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.31

Makeup of 9/2 rainout: Lost 2-0 in extra innings (8). They got just four hits, two by 2B Nick Solak.

Camarena (L, 2-4, 3.81) 7 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Reeves 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00

High A: Tampa ended their regular season at 85-50 and will begin playoffs Tuesday. They won, 5-0. 3B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI. 2B Billy Fleming 2 RBI.

Hebert 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.27
Palladino (W, 1-0, 0.00) 3 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 k.
Frare 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.72
Lane 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.15

Low A: Charleston (76-62) won 6-2. SS Diego Castillo 3 hits, RBI. 1B Brandon Wagner 2 hits. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits, RBI. DH Angel Aguilar HR, 2 RBI. 3B Vicente Conde 2 hits, double, solo HR.

Vargas (W, 2-3, 3.17) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Hodson (H, 2) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Wivinis (S, 5) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 0.90

 

 

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (86-52) lost to Lehigh Valley 5-3. SS Tyler Wade 2 doubles. 2 hits 1B Ji Man Choi. 2 hits, RBI RF Mason Williams.

Lail 6 IP, 0 R, 3 h, 4 W, 3 K. 5.17
Feyereisen (BS, 1; L, 2-3, 3.53) 1 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Rumbelow 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.62

AA:   Trenton (91-46) won 3-2. SS Thairo Estrada 2 hits. Rehabbing DH Garrett Cooper 2 hits. 2B Nick Solak 2 hits, RBI.

Mesa 5 IP, 0 R, 2 h, 3 W, 6 K. 0.79
Sosebee (Bs, 1) 1 2/3 IP,  2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.91
Schwaab (W, 2-0, 2.84) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.

High A: Tampa (83-50) lost 4-2. 1B Chris Gittens solo HR. LF Gosuke Katoh 2 hits.

Swanson (L, 7-3, 3.95) 5 ip, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR>
Frare 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.86
Foley 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K. 2.32

Low A: Charleston (75-61) lost 1-0. They got just 3 hits, 2 by RF Isiah Gilliam.

Nelson (L, 3-12, 4.56) 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 4 W, 5 K.
Diehl 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. 3.16

Minor League Report. Castro and Bird hit back-to-back HR. Holliday 2 hits, 2 RBI.

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No reports for a couple of days. I am out of town beginning Friday afternoon, returning Sunday afternoon.

Ok, time to report on baseball with no brawls.

AAA: 2B Starlin Castro and 1B Greg Bird, both on rehab, hit back-to-back HRs in SWB’s (81–49) 8-3 win on Thursday. Castro was 2 for 4 with the solo HR. Bird was 1 for 3 with two walks. Also hitting a HR was DH Ji Man Choi. CF Mason Williams 2 hits, 2 RBI. LF Jake Cave 2 hits, RBI (hitting over .340). RF Mark Payton 2 hits, and C Eddy Rodriguez 2 hits, RBI.

Jordan Montgomery was pulled because of pitch count/innings limitations. It is no coincidence he is lined up on the same day with Garcia (who has been disappointing so far) so we’ll see what happens when rosters expand September 1.

Montgomery 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.00 (minor league ERA)
Mantiply (W, 6-5, 3.09) 4 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Jones 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.73
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.74

AA: Trenton (85-44) lost 5-1. LF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits (.388), and 2 hits for 2B Nick Solak (.329).

Camarena (L, 2-2, 3.75) 6 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Gomez 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.93
Schwaab 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.86

High A: Tampa (77-49) had a DH. Only one game got played.
Reg. sched. Game: Tampa won 10-1 in seven innings.  Rehabbing DH Matt Holliday 2 hits, 2 RBI. 1B Tim Lynch 2 hits, double, HR, 4 RBI. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, RBI. Also getting two hits each: CF Trey Amburgey, RF Alexander Palma, LF Devyn Bolasky.  C Donny Sands HR, 2 RBI.

Rosa (W, 2-0, 4.91) 6 Ip, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR
Frawley 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.08

The makeup game from the 8/23 postponement was postponed b/c of lightning.

Low A: Charleston (70-59) lost 2-1, giving up both runs in the bottom of the ninth. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR.

Nick Green 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K. 4.59
Mundell (H, 4) 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.58
Sosebee (BS, 2; L, 2-3, 2.17) 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 W, 2 K.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB’s game was suspended due to rain with the score tied 4-4 in the top of the fourth. It’ll be completed today.

AA: Trenton (84-43) won 8-0 on a two-hitter, with 14 K. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 2 RBI C Francisco Diaz. CF Rashad Crawford & 2B Nick Solak 2 hits each.

Mesa (W, 3-0, 1.11) 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 8 K.
Espinal 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.75
Brewer 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W 3 K. 1.27

High A: Tampa (76-49) lost 2-1. Matt Holliday, on rehab, 1 for 3 with an RBI. Since mid-June, Holliday has been either on the DL, on rehab, or struggling (.140 only 3 HR in majors since then). His troubles, as well as Judge’s slump, and Castro’s two DL stints, have really affected the Yanks’ lineup.

2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits, 3B Angel Aguilar 3 hits.

Keller (L, 4-3, 2.73) 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K.
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.71
Harvey 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1.21

Low A: Charleston rained out.

Minor League/Rehab Report.

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AAA: SWB (78-47) lost 8-4. DH Greg Bird 2 for 4. SS Cito Culver solo HR. 2B Starlin Castro 1 for 3, made an error (as did Culver). The game was completed early b/c of rain.

Mantiply 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K. 3.00
Pena 3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.23
Rumbelow (BS, 1; L, 5-1, 0.76) 1 1/3 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 W, 1 K. First runs given up all season.
Heller 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR 2.98

AA: Trenton (81-43) won 6-4. 2B Nick Solak 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI, but made 2 errors. RF Jhalian Jackson double, HR, 3 RBI. 2 hits DH Mike Ford.

Camarena (W, 2-1, 3.68) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Gomez (H, 3) 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.76
Carroll (S, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.02

High A: Tampa (75-48) lost 8-3. Matt Holliday played 1B, went 0 for 2 with a walk. 2B Kyle Holder 2 hits, solo HR. CF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. Tampa made four errors in the game.

Widener (L, 6-8, 3.57) 4 IP, 5 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Frare 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.50
Foley 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.42
Harris 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.04

Low A: Charleston (69-55) won 5-0 on a two-hitter. Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI and the same for LF Dalton Blaser. 2 hits each for RF Steven Sensley & CF Dom Thompson-Williams.

Perez (W, 10-3, 2.88) 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 6 K.   21 years old, 6’8″, 190.
Cedeno (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.69
Wivinis 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00