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Notes from Boone/Cashman press conference




Since I’ve been out on disability for a while, I was able to watch the Boone/Cashman press conference yesterday. Here are a few takes from it.

Since everything revolves around Aaron Judge, they would like a deal sooner rather than later. Nothing would be as bad as being scorned and then having no backups to fall back on. Cashman denied any friction with Judge from this spring’s negotiations.

Neither thinks a drastic retool is necessary. They think the Yankees would have been far more competitive in the ALCS vs. Houston if LeMahieu, Benintendi and Carpenter were healthy. I can agree there. Judging by their comments about Benintendi’s and Carpenter’s injuries, it appears that they will be reaching out to both of them to see if they can get both back.

One thing that concerned me was their defense of Josh Donaldson. Now if anyone were on the trading block, neither Boone nor Cashman would be tipping their hand on that. But to state that Donaldson, 37 next month, underachieved offensively but still has something in the tank goes against everything we saw this year. He looked cooked. But with Donaldson’s contract being horrible, I guess they have to hope. They did think Donaldson deserved to be among the three Gold Glove finalists at 3B, though.

SS appears to be a competition next spring training. IKF could still be there but will be pushed by Peraza and possibly Volpe. Oswaldo Cabrera figures in here too. Peraza was described as impressive in his short 18 game stint at the end of the season. Other terms used for him was that he needed to improve and develop last year (done) hence not an earlier callup. Jack Curry, on the YES network, mentioned that IKF was a polarizing figure to the Yankees fanbase much as Sanchez was. Boone and Cashman were defending IKF at the presser, stating that IKF (as a bridge) did everything that was expected from him.

They would like Anthony Rizzo back. Rizzo will opt out of his $16MM deal, but the question is will he accept a qualifying offer of $19.65MM or go for more? Or accept more years at less than the qualifying offer? (2 yr/$18MM per). But the Yanks hope to work something out with him.

To no surprise, the Yanks WILL pick up Severino’s $15MM team option. One more rotation piece could be in play. It could be retaining Taillon (a free agent) or going elsewhere. After the front three of Cole, Cortes and Severino, there still is Schmidt, Montas and German even if Taillon goes, but you know what they say…. you NEVER have enough pitching.

The feeling is that Stanton was playing through something at the end of the year. I feel the same way. His batting average after June 1 was Gallo-like.

Cashman’s contract actually expired October 1. He wants to return, and Hal wants him back, so it is like Cashman is working pro bono as of now. But you figure something will be worked out soon there.

I wrote down notes haphazardly while the conferences were going on, but there is a quick synopsis for you.

UPDATE: One thing I didn’t like: From the NY Post: In other bits of info from Cashman’s press conference, he said he wouldn’t discuss trading players but noted that outfielder Aaron Hicks would be back and that the team felt he still had something to offer. Really? Ugh. But then, if he is on the market, they don’t want to say anything hurting Hicks’ trade value (which is probably low enough already).

Other things I came across:

A sad state of affairs. Graig Nettles states that the Yanks stopped inviting him to Old-Timer’s games and events some five years ago and he doesn’t know why. It’s a shame. Nettles should have a plaque in Monument Park (#9 is already retired for Roger Maris and I don’t think Nettles deserves that honor, but a plaque? Definitely). Apparently, someone in the front office has it in for Nettles, but who?

One tweet on Twitter accuses the Yanks of being more of a corporation than anything else, including a baseball organization. Looking at how they have the YES network, are involved with an Italian soccer team, have the Pinstripe Bowl, were in negotiations to play regular season games in France (and remember they played in England recently, also Japan) I have to wonder if that person is correct, and if so, that could be a scary thing. After all, I remember the CBS years, where the Yanks were not the priority of a corporation, but just part of it. You would like it to be 100% baseball. Does this explain the fan base’s exasperation with the owner and the front office? Or some of the postseason failures of recent times? After all, Hal is more corporate than the old man was as far as divesting his interests (or so it appears). And the last time the Yanks won, or even went to the WS, the old man was still alive (although much diminished in capacity). Hal’s track record does seem more corporate and bottom line than baseball oriented, and is that a problem and a cause of the postseason disappointments?

Finally, another Japanese player few have heard of to keep an eye on. Yesterday I mentioned RHP Koudai Senga.

Now, Masataka Yoshida. If the Yanks are not able to bring back Benintendi, Yoshida has many of the same skill sets as Benintendi. He is a lefty hitter. He turns 30 next July. He hit .336 with 21 HR and 89 RBI in Japan this season. His power would probably drop in the USA but then again, Benintendi only had five HR this season. Like Benintendi, a contact hitter. Benintendi had 52 walks and 77 strikeouts while hitting .304. Yoshida had 82 walks and only 42 strikeouts. Yoshida has hit .326 in Japan and has 427 walks to 307 strikeouts. He has had four seasons of 20 or more HR (which would be what here? 12-15?). If you take Yoshida’s career stats in Japan and divide by five, his average season in Japan comes out to something like .326-27-95 over 156 games. Taking into account the tougher MLB competition, could he hit .280-15-70 here? Be Benintendi-like for a cheaper price? Be a backup consideration if the Yanks can’t sign Benintendi? Just throwing his name out here because until recently, I hadn’t heard of Yoshida (or Senga) either. But most of us haven’t heard of these Japanese stars who could be MLB-bound. So just passing his name out there and informing you (and me).

AA Somerset wins Eastern League title in impressive fashion. 15-0 with a combined no-hitter.

Usually, I start at the highest level and work my way down. Not today.

AA Somerset won the third and deciding game of the Eastern League Finals in commanding and historic fashion, scoring 9 runs in the bottom of the first inning on way to a 15-0 blowout victory.

In doing so, they threw a combined no-hitter. What a way to win the Eastern League title.

Somerset starter Randy Vasquez (I thought they’d go with Clayton Beeter, but they went with Vasquez) retired the first 19 batters he faced before giving up a walk. Vasquez pitched 8 innings, and Carson Coleman finished up for the combined no-hitter.

Jasson Dominguez (“the Martian”), the Yankees 19-year-old #2 prospect, hit 2 HR, one from each side of the plate, and drove in 6 runs in the victory.

CF Jasson Dominguez 3 hits, 2 HR, 6 RBI #2 prospect.
3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR.
RF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits, 2 RBI 2-run HR.
2B Jesus Bastidas 2 RBI
1B Mickey Gasper 2 hits, 2 RBI
LF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits #28 prospect.

Randy Vasquez (WIN) 8 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 8 K. #16 prospect
Carson Coleman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP


AAA SWB closed out their season with a 3-0 win. They finished at 83-67, and finished in second place in the IL East, 3 games back.

2B Derek Dietrich solo HR (3)

Between AA and AAA, Yankees #1 prospect Anthony Volpe hit .249-21-65 with 50 SB.

Boyle (W, 5-1) 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K. 1 WP 3.61
Abreu (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.70 REHAB
M. Gomez (H, 9) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.84
Guzman (H, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 0.00 Position player. SWB 1st baseman.
Barnes (H, 3) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.57
Cordero (S, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.09


Minor Leagues. SWB eliminated on next-to-last day of season. Somerset survives in AA Finals.

AAA: SWB (82-67) lost 8-1 in the next-to-last day of the season to be eliminated from the playoffs. Even had they won last night, Durham’s win would have eliminated them anyway.

SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits. #1 prospect .250-21-65, 49 SB

Banda (L, 0-3) 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP. 6.14
Zach Greene 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 balk. 3.42
Miguel Castro 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.00 REHAB
Duffey 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K. 10.50
Brito 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.31
Rich Rodriguez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 3.86
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.69

The Yanks picked up guys like Banda, Duffey and Barnes because of depth and prior MLB experience. None impressed while with SWB.

AA: Somerset evened up their Eastern League finals series with a 9-2 win. The third and deciding game will be tonight for the Eastern League Championship.

CF Jasson Dominguez (“The Martian”) 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR. #2 prospect.
C Austin Wells 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR #4 prospect.
3B/1B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, RBI
DH Elijah Dunham 2 hits, 2 RBI 2-run HR #21 prospect
RF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits.

Yoendrys Gomez (WIN) 5 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. #12 prospect.
Loseke 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Ramirez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Although not announced, my guess is that Somerset’s starter for the deciding game tonight will be Clayton Beeter, the Yanks’ #9 prospect, who they got in the Gallo trade.

Minor League Action. SWB’s tragic # is 1.

AAA SWB lost the completion of a suspended game, and that coupled with a win by Durham, dropped SWB’s tragic # for being eliminated to 1. SWB did win the regularly scheduled game.

But SWB (82-66) is now 2 games out with 2 games left in the season.

COMPLETION OF SUSPENDED GAME--Lost 5-4 in ten innings. Was suspended at 1-1 in the sixth inning on August 7.

Since then, Peraza and Cabrera now with Yankees, Andujar now with Pirates.

PR/SS Tyler Wade solo HR (2)
C Josh Breaux 2-run HR (5) #22 prospect Overall .219-19-50

Spence 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.79
Rich Rodriguez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 8.31
Mujica 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gaveup 2 HR. 4.37
Shreve (BS, 1) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 9.00
Bard (L, 0-1) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.68

REGULAR GAME–Won 8-7 in 11 innings.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits, solo HR (3) #1 prospect Overall .248-21-65, 49 SB
DH Ryan LaMarre 2 for 2, 3 walks.
1B Ron Guzman 2 RBI. 2-run HR (16)
3B Armando Alvarez 3 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (18)

Spence 4 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K. gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP 3.86 (remember game listed above he started Aug 7)
Albert Abreu 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.86 REHAB
M. Gomez (BS, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.92
Deivi Garcia (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 7.96 #26 prospect. Overall: 4-5, 6.89
Barnes (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.70
Cordero (BS, 1) 1 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.15
Bristo (W, 3-3) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 4.56

Minor league action from 9-14-22. Rehabs for Britton, Bader, Castro.

Zack Britton was moved up to AAA for rehab.

AAA: SWB (75-61) won 4-1.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits. #1 prospect .256-20-64, 48 SB
C Josh Breaux 2 hits. #22 prospect .223-18-46
1B Ron Guzman 3-run HR (13)

Spence (W, 3-2) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 7 K. 3.61 (AAA stat only)
M. Gomez (H, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.21
Britton (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00 REHAB
Duffey (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 10.80

AA: Somerset (81-51; 1st half division winner) lost 12-7.
CF Jasson Dominguez 0 for 5, 2 strikeouts. 19 yr. old just promoted to AA. 2nd game, 0 for 10.
Overall 3 levels: .274-15-58, 36 SB #2 prospect

DH Harrison Bader 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (1) REHAB
C Austin Wells 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (12) #4 prospect Overall: .282-20-63, 16 SB
SS Trey Sweeney 2-run HR (2). #6 prospect. Overall: .243-16-56, 31 SB
RF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (10)

Randy Vasquez (L, 2-7) 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 HBP. 3.90 #16 prospect.
Espinal 1 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 2 HR. 2 WP 3.16
Miguel Castro 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3 WP 6.75 REHAB
Ernst 2 IP, 4 R, 1 H, 4 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 4.12
Ramirez 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K. 1.73


Minor League Report from 9-8-22. 2 HR for Volpe.

AAA: SWB (71-60) won 7-2.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits, 2 RBI. Both hits solo HR. (2). #1 prospect. Overall .262-20-64, 46 SB.
2B Chris Owings 4 Hits
C Ben Rortvedt 2 hits, RBI
RF Ryan LaMarre 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (3)
3B Armando Alvarez 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (15)

Spence (W, 2-2) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 7 K. 3.96 (AAA only)
Banda (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K. 0.00
Cordero 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 1.80.

AA: Somerset (79-48, won 1st half division title) won 7-5.
SS Trey Sweeney 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (1). #6 prospect. Overall .239-15-54, 29 SB
3B Andres Chaparro 2 hits, 2 RBI.
CF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits.

Loseke 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 3.25
Semple 3 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.84
Minnick (W, 5-3) 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.87

High A: Hudson Valley (71-57) won 8-0.
DH Anthony Seigler 2 hits
1B TJ Rumfield 3 hits, RBI
3B Tyler Hardman solo HR (22)
SS Eduardo Torrealba 2 RBI
2B Benjamin Cowles 3 hits, RBI
RF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits, RBI

Edgar Barclay (W, 7-4) 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 6 K. 1.74 #29 prospect.
Dees 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.18 (high A only)
Santana 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00 (high A only)
C. Gomez 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.40


Low A: Tampa PPD.


Minor League Action. Volpe gets 3 hits, but SWB falls in 10, 4-3.

Only one of the Yankees’ top minor league affiliates played on Labor Day yesterday.

AAA SWB (69-60) lost 4-3 in 10 innings.

SS Anthony Volpe 3 hits, RBI. Yankees’ #1 prospect. Overall stats (AA/AAA): .260-18-62, 45 SB.
Volpe is hitting .471 since being called up to AAA a few days ago.

Boyle 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 3 W, 4 K. 4.15
Duffey 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 4.50
Ramirez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 12.79 (AAA stat only).
Cordero 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.86
Barnes (L, 0-1; BS, 1) 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.24

Minor League Report from 9-3-22. 3 hits for Volpe in 2nd AAA game. Rehab for Sevy, Britton.

AAA: SWB (68-59) won 14-5.
SS Anthony Volpe 3 hits, RBI. 2nd AAA game. #1 prospect. .255-18-61, 44 SB overall.
C Ben Rortvedt 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (4)
LF Miguel Andujar 2 RBI
1B Ron Guzman 3 hits, RBI
3B Phillip Evans 3 hits, RBI
RF Ryan LaMarre 3 RBI 3-run HR (2)
2B Chris Owings 2 hits, 2 RBI

Bristo 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 4.88
Deivi Garcia (W, 1-3) 3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 9.11 #26 prospect. Overall 3-4, 7.26
Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 WP. 4.22
Rich Rodriguez 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 WP. 5.87
Barnes 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.25

AA: Somerset (76-47, 1st half division champs) won 4-1.
RF Elijah Dunham 2 RBI. #21 prospect. .255-16-58, 33 SB
CF Everson Pereira 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (5) #5 prospect. Overall .277-14-55, 20 SB.

Clayton Beeter 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 9 K. 2 WP. 1.10 #9 prospect. Overall 0-3, 4.63. 68 IP, 117 K.
Ernst (W, 6-0) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.60
Jennings (H, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.40
Correa (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00 (AA stat only)
Coleman (S, 14) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 3.18

High A: Hudson Valley (69-55) won 13-2.
DH Jasson “The Martian” Dominguez 2 hits, RBI. #2 prospect. Overall .277-12-52, 35 SB
C Anthony Seigler 2 RBI
1B T.J. Rumfield 2 RBI
CF Grant Richardson 2 hits, 3 RBI
RF Aaron Palensky 2 hits, RBI
2B Benjamin Cowles 2 hits, RBI

Abeyta 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 4 W, 2 K. 4.28
C. Gomez (W, 2-3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 3.47
Diaz 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1 HBP 4.58
Santana 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00 (high A stat only)

Low A: Tampa (60-61) completed a game from September 1 that was suspended TWICE.
Luis Severino and Zack Britton on rehab.
They won 3-1. The game was finally called in the top of the sixth.

DH Spencer Jones solo HR (3). #7 prospect. This year’s #1 draft pick. Overall .378-4-11, 12 SB. 20 games.

Yulie 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.95
Luis Severino (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00 REHAB
Zack Britton (H, 2) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.86
REHAB
Y. Castro (S, 1) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.28

The regularly scheduled game was ppd.

STANDINGS

AAA: SWB 68-59 4th in IL East, 3 1/2 GB

AA: Somerset 76-47. Won 1st half Eastern League Northeast title with 44-25 record.
2nd Half: 2nd place, 32-22, 2 GB

High A: Hudson Valley 69-55. First Half: 3rd in SAL North, 34-32, 9 GB
2nd half: 35-23, FIRST by 1/2 a game.

Low A: Tampa (60-61) last IN FIRST HALF (Fla. St. League, West) at 27-39, 15 GB
2nd Half: 33-22, 2nd, 1/2 GB

Minor League Action from 9-2-22. Severino rehabs.

#1 prospect SS Anthony Volpe promoted to AAA.

AAA: SWB (67-59) won 2-1.
CF Blake Perkins solo HR (2) (AAA stat only)
DH Rob Brantly 2 hits, RBI

Krook 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 W, 8 K. 4.19
Ramirez (BS, 2) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 15.19 (AAA stat only)
Cordero 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.00
Duffey (W, 1-0) 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.00 (recently signed to minor league deal)

AA: Somerset (75-47, 1st half division champ) won 7-1.
DH Austin Wells 2 hits, 4 RBI. #4 prospect. .282-18-56, 11 SB at 3 levels.
LF/CF Brandon Lockridge 2 hits, RBI. #28 prospect. .231-11-46, 14 SB.
1B Eric Wagaman solo HR (4) (AA stat only)

Randy Vasquez (W, 2-6) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1 WP. 1 HBP. 3.88 #16 prospect.
Minnick 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.98
Cowart 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K. 1 HBP 4.85

High A: Hudson Valley (68-55) won 3-2.
C Anthony Seigler 2 RBI
SS Trey Sweeney 3 hits #6 prospect ..243-14-51, 29 SB
LF Kyle Battle 2 hits, RBI.
2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits.

Edgar Barclay 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 7 K. 1 HBP 1.88 #29 prospect.
Cortijo 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 5 K. 6.75
Alvarez (BS, 4) 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. 3.08
Neely (W, 1-0) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00 (HIgh A Stat only)

Low A: Tampa ppd.
They tried to resume a suspended game from Sept. 1. They only got a couple of innings in. But news nonetheless.

Luis Severino 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. REHAB


Minor League Action from 8-27-22. 15 runs, 24 hits for Somerset. Setback for Britton.

AAA: SWB ppd.

AA: Somerset (72-46, first half division champs) won 5-2.
SS Anthony Volpe 2 hits. Yankees’ #1 prospect. .255-18-60, 44 SB
C Austin Wells 2 hits, 3 RBI. #4 prospect. 3-run HR (8). .277-16-47, 11 SB at 3 levels.
LF Brandon Lockridge 2-run HR (11) #28 prospect .226-11-42 14 SB

Clayton Beeter 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 9 K. Gave up 1 HR. 0.77
#9 prospect 0-3, 4.83 2 teams 108 K/63.1 IP.
Ernst (W, 5-0) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.76
McGarrity 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 WP 3.86
Coleman (S, 12) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.11

High A: Hudson Valley (65-53) won 15-1.
CF Jasson Dominguez 4 hits, RBI. #2 prospect. .277-12-51, 34 SB 2 levels. “The Martian”
3B Tyler Hardman 4 hits.
C Anthony Seigler 3 RBI
1B T.J. Rumfield 4 hits, RBI.
RF Grant Richardson 2 hits, 3 RBI. Solo HR (9).
SS Benjamin Cowles 2 hits.
LF Aldenis Sanchez 4 hits, 3 RBI.
2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 hits, RBI.

Fitts (W, 2-0) 8 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 7 K. 0.87 (High A stats only)
Diaz 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 5.29

Low A: Tampa (57-60) won 6-5.
C Antonio Gomez 2 hits, RBI. #18 prospect. .250-5-39

Y. Castro 4 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K. 1 HBP 3.33
Santana 1 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 3 W, 2 K. 3 WP 2.10
Britton (H, 1) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.75 REHAB. See Below.
Cortijo (W, 5-1) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 4.14
Neely (S, 7) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 WP 4.00

It was reported that Britton, after his 10 pitches, dropped the ball mid-windup and walked off the mound. Britton alleviated concerns by later texting or tweeting that his arm was fine, however he suffered a glute injury.

STANDINGS

AAA: SWB 64-56, T-3rd in 10-team IL East, 3 GB

AA: Somerset won 1st half division title with 44-25 record. 6-team Eastern League Northeast.
2nd half: 28-21, 2nd, 1/2 game back.

High A: Hudson Valley 3rd in 1st half, SAL North. 6-team division. 9 GB
2nd Half: 31-21, 1st. 1/2 a game lead.

Low A: Tampa 27-39, 6th and last in Fla. State League West in 1st half. 15 GB
2nd half: 30-21, 2nd. 2 1/2 GB