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Betts (AL) Yelich (NL) win MVP honors. Yanks finish 12, 19, 20 and 22. Final AFL stats for Yanks’ prospects.

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Mookie Betts of Boston won the AL MVP quite handily, getting 28 of the 30 first place votes. Mike Trout of the Angels finished as the runnerup for the fourth time (Trout has won the award twice). Trout got one first place vote, and Betts’ teammate, J.D. Martinez, who finished fourth, got the other.

As for Yankees, Aaron Judge finished 12th, Giancarlo Stanton 19th, Didi Gregorius finished in a tie for 20th (he was also 20th last year) and Aaron Hicks finished in a tie for 22nd.

Christian Yelich of Milwaukee won the NL MVP, getting 29 of the 30 first place votes (the only other one going to Jacob DeGrom of the Mets, who finished fifth). Javier Baez of the Cubs was the runnerup.

The Glendale Desert Dogs Arizona Fall League season is over with a 12-18 record. Here is how Yankees’ prospects did:

SS Thairo Estrada .238-0-7
1B Steven Sensley .197-0-9
CF Estevan Florial .178-0-8

SP Jordan Foley 0-2, 9.15
RP Hobie Harris 1-0, 4.20
RP Matt Wivinis 0-1, 1.50
RP Kyle Zurak 0-1, 11.57

 

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Yanks retain infield depth. Re-sign minor leaguer Urshela. Twins’ Mauer retires. Catching up with the AFL.

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The Yanks have apparently re-signed Gio Urshela, 3B, to a minor league contract to provide minor league depth.

Urshela, 27, finished last year at SWB. In 167 MLB games, with Cleveland and Toronto, he has hit .225-8-39, OPS+ 57. He is known more for his defense.

In 2018, he only played in 19 MLB games, all with Toronto, and hit .233-1-3 in 43 at bats.

Twins C/1B Joe Mauer, 35, has announced his retirement. Mauer was a 6x All-Star, won 3 batting titles, the 2009 MVP (he finished in the top 10 three other years), 5x Silver Slugger winner. He also won 3 Gold Gloves. His 162 g. average was. .306-12-80, OPS+ 124. He hit .275-0-1 in 10 postseason games.

On baseball-reference.com, Mauer is listed as the 7th best catcher of all-time, between Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey.

Catching up with the Arizona Fall League,  the Glendale Desert Dogs, who have some Yankees’ prospects on the team, are 10-15. The season ends next Thursday, Nov. 15 and the Desert Dogs have been eliminated from the playoffs. Not too good numbers by these guys:

SS Thairo Estrada .250-0-7
1B Steven Sensley .179-0-7
CF Estevan Florial .169-0-8

SP Jordan Foley 0-2, 10.34
RP Hobie Harris 1-0, 4.50
RP Matt Wivinis 1-0, 1.59
RP Kyle Zurak 0-1, 16.20

 

 

Arizona Fall League update; Toronto names manager.

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Now that the World Series is over, a update on the Arizona Fall League and Yankees’ prospects there.

The prospects are playing for the Glendale Desert Dogs, who are 6-11 so far. So far they are struggling.

SS Thairo Estrada .255-0-5
1B Steven Sensley .224-0-6
CF Estevan Florial .163-0-7

Relief Pitcher Hobie Harris 0-0, 5.00
Relief Pitcher Matt Wivinis 0-1, 1.08
Starting Pitcher Jordan Foley 0-1, 14.04
Relief Pitcher Kyle Zurak 0-1, 17.36

Toronto has a new manager as Charlie Montoyo was named to replace John Gibbons.

Minor League Report. SWB loses, Trenton eliminated.

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AAA: SWB got 15 hits, but couldn’t finish off Lehigh Valley and lost 3-2 in 13 innings. SWB still leads the series 2 games to 1. SS Rey Navarro had 4 hits, a solo HR, and both RBI. 3B Gio Urshela had 2 hits, 1B Ryan McBroom had 3.

Bollinger 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Kontos (BS) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up a 2-run HR.
Coshow 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
Sosebee 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W, 2 K.
Lail (L) 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.

AA: Trenton lost 5-1 and were swept out of the playoffs, losing 3 games to none in the divisional round.

Nelson (L) 5 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 4 W, 6 K.
Wivinis 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Minor League Report. SWB clinches wild card.

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AAA:  SWB (72-65) clinched a wild card spot when they won 3-2 Sunday while Columbus and Indianapolis both lost. SWB will conclude their season today (Monday, Labor Day) and host the first two games of the playoffs Wednesday and Thursday against Lehigh Valley. The final games will be in the Lehigh Valley Friday, then Saturday and Sunday if needed.

C Wilkin Castillo triple, 2 RBI

Rosa 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 0 W, 4 K.  3.92
Sheffield (W, 6-4, 2.56) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. Great job.
Kontos (H, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  1.85
Harvey (H, 6) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 2 K.  1.66
R. Espinal (S, 2) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.   3.09

AA: Trenton will have the same playoff schedule, Wed. – Sunday, but will be away at New Hampshire for the first two, with the final three (Games 4 & 5 if nec.) at Trenton (78-61). Trenton won 3-0 on Sunday. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI.

This was Garcia’s AA debut. He started the year at Low A Charleston. Total 3 levels: 5-4, 2.55.. RHP, 19.

Deivi Garcia (W, 1-0, 0.00) 5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 7 K.  AA DEBUT
Hodson (H, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.  4.60
Wivinis (S, 5) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.86

High A: Tampa (70-67) lost 3-1. 3B Daniel Barrios 2 hits.

Morris (L, 1-3, 5.92) 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Bristo 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K.  2.45
Weissert 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.76

Low A: Charleston (63-72) won 3-2.

Semple (W, 2-0, 1.50) 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K.
Vargas (S, 4 ) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.14

Minor League Report. SWB continues bid for playoffs.

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AAA: SWB (71-64) won 3-1.  C Francisco Diaz 2 hits, RBI. SWB has a 1/2 game lead for the WC spot. Only 3 more games are scheduled before the playoffs start next Wednesday.

Swanson (W, 3-2, 3.86) 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Espinal (H, 4) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 k.  3.12
J. Harvey (S, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.70

AA: Trenton (76-61) won 3-2. They’ve already clinched a playoff spot. I don’t know if there was an injury with Nelson, or just ineffectiveness.

Nelson 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 0 K.  5.19   2 WP
Foley (W, 4-4, 2.98) 4 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K
Diehl (H, 4) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.  1.35
Wivinis (S, 4) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.  5.40

Tampa and Charlestown, listed below, will not be in the playoffs.

High A: Tampa (69-66) won 19-2 in a game that was started on August 12th and completed yesterday. The regularly scheduled game was rained out.  DH Estevan Florial 4 hits. LF Clint Frazier 2 RBI. CF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 Hits, HR, 3 RBI.  RF Isiah Gilliam 3 hits. LF-2B-LF Ben Ruta 4 hits. 1B Steven Sensley 3 hits, HR, 5 RBI. 2b/SS Angel Aguilar 2 HR, 5 RBI. C Chace Numata 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. Tampa had 19 runs, 22 hits, and hit 5 HR.

Deivi Garcia 0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  0.77
R. Garcia (W, 1-3, 3.34) 7 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
A. Severino 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K.  0.00

Low A: Charleston (62-71) scored two in the bottom of the 10th to win 4-3. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 hits. DH Welfrin Mateo 2 hits. CF Leonardo Molina 2 hits, RBI.

Contreras 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 W, 6 K.  3.38
Kriske (BS, 1) 2 Ip, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.  4.50
C. Espinal (W, 1-2, 2.51) 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Juan DePaula was the second minor leaguer going to SF in the McCutchen deal. He was a pitcher for short-season Staten Island.

 

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (67-63) lost 5-3 to LV. SS Gio Urshela 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 2 hits, CF Devyn Bolasky.

R. Espinal 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 8 K. 3.20
Tarpley (L, 1-2, 2.73) 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Adams 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. gave up 1 HR. 4.97
Lail 1 Ip, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  gave up 1 HR.  5.90

AA: Trenton (72-60) won 8-3. LF Trey Amburgey 3 hits. RF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, HR, 4 RBI. CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits, RBI. 3B Danienger Perez solo HR.

Nelson 4 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K. gave up 1 HR. 3.38
Hodson (W, 1-1, 6.97) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 k.
Diehl 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.   1.50
Wivinis 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.   6.08

High A: Tampa (66-66) scored 5 in the top of the tenth and hung on to win 7-5. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 doubles, RBI. 1B Ben Ruta 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Whitlock 3 Ip, 1 R, 2 h, 5 w, 3 K.  2.44
Sanmartin (W, 1-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Bristo 1 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.12

Low A: Charleston (59-69) lost 5-0, getting just two hits.

Martinez (L, 0-3, 5.49) 6 iP, 4 R, 6 H, 3 W, 1 K.
DeCarr 3 ip, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K   3.15

SWB may make the playoffs (they are one game back for a WC spot). Trenton will make it as a wild card. Tampa and Charleston are both not going to make the playoffs.