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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 playoff hopes take hit with 3-0 loss.

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AAA: SWB (71-65) lost 3-0 as their playoff hopes took a hit with the loss. They have a .522 winning pct. and are in 2nd place in the International League North. Over in the West, Toledo leads with a .526 winning pct., and both Columbus and Indianapolis are both at .522. So basically, with two games left in the season, there is a 3-way tie for the wild card spot.

DH Mark Payton 2 hits.

Cortes (L, 6-6, 3.71) 5 Ip, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K. gave up 1 HR.  to Rafael Devers, rehabbing for Boston.
Coshow 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  4.95
Adams 2 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  4.82
Lail 1 iP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.48

AA: Trenton (77-61) won 3-0 over Reading.  1B Gosuke Katoh 2 RBI.  DH Jorge Saez solo HR.  2 hits, LF Trey Amburgey.

Stephan 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K.  4.54
Kamplain (W, 1-1, 7.20) 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.

Low A: Tampa (70-66) won 2-0. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. 3B Daniel Barrios solo HR.

Sanmartin (W, 2-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Ort (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.   6.04
Zurak (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.32

Low A: Charleston (62-72) lost 8-0.

Martinez (L, 0-4, 6.48) 5 1/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 3 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR.
DeCarr 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K.  3.50
Higgins 2 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 k.  2.65

 

Minor League Report. German and Sanchez on rehab.

cropped-the-stadium-facade.jpgAAA: SWB (67-62) lost to LV 2-1, giving up a run in the bottom of the 9th. RF Zack Zehner 2 hits.

Swanson 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 W, 5 K.   4.09
Sheffield (BS, 2) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up HR.  2.66
Kontos (L, 3-2, 2.01) 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K.

AA: Trenton (71-60) won 7-6. 1B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2B Brandon Wagner drew 4 walks. LF Trey Amburgey 3 hits, HR, 4 RBI. DH Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Bollinger (W, 8-5, 4.00) 5 Ip, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.  4.42
Harris 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K.  5.79
Frawley (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.  7.13

High A: Tampa (65-66) won 5-4 in 10 innings. LF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, RBI.

German 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 5 K. 0.00  Rehab stint.
Kamplain 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K.  4.38
Ort 1 1/3 IP, 4 R,  3 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K.  6.64
Zurak (W, 3-2, 4.60) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Low A: Charleston (59-68) lost 4-3 in 10 innings. RF Carlos Vidal 3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 RBI. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits, solo HR. 2B David Metzgar 2 hits.

Contreras 4 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K.  4.08
Ramos 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 6 K.  3.70
C. Espinal (L, 0-2, 3.18) 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K.

Gary Sanchez: Rehab game for Gulf Coast League Yankees East as DH. 0 for 3, walked, scored a run. Reached on error, 2 popups.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB  (65-61) lost a DH

Completion of suspended game from 8/21: Lost 2-1. Got just 3 hits.

Cortes 6 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K.  3.28
Sheffield (BS, 1) 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.61
Kontos (L, 3-1, 1.66) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.

Reg. Sched. game: Lost 7-3. RF Ryan McBroom 2 hits. 3B Gio Urshela 2 hits, RBI. LF Zack Zehner 2 hits, 2 RBI.

R. Espinal 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.36
Feyereisen (L, 6-6, 3.45) 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K.
Tarpley 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K.  2.03
Coshow 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K.  5.29

AA: Trenton (69-59) won 8-7. LF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, Grand Slam HR, 5 RBI. 3B Gosuke Katoh drew 4 walks.

Loaisiga 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR  4.15
Foley 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 W, 3 K.  3.34
Wivinis (W, 1-1, 7.15) 2 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 3 W, 2 K. Gave up HR. \

High A: Tampa (63-65) won 6-3, scoring one in the seventh and eighth and 3 in the ninth for a comeback win. LF Dom Thompson-Williams 3 hits, solo HR. RF Ben Ruta 2 hits. 3B Angel Aguilar 4 for 4, 2 doubles, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Steven Sensley 2 hits, RBI. C Chace Numata 2 hits, RBI.

Lehnen 5 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 3 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.  5.57
Kamplain 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.  4.60
Zurak (W, 2-2, 5.54) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.

Low A: Charleston off.

Minor League Report. 3 pitchers have gone through 3 levels this year. All impress on Saturday.

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AAA: SWB (65-58) swept a DH.

Reg. Sched. Game: Won 2-1, scoring in the bottom of the 7th to win it (minor league games, as part of DH’s, are just 7 innings). DH Luke Voit walk-off HR. LF Zack Zehner solo HR.

King (W, 2-0, 1.74) 7 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up HR.

King, 23, RHP, is advancing quickly. He started the season at High-A Tampa, and has now gone through AA to make it to AAA. For the season, all three levels, he is 9-5, 1.95.

Makeup of 8/17 rainout: Won 3-1. 2B Ricky Surum 2 hits.

Rosa (W, 1-0, 1.80; AAA debut) 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up HR.
Kontos (cleared waivers, DFA’d back to SWB) (H, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.27
J. Harvey (S, 6) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.69

Rosa, 23, also a RHP, also started the year for High-A Tampa, and in all three levels is 13-5, 3.83.

AA: Trenton (68-56) swept a DH.

Reg. Scheduled game: Scored two in the bottom of the ninth (extra innings) to win 5-4.  2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits, RBI. LF Rashad Crawford 2 hits. C Jorge Saez 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI.

Keller 7 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up HR.  3.58
Lane (W, 1-1, 5.65) 2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 0 K.

Makeup of 7/17 rainout: Won 3-2, scoring a run in the bottom of the 7th, despite getting just 2 hits in the game. Caldwell, DH, HR, 2 RBI.

Whitlock 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 2 W, 4 K.  0.84
Sosebee (W, 4-2, 3.23) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.

Whitlock, 22, RHP started the year at Low-A. In three levels, he is 8-5, 1.84.

High A: Tampa (60-65) lost 9-4. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam solo HR but made 2 errors. DH Ben Ruta 2 hits. C Jason Lopez 2 doubles.

R. Garcia (L, 0-4, 4.66) 3 2/3 IP, 8 R, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Bristo 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 2 K.  1.35
Morris 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.  7.16
Zurak 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  6.35

Low A: Charleston (57-64) won 7-6. 2B David Metzgar 2 hits, 2 RBI. CF Carlos Vidal 2 hits. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits. DH Chris Hess HR, 3 RBI. SS Wilkerman Garcia 3 hits.

Contreras 2 1/3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.38
Vargas (W, 4-1, 4.06) 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K.
C. Espinal (S, 4) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  2.35