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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (69-60) won 4-3. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. 1B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, 2 RBI. Michael King, who had a great 2018 but who missed most of this year due to an injury, turned in a nice outing. Deivi Garcia, converted to the bullpen for now, gave up a run but did strike out five in two innings

King (W, 1-1, 4.97) 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 W, 11 K.  Gave up 1 HR.
D. Garcia (H,1) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K.  4.98 (AAA ERA)
Adams (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.44

AA: Trenton (70-58) won 7-0. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens 2 hits, solo HR. C Kellin Deglan 2 hits, solo HR. CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Max Burt 2 hits, RBI.

Nick Green (W, 3-3, 7.04) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Weissert 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.  1.40
Kriske 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K.  2.62
D. Alvarez 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.32

High A: Tampa (60-66) won 3-1 in 11 innings.
2B Oswaldo Cabrera 3 hits, RBI. DH Mickey Gasper 2 hits.

F. German 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.64
McGarity 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 5 K.  5.40
Zurak (W, 6-4, 2.79) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 W, 1 K.
Wivinis (S, 8) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  2.68

Low A: Charleston (67-62) lost 6-1, getting just two hits. DH Josh Breaux solo HR.
Starter Yoendys Gomez a no-decision, 6 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 8 K.  4.37.

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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB off.

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa (53=64) won 5-1. LF Pablo Olivares 2 hits. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, 3 RBI, a 3-run HR.

Otto 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 W. 5 K.   2.32
Cordero (W, 1-0, 0.00) 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Wivinis 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 3 K.  3.03
Zurak 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.89

Low A: Charleston (62-58) scored in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at one, then after giving up a run in the top of the tenth, came back with two of their own to win 3-2.

CF Brandon Lockridge 3 hits. RF Josh Stowers 2 hits, GW RBI. LF Frederick Cuevas 2 hits. 3B Oliver Dunn 2 hits.

Brito 7 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 4 K.  3.27
C. Espinal (W, 1-2, 2.29) 3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (63-49) lost 11-8 to Lehigh Valley. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, 2 RBI (.312). DH Ryan McBroom 3 for 3 with a walk (.323). 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, 3 RBI, a 3-run HR. 1B Gosuke Katoh a 3-run HR.

AA: Trenton (59-52) only gave up three hits, but two were HRs, and they lost 3-1. LF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. DH Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI.

Rony Garcia (L, 2-11, 4.61) 6 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR
Bellatti 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.25 Gave up 1 HR.

High A: Tampa (49-59) won 12-5. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, 4 RBI. 3B Oswaldo Cabrera 2 RBI. SS Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI. 1B Steven Sensley 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2 HR. LF Leonardo Molina 2 hits, RBI, HR. Kyle Zurak and Matt Wivinis combined for six shutout innings of relief.

Low A: Charleston (56-56) won 6-3. C Mickey Gasper 3 hits, 5 RBI, HR. 1B Eric Wagaman 2 hits, RBI.

Starter Josh Maciejewski (W, 1-1, 2.25) 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 0 K.

Standings:

SWB  1ST place, International League North by 5 games.

Other leagues have split seasons

Trenton is in 4th place, 21-24, six back, in the second half of the season. They are guaranteed a playoff spot because they won the first half. Eastern League East Division.

Tampa, 21-21 in the second half, is just 1/2 game back in the Florida State League North. They finished fifth, 28-38, in the first half.

Charleston, 19-23 in the second half, is in fourth place in the South Atlantic League South. They were 37-33, third place, just a 1/2 game out, in the first half.

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (60-45) lost 8-1. 1B Mike Ford 2 hits. 2B Thairo Estrada 3 hits, RBI. C Erik Kratz 2 hits.

AA: Trenton (55-48) lost 4-2. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits. LF Isiah Gilliam a 2-run HR.

High A: Tampa (47-57) won 2-0. CF Pablo Olivares 2 hits, RBI. RF Alexander Palma 2 hits. LF Leonardo Molina 2 hits, RBI.

First game for Vizcaino at Tampa, was at Charleston (5-5, 4.41 there) all season.

Alexander Vizcaino (W, 1-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 5 K.
Otto (H, 1) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 4 K.  2.67
Zurak (S, 8) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  2.91

Low A: Charleston (51-55) lost 4-0. They got just four hits, two by SS Oswald Peraza. Tough loss for starter Josh Maciejewski (can you imagine Sterling trying to pronounce that?). 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K, who had one game at Tampa, this his first game with Charleston, but most of his time was with Staten Island.

Standings:

SWB 60-45 1st in International League North by 6 games.

Rest are split season leagues:

Trenton (55-48) 17-21 in 2nd half, 4th in Eastern League East. They were 38-27 in the first half and won the first half title by percentage points. They are guaranteed a playoff spot.

Tampa (47-57) 19-19, 2nd, 1 1/2 games out in 2nd half. They were 28-38, 5th, 13 1/2 out in the first half. Florida State League North.

Charleston (51-55) is 7th, last, 14-22 in the 2nd half. They were 37-33, 3rd, just 1/2 game out, in the first half of the season.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB was supposed to have a DH at Buffalo. Game 1 was suspended with SWB up 1-0 and Game 2 was ppd.

AA: Trenton’s game ppd. Makeup on July 2.

High A: Tampa (6-11) lost 2–1. 1B Dermis Garcia solo HR. SS Welfrin Mateo 2 hits.

Rony Garcia 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. (L, 0-1, 2.45)
Kriske 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Zurak 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 0.90

Low A: Charleston (8-9) won 3-1. LF Brandon Lockridge 2 RBI. 3B Nelson Gomez solo HR.

Medina 5 IP, 1 R, 8 H, 2 W, 5 K.   10.80
Semple (W, 2-0, 0.53) 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K.

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

Yankee Stadium Frieze

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

 

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

Yankee Stadium Frieze

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