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Hellsing
05-12-10, 05:13 PM
Let's figure out what front line means before we go through with this.

When a pitcher has at least 2 pitches that have a positive Pitch Value (RAA).
Obviously if you have a pitch that has a negative RAA, then this might rule you out.

You could say that truly dominant pitchers have ALL postive pitch values or a single pitch with an RAA just below neutral.

Sabathia, King Felix, Haren, Lincecum, and Lester are a few examples.

Clayton Kershaw had 3 pitches with a positive RAA and one with a negative RAA. His ERA+ last year was 142.

Beckett had 4 pitches all with a positive RAA, but his ERA+ was 122.

I would consider both of them front-line starters.

flymick24
05-12-10, 05:19 PM
he's fungible

sjkqw
05-12-10, 07:19 PM
It's the end of the world as we know it: Andrew Brackman and Jairo Heredia both faced the minimum through 1. Jairo got help from a DP, but still faced just 3 batters

Brackman now perfect through 2 with 2 strikeouts.

Heredia has faced 7 through 2 with 2 strikeouts

dpbddd99
05-12-10, 07:36 PM
Yankees sign Tim Redding to minor league contract. He was released by Rockies this AM.

Yankee Steve
05-12-10, 07:45 PM
Didn't the Yanks have him a couple of years ago, actually on the major league roster?

dpbddd99
05-12-10, 07:51 PM
Didn't the Yanks have him a couple of years ago, actually on the major league roster?

in 2005.

sjkqw
05-12-10, 08:22 PM
Brackman was certainly impressive.
4.2 IP-6 H-1 R(unearned) -0 BB- 3 K

No WP, No Walks and the No ER is a bonus.

bmxstreetrider86
05-12-10, 08:29 PM
all 6 hits were GB singles, including 1 infield single

flymick24
05-12-10, 09:42 PM
His k rate is... not so good

bmxstreetrider86
05-12-10, 09:44 PM
no but his GB rate is very good and his BB rate is very very good. he certainly hasnt been as advertised so far but he had a 3.27 FIP coming into the game.


still a lot of development to be had the rest of the season

Tom Finnigan
05-12-10, 09:47 PM
His k rate is... not so good

The man's got to crawl before he walks - Err, scratch that idea.

flymick24
05-12-10, 10:39 PM
montero: 1-3 with an RBI

melancon with an odd line tonight so far:
1.0 IP, 1H, 4K

Melan-cynic
05-13-10, 12:08 AM
montero: 1-3 with an RBI

melancon with an odd line tonight so far:
1.0 IP, 1H, 4KMaybe if he strikes out 6 in one inning he'll get called up.

Yankee Steve
05-13-10, 06:49 AM
You Melancon guys crack me up. Everytime he does get an opportunity with the big club he sh_ts the bed. Whenever I have seen him, I have not been impressed by either his stuff or his control. He not only walks guys, he gives up hits, and the long ball. I don't see it...

dpbddd99
05-13-10, 07:22 AM
Nice article on Alan Horne

http://thunderbaseball.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/alan-hornes-long-road-back/

indianyanksfan
05-13-10, 08:14 AM
good step forward for both brack and heredia.

our pitchers are doing well for the most part. cant wait for guys like barreda and betances to come back.

mbn007
05-13-10, 08:20 AM
good step forward for both brack and heredia.

our pitchers are doing well for the most part. cant wait for guys like barreda and betances to come back.

Heredia gave up a lot of hits. He just seems like he is either hurt, or not yet back at full strength.

Posada_20
05-13-10, 09:20 AM
Betances actually pitched 2 innings in an EXT ST game the other day. He could be back in about 10 more days.

primetime714
05-13-10, 09:26 AM
Heredia gave up a lot of hits. He just seems like he is either hurt, or not yet back at full strength.

Yea I completely agree. He was lucky to escape with such little damage.

Brack's also been hit pretty regularly this year without many strikeouts. I love his new found control, but can't help but think its come at the expense of some of his stuff. Either that or he is just throwing it right down the middle. Still this was definitely a good start for him. I just hope we see him pitching more like he did at the end of last year out of the bullpen where he was both throwing strikes and displaying dominant stuff. With Brackman though I always have to remind myself to be patient as big guys like him rarely develop quickly.

Snatch Catch
05-13-10, 09:49 AM
Brackman has all sorts of variables when it comes to his personal development curve, so it doesn't bother me at all that he isn't showing velo *right now*.

If he stays healthy, I'd be surprised if he wasn't 94-97 at some point later this season.

BennyTheJetRodriguez
05-13-10, 10:04 AM
You Melancon guys crack me up. Everytime he does get an opportunity with the big club he sh_ts the bed. Whenever I have seen him, I have not been impressed by either his stuff or his control. He not only walks guys, he gives up hits, and the long ball. I don't see it... Other than the ridiculous and completely uncharacteristic high walk rate, what was so wrong with the way he pitched last year pitching every 8 days. He's literally never been given an opportunity to log consistent innings. I wouldn't call myself a Melancon guy, but I consider myself unbiased enough to realize the guy has had a tough situation to try and impress in thus far.

Melan-cynic
05-13-10, 11:31 AM
^^ Exactly.

THEBOSS84
05-13-10, 12:02 PM
Apparently Stoneburner has pitched 4 perfect innings for Tampa so far today.

mbn007
05-13-10, 12:11 PM
Apparently Stoneburner has pitched 4 perfect innings for Tampa so far today.

With 5 Ks.

flymick24
05-13-10, 12:14 PM
he needs to end the year in trenton

teknetic
05-13-10, 12:14 PM
You Melancon guys crack me up. Everytime he does get an opportunity with the big club he sh_ts the bed. Whenever I have seen him, I have not been impressed by either his stuff or his control. He not only walks guys, he gives up hits, and the long ball. I don't see it...

His work "schedule" was horrendous and totally out of whack, it's no surprise his control sucked. Robertson dealt with the same thing and we heard the same things about him, I don't expect this revolving door of crap to stop at Melancon.

flymick24
05-13-10, 12:16 PM
buddy groom was right all along

albo4lyfe
05-13-10, 12:30 PM
Apparently Stoneburner has pitched 4 perfect innings for Tampa so far today.

This kid might turn out a big-time steal for us.

Posada_20
05-13-10, 01:03 PM
His perfect game was broken up in the 6th, as he allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk. Still, he went 6 innings, 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 BB, 7Ks. Impressive debut. Tampa leads 6-2 in the 7th.

Melan-cynic
05-13-10, 03:19 PM
This kid might turn out a big-time steal for us.He got $700k signing in the 14th round. Great draft pick - my fav of last year - but I wouldn't necessarily call him a "steal."

Yankee Fan in Boston
05-13-10, 03:22 PM
He got $700k signing in the 14th round. Great draft pick - my fav of last year - but I wouldn't necessarily call him a "steal."

Agreed, but a good, aggressive signing

Melan-cynic
05-13-10, 04:47 PM
Agreed, but a good, aggressive signingAbsolutely. I hope he continues torching the minors to the point where I have a chance to see him in Trenton by the end of the year.

bmxstreetrider86
05-13-10, 06:45 PM
montero went 1-3 with a 2B and a BB

Jax Teller
05-13-10, 07:34 PM
Ramirez

4IP 1H 3K

dpbddd99
05-13-10, 07:36 PM
Suttle is starting to hit. Three hits today for Tampa.

Jax Teller
05-13-10, 07:44 PM
Adams 1-1 with an RBI double

TheHugeUnit2
05-13-10, 07:51 PM
Suttle is starting to hit. Three hits today for Tampa.
He better finish strong at Trenton this year.

sjkqw
05-13-10, 08:04 PM
He better finish strong at Trenton this year.

I doubt he can push Vechionacci out of a starting job. He had the game winning homerun this week. :P

Melan-cynic
05-13-10, 08:17 PM
Ramirez

4IP 1H 3K
He's just silly good.

sjkqw
05-13-10, 08:20 PM
Phelps exhibiting some control problems?

4.0-3-2-4-5 (1 Hit Batter)

Jax Teller
05-13-10, 08:21 PM
5IP 1H 4K for Jose "Sex Machine" Ramirez.

Buzah!
05-13-10, 09:28 PM
Ramirez is pitching a 3 hit shutout through 8. Only 5 K's but they're no doubt swinging early.

Tom Finnigan
05-13-10, 09:52 PM
Ramirez is pitching a 3 hit shutout through 8. Only 5 K's but they're no doubt swinging early.

Should they be aggressive, and move him up the ladder very soon? Personally, I don't care if he's 12, I think he's ready.

Melan-cynic
05-13-10, 09:53 PM
I need to see this changeup in person. Getting aroused just following his line each start.

Buzah!
05-14-10, 01:25 AM
I think they'll wait for Ramirez's slurve to become consistent. No mater how much he dominates Low A while they're waiting on it.

Melan-cynic
05-14-10, 02:28 AM
I think they'll wait for Ramirez's slurve to become consistent. No mater how much he dominates Low A while they're waiting on it.That is my thought as well. Once he has a consistent avg breaking ball he'll be on the fast track. If that pitch ever becomes plus you've got a bonafide #1 starter ceiling.

dpbddd99
05-14-10, 07:22 AM
Austin Romine not catching because of a tired arm.

primetime714
05-14-10, 09:24 AM
I think they'll wait for Ramirez's slurve to become consistent. No mater how much he dominates Low A while they're waiting on it.

Yea I agree. While I have no doubts that Ramirez could handle Tampa, I don't think they'll rush him. I think he'll probably spend most if not all of the year in Charleston similar to what they did with ManBan last year.

Posada_20
05-14-10, 09:33 AM
I agree also. No need to rush him. Let him continue to develop. He's only 20. Also, Betances is said to be very close to rejoining Tampa and Banuelos will be back in about a month. So leave him where he is for the whole season.

Posada_20
05-14-10, 09:36 AM
Kelvin Perez is also pitching great for Charleston. 2-0 in 5 starts with a 1.13 ERA. Anyone have a scouting report on him?

indianyanksfan
05-14-10, 11:09 AM
where are the rest of the pitchers besides stoneburner from last year's draft like cotham? i know warrens doing well. werent there like 5 or 6 other really good arms from last year?

Posada_20
05-14-10, 11:19 AM
Cotham is still rehabbing from additional knee surgery. He is in EXT ST. Hopefully, he will be ready for Short Season ball.

dpbddd99
05-14-10, 06:50 PM
Per Baseball American, Yanks release Joe Talerico, The Yankees signed Talerico at the Aug. 17 deadline last year after making him a 21st-round pick out of Brookdale (N.J.) CC. He never did appear in a game.

Snatch Catch
05-14-10, 07:00 PM
Talerico was definitely a character. Shame he couldn't cut it with the Yanks.

kan_t
05-14-10, 09:14 PM
Montero 1-3, R, 3B:eek: , 2 RBI

sjkqw
05-15-10, 12:10 AM
Montero 1-3, R, 3B:eek: , 2 RBI

Aww! Now I can't say that I saw his only career triple.


I went to the big league game tonight and besides messing up the pitcher's line every single out, they messed up a big name for the On the Farm report. It said Jose A. Reyes pitched an 8 inning shutout. Can they at least get the name right?

indianyanksfan
05-15-10, 04:30 PM
besides stoneburner, cotham, warner, who r the other big pitchers from last year's draft? where are elam, deluca?

Yankees1962
05-15-10, 05:45 PM
besides stoneburner, cotham, warner, who r the other big pitchers from last year's draft? where are elam, deluca?
Black is pitching for Charleston while Deluca, Gerritse and Bryan Mitchell will be pitching short season ball next month. Also, Brooks is being converted to a starter and will appear next month too. Some of them might appear at Charleston too if some more promotions to Tampa happens this season. I thought I heard Elam mechanics is being broken down by Yankee coaches.

sjkqw
05-15-10, 05:59 PM
Speaking of the 2009 draft class, is Checo going to be a starter?

Melan-cynic
05-15-10, 06:05 PM
Speaking of the 2009 draft class, is Checo going to be a starter?Ultimately who knows but yeah he will be given every chance to start I would think.

Jax Teller
05-15-10, 06:46 PM
Noesi 2IP 2H 3K

TheHugeUnit2
05-15-10, 08:16 PM
besides stoneburner, cotham, warner, who r the other big pitchers from last year's draft? where are elam, deluca?

Mitchell.... he's suppose to be the big pitcher of the draft according to several people. Yeah DeLuca too. Elam throws hard but with no control, I wouldn't be shocked to see him released soon.

Buzah!
05-15-10, 08:39 PM
Between Manny Banuelos's appendicitis, the new "hide the teenagers" policy and Montero's slow start, this is possibly the least fun minor league season in the past several years.

Matsui55
05-16-10, 12:33 AM
Between Manny Banuelos's appendicitis, the new "hide the teenagers" policy and Montero's slow start, this is possibly the least fun minor league season in the past several years.

Just a question on my part- it would be interesting to know why the Yanks are holding back the HS and young guys. Is it because they felt they pushed young guys too fast before and didn't "coach them up" enough before sending them out? Do they really believe they didn't have any openings at A ball for these guys? Is it because they think they drafted guys a lot more "raw" than they normally do and felt they needed to be held back more than they usually do because of that? Is there some other reason?

I have no idea if anyone here can find out, but it would be interesting to know the answer.

Tom Finnigan
05-16-10, 01:53 PM
Dan Brewer goes deep today - I think this guy is a huge sleeper - If he can play second like in college, and continue to show speed (16 SB's so far) we may have a great utility guy. Any other opinions?

yankee82093
05-16-10, 02:00 PM
Dan Brewer goes deep today - I think this guy is a huge sleeper - If he can play second like in college, and continue to show speed (16 SB's so far) we may have a great utility guy. Any other opinions?

Uhh, tweener.

yankstaketitle
05-16-10, 03:42 PM
Dan Brewer goes deep today - I think this guy is a huge sleeper - If he can play second like in college, and continue to show speed (16 SB's so far) we may have a great utility guy. Any other opinions?

I agree with you, I think this kid might be very good

dpbddd99
05-16-10, 09:01 PM
Hector Noesi promoted to Trenton.

TheHugeUnit2
05-16-10, 09:03 PM
Hector Noesi promoted to Trenton.
yay! Who is the next person who deserves one, Warren or Phelps or ?

VTYankeesFan2
05-16-10, 11:30 PM
I think Heathcott deserves to be promoted from his exile in EST to Charleston, where he may actually be able to help that rotation get many of the wins they deserve by providing some offense. He should bring Murphy with him.

yankee82093
05-16-10, 11:38 PM
I think Heathcott deserves to be promoted from his exile in EST to Charleston, where he may actually be able to help that rotation get many of the wins they deserve by providing some offense. He should bring Murphy with him.

And Kelvin DeLeon

sjkqw
05-17-10, 04:34 PM
This is a random question.
Is there a web site to see how many days of mlb service a guy has? Melancon and Miranda are pretty close to no longer being prospects due to days so I want to know when they are close to the 45 day mark.

flymick24
05-17-10, 04:38 PM
Mitchell.... he's suppose to be the big pitcher of the draft according to several people. Yeah DeLuca too. Elam throws hard but with no control, I wouldn't be shocked to see him released soon.

i might be mistaken, but i think elam was already released

sjkqw
05-17-10, 04:40 PM
I generally watch the Minor League Transactions closely on BA, but maybe I missed one because I didn't see it.

flymick24
05-17-10, 04:46 PM
i'm too lazy to look for it, but i recall reading it somewhere in a MiL transactions page and thinking, "oh, well that sucks" because i liked the pick at the time .. but again, i could be totally wrong

Jax Teller
05-17-10, 05:00 PM
Nice to see Laird off to a good start, monster game last night with 2 HRs & 7RBI

Pokerface
05-17-10, 06:06 PM
Yankees assigned C J.R. Murphy, a 2nd-round pick in '09, to Low-A Charleston. He played in just 9 games in the GCL last year after signing.

Matt Eddy (http://twitter.com/eddymk/status/14185423459)

yankee82093
05-17-10, 06:12 PM
Yankees assigned C J.R. Murphy, a 2nd-round pick in '09, to Low-A Charleston. He played in just 9 games in the GCL last year after signing.

Matt Eddy (http://twitter.com/eddymk/status/14185423459)

Very exciting. I wonder when he starts..

Jax Teller
05-17-10, 06:14 PM
Lassiter got sent down to EST.

bmxstreetrider86
05-17-10, 06:15 PM
not surprising given higashioka's struggles, but very exciting

kan_t
05-17-10, 06:22 PM
Finally I have a hitting prospect to follow in Charleston. Exciting news.

Jax Teller
05-17-10, 06:22 PM
Brackman 4IP 3K thus far

no wild pitches, walks, or injured fans sitting first row......that we know of.

Yankyfan
05-17-10, 06:28 PM
i'm too lazy to look for it, but i recall reading it somewhere in a MiL transactions page and thinking, "oh, well that sucks" because i liked the pick at the time .. but again, i could be totally wrongI think I read he's at ext spring training working on mechanics

Philip Hughes Fan
05-17-10, 06:38 PM
This is a random question.
Is there a web site to see how many days of mlb service a guy has? Melancon and Miranda are pretty close to no longer being prospects due to days so I want to know when they are close to the 45 day mark.

http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com

They don't update in-season, though.

Great to hear Charleston is finally going to have an interesting position player. Hopefully Heathcott and DeLeon aren't far behind.

indianyanksfan
05-17-10, 07:08 PM
lassiter and higi doing poorly again?

bmxstreetrider86
05-17-10, 07:09 PM
Brack finished 5.2-4-4-1-4, all 4 runs came via 2 2R HRs

TheHugeUnit2
05-17-10, 07:16 PM
Brack finished 5.2-4-4-1-4, all 4 runs came via 2 2R HRsReminds me of Vazquez. He's got talent wasn't getting it together but is making some progress even though its not major

indianyanksfan
05-17-10, 07:16 PM
how was brack's velocity?

bmxstreetrider86
05-17-10, 07:40 PM
montero with a granny in the first inning

TheHugeUnit2
05-17-10, 07:48 PM
montero with a granny in the first inning
Heck yeah! That is music to my ears my friend!

bmxstreetrider86
05-17-10, 09:07 PM
he remains 1-1 with 2 BB right now

bmxstreetrider86
05-17-10, 09:16 PM
Murphy making his debut in Ctown and for the season is 1-3 with a 2B and 2 K


Higgy also drawing some praise after a 2-4 2 2B day


Kevin_Goldstein

#Yankees C Kyle Higashioka with two doubles for Low-A Charleston; recently had scout buddy raving about his defense.

bmxstreetrider86
05-17-10, 09:48 PM
Warren 7-4-0-2-0. no K's but a 18/3 GO/AO ratio

JavyVazquezIsSick
05-18-10, 05:38 AM
Wow. That's incredible.

Breyean
05-18-10, 12:19 PM
Just noticed the SWB game will be on the MLB network Wednesday morning.

THEBOSS84
05-18-10, 12:20 PM
Warren and Stoneburner - not bad.

Jax Teller
05-18-10, 12:31 PM
Good call, Breyean...you get to pick yourself any mistress you want from nyyfans.com as a reward.

kan_t
05-18-10, 12:40 PM
**One of my favorite pre-season sleepers is Yankees pitching prospect David Phelps. The Notre Dame product is living up to that tag, going 3-0, 1.60 with a 33/10 K/BB in 34 innings so far for Double-A Trenton, with 23 hits allowed. He has a solid low-90s fastball, and is making good progress with his slider and changeup according to Yankees sources. Keep a close eye on him.
http://www.minorleagueball.com/2010/5/17/1475591/morning-notes-may-17-2010#comments

bmxstreetrider86
05-18-10, 04:38 PM
Jose Ramirez 5.2-10-3-0-6

Higgy 2-4 2B

Murphy 0-4

Yankee Fan in Boston
05-18-10, 04:44 PM
http://www.minorleagueball.com/2010/5/17/1475591/morning-notes-may-17-2010#comments

It bears repeating -- last year's draft is going to turn out to be a really strong one. Given the increasing number of teams involved with IFAs, I wonder if the Yankees are going to be more aggressive with DESs and overslot, risky kids in the U.S. draft

kan_t
05-18-10, 04:45 PM
Jose Ramirez 5.2-10-3-0-6

The defense killed him.

Jose Ramirez: 2.44 ERA, 48 IP, 41 H, 10 BB, 46 SO, 0.96 GO/AO
Arodys Vizcaino: 3.71 ERA, 43.2 IP, 45 H, 9 BB, 40 SO, 0.89 GO/AO

It's funny that even he gave up 10 hits in this start, he still gave up fewer hits than Vizcaino with more innings pitched.

kongull
05-18-10, 05:49 PM
The defense killed him.

Jose Ramirez: 2.44 ERA, 48 IP, 41 H, 10 BB, 46 SO, 0.96 GO/AO
Arodys Vizcaino: 3.71 ERA, 43.2 IP, 45 H, 9 BB, 40 SO, 0.89 GO/AO

It's funny that even he gave up 10 hits in this start, he still gave up fewer hits than Vizcaino with more innings pitched.

I wish we still had both.

Snatch Catch
05-18-10, 07:15 PM
It bears repeating -- last year's draft is going to turn out to be a really strong one. Given the increasing number of teams involved with IFAs, I wonder if the Yankees are going to be more aggressive with DESs and overslot, risky kids in the U.S. draft

Phelps isn't from last year's draft though.

philleotardo
05-18-10, 08:35 PM
Romine 2-3, 2B, RBI

bmxstreetrider86
05-18-10, 10:23 PM
stoneburner had a rough nite 4-3-4-5-4, opposing starter BBed 4 in less than 4 so it might have been a tight zone down there

Romine finished 2-4 with a 2B and a K, threw out a runner as well

Montero went 0-2 with a BB and a K

dpbddd99
05-19-10, 06:57 AM
Arodys Vizcaino pitched a career-high eight scoreless innings against Charleston, allowing only three base hits, did not walk a batter, struck out five, and permitted only two runners into scoring position.

dpbddd99
05-19-10, 08:45 AM
Grant Duff promoted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

b_joseph
05-19-10, 08:57 AM
Sorry if this has already been discussed.

But what would happen if Montero is in AAA next year and Romine continues to perform at such a high level in AA this year? Would they go back to splitting time again?

TheHugeUnit2
05-19-10, 09:09 AM
Sorry if this has already been discussed.

But what would happen if Montero is in AAA next year and Romine continues to perform at such a high level in AA this year? Would they go back to splitting time again?Let's say going into the 2010-2011 off season We don't figure Montero to be ready to play at the majors. I think you'll see one of them traded.

primetime714
05-19-10, 09:12 AM
Sorry if this has already been discussed.

But what would happen if Montero is in AAA next year and Romine continues to perform at such a high level in AA this year? Would they go back to splitting time again?

Probably Romine stays in AA at least for a little bit and if Montero is there for more than just the first month or two then maybe they would have them split time. Although if both need work on their defense I think Romine would just have to wait it out. If the team is confident with Romine's defense and comfortable with him being the primary DH and backup C I could see them promoting him earlier. I imagine Montero will need the reps at C though.

Either way though I imagine the situation would be resolved pretty quickly. This stuff usually gets worked out pretty quickly.

yarosh25
05-19-10, 09:20 AM
Why are guys posting Vizcaino numbers here and not in another team's prospect thread, that ship has sailed

dpbddd99
05-19-10, 10:17 AM
Per Mike Ashmore, Jeremy Bleich has been placed on the disabled list with an unknown ailment…word is, he’s back in Florida. This may be the cause of his poor performance.

Pokerface
05-19-10, 11:03 AM
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees game is on the MLB Network right now.

primetime714
05-19-10, 11:15 AM
Why are guys posting Vizcaino numbers here and not in another team's prospect thread, that ship has sailed

Because he just pitched against Charleston and was once again matched up against Jose Ramirez.

JavyVazquezIsSick
05-19-10, 11:19 AM
Per Mike Ashmore, Jeremy Bleich has been placed on the disabled list with an unknown ailment…word is, he’s back in Florida. This may be the cause of his poor performance.

Or because he's a lefty with mediocre stuff.

primetime714
05-19-10, 11:19 AM
Per Mike Ashmore, Jeremy Bleich has been placed on the disabled list with an unknown ailment…word is, he’s back in Florida. This may be the cause of his poor performance.

Hopefully he is ok. I wonder how they'll replace him in the rotation. I guess the options would be Pope or Warren. I'd love to see Warren get the call.

just-blaze
05-19-10, 12:16 PM
Or because he's a lefty with mediocre stuff.

Right on cue.

Yankees1962
05-19-10, 12:19 PM
Right on cue.
A lefty with fringe stuff just shutout a team at 47 years of age and a younger one by 21 years threw a perfect game. Back of rotation guys have value too.

just-blaze
05-19-10, 12:26 PM
A lefty with fringe stuff just shutout a team at 47 years of age and a younger one by 21 years threw a perfect game. Back of rotation guys have value too.

I was referring to JVIS' hate of Bleich.

Yankees1962
05-19-10, 12:30 PM
I was referring to JVIS' hate of Bleich.
He hates half the Yankee players so what else is new.

yarosh25
05-19-10, 12:55 PM
Montero with a 410 ft. double to straight center field, with wind blowing in against a sinkerballer. He also has a walk, and threw out Jose Tabata trying to still against Romulo Sanchez.

Philip Hughes Fan
05-19-10, 01:02 PM
Montero with a 410 ft. double to straight center field, with wind blowing in against a sinkerballer. He also has a walk, and threw out Jose Tabata trying to still against Romulo Sanchez.

Nice. Seems like he's heating up and Tabata has been a beast on SBthis year.

Yankees1962
05-19-10, 01:23 PM
Montero threw a second base runner out trying to steal today.

Posada_20
05-19-10, 02:11 PM
Sanchez performance today tells why he probably profiles better as a starter. 0 runs, 1 hit, 7Ks but 6 BBs. Not good. Can't have another releiver who comes in and can't throw strikes. Hope they leave him as a starter. besides, he has shown the ability to maintain his high 90s velocity later into games.

jimmykey2
05-19-10, 02:19 PM
Montero easily could've had another hit... in his last AB, he hit a rocket which Pedro Alvarez jumped to catch.

Good all-around game for him.

bmxstreetrider86
05-19-10, 07:21 PM
Murphy went 2-4 today with 2 singles, one to center and one to right, he also reach on an error by the LFer

perez gave up 11 runs in 2.2 innings, but only 2 were earned

TheHugeUnit2
05-19-10, 07:59 PM
Murphy went 2-4 today with 2 singles, one to center and one to right, he also reach on an error by the LFer
Nice thanks for the update man. Hope he starts to heat up!

dpbddd99
05-19-10, 08:01 PM
Trenton activated RHP Paul Bush from the disabled list to take Bleich's place on the roster.

bmxstreetrider86
05-19-10, 08:02 PM
heat up? its only his 3rd game all year

TheHugeUnit2
05-19-10, 08:06 PM
heat up? its only his 3rd game all year
Yes heat up, I gave him his two day grace period. :P

bmxstreetrider86
05-19-10, 08:10 PM
fair enough

NelsonMuntz
05-20-10, 12:00 PM
absence makes the heart grow fonder

flymick24
05-20-10, 12:09 PM
jeremy bleich is reaching brackman heights of fail

Eschie
05-20-10, 12:10 PM
jeremy bleich is reaching brackman heights of fail

What a dumb pick. Both of them.

dpbddd99
05-20-10, 12:22 PM
What a dumb pick. Both of them.

I remain optimistic. It is still early in their careers.

primetime714
05-20-10, 01:08 PM
What a dumb pick. Both of them.

Eh its way too early to say that. I still feel like even if both continue to struggle as starters that they could turn into very nice relievers. Brackman in particular was dominant out of the pen at the end of last year and Bleich as a lefty could find success in that type of role. That said I haven't given up on either of them as starters.

dpbddd99
05-20-10, 02:36 PM
Three hits today by Romine in Trenton's win.

IrishYankee
05-20-10, 03:22 PM
What a dumb pick. Both of them.

So what DO you want?

Brackman - High Ceiling risk
Bleich - Low ceiling value pick.

What strategy do you want them to employ, or are you implying they should miraculously pick the best 50 prospects every year without missing??

The Bleich pick annoyed me, Brackman I can live with even if he never turns into anything. THAT pick is calculated, both in its risk/reward and its use of Franchise capital as and advantage.

JavyVazquezIsSick
05-20-10, 03:27 PM
Agreed.

Philip Hughes Fan
05-20-10, 03:59 PM
Brackman annoyed me because no other team was touching him for what he was demanding, and I would have rather taken another 1st round talent and risk Brackman still being there for our next pick. If they really thought another team would pick him before then, I still think they got bent over on negotiations since he clearly had a serious arm injury.

Of course it basically worked out since we got Romine in the 2nd round, and the only guy picked between Brackman and Romine that I'd definitely rather have than Austin is Stanton, and I don't know if he was even on our radar.

I wouldn't call Brackman's relief stint last year dominating either. Very good, yes, but he still walked over 4 per 9 and his GB and LD rates went in the wrong direction.

Both Brackman and Bleich also get some undeserved hate, though. Brackman because Porcello was so close to falling to us, and Bleich because he looked like a signability guy we only drafted because we thought we'd be giving Cole a huge bonus.

dpbddd99
05-20-10, 04:48 PM
Free agent second baseman Jeff Natale has been added to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre roster. The former Boston farmhand batted .282 in 58 games last season with Pawtucket.

bmxstreetrider86
05-20-10, 07:21 PM
wow 18 year old ramon flores is leading off in tampa

kan_t
05-20-10, 07:37 PM
Montero 1-1, R
Romine 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
Flores 1-2

philleotardo
05-20-10, 08:49 PM
Murphy 1-3, 2B, RBI

dpbddd99
05-20-10, 09:16 PM
The Yankees signed veteran catcher Rene Rivera to fill in at AAA.

bmxstreetrider86
05-20-10, 09:19 PM
Murphy now 2-4

DRobertsonNYY
05-21-10, 06:53 PM
Montero 2-4

He's been heating up lately. Hopefully some more power is on the way.

bmxstreetrider86
05-21-10, 07:01 PM
Romine says take that casey kelly with an RBI double

DRobertsonNYY
05-21-10, 07:10 PM
I saw Romine at Trenton once this year, REALLY impressive hitting prospect. He didn't make a good throw to 2B in a warmup all game that day. Not much of a big deal, just an observation. But a really impressive hitting prospect. Patience and quick bat speed.

bmxstreetrider86
05-21-10, 07:14 PM
thanks for the insight, its always nice to hear from people who have seen a player directly.


romine was recently given a couple of days off with arm soreness, id expect his throwing to be be off a bit this year due to spending more time behind the plate

DRobertsonNYY
05-21-10, 07:20 PM
He didn't really get a chance to throw out a base runner. But he has suprising foot speed. I actually thought Montero was a little quicker than advertised when I saw him last year, as well. Jesus can play the OF, IMO.

Anyway, Romine also managed to call a pretty good game for D.J Mitchell. D.J threw some good sliders when ahead in the count and kept on throwing the fastball when he needed a big pitch.

Also, Romine hit a beautiful opposite field bomb in that game. Wasn't a HR, but sure as hell could have been.

Same with David Adams.

bmxstreetrider86
05-21-10, 07:25 PM
romine doubles off casey again

2-2 2 2B

bmxstreetrider86
05-21-10, 07:33 PM
montero 3-5 with a BB in the suspended game, probably angry the yankees called up moeller instead of him

dpbddd99
05-21-10, 08:28 PM
Updates on Betances, Banuelos, and Brackman.


http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/minorleague/newman_betances_could_be_back_in_UIJvndUUunZ9cKk4vVo2rK

bmxstreetrider86
05-21-10, 08:49 PM
romine hates the red sox


3-4 3 2B

bmxstreetrider86
05-21-10, 08:58 PM
catchers having great days


JR Murphy 1-3 with a SB

b_joseph
05-21-10, 10:39 PM
Romine gets his OPS above 900. 9 days from June, thats pretty impressive.

philleotardo
05-21-10, 10:54 PM
Having Adams and Romine in front of him seems to be doing wonders for Laird- 38 RBI in 39 games. Only Mike Stanton has more at the AA level (39).

ICEBERG18
05-22-10, 12:25 AM
romine hates the red sox


3-4 3 2B

Tied for league lead in 2B's.

parkerstrong
05-22-10, 12:46 AM
He didn't really get a chance to throw out a base runner. But he has suprising foot speed. I actually thought Montero was a little quicker than advertised when I saw him last year, as well. Jesus can play the OF, IMO.

Anyway, Romine also managed to call a pretty good game for D.J Mitchell. D.J threw some good sliders when ahead in the count and kept on throwing the fastball when he needed a big pitch.

Also, Romine hit a beautiful opposite field bomb in that game. Wasn't a HR, but sure as hell could have been.

Same with David Adams.

I've been to some minor league stadiums and it is much harder to hit HR in some minor league parks than major league parks.....leading the league in doubles could turn into some HR as he gains strength as he gets older as well. I am high on Romine and feel he gets overlooked because we also have Montero.

900+ OPS in late May is impressive

parkerstrong
05-22-10, 12:50 AM
Updates on Betances, Banuelos, and Brackman.


http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/minorleague/newman_betances_could_be_back_in_UIJvndUUunZ9cKk4vVo2rK

The Brackman draft pick, high salary, and 40-man roster spot so far has been a disaster.

parkerstrong
05-22-10, 12:53 AM
I saw Romine at Trenton once this year, REALLY impressive hitting prospect. He didn't make a good throw to 2B in a warmup all game that day. Not much of a big deal, just an observation. But a really impressive hitting prospect. Patience and quick bat speed.

I saw him play in New Britain last week and he was the DH due to a tired arm-I wonder if you saw him during that time frame?

DRobertsonNYY
05-22-10, 07:39 AM
I saw him play in New Britain last week and he was the DH due to a tired arm-I wonder if you saw him during that time frame?

Yeah, this was his first game back from that particular injury. Maybe that is the reason why his throws weren't that good. Like I said, it was just an observation. I have no doubt Romine could be an MLB starting catcher.

Yankee Steve
05-22-10, 01:10 PM
So, listening to the Thunder game. This announcer for the Thunder is painful to listen to. Noesi going today, his first start for AA Trenton. The guy has ridiculous K/BB stats at Tampa, 53 to 6. Romine's first AB results in a hard line drive down the 3rd baseline that is caught.

Buzah!
05-22-10, 01:27 PM
Why was David Adams removed from the game?

Yankee Steve
05-22-10, 02:29 PM
He was hurt on the basepaths, I believe. Not sure but it was an injury.

hongchihkuo
05-22-10, 04:30 PM
is Fu-Lin Kuo ready to take over at 3B?

philleotardo
05-22-10, 08:35 PM
Brackman

5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K.

dpbddd99
05-22-10, 08:55 PM
Brackman final numbers: one run, six innings, five strike outs.

bmxstreetrider86
05-22-10, 09:33 PM
Wow nice work brack attack

philleotardo
05-22-10, 10:57 PM
Zoilo
4-5, 3B, HR, 3 RBI

Murphy
2-4, BB, RBI

Tom Finnigan
05-22-10, 11:07 PM
Zoilo
4-5, 3B, HR, 3 RBI

Murphy
2-4, BB, RBI

Zoilo "No Relation to Abe" Almonte?? - Is he considered a marginal prospect or something more?

Yankees1962
05-22-10, 11:16 PM
Zoilo "No Relation to Abe" Almonte?? - Is he considered a marginal prospect or something more?
He's not related to Abe.

what's up doc?
05-23-10, 01:51 AM
The Brackman draft pick, high salary, and 40-man roster spot so far has been a disaster.

When a 1-3 record and 8.31 ERA is considered improvement.........................WOW!

what's up doc?
05-23-10, 01:52 AM
jeremy bleich is reaching brackman heights of fail

Got that right.

what's up doc?
05-23-10, 01:53 AM
What a dumb pick. Both of them.

Ditto.

Melan-cynic
05-23-10, 02:33 PM
You must be happy with your Red Sox performance against Doc today though. Least you got that to keep your spirits up.

nnysiny
05-23-10, 03:20 PM
Adam Warren is begging for a call-up:
5IP
1H
1 ER
5:2 K/BB ratio
8:1 GB/FB ratio

...and now has a 1.93 ERA through 9 starts

Yankee Steve
05-23-10, 07:39 PM
2 more hits for Austin Romine today. I think this guy is going to beat Montero to the majors, but he is a couple of years older as well. His success along with Cervelli, Montero (at least the bat) and the way that JR Murphy is playing is really going to present an interesting problem shortly. And then there is PoJo...

bmxstreetrider86
05-23-10, 07:42 PM
2 more hits for Austin Romine today. I think this guy is going to beat Montero to the majors, but he is a couple of years older as well. His success along with Cervelli, Montero (at least the bat) and the way that JR Murphy is playing is really going to present an interesting problem shortly. And then there is PoJo...


doubtful

Snatch Catch
05-23-10, 10:59 PM
2 more hits for Austin Romine today. I think this guy is going to beat Montero to the majors, but he is a couple of years older as well.

Romine (21) is only a year older than Montero (20).

They're almost exactly a year apart (1 year and 6 days).

what's up doc?
05-24-10, 02:23 AM
You must be happy with your Red Sox performance against Doc today though. Least you got that to keep your spirits up.

This really is a blindside shot. I feel little the Three Stooges, in those episodes where they are referred to as "gentlemen," causing dumbfounded stares as they look over their shoulders.

JavyVazquezIsSick
05-24-10, 07:12 AM
Adam Warren is begging for a call-up:
5IP
1H
1 ER
5:2 K/BB ratio
8:1 GB/FB ratio

...and now has a 1.93 ERA through 9 starts

I'd say so, polished college pitchers do well in single A.

b_joseph
05-24-10, 08:43 AM
2 more hits for Austin Romine today. I think this guy is going to beat Montero to the majors, but he is a couple of years older as well. His success along with Cervelli, Montero (at least the bat) and the way that JR Murphy is playing is really going to present an interesting problem shortly. And then there is PoJo...And Laird..who has had a great start also. Just needs to walk more.

Don_Veto
05-24-10, 09:38 AM
I'd say so, polished college pitchers do well in single A.

I have a feeling Warren could have just won his 6th consecutive Cy Young award in the year 2020 and you'd still be waiting for him to fail.

JavyVazquezIsSick
05-24-10, 11:40 AM
Are you impressed by a 22 year old polished college pitcher dominating teenagers?

Buzah!
05-24-10, 11:44 AM
Are you impressed by a 22 year old polished college pitcher dominating teenagers?Not a lot of teenagers in High A.

JavyVazquezIsSick
05-24-10, 12:19 PM
Of course there aren't. Only experienced good hitters.

Tom Finnigan
05-24-10, 12:35 PM
Not a lot of teenagers in High A.

I know it was reported last year that his fastball touched 96 last year at Staten Island, and sat in the low nineties. Has his increase in velocity from college to pro ball continued? And is his curve improving? What do we have with him really?

Don_Veto
05-24-10, 12:41 PM
Are you impressed by a 22 year old polished college pitcher dominating teenagers?

Yup, it gets me hot.

dpbddd99
05-24-10, 01:01 PM
Montero two for two so far today.

bmxstreetrider86
05-24-10, 02:13 PM
Montero two for two so far today.

2-4 with a BB now

he hasnt been hitting well, but his last 10 games he has an .831 OPS with 7/8 BB/K rate (16/25 on the season)

bmxstreetrider86
05-24-10, 02:17 PM
was there a rain delay in charlestown during ramirez's start? he only pitched 3 inning and the oppositions starter only 2

mbn007
05-24-10, 02:43 PM
was there a rain delay in charlestown during ramirez's start? he only pitched 3 inning and the oppositions starter only 2

Yes there was.

Pokerface
05-24-10, 05:57 PM
Tons of news out of Trenton. Jeremy Bleich will have labrum surgery, David Adams is out 2-3 weeks, maybe more. Kevin Mahoney is here.

josh norris (http://twitter.com/jnorris427/statuses/14649603412)

flymick24
05-24-10, 06:01 PM
and thus ends the jeremy bleich era

that draft just keeps looking better and better

Jax Teller
05-24-10, 06:01 PM
I hope a Lake Tardicaca shark has sex with Jeremy Bleich.

I'd have to guess that Warren will take his spot?

Yankees1962
05-24-10, 06:19 PM
and thus ends the jeremy bleich era

that draft just keeps looking better and better
It depends on how badly the labrum is torn, but I admit, it doesn't look good right now.

As far as the 2008 draft, we still have the following players that are either doing well or still have a chance to turn their baseball career around. If just three of them make it then it's been a good player acquisition year considering baseball's usual norm for a good year in that regard is three players having a ML career from a given year. Also, that's not taken in account any IFA signings from 2008, like Flores, Aceves and Manny B. or the Heathcott and Murphy draft choices in 2009 from not signing Cole and Bittle in 2008.

David Adams
Corban Joseph
David Phelps
DJ Mitchell
Brett Marshall
Nik Turley
Dan Brewer
Higgy
Matt Richardson
Mike O'Brien

bmxstreetrider86
05-24-10, 06:42 PM
the burner pitches tonight in tampa


brackman hasn been awful in his last 3 starts -16 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 12 Ks with a 56% GB%(if my math is right at least)

Jax Teller
05-24-10, 06:52 PM
Wonder what the velo has been like. If he's back to sitting mid 90s then I might be interested again.

yankee82093
05-24-10, 06:54 PM
the burner pitches tonight in tampa


brackman hasn been awful in his last 3 starts -16 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 12 Ks with a 56% GB%(if my math is right at least)

Yep. A 6 K/BB ratio and a great GB rate is actually very, very good...

yankstaketitle
05-24-10, 07:13 PM
Tons of news out of Trenton. Jeremy Bleich will have labrum surgery, David Adams is out 2-3 weeks, maybe more. Kevin Mahoney is here.

josh norris (http://twitter.com/jnorris427/statuses/14649603412)

Are we talking here this is a career ending surgery for Bleich? I'm not familiar with this surgery. Could anyone elaborate on the implications of this surgery?

siddiqi
05-24-10, 07:30 PM
Are we talking here this is a career ending surgery for Bleich? I'm not familiar with this surgery. Could anyone elaborate on the implications of this surgery?
torn labrums are rarely good news for pitchers (not that any arm injuries are), with a torn up elbow you can get TJ surgery and have a very good chance of recovering, or even improving your pitching ability provided you rehab well enough. The reason Boston refused to re-sign Pedro in the '04 offseason was due to a tear in his labrum, so it's not a good thing to happen especially for a relatively young pitcher like Bleich.

thaa
05-24-10, 08:08 PM
[....]

David Adams
Corban Joseph
David Phelps
DJ Mitchell
Brett Marshall
Nik Turley
Dan Brewer
Higgy
Matt Richardson
Mike O'Brien

Is Nik Turley any relation to Bullet Bob?

Matsui55
05-24-10, 09:06 PM
It depends on how badly the labrum is torn, but I admit, it doesn't look good right now.

As far as the 2008 draft, we still have the following players that are either doing well or still have a chance to turn their baseball career around. If just three of them make it then it's been a good player acquisition year considering baseball's usual norm for a good year in that regard is three players having a ML career from a given year. Also, that's not taken in account any IFA signings from 2008, like Flores, Aceves and Manny B. or the Heathcott and Murphy draft choices in 2009 from not signing Cole and Bittle in 2008.

David Adams
Corban Joseph
David Phelps
DJ Mitchell
Brett Marshall
Nik Turley
Dan Brewer
Higgy
Matt Richardson
Mike O'Brien

I actually think that Adams has finally broken through, but will likely be a trade deadline chip- and a good one.

Joseph is beginning to hit as well, though the question remains where he profiles defensively- he might not be a 3B or 2B.

Phelps has made a BIG jump to AA and done well. He could be the sleeper of the bunch.

DJ is learning the hard way in AA that you need to have a swing and miss pitch, even if you throw a heavy sinker. Let's see if there is any progress with him later this year. Could still have enough to be a bullpen arm.

I am much less confident about the rest of the bunch. Not much development shown, and a lot of injuries- but that's life- a majority of your signed draft picks will fail- that's just a fact of life.

Matsui55
05-24-10, 09:10 PM
Tons of news out of Trenton. Jeremy Bleich will have labrum surgery, David Adams is out 2-3 weeks, maybe more. Kevin Mahoney is here.

josh norris (http://twitter.com/jnorris427/statuses/14649603412)

I would note that Chien Ming Wang had labrum surgery early in his career (when he was a rookie ball pitcher)- and I believe that he had a second injury to his shoulder before he reached the bigs as well.

On the other hand, if I recall correctly, I believe Brien Taylor tore his labrum in that fight- which all but ended his career.

I think it has more to do with what a pitcher is left with after surgery and how well they adapt to the change that decides their ability to resume a career. However, I would also assume that not only is Bleich done for this year, but also a good portion of next year, as well.

Jax Teller
05-24-10, 09:35 PM
Romine 1-4

Laird 2-3, 2B

indianyanksfan
05-24-10, 10:23 PM
mitchell's only had 2-3 bad starts out of all of them.
brewer looks like he's a bit of slump but has 14 steals
higgy's been a a season long slump. hopefully he can turn around it

any idea on why they are being so slow with richardson/turley/o'brien


any updates on all the TJS patients:
1. marshall
2. barreda
3. kontos?

mbn007
05-25-10, 08:37 AM
I actually think that Adams has finally broken through, but will likely be a trade deadline chip- and a good one.

Joseph is beginning to hit as well, though the question remains where he profiles defensively- he might not be a 3B or 2B.

Phelps has made a BIG jump to AA and done well. He could be the sleeper of the bunch.

DJ is learning the hard way in AA that you need to have a swing and miss pitch, even if you throw a heavy sinker. Let's see if there is any progress with him later this year. Could still have enough to be a bullpen arm.

I am much less confident about the rest of the bunch. Not much development shown, and a lot of injuries- but that's life- a majority of your signed draft picks will fail- that's just a fact of life.

Agree with your assesments for the most part. I would add that Joseph so far has struggled in the field at all the positions he has played. So his bat may be what gets him moving, meaning he needs to hit very well.

I would add Brewer to the list of potentials. Has speed, plays OF and 2B. He could be a Kevin Russo type, with more speed. Need to wait on him.

Higgy has threh defensive skills, so they say. But his bat is poor, at this time. If he does not hit better, he will be buried in the Catcher avalanche we have in teh system.

Pokerface
05-25-10, 08:39 AM
Jack Rye was reactivated from the T.I.E. and Ramon Flores was sent back to the GCL Roster

josh norris (http://twitter.com/jnorris427/statuses/14689560809)

Posada_20
05-25-10, 09:08 AM
mitchell's only had 2-3 bad starts out of all of them.
brewer looks like he's a bit of slump but has 14 steals
higgy's been a a season long slump. hopefully he can turn around it

any idea on why they are being so slow with richardson/turley/o'brien


any updates on all the TJS patients:
1. marshall
2. barreda
3. kontos?

Marshall and Kontos will spend most of the season rehabbing. Might get into a few games by the end of the season. Barreda is in EXT ST. Don't know why. He pitched last year and did not hear of any new injury.

Posada_20
05-25-10, 11:31 AM
Eduardo Nunez has been mashing at Scranton most of the year. How has his defense been? Has he improved defensively or is he still making alot of errors?

wang+cano=future
05-25-10, 11:44 AM
I hope a Lake Tardicaca shark has sex with Jeremy Bleich.

I'd have to guess that Warren will take his spot?

:lol: Shut up Mimsssssyyyyyy

Yankees1962
05-25-10, 11:45 AM
Eduardo Nunez has been mashing at Scranton most of the year. How has his defense been? Has he improved defensively or is he still making alot of errors?
As a SS in 37 games, he has committed 4 errors.

mbn007
05-25-10, 01:32 PM
Eduardo Nunez has been mashing at Scranton most of the year. How has his defense been? Has he improved defensively or is he still making alot of errors?

I saw a piece on him at river Ave Blues, that he had a torrid 2 weeks or so to start the season, with a nice K/BB rate, etc. Then it all changed back to his career norms, like there was no improvement.

His overall offensive stats are OK, but his shortccomings are still there. Surprisingly, he does not seem to be running much this year - maybe because he has batted 3rd some games.

yankstaketitle
05-26-10, 08:55 PM
The Yankees sign back Gaudin but what has Minor League importance is that they designated newly-acquired Shane Lindsay. Did he even appear in a Yankee Minor League Game?

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/05/yankees-chad-gaudin-agree-to-terms.html

dpbddd99
05-26-10, 09:03 PM
The Yankees sign back Gaudin but what has Minor League importance is that they designated newly-acquired Shane Lindsay. Did he even appear in a Yankee Minor League Game?

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/05/yankees-chad-gaudin-agree-to-terms.html

No, he did not.

b_joseph
05-26-10, 09:43 PM
Double and trip for Laird today

yanke1313
05-26-10, 10:30 PM
Double and trip for Laird today
He hit for the cycle on a 2-Run Walkoff Homerun.

a yankeesfan
05-26-10, 10:47 PM
dude is awesome.

jeter62375
05-26-10, 10:53 PM
dude is awesome.

he's definitely proving to be a pretty nasty hitter ... how's the defense over at 3rd ? can he stick there ? could be a sept. callup if he keeps this pace up.

ieddyi
05-26-10, 11:07 PM
Saw the Riverdogs v greeneville ( sawx ) today

Black pitched a very good game. Varied speeds- mostly soft stuff- one 93 FB

Higashioka looked good throwing out a runner @ 2nd

JR Murphy impressed w/ solid AB's

Flannery looked very good in relief. FB 93-94 w/ good OK breaking stuff

yankee82093
05-26-10, 11:41 PM
Brandon Laird's luck and park adjusted line gives him a .940 OPS, and that doesn't even include today's game, or the fact that the Eastern League is a pitching league.

If he keeps up this pace, where would he rank in terms of Yankees' prospects? Top-ten or more, IMO.

bmxstreetrider86
05-27-10, 12:01 AM
Depends. Power the same as always, wanna see better bb rates, don't know if he is a 3b long term(though he looked ok in ST).

Def underrated though, like him as at worst solid regular if he keeps it up

primetime714
05-27-10, 08:52 AM
Brandon Laird's luck and park adjusted line gives him a .940 OPS, and that doesn't even include today's game, or the fact that the Eastern League is a pitching league.

If he keeps up this pace, where would he rank in terms of Yankees' prospects? Top-ten or more, IMO.

If he keeps this up sure he's definitely in the mix for the top 10. As BMX said he needs to be a little more patient he also is not a very consistent hitter and is prone to extended slumps. Although this year he seemingly avoided his typical early season slump, so he may be figuring that part of his game out.

Personally I'd say he is right in the mix with guys like Adams, Joseph, G. Sanchez, Brackman, and Phelps for those last couple spots in the top 10.

Laird however is definitely limited by his position(s). With ARod and Tex is he trade bait? Who knows. Personally I'd love to see the team try him out in the corner OF at some point. Adding that defensive flexbility will give him a better shot of cracking the ML roster at some point next season.

EvanJ
05-27-10, 01:09 PM
Will Pat Venditte be promoted from Tampa to Trenton anytime soon? Should he be promoted? http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=519381 has his statistics which are very good. In his last four games he's pitched 7 innings without allowing a run.

mbn007
05-27-10, 01:10 PM
If he keeps this up sure he's definitely in the mix for the top 10. As BMX said he needs to be a little more patient he also is not a very consistent hitter and is prone to extended slumps. Although this year he seemingly avoided his typical early season slump, so he may be figuring that part of his game out.

Personally I'd say he is right in the mix with guys like Adams, Joseph, G. Sanchez, Brackman, and Phelps for those last couple spots in the top 10.

Laird however is definitely limited by his position(s). With ARod and Tex is he trade bait? Who knows. Personally I'd love to see the team try him out in the corner OF at some point. Adding that defensive flexbility will give him a better shot of cracking the ML roster at some point next season.

Backup at 1B and 3b, and p/t DH. It could happen. Sort of a Miranda type, but one who can play another position besides 1B.

sjkqw
05-27-10, 03:47 PM
Backup at 1B and 3b, and p/t DH. It could happen. Sort of a Miranda type, but one who can play another position besides 1B.

Yeah that seems to be the general consensus on him. I wouldn't rush to put him top ten. Back end of the top 20 probably.

Yankee Steve
05-27-10, 06:24 PM
Right now I have a difficult time getting excited over any infield prospects. We are pretty much set there for at least the next 5 years. Bring up the SS position and I would question what other position DJ would play. Maybe 2nd and switch Cano to Short? Maybe the OF but I can't see it. I think that any prospects we have outside of OF, Pitcher, and of course, the craziness of catcher, is headed for a trade at some point. I still think that Romine is the catcher of the future and Montero either fits in as the DH or is traded. Just my opinion, of course, but if you have two excellent catchers in the wings (Romine and Cervelli), how can you put a subpar defensive player in there? Catcher is too important a position, especially if you have a potentially productive catcher (or 2 or 3) as an option.

yankee82093
05-27-10, 06:41 PM
Right now I have a difficult time getting excited over any infield prospects. We are pretty much set there for at least the next 5 years. Bring up the SS position and I would question what other position DJ would play. Maybe 2nd and switch Cano to Short? Maybe the OF but I can't see it. I think that any prospects we have outside of OF, Pitcher, and of course, the craziness of catcher, is headed for a trade at some point. I still think that Romine is the catcher of the future and Montero either fits in as the DH or is traded. Just my opinion, of course, but if you have two excellent catchers in the wings (Romine and Cervelli), how can you put a subpar defensive player in there? Catcher is too important a position, especially if you have a potentially productive catcher (or 2 or 3) as an option.

Cano definitely can't play short. If he ever changes positions, it will be to third or the corner outfield.

bmxstreetrider86
05-27-10, 07:18 PM
brackman pitching in tampa tonight, 1-1-0-0-2 with a LD 2B and GBO, struck out last years #4 overall pick

Jax Teller
05-27-10, 07:36 PM
Noesi 2IP, BB, 4K

bmxstreetrider86
05-27-10, 07:45 PM
brack now 2-1-0-1-4

Jax Teller
05-27-10, 07:46 PM
Noesi 3IP 1H 1BB 5K

dpbddd99
05-27-10, 08:12 PM
Per Baseball America, Yankees signed OF Rudy Guiilen who was in the system in 2007. They can find no record of appearances the last two years. Ugh!

sjkqw
05-27-10, 08:30 PM
Brackman has 2 BBs through 4. Ugh. At least he has 4 strikeouts.

Melky Mesa has a homerun

(If you guys remember Eric Fryer, he is on this team)

sjkqw
05-27-10, 08:35 PM
Higashioka and Zolio go deep as Jairo goes 5-3-2-0-6. Very nice numbers. The homerun stings little, but impressive nonetheless

yankee82093
05-27-10, 08:37 PM
Higashioka and Zolio go deep as Jairo goes 5-3-2-0-6. Very nice numbers. The homerun stings little, but impressive nonetheless

They would be nicer if he were in high-A :(

just-blaze
05-27-10, 08:38 PM
Brackman has 2 BBs through 4. Ugh. At least he has 4 strikeouts.

Melky Mesa has a homerun

(If you guys remember Eric Fryer, he is on this team)

That's really not that bad. Especially if you look at his walk rates for the whole season.

sjkqw
05-27-10, 08:49 PM
I know. It's just the 3 walks in previous 32 innings was ridiculous and I was getting a little spoiled by that.

dpbddd99
05-27-10, 09:06 PM
Brackman six innings, no runs, seven strike outs.

Yankee Steve
05-27-10, 09:22 PM
Don't look now but it appears that Brackman is figuring it out...

kan_t
05-27-10, 09:28 PM
Don't look now but it appears that Brackman is figuring it out...
I hope he can prove me wrong. And I'm happy if he does it.

Posada_20
05-27-10, 09:46 PM
JR Murphy hits his first home run. A 3 run shot. Charleston leads 7-5 in the 9th.

Jax Teller
05-27-10, 10:09 PM
I'd like to know about the velo & overall stuff before I get remotely close to being excited. If he's low 90s again...not impressed.

Philip Hughes Fan
05-27-10, 10:28 PM
I'd like to know about the velo & overall stuff before I get remotely close to being excited. If he's low 90s again...not impressed.


Low 90s, up to 3 and 4 here and there, bad secondary pitches. RT @mikeaxisa: @kevin_goldstein Any word on Brackman's velocity this year?
http://twitter.com/Kevin_Goldstein/status/14874565329

That's what I saw in ST too, but maybe the strikeouts today are a sign his curve is coming around. I'm not a Brackman fan, but tonight's a good sign at least.

Matsui55
05-27-10, 11:21 PM
http://twitter.com/Kevin_Goldstein/status/14874565329

That's what I saw in ST too, but maybe the strikeouts today are a sign his curve is coming around. I'm not a Brackman fan, but tonight's a good sign at least.

This guy was always going to be a project. However, with the dramatic improvement in control, as well as the improved results, we are at least seeing signs that this guy is making the transition from thrower to pitcher. IMO, he is still likely 2-3 years away, but more than anything else, he simply needs to be on a mound every 5th day to learn something new.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=457581

Yankee Steve
05-27-10, 11:30 PM
One area of concern is that he will be 25 in December. Another 2 or 3 years?

boday
05-27-10, 11:53 PM
One area of concern is that he will be 25 in December. Another 2 or 3 years?

If he repeats his delivery on a constant basis age and speed are secondary. A man his size reaches halfway to HP on the follow through. Johnson anyone?

Philip Hughes Fan
05-27-10, 11:56 PM
One area of concern is that he will be 25 in December. Another 2 or 3 years?

And more pressing, how many options does he have left? Did we have to option him in 2007? I don't think we did in 2008 since he missed the whole year, but we still might only have one more option year left.

As most of us that don't like Brackman have said, the problem is not taking on projects like this, it's taking on projects like this with a 1st round pick and paying them like they're just a top talent that fell (a la Porcello). And even without the obvious arm injury, Brackman would have been a huge project.