Saturday, September 10, 2011

Prospect and 2011 Draftee Update September 9th

Staten Island Yankees 5-12 loss to the Brooklyn Cyclones in Game 2 of the playoffs.
Mason Williams went 3 for 5 with 2 runs.  Cito Culver went 1 for 4 with a run.  Tyler Austin went 1 for 5 with 2 RBIs.  Angelo Gumbs pinch hit in the 8th and was 0 for 1.

Draftees:
Zach Wilson went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs.
Cody Grice went 1 for 3 with a double.
John Brebbia pitched 1 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Prospect and 2011 Draftee Update September 8th

Staten Island Yankees 2-0 victory over the Brooklyn Cyclones in the first game of the playoffs.
Mason Williams went 1 for 4 with a triple. Cito Culver went 1 for 4.

Draftees:
Zach Wilson went 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts.
Cody Grice went 1 for 4 with 2 strikeouts.
Matt Tracy got the start and pitched 6 scoreless innings, giving up 2 hits, walking 1, and striking out 4.  He recorded the win.
Philip Wetherell pitched 1 hitless inning, walking 1.
Branden Pinder pitched 2 hitless innings, striking out 4.  He recorded the save.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Prospect Update September 7th

Staten Island Yankees were rained out.

They are the only team remaining.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Welcome to Yankee Stadium: Andrew Brackman

Andrew Brackman was called up today as another arm in the bullpen.  He is a 6'11", 230 pound fireballer.

Brackman played 3 years at NC State where he went 11-7.

He was then drafted by the Yankees in the first round, 30th overall, in the 2007 MLB draft.

His first season in the minor was 2009 with the Charleston RiverDogs.  Before the season started Baseball America ranked him as the #92 prospect in baseball.  There he pitched in 29 games, starting 19 of those games.  He went 2-12 with a 5.91 ERA in 106.2 innings.   He struck out 103 but walked 76.  That has been the biggest knock on Brackman, his control.

His second season he went through Tampa and made it to Trenton.  In Tampa he started 12 games, going 5-4 with a 5.10 ERA in 60 innings.  There he walk to strikeout rate was much improved, he struck out 56 while walking only 9.  He was then promoted to Trenton where he pitched in 15 games, 14 starts.  He went 5-7 but with a very respectable 3.10 ERA in 80.2 innings.  However, his walk to strikeout ratio was not as good, walking 30 and striking out 70.

This season he was promoted to AAA and spent the entire season there.  Preseason he was ranked as the #78 prospect in baseball by Baseball America.  He struggled especially early and was demoted to the bullpen for much of the season.  He played in 33 games, starting only 13.  He went 3-6 with a 6.00 ERA in 96 innings.  Here his walk to strikeout ration was awful, he walked and struck out 75.  However, as of late he has been having more success in the bullpen.  He hasn't given up a run in the last 11.2 pitched and has has some better control so the Yankees are giving him a chance to show his stuff in the big leagues.

Brackman has been one of the top pitchers in the Yankees system over the last few years.  Although he has had some major control issues, he is one top prospect who does have bullpen experience, which is what the Yankees are looking for from their call ups at this point.  Hopefully, Joe Girardi will give him a few appearances and get his feet wet in the majors.

Jorge Vazquez makes All-Star team

With the International League regular season coming to an end the All-Stars were announced.  The only Yankee on the team was the Jorge Vazquez as the DH.  I would assume that Jesus Montero would have made the team had he not been in the majors at this point.  Congrats to Jorge and I'm surprised he hasn't gotten his call up yet.  Link is here.

Prospect Update September 5th

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 5-1 victory over the Buffalo Bison.  This was the final game of their season.
Austin Romine went 1 for 4 with a run.  Jordan Parraz went 3 for 4 with a HR, a run, and 2 RBIs.


Trenton Thunder 5-3 victory over the New Britain Rock Cats in 11 innings.  This was the final game of their season.
Robert Lyerly went 2 for 5 with a run.  Corban Joseph went 1 for 6 with a RBI.  Zoilo Almonte went 1 for 5 with a RBI.

Charleston RiverDogs 5-0 victory over the Asheville Tourists
Kevin Mahoney went 0 for 4.


Staten Island Yankees had an off day.

On the final day of the season for all but Staten Island all of the Yankees team win.  Since Staten Island didn't play and all the remaining 2011 draftees are on Staten Island (except for Mark Montgomery who didn't play) there wont be a draftees update for this day.  Also Staten Island is rained out on the 6th so there won't be another update until Staten Island on the 7th.  

2011 Draftees Update September 4th

Staten Island Yankees:
Zach Wilson went 3 for 4 with a HR, a double, a run, and a RBI.
Zachary Arneson pitched 2 hitless innings, striking out 3.
Philip Wetherell pitched 1 hitless innings, striking out 3.
Branden Pinder pitched 1 innings, giving up 1 run, 1 hit, and striking out 1.

Prospect Update September 4th

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees had a double header against the Buffalo Bison.  The lost the first 1-5 and won the second 2-0.
Austin Romine went 0 for 3 in game two.

Dellin Betances started game one and pitched 5 innings, giving up 5 runs on 6 hits, walking 2, and striking out 7.  Andrew Brackman pitched 2 scoreless innings, giving up 1 hit.


Trenton Thunder 9-12 loss to the New Britain Rock Cats
Robert Lyerly went 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs and a RBI.  Corban Joseph had a nice day going 3 for 5 with a HR, 3 runs, and 2 RBIs.  Zoilo Almonte went 0 for 5.


Tampa Yankees 2-3 loss to the Lakeland Flying Tigers.  This was the final game of their regular season.
Ronnier Mustlier went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles, a run, and a RBI.


Charleston RiverDogs 8-1 victory over the Asheville Tourists
Ramon Flores went 2 for 5 with a double and a RBI.  Kevin Mahoney went 1 for 2 with a triple, 2 runs, and a RBI.


Staten Island Yankees 4-7 loss to the Brooklyn Cyclones
Mason Williams went 3 for 5 with a run.  Cito Culver went 1 for 4 with a double, a run, and a RBI.  Angelo Gumbs went 1 for 4 with a RBI.

Reds at Cardinals September 4th

Went to St. Louis on Sunday to see Busch Stadium.  They lost to the Reds in the 10th inning.  It was close all game and the Reds were able to take the lead in the 10th.  Here are some pictures I took.
Walking up to Busch Stadium.  Its right in downtown St. Louis so we were able to walk there. 

A picture from our seats in center field.  Right in home run territory.  Didn't happen though.

One cool thing about Busch Stadium is the grassy hill in center.  No home runs were hit there so people didn't jump onto it but that is what happens in this stadium.

Former Yankee Lance Berkman was in right.  He is having a stellar season for St. Louis after the Yankees didn't pick up his option.  It looked like a good move at the time but now it would have been nice to have Lance in our lineup this season.
 Lance on the big screen.
Picture of the outfield at Busch.  They have a double scoreboard which is pretty cool.

Got my pin.
Brandon Laird's older brother Gerald played in the game.
 
Former Yankee Octavio Dotel pitched for the Cardinals.
Name that batting stance.  One of the most notable batting stances in baseball today.  The one and only Albert Pujols.
They had a cool area with statues in front of the stadium.  The one you can see on the left is Rogers Hornsby.

2011 Draftees Update September 3rd

Staten Island Yankees:
Zach Wilson went 0 for 3 with a RBI and 2 strikeouts.
Dante Bichette Jr. went 1 for 3 with a solo HR and a walk.
Cody Grice went 1 for 4.
Robert Paullus pitched 1.1 innings, giving up 4 runs, 2 earned, giving up 2 hits, walking 1, and striking out 1.

Prospect Update September 3rd

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 7-14 loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox
Austin Romine went 0 for 4.  Jordan Parraz went 2 for 4 with a triple and 2 runs.

Manny Banuelos had a bad outing, pitching 1.2 innings, giving up 5 runs on 4 hits, walking 5, and striking out 1.


Trenton Thunder had a double header against the New Britain Rock Cats.  They loss the first 9-10 and won the second 6-5.
Robert Lyerly went 1 for 4 with a run and a RBI in game one and 0 for 4 in game two.  Zoilo Amonte went 2 for 4 in game one and 2 for 3 with a triple, a double, and three runs.  Corban Joseph went 1 for 5 with a run and a RBI in game one and 2 for 3 with a double and a RBI.


Tampa Yankees 7-3 victory over the Lakeland Flying Tigers
Abraham Almonte went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 3 runs.


Charleston RiverDogs 1-3 loss to the Asheville Tourists
Ramon Flores went 0 for 3.  Kevin Mahoney went 1 for 4.


Staten Island Yankees 4-11 loss to the Brooklyn Cycles
Cito Culver went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 runs.  Angelo Gumbs went 1 for 4 with a RBI.  Dante Bichette Jr. 1 for 3 with a HR, a run, and a RBI.