Friday, December 9, 2011

All Offseason Leagues Recap has a very cool site that has updates on everyone on each team who played in an offseason league.  Here is the link with all Yankees.

In terms of pitching, the best Yankees pitchers were Pat Venditte (3-1 with a 2.87 in 24 games), Hector Noesi (3-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 9 starts), and Josh Schmidt (1-2 with a 3.06 in 6 starts).  Hector Noesi is the most important out of this group as he may spend the entire season at the major league level.  All offseason Brian Cashman has been saying how Noesi is a starter in the future so we will see how that works out.  He did have a very strong showing in the Dominican Winter League so that's a good sign going forward.

On the hitting front, Jorge Vazquez (.360 with 17 HRs, 30 runs, 55 RBIs in 45 games), Gary Sanchez (.333 with 2 runs, 1 RBI in 7 games), and Jose Pirela (.310 with 2 HRs, 20 runs, 28 RBIs in 43 games) had the best offensive seasons.  Out of these Sanchez is the big name.  He is a top 5 prospect and has a very bright future.  Vazquez continues to hit everywhere he goes but as an old prospect he probably won't see much major league time in the future.

Arizona Fall League Recap

As promised here is a final update on how Yankees players did in the AFL.  

Rob Segedin hit .250 with 3 HRs, 6 doubles, 21 runs, 12 RBIs in 29 games.
Dan Burawa went 1-4 with a 7,53 ERA, 11 strikeouts, 8 walks in 12 games and 14.1 innings.
Preston Claiborne went 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA, 8 strikeouts, 7 walks in 12 game and 12 innings.
David Phelps went 2-2 with a 4.41 ERA, 28 strikeouts, 9 walks in 8 games started and 32.2 innings.
Chase Whitley went 0-1 with a 1.62, 13 strikeouts, 5 walks in 12 games and 16.2 innings.
Ronnier Mustelier hit .344 with 2 HRs, 3 doubles, 8 runs, 6 RBIs in 16 games. 
Corban Joseph hit .227 with 2 HRs, 8 doubles, 14 runs, 11 RBIs in 25 games.

Overall the Yankees did not have a great fall league.  Only Mustelier and Whitley had solid league play but then again none of these players are top guys so this was only to see if any of them could separate themselves.  Hopefully this will help some of these guys blossom next minor league season as they got to see some top opponents in this league.