Saturday, April 14, 2012

Yankees Minor League Links April 14th

The biggest news of the day is the injury to top prospect Manny Banuelos.  This explains why he only went 2 innings in his last start.  Hopefully this was the reason his season has started out so poorly.  There is yet to be a timetable for his return but this doesn't seem like a horrible injury and he should be able to make it back to full strength relatively soon.  To fill his spot the Yankees called up Chase Whitley.

Here is the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees opening day roster.

Trenton Thunder manager Tony Franklin got his 1,000 career managerial win.

Prospect Update April 13th

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 7-5 victory over the Buffalo Bisons
Brandon Laird went 0 for 3 with 2 RBIs.  Colin Curtis went 1 for 4 with a double and a RBI.

Trenton Thunder 1-2 loss to the Akron Aeros
Zoilo Almonte went 0 for 3 with a run.

Tampa Yankees 4-8 loss to the Daytona Cubs
JR Murphey went 0 for 4.  Kyle Roller went 2 for 3 with a run and a RBI. 

Branden Pinder pitched two relief innings, giving up 1 unearned run, and striking out 2.

Charleston RiverDogs 4-9 loss to the Rome Braves
Mason Williams went 2 for 5 with a run.  Cito Culver went 3 for 5 with a RBI.  Dante Bichette Jr. went 0 for 4.  Gary Sanchez went 2 for 5 with a RBI.  Tyler Austin went 2 for 5 with a double, a triple, and 2 runs.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Welcome to Yankee Stadium: David Phelps

David Phelps made the Yankees roster out of spring training this season after the injury to Micheal Pineda. He made his major league debut on April 8th.

Coming into this season I named him the #10 prospect in the Yankees system.  Here is a little write up I did on him.

Going forward, I think that Phelps has a very bright future.  I don't however think it will be with the Yankees.  Once Pineda comes back from his injury, I foresee the Yankees sending Phelps back to AAA.  From there, I don't see the Yankees having room for him in the majors unless there is another injury.  For his sake I hope that the Yankees are able to find a team to trade him to.  I believe that he could be a very solid number 4/5 starter in the big leagues for another team.  However, having extra starting pitching is never a bad thing, so having him waiting down in AAA as insurance would be a nice luxury for the Yankees to have.

Prospect Update April 12th

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 7-2 victory over the Buffalo Bisons
Brandon Laird went 1 for 3 with a double, a run, and 2 RBIs.

Manny Banuelos had a bad outing.  He pitched only 2 innings,  giving up 2 runs, and walking 6.


Trenton Thunder 1-6 loss to the Akron Aeros
Zoilo Almonte went 0 for 3.


Tampa Yankees 5-4 victory over the Daytona Cubs
JR Murphy went 3 for 4 with a triple, a HR, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs.  Rob Segedin went 1 for 3 with a run.


Charleston RiverDogs 9-3 victory over the Rome Braves
Mason Williams went 2 for 5 with a run and a RBI.  Cito Culver went 0 for 4.  Dante Bichette Jr. with 3 for 4 a double, 2 runs, and a RBI.  Tyler Austin went 2 for 5 with 2 HRs, 2 runs, and 3 RBIs.

Prospect Update April 11th

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 3-12 loss to the Buffalo Bisons
Brandon Laird went 2 for 4.

Dellin Betances had a rough outing, going only 3.1 innings, allowing 8 earned runs, while striking out 3.


Trenton Thunder 10-1 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs
Zoilo Almonte went 1 for 1 with a run.

Shaeffer Hall pitched 7 innings of one run baseball, striking out 3.


Tampa Yankees 2-1 victory over the Clearwater Threshers
Rob Segedin went  2 for 5 with a double, a HR, a run, and a RBI.

Nik Turley pitched 6 innings, giving up only 1 run, while striking out 4. Mark Montgomery went 1 scoreless inning to pick up his second save of the season.


Charleston RiverDogs 11-5 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets
Mason Williams went 1 for 4 with a double and 2 runs.  Dante Bichette Jr. went 1 for 5 with a triple, a run, and 3 RBIs.  Gary Sanchez went 1 for 4.

Jose Campos pitched 5 hitless innings, giving up 1 unearned run, while striking out 8.

Prospect Update April 10th

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees were rained out


Trenton Thunder 1-7 loss to the Portland Sea Dogs
Zoilo Almonte went 2 for 4 with a run.  Robert Lyerly went 0 for 2.


Tampa Yankees 5-4 victory over the Clearwater Threshers
Rob Segedin went 3 for 3 with a double, a run, and 2 RBIs.  JR Murphy went 1 for 4 with a RBI.

Mark Montgomery pitched 1.1 scoreless innings to pick up his first save of the season.


Charleston RiverDogs 0-2 loss to the Augusta GreenJackets
Mason Williams went 1 for 4.  Gary Sanchez went 0 for 3.  Dante Bichette Jr. went 0 for 3.  Cito Culver went 0 for 4.

Prospect Update April 9th

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 5-6 loss to the Syracuse Chiefs
Brandon Laird went 0 for 4 with a run.

Adam Warren pitched 3 innings, giving up 6 runs, and striking out 1.


Trenton Thunder 8-3 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs
Zoilo Almonte went 3 for 4 with a HR, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs.  Robert Lyerly went 0 for 4.  David Adams went 1 for 4 with a run and a RBI.


Tampa Yankees 6-9 loss to the Clearwater Threshers
JR Murphy went 0 for 3.  Ramon Flores went 1 for 4.


Charleston RiverDogs 4-7 loss to the Augusta GreenJackets
Mason Williams went 1 for 4 with a RBI.  Cito Culver got his first hit of the season, going 1 for 3 with 2 runs.  Dante Bichette Jr. went 1 for 4.  Gary Sanchez went 1 for 3 with a double and a RBI.

Prospect Update April 8th

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 10-0 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs
Brandon Laird went 2 for 6 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs.  Colin Curtis went 2 for 4 with a double and a run.

DJ Mitchell went 5 scoreless innings, striking out 4.

Trenton Thunder had an off day

Tampa Yankees had an off day

Charleston RiverDogs 1-0 victory over the Rome Braves
Mason Williams went 1 for 4.  Dante Bichette Jr. went 2 for 4.  Gary Sanchez went 0 for 4.  Cito Culver went 0 for 3.

Prospect Update April 7th

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 0-4 loss to the Syracuse Chiefs
Brandon Laird went 0 for 4.  Colin Curtis went 1 for 4.

Manny Banuelos pitched 3.1 innings, giving up 4 runs and 11 hits while striking out only 2.


Trenton Thunder 11-2 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Zoilo Almonte went 3 for 5 with a HR, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs.  Robert Lyerly went 2 for 4 with 2 HRs, 2 runs, and 3 RBIs.  Cody Johnson went 3 for 4 with 2 HRs, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs.


Tampa Yankees 2-5 loss to the Lakeland Flying Tigers
Rob Segedin went 2 for 4 with a HR, a run, and a RBI.  JR Murphy went 0 for 4.  Ramon Flores went 0 for 3.


Charleston RiverDogs 2-1 victory over the Rome Braves
Mason Williams went 0 for 3.  Dante Bichette Jr. went 2 for 4 with a run.  Gary Sanchez went 2 for 3 with a double and a run.  Cito Culver went 0 for 4.

Prospect Update April 6th

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 5-6 loss to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Brandon Laird went 1 for 4 with a double and a RBI.  Colin Curtis went 1 for 4.

Dellin Betances pitched 5 innings, giving up 4 runs, 2 earned, and striking out 6.


Trenton Thunder 1-3 loss to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Robert Lyerly went 1 for 4.  Zoilo Almonte went  0 for 4.  David Adams went 0 for 3.


Tampa Yankees 2-4 loss to the Lakeland Flying Tigers
JR Murphy went 2 for 4 with 2 runs.  Zach Wilson went 3 for 4.  Ramon Flores went 0 for 5.

Branden Pinder pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief, striking out 2.


Charleston RiverDogs 1-0 victory over the Rome Braves
Mason Williams went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles.  Cito Culver went 0 for 4.  Dante Bichette Jr. went 1 for 4.  Gary Sanchez went 2 for 3.

Jose Campos tossed 6 scoreless innings, striking out 3.

Prospect Update April 5th

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 0-3 loss to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Brandon Laird went 0 for 3.  Raymond Kruml had the only hit, going 1 for 4 with a double.


Trenton Thunder 3-5 loss to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Zoilo Almonte went 0 for 4.  David Adams went 0 for 2.  Robert Lyerly went 0 for 3.

Shaeffer Hall pitched 4 innings, giving up 4 runs, 3 earned, while striking out 3.


Tampa Yankees 5-8 loss to the Lakeland Flying Tigers
JR Murphy went 1 for 3 with a run and an RBI.  Zach Wilson went 1 for 4 with a double and a run. Kyle Roller went 1 for 3 with a run and a RBI.

Nik Turley pitched 5 inning, giving up 2 runs, 1 earned, while striking out 9.


Charleston RiverDogs were rained out.