Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Let's slow down for a minute with all the Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera comparisons but its clear he has a chance to be the first star position player the Yankees have developed since the late '90's.
The final result was him giving up five runs, on seven hits and three walks, in only 5.1 innings, and only four K's. Not good but its just one start.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Jorge Arangure actually made the twitter post.
I also want to apologize for the missing recaps the past three days. I promise that win or lose I'll have one up tomorrow.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
His line for the game:
6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 11-2 GB/FB
His season numbers are looking great right now and Trenton is going to need a starter soon. Look for Bleich to get a promotion any day. It'll be interesting to see him tested against AA hitters.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
BTW happy father's day.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The Yankees have been after him hard for a while now so I'm sure they're happy about this.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
By now, I am sure most of the Yankee faithful have heard about Pat Venditte, the switch-pitcher out of Creighton that had a rule named after him following a back-and-forth showdown with Ralph Henriquez of the Brooklyn Cyclones. What most may not be aware of is just how dominant Venditte has been thus far in the minors:
2008 - Low-A - 32.2 IP, 13 H, 10 BB, 42 K, 0.83 ERA
2009 - High-A - 20.0 IP, 15 H, 1 BB, 31 K, 0.90 ERA
While it is highly unlikely that Venditte could be as dominant at the Major League level (at nearly 24 he is older than the bulk of his competition), it is not inconceivable that he could be a worthwhile addition to the bullpen at some point in the future. He throws 90-plus with both arms, has good control of his off-speed stuff with both arms, and garners a ton of groundballs (57% thus far). With that sort of acumen for groudballs, Venditte may actually be able to retain some of his dominance at higher levels - he is allowing a .341 BABIP this season, which may be attributed to the weaker fielders at High-A. In short, Venditte has proven himself at Single-A and, with the Yankees bullpen in shreds, the organization could benefit from seeing what Venditte has to offer against tougher competition.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
- Ian Kennedy is back to dominating AAA. Before suffering a minor injury, he had an ERA of 1.59 with a 25/7 K/BB ratio. Right now he doesn't look to have much future with the Yankees but that's going to boost his trade value. With Aceves' slow start and Hughes in the ML's he's next in line to come in for injury.
- Kei Igawa can't even get out AAA hitters anymore. Aceves also got off to a slow start but not nearly as bad as Igawa.
- Austin Jackson is crushing the ball. He has a line of .364/.434/.455. Right now, he's auditioning for a starting outfield job next year. If Melky reverts to last year's form, we might see Jackson before even September.
- Zach McAllister's aggresive promotion to AA has paid off so far. His ERA is only 2.53 but his K/BB is only 14/9. If he can get those walks down then he may see AAA action by the end of the year. George Kontos is also continuing his dominating ways with an ERA of 2.66.
- Fransisco Cervelli is off to a slow start which isn't good for him. With a big year he could win the backup catcher job for next year.
- Jesus Montero has no disapointed at all. He's murdering Florida State League Pitchers right now. Austin Romine isn't doing quite as well but is also of to a solid start.
- Brandon Laird and Damon Sublett are doing awfully.
- Knoblog favorite, Jeremy Bleich, is off to a dominating start. The Yankees have typically promoted pitching prospects aggresively so we could see him in AAA by the end of the year. If they're running away with the divison or way out of it, he may even see some ML time in September. Of course, he has to pitch well.
- Dellin Bettances desperately needs to lower his walk totals. He strikes out enough to get by but if he could get those walks down he'd be a true #1 prospect type.
- Pat Venditte has been absolutely filthy for Staten Island. Honestly, he needs a promotion right now.
- Carmen Angelini has been an awful dissapointment and had an embarassingly long error streak going for a while.
And that's it. Its still only May so like the ML Yankees, don't read that much into it but its a good arbitrary time to take their temperatures.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I know its got to be a pitcher since theirs no way I`m going to have the time to update it every day and I also want to make sure they're far away enough that they're not going to come up mid-season. That rules out Hughes, Melancon, Kennedy, and Aceves, two of whom may be coming up within a couple days. I'm looking for a guy with star potential as well who could be up within a year or two if all goes well. RAB is doing Brackman this year and I don't want to totally steal their idea so that rules him out as well. I was thinking one of Zack McAllister, Dellin Bettances, or Jeremy Bleich. I haven't decided yet though and give me your thoughts on this in the comments if you have any.