Minors Wrap-Up: Mitchell Shines as Scranton Wins

D.J. Mitchell turned in another fine start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre pulled off a 3-1 victory last night because of a strong pitching performance by D.J. Mitchell, who threw seven innings of one-run baseball. Mitchell allowed just five hits on the day while striking out six. Despite this, he didn’t factor into the decision, as the Yankees would break a 1-1 [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Four Combine for Scranton’s Shutout

Adam Warren and three relievers pitched a combined shutout against Indianapolis

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Adam Warren started for Scranton, tossing five shutout innings before being pulled. He ultimately would combine with Chase Whitley, Juan Cedeno, and Ryota Igarashi to shut out Indianapolis 4-0. Warren had allowed just five hits and a walk on the day. The win brought Warren’s record on the season to 5-5. [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Ortiz’s Great Performance Wasted

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Ramon Ortiz turned in seven innings of one-run ball, but saw a great effort wasted as the Yankees couldn’t put anything together offensively. Ortiz allowed just five hits and struck out seven. Justin Thomas took the loss when he allowed three runs on four hits in just two-thirds of an inning. Ronnier [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Mitchell, Miller Chased Early

D.J. Mitchell got shelled in Louisville last night (Photo Credit: Adam and Daniel Parker on Flickr)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre D.J. Mitchell lasted just two innings last night, getting torched for six runs on seven hits and three walks as the Yankees fell to Louisville 11-6. The loss dropped Mitchell to 5-4 on the season. Things didn’t get much better for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Mitchell left, as both Mike O’Connor and Manny Delcarmen got [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Betances Walks Seven in Loss

Dellin Betances' season-long struggles continued last night (Photo Credit: 500px.com)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees The way that Dellin Betances has pitched this season, he must truly be aiming to become the next “Wild Thing.” Betances showed no control again last night, allowing seven walks and throwing two wild pitches in just 4.2 innings. The rest of the line was decent enough – Betances gave up [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Murphy’s Bat Powers Tampa

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AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton couldn’t get going offensively, managing just four hits in a 4-2 loss to the Louisville Bats on Tuesday night. In fact, only Ronnier Mustelier was able to cobble together an extra-base hit. The offense struggled with runners in scoring position, going 0-for-7 on the evening and leaving seven on base. Adam [...]

Too Many Starters In Scranton/Wilkes-Barre?

Could Dellin Betances be on his way to the bullpen full-time? (Photo Credit: Bronx Baseball Daily)

Before the 2012 season began, there was talk of an elite rotation for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The organization’s top two pitching prospects, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, were both slated to open there, as were lesser known minor league stalwarts D.J. Mitchell, David Phelps, and Adam Warren. As Spring Training progressed and [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Tracy K’s Five in Tampa Victory

Matt Tracy might be the best starting pitcher in the New York Yankees minor league system right now.

A quick note before we go any further: Today marked the Opening Day of short-season ball. I’ll do the best I can to keep up with it and include Staten Island in the wrap-ups (likely on nights where one or more of the other affiliates are off). However, I’m not going to try and cover [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Ortiz Phenomenal in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Victory

Ryan Pope started for Trenton and combined with three other pitchers to shut out the Harrisburg Senators (Photo Credit: The Times-Tribune)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Ramon Ortiz pitched another great game for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre today, earning his sixth win of the season. The veteran righty tossed 7.2 innings, allowing just two runs on four hits. Offensively, the Yankees jumped on the Syracuse Chiefs right away, as eight men hit in the first inning while they scored three [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Trenton Explodes for 19 Runs in Win

Jose Pirela hitting his third home run of the season on Saturday Night (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Russell Branyan hit his sixth home run of the season tonight in the 10th inning, breaking a 2-2 tie and giving the Yankees the victory. He reached base four times tonight, going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and two RBI. Chris Dickerson (2-5, 2 2B, 2 R), Ronnier Mustelier (2-for-5, 2 2B, [...]

Segedin Starting in Center for FSL All-Star Game

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A natural third baseman, Tampa outfielder Rob Segedin worked to make the conversion towards becoming a regular right fielder this past off-season. Tonight, he will learn another new position, this time on the fly as he starts in center field for the North Division in the Florida State League All-Star Game. He has never played [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Four Run 7th Propels Scranton to Victory

Ramiro Pena's 7th inning triple was a game-changing play for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Photo Credit: tjperr on Flickr)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Dellin Betances started the game for the Yankees, but once again showed a lack of control, throwing just 59 of 103 pitches (57%) for strikes, and included a pair of wild pitches. He would last just 4.2 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks. Fortunately, the Yankees were able [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Trenton Blows Five Run Lead in 9th

Ryan Flannery turned in a clunker on Thursday for Trenton (Photo Credit: NorthJersey.com)

    AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Scranton/Wilkes-Barre got massacred on Thursday, losing to the Syracuse Chiefs by a score of 10-0. Adam Warren didn’t look very good in five innings of work, allowing ten baserunners and four runs. Unfortunately for the Yankees, Manny Delcarmen looked even worse. In just two-thirds of an inning, Delcarmen allowed five runs, [...]

Five Possible Upcoming Promotions in the System

Tyler Austin has lit up the South Atlantic League in the first half of the season for Charleston

Around the Florida State League and South Atlantic League All-Star breaks, many teams often look to move up some of the top players in their organizations to test them at the next level. For the Yankees, there are quite a few players in Charleston and Tampa who should be considered for moving up. Let’s take [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Robertson Gets Start in Rehab Appearance

David Robertson made his second rehab appearance today and is expected to re-join the Yankees on Friday (Photo Credit: tjperr/flickr)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees David Robertson got the start and pitches a perfect inning as the Yankees toppled Louisville 9-7. Making his second rehab appearance, Robertson needed just fourteen pitches to retire the three hitters he would face. Former big-leaguer Joey Gathright was Robertson’s lone strikeout victim. After Robertson left, John Maine and Nelson Figueroa [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Tampa Shut Out Against Daytona

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AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Ramon Ortiz threw six shutout innings en route to his fifth win of the season as the Yankees defeated Louisville 3-1. Ortiz allowed just four hits on the night and struck out three hitters. Juan Cedeno would also record the last four outs for his third save of the season. Jack Cust [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Tracy Terrific Again for Tampa

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  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre D.J. Mitchell took the loss yesterday for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as the Yankees fell to Louisville 5-4. He struggled a bit with his command, allowing ten baserunners (six hits, four walks) through six innings of work. Mitchell also allowed all five Louisville runs. There was some good news on the mound though for the [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: O’Brien Wins Again in Trenton

O'Brien earned his third win of the season on Thursday night

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton topped Durham on Thursday night by a score of 6-2 behind a strong offensive performance that saw the team compile eleven hits. Notably, Doug Bernier went 3-for-4 including a double and a run scored, and Colin Curtis was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored. [...]

Cito: Growing Star Shortstop Down on Yankee Farm

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The Charleston RiverDogs starting shortstop, Christopher “Cito” Culver, is a name for every Yankee fan to remember. Culver was drafted in 2010 as the 32nd overall pick out of Irondequoit High School (Rochester, NY). The New York native could not be more thrilled being pegged by many as “the next Derek Jeter.” Let’s face it (sad [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Dickerson Strong in Return From Disabled List

Chris Dickerson got off to a hot start in his return from the Disabled List (Photo Credit: Bronx Baseball Daily)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Ramon Ortiz posted another solid outing tonight for the Yankees as they defeated the Durham Bulls 9-4 tonight. Ortiz went seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk. He struck out two hitters as he advanced to 4-3 on the year and brought his ERA to 3.52. Offensively, [...]