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: 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: 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: 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 [...]

Tampa Nets Three All-Stars in Florida State League

Rob Segedin, J.R. Murphy, and Mark Montgomery will represent Tampa in the FSL All-Star Game (Photo Credit: Tampa Yankees)

The Tampa Yankees announced earlier today that Mark Montgomery, J.R. Murphy, and Rob Segedin were all named to the North Division’s All-Star team in the Florida State League. Here’s the press release from the team: TAMPA, FL. – The Florida State League announced today the league selection for the 2012 North and South All-Star Teams. [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Sanchez Explodes as Charleston Scores Thirteen

Gary Sanchez has been on a tear in his last few games (Photo Credit: Bleeding Yankee Blue)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees D.J. Mitchell looked good yesterday for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but not good enough to overcome a pure lack of offense as the Yankees fell 3-0. Mitchell allowed all three Toledo runs, though he allowed just five hits over six innings of work. He also struck out seven batters. Offensively, Brandon Laird and Kevin [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Betances Bouncing Back?

Dellin Betances looked much improved for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last night (March 13, 2011 - Source: J. Meric/Getty Images North America)

Because multiple teams had suspended games to finish up, today’s wrap-up will be a little different in style. AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Toledo 5-2 on Wednesday night behind a good pitching performance by Dellin Betances. One of the Yankees top prospects, Betances went six strong innings, allowing two runs on four hits. While he [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Offense Galore For Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Rob Segedin leads Tampa with 28 RBI on the season (Photo Credit: Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Yankees)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 8, Buffalo 7 Adam Warren looked pretty good on the mound tonight, but the story centered around the offense for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tonight. Specifically, the story centered on Steve Pearce and Jack Cust, who combined for three home runs and five runs scored. Ronnier Mustelier, who went 1-for-4, had three RBI on the night as [...]

Memorial Day Prospect Rankings: My Top 15

Despite two DL stints this season, Manny Banuelos is still #1 in the Yankees Prospect Rankings.

Prospects are a huge part of any baseball organization, and fans generally speaking love to hear about them. Every “top” prospect has the chance to become the next Mickey Mantle, Andy Pettitte or Bernie Williams in a fan’s eyes. However, all too often, these same prospects turn out like Brien Taylor, Eric Duncan, or Drew [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Yankees Affiliates Play Role of Comeback Kids

Last night's Trenton Thunde Starting Pitcher, Adam Miller (Photo Credit: Mike Ashmore)

Buffalo 6, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Adam Warren took the loss in a rough outing last night where he lasted just 5.2 innings while allowing four runs on eight hits. He dropped to 2-3 on the season, and his ERA has now ballooned to 5.14. Of the four pitchers used by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, only Manny Delcarmen manged to [...]

Minors Wrap-up: O’Brien Good, But Not Good Enough in Waterfront Park Debut

Mikey O'Brien's first start at Waterfront Park left a bit to be desired (Photo: Trenton Thunder)

Akron 4, Trenton 2 Mikey O’Brien took the hill in Waterfront Park for the first time tonight, and was handed his first loss as a member of the Trenton Thunder. In 5.1 innings tonight, O’Brien allowed four runs on seven hits while walking two. O’Brien also struck out two batters. After he left, Ryan Pope [...]

Minors Wrap-up: Charleston Wins in Extras

Tyler Austin did it all tonight, including a steal of home (Photo Credit: Yankees Fans Unite)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 9, Columbus 6 Cole Garner blasted two home runs on the evening and and someone finally learned how to shut down Ronnier Mustelier as the Yankees deleted the Columbus Clippers on Monday Evening. Garner, hitting .169 on the season, showed the rare ability to put it in the seats with his second and third [...]

Minors Wrap-up: Segedin Extends Hit Streak to Nine in Tampa Victory

Rob Segedin was able to extend his hitting streak to nine games (Photo Credit: Flickr - BeGreen90)

Columbus 4, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1 Before the season, Ronnier Mustelier wasn’t even on the radar as a prospect. Now, at 27, the Cuban defector is arguably one of the best hitters on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. He went 1-for-4 today, but supplied the Yankees with their only run - a two-out, 9th inning blast. Mustelier is now hitting [...]

Minors Wrap-up: O’Brien Shines in Trenton Debut

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 9, Toledo 8 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre held off Toledo’s late inning charge tonight for a 9-8 victory. Francisco Cervelli, Steve Pearce, and Raymond Kruml all homered in the win, while the likes of Colin Curtis went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored to help power the offense to victory. Manny Banuelos started [...]

Segedin and Austin Making Shift to Outfield Look Easy

Tyler Austin's early season performance has him shooting up prospect lists (Photo Credit: Yankees Fans Unite)

Coming into this season, only those who had extensively followed the Yankees minor league system had likely heard of Rob Segedin and Tyler Austin. Both were mediocre defensive third basemen in an organization where Alex Rodriguez was the present, and former 1st round pick Dante Bichette, Jr. was the future. For that reason, the shift [...]