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Yankees Prospect Watch from A to Z

There is a lot here but if you get the chance scan  through it..A few Excerpts

Some video, and Charleston’s manager Pat Osborne ( around 1:50) alerting us that Albert Abreu one of the kids who  came to  NY in the McCann  trade is the real  deal

“ 98 fast ball, the hammer curve, and so  a plus change up”

2017 stats: Charleston (Low-A), 1-0, 1.84 ERA, 3 games, 2 starts, 14.2 IP, 9 hits, 3 runs, 3 ER, 1 HR, 3 BB, 22 K through April 19.

Update: Abreu is tied for fourth in the South Atlantic League in strikeouts. He fanned 11 over 5 2/3 innings in his second start.

Chance Adams

2017 stats: Trenton (AA), 2-0, 1.10 ERA, 3 starts, 16.1 IP, 10 hits, 4 runs, 2 ER, 7 BB, 18 K through April 19.

Thairo Estrada

At the moment Estrada is out playing the injured Gleyber Torres

2017 stats: Trenton (AA), .345 average, 29 AB, 5 runs, 10 hits, 0 HR, 2 RBIs, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 CS, 8 games through April 19… No pop

Clint Frazier

2017 stats: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA), .205 average, 39 AB, 8 hits, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 5 BB, 11 K, 1 SB, 11 games through April 19.

Update: Frazier was 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in a 10-3 win at Louisville on Wednesday night.

SWB  drubbed by Louisville 9-1

Scranton is presently 6-7 and in next to last place in the International League

Tyler Wade is their hottest hitter, he’s batting 3.54, he has 18 hits, 17 of them  are singles….

Maybe it’s cold outside because Clint Frazier, .209 Dustin Fowler .208 and Rob Refsynder .238 have hit the skids

Luis Cessa gave up  6 hits, 5 runs in 4 innings, but a closer look  shows only 1 earned run, so  some shoddy defense.. Cessa did walk  4 and struck out None, but he induced 9 ground ball outs a 1 Fly Ball out.. Ground balls are good..

Quick Rundown of all  the Games

The Gleyber Torres watch is presently on hold, the young man has come back down to  earth, which was expected, and with an injury which wasn’t.. Supposedly no concerns

gleyber

The wOBA stat is one we’ll  find Baseball Ops departments using, so if we throw it into  the mix, these are the parameters. Long story short “Not all hits are created equal”

wOBA Rules of Thumb
Rating wOBA
Excellent .400
Great .370
Above Average .340
Average .320
Below Average .310
Poor .300
Awful .290

Use or don’t use, but at  the moment subscribers to  weighted on base average would say Gleyber Torres’ offensive production is below average…….

Yanks Pirates

The Yanks will  resume tonight in Pittsburgh weather permitting.. I just checked the Suzyn Waldman weather app and Pittsburgh will be slightly cloudy tonight, around 44 degrees, but in the mid 60’s today.. So we’re good to  go

MLB Leaders

How the Yanks Stack Up

Hitting

The Bombers lead the AL in OPS

They also  sit on top of the leader board in wOBA and wRC+ the Mother of All Metrics!

The Bronx Bombers lead the AL in HR’s and are tied with Boston  for OBP

Boston everybody’s Chalk, is last in HR’s, but they’ve been  a singles / doubles machine, especially in that antiquated  Circus Tent  they play in.. The Yanks have out slugged them and stayed toe toe  with getting on base…

Pitching

The Yanks as a pitching staff are tied with the Royals 3.02 ERA

2nd in BAA

1st in WHIP

4th in Strike Outs, 20 behind the leader Boston / Sale

Not big on ERA for Relievers but the Bombers bull pen is tops in the AL

1.27 ERA,  0.89 WHIP, the fewest innings pitched 42.2, fewest HR’s allowed 2,

2nd in BAA 1.76, 2nd in Hits Allowed 27

Bomber Relievers are 2nd in the AL in IS %  (Inherited runs Scored) 14%

they’ve inherited 14 runners and 2 have scored

foot note: Andrew Miller has inherited 2 runners and they’ve both  scored..

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Written by Sal

April 21, 2017 at 8:02 am

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  1. Yanks heading to Pittsburgh,another interleague abomination,no dh!! A big disadvantage for our boys. The papers have articles about the 60 WS just to remind us of that horror,that left me crying when they lost a series that they totally dominated. Very interesting reading the news from the minors,last year Scranton won the title,this year not. The youngsters did well in spring training,maybe the reality of being in the minors has gotten them down.

    dallasbomber7

    April 21, 2017 at 11:21 am

    • hey Big D, yup I cried the day Maz hit that HR too…. My first of many big losses lol…

      Yes the SWB boys are having a rough go, wondering if it changes once the weather warms up…?

      I’m no fan of inter league, it wouldn’t be so bad if they had the DH

      Taillon is really good I saw him vs boston, went toe to toe with Sale…. Nova on Sunday, and the hot shot Glasnow tonight who has been lit up twice so we’re in trouble

      Gonzalez had a decent career record vs the Yanks but he lost a million road games in a row until he pitched against them on Tuesday

      Sal

      April 21, 2017 at 1:08 pm

  2. Francesa was good for an hour with Simmons on yesterday

    WFAN Has a problem, they must realize 70% of the callers to Francesa are Howard Stern / Artie Lang posse prank calls..

    It’s a joke having callers dominate the show cheaper but a terrible listen unless you’re looking for lampoon comedy sound bites

    they should have him host guest because his reality radio show has crashed, it’s as lame as Carton trying to be zany

    Sal

    April 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm

  3. It made no sense for Bird to take a 3-0 cookie he should have crushed

    Then he swings at a 3-1 slider you can’t do much with then makes soft contact off another pitchers pitch

    A little help from the bench telling him to swing at a 3-0 cookie would have been nice since he’s still in a deep funk

    It might not matter the way they have CC sized up he’s fooling nobody

    This team hits a little better then the Cards

    Sal

    April 21, 2017 at 7:48 pm

  4. If Manfred wants to make the game more exciting never let an AL pitcher touch a bat

    Until Girardii can use a pinch hitter we’re playing with 8 offensive players and one offensive attempt to hit by Sabathia

    Sal

    April 21, 2017 at 8:23 pm

  5. Judge Bird and Sabathia have left 8 men on base
    This game should at least be knotted at 4

    Sal

    April 21, 2017 at 8:35 pm

  6. Experiencing technical difficulties back after we fix it

    here’s a decent rundown of last nights debacle

    forget that it won’t load….

    Sal

    April 22, 2017 at 6:50 am

  7. Came home after a great day in the 212 with my son and granddaughter to THAT ???
    Horrible showing all around.
    CC’s pathetic attempt AB was OFFENSIVE you are correct Sal.
    Errors galore, wasted at bats, no clutch hits, sad homevoming for your Don.
    Only saving grace for me was reliving great shows and great nights the City of Three Rivers with Sal and his band of merry MEN in the 1990s 😨😨😨😨😨😄

    bubbaband

    April 22, 2017 at 9:53 am


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