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NY minor league prospect news (2018 edition)

Discussion in 'Yankees Discussion' started by jon abbey, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Nice piece at mlb.com on NY's next wave of pitching prospects, the ones after Sheffield/Abreu/Adams/Acevedo. They talk about Luis Medina, Freicer Perez, Deivi Garcia, Clarke Schmidt, Matt Sauer and Nolan Martinez, Medina seems especially exciting:

    "Meanwhile, after an offseason in which he added 15 pounds, Medina has continued to make progress in developing his high-octane stuff this spring while performing well early in Minor League camp.

    "In his second outing the other day," noted Borrell, "he struck out four guys in two innings and was 97-100 mph with his fastball, with a 90-91 mph changeup that had some bottom to it and probably a 55- or 60-grade curveball. He's special.""

    https://www.mlb.com/news/yankees-pipeline-spring-training-report/c-268848994?tid=151437456
     
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    Austin, McKinney, Heller and Gallegos all sent down, Scranton is going to be crazy loaded to start the year.
     
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    Florial is starting in Tampa, but I don’t think he’ll be there long. First game he was 2-5 with a triple, and just now he homered in the first against the #18 pick overall in 2017.
     
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    Nice night for NY's minor league SPs last night, they had four top 20 prospects start their games, and combined they only allowed one earned run (and that was to the Vlad Guerrero Jr/Bo Bichette-led juggernaut in AA):

    RHP Chance Adams: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
    RHP Domingo Acevedo: 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
    RHP Trevor Stephan: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
    RHP Glenn Otto: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K

    Stephan was NY's 3rd round pick last June, he already seems too good for high A and should be promoted to AA before too long.
     
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    Good to see. Because I think it’s been a bit of a rocky start to the year for some of the arms.
     
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    Three more impressive SP pitching performances today, Nelson's Ks especially. Loaisiga is already on the 40 man, he needs to be moved up soon.

    LHP Justin Sheffield: 5.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K (AA)
    RHP Jonathan Loaisiga: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K (high A)
    RHP Nick Nelson: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 12 K (low A)
     
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    There has been much written about Cashman's 2016 trading deadline selloff, and the big moves were Chapman (Gleyber, McKinney, Warren) and Miller (Frazier, Sheffield, Heller) but the Beltran rental to TEX is looking like an increasingly impressive move also. In exchange for 2 months of a 39 year old DH, Cashman got back three pitching prospects:

    Dillon Tate, the lead prospect and the #4 overall pick in the 2015 draft who TEX gave up on really quickly. He seems to be back on track now, 10 3 1 1 0 9 in two starts so far, and he was dominating today through 4 when he had to come out after a lengthy rain delay. He should hit top 100 lists again soon if he keeps it up.

    Erik Swanson, also in the AA rotation now, his two starts combined have been 8.2 5 1 0 3 11.

    Nick Green, in the high A rotation, he's had one start, 5 1 1 0 2 6.

    So the three combined have given up just 9 hits in 23.2 innings and 1 earned run, 26/5 K/BB ratio. That seems like a good trade to me.
     
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    Jhalan Jackson was NY's 7th round pick in 2015, he is having a unique season so far in AA. He just hit his league-leading 6th HR, he has one double, one triple, and zero singles. He has 41 other AB, and 26 of those are Ks. So he is hitting .163 with a .818 OPS, that is taking all or nothing to an extreme.
     
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    Justus Sheffield with another impressive AA start, he needs to be promoted.

    6 3 0 0 3 9 tonight, 28 16 9 7 14 39 for the season (5 starts), too many walks but a 2.25 ERA and a 12.5 K/9.
     
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    And there it is, promoted to AAA, I'm sure sped up slightly by the Montgomery news:

    Dan Federico‏ @DanJFederico

    According to #Yankees Vice President of Baseball Operations Tim Naehring, Justus Sheffield has been promoted to Triple-A.

    An NL executive on Justus Sheffield's promotion to SWB: "2018 was always the year I saw him making the big leagues. With that Montgomery injury, he's probably on the fast track. Fastball command remains a cause for concern but I'm certain he'll correct it. He's ready for MLB."
     
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    Erik Swanson is too good for AA, two earned runs total allowed in six starts, 34.2 18 3 2 11 44, 0.52 ERA. He's not a top prospect but that is quite dominant, and much better than the more touted and roughly the same age Dillon Tate is doing in the same rotation currently, both came from TEX for two months of Carlos Beltran (heh).

    http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=657024#/career/R/pitching/2018/ALL
     
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    Also I shouldn't overlook what might end up being the best game score for any minor league NY pitcher all year, Michael King for Tampa on Wednesday, 8.2 3 0 0 0 8, 94 game score.

    Where did NY get King from, you might ask? Funny story there, they just got him in November from the clearly going for it in 2018 Miami Marlins in exchange for Caleb Smith (who is having an impressive season so far actually) and Garrett Cooper (who is not) when clearing 40 man spots before the rule 5. So not only did Cashman get something back for those guys, but the return is looking like yet another SP prospect, 1.53 ERA through his first six starts, he will turn 23 in a few weeks and he was a 2016 draft pick so under control for a while.
     
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    Dom Thompson-Williams is a CF picked in the 5th round in 2016. His pro career so far has not been noteworthy until his last three games:

    Sunday: 4-6 with 2 HRs and a double.
    First game of today's doubleheader: 2-4 with 2 HRs.
    Second game of today's doubleheader (going on now): 1-1 with a HR and a walk.

    So 5 HRs and a double in 11 ABs, up to a 1.323 OPS for the season now.
     
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    Six more scoreless innings for Swanson yesterday, 23 in a row now and ERA down to 0.44.
     
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    Chance Adams with by far his best game of the year, seven dominant shutout innings including striking out the side in the seventh. 7 1 0 0 2 10, 102 pitches. Welcome back, Chance!!
     
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    Florial wasn't going to help this year anyway, or maybe even next, but this is a blow to his development and to the top position player prospect left in the system.

    George A. King III‏ @GeorgeAKingIII

    Yankees stud prospect Estevan Florial will be out until August due to hamate surgery.
     
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    Erik Swanson with a well-deserved promotion to AAA, he will start there tomorrow.
     

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