Yankees Minor League Report 8/2/19: Nick Nelson, Trevor Stephan Throw Well; Canaan Smith: 2 Hits

The Yankees have lost C Anthony Seigler for the rest of the season due to a broken knee on a foul tip.   That is such a 2019 Yankees' kind of injury.  While he should have no issues bouncing back, you still don't like to see a prospect (especially a catching prospect) lose any valuable development time.

The 20-year old switch-hitter ends his season with only 30 games played, hitting .178/.328/.206 for Charleston.   He compiled an 18-game on-base streak soon after his season started, but there is nothing to judge here.  We won't know how he would have adjusted to the league as the season went along.

GCL:

The West squad swept a DH today over the Phillies GCL team, allowing a total of one run in the two games…19-year old RHP Diego Cordero tossed four scoreless innings, allowing five hits and zero walks.  He struck out two…23-year old Evan Voliva earned his second save.  He was an older draftee (obviously) in this year's draft, chosen in the 18th round out of East Carolina…RHP Wilser Barrios tossed 4.2 scoreless innings, allowing three hits with four strikeouts…CF Raimfer Salinas went 3-for-7 with two runs scored and two stolen bases in the two games, while 18-year old Stanley Rosario hit his second HR in his last three games…

The East squad played more of a slugfest, winning 8-7…OF Kevin Alcantara had three hits (including a double) and scored three runs…SS Alexander Vargas had a hit and his 7th stolen base of the season…

Scranton Railriders (62-48) was in a long delay.   The game is only in the 5th inning, so no chance I can finish this one.  Stats up to that point below.

LF Clint Frazier1-for-2, 2B (13), RBI
He hasn't been great since moving down here, but he does have those 13 doubles in 36 games.   There just isn't any kind of room to give him significant at-bats right now in the big leagues.
DH Mike Ford:  0-for-2, K
SS Thairo Estrada:  0-for-2, K
RF Trey Amburgey:  2-for-2
C Francisco Arcia:  0-for-2, K
3B Mandy Alvarez:  0-for-2, K
2B Wendell Rijo:  0-for-2, K
1B Gosuke Katoh:  1-for-1, RS
CF Terrance Gore:  0-for-1

RHP Janson Junk:  2.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, HR
Scranton needed an arm for tonight, and he was the most realistic rested arm.  He will head back down in all likelihood.
RHP Daniel Bies:  2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
He was also called up here due to the team needing a fresh arm.


Trenton Thunder (59-51) (Defeated Hartford, 2-0)

SS Kyle Holder1-for-4, 2 K
CF Rashad Crawford:  3-for-4, RS, CS (6)
5-game hitting streak and 12-game on-base streak
LF Ben Ruta:  1-for-4, 2B (24), RBI, K
9-game hitting streak.   He has four doubles during the streak.
2B Hoy Jun Park:  0-for-4, 2 K
C Kellin Deglan0-for-2, RS, BB, HBP, K
1B Brandon Wagner:  1-for-4, RBI, 3 K
RF Isiah Gilliam0-for-4, K
3B Max Burt:  0-for-3, BB
DH Matt Lipka:  0-for-3, 2 K

RHP Nick Nelson: (W, 6-2)  6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K
2.61 ERA in 58.2 IP with 42 hits allowed and a 72/34 K/BB ratio.  This is an upper-level arm to watch – the stuff is electric.  Can he stay in the rotation long term?
RHP Brooks Kriske 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
2.37 ERA in 38 IP with 24 hits allowed and a 48/18 /BB ratio.  There is some MLB potential here, I think.
RHP Daniel Alvarez (S, 15):  1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
2.70 ERA in 46.2 IP with 33 hits allowed and a 65/20 K/BB ratio.  When he was a starter, he was known as a command guy – I have no idea if there has been a velocity spike since his bullpen shift.


Tampa Tarpons (48-59) (Shut out Clearwater, 2-0)

LF Pablo Olivares:  1-for-5
9-game hitting streak (12-for-32).  He continues to pile up some hits after spending much of the first few months drawing a lot of walks but not earning the hits.
CF Estevan Florial:  1-for-4, RBI, BB, 2 K
.227/.280/.341 in 185 AB with 14 walks and 70 strikeouts
3B Oswaldo Cabrera1-for-4, BB, K, CS (7)
DH Alexander Palma:  0-for-4, K
SS Diego Castillo1-for-4, RS
He had a strong July (.319/.379/.383 in 26 games).  
2B Wilkerman Garcia3-for-4, 2B (2), RBI
19-for-65 (.292) at this level but the two doubles represent the only power thus far.
1B Kyle Gray0-for-3, BB, K
9-for-38 with three walks and five strikeouts since his promotion
C Donny Sands1-for-4, RS
RF Omar Carrizales:  1-for-3, K

RHP Glenn Otto:  3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
2.43 ERA in 37 IP with 35 hits allowed and a 44/20 K/BB ratio
RHP Trevor Stephan: (W, 2-3)  5.2 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Last time out, he tossed a no-hitter.  He follows that up with a strong performance tonight.  Stephan was struggling this season prior to these last two starts, so hopefully he is getting into a groove.  


Charleston Riverdogs (55-56) (Beat Hickory by a 2-1 score for the second straight day)

CF Brandon Lockridge:  1-for-4, HR (12), RBI, RS, BB, K
First HR since July 1st.   7-game hitting streak.
SS Oswald Peraza:  0-for-3, RS, HBP, K
LF Canaan Smith2-for-3, BB, K
Fifth straight multi-hit game.   34th multi-hit game of the season.   He would look great in a Tarpons uniform.
RF Josh Stowers:  2-for-4, K
He is hitting .250 with a .735 OPS in his first season as a member of the Yankees' organization.
DH Mickey Gasper1-for-4, RBI, K
1B Eric Wagaman0-for-4, K
2B Oliver Dunn2-for-4, CS (5)
12-for-35 in his last ten games.  11th round pick in this year's draft out of Utah.
3B Welfrin Mateo:  1-for-4, K
C Ryan Lidge:  0-for-1, 3 BB, K

RHP Yoendrys Gomez 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
He left the game after getting hit by a ground ball.
LHP Dalton Lehnen: (W, 4-1)  4.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
3.99 ERA (56.1 IP, 44 H, 28 R, 25 ER, 31 BB, 50 K) between here and Tampa
RHP Tanner Myatt (S, 3):  2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
A much-needed clean effort for Myatt.  Myatt throws very hard, but doesn't always know where it is going.  He should just go to the mound with thick glasses on to really create panic amongst the batters.


Staten Island Yankees (24-22) (Defeated Mahoning Valley, 3-2)

2B Ezequiel Duran 2-for-4, 2B (9), RS, 2 K, SB (7)
Whatever it was that he left the game for on Thursday, it was obviously minor.  He is hitting .288/.369/.526 in 156 AB and is 7-for-10 stealing bases.
SS Josh Smith2-for-2, RS, 2 BB
7-for-21 with seven walks and one strikeout.
DH Andres Chaparro:  1-for-2, 2 BB
20-year old is at .286/.409/.375 in 112 AB
RF Juan De Leon:  0-for-4, 2 K
CF Pat DeMarco:  0-for-2, SF, 2 RBI, BB, K
3B David Metzgar:  0-for-3, BB, 3 K
C Carlos Narvaez:  0-for-4, 2 K
1B Nelson Alvarez:  0-for-3, 3 K
LF Evan Alexander:  0-for-3, K

RHP Nelvin Correa5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Solid Staten Island debut for the 22-year old.  He pitched to a 4.04 ERA in 35.2 IP for Pulaski with a 27/2 K/BB ratio.
RHP Derek Craft: (W, 1-0)  3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Not all blown saves are created equal!
RHP Daniel Ramos (S, 4):  1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K


Pulaski Yankees (27-14) was postponed

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