Yankees Minor League Report 8/4/19: Estevan Florial Homers; Alexander Vizcaino Tosses 6 Strong Innings

No notes to pass along today and the GCL had its typical Sunday off.

Scranton Railriders (64-49) (Destroyed Lehigh Valley, 12-5)

LF Trey Amburgey:  0-for-4, RS, BB, 2 K
.267/.317/.496 in 371 AB
2B Thairo Estrada:  4-for-5, RBI, 3 RS
.273/.325/.463 in 216 AB
SS Tyler Wade:  1-for-4, 2 RS, BB, K, SB (12)
.311/.362/.449 in 267 AB
RF Ryan McBroom:  2-for-4, HR (19), 2 RBI, 2 RS, BB, K
.325/.399/.571 in 326 AB
C Erik Kratz:  2-for-4, HR (4), 6 RBI, RS
The second time in his career (minors or majors) that he has driven home six runs in a game.  The last time was 6/28/14 when he was playing in the Blue Jays' organization.
DH Francisco Arcia:  3-for-5, RS, K
9-for-22 at this level
3B Mandy Alvarez1-for-5
1B Gosuke Katoh3-for-4, HR (9), 3 RBI, RS
Back-to-back games with a bomb.
CF Billy Burns:  0-for-3, RS, BB, 2 K

RHP Jonathan Loaisiga:  0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
He was throwing very hard tonight, though the results aren't exactly what you would want to see.
RHP Adonis Rosa (W, 4-0):  5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
4.02 ERA in 87.1 IP with 84 hits allowed and a 76/30 K/BB ratio between here and Trenton.  Interestingly, he has thrown better in this souped-up league than he has in the offense-impaired Eastern League.
RHP Brady Lail2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
RHP Kaleb Ort:  1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Returns from his rehab stint.

Trenton Thunder (59-53) (Lost to Hartford, 13-7.  They haven't had a great second half, but they haven't needed to have one.  They are already in the playoffs)

2B Hoy Jun Park 2-for-5, 2B (14), RS, 2 K
.284/.376/.388 in 335 AB
SS Kyle Holder:  1-for-3, RS, 2 BB
.277/.337/.426 in 336 with at least a few "post it on social media!" plays in the field.  Holder has turned himself into an asset, even if it is as part of a deal.
LF Ben Ruta:  0-for-1, 2 SF, 2 RBI, 2 BB
.260/.333/.405 in 358 AB.
1B Chris Gittens:  1-for-5, RBI, RS, K
.276/.392/.485 in 326 AB
C Kellin Deglan:  0-for-5, K
RF Isiah Gilliam:  1-for-2, HR (3), 2 RBI, RS, 2 BB, K
11th HR between here and Tampa.   There is a month left for him to finish strong.
DH Brandon Wagner:  0-for-4, RBI, BB
.161/.283/.267 in 322 AB for what has been a long, frustrating season.
CF Matt Lipka:  1-for-5, RS, K
3B Max Burt:  2-for-4, 2 RS, BB
4-for-17 at this level

RHP Mike King (L, 0-1):  3 IP, 10 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HR
This video will not be cataloged in the King household.  As a command/control guy, maybe we should expect some rough results as he tries to get back into a groove.
LHP James Reeves:  1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
2.48 ERA in 40 IP with 30 hits allowed and a 45/17 K/BB ratio
RHP Braden Bristo:  2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
LHP Trevor Lane:  1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
1.79 ERA in 55.1 IP with 37 hits allowed and a 51/19 K/BB ratio
RHP Greg Weissert:  1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Tampa Tarpons (50-59) (Defeated Clearwater, 3-2.   The overall record isn't great, but that doesn't matter!  Tampa is 22-21 in the second half, only 0.5 games behind Dunedin for the second-half title.  Dunedin won the first-half title, so if they win the second-half title, the team with the best overall record in the division gets in as a Wild Card.  That wouldn't be Tampa!)

LF Pablo Olivares:  1-for-3, BB, HBP, SB (16)
11-game hitting streak (14-for-37).   There isn't a load of power in his profile, so getting on base will have to be his bread-and-butter.  It would obviously also be helpful if he can play center field.  
CF Estevan Florial 2-for-4, HR (5), RBI, RS, BB, K
.238/.295/.383 in 193 AB.  Who cares though, right?  I am just hoping he can finish the season strong.  He hit two triples last night.
3B Oswaldo Cabrera0-for-4, SF, RBI
.249/.299/.345 in 374 AB
1B Steven Sensley:  1-for-4, BB, K
SS Diego Castillo1-for-5, K
5-game hitting streak.   .243/.304/.317 in 338 AB
3B Wilkerman Garcia:  1-for-4
.284/.308/.311 in 74 AB
C Donny Sands:  1-for-4, 2B (8), RS, K
DH Leonardo Molina:  2-for-4, 2B (7), RBI, RS, K
.311/.370/.486 in 74 AB.  He has six multi-hit games in his last ten games played.
RF Omar Carrizales:  1-for-3, SAC, K

RHP Alexander Vizcaino:  6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
Not quite as sharp as he was in his debut here, but still pitched well enough.  Between here and Charleston, he has a 4.06 ERA in 99.2 IP with 91 hits allowed and a 111/32 K/BB.  He really has shot up the charts this season.
LHP Anderson Severino (W, 2-1):  3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
Probably his most encouraging game of the season.   In 16.2 IP at this level, he has allowed 14 runs (11 earned) on 17 hits with a 16/11 K/BB ratio and plenty of ground balls (2.30 GO/AO)

Charleston Riverdogs (57-56) (Defeated Delmarva, 3-2, in ten innings.  Two runs in the 9th, one in the 10th)

CF Brandon Lockridge:  0-for-3, 2 BB, 2 K, SB (19)
SS Oswald Peraza1-for-4, BB, K, SB (9)
14-for-19 stealing bases in 42 games between here and Staten Island.   
LF Canaan Smith: 0-for-4, RS, BB, K
Snaps his 6-game hitting streak.  The way he has been playing this year, you may have thought this broke a 55-game hitting streak.
RF Josh Stowers:  1-for-5, K
DH Mickey Gasper2-for-5, 2 K
1B Eric Wagaman0-for-4, BB, K
3B Welfrin Mateo2-for-5, 2B (14), RBI, RS
Walk-off double in the 10th
C Ryan Lidge:  1-for-3, BB
PR Oliver Dunn:  0-for-0, RS
C Eduardo Navas:  0-for-0
2B Eduardo Torrealba:  0-for-2, 2 BB, SB (3)

RHP Harold Cortijo:   5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
2.79 ERA in 51.2 IP with 46 hits allowed and a 42/20 K/BB ratio
LHP Tim Hardy 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K
10 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 11 K since his promotion
RHP Keegan Curtis: (W, 1-0)  2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
First professional victory

Staten Island Yankees (26-22) (Defeated Mahoning Valley, 1-0, in a game that took 2 hours and 6 minutes to play.  There were only three total hits in the game.  Staten Island is playing very well right now, but they are in a tough division.  They sit two games out of first place, but are still in 4th (last)).

2B Ezequiel Duran 1-for-3, 3B (3), RS, K
.280/.358/.518 in 164 AB.  The kid who reportedly doesn't even know what a curve ball is, nevermind being able to recognize one, is doing quite well for himself, no?  Without seeing him, I can't tell you if anything has clicked or not – all I can say is that he is hitting and taking walks.  He is also still striking out at a high rate.
SS Josh Smith: 0-for-2, SF, RBI, K
9-for-27 with eight walks and two strikeouts.  So far, so good.
CF Jake Sanford:  0-for-2, BB, K
.230/.283/.356 in 135 AB.
RF Juan De Leon0-for-3, K
.250/.343/.414 in 116 AB
LF Pat DeMarco:  0-for-3
He signed very late (like Smith).  He has struggled (3-for-29, though two of those hits are home runs), but that is obviously not a big concern as of this moment.
3B David Metzgar:  0-for-3
C Carlos Narvaez:  0-for-3
1B Nelson Alvarez:  0-for-3, K
DH Chase Illig:  1-for-3, 2B (2)
3-for-9 since joining Staten Island

RHP Blakely Brown (W, 2-2):  6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 6 K
Nice follow-up to his 11 K performance last time out.  Brown was a 24th round pick last year out of Georgia Southern, though he never pitched in a game for Georgia Southern.  He was going to transfer there from Georgia, but college transfer rules required him to sit out a season.  The Yankees drafted him, offered a little extra money to sign (they dipped into their bonus pool), and he did.  Reports out of college had him reaching the mid-90s with his fastball.  If the Yankees can get him to consistently pitch in that range, he could be a nice little sleeper.
RHP Bryan Blanton:  2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
He is the Rob Dibble of the NYPL, with his 35 strikeouts and nine walks in only 18.2 IP.    He is 23 and already had a taste of Tampa and Charleston earlier this year, so we'll save any talk about him being a threat to Mariano Rivera's saves record.
RHP Barrett Loseke (S, 1):  1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Last year's 17th round pick has a 20/1 K/BB ratio in 17.2 IP

Pulaski Yankees (30-14) (Defeated Greeneville, 3-0.  They have opened up a sizable lead in their division, as you may suspect for a team that is 30-14)

SS Anthony Volpe:  1-for-3, 2 BB, K, SB (6)
The numbers keep creeping up for Volpe (.218/.352/.356 in 101 AB).   He has also stolen all six of those bases without being caught.   Most high school kids get their feet wet in the GCL – the Yankees jumped him right to this level, and he continues to show signs of adjusting.
2B Roberto Chirinos:  1-for-5, 2 K
.255/.294/.379 in 145 AB for the 18-year old.
LF Ryder Green:  1-for-4, 2B (10), BB, K
.283/.363/.500 in 152 AB.   Last year's third-round pick is only 19 years old.
3B Chad Bell:  1-for-4, RS, K
.289/.356/.496 in 121 AB with seven home runs and 30 runs batted in.
C Saul Torres:  2-for-4, 2B (6), HR (7), 2 RBI, RS
.243/.351/.478 in 111 AB for the 20-year old.
DH Gustavo Campero:  1-for-4, RS, SB (6)
The other catcher here is at .263/.344/.375 in 80 AB.  He has 11 hits in his last five games.  Campero only stands at 5'6", but he does get praised for his athleticism behind the plate.   He missed all but two games last season.
CF Madison Santos:  2-for-4, RBI
.163/.239/.287 in 129 AB for one of the "buzz" prospects entering the season.   He is only 19 and was placed here after playing (and thriving) in the DSL last season.
RF Jake Pries:  0-for-4, 2 K
.247/.313/.452 in 73 AB
1B Jose Martinez:  0-for-4, K
.261/.358/.576 in 92 AB between here, the GCL, and Tampa.  As you may guess, most of the good stuff was compiled in the GCL!

LHP Ryan Anderson:  3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K
The big lefty now owns a 23/9 K/BB ratio in 17.2 IP.  There is work to be done here – he won't be flying through the system.
RHP Sean Boyle (W, 2-1): 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Last year's 25th round pick owns a 1.80 ERA in 25 IP with 12 hits allowed and a 29/5 K/BB ratio.
LHP Nelson Alvarez:  2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K
RHP Hayden Wesneski (S, 2):  1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
4.32 ERA in 16.2 IP with 21 hits allowed and a 15/2 K/BB ratio.  6th round pick in this year's draft out of Sam Houston State.  




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