Yankees Minor League Report 8/10/19: Josh Breaux Doubles, Homers in Return

GCL:

East:

17-year old OF Kevin Alcantara hit his first career home run.  The Yankees have three prospects in the MLB Pipeline Top 30 who are below the Pulaski level:  Alcantara, Jasson Dominguez, and Osiel RodriguezSS Alexander Vargas went 1-for-4 with a run batted in…RHP Frank German made another rehab appearance, tossing three innings, giving up one run on two hits with five strikeouts…

West:

CF Nelson Medina (18) went 3-for-5 with his first home run of the season and four runs batted in…Raimfer Salinas went 2-for-5 and is at .280/.336/.455 in 132 AB…

Scranton Railriders (65-53) (Defeated Gwinnett, 3-1)

LF Clint Frazier:  0-for-4, RBI
Frazier is 9-for-52 in his last 12 games.
SS Thairo Estrada0-for-4
2B Tyler Wade:  0-for-2, BB
C Erik Kratz:  1-for-3, RS
1B Ryan McBroom:  2-for-3, 2B (25), RBI, RS, CS (2)
.323/.401/.563 in 341 AB.  Can he play in the majors?  Remember Garrett Cooper?   At 28, he is hitting .283/.353/.446 in 309 PA for the Marlins.  McBroom may profile similarly – I am sure we will find out.
RF Trey Amburgey:  1-for-3, 2 K
.268/.319/.495 in 388 AB
3B Mandy Alvarez0-for-2, BB, K
DH Wendell Rijo:  0-for-3, K
CF Billy Burns:  1-for-3, 2B (13), RS, K

LHP Josh Maciejewski: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Wow.  Impressive start for Maciejewski, who I assume was only here for emergency purposes.   He has pitched well wherever they have placed him this year (most of his starts are with Staten Island, though he was recently promoted to Charleston and he has made a start for Tampa).  10th round pick last year out of North Carolina – Charlotte.
RHP Kaleb Ort (W, 4-0):  1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
RHP J.P. Feyereisen (S, 7):  1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K
2.63 ERA in 51.1 IP with 31 hits allowed and a 79/27 K/BB ratio.


Trenton Thunder (63-54) (Defeated Harrisburg, 5-2)

SS Hoy Jun Park:  0-for-4, 3 K
DH Kyle Holder:  1-for-3, 2B (24), RS, BB, K, SB (5)
I will say it again:  There are some who would have been shocked to see Holder hit 24 career doubles, never mind 24 in one season!  That is probably a bit dramatic, but he has been fun to follow this season.   His five steals have come in six attempts.  His average has been between .272 and .278 since July 20th.
CF Ben Ruta:  1-for-4, RS, K
LF Rashad Crawford:  2-for-4, 2B (12), RBI, RS, K
.273/.347/.359 in 337 AB.  
C Kellin Deglan:  1-for-4, 2B (12), RS, K
1B Brandon Wagner:  1-for-3, RBI, RS, HBP, K
RF Matt Lipka:  1-for-2, HBP, SAC
2B Angel Aguilar:  2-for-4, 2 RBI, K
3B Max Burt:  0-for-3, 2 K

RHP Mike King:  5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
After giving up ten runs in his last outing, King bounces back strongly tonight.  He threw 90 pitches, so the chains are coming off.
RHP Braden Bristo:  1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
RHP Greg Weissert (W, 1-0):  2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
For Trenton:  13.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 11 K


Tampa Tarpons (52-63) (Lost to Charlotte, 5-4)

LF Pablo Olivares:  0-for-4
2B Oswaldo Cabrera:  0-for-4, K
CF Estevan Florial1-for-4, RS, K, SB (8)
.236/.293/.382 in 212 AB.  9-for-31 in eight August games.
DH Alexander Palma:  1-for-4, K
.250/.298/.442 in his mere 52 AB at this level
1B Mickey Gasper:  1-for-4, RBI, RS
11-for-29 at this level
2B Diego Castillo2-for-4, HR (3), 2 RBI, RS
He has climbed up to the .250 mark.   He is 41-for-126 in July/August (.325).  When you have a strong contact rate, eventually the balls will start to fall in for you.  Tonight, he made sure one would by depositing it over the fence.
3B Wilkerman Garcia:  0-for-3
C Jason Lopez:  1-for-3, HR (4), RBI, RS
Back-to-back games with HR.  Lopez and Donny Sands are showing little signs of life as the season starts coming to a close.  
RF Leonardo Molina:  1-for-3

RHP Alexander Vizcaino6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, HR
Since promotion:  18 IP, 18 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 19 K, HR.  He has a 120/32 K/BB ratio over 105.2 IP between here and Charleston.  He is a breakout prospect of the year candidate within the system.
RHP Jefry Valdez (L, 0-3):  3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K


Charleston Riverdogs (60-57) (Won another slugfest over Hickory, 10-9)

SS Oswald Peraza2-for-5, RS, BB, K, SB (12)
LF Canaan Smith1-for-5, 2B (27), 2 K
DH Josh Breaux:  2-for-5, 2B (5), HR (8), 3 RBI, 2 RS
Good to see him getting some ABs before the season comes to a close.  I can't believe he hasn't played since May 21st.  He was out due to an elbow injury (and, as of mid-July, he still couldn't throw balls back to the pitcher in workouts).  We will see if he gets any time behind the plate.
RF Josh Stowers:  2-for-4, 2 RS, BB, 2 SB (32)
If this kid develops a consistent hit tool, he could be deadly on the basepaths.  There are questions about his ultimate position and whether he can develop the power for a corner.
1B Eric Wagaman3-for-5, 2 HR (6), 3 RBI, 2 RS, K
Wagaman earned a small cult following after hitting two home runs and driving home six in a 6/22/17 game for Pulaski, which happened to be his professinal debut.
2B Oliver Dunn:  0-for-5, 3 K
3B Welfrin Mateo2-for-4, 2 RBI, RS, BB
RF Frederick Cuevas2-for-4, HR (1), 2 RBI, RS, BB
If you recall, Cuevas was hitting doubles at an extreme rate earlier this season (he had 12 in his first 22 games, but only four since!)  This is his first home run since 8/16/18.
C Eduardo Navas:  1-for-5, 2B (4), RS

RHP Charlie Ruegger5 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
We refer to this as an offense bailing out a pitcher.
RHP Tanner Myatt:  1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
RHP Keegan Curtis: (W, 2-0)  3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K


Staten Island Yankees (29-25) (Lost to Aberdeen, 4-3)

2B Ezequiel Duran:  1-for-3, SF, RBI, K
He needed this single last night for the cycle!   .283/.354/.549 in 184 AB.  That slugging percentage leads the NYPL.
CF Jake Sanford:  0-for-4, 3 K
3B Andres Chaparro:  0-for-4
LF Pat DeMarco:  1-for-4, RS, K
C Carlos Narvaez:  1-for-3, RS, BB
.257/.339/.317 in 101 AB
DH Juan De Leon0-for-3, K
1B Nelson Alvarez:  0-for-3, RBI
RF Matt Pita:  2-for-3, RBI
SS Luis Santos:  1-for-3, 3B (1), RS

RHP Blakely Brown:  4.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
3.27 ERA in 33 IP with 22 hits allowed and a 39/18 K/BB ratio
RHP Derek Craft:  2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Since promotion:  12 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 14 K
RHP Justin Wilson (L, 0-3):  1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
2.08 ERA in 17.1 IP with 12 hits allowed and a 23/10 K/BB ratio


Pulaski Yankees (34-16) (Lost to Greeneville, 5-3, in ten innings)

SS Anthony Volpe1-for-5, 2B (6), 2 K
.216/.350/.353 in 116 AB.   Five doubles in his last ten games.
DH Antonio Cabello0-for-5, 3 K
3B Roberto Chirinos:  0-for-3, HBP, 2 K
.256/.304/.400 in 160 AB for the 18-year old.
LF Ryder Green1-for-4, 2 K
RF Jake Pries:  1-for-4, HR (4), RBI, RS
He provided a temporary stay of execution by hitting a home run with two outs in the 9th to tie the game.   He is hitting .259/.323/.471 in 81 AB.
2B Borinquen Mendez:  0-for-4, RS
1B Jake Farrell2-for-4, RBI, RS, K
CF Robert Javier:  1-for-4, 3B (2), RBI, K
C Gabriel Mora:  0-for-3
PH Chad Bell:  0-for-1, K

LHP Ryan Anderson:  4.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, HR
3.22 ERA in 22.1 IP with 16 hits allowed and a 29/10 K/BB ratio.  
RHP Kenlly Montas:  3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
RHP Hayden Wesneski: (L, 1-1)  2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, HR

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