Yankees Minor League Report 8/28/19: Staten Island Earns Big Win; Canaan Smith: 2 Hits

The GCL has canceled the rest of the season (including the playoffs) due to Hurricane Dorian.   Hopefully, everyone associated with these leagues stays safe over the next several days.

Some final numbers for notable Yankees.  I am not sure if any of these players will be transferred to other levels for a few days or not.  I would guess not.

CF Kevin Alcantara hit .260/.289/.358 in 123 AB with three walks and 27 strikeouts.
C Antonio Gomez received 14 games of action at this level, going 12-for-47 (.255) with four doubles and a home run.
SS Alexander Vargas started strong but ended on a slump.  He finishes at .219/.301/.335 in 155 AB with 13 steals in 13 attempts.
CF Raimfer Salinas hit .270/.329/.415 in 159 AB with 11 stolen bases in 16 attempts.
LHP Edgar Barclay (15th round):  1.69 ERA in 21.1 IP with 20 hits allowed and a 24/5 K/BB ratio.  He also made two appearances for Tampa.
RHP Zach Green (8th round):  1.69 ERA in 16 IP with 11 hits allowed and a 22/4 K/BB ratio.
RHP Montana Semmel:  9.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K.  Semmel was a late-round signing that they took a flyer on – and were able to get him to sign.
RHP Denny Larrondo:  4.60 ERA in 29.1 IP with 14 hits allowed and a 22/18 K/BB ratio.  17-year old Cuban bonus baby.

Scranton (72-62) (Game against Pawtucket postponed.   They will play two tomorrow.  Syracuse won tonight to improve to 72-63)


Trenton (74-59) (Game against New Hampshire postponed.  This game is not guaranteed to be made up.  It is currently in limbo, based on playoff implications.  I am not really sure what those implications are – New Hampshire is out of it.  If Reading wins tonight, they clinch the second-half title. If they lose, Trenton still has an outside shot at the second-half title, but they already won the first-half title, and Reading would still take the second playoff spot based on overall record!  Make sense?!?)


Tampa (63-71) (Split doubleheader with Jupiter.  They are 35-33 in the second half and not yet officially eliminated – they will need a bit of a miracle though)

Game 1 (Lost, 4-0)

LF Pablo Olivares:  0-for-3
CF Estevan Florial0-for-3, K
DH Oswaldo Cabrera:  1-for-3, 2B (28), K
RF Alexander Palma:  1-for-2, BB
C Mickey Gasper:  0-for-3, K
Hitting .251/.358/.392 in 362 AB between here and Charleston.  At this level, he is 24-for-74 (.324)
3B Wilkerman Garcia:  0-for-2, 2 K
SS Diego Castillo:  0-for-2, K
1B Steven Sensley:  0-for-2, 2 K
2B Kyle Gray:  0-for-2, K
19-for-94 (.202) at this level with ten walks and 21 strikeouts.

LHP Josh Maciejewski (L, 0-1):  5 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
He also threw four wild pitches.   He owns a 2.05 ERA in 70.1 IP between Staten Island, Charleston, Tampa, and Scranton with 43 hits allowed and a 52/19 K/BB ratio.
RHP Hobie Harris:  1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Game 2 (Won, 5-3)

LF Pablo Olivares:  0-for-2, RS, 2 BB, K
.250/.358/.306 in 396 AB.   He has 47 walks and 66 strikeouts.
CF Estevan Florial:  0-for-4, 4 K
.230/.292/.375 in 269 AB with 24 walks and 96 strikeouts.  He was hitting better lately but is again in a slump (4-for-35 in last 11 games)
2B Oswaldo Cabrera:  1-for-3, 2B (29), RS
.260/.310/.378 in 450 AB.   He has established career highs in doubles and home runs. 
DH Alexander Palma:  1-for-3, RBI, RS
.253/.309/.465 in 99 AB
3B Wilkerman Garcia:  1-for-2, SF, RBI
SS Diego Castillo:  2-for-3, 2 2B (18), RBI, 2 RS
.251/.313/.333 in 411 AB
1B Steven Sensley:  2-for-2, 2B (15), 2 RBI, BB
RF Leonardo Molina:  0-for-3
C Hemmanuel Rosario:  0-for-3
19-year old is probably just here because they needed a body.  He is 14-for-93 (.151) in 29 games down in the GCL.

RHP Frank German:  4.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
3.79 ERA in 76 IP with 70 hits allowed and an 82/35 K/BB ratio.   I think he will be throwing for Trenton in 2020.
LHP Anderson Severino: (W, 3-3)  1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
4.94 ERA in 27.1 IP with 28 hits allowed and a 30/19 K/BB ratio
RHP Matt Wivinis (S, 9):  1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K


Charleston ( ) (Lost to Asheville, 8-5)

CF Brandon Lockridge:  1-for-4, RS, BB, 3 K
SS Oswald Peraza:  0-for-3, RS, 2 BB
DH Josh Breaux:  1-for-5, 2B (10), RS, K
10 doubles, 11 home runs in 47 games.
LF Canaan Smith:  2-for-4, 2B (31)
The average is at .306.  He likely won't win the league batting crown, but he is currently third and one of only five hitters over the .300 mark.
RF Josh Stowers:  1-for-4, 2B (23), 2 RBI, 2 K
He continues his excellent August run.  The Tampa outfield should be very interesting in 2020…
1B Eric Wagaman:  1-for-4, RBI, 2 K
3B Matt Pita:  0-for-3, BB, 3 K
C Eduardo Navas3-for-4, 2 HR (2), 2 RBI, 2 RS, K
He had 4 career HR in 311 games entering this contest.  BASEBALL!
2B Eduardo Torrealba:  0-for-3, BB, K

RHP Yoendrys Gomez: (L, 0-3)  4 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, HR
The promising 19-year old just didn't have it tonight.   This spikes his Charleston ERA from 4.37 to 6.08.   He has a 53/19 K/BB ratio over 56.1 IP between here and Pulaski.
LHP Dalton Lehnen:  4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K


Staten Island (39-32) (Defeated Hudson Valley, 3-2, in a huge game.  Hudson Valley drops to 40-30 with this loss.   Brooklyn and Aberdeen, both 39-30, are locked up in a slugfest at the moment)

SS Josh Smith:  1-for-4, RS, K
.337/.460/.500 in 98 AB with 23 walks and 13 strikeouts
2B David Metzgar:  3-for-5
3B Andres Chaparro1-for-3, SF, RBI
CF Jake Sanford:  0-for-3, BB
1B Mitchell Robinson:  1-for-4, K
DH Carlos Narvaez3-for-4, 2 2B (5)
.269/.355/.328 in 134 AB (16 walks, 18 strikeouts)
PR/DH Isaiah Pasteur 0-for-0, RS
RF Juan De Leon:  0-for-3, K
PH Borinquen Mendez:  1-for-1, RBI
LF Pat DeMarco0-for-4, 2 K
C Carlos Gallardo:  0-for-2, RS, BB, K
PH Ezequiel Duran:  0-for-0, BB
.267/.340/.522 in 232 AB with 24 walks and 71 strikeouts.

LHP Abismael Villaman:  4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
3.56 ERA in 43 IP with 50 hits allowed and a 41/13 K/BB ratio
RHP Jackson Bertsch:  3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
7.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K since promotion for the 24-year old
RHP Barrett Loseke (W, 3-0):  1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Excellent job by the bullpen.   Loseke owns a 2.73 ERA in 26.1 IP with 17 hits allowed and a 32/5 K/BB ratio


Pulaski (42-26) (Lost to Princeton, 10-3.  I guess if you are going to have a little losing streak, may as well do it after you clinch your division)

CF Antonio Cabello:  0-for-4, 3 K
.211/.280/.330 in 227 AB.  It has not been a fun overall season for Cabello.
DH Roberto Chirinos:  0-for-4, 4 K
.256/.304/.404 in 203 AB
SS Jesus Bastidas:  1-for-4, RS, 2 K
C Gustavo Campero:  2-for-3, 2B (6), BB
.293/.374/.414 in 116 AB.  He doesn't want the season to end.
1B Jake Farrell:  2-for-3, 2B (4), SF, RBI
3B Jose Martinez0-for-4, K
LF Jake Pries:  0-for-4, 3 K
2B Luis Santos:  0-for-4, RS, K
RF Robert Javier:  1-for-3, HR (1), 2 RBI, RS

LHP Ryan Anderson: (L, 0-1)  2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, HR
4.78 ERA in 32 IP with 30 hits allowed and a 43/16 K/BB ratio.  He has allowed four home runs.  The overall numbers aren't great, but this is actually encouraging for the lefty.  He has held up pretty well in his first taste of professional ball.
RHP Tyler Johnson:  3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, HR
1.04 ERA in 26 IP with 15 hits allowed and a 34/8 K/BB ratio.  23-year old has been dominant since Day 1 this season.  
RHP Hayden Wesneski:  1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
4.76 ERA in 28.1 IP with 32 hits allowed and a 30/6 K/BB ratio.  6th round pick in this year's draft.
RHP Evan Voliva:  1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
9.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 15 K since promotion
RHP Mitch Spence:  1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

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