Yankees Minor League Report 9/5/19: Trenton Goes Up 2-0 Behind Pitching, Kyle Holder Homer

Scranton was postponed.  They will play Durham tomorrow, down 1-0 in the series.


Trenton (Defeated Reading, 3-0, in ten innings to take a 2-0 series lead.  They will try to close out the series tomorrow with Luis Severino and Dellin Betances)

LF Ben Ruta:  0-for-5, RBI, 2 K
DH Isiah Gilliam2-for-5, 2B (1), K
2B Hoy Jun Park:  0-for-4, K
PH/2B Diego Castillo0-for-1
Trenton debut
1B Chris Gittens1-for-3, BB, K
PR/3B Oswaldo Cabrera:  0-for-0
Trenton debut
RF Alexander Palma:  1-for-4
SS Kyle Holder:  1-for-4, HR (1), RBI, RS
Holder struggled down the stretch (but still put together a solid season overall).  This was obviously a huge home run that gave Trenton a 1-0 lead in the 10th.
3B/1B Max Burt:  0-for-3, BB, RS, 2 K
C Brian Navarreto1-for-4, 2B (1), RBI, RS, 2 K
CF Rashad Crawford:  1-for-4

RHP Rony Garcia:  3.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
As stated, Garcia is not popping up on Top 30 lists, but don't let that fool you:  There is some talent to tap into here, and while he was erratic at this level, he showed glimpses of real prospect talent. 
LHP James Reeves3.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
What a performance!   11 up, 11 down.
LHP Trevor Lane (W, 1-0):  2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Both Reeves and Lane are legitimate left-handed relief prospects – but I don't know what their futures would be within the Yankees' organization.  They are best off if another team sees value, like the Rockies did with Phillip Diehl.
RHP Daniel Alvarez (S, 1):  1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
He uses his curve as his big out pitch, and he doesn't throw extremely hard (89-92).   That likely means that late-inning, high-leverage work is not in his future – but a pitcher with a good out pitch can always find value in the middle innings.  He also features a change-up (I am getting much of my information on him by listening to the broadcast tonight!)

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