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A few minor matters

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 21, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Trenton reliever Mike Dunn has whiffed 57 in 41.1 innings while allowing 32 hits. Opponents are hitting .213 against him. If the lefty gets up to AAA sometime soon, maybe he could figure in the bullpen mix in New York.

The rap on Dunn is how he performs in tight situations. But those are impressive strikeout numbers.

Jesus Montero is at .283/.365/.304 for Trenton. He has one extra-base hit in 46 ABs. Having covered the Eastern League, it’s not unusual for big-time prospect to take time to adjust to that level.

They say Pat Venditte is not a prospect. But a 0.94 ERA over 28.2 innings and 39 strikeouts should give him a chance to prove himself someplace other than Charleston, no?

Kyle Higashioka was assigned to Staten Island. He is one of the many good catching prospects the Yankees have. It’ll be interesting to see how it all shakes out with him, Francisco Cervelli, Montero, Austin Romine, J.R. Murphy and now Gary Sanchez,




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