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A few winter ball updates

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 24, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Before getting into winter ball, you can check Baseball America for some velocity numbers of all the pitchers in the Arizona Fall League. Here are the Yankees:

Mike Dunn — 96.6 max, 93.85 ave.
Grant Duff — 96.3 max, 93.39 ave.
Ian Kennedy – 93.4 max, 90.66 ave.
Zach Kroenke — 93.1 max, 90.62 ave.

As for some of the Yankees in winter ball…

• Juan Miranda has played only eight games in the Dominican Winter League, but he’s hitting .536 with two home runs, four doubles and 10 RBI. He’s faced a left-handed pitcher only eight times, but has four hits against lefties, continuing the improvements he showed during the regular season.

• Ivan Nova has made five appearances in the Dominican League and has a league-best 1.05 ERA with 17 strikeouts and four walks. There’s a very good reason the Yankees added him to the 40-man last week.

• Romulo Sanchez, another of the guys just added to the 40-man, seems to be having a few good outings and then a bad one in Venezuela. He has 23 strikeouts in 17.2 innings, but he’s also walked 10 and has a 5.60 ERA.

• Reegie Corona, one of the new 40-man infielders, has a .353 average with a home run, seven doubles and a .459 on-base percentage in Venezuela. All of his time in the field has come at second base.

• Francisco Cervelli has also started playing in Venezuela. He’s hitting just .214 but has a .389 on-base percentage through six games.

• Josh Schmidt went seven scoreless innings to get a win in Venezuela on Tuesday. It was his first win since his first appearance on October 12. He had some rough outings, but his ERA is back down to 3.57.

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