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Yankees prospects on MLB Network tonight

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 06, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Arizona Fall League’s fifth annual Rising Stars Game will be on MLB Network tonight at 9 ET, and the rosters include three of the Yankees top prospects: LHP Manny Banuelos, C Austin Romine and 3B Brandon Laird.

The Rising Stars Game is an all-star game, but it’s more of a showcase for the top prospects — not necessarily the top performers — in the Fall League.

Banuelos was picked as the starting pitcher for the East team. He’ll be starting against Royals prospect Mike Montgomery.

Eighteen former first-round Draft picks are on the rosters for this year’s Rising Stars Game, including a young Pirates catcher named Tony Sanchez. Phil Hughes has been in the Rising Stars Game. So have Buster Posey, Mike Leake, Gordon Beckham, Ryan Braun, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Ike Davis.

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  1. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Ha! Just was about to post a reminder about this game. I can’t wait to see ManBan pitch; he is one of our few top specs I haven’t seen in person. I wonder where his velocity is at this point in the season. I know his numbers haven’t been that great in AFL, but numbers in that league are pretty irrelevant. His starts in AA with added velo and command of FB and secondary pitches bode well for the future.

  2. blake November 6th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Yea I’m excited to see Banuelos pitch as well. Never seen him pitch either.

  3. Ruby Tuesday November 6th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I predict Manny Banuelos will get hit hard tonight .

  4. Stoneburner November 6th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Cannot wait to see Banny!!! He already had a mature approach to pitching going into this season by all reports – but then there was the up tick in velo as reported by the likes of Frankie Pilierle, BA, this blog, etc. Should be fun.

  5. tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I like Manny too. It will be cool seeing him pitch on TV because unlike a lot of you, I have seen him in person. Personally I think Betances is a smidge better but Banuelos is still really good and has an added bonus in that he is a lefty and there is nothing better than a good lefty. I hope he has a good start.

  6. pat November 6th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    jnorris427 Per Bleacher Report correspondent Joe Del Grippo, Brandon Laird is hitting fourth and Austin Romine is fifth in the rising stars game

  7. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    I like Manny too. It will be cool seeing him pitch on TV because unlike a lot of you, I have seen him in person. Personally I think Betances is a smidge better but Banuelos is still really good and has an added bonus in that he is a lefty and there is nothing better than a good lefty. I hope he has a good start.
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    Agree. I’ve seen Betances twice and his stuff was ELECTRIC both times. His ability to repeat delivery in AA makes me hope he can be as consistent next year. I’ve always liked ManBan, but with the velo spike, throwing that hard as a lefty, he becomes that much more dangerous. Going to watch Trenton play is almost more exciting than watching the big club. I’m really looking forward to watching their rotation pitch again next year.

  8. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Banuelos and Betances is a great place to start building a pitching staff, but, the best of them may not have arrived on the screen yet. Brett Marshall and Jose Ramirez may be better than both. We should find out in 2011.

  9. Stoneburner November 6th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Can some of the in person Trenton people talk to me about their first-person impressions of Adam Warren? Thanks.

  10. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Warren in my estimate is incredibly efficient with excellent command, which I think is key for him. Ability to locate FB and throw his changeup and slider. I think this year he is a more complete pitcher, b/c he is able to locate and use his secondary stuff more.

  11. tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Yankeefeminista

    I’m glad someone else is on the same page as I am. I know ManBan is good and he has a lot of time to get better because he Is so young but if you gave me the option to see either, I would pick Betances every time. I got to see a few starts each because they both had shorter seasons in Tampa due to various reasons. You are really lucky to see the new Trenton rotation next season, they are some really talented guys moving up and staying there. I got to see Warren and Stoneburner down here. Brad Suttle was my favorite position player to watch, not only play but warm up and admire in the uniform if you know what I mean. Ill miss that but I’m excited to see the new guys that are coming up like JR Murphy and Heathcott who are also projected to be real good.

  12. Bx is Burning November 6th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Ruby Tuesday November 6th, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    I predict Manny Banuelos will get hit hard tonight .
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    I predict you’ll heat up a ramen package, then get into your nightie. All before 11.

  13. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    Banuelos and Betances is a great place to start building a pitching staff, but, the best of them may not have arrived on the screen yet. Brett Marshall and Jose Ramirez may be better than both. We should find out in 2011.
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    Ramirez looked great when I saw him with Charleston in July. He was virtually unhittable, mostly FB and change. I know he is working on his kinda slurvy CB that he has to get up to speed, and that is the pitch that will be key for him going forward.

    I haven’t seen Marshall pitch, but am excited about seeing him now that he is healthy again. Have you seen him?

  14. Stoneburner November 6th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you Yankeefeminista about Warren – appreciate it.

    Cannot wait to see what Ramon Flores has to offer in a full season of A ball next year too.

  15. tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Yankeefeminista

    I think Marshall will start the season in Tampa, he got promoted at the end of this season. I’ve heard that he is really good too and I’m looking forward to see him. I have talked to GB7 about Josh Romanski who also came up at the end of the season, or he ended up with the tampa team somehow and I thought he was really good. I’m hoping he stays in Tampa this coming season cause I’d like to see if he really is good.

  16. Stoneburner November 6th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Has anyone seen Mullee or Kahnle pitch? Thoughts on whether they will be quick risers on the relief path? Thanks in advance.

  17. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I’m glad someone else is on the same page as I am. I know ManBan is good and he has a lot of time to get better because he Is so young but if you gave me the option to see either, I would pick Betances every time. I got to see a few starts each because they both had shorter seasons in Tampa due to various reasons. You are really lucky to see the new Trenton rotation next season, they are some really talented guys moving up and staying there. I got to see Warren and Stoneburner down here. Brad Suttle was my favorite position player to watch, not only play but warm up and admire in the uniform if you know what I mean. Ill miss that but I’m excited to see the new guys that are coming up like JR Murphy and Heathcott who are also projected to be real good.
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    Betances was so good when I saw him. He gave up some walks as he tired, but pitches were awfully close to strikes. and he faced that tough Toronto AA lineup. Aside from his crazy filthy stuff; so good you would laugh out loud when he froze batters with his Change up, the mechanics too were what so impressed me, b/c he hasn’t been that consistent in the past. However, he could not throw the ball to first or second on grounder. He overthrew the ball multiple times. I heard that was what he was mainly working on at Instructs.

    When I saw Heathcott, he had overly aggressive AB’s and was slapping at the ball. But he had had the injury, and hadn’t played much. Therefore, I ‘d like to see him again when he is in more of a rhythm. Unfortunately, no balls were hit to him in CF, so I didn’t get to see his D.

  18. CompassRosy November 6th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Rising Stars game streaming (free) on MLB.com for those who don’t have MLB Network…

    http://tinyurl.com/27lbvsh

  19. tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Yankee femimista

    I know! I think it is amazing how he strikes people out. I’ve said it before but the most impressive outing was when he struck out 5 consecutive over 3 innings. He struck out the last batter of the third, struck out the side in the fourth and the first batter of the fifth. Everyone around me was like, did he seriously just strike out 5 consecutive batters? He had a rocky first and second inning and the fans from the other team were saying stuff to us. We had a field day rubbing it in their faces after that performance.
    Heathcott should be healthy and I don’t see a reason why he doesn’t start in Tampa. Maybe you will get Mesa unless they trade him. He really is good regardless of the strikeouts, when he went down with an injury it just wasn’t the same without him.

  20. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Stoneburner November 6th, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    Thank you Yankeefeminista about Warren – appreciate it.

    Cannot wait to see what Ramon Flores has to offer in a full season of A ball next year too.
    ________________________________________________________________
    You’re welcome. I thought Warren was incredibly polished. It will be interesting to see how his stuff translates at AAA. I prefer the Killer B’s though.

    I am excited to see Flores also. Have you seen him?

  21. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    An interesting name to take a shot at is Scott Olsen from Washington. Left handed and a free agent with no draft picks to lose. Spot starter long man in the pen/situational lefty.

  22. CompassRosy November 6th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Sorry, previous link was just for the preview.
    This is the live stream…

    http://tinyurl.com/26kvc98

  23. Stoneburner November 6th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    I have not seen Flores yet either in person or on the internet – I remember when he was called up in 2009 briefly to High A Tampa and then sent back down – he is only 18 – I thought he was an OF – might be a corner guy still – but he was playing a bunch of 1b in the GCL.

  24. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 8:59 pm
    … Maybe you will get Mesa unless they trade him. He really is good regardless of the strikeouts, when he went down with an injury it just wasn’t the same without him.
    __________________________________________________________________
    I have followed him fairly closely via stats, and have been rooting for him. I like that his K rates have gone down slightly and his OBP and SLG have gone up every time he jumps a level. How did he look hitting breaking balls? I heard he has improved slowly but surely.

  25. tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Yankeefeminista

    Not sure how he hits certain pitches. I don’t sit right behind the plate and from the side(I like to sit by the on deck circle) they all look the same. He got hurt in August so I haven’t seen him in a while. He is good, I think he sometimes gets over anxious because he takes some big swings and misses but he does hit a lot of homeruns and he is good in the outfield, really fast on the bases.

  26. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Here’s Laird.

  27. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    Yankeefeminista

    Not sure how he hits certain pitches. I don’t sit right behind the plate and from the side(I like to sit by the on deck circle) they all look the same. He got hurt in August so I haven’t seen him in a while. He is good, I think he sometimes gets over anxious because he takes some big swings and misses but he does hit a lot of homeruns and he is good in the outfield, really fast on the bases.
    __________________________________________________________________
    Right, he is a big swinger. It would be interesting to see what K-Long would do with that swing. I know aside from the K’s, the other criticism was his inferior breaking ball hitting, but the improvement has upped his spec ranking. I hear his speed and arm are plus plus. I would love to get to watch him in Trenton.

    Go ManBan, facing a heavy hitting lineup. 93 FB.

  28. tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Wow

    Manny was good. 2 strikeouts as well. His command was excellent in that inning.

  29. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Babuelos appears to have put on some weight this year. That’s good. he was Guidry thin last year.

    Romine still seems to have fun getting fast balls to stick in his mitt. That’s part of the problem with steals. He drops a lot of fast balls.

  30. Carl November 6th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Game day has Manny around 95.

  31. Stoneburner November 6th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Swinging strikes – got Ackley – not easy to do this AZFL season. Impressing the crowd and the scouts from the other team.

  32. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Romine still seems to have ***trouble*** getting

  33. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Laird didn’t get a hit this time, but, he did was he does best….knock in runs.

  34. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    Wow

    Manny was good. 2 strikeouts as well. His command was excellent in that inning.
    __________________________________________________________________Looking good, Manny!

    That’s the thing; he is known for his excellent command. After the appendectomy his velo spiked but he lost command on his fastball, and struggled. However, then he got command back, but his velo stayed, so here is the new even better ManBan, post-appendectomy. So, the operation might have been a blessing in disguise.

  35. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I hope ManBan gets a second inning.

  36. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    982 days until pitchers and catchers.

  37. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    ***98*** days

  38. UnKnown November 6th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    So whats the time table on this Manny guy. Possible addition mid way through next season or the start of 2012

  39. tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Yankeefeminista

    Yes, I was hoping to see Manny pitch more in Tampa, when I started going to the games I realized he was out with an appendectomy and really hoped to see him before the season ended. I say that he isnt as impressive as Betances but I think he is still impressive. He is also a lefty and lefty pitchers are my favorite to watch(Andy being my number one of course) I find it just crazy that ManBan’s only win was in the postseason. He didnt seem to get much offensive to back him up and the BP always ruined it for him when he left the game which explains it.

    Mesa has an odd batting stance, Id like to wonder if they will eventually change it or leave it like it is. here is a picture I took of him in the on deck circle.

    http://i1039.photobucket.com/a.....G_3377.jpg

  40. Joe from Long Island November 6th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Hi GB, hope you’re well tonight.

    The wife’s out doing recreational shopping (her description). So, I’m here with the dog, having some wine, doing some chores, and watching the game. Only one inning, but Banuelos looks smooth and good. Hard for me to tell anything about the hitters from one game, hope to see Laird and Romine make some plays in the field.

  41. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    That change-up is Banuelos’ money pitch. gets a lot of his strikeouts with it.

  42. UnKnown November 6th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Is that Ruby Tuesday yelling excessively in the background of the MLB TV broadcast. Man just as annoying as on this blog.

  43. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    Why didn’t the RF catch that Leslie Anderson “hit.” Anderson could actually be Rays 1B next year. Eric Thames is Marcus’s brother, decent Toronto prospect.

  44. tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I tell you, its like watching a Tampa game when Manny has pitched. He makes good pitches but then balls always squeak through infielders and runs score one by one. He needs some good defense behind him.

  45. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Yes, I was hoping to see Manny pitch more in Tampa, when I started going to the games I realized he was out with an appendectomy and really hoped to see him before the season ended. I say that he isnt as impressive as Betances but I think he is still impressive. He is also a lefty and lefty pitchers are my favorite to watch(Andy being my number one of course) I find it just crazy that ManBan’s only win was in the postseason. He didnt seem to get much offensive to back him up and the BP always ruined it for him when he left the game which explains it.

    Mesa has an odd batting stance, Id like to wonder if they will eventually change it or leave it like it is. here is a picture I took of him in the on deck circle.

    http://i1039.photobucket.com/a…..G_3377.jpg
    _______________________________________________________________
    Yes, very impressive, esp. with that velocity as a lefty. I am a big fan of his. Goes to show why wins can be overrated. Bullpens are critical to the end result.

    Thanks for the pic. Very odd stance. I would think if it creates holes in his swing, they would change it. But he is on the verge of AA, so I would think that the process would have already begun.

  46. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Joe from Long Island November 6th, 2010 at 9:45 pm
    Hi GB, hope you’re well tonight.

    The wife’s out doing recreational shopping (her description). So, I’m here with the dog, having some wine, doing some chores, and watching the game. Only one inning, but Banuelos looks smooth and good. Hard for me to tell anything about the hitters from one game, hope to see Laird and Romine make some plays in the field.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Evening, Joe. Recreational shopping? Well, it at least keeps her from drinking your wine and eating the pizza and cheese.

    Banuelos is getting tapped around a bit, but that play has to be made at third. Banuelos does get a lot of cheap hits off of him…mostly grounders and flairs. Not normally a fly ball pitcher so infield defense is key.

    Laird doesn’t look real smooth but seems to get the job done and has 4 outfield assists in Arizona so far.

    Romine has the tools on defense, but needs to really clean it up. He drops a lot of fast balls and the runners know this. His passed balls this fall (5) is a problem, too.

  47. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    I tell you, its like watching a Tampa game when Manny has pitched. He makes good pitches but then balls always squeak through infielders and runs score one by one. He needs some good defense behind him.
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    Trenton’s D too can be pretty deficient. Goes to show how stats other than the peripherals are skewed, esp. in minor leagues. I usually read the recaps as well if a pitcher I can’t see pitches. Just to get as much info on plays as possible.

  48. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Big at bat for Laird coming up.

  49. Joe from Long Island November 6th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    That was a nice play at the plate. Unfortunately, it was followed by the E5. Looks like Banuelos needs one more pitch, maybe that curve. He’s got the time to develop it, we need to remember how young he is.

    Maybe Romine will pick it up with better coaching, like Wynegar and some time with Pena this spring.

  50. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    banuelos has a decent curve, but, it’s only average, but getting better.

  51. tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Yes, Banny does get a lot of ground balls and a lot of cheap hits. But he is good. That was a great play by Romine at the plate.

  52. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Nice solid rip by Romine. Yankee kids are leading the way so far.

  53. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Romine is very good at just going with the pitch. I do like his hitting approach.

  54. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Joe, the only reason I said that Banuelos’ curve is average is because it’s not always consistand. Big break, but it deserts him from time to time. When he fixes that, he’ll be something impressive. Time is running out on him, though. After all, he’s already 19 years old.

  55. Joe from Long Island November 6th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    19? Heck, sign him up for Social Security.

    My goodness, when I think of what I was doing – or not – at age 19…..

    I know “potential” is the worst thing you can say about a kid, but, he’s got tons of it. He just has to keep working, and not get discouraged, and listen to the good advice he’s going to be getting. I’m looking forward to seeing him in the Bronx in a couple-3 years. Along with the Brackman…..

  56. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    There’s Romine’s biggest issue. That hurt.

  57. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Yeah, Joe…I’m guessing about 2013 at the latest….maybe late 2012.

  58. tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    I like how they are talking about how hard it is to catch guys they havent seen before and how long he has played, cutting Romine a little slack. But I think he has an issue with PB just like the Yankee catchers we have now. He is only 22 so he has years to get better.

  59. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Defense hasn’t been brilliant in this game so far.

  60. GreenBeret7 November 6th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Adams not exactly showcasing his talents tonight. His defense has cost them 2 runs.

  61. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    ManBan’s CB can be inconsistent. However, he has improved it and he commanded it much better in 2010, according to ManBan and various scouts. Hopefully, that continues going forward.

  62. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    [IMG]http://i55.tinypic.com/x4grwz.jpg[/IMG]

  63. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Sorry, ignore post above. Wrong image

  64. yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Am I the only one who has lost the sound on this game?

  65. Dylan November 6th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    # yankeefeminista November 6th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Am I the only one who has lost the sound on this game?
    _________________________________________________________________

    The sound went away for me, but it came back when I refreshed the page.

  66. tyanksfan36 November 6th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    That lady yelling in the background is just too funny

  67. Bxpapito November 6th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    That lady yelling in the background is just too funny
    ————————–
    She sounds like my ex girlfriend -.- lol …

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    My dad says she is probably one of those violent Yankee fans.

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