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Nunez, Phelps pick up organizational honors

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Eduardo Nunez was named 2010 Yankees minor league player of the year while David Phelps was named pitcher of the year. Here’s the release from the Yankees.

YANKEES NAME INF EDUARDO NUNEZ AND RHP DAVID PHELPS WINNERS OF THE

2010 KEVIN LAWN “PLAYER OF THE YEAR” AND “PITCHER OF THE YEAR” AWARDS

The New York Yankees today announced that infielder Eduardo Nunez and right-handed pitcher David Phelps were named winners of the Yankees’ 2010 Kevin Lawn Award as the Yankees’ minor league “Player of the Year” and “Pitcher of the Year,” respectively. The two players will receive their awards prior to the Yankees-Blue Jays game on March 19 at George M. Steinbrenner Field, scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m.

The annual awards are dedicated to Kevin O’Brien Lawn – the son of longtime Yankees Vice President and Chief of Operations Jack Lawn – who passed away in 1999.

Nunez, 23, batted .289 (134-for-464) with 55 runs, 25 doubles, three triples, four home runs, 50 RBI and 23 stolen bases in 118 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2010, earning a spot on the midseason and postseason International League All-Star rosters. He led all Scranton/WB batters in hits and stolen bases, ranked second in doubles and recorded the third-highest average among all Yankees farmhands. Nunez was promoted to the Major League level on August 19, where he hit .280 (14-for-50) with 12 runs, one home run and seven RBI in 30 games. Following the season, he was named by Baseball America as the eighth-best prospect, the “Best Defensive Infielder” and possessing the “Best Infield Arm” in the Yankees organization.

Phelps, 24, combined to go 10-2 with a 2.50 ERA and 141 strikeouts in 26 games (25 starts) with Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2010. He began the season with Trenton and went 6-0 with a 2.04 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 14 starts before being promoted to Scranton/WB on July 2. At the time of his promotion, he led the Eastern League in strikeouts and ranked second in ERA, earning EL midseason All-Star honors. With Scranton/WB, Phelps went 4-2 with a 3.07 ERA in 12 games (11 starts). Following the season, the Missouri native was tabbed by Baseball America as having the “Best Slider” in the Yankees organization.

Each player will be presented with a trophy designed by C & C Awards as well as a designer watch, courtesy of Manfredi Jewels.

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87 Responses to “Nunez, Phelps pick up organizational honors”

  1. Erica in NY February 25th, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Triple Short of a Cycle February 25th, 2011 at 11:44 am
    blake,

    I used to get the original Nintendo Power newsletter which used to be free. Everytime I would get stuck on Zelda I would beg my mom to call the tip line which was like 2 dollars a minute. Now they have cheats on the internet before the game even comes out

    ******************

    OMG- I got Nintendo Power for years.

    Their players guide to Super Mario Bros 3 was the greatest thing ever published

  2. Erin February 25th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Congrats to Nunez and Phelps :)

  3. Erica in NY February 25th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Oh- and don’t be too jealous, but I have a top loading old school NES system that still works perfectly.

    And I have the Legend of Zelda. :-)

  4. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    i am jealous… I do still have the power glove. I rem when i first start playing poker i wore it to the poker table in AC one time (small stake then) , the lady next to me thought it i was wearing a cast and i went along with it.

  5. West Coast Yankee Fan February 25th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Unless something unusual transpires, I don’t see any real competition pitching-wise in camp. They’re going north with twelve and that’s pretty much set IMO. I can’t see Phelps and Warren getting the nod unless their performance blows everyone away.

    However, camp will be a superb “look-see” at both the young guys and select vets to see who might be ready in case of an injury.

  6. Erica in NY February 25th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Cashmoney-

    I never had the power glove. I couldn’t even get my parents to buy me the system until my 9th birthday in 1989.

    However, my dad bought me the top loader for my 21st birthday :-)

  7. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    yankeefeminista February 25th, 2011 at 11:48 am (repost of sorts)

    I haven’t seen Phelps pitch, (but I know he has improved by leaps and bounds.) Warren was incredibly efficient when I saw him mow down the Fisher Cats in a 2010 playoff game when he followed Pettitte. Pinpoint command of all his pitches, although have to say he didn’t start and go through the lineup more than once. It is all about his secondary pitches staying consistent I would guess. Especially his curveball. I’d like to see what he does with better hitters, but he looks *very* polished when he is commanding everything.

    Not liking that Brackman pitched with the groin injury, but he probably wanted so bad to impress. I hope he isn’t shut down for too long.

    lol, my clients keep asking me to meet with them at 1PM tomorrow, which is a time I had been making appts. on past Saturdays. Ain’t no way I am available, with first pitch of Yankee ST happening tomorrow. 3rd client that I have turned away.

  8. Tom in N.J. February 25th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I have a sega dreamcast.

  9. pat February 25th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    “My point is, Gomes is a real jerk.”

    He might be but that doesn’t mean jerky things he may not have done should just be attributed to him because people would believe he did them.

    You can’t unring a bell and redactions never quite get the same attention the lie does. :sad:

  10. tyanksfan36 February 25th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Hey Bojo

    Not sure if you’re on here but thanks for the tip on Columbus and the clippers hometown being named after him. What’s more interesting is that the columbus clippers is the AAA team of the cleveland indians. And as everyone knows they were called indians because columbus thought he had made it to india.

  11. upstate kate February 25th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Yankeefem
    What is wrong w/ your clients?!! Don’t they know how long you have been waiting for baseball to resume?

  12. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Yeah Erica, my dad weren’t too keen on video games either. But my uncle pampered us He used to take me and my cousin to the Toys & R’us in Queens every month in the summer. It was like Christmas morning… all the games… :) well, i still feel the same about Toys R’us.

  13. GreenBeret7 February 25th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Scheduled Saturday pitchers

    TrentonThunder Trenton Thunder
    Trenton Thunder representing! RT @benshpigel Scheduled to pitch Sat for Yanks vs. Phils: Colon, Joba, Robertson, Phelps, Noesi, Wordekemper

  14. Erin February 25th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    There was no Nintendo in my house, only Sega.

    Sonic 2 was my specialty. :)

  15. Jason Voorhees February 25th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Nerd alert: you can play any nes game ever on your computer using roms and emulators.

    They are also working on a java/javascript recreation of nes so you will be able to play games directly in browsers.

  16. Erin February 25th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    JackCurryYES Professor Tony Pena spent several minutes instructing cathers how to disguise signs

    JackCurryYES Pena’s signal session might sound mundance, but it was perfect slice of spring training

  17. austinmac February 25th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Liberty Boy,

    Thanks for the videos. FWIW, and it is not much, they all look fundamentally sound to me.

  18. austinmac February 25th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Erin, it sounds moondance to me . . . or is that mundance . . .or mundane. :)

  19. Erin February 25th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    austinmac-he just corrected himself :lol:

    JackCurryYES Let’s try again. Pena’s signal session might sound mundane, but it was perfect slice of spring training

  20. LibertyBoy February 25th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Pat: true, the reporter may have been off base in reporting that Gomes said something. I’m 1000% positive that stuff gets said on an hourly basis in a locker room that would not be viewed in a favorable light if reported in the mass media.

    I should say that I don’t know if there is a history between the reporter and Gomes, but I do know that reporters can get into tussles with players (Klapisch vs Bonilla anyone?) and I also know that Gomes is a bit of a head case. So I’m not quick to judge Gomes the victim and the reporter the villain, in this case.

  21. Triple Short of a Cycle February 25th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Erica in NY,

    I still have my old Atari and Colecovision. I got nintendo for my birthday in 1985. it came with that stupid Rob the robot

  22. Tom in N.J. February 25th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    “I got nintendo for my birthday in 1985. it came with that stupid Rob the robot”

    Gyromite FTW!

  23. LibertyBoy February 25th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    austin – thanks for the view. Brackman seems to have fewer moving parts than Betances, which may be good may be bad, hindsight is 20/20. Every pitcher has good mechanics if they can throw strikes without getting hurt. A groin problem is not a good sign, however, it’s slow to heal and usually indicative of a stressing influence somewhere else in the “trunk”. I notice that Betances has a lot more hip roll/movement and I imagine this could take stress off the smaller moving parts. Again, hindsight is 20/20 but I enjoy speculation as an intellectual exercise.

  24. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I got in 87 i think, bought zelda with it and was hooked instantly. though I did not know about bow and arrow thingie for the end boss, had to kill him 80ish times i think.

  25. LGY February 25th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Mell,

    All told, the Yankees will have to use their fifth starter just six times in the season’s first 42 games.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....vor-41424/

  26. LGY February 25th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    That all told sentence should be in quotes.

  27. austinmac February 25th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Liberty Boy,

    I would think fewer moving parts are better particularly for tall pitchers. Too bad about Brackman’s hamstring as that could well end his chances. I don’t know we can relate that to his delivery. For all we know he did it running, stretching or some other activity.

  28. Triple Short of a Cycle February 25th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    For any ex video game nerd like myself there are 2 good movies that came out recently. King of Kong and Chasing ghosts. I don’t think the later one was ever released on DVD but you could view it online for free

  29. LGY February 25th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    This graphic shows how you can use the 5th starter just 3 times in April

    http://riveraveblues.com/wp-co.....hedule.jpg

  30. Erica in NY February 25th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Confession-

    To this day, I still cannot beat Super Mario Brothers 2

  31. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    upstate kate February 25th, 2011 at 11:58 am
    Yankeefem
    What is wrong w/ your clients?!! Don’t they know how long you have been waiting for baseball to resume?
    _______
    lol, that’s what I say. I have so carefully set up my sched to accommodate my baseball addiction, my clients have no idea. I will not let them screw up my ability to watch Yankee baseball. :D

  32. Erica in NY February 25th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    austinmac February 25th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    Erin, it sounds moondance to me . . . or is that mundance . . .or mundane.

    *********

    Its a marvelous night for a moondance

  33. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    GreenBeret7 February 25th, 2011 at 11:59 am
    Scheduled Saturday pitchers

    TrentonThunder Trenton Thunder
    Trenton Thunder representing! RT @benshpigel Scheduled to pitch Sat for Yanks vs. Phils: Colon, Joba, Robertson, Phelps, Noesi, Wordekemper
    _______
    Thanks, GB7. I am excited to finally see Phelps and Noesi, even if for a few batters each.

  34. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Triple, I play DDO online now. It’s pretty addictive I tried not to play it too much. That’s pretty nerdy.

  35. blake February 25th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Im.sure you all.have seen it but how about the Charlie Sheen rant…..wow. I am bummed they are shutting the show down.

  36. Doreen February 25th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Congratulations to Nunez and Phelps.

    I am so looking forward to seeing all the young players play/pitch. I really to enjoy seeing them. The best part of the World Baseball Classic was it gave us a longer opportunity to watch the youngsters.

    ***

    We had an Atari system when we first got married. It’s the reason why we didn’t touch a gaming system again until fairly recently with a Playstation 2, and now a Wii. I used to get home from teaching school and play Space Invaders to unwind. 2 and a half hours later, my brand new husband would come in from work, and I’d be sitting there shooting aliens!!! No dinner on the table.

    Video games are too addictive to me. So when we finally had to break down and get the girls something, I had to stay away. Fortunately, the systems are in the basement, so they’re not as much of a draw as if they were in the family room. :)

    We are definitely not a gaming family.

  37. Doreen February 25th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    blake -

    No, I didn’t hear the Charlie Sheen rant. And I didn’t hear the are shutting the show down (which is okay by me).

  38. GreenBeret7 February 25th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    YankeeFem, I’m guessing that they’ll get about two innings each, assuming they’re easy innings….maybe 30-35 pitches max. They’ve got a lot on pitchers in camp. Like you, I’m anxious to see them against some ML quality hitters.

  39. Mell February 25th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    All told, the Yankees will have to use their fifth starter just six times in the season’s first 42 games.”

    I see. I haven’t read thru the schedule. Just noticed Sherman’s thing this morning. Looks like they’ll have to use #5 twice in the 1st 10 games, and three times in the 1st 15, but things must ease up a bit from there.

  40. Erin February 25th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    blake-here’s the latest. Charlie apparently plans on showing up to work even though they’ve halted production.

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/02.....whats-nex/

  41. Erin February 25th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    JackCurryYES Cervelli will start at catcher on Sat and Montero will start on Sun

  42. blake February 25th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Doreen,

    Its pretty crazy….

  43. blake February 25th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Erin,

    He sounds like he’s close to mental breakdown or something….

  44. Triple Short of a Cycle February 25th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I tried to get back into gaming when PS3 came out but it just didn’t hold my attention like the old days. The games are way too complex with so many buttons. Plus some of those new games give me motion sickness.

    Back in the old Atari days in the instruction booklets they used to list a score and if you were able to beat that score you could send a picture and they would send you a patch. I got one for Stampede and Missile Command.

  45. GreenBeret7 February 25th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Montero with a homer and double on sunday. Homer to left center, double to right center.

  46. LGY February 25th, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Mell,

    I know you are a basketball fan. Did you see the video of the flop last night by Bosh?

  47. Erica in NY February 25th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    The only video game I ever really liked after the old Nintendo was The Sims.

    I really liked controlling people…..
    (Who is shocked? LOL)

  48. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I was too young for Atari Triple. the first vid game i was exposed to was on my cousin’s Commodore 64? he had PONG!

    Sorry for all video games talk folks.

  49. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks, Erin. Can’t wait to see “the Jesus” catch again! :)

  50. Erica in NY February 25th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    blake February 25th, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    Erin,

    He sounds like he’s close to mental breakdown or something….

    **************

    I think he is trying to get fired so he can make movies.

    Personally, for the 2 million/episode he gets, you’d think he’d shut his big mouth and count his money

  51. blake February 25th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I have an.xbox 360 and a PS3…….haven’t played the 360 in 2 years and don’t even own a game for the PS3…..its a good.blueray player though.

  52. GreenBeret7 February 25th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    My only concern is that Monteo doesn’t take out a gator in Lake Steinbrenner in left. The cries of brutality will be immense on here.

  53. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    DDO is a lot of fun Triple, i recommended, high addictive though. lots of puzzle and teamwork, kinda of thinking man’s game.

  54. Erin February 25th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    blake, I know. I feel bad for his family.

  55. austinmac February 25th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Erica,

    After your moondance “Take five honey”. (Lyric and not sexist comment) Although I expect you folks think we say honey and darlin’ whenever we speak to a female around my neck of the woods.

  56. Erica in NY February 25th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    “I Wanna Rock” just came on my radio

    Visions of Mark Teixeira coming to the plate…

  57. blake February 25th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Bosh is extremly overrated. The Heat need a big man that can rebound and play defense…..not shoot jump shots.

  58. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Ha! I have never played a video game in my life. But I used to be a pinball wizard! :)

  59. West Coast Yankee Fan February 25th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Anyone see Jimmy Kimmel last night? Hysterical! I wonder if A-Rod shares Cameron’s love of porn and how long it will take some reporter to ask him. lol

  60. blake February 25th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Ive always like Charlie and I like his show (I like How I met your Mother and some others better) but it sounds like he really needs to get some help…..

  61. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I like his show as well blake. I think with the drug stuff u have to figure it out by yourself. Unfortunately, when u have money, sort like Cabrera, it might take a long time and sometimes.. it could too late.

  62. Mell February 25th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    LGY:

    I read the following from Sherman’s 3 UP, 3 DOWN to assume they were playing 10 straight to start the season:

    “This is no great revelation, but I have been told by multiple Yankees officials that the team definitely will take 12 pitchers north. The Yankees do not have a traditional schedule with a lot of early off days, especially in the first series or two. In fact, they play 10 straight days to open the season and in 17 of the first 18 days”

    Fact is they play the opener, have a day off, then play 9 straight days, which is a big difference. So where he has one day off for the Yankees in the first 18 days, it’s actually 3 days off (4/1, 4/11 and 4/18). Guess I’ll learn to double check next time.

  63. blake February 25th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Charlie apparently had Brian Wilson out to his house recently to talk about baseball….he’s a big baseball fan.

  64. Triple Short of a Cycle February 25th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Cashmoney,

    What is DDO?

  65. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Betances and Banuelos on Sunday then? :beg:

  66. Erica in NY February 25th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle February 25th, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    Cashmoney,

    What is DDO?

    **********

    Something you don’t want to step in

  67. Mell February 25th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    LGY:

    Re: Bosh’s flop. I did see that. Dude’s timing was off all night. Missed 17 of 18 shots and adds a flop that came about three hours after Boozer grazed him.

  68. West Coast Yankee Fan February 25th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    blake February 25th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Charlie apparently had Brian Wilson out to his house recently to talk about baseball….he’s a big baseball fan.

    *********

    It was to his yacht for a screening of the original “Major League”. Another one is rumored to be in the works. He also flew in a few ex-ballplayers.

  69. Erica in NY February 25th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    WCYF-

    I read an article about it today.

    There is a script but no formal development yet

    http://movies.yahoo.com/news/u.....eague-film

  70. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Dungeon and Dragons Online Triple, I did not play video games for a long time. But i really enjoy this one, it’s basically free if you want to give a try.

  71. J. Alfred Prufrock February 25th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    yankeefeminista February 25th, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    upstate kate February 25th, 2011 at 11:58 am
    Yankeefem
    What is wrong w/ your clients?!! Don’t they know how long you have been waiting for baseball to resume?
    _______
    lol, that’s what I say. I have so carefully set up my sched to accommodate my baseball addiction, my clients have no idea. I will not let them screw up my ability to watch Yankee baseball.
    ///

    yankfem – lol, I’m always squirming around the schedule during baseball season, mysteriously changing appointments at the last minute when a pitcher gets moved up or something.
    ///

    that’s tough about ABrack. Which is it, a groin or a hamstring?Both were reported. Sets back him coming from behind to steal the 5th spot (my private hope). Thanks to the poster who put up the video of the young guys throwing. From the looks of it, Chamberlain looks pretty svelte. Not sure what all the griping’s about. He had a V shape to his upper body and he looked long-waisted.

    Sam, what about Betances and ManBan getting some action in the weekend games?

  72. Fran the original February 25th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Cervelli will start at catcher on Sat
    **************
    A GTLU hint. Did they say what spot in the batting order? ;)

  73. LibertyBoy February 25th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I guess it depends on which parts are moving, why they are moving, and how they are moving. I like Betances’ hip roll, he keeps balanced and on top of that tree trunk he has for a plant leg.

    I like Brackman, there is nothing to sniff at when you see his height, the fact that he is over TJ surgery, he’s an athlete, he is highly touted, etc. We shouldn’t forget that he’s essentially a baseball convert (from basketball) who has only recently learned how to throw strikes consistently. Not a knock on Andrew, but, with a setback, I put more eggs in the Betances basket.

  74. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nwnV5MUNjc

    A short video of it, if u interested triple.

  75. Triple Short of a Cycle February 25th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Not sure who exaclty wrote it but this came from a starting pitching guide that looks at all MLB teams major and minor league systems. Jason Collete,John Halpin,Tim Heaney,Zach Sanders and Mike Siano contributed to the guide

    Manuel Banuelos (20, AA) ? An elite prospect, Banuelos has a slight frame at 5?10/155, but he packs a helluva punch with a 91-94 fastball that can touch as high as 96 with sink. Supplements the heat with a low-80s changeup that moves and a tight curveball that flashes plus, but is easily the least consistent of his offerings right now. I came away very impressed with him at the Rising Stars game during Arizona Fall League. He has #2 potential and is a must-draft across all formats with a minor league component. His curveball is ahead of Dellin Betances? changeup so I give him the slight edge overall as of now.

    Dellin Betances (23, AA) ? This 6?8 behemoth rates just ahead of Banuelos at most outlets, but I?m taking a stand on Banuelos having seen him up close. That doesn?t mean I?m down on Betances by any stretch, though. With two plus pitches of his own, Betances starts out with a mid-90s fastball that just whips off of his large frame on a downward plane making it tough to square up in the clips I saw and follows it up with a ridiculously tight curve that, like the fastball, bears down on hitters thank to his size. His changeup is the missing piece of the puzzle at this point and without it, he can?t achieve his #2 starter potential. However, even without it he has a future as a dominant late innings reliever. Definitely a top tier minor league pick.

    Andrew Brackman (25, AA) ? The third of the Killer B?s, Brackman is even taller than Betances at 6?10. He has a power curveball and mid-90s fastball combo that could succeed out of a major league bullpen right now, but his future is as a starter right now so the Yankees will continue to refine his changeup. If he gets it, his heavy curve and fastball combined with even a fringe changeup gives him #2 potential. Reports on him question the makeup a bit suggesting he could be one of those all-world talents who never quite delivers on the promise of his skills.

    Brett Marshall (21, A+) ? Underrated at some outlets, Marshall has significant talent, but may get overlooked a bit because of his 6?0 frame and checkered injury history (TJ Surgery survivor). He has a plus two-seamer that sits low-90s touching 94, 95 with excellent movement. His changeup also dips and dives helping contribute to his above average groundball rate. The final piece to the puzzle would be adding consistency to his slider that he loses control of at times. Still at other times, it looks like a plus pitch giving him in three in all. Worth a pick now.

    Adam Warren (23, AA) ? A cut below the three B?s, Warren is a hard-throwing righty with a four pitch repertoire in theory, though his breaking stuff is lagging well behind his fastball and changeup. He accumulates missed bats and groundballs with the low-to-mid 90s fastball thanks to above average control and plenty of movement on the pitch. His ultimate fate will be decided by the progression of his secondary pitches. The changeup is definitely passable right now, but neither the slider nor the curveball can be counted in with any level of consistency. Developing either breaking pitch to average or better could take Warren to ceiling as high as a #3. Otherwise, he has a definite future in the bullpen.

    Jose Ramirez (21, A) ? Looked sharp in his first full season displaying a refined changeup, especially for a 20-year old. It sits 80-83 in contrast to his low-90s fastball that can reach 94-95 at times. He doesn?t get a ton of groundballs, but elevating him is tough as evidenced by his 0.2 HR/9 (just 3 in 115 IP). I?m a sucker for good changeups and if he can get his curveball working consistently, he has #3 starter upside.

    Bryan Mitchell (20, A-) ? A raw, but talented high school product, Mitchell features a low-to-mid 90s fastball and power curveball, but lacks dominant command of either right now. He flashes a fringy changeup that needs more work than the command of his plus pitches, but at 20 with just one pro year under his belt, there is plenty of time. Worth speculating on if you can wait three years for the payoff.

    Shaffer Hall (23, A+) ? Seems to be a fringe prospect as I couldn?t find a ton on him, but the stats were nice in his full season debut split even across A and High-A as he displayed impeccable control (1.4 BB/9) of his heavy arsenal (1.5 GO/AO ratio). He went nearly seven innings per start at A-Charleston before moving to High-A Tampa where his results weren?t as good, but the skills (namely his strikeout, walk and groundball rates) all improved. A deep sleeper.

  76. Triple Short of a Cycle February 25th, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Cashmoney,

    I played D and D for the first time during an overnight trip to a dude ranch at camp. The game lasted 1 hour as the Dungeon Master had a seizure. That has been my only experience with the game

  77. West Coast Yankee Fan February 25th, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Erica that’s right. The second and third films were abysmal, the franchise isn’t that valuable and Sheen is asking for a Brinks truck from what I hear.

  78. LGY February 25th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Mell,

    That was one of the most ridiculous flops I have ever seen. I can’t stop laughing anytime I pull it up.

    http://oi54.tinypic.com/2s0070m.jpg

  79. Erin February 25th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    New Post: Send a kid to a game

    :arrow:

  80. Cashmoney February 25th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I never did play the pen and pencil version. It’s a multi players game online. I find it challenging and fun. The graphic is top notch. But the.. it is kind of nerdy. heh, to each’s own.

  81. LibertyBoy February 25th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Banuelos charts higher than expected for his size and stuff because he’s a lefty, IMO.

  82. J. Alfred Prufrock February 25th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Wow that “evaluator” is talking out of his butt on Betances’ change. It’s already a plus offering and not just a setup pitch.

  83. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 25th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    yankfem – lol, I’m always squirming around the schedule during baseball season, mysteriously changing appointments at the last minute when a pitcher gets moved up or something.
    ///
    _
    I absolutely know what you mean. Sometimes my behavior can almost border on irresponsible. I have to walk a very fine line. The absolute worst is playoff games, b/c I sometimes work in the evening and have a sched set a week or two in advance. However, playoffs are non-negotiable whether I lose business or not. Usually, once I tell the clients I have Yankee playoff tickets, they become more interested in the games and talking about the Yankees than they do in the rescheduled times. But thank God for skype and blackberries. I have a client who I am meeting with on skype this Sunday, until 12:45PM, so I don’t miss first pitch at 1PM. He originally wanted to meet on Saturday at 1PM. Naive fool. Classic stuff. :)

  84. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I agree about Betances change. I have seen it in 3 games and it is a nasty swing and miss pitch. Maybe that is an old scouting report?

  85. yankeefeminista February 25th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    LibertyBoy February 25th, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    Banuelos charts higher than expected for his size and stuff because he’s a lefty, IMO.
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    The recently added velocity on the FB doesn’t hurt, especially for a lefty. The kid can pitch and has great command (the bump this year was him harnessing the new velo on FB, which he struggle with at first after coming back from the appendectomy.)

  86. pat February 25th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    “Anyone see Jimmy Kimmel last night? ”

    Yes. Owen Wilson and Kelly Ripa were on.

  87. LibertyBoy February 25th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    yf…from what you’ve seen, is his velocity sustainable over a season, with his size? Or is he just gassing it all out? Can he keep that velocity up over a career? IMO he charts highly because he may be as good as many lefty relievers out there right now, like you say, he has the command and stuff. Size does matter, and exceptions prove rules. I’m trying to manage my own expectations, here – I don’t know how long he lasts throwing that hard, his mechanics better be flawless.

    Hopefully he makes the club out of the pen and proves his ranking. Yanks have a stockpile of ML-ready lefties, because they are valuable and rare.

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