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The system’s best after two months

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 31, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It hasn’t been quite two months, but the last day of May seems to be a pretty solid time to look at the best of the best in the Yankees minor league system. From an organizational pool ranging from Low-A to Triple-A, here’s an organizational all-star team at this point in the season.

Catcher
Gary Sanchez, Charleston
A surprisingly easy choice considering the Yankees are supposed to be loaded at the position. With Jesus Montero gone, Austin Romine hurt and J.R. Murphy struggling, Sanchez is the easy standout. He’s hitting .287/.339/.461 with the third-most RBI in the organization. Special credit goes to Sanchez’s backup, Francisco Arcia, who’s hit .410 with 22 RBI as a part-time player.

First base
Steve Pearce, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Signed just before the Yankees broke camp, Pearce has been the best all-around hitter in the Yankees system other than Tyler Austin (and hit batting average and on-base percentage are both better than Austin). Pearce can play a little bit of third base and the outfield corners, but he’s getting the vast majority of his time at first base where he’s leading the organization in average while hitting 11 home runs and 14 doubles as Scranton’s No. 3 hitter.

Second base
Angelo Gumbs, Charleston
There’s really no other choice here. Scranton and Trenton have been rotating players at second base — Kevin Russo and Kevin Mahoney have been very good but have spent most of their time playing elsewhere — and Tampa’s second baseman is Kelvin Castro who’s barely hitting .200 with 14 errors. That leaves Gumbs, who might have been a terrible choice in April, but his month of May has been an impressive combination of power, speed and batting average. He leads the system in stolen bases.

Third base
Rob Segedin, Tampa
I’m cheating a little bit on this one. Most of Segedin’s time has come in right field this season, but he was drafted as a third baseman and has 16 starts there this year (including his past two games). Wherever he’s played, Segedin has hit. He’s batting .294/.357/.461 and leads the organization in doubles (he leads Tampa in just about everything). The Yankees like the idea of a four-corners utility man, which makes Segedin worth watching.

Shortstop
Jose Mojica, Tampa
Honestly, there’s no good choice here. Mojica gets the nod for playing 44 games at the position and making just four errors, but he’s hitting just .256 with a sub-.300 on base percentage and only one home run. Down in Charleston, Cito Culver has one more RBI than Mojica, but he’s also hit for less power while making nearly three times as many errors. Unless Culver emerges — the Yankees seem to think that will happen eventually — or Claudio Custodio impresses in short-season ball, shortstop is a clear a weak spot in the organization.

Left field
Ronnier Mustelier, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Primarily an outfielder now that he’s moved up to Triple-A, Mustelier got most of his time at third base when he was in Trenton to start the year. For this exercise, his best fit is in left. Emerging as an intriguing hitter, the Cuban utility man has a powerful bat and enough defensive flexibility to play second, third and all over the outfield. He has the second-highest batting average and the second-most RBI in the organization.

Center field
Mason Williams, Charleston
His first month was better than his second month, but Williams is still an easy choice here. He’s hitting .286/.344/.434 as a 20-year-old in Low-A, and he’s the system’s top center fielder without serious competition while Ravel Santana and Slade Heathcott are stuck in extended spring. Melky Mesa and Abraham Almonte have had spurts of success in Trenton, but Williams is clearly the choice here.

Right field
Tyler Austin, Charleston
The early pick for organizational Player of the Year, Austin is a converted corner infielder who’s getting his first extended look in right field. Early reviews of his defense have been positive, but it’s his bat that makes him special. He easily leads the system in RBI and slugging percentage, and just when he seemed to be having a slow month of May, he’s come through with 14 hits in his past six games. His .323/.397/.661 slash line is impossible to ignore.

Designated hitter
Cody Johnson, Trenton
Really, you can take your pick between Johnson and Scranton’s Jack Cust. Both are home run hitters who strike out a lot. Cust has managed to keep his on-base percentage above .400, but Johnson has more home runs, more RBI and a .581 slugging percentage that’s only one point lower than Pearce’s .582. Johnson has played a little bit of outfield this year, but is really just a bat.

Starting pitcher
Bryan Mitchell, Charleston
Brett Marshall, Trenton
Caleb Cotham, Tampa
Seemed silly to pick just one starting pitcher. Why pick three? I honestly don’t know, just seemed like a good number. If you want to choose just one, Mitchell is probably your guy. He leads the organization with 52 strikeouts, and those come with a 2.40 ERA and a .182 opponents batting average. Higher in the system, Marshall is emerging. While much of the Triple-A rotation has been either hurt, underperforming or pitching out of the big league bullpen, Marshall is making a case for promotion with his 2.69 ERA for the season (1.69 in his past five starts). Cotham has already been promoted, moving up from Charleston after a 2.31 ERA, 32 strikeouts and seven walks through eight starts.

Relief pitcher
Mark Montgomery, Tampa
With apologies to Ryan Flannery, Phillip Wetherell and Kevin Whelan, Montgomery is the top reliever in the system right now. On Tuesday he allowed a run for only the second time since his season debut. He has eight saves, a 1.46 ERA and opponents are hitting .167 against him. But what stands out about Montgomery are the strikeouts. He has 39 of them in 24.2 innings. He’s walked eight batters. He’s in Tampa for now, but it seems only a matter of time before he’s moved up to Trenton.

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70 Responses to “The system’s best after two months”

  1. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    David Robertson out until mid June, at the earliest:

    http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ar.....-mid-june/

  2. Against All Odds May 31st, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Not only that, but with three playoff appearances,twoALCS appearances and 1 WS title in the last three years many want to run Cashman out of town

    ——————-

    Not run out of town but it may be time for some fresh eyes.

  3. AZ88 May 31st, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    “Not only that, but with three playoff appearances,twoALCS appearances and 1 WS title in the last three years many want to run Cashman out of town”

    When you spend 2x or 3x as much as most of your competition, a team SHOULD be in the playoffs every year at least.

    Why is it an accomplishment that the team makes the playoffs? It is an expectation and you failed miserably if you don’t. If it were a level-playing field, then it would be something praiseworthy.

  4. UnKnown May 31st, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Yankees are right where they need to be right now. First place could be had over the weekend.

    That win last night was sweet.

    Later peeps, going to go enjoy some non-Yankee stuff for the evening.

  5. luis May 31st, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Odds,

    Different eyes and approach.

    WYH,

    My point last night was that I wanted to see consistently good at bats, regardless of results. One 5 run inning doesn’t cure a season long “all or nothing” approach. Or the way they forget good situational hitting with men on base.

    But I guess I am seeing the glass half empty, instead of half full. Or I am a realist. Suit yourself.

    So please when you make critics, please do so in context. TY

  6. Jerkface May 31st, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    It looks like Austin Romine could be back playing baseball sooner rather than later. He announced on Twitter that he has been cleared to resume baseball activities. Since Romine has not been able to do much of anything since Spring Training, he will still require some time before we see him behind the plate for Empire State, but at least is headed in the right direction.

    http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ar.....ctivities/

  7. Jerkface May 31st, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Romine will probably need to spend a few weeks in EST, but may be able to get back before the July 1st date that was reported before. Though maybe they should take it slow so he doesn’t tweak his back.

  8. Wave Your Hat May 31st, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    luis-

    I know where you were coming from last night. But my view is that the negativity wasn’t appropriate immediately after the 5 run inning, especially that one. Had you posted those thoughts today it would have been unremarkable, IMO.

  9. Wave Your Hat May 31st, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Have to run, see ya later.

  10. The Genius Maker May 31st, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I don’t see why Girardi hasn’t moved Granderson down.

    Jeter
    Rodriguez
    Granderson
    Cano
    Teixeira
    Swisher
    Ibanez
    Jones/Chavez
    Martin

    Nothing wrong with A-Rod hitting second in this lineup.

    ********

    This lineup does have issues with matchups later on though. Bring in a righty to face Martin, jeter and ARod without fearing our lefties and then a LOOGY can be a 2 out guy with Grandy and Cano back to back.

    This won’t happen but as I said last year, Granderson should bat leadoff against righties and he and Jeter should flip for lefties

  11. RayVT May 31st, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Well let’s see! Yesterday the talk was Montero sucks basically. Last night Montero read the board & went 3-4 with a HR & a Double with 2 walks against Texas.

    It is still early yet, but IMO Montero is going to be a beast even this year. So if you plan on dissing him, you’d best get it out soon or you might not have another chance for many years to come!

    Martin, Cervelli & Romine vs. Montero (& Posada even) doesn’t look good.

  12. The Genius Maker May 31st, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Trish, Soriano has a pretty good fastball and a pretty good breaking ball and he normally has very good control. I don’t see his stuff as filthy. DRob has a very sharp breaking curve and an explosive fastball that gets on guys in a hurry. Soriano has been effective as a closer, but I remember when he was with TB saying he doesn’t seem that tough…but he got it done.

    BTW, his control yesterday was not good

  13. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 31st, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Wave, well, it was his only walk in 6 innings. So it was an aberration. Only thing I can tell you besides that he got Pujols to ground out – except we know what happened with the ground out.

    :)

  14. The Genius Maker May 31st, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Ray, most of us felt he would hit pretty well, but he still can’t catch and that won’t change…even Seattle has him DH’ing usually. I know others think he can catch, but like I said, best case scenario is Victor Martinez

  15. Against All Odds May 31st, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    You can’t bat Cano and Granderson 3-4 – Francesa

    Smh

  16. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 31st, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I definitely remember a different Soriano with the Rays from the one you’re talking about. His stuff was NASTY. I knew it was nasty, but I love watching that understated kind of stuff that still blows the batter away. I actually enjoy that more than the explosive stuff because to me, it is more Mo-like. Cool as a cucumber, making everthing look effortless, and then poof!

    “but I remember when he was with TB saying he doesn’t seem that tough…but he got it done. ”

    When he was with the Rays his WHIP was .80.

    ;)

  17. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 31st, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Hi Ray!

    :D

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 31st, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Ray, I’m with Genius on that. The thing that got me with Montero was his hitting. I’ve never doubted that.

    I’ll go with Genius on his catching because Genius, having been a catcher, knows what to look for.

  19. Jerkface May 31st, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    but he still can’t catch and that won’t change…even Seattle has him DH’ing usually

    Catching half the team is DHing usually? Sounds like catching usually. He never had to be a full time catcher to provide value at the position and for the Yankees. And I don’t think anyone has said he was ever going to be even average, but that his bat was worth putting him there.

    Seattle seems to believe so. Even with Olivo back they caught Montero the other day.

  20. The Genius Maker May 31st, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I didn’t say he wasn’t effective and he looked better than he has with us. He used to not walk anyone

  21. The Genius Maker May 31st, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Jerkface I put out Montero’s defensive numbers the other day. The guy is probably the worst defensive catcher in the bigs…he has played less than half the time of Martin and has almost double the passed balls of Martin. he will need to have an OPS of over .825 to be the equal of Martin (at Martin’s poor OPS). If he is not over .825 Montero should never catch.

  22. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Chad, one outfielder that’s being ignored seems to be Kelvin DeLeon with Charleston. Still needs to work on defense, but, the bat is coming along pretty well. Not the power expected but, he’s still young. Not sure about you, but, I’m undecided about the Almonte boys.

    In relief, maybe the 2nd best arm in Daniel Burawa, once he’s healthy. Best arm is Tom Kahnle, but, he also has the worst control.

    Rotation pitchers may include Matt Tracy, who I’ve never seen and Mikey O’Brien, who’s somewhere between Warren’s stuff and Phelps’ ability to use what he has.

  23. luis May 31st, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Point taken Wave. I thought of it as a rational post, rather than a negative one. But I understand where you are coming for as well.

  24. Jerkface May 31st, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Jerkface I put out Montero’s defensive numbers the other day. The guy is probably the worst defensive catcher in the bigs…he has played less than half the time of Martin and has almost double the passed balls of Martin. he will need to have an OPS of over .825 to be the equal of Martin (at Martin’s poor OPS). If he is not over .825 Montero should never catch.

    1. Let Montero breath before smothering him. He will never be a good, or even average catcher, but give him a chance to improve. That is why he needs to play at the position.

    2. Wow so he only needs to have an 825 OPS to be worth it? Great, most scouts, baseball people, and fans think that he is perfectly capable of it.

    I read your stuff and I don’t buy that type of analysis of adding OPS points to Martin or whatever. And I don’t know where you got double? This year Martin has 3 PB, 19 WP. Montero has 4 PB 7 WP.

  25. The Genius Maker May 31st, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    jerkface, normally I wouldn’t nit pick but because you chose to define what “usually” was I thought I would correct you. the word usually DH means that he DH’s more often than he catches. So far he has started 21 out of 53 games Seattle has played (39.6%)

  26. luis May 31st, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Later guys

  27. The Genius Maker May 31st, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    JF… you are a numbers guy so you should buy into the OPS situation as it is a great to compare defense which otherwise blinds people into thinking it isn’t a big deal. yesterday Bourjos caught a swisher play and Ibanez let an easier fall in front of him, but because Ibanez didn’t look like he could get it nobody says boo… and the .825 would be equal to Martin and right now everyone think martin isn’t a good starter…so Montero better be at .850 to be an average starting catcher. Hey maybe he can be Piazza?

  28. Jerkface May 31st, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    You implied it as if there was a colorful split between his catching/DHing or that Seattle use of him validated your criticism, when that isn’t the case. He has started 25 games at DH and 21 at catcher. Seems like the Mariners are getting him plenty of work at catcher!

    Maybe with Olivo back he will catch less, but he could catch 60-80 games at this rate (if he heats up they will play him, because Olivo is actually one of the worst defensive catchers in the game) which is just fine for his first year in the big leagues.

  29. Jerkface May 31st, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    JF… you are a numbers guy so you should buy into the OPS situation as it is a great to compare defense which otherwise blinds people into thinking it isn’t a big deal. yesterday Bourjos caught a swisher play and Ibanez let an easier fall in front of him, but because Ibanez didn’t look like he could get it nobody says boo… and the .825 would be equal to Martin and right now everyone think martin isn’t a good starter…so Montero better be at .850 to be an average starting catcher. Hey maybe he can be Piazza?

    No I don’t think passed balls and SB’s are equal to OPS points. Its apples to oranges. Being a numbers guy doesn’t mean I take some made up number theory you came up with and go ‘Oh numbers, I know these things! Hooray!’.

  30. The Genius Maker May 31st, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    SB’s absolutely impact OPS Jerkface, I have no idea how you can say otherwise. If a batter gets 30 SB’s and gets caught 10 times, he added 10 bases (general SABR thoughts are 2 SB’s for every CS) and you could add 10 bases to that guys slug for adjusted OPS.

    Nothing is made up?

  31. The Genius Maker May 31st, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Right, so usually he isn’t catching…and that is without Oliva. Why the need to correct it?

  32. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 31st, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    “I didn’t say he wasn’t effective and he looked better than he has with us. He used to not walk anyone”

    Genius, he’s walked one person since he’s taken over the closer role, and that was last night. And with Diaz’s fluctuating zone, who knows if that walk last night was even a legitimate 4 ball walk. (called strike, ball, ball, called strike, foul, ball)

    I for one am so happy we have him. Imagine where we’d be with no Mo and DRob out ’til the middle of June!

    Boy the Yanks are like the walking wounded!!!

  33. The Genius Maker May 31st, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    JF, I just read that you felt I was implying a huge split as if he only caught 10% of the game or so…I wasn’t, but understand you stance now

  34. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 31st, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    GO TIGERS, DAMMIT!

    :)

    Later y’all.

  35. Jerkface May 31st, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    SB do not actually impact OPS. You would have to come up with a separate stat for that. There is a reason SABR people do not just add an arbitrary number to a player’s OPS to determine whatever. And moreover, I would not add defensive stuff to Martin’s OFFENSIVE OPS. That would make Brett Gardner like … Ultra Barry Bonds, given how much he steals offensively and robs defensively.

    And as for your usually comment, I’ve corrected it because your usage of it was both incorrect and misleading.

  36. The Genius Maker May 31st, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Trish, I didn’t send my blog but here it is. Agreed about the strike zone…I wrote mine early this morning. I said to my son that this is time for Soriano to show why we got him…and he has come through
    http://www.stevewigdor.blogspot.com/

  37. yankeefeminista May 31st, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I don’t know of posted here but Romine has been cleared for baseball activity as per his twitter.

  38. yankeefeminista May 31st, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Sorry for typos sending fr iPhone on way to Trenton game.

  39. The Genius Maker May 31st, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    JF, you then don;t understand the entire reason people look at stats. the idea is to get a better understanding of the value of the player. OPS is a very good stat for measuring offense, but it does not take into account the players speed. Your comments indicate that if Gardner had an OPS of .750 and Swisher had an OPS of .750 they would be equal…adding the extra bases that Gardner has added (turning a single into a double) is not only a logical thing to do…it is more accurate…and very easy.

    BTW, while you might think it doesn’t make sense, when I expressed it to Bill James (probably 15 years ago), he thought it was very logical.

  40. tomingeorgia May 31st, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    luis,
    Back from the dead, feeling OK, just give me a day or two. Just wanted you to know I wS eound.

  41. Jerkface May 31st, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Your comments indicate that if Gardner had an OPS of .750 and Swisher had an OPS of .750 they would be equal…adding the extra bases that Gardner has added (turning a single into a double) is not only a logical thing to do…it is more accurate…and very easy.

    No this is a ridiculous assertion. Of course 2 players with equal OPS but various defensive or base running qualities would not, in truth, be equal players. I’m saying I disagree with the very rough way in which you go about it.

    It is not really accurate, or logical, to merely turn singles into doubles. We know with run expectancy and the run values of individual actions that singles, doubles, and all that jazz have different values to a team. A single+steal is still likely to be less valuable than a straight double and the difference from single to double is actually greater than double to triple, but adding a base for each steal accomplishes both so what value are you using? So I do not agree with just adding or subtracting from an OPS and calling it a day.

    If Bill James thought it was so logical, I find it amusing he didn’t do it / write about it.

    There are stats like wOBA which includes steals. And I am more annoyed by you using the DEFENSIVE numbers and adding it to the players OPS, which just moves things wildly out of whack!

  42. Jerkface May 31st, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    And you’re talking about the break even point on run expectancy of a stolen bases, but that is the break even point! If you steal at the break even point all you’re doing is breaking even on run expectancy, so its not like you gained all that OPS because you threw away your gains by BREAKING EVEN.

  43. Jerkface May 31st, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    (And the break even point can change depending on inning, runs needed to win/tie, outs in the inning, which base you’re stealing, and so on, but the general break even is going to be close to 74-75% than 2/3)

  44. tomingeorgia May 31st, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    The meeting of the ecclesiastical synod is beyond my facilities as the moment. All hail stats.

  45. comet May 31st, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Tom in Georgia hope things went well! Hope you are back with us soon. Good to see you on Blog. Take care my friend!

  46. tomingeorgia May 31st, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks, Comet. The incision doesn’t hurt as much as what it took care of. Still hazy with the anesthesia. I’ll be back in form in a day or two.

  47. The Genius Maker May 31st, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Too much to cover JF, but I think you are far too rigid in your thinking and need to see beyond what is given us. w OBA has some weighted measures that many of us do not agree with. run expectancy is a pretty good tool to value the hits, but somewhere in the translation there is an issue because the numbers get skewed IMO. Not sure I agree that the difference between a double and a single and a SB has more value from a double when you take into account the added drain on a pitcher when a fast guy is on base (to offset the possible extra base from a double when a guy is on base and it is not a grounds rule double). But at 2-1 it does give you an extra base and it is pretty close.

    BTW, while your James comment was a “shot” I think it is because a guy like James is always tinkering and is smart enough to understand that nothing is absolute. He did say “defensive stats are less than useless.” Honestly that was 15 years ago though so maybe he has softened a little.

  48. The Genius Maker May 31st, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Jerkface May 31st, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    And you’re talking about the break even point on run expectancy of a stolen bases, but that is the break even point! If you steal at the break even point all you’re doing is breaking even on run expectancy, so its not like you gained all that OPS because you threw away your gains by BREAKING EVEN.
    ******

    NO…you only count the SB’s above that point. From my previous example, 30 SB and 10 CS equals 10 extra bases

  49. Jerkface May 31st, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    He did say “defensive stats are less than useless.” Honestly that was 15 years ago though so maybe he has softened a little.

    15 Years ago UZR, +/-, and DRS and all the new defensive stats didn’t exist, so I’m sure he agreed that errors and fielding percentage were useless.

  50. MTU May 31st, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Glad to see you made it Tom.

    Heal quickly and well.

  51. Jerkface May 31st, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    If you have fault with with wOBA I don’t see how you can possibly expect me to enjoy your straight conversion of stolen bases into doubles, which is far more problematic.

  52. Nick in SF May 31st, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    “MarcCarig Should of driven to Detroit.”

    From a writer, no less. :cry:

  53. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Tom,

    Happy to see that the docs removed the useless parts and left the good parts alone. Heal well and get ready for a tough summer of yankee rooting.

  54. tomingeorgia May 31st, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    mr MTU,
    Thanks. Feel better than I have any right to.

  55. tomingeorgia May 31st, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    GB7,
    I guess I have my appendix left, as far as spare parts go. Go Yanks! And thanks.

  56. mick May 31st, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    mr tom
    glad to see you back, congrats!

  57. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    any time, Tom. Remember, nothing more strenious than lifting a slice of pizza and a can of Coor’s Light. Gotta watch that diet at your age.

  58. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Yanks are lucky going against the tigerettes. Only need to go up against Verlander.

  59. Against All Odds May 31st, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Good to know you’re ok Tom. Hoping for a speedy recovery

  60. champ809 May 31st, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    From a high ceiling prospect p.o.v the Yanks system is loaded with OF’ers

    Top tier- Mason Williams, Ravel Santana, Slade Heathcott, Jake Cave and Tyler Austin
    Ravel is my personal fav as I love his 60+power/70 runner combo but Tyler is obviously running away with everything from this group right now…

    2nd tier- Abe Almonte, Zoilo Almonte, Melky Mesa, Kevin DeLeon, Ramon Flores and Ben Gamel
    I think Abe Almonte and Ramon Flores are most likely to emerge from this group and move up to that 1st tier group…Abe’s skillset and makeup scream special and I have a funny feeling that he may be Cano like in the sense that his performance when he finally makes the show will outstrip his overall production in the minors and more validate the elite skills he flashes during those times when he’s locked in.

  61. Triple Short of a Cycle May 31st, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    From a high ceiling prospect p.o.v the Yanks system is loaded with OF’ers

    ——————————————————————————

    That’s what we heard about their pitching too

  62. tomingeorgia May 31st, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    mr mick, AAO, and all,
    Thanks.

    GB7, my dinner request was for a cheese steak and onion rings and a beer. which the queen granted. I’m sure killer would approve, though the surgeon probably wouldn’t. And so to bed!

  63. yankee21 May 31st, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    From a high ceiling prospect p.o.v the Yanks system is loaded with OF’ers…

    Since Cashman took over full control in 2006, from what I can tell NY has produced (4) OF to regularly start in a ML outfield; A. Jackson, Gardner, Melky and Jose Tabata. Additionally, all 4 of these guys were drafted before 2006. Maybe I am missing a player or two…

    4 OF in 6 years.

    What’s the feeling out there on these results? IMHO this is not a good result, especially for an organization that has the resources NY has at its’ disposal.

    Is this a case of not enough coaching, poor coaching and/or poor drafting? Or is it 6 years of bad luck?? I don’t think NY can use the excuse of low draft choices anymore as LAA seems to be in a similar boat draft position wise and somehow they’ve been able to turn out pretty good talent.

  64. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Austin and sanchez with back to back doubles for Charleston.

    Marshall with 3 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout

  65. Against All Odds May 31st, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Is this a case of not enough coaching, poor coaching and/or poor drafting?

    ————-

    Maybe it’s all three. Rich has said more than once you would like to believe the org. is run very well but when it comes to things like developing they are not as good as they should be.

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