BBDP May 5th: Zoilo and Musty homer, Betances see saws again

Zoilo AlmonteBBDP MVP: Zoilo Almonte: 3/8, HR (3)

Triple-A RailRiders: Double Header

Game One: W 5-1 at Gwinnett. W: Betances (2-2) They finally got a game in.

Corban Joseph: 1/3, 2 R, BB, K, E (3) (.274) It’s too bad for him he didn’t get any at bats in the majors, but he really didn’t fit their needs at this point.
David Adams: 1/3, R, 3B, 2 RBI (.314) He would fit the Yanks needs perfectly right now, but can’t be called up until May 15th. If Chris Nelson is still sucking by then, he has a shot to get called up.
Zoilo “Zee” Almonte: 2/4, R, HR (3), 2 RBI, K (.295) 13 for his last 34 (.382) with two homeruns. Good to see him rolling in Triple-A. He could be a useful piece in the outfield next season.
Ronnier Mustelier: 1/4, K (.182) Good to see him back in the lineup.
Melky Mesa: 1/4, 2 K (.253)
Addison Maruszak: 0/4 (.254)
Dellin Betances: 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K (6.00 ERA) No hits through five innings of work. Such an enigma.

Game 2: W 2-1 at Gwinnett. W: Bootcheck (4-0) S: Miller (2)

Corban Joseph: 1/3, BB (.276)
David Adams: 1/3, BB (.315)
Zoilo Almonte: 1/4, K (.293)
Ronnier “Musketeer” Mustelier: 1/2, 2 R, HR (1), RBI, BB, SB (1) (.231) How long until he replaces Ben Francisco?
Melky Mesa: 1/3, 2B, 2 K (.255)
Chris Bootcheck: 6.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 3 K (0.60 ERA) He has been nothing short of fantastic here. If he keeps this up someone has to give him an opportunity even if it’s not the Yankees right?

Double-A Trenton: L 1-5 vs Richmond. L: Bleich (0-1)

Ramon Flores: 0/4 (.263) Cooled off after a hot start. Seven for his last 37 (.189), although he still has eight walks in the last 10 (.333 OBP)
Jose Pirela: 0/4, R (.224)
Tyler Austin: 2/4, 3B, RBI, K (.266) Had a homerun in yesterday’s game too. I think he’s about ready to break out.
Kyle Roller: 0/4, 2 K (.297)
Slade Heathcott: 1/4, 3 K (.198) Was over the Mendoza line finally until the last at bat.
Neil Medchill: 0/4, 2 K (.292) I don’t think this batting average is sustainable at his current strikeout rate.
Caleb Cotham: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, K (3.96 ERA) Not sure why he came out early today.
Jeremy Bleich: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, K (4.8 ERA) Little implosion.
Danny Burawa: 1.1 IP, H, 0 ER, K (3.18 ERA) No earned runs in his last 10 innings pitched. Looking good after missing all of 2012 with an injury.
Tom Kahnle: 2.0 IP, H, 0 ER, BB, 2 K (2.08 ERA) Burawa, Kahnle, and Pinder are filthy at the end of games for Trenton. 16 strikeouts in 13 innings this season.

High-A Tampa: W 8-2 at Fort Myers. W: Allen (3-1)

Mason Williams: 1/5, 3 K (.241)
Ben Gamel: 1/5, 2 RBI, 2 K (.255) He’s slowed down significantly since his hot start.
Robert Refsnyder: 2/5, R, 2B, SB (5), E (6) (.377) The guy can flat out hit. He also has 12 SB already on the young season.
Gary Sanchez: 2/4, R, 2B, RBI, BB (.269)
Dan Fiorito: 1/4, 2 R, SB (2) (.400)
Scottie Allen: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K (4.75 ERA)

Low-A Charleston: L 2-5 at Delmarva. L: Gerritse (2-2)

Jake Cave: 2/5, SB (1) (.277)
Cito Culver: 0/3 (.212) This is going to be a lost season for him. Learning to bat righty against right handers is going to be a very, very long term project for him.
Claudio Custodio: 0/1, K (.276). He replaced Culver in the game. 11 for his last 31(.355) with six stolen bases in the last 10 games. He could be a major comeback player this season. He does have solid tools and great speed.
Greg Bird: 0/4, E (3) (.283) He has a .425 OBP on the season.
Dante Bichette Jr: 0/4 (.186) Horrific start to the season. Hope he turns it around.
Peter O’Brien: 3/4, R (.313) Gotta love his start to the season, though I’d love to see some more balls leave the yard.
Taylor Dugas: 0/3, RBI, BB (.256)
Dietrich Ens: 2.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 BB, 3 K (0.61 ERA) First earned run of the season.

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6 Responses to BBDP May 5th: Zoilo and Musty homer, Betances see saws again

  1. Mike Baker says:

    if the yankees are smart they will call up mustelier

    • John says:

      They won't call him up until he gets some more at bats, but by then Youklis and Granderson will be back. There won't be a spot for Mustelier until somebody else gets hurt.

  2. Matt_DC says:

    I was at Trenton's Saturday blowout loss in Richmond. Tyler Austin looked great, mashing a homer to left center. J.R. Murphy looked good at bat, but terrible behind the plate. Two swinging third strikes he couldn't block turned into base runners, and both came around to score. Flores looked uncomfortable at the plate but showed off a great arm in left. Heathcott was intense, with three hits including a hustle double.

    The player that impressed me the most (for one game (ha)) was Jose Pirela. He was terrific at second and the ball flew off his bat. My wife referred to him as 'that guy who hits the ball hard.'

  3. gene h says:

    the yankees need new ball players now

  4. Joe says:

    Yankees are drafting wayyyyyyyy to many Latin players IMO and it's coming back to haunt them. Due to their poverty line a much larger % of Latin players are on PED's so your not drafting or purchasing the player that u actually believe u are getting 70% of the time. Not saying American players aren't also using PED's but u can bet your bottom dollar there are a lot less 17-19 year olds artificially enhanced on US soil opposed to their counterparts in Central America. We need less 16 year olds who are really 19-20 and more US breed dirt dogs. Just my opinion, and watch Heathcott be the next stud out the farm system.

    • The Yankees don't draft Dominican players. How it works is that the Yankees draft 40 players each June out of American high schools and colleges (Puerto Rico counts too) and then in July they sign Dominican born players as international free agents. These are mutually exclusive in that one has no impact on the other (or at least very little). The Yankees don't draft fewer players when they sign more kids from the Dominican and they don't sign more draft picks if they don't sign as many from the DR.

      For the record, the Yankees have done very well when it comes to signing players out of the DR and it has been a huge part of the reason why they have had decent farm systems in recent years. Heck, the Yankees wouldn't have their best player on the team without the IFA's from the DR.

      As for your steroid accusations…be careful what you say because what you just said comes off extremely racist especially considering the players considered the biggest PED cheats are mostly American — A-Rod, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Ryan Braun — so I don't know where you get off attacking Latin players.