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    Re: 2017 Yankee minor league news and notes..

    zimmer & happ were clear strictly inferior options vs what they got. jimenez might have a really high offensive upside, sano-like even. i don't really see the additional risk here but it's basically defense/position flexibility vs a bit higher power upside.


    a lot of error bar space on the above view, particularly concerning the players' ability to generate flyballs. but this is something that can be taught by the org
    always reasonable

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    Littell finally with a Littell like start.

    7IP. 6H. 0R. 6K. 0BBs. 91 pitches. 6GO-1FO

    Promote this man. A joke he didn't start in AA.
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    Re: 2017 Yankee minor league news and notes..

    Quote Originally Posted by ClownPickle View Post
    Littell finally with a Littell like start.

    7IP. 6H. 0R. 6K. 0BBs. 91 pitches. 6GO-1FO

    Promote this man. A joke he didn't start in AA.
    That's the line I wanted to see out of him.

    The problem is that whole staff needs to be promoted. Rogers, Acevedo, Littell, and Clarkin could all make the jump. At least they are all relatively young still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob035 View Post
    That's the line I wanted to see out of him.

    The problem is that whole staff needs to be promoted. Rogers, Acevedo, Littell, and Clarkin could all make the jump. At least they are all relatively young still.
    Rogers and Littell are IMO most deserving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob035 View Post
    That's the line I wanted to see out of him.

    The problem is that whole staff needs to be promoted. Rogers, Acevedo, Littell, and Clarkin could all make the jump. At least they are all relatively young still.
    Acevedo was promoted.
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    Acevedo was promoted.
    And starts for the first time at AA tomorrow!
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    Scored 11 without Fowler. One helluva lineup they have in Scranton.

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    Frazier walkoff double. It wasn't the result of beating a drawn-in OF with a flyball that would have otherwise been caught - it was an opposite field bomb off the base of the OF wall almost 400 feet away.



    As an aside, that movement/step-back he does with his back foot seems unusual - who else does that? Also, some of his swing reminds me a bit of Piazza for some reason.
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    that foot shifting is a lot of why to me, his swing seems unbalanced if he swings really hard. he'd be twisting and moving the front foot as well if that happens.

    fast wrists, pretty piazza-like in that respect
    always reasonable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankyfan View Post
    I guess we see things differently on this one...
    I'm with you on this one. From what I understand, he hit a shot down the line that landed fair, and he thought it was heading foul, and didn't run out of the box. If this is close to what happened, then pulling him from the game, and giving him a talking-to, is very much the right move.


    And it seems that this is all that was. No suspensions. Didn't miss a game at all. Right back in the lineup the next day.


    Good move all around by the skipper there.

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    I think Bird will replace Carter. Carter is the 1B right now, but I expect Bird to take over when he finally comes back. And Austin, if he's not traded, offers more than Carter does.
    I totally agree re: Austin. The comment regarding Bird was in regard to "replacing" Carter on the 25 man. I fully understand Bird will come back and be the "starting" 1B. I stand by my comment that Carter will not be DFA'd until Austin completes his rehab. With the amount of time he has lost, I fully expect him to spend some time in AAA.

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    Trying to F with their top prospect. Sounds about right.
    But yet you continue to flame your favorite player for being "lazy". A good lesson for the kid.

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    Who is pitching for Tampa tonight?
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    Makes a LOT of sense to trade Clint. Use his prospect profile for the greater good.
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    Nice to see some recognition for Scranton.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mbn007 View Post
    Nice to see some recognition for Scranton.

    https://www.milb.com/milb/news/tools...72/t-185364810

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    Best lineups

    Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees): Much has been made of New York's youth movement at the Major League level, but the bats one level below haven't been disappointing either. The RailRiders lead the International League in each slash-line category at .275/.346/.435, and their .781 OPS trumps second-place Charlotte (White Sox) by nearly 30 percentage points. No. 2 prospect Clint Frazier is the biggest name, but Dustin Fowler has been the most productive top-10 prospect on the squad. First baseman Ji-Man Choi leads the team with a .968 OPS, while 2014 seventh-rounder Mark Payton places second at .911. The fact that the Yankees' highest Minor League affiliate is getting production from all over will do little to quell the enthusiasm in the Bronx.
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    Triple-A Durham (Rays): Looking for K's? There's no better place to find them than Durham. The Bulls boast two of the top four pitchers in the Minors in strikeouts in Jacob Faria (62 in 42 1/3 innings) and Brent Honeywell (59 in 45 2/3 innings). (Note: some of Honeywell's innings are from his two starts at Double-A Montgomery to open the season.) Ryan Yarbrough gives Durham three pitchers who average at least one K per inning, and the bullpen has five hurlers who've made at least 10 appearances while still producing an ERA of 2.00 or lower. When Jose De Leon completes his rehab, there will be even more reasons for the IL South leaders to get excited.
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    Re: 2017 Yankee minor league news and notes..

    Updated wRC+:

    Fowler - 144
    Wade - 142
    Frazier - 130
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    Re: 2017 Yankee minor league news and notes..

    Wade only has 3 games at 3B. He should really be playing there more. Most obvious upgrade need at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch Catch View Post
    As an aside, that movement/step-back he does with his back foot seems unusual - who else does that? Also, some of his swing reminds me a bit of Piazza for some reason.
    Does he do that all the time? Will have to watch him more closely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusto View Post
    Does he do that all the time? Will have to watch him more closely.
    Looks like it. Here's that pull homer from t he other night we were admiring:

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    Looks like it. Here's that pull homer from t he other night we were admiring:
    Odd. If anything, you'd think the step would be forward with his momentum, especially pulling the ball.

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    Solak was a player that I was curious about before the season. Second rounder who received a good chunk of bonus pool money. And he hasn't disappointed.

    First full season in pro ball. He skips low-A and goes right into FSL, a very pitcher-friendly environment.

    He's at 135 wRC+ and controlling the K zone, 17.5 BB% and 14.7 K%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch Catch View Post
    Looks like it. Here's that pull homer from t he other night we were admiring:

    Is the idea that because of his insane bat speed it somehow helps him wait longer?

    Like it's almost like he's waiting so long to swing, that he uses that leg to balance himself. Just guessing here.
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    Re: 2017 Yankee minor league news and notes..

    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo_T View Post
    Solak was a player that I was curious about before the season. Second rounder who received a good chunk of bonus pool money. And he hasn't disappointed.

    First full season in pro ball. He skips low-A and goes right into FSL, a very pitcher-friendly environment.

    He's at 135 wRC+ and controlling the K zone, 17.5 BB% and 14.7 K%.
    He's an OBP machine, no doubt. The question with Solak has always been his defense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClownPickle View Post
    Is the idea that because of his insane bat speed it somehow helps him wait longer?

    Like it's almost like he's waiting so long to swing, that he uses that leg to balance himself. Just guessing here.
    I don't know, but I do know it's counter-intuitive to everything they teach about the basics of hitting - you want a good base and to be hitting off your back foot in the most general interpretation of things. Shifting your back foot around during a swing is usually a cardinal sin. - you load the back leg and then transfer the weight forward through the swing. It's the origin of all the power/momentum of the lower half. When the weight is transferred through the swing you might pivot your back foot a bit, or even move it slightly (think Frank Thomas) through the swing finish, but I don't know that I've ever seen such a deliberate back foot displacement, almost perpendicular to the pitcher. It goes against so much of the generally accepted fundamentals of a baseball swing.

    I wonder what the swing looks like in super slow motion - that is, I wonder exactly WHEN his back foot moves. If it's an instant after contact then it's irrelevant, but I can't tell from the GIFs because it happens so fast.
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