Daily Archives: July 5, 2013

Baby Bombers In Action

Last week we took a look at where a few of our top prospects are currently at in the system and how they’re performing. This week i’ve dug up some videos of these guys. Here’s a look at some of them via various youtube sources:

First up is Gary Sanchez, who is looking more and more like he’ll be ready to join Trenton this year.

Gary facing RA Dickey:

At the 2013 AS Game:

YES magazine discusses the Yankees catching prospects:

Next up is Mason Williams, who has struggled a bit in Tampa this year but has shown signs of life. Hopefully he’ll get it figured out and start producing.

Mason in ST vs. the Jays

Mason vs. RA Dickey

Some coverage from Prospect Team

This from Mike Newman

On to Slade Heatchott, who is in much the same boat as Mason, having been promoted a level but is still adjusting to the league. In Slade’s defense, he’s missed a ton of time to injury over the last several years and has made the biggest leap in the minors. He’s shown signs of getting used to the pitching in AA, but has yet to sustain success.

Slade in the AFL last year

Slade getting some work in

Mike Ashmore, who has tons of videos with a piece on Slade

Tyler Austin follows up Slade as fellow Thunder teammate. He started slow as well but looks like he’s settling in to life in AA ball.

Here’s Mike with some austin footage

And from Mike Newman

And Baseball Instinct

Last but not least here is some footage on rising hurler Jose Ramirez, who caught my attention last year and has continued to impress in 2013. Here’s Mike Ashmore with some video:

That’s it this week for info on the farm. Been a crazy week out here for sure, everyone enjoy the holiday and i’ll see you all again next week. Cheers.

Game 86 Lineup: Orioles vs. Yankees

Time for the Yankees to extract revenge (and to win their 5th straight). Here’s your starting lineup!

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Luis Cruz SS
Chris Stewart C
David Adams 3B

Ivan Nova P

Some Notes:

— There is some good news on the injury front for the Yankees.

Derek JeterDerek Jeter will play for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees tomorrow night as the first game of his rehab assignment. He’s slated to go 5 innings and will play SS.

Alex RodriguezAlex Rodriguez will play for the Tampa Yankees this afternoon at Lakeland.

— Yankees HOPE Week will be from July 8-12.

— If you’re a fan of the Trenton Thunder, the Bat Dog Chase is retiring today after working 10 years on the job. He’s been there since 2003. I felt it was important to address this.

— All-Star voting has ceased as of last night. After the Yankees game tomorrow afternoon, you can watch the All-Star selection show at 6:30 p.m. on FOX. Let’s hope Joe Buck and Tim McCarver aren’t the ones announcing the All-Stars.

Morning Bits

Good morning everyone!

The Yankees completed a sweep of the Twins yesterday by a score of 9-5.

Ichiro Suzuki, Vernon Wells, Zoilo Almonte, Luis Cruz and Travis Hafner lead the way offensively for the Yankees.

David Phelps was sharp until the 7th inning when the Twins managed to cut their deficit from eight runs to four runs with four of those runs charged to Phelps and the other to Boone Logan.

The Yankees will play the Orioles in the Bronx tonight as they start a ten-game home stand that leads into the All-Star break. The next time the Yankees play a road game will be two weeks from today in Boston.

Ivan Nova(2-2, 4.63 ERA) will face Miguel Gonzalez(6-3, 3.77 ERA) in tonight’s game which begins at 7:05 PM ET and will be broadcast by YES.

Now on to today’s news links:

Stephen Lorenzo of the New York Daily News writes that Derek Jeter is close to returning in rehab games.

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Francisco Cervelli has suffered a setback and won’t be returning until August at the earliest.

Wally Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com says Alex Rodriguez isn’t the noble man he’s portraying himself to be.

Derek Goold of the Post-Dispatch.com covers the news that the Yankees will play in St. Louis next year for the first time since 2005.

Have a great day everyone!