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Seedling to Stars on Andrew Brackman

Seedling to Stars comes to us with many great articles on the Yankees.  Here is the latest one on Andrew Brackman. Here is a snippet of the article click the link below to read the rest of the piece…..

Many popular opinions of pitching prospects are formed from general scouting reports. While these reports are invaluable resources, they can’t always be trusted. Hundreds of minor league hurlers are credited with “mid-90′s velocity,” but very few MLB starters actually have that grade of heat, for example. It’s incredibly frustrating to hear about a pitcher with “a mid-90′s heater and plus curve,” only to have him come up to the big leagues and show a fastball that averages 90.5 mph and a slider.

When a pitcher come up to the majors, we can finally get a foolproof reading on what exactly his arsenal is comprised of, thanks to the great Pitch F/X system. In this series, I analyze just that–the “stuff” of recently-promoted MLB pitchers. Now that they’ve achieved their big league dreams and thus factor directly into the MLB picture, it’s high time that we know exactly what these guys are providing.

This time, I’m taking a look at Yankees reliever Andrew Brackman.

Formerly a top prospect, Andrew Brackman imploded in Triple-A in 2011, walking as many batters as he struck out and posting a well-deserved 6.00 ERA. The 6’11″ righthander turns 26 in December, so he’s not particularly young, and his struggles in pro ball (with the exception of a strong 2010) made many doubt whether he’d ever have a significant major league career.

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Morning Bits: Mets Block Yankees, Cano & Tex flip flop, Postseason, Joba

Today is the last day of the regular season.  Teams to keep a close eye on tonight are Tampa and Boston who are still both tied for the wild card.  Also last night Atlanta lost and the Cardinals won so now they are tied as well.   Enjoy the exciting last day of the season everyone.

and here are your morning links

* Yankees were blocked by the Mets from putting their AAA team in Newark for one season while their stadium got redone.  If you hated the Mets before now you will really hate them for this.

* With only a couple days left in the season Girardi has flipped flopped Cano and Teixeira in the batting order.  Looking forward to hearing what all you think of this move.

* The Yankees are very eager for the postseason to start.

* Joba helps build a walking track in his home state.

AL East Wild Card

AMERICAN W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
Tampa Bay 90 71 .559 46-34 44-37 699 607 +92 Won 4 6-4
Boston 90 71 .559 45-36 45-35 872 733 +139 Won 1 3-7

NL East Wild Card

NATIONAL W L PCT GB HOME ROAD RS RA DIFF STRK L10
St. Louis 89 72 .553 45-36 44-36 754 692 +62 Won 1 7-3
Atlanta 89 72 .553 47-33 42-39 638 601 +37 Lost 4 3-7

Minor Night-Cap 6/21/11

Scranton L 8-1

SWB lone run came in the first inning when Jesus Montero singled in Greg Golson.  Taking the loss tonight was Phelps who went 5 innings giving up 12 hits 1 homerun and 6 earned runs.

Trenton L 13-5

2B: Lyerly (1), Joseph, Co (18), Pirela (11).
HR: Gil (5).
RBI: Gil 2 (16), Lyerly 2 (2), Pirela (22).

Pitching – Not so good for Yankee phenom Betances.

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Betances (L, 3-3) 2.1 4 7 6 4 1 0 2.61
Okamoto 2.2 5 2 2 0 2 0 3.06
Hernandez, Fe 2.0 5 4 4 1 1 2 5.82
Arias, W 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.55
Arbiso 0.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 5.48

Tampa W 11-9

2B: Castro, K (4), Almonte, A (11), Ibarra, W (16).
HR: Almonte, Z (11), Mahoney (5), Higashioka (4).
RBI: Almonte, Z (38), Castro, K 2 (14), Almonte, A (22), Mahoney (20), Higashioka 3 (16), Ibarra, W (34), Segedin (1).

Pitching

Tampa Yankees
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Allen, S (W, 3-4) 5.0 8 6 5 1 3 1 7.21
Quintana (H, 4) 2.0 3 2 2 1 4 0 1.74
Whitley (S, 6) 2.0 4 1 1 1 2 1 1.75

Staten Island W 1-0 F/12

Staten Island won in the bottom of the 12th when Cody Grice hit a sacrifice fly scoring Angelo Gumbs.

Pitching

Staten Island Yankees
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garrison, St 5.0 4 0 0 1 4 0 0.00
Lewis 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Martinez 4.0 2 0 0 0 8 0 0.00
Montgomery 1.0 0 0 0 2 3 0 4.50
Recchia (W, 1-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.25

GCL W 3-2

2B: Taveras, D (1), Rosario, J (1), Calderon, Ye (1). RBI: Taveras, D (1), Austin (1), Custodio (2).

Bichette Jr. had a walk and strikeout.

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cotham 2.0 2 2 1 1 3 0 4.50
Morton 5.0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
De La Cruz, Jl (W, 1-0) 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Minor Night-Cap 6/20/11

SWB W 2-0

Scranton scored there first run of the game in the bottom of the 2nd when P. J. Pilittere doubled (1) in Jordan Parraz.  They scored the other run in the 4th when Jordan Parraz doubled (13) in Brandon Laird.  Pitching in the win was Warren who moves to 6-2 he went 7 innings striking out 8 and only giving up 2 hits.

Tampa W 10-3

Tampa got on the board quickly in the top of the first when Walter Ibarra homerd (5) scoring Abraham Almonte.  In the top of the 6th Kyle Higashioka hit a solo home run (3).  Tampa scored four runs in the 8th two when Walter Ibarra doubled (15) in a Emerson Landoni and Abraham Almonte.  Romanski got the win moving his record to 6-5.   He went 7 innings striking out 11.

Staten Island W 8-3

Some doubles in this game by : Grice (1,), Castillo, Al (1), Nunez, R (1). Cito Culver had two hits and one walk.  DeLuca went 4 innings striking out 6.

GCL Yankees W 6-5

2B: Snitker (1), Alcantara, A (1). 3B: Luna (1). HR: Snitker (1), Skinner (1) .

Minor Night-Cap 6/5/11

SWB W 3-2

Carlos Silva was suppose to start this game but got pushed back to a later date. Brandon Laird had a game tying RBI single in the bottom of the first that brought home Ramiro Pena.   In the bottom of the second Pena was up and hit a two run shot that gave the Yankees the lead.  The SWB Yankees held onto the lead and won the game.  Montero had no hits and Vazquez had one hit.  Krum had a stolen base and an outfield assist.  Pope got the win in relief.

Trenton W 5-2

Trenton pulled out the win and swept the series.  They are won of the hottest teams in all of Minor League baseball.  Trenton scored two runs in the bottom Joseph knocked in a run with a double and Joseph scored later in the inning on a fielders choice. In the bottom of the second Trenton scored three more runs.  Johnson hit a two RBI single to give Trenton five runs.  Johnson had three hits on the day.  Heyer pitching 6.1 innings to get the win striking out five and giving up two earned runs.

Tampa W 3-1

In the bottom of the second Murton singled which scored Grote.  In the bottom of the sixth inning Place hit a ground rule double that knocked in a run.  Grote hit a sac-fly for an RBI.  Heredia got his fifth win of the season.  He pitched seven innings giving up one earned run.

Charleston L 4-2

Slade Heathcott homered to lead off the game it was his fourth one of the season.  In the top of the ninth DeLeon singled home Sanchez.  Taking the loss in the game was Sneed with his first blown save his record moves to three wins and five loses.

 

Minor Night-Cap 5/30/11

SWB L 8-5

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Krum LF 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .211
Pena, R SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .259
Montero DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .306
Vazquez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .289
Maxwell, J CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .260
Laird 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Russo 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258
Brewer RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .284
Molina C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .214

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Warren 6.0 9 4 4 2 4 0 3.81
Texeira (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 1.0 4 4 2 0 1 0 13.50
Kontos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.13

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Minor Night-Cap 5/28/11

SWB L 4-3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Krum CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 .207
Pena, R 2B 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 .254
Montero C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305
Vazquez DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .296
Maxwell, J RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 .262
Laird 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Russo 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .252
Brewer LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .287
Nunez, L SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .151

Pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Brackman 4.1 1 2 2 6 8 0 6.35
Pope 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.85
Sanit (L, 2-1) 1.2 3 2 2 1 0 1 5.21
Texeira 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

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