Man, the Yankees' AA team is deep despite the fact that the best Thunder players this season are playing with Scranton at this point. Lance Pendleton is the latest Yankee taking 78W toward Scranton-Wilkes Barre.
All the stats are from www.milb.com
Austin Romine is the man to watch in Trenton, and he's still slapping out hits: 4 hits and 2 BB in the last 5 games. He'll never generate the Montero home run headlines, but as a defensively MLB ready backstop, he's just got to keep hitting.
There's so much more after the jump, you just have to see it for yourself.
You want your 2009 draft fast-riser? His name is Adam Warren, and he's pitching in Double-A. After cruising through 81 innings in Tampa (72 hits, 17BB, 67K), he's been about the same in Trenton. Don't let his ugly start against Binghamton fool you; despite walking only one over 5 innings, he allowed 4ER and another unearned, he remains a name to watch as the minor league season winds down.
George Kontos is likely to be among the Yankees in the Arizona Fall League this season. As a pitcher trying to reclaim his future with the big club, the hitter friendly AFL doesn't seem like the best place to be. His clean inning of work on Sunday brought his ERA down to 4.43. In his 20 innings of work at AA, he's allowed 23 hits, 8 BB but only 14K. For a guy whose strikeouts have always been his calling card, this is not a great sign.
Here's a great piece in which Kontos remembers an almost trade from the prospect's perspective.
Corban Joseph made a good first impression last week by announcing his presence with authority: a double, a triple, 2R and 2RBI in his first game at Double-A. The fleet footed 2B continues to impress, collecting 4 hits in 5 games (including another double and another triple), walking 5 times (including 3 times last night) and scoring 4 runs.
Andrew Brackman looked like the Andrew Brackman of old in his Friday night start. 4BB-5K, 4.2IP and 3ER.
JB Cox was once one of those guys on everyone's top prospect list. Not so much these days, and this week was a microcosm: on Friday he threw 2 scoreless innings despite 2BB and a hit; last night he went 1.1 with 2 hits and a run. That's not the way to AAA.
Damon Sublett returned to the Thunder lineup after missing the last few months with a thumb injury. He's picked up where he left off, hitting a fair amount with plenty of patience. In his 5 games since coming off the DL, he's only got 3 hits but he's scored 5 runs.