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Yankees prospects: Week 10 minor league review

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Three Yankees prospects earned weekly honors in another big week for the minor league system.

MLB: FEB 28 Blue Jays at Yankees Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With the draft in full swing, the newest members of the Yankees organization will soon be joining teams that have been winning at a rapid clip for the whole season. All of the full season affiliates remain in first place, while the FCL Yankees maintain their winning record and the Dominican Summer League teams both got off to a strong start on Monday.

Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre RailRiders

Record: 37-20, 1st Place in the Triple-A (Northeast); 3.5 GA

Past Week: 3-4 vs. Syracuse Mets

Upcoming: Away vs. Worcester Red Sox; 34-24

The RailRiders remain in a bit of a funk, as they lost their second straight series, this time to the last place Syracuse Mets. Matt Krook and Greg Weissert have continued to be outstanding options since their promotions from Double-A. With their lead cut to just 3.5 games, Scranton will head back Worcester for a rematch with the second place Red Sox.

Players of Note:

Hoy Park: 41 G; .342/.495/.575, 8 HR, 8 2B, 3B

Matt Krook: 11 G; 43.1 IP, 2.49 ERA, 16 K

Greg Weissert: 19 G; 21 IP, 0.86 ERA, 28 K (Season totals, Double-A and Triple-A)

Andrew Velazquez: 16 G; .293/.349/.500, 3 HR, 2 2B

Double-A Somerset Patriots

Record: 38-21, 1st place in the Double-A (Northeast); 3.0 GA

Past Week: 3-3 vs. Erie SeaWolves (Tigers)

Upcoming: Away vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants); 33-27

Glenn Otto continues to amaze, as for the fifth time in 11 outings this season he pitched at least five innings without surrendering a run. Most of the damage done against Otto this season occurred in just three games, where he allowed 18 of the 23 runs he has allowed on the season. The Somerset pitching staff as a whole has been outstanding this year, as their collective 2.90 ERA is over half a run better than the second-best mark held by the Harrisburg Senators.

Players of Note:

Janson Junk: 11 G; 1.08 ERA, 50 IP, 54 K, 0.78 WHIP

Glenn Otto: 11 G; 3.17 ERA, 65.1 IP, 103 K, 0.82 WHIP

Diego Castillo: 47 G; .324/.378/.603, 11 HR, 17 2B, 27 K – More XBH than Ks on the season.

Oswald Peraza: 24 G; .304/.373/457, 2 HR, 6 2B, 3B, 5 SB

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

Record: 39-20, 1st place in the High-A East (Northern); 6.0 GA

Past Week: 5-1 vs. Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets)

Upcoming: Away vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks (Nationals); 26-33

The Renegades continued to roll along as they stretched their division lead out to six games. Josh Breaux’s three home run night almost overshadowed the combined no-hitter thrown by the Renegades in the same game. Sean Boyle, in his High-A debut, started the no-hitter off, and it was finished by Nick Ernst and Derek Craft. The Renegades will reportedly receive some more offensive firepower as the Yankees’ 2019 third round pick Jake Sanford has been promoted from Low-A to join the team.

Players of Note:

Josh Breaux: 21 G; .405/.467/.823, 9 HR, 6 2B – High-A East Player of the Week

Elijah Dunham: 18 G; .308/.392/.538, 3 HR, 6 2B, 6 SB

Sean Boyle: 12 G; 32.1 IP, 1.95 ERA, 37 K, 12 BB (Combined Low-A and High-A)

Barrett Loseke: 11 G; 29.1 IP, 1.84 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 45 K

Low-A Tampa Tarpons

Record: 40-18, 1st place in the Low-A Southeast (West Coast); 2.5 GA

Past Week: 4-2 vs. Dunedin Blue Jays

Upcoming: Home vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers; 21-36

The Tarpons’ offense had several flashbacks to the opening week of the season, as they dropped 21 and 14 runs in the opening games of their two doubleheaders this week. One of the Yankees’ top centerfield prospects, Everson Pereira, took advantage of his promotion to Low-A and won the league player of the week award.

Players of Note:

Everson Pereira: 4 G; .500/.550/.944, 2 HR, 3B – Low-A Southeast Player of the Week

Randy Vasquez: 12 G; 45 IP, 2.40 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 52 K – Low-A Southeast Pitcher of the Week

Trevor Hauver: 16 G; .429/.565/.633, HR, 3B, 5 2B

Jake Sanford: 22 G; .346/.440/.551, 4 HR, 4 2B – Reportedly promoted to High-A

Florida Complex League Yankees: L, 5-9 at FCL Phillies

SS Alexander Vargas: 1-2, 2 BB, R
CF Madison Santos: 1-4, RBI
C Antonio Gomez: 2-4, 2B, R
RF Anthony Garcia: 1-4
LF Raimfer Salinas: 0-3
DH Ryder Green: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 K
3B Marcos Cabrera: 0-4, K
1B Alex Guerrero: 1-4, 2 R, 2 K
2B Roberto Chirinos: 1-3, 2B, R

P Juan Carela: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
P Kenlly Montas: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 2 K
P Starling Perez: 2.0 IP, 3 H, R, ER, BB, 3 K
P Christian Sumoza: 1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K (BS, L)

Dominican Summer League Yankees 2: W, 3-0 (no-hitter) vs. DSL Giants 1

CF Daury Arias: 0-3, BB
SS Dayro Perez: 1-3, BB, R, E
3B Ronny Rojas: 2-3, 2B, BB, R (Played in the GCL in 2019)
LF Joel Mendez: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
DH Mauro Bonifacio: 0-4, 2 K
C Jesus Rodriguez: 0-4, 2 K
2B Brenny Escanio: 2-3, 2B, CS (Acquired from Milwaukee as part of J.P. Feyereisen trade in Sept 2019)
LF Alan Mejia: 0-3 (Played in the GCL in 2019)
1B Sergio Vargas: 0-3, 2 K

P Geremias Peguero: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 2 BB, 4 K
P Riordan Oropeza: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 2 BB, 4 K (W)
P Jose Guzman: 3.1 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K — excellent work by the DSL2 staff on the no-no!

Dominican Summer League Yankees 1: W, 9-0 (7) at DSL Twins

DH Fidel Montero: 0-3, BB, 3 K, R
RF Felix Negueis: 2-2, 2 2B, BB, 2 R (Played in GCL in 2019)
PH -RF Anthony Valenzuela: 0-0, HBP
3B Enger Castellano: 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI
LF Christopher Familia: 0-3, K
CF Willy Montero: 0-2, BB, R (6-foot-4, 200 lbs, still just 16-years-old for another month)
1B Omar Martinez: 0-2, BB (Played in GCL in 2019)
2B Jared Serna: 0-2, HBP, BB, 2 R
C Manuel Palencia: 1-3, HBP
SS Darwin Castillo : 0-2, BB

P Yorlin Calderon: 4.0 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 5 K
P Nolberto Henriquez: 2.0 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K (W)
P Ruben Castillo: 1.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K