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Yankees prospects: Week 11 minor league review

Top prospects are excelling across the Yankees’ minor league system.

MiLB: JUN 29 Florida Complex League - Blue Jays at Yankees Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Yankees continue to see promising signs across their minor league system. Even with players on the move constantly, three of the four full season affiliates remain in first place within their given division. More exciting than the wins is the progress that many of the Yankees’ top prospects have shown across the minor leagues.

Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre RailRiders

Record: 41-21, 1st Place in the Triple-A (Northeast); 3.5 GA

Past Week: 4-1 vs. Worcester Red Sox

Upcoming: Home vs. Rochester Red Wings (Nationals); 27-37

After losing two series in a row, the RailRiders rebounded with a big week against the Worcester Red Sox, who had started the week in a second place tie in the division. The RailRiders rotation was on point, as they did not allow more than three runs in any of the five games played this week. Weather affected the team at the end of the week, postponing Luis Gil’s Saturday afternoon start after just 19 pitches. The upcoming week could be very challenging for Scranton as injuries and illness at the major league level have created a near unprecedented amount of roster movement since last Thursday evening.

Players of Note:

Matt Krook: 5 G; 19 IP, 2.37 ERA, 24 K

Greg Weissert: 9 G; 12.2 IP, 0.71 ERA, 13 K

Reggie McClain: 12 G; 22 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1 R, 0 ER, 27 K

Double-A Somerset Patriots

Record: 40-25, 2nd place in the Double-A (Northeast); 1.0 GB

Past Week: 2-4 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants)

Upcoming: Home vs. Altoona Curve (Pirates); 35-28

The bevy of roster moves at the major league level caused movement on the Somerset roster as well. Donny Sands and Matt Pita moved up to Scranton in order to fill gaps on the roster. In addition, one of the bedrocks of the Somerset rotation, Glenn Otto, had already moved up a few days earlier. In a hotly contested series with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the Patriots were unable to hold several late leads and lost not just the series but the division lead as the Portland SeaDogs picked up four games in six days on the Patriots.

Players of Note:

Oswald Peraza: 13 G; .396/.439/.623, 2 HR, 4 2B, 3B, 5 SB

Oswaldo Cabrera: 36 G; .277/.311/.582, 9 HR, 16 2B (This is since he returned from the Olympic Qualifying tournament)

JP Sears: 13 G; 43.2 IP, 2.47 ERA, 62 K, 1.10 WHIP

Isiah Gilliam: 14 G, .333/.447/.615, 2 HR, 5 2B

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

Record: 43-23, 1st place in the High-A East (Northern); 6.5 GA

Past Week: 4-3 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks

Upcoming: Away vs. Aberdeen Iron Birds (Orioles); 36-29

Even in a week where they managed a series win by the slimmest of margins, the Renegades continued to stretch out their division lead. The arrival of Anthony Volpe and Jacob Sanford helped the team continue to thrive even after star shortstop Josh Smith hit the injured list. This coming week, the Renegades will see second-place Aberdeen for six games. They will also have to play the series without Barrett Loeske and Shawn Semple, who are heading to Double-A Somerset.

Players of Note:

Josh Breaux: 26 G; .370/.434/.740, 10 HR, 7 2B

Elijah Dunham: 23 G; .310/.389/.548, 4 HR, 8 2B, 8 SB

Josh Maciejewski: 5 G; 26 IP, 2.42 ERA, 33 K

Pablo Olivares: 16 G; .364/.407/.545, HR, 7 2B

Low-A Tampa Tarpons

Record: 45-20, 1st place in the Low-A Southeast (West Coast); 4.0 GA

Past Week: 5-2 vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers

Upcoming: Home vs. Clearwater Threshers (Phillies); 32-33

The Tarpons have outscored their opponents by an amazing 189 runs so far this year. Even as players such as Anthony Volpe, Josh Smith, Elijah Dunham, and Jake Sanford have been promoted to High-A Hudson Valley, the team keeps on scoring runs at an incredible pace. In the past week recently promoted Yankees prospects Jasson Dominguez, Everson Pereira, and Ryder Green have chipped in to keep the Tarpon offense rolling.

Players of Note:

Everson Pereira: 9 G; .412/.500/.676, 2 HR, 2B, 3B

Jasson Dominguez: 5 G; .400/.429/.700, HR, 3B, 2B

Austin Wells: 26 G; .298/.440/.595, 5 HR, 2 3B, 6 2B

Trevor Hauver: 23 G; .373/.505/.573, 2 HR, 7 2B, 3B

Florida Complex League Yankees: Off on Monday

The Yankees saw two players win awards as part of the Dominican Summer League. 18-year-old left fielder Joel Mendez won player of the week and is currently hitting .350/.458/1.000 with four home runs and a double through six games. Jose Guzman used 6.1 IP of scoreless pitching to win the Dominican Complex League pitcher of the week. He was part of the combined no-hitter on opening day.

Dominican Summer League Yankees 2: W, 14-7 vs. DSL D-backs 2

CF Daury Arias: 3-4, 2B, BB
SS Dayro Perez: 3-3, 2 BB
C Jesus Rodriguez: 1-3, BB, SF
LF Joel Mendez: 1-2, HR, 3 BB
3B Ronny Rojas: 0-2, 3 BB
RF Mauro Bonifacio: 1-5, 2B
2B Brenny Escanio: 0-2, BB, CS
DH Carlos Verdecia: 0-2, 2 BB
1B Miguel Torres: 1-3, BB, CS

Henry Lalane: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Kevin Aparicio: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, BB, 4 K
Daniel Calderon: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB

DSL Yankees 1: L, 6-7 vs. DSL Rockies

SS Hans Montero: 1-3, BB, SB
DH Fidel Montero: 0-1, 3 BB, 2 SB
RF Felix Negueis: 2-3, SB
LF Christopher Familia: 0-4
3B Enger Castellano: 1-3
C Omar Martinez: 0-3, BB
CF Willy Montero: 0-4,
2B Jared Serna: 1-3, SB
1B Oscar Silverio: 0-2, BB

Donys Garcia: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, BB, 2 K
Allen Facundo: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Wilser Barrios: 2.1, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, BB, 3 K