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Yankees prospects: Week 13 minor league review

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The trade deadline moved some of the Yankees’ biggest minor league performers but all four affiliates remain in first place.

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The Yankees used their minor league system aggressively to fill gaps on the major league roster over the last week. Some of the strongest performers in the Yankees system over the last three months moved on to other teams in return for players who can help the 2021 Yankees in the chase of a playoff spot. For the most part the affiliates continued winning with Somerset regaining a piece of first place.

Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre RailRiders

Record: 47-26, 1st Place in the Triple-A (Northeast); 2.0 GA

Past Week: 2-3 vs. Syracuse Mets

Upcoming: Home vs. Worcester Red Sox; 41-35

The RailRiders struggled through a week of bad weather while watching several teammates move on to other teams. The team lost Hoy Park, who led the team in batting average, runs, and home runs on the season, while their other consistent offensive force — Chris Gittens —has been on the IL with a sprained ankle. Recent starting rotation addition Glenn Otto also moved on to Texas, and his spot in the rotation was filled by Josh Maciejewski coming up from High-A. The infield trio of Andrew Velazquez, Kyle Holder, and Armando Alvarez have all put together strong runs through most of July and will have to continue pacing the club as they head into a series with a talented Worcester team this week.

Players of Note:

Andrew Velazquez: 23 G; .333/.429/.590, 3 HR, 7 2B, 2 3B, 10 SB

Kyle Holder: 20 G; .298/.408/.351, 3 2B

Greg Weissert: 13 G; 0.87 ERA, 20.2 IP, 18 K, 10 BB

Armando Alvarez: 13 G; .314/.340/.667, 4 HR, 6 2B

Double-A Somerset Patriots

Record: 48-29 T-1st place in the Double-A (Northeast)

Past Week: 5-1 vs. Reading Fighting Phils

Upcoming: Home vs. Bowie Baysox (Orioles); 46-30

Somerset continued their winning ways over the past week, pulling back into a first-place tie with the Portland SeaDogs after going 5-1 on the road in Reading, PA. Although they lost Janson Junk and his 1.78 ERA in a trade with the Angels for Andrew Heaney, Ken Waldichuk stepped up big with six shutout innings and recent arrival Johny Brito made a strong Double-A debut on Sunday afternoon. Next up for the Patriots will be a showdown with a talented Bowie team powered by Adley Rutschman, one of the best prospects in all of baseball.

Players of Note:

Brandon Lockridge: 17 G; .314/.355/.571; 5 HR, 3 2B

Oswaldo Cabrera: 14 G; .293/.349/.517, 3 HR, 4 2B

Ken Waldichuk: 8 G; 3.35 ERA, 43 IP, 62 K

Ron Marinaccio: 20 G; 2.02 ERA, 35.2 IP, 58 K

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

Record: 50-28, 1st place in the High-A East (Northern); 10.5 GA

Past Week: 3-3 vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks (Nationals)

Upcoming: Away vs. Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets); 30-46

The Renegades saw two-thirds of their talented middle infield trio traded away when Ezequiel Duran and Josh Smith were moved to Texas as part of the Joey Gallo trade. With a lot of movement around the team, a fun home run race is developing amongst Renegades teammates Josh Breaux and Anthony Volpe. Both have 17 home runs on the season, placing them in a tie for second place in the Yankees minor league system. Volpe’s been the most impressive Baby Bomber of 2021, but Breaux deserves kudos for turning his season around — after a dismal .488 OPS in May, he’s posted a .930 OPS with 15 homers in just 47 games.

Players of Note:

Anthony Volpe: 17 G; .333/.407/.652, 5 HR, 7 2B

Chad Bell: 14 G; .392/.466/.842, 7 HR, 2 2B

Josh Breaux: 37 G; .319/.383/.667, 14 HR, 8 2B

Sean Boyle: 8 G; 2.66 ERA, 23.1 IP, 29 K

Low-A Tampa Tarpons

Record: 54-23 First place in the Low-A Southeast (West Coast) 8.0 GA

Past Week: 6-0 vs. Palm Beach Cardinals

Upcoming: Away* vs. Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins); 38-38
*Games on August 3rd, 4th, and 8th are listed as “Not open to the Public”

With trades and rumors swirling around the Tarpons this week, they still managed to sweep a six-game series from the Palm Beach Cardinals. After losing offensive force Trevor Hauver in the trade for Gallo. the team did not miss a beat. They have now scored 559 runs on the season with a +216 run differential. Many of the players that kick-started this offense in the early goings have either moved up or been dealt, but in a tribute to the Yankees’ amount of young talent, they’ve continued to score runs at a prolific pace. One of the Yankees’ top pitching prospects, Clarke Schimdt, made his second rehab outing for the team, tossing three strong innings on his path back to the Bronx.

Players of Note:

Everson Pereira: 19 G; .361/.446/.667, 5 HR, 5 2B, 3B

Jasson Dominguez: 15 G; .241/.338/.373, HR, 3B, 2 2B

Aldenis Sanchez: 13 G; .469/.519/.612, 7 2B

Edgar Barclay: 19 G: 2.24 ERA, 52.1 IP, 0.88 WHIP, 78 K – Promoted to High-A during the week.

Florida Complex League Yankees: L, 6-9 (7) vs. FCL Tigers East

SS Alexander Vargas: 2-4, R, SB, CS
2B Cooper Bowman: 2-4, HR, 2 R, K
C Antonio Gomez: 1-1, HR
PH-C Hemmanuel Rosario: 0-3, 2 K
CF Raimfer Salinas: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
1B-DH Anthony Garcia: 1-3, HR, 2 RBI
3B Marcos Cabrera: 0-1, 2 BB
DH Ben Rice: 0-2, BB, K
RF Kyle Battle: 0-2, BB
LF Stanley Rosario: 0-3 2 K

Harold Cortijo: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Nolan Martinez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Edward Paredes: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Kenlly Montas: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Game 2: W, 3-0 (7)

SS Trey Sweeney: 1-1, 2 BB, 2 R
CF Madison Santos: 2-3, 3B, 2B, 2 RBI, K (11 XBH and 9 SB in 15 games this season)
DH Steven Sensley: 0-3, 3 K
1B Tyler Hardman : 0-3, RBI
2B Benjamin Cowles: 0-2, BB, K
LF Grant Richardson: 0-2 BB, K
C Agustin Ramirez: 1-3
3B Nelson Gomez: 1-3, R
RF Jake Pries: 0-3, K

Juan Carela: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Jarod Lessar: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Christian Sumoza: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Dominican Summer League Yankees 1: W, 5-4 vs. DSL Cardinals Blue

SS Hans Montero: 3-4, 2B, BB, 2 SB, R
CF Fidel Montero: 1-3, 2 BB, SB, 2 K
RF Felix Negueis: 0-4, BB, K
3B-1B Enger Castellano: 1-3, BB, K
LF Christopher Familia: 0-4, RBI, K
C Manuel Palencia: 0-4, 2 K
1B Omar Martinez: 1-3, BB, K
PR-2B Alex Garcia: 0-0, R
LF Alan Mejia: 1-3, 3B, BB, R, K
2B-3B Jared Serna: 2-3, BB, 2 R

Allen Facundo: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
Miguel Vargas: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
Ruben Castillo: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Dominican Summer League Yankees 2: L, 5-6 vs. DSL Brewers 2

SS Dayro Perez: 2-4, 2 SB, R, RBI, 2 K (13 SB in 15 games this season)
RF Daury Arias: 0-5
CF Willy Montero: 1-4, 2 K, CS
LF Joel Mendez: 0-3, BB, 2 SB, R
DH Ramiro Altagracia: 2-4, R, 2 K
2B Brenny Escanio: 1-4, 2B, K
C Jesus Rodriguez: 0-4, K
3B Ronny Rojas: 1-1, 3B, 2 R, RBI, SF, 2 K
1B Edinson Duran: 0-3, BB, R, K

Gerardo Abrego: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Geremias Peguero: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Juan Espana: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 K
Daniel Salas: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K