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DoTF: Homers galore for top prospects

News & Notes

  • Oswald Peraza has not been traded. He was scratched from Somerset’s lineup due to a personal family matter per Eli Fishman on Twitter
  • The Athletic’s Keith Law was in Somerset this weekend to watch the Patriots and he has notes on Hayden Wesneski, Oswald Peraza, and Dermis Garcia. It’s behind a paywall, so here’s the skinny: Wesneski has reliever risk, Peraza has strong hands and power, and Garcia remains as committed to three true outcomes as anyone.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

The RailRiders lost this one 7-4 to Rochester despite another home run from Hoy Park, his 2nd in 2 days. They are now 45-23 on the year.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Deivi García: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 1 K – 58% strikes…has 38 walks in just 53 innings. Really struggling this year.
  • No relief: RHP Nick Nelson: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 1 K – 54% strikes…nice to know he’s not getting it done in AAA either I guess
  • In relief: RHP Adam Warren: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K – 72% strikes…has a 2.67 ERA in 33.2 IP in AAA, wonder if he could get called back up sometime
  • In relief: RHP Brooks Kriske: 1.0 IP, zeroes, 1 K – 43% strikes…effectively wild as they say
  • In Relief: RHP Nick Green: 1.0 IP, zeroes, 1 BB, 1 K – 47% strikes
  • Hoy Parks One: DH Hoy Park: 1-3, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 BB – see video below of Park’s 2nd straight day with a homer
  • Multi-hit Watch: 3B Armando Alvarez: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
  • Leftovers: Andrew Velazquez had a triple…Socrates Brito, Frederick Cuevas, and Brandon Wagner had a single apiece to round out the offense.

Double-A Somerset Patriots

Fresh off #MedinaWatch, Luis Medina threw nearly 6 shutout innings to lead Somerset to a nice and easy 7-0 win over Altoona. They are now 43-28 overall.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Luis Medina: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 6 K – 56% strikes…a few too many walks, see video of K’s below
  • In Relief: RHP Michael Gomez: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 1 K – 85% strikes!
  • In Relief: RHP Ron Marinaccio: 2.0 IP, 1 H, zeroes – 62% strikes
  • Offensive Star: 2B Jesus Bastidas: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
  • Dermis Blastoff: DH Dermis Garcia: 1-5, 1 HR, 2 K
  • Multi-hit Watch: CF Brandon Lockridge and 3B Oswaldo Cabrera were both 2-5
  • Leftovers: Diego Castillo, Jason Lopez, and Max Burt each had one hit.

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

The ‘Gades singled and walked (12 on the day!) their way to a 10-8 win over Aberdeen pushing them to 47-25 on the year.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Reid Anderson: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 0 BB, 3 K – 63% strikes…got hit around but not walking anyone made the difference today, though he did hit 3 batters
  • In Relief: RHP Alexander Vizcaíno: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K – 68% strikes
  • In Relief: RHP Nelson Alvarez: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K – 67% strikes
  • In Relief: RHP Sean Boyle: 1.0 IP, 1 H, zeroes, 1 K – 77% strikes to pick up his first save…yet to allow a run in 12 High-A innings
  • First Round Watch: DH Anthony Volpe: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 3 R – has 15 home runs on the year now, more power than anyone expected
  • First Round Watch: C Anthony Seigler: 1-4, 2 BB – nice to see the walks
  • Multi-hit Watch: LF Jake Sanford: 2-4, 1 R, 1 BB – .952 OPS in High-A, look for a promotion soon
  • Leftovers: RF Elijah Dunham had a double…CF Pablo Olivares had the other hit…somehow scored 10 runs despite going 3-18 with RISP thanks to those 12 walks.

Low-A Tampa Tarpons

After a close win yesterday, the Tarpons are back to their mashing ways hitting 3 home runs en route to an 8-3 win over Clearwater giving them a 48-23 record.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Jhonatan Munoz: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K – 76% strikes
  • In Relief: RHP Nicio Rodriguez: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 4 K – 69% strikes
  • In Relief: LHP Edgar Barclay: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K – 60% strikes…has 73 K’s in just 48.2 IP
  • Martian Watch: CF Jasson Dominguez: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K – first hitless game with Tampa…bust! jk he still got on base
  • First Round Watch: C Austin Wells: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 K – the hr had a 109 mph exit velo and the double a 106…that’ll play anywhere
  • Hauver Heat Check: 2B Trevor Hauver: 1-2, 1 HR, 2 BB – also hit a 109 mph exit velo homer
  • Homer Watch: DH Evan Alexander: 1-3, 1 HR
  • Leftovers: Ryder Green, Luis Santos, and Pedro Diaz had 1 hit each to round out the offense

Florida Complex League & Dominican Summer League

All had their regular Sunday days off

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DoTF: Hoy Park homerun leads AAA to win

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

The RailRiders won this won 4-1 over the Rochester Red Wings with homeruns from Hoy Park and Armando Alvarez. The win moves them to 45-22 on the season.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Brody Koerner: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K – 69% strikes to pick up his 3rd win of the year
  • In Relief: RHP Greg Weissert: 2.0 IP, zeroes – 62% strikes…has only allowed 1 run in 12 innings in AAA
  • In Relief: RHP Reggie McClain: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K – 68% strikes
  • Offensive Star: CF Hoy Park: 2-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI – has a 1.028 OPS in AAA and cool to see him playing the outfield
  • Homerun Watch: 1B Armando Alvarez: 1-4, 1 HR
  • Leftovers: Socrates Brito and Thomas Milone went 1-4 each…Christian Perez went 2-3

Double-A Somerset Patriots

The Patriots fell 7-1 to Altoona in this one dropping them to 42-28 on the year. They were only able to muster 5 hits and Ken Waldichuk ran out of gas in the 6th.

  • Starting Pitcher: LHP Ken Waldichuk: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 6 K – 64% strikes…clearly ran out of gas in the 6th…has allowed 16 runs in AA after not allowing any in High-A ball
  • In Relief: RHP Barrett Loseke: 2.2 IP, 4 R, 1 BB, 1 K – 73% strikes…gave up 3 hr to put this one out of reach
  • In Relief: RHP Elvis Peguero: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K – 73% strikes…has a 1.93 ERA in 9.1 IP in AA so far
  • Offensive “Star”: 2B Diego Castillo: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI – only XBH and RBI on the day
  • Leftovers: Oswald Peraza, Michael Beltre, Aaron Palensky, and Chase Illig were the only other guys with any hits

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

The Renegades 9th inning rally came up short as they fell 8-5 to the Aberdeen IronBirds and are now 46-25 on the year.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Josh Maciejewski: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 7 K – 70% strikes…great K/BB ratio doesn’t matter when you give up 3 HR
  • In Relief: RHP Carlos Espinal: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 1 K – 64% strikes
  • In Relief: RHP Nick Ernst: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K – 73% strikes…has 62 K in 34.1 IP this year
  • Offensive Star: CF Elijah Dunham: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR
  • Volpe Watch: SS Anthony Volpe: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K – still OPSing over 1.000 in High-A
  • Multi-hit Watch: 1B Chad Bell: 3-4, 1 R
  • Multi-hit Watch 2: RF Pat DeMarco: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • Leftovers: C Josh Breaux went 1-5…DH Anthony Seigler was 0-5 and has a .645 OPS on the year

Low-A Tampa Tarpons

Unlike their usual offensive outburst, the Tarpons pulled this one out 2-1 over Clearwater despite striking out 13 times. They are an absurd 47-23 on the year.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Yoendrys Gómez: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K – 68% strikes
  • In Relief: RHP Anderson Muñoz: 4.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 8 K – 64% strikes…season high 8 K in a huge relief role to pick up the win
  • In Relief: RHP Nelvin Correa: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 1 BB – 57% strikes to get the save
  • Martian Watch: CF Jasson Dominguez: 1-4, 1 2B – has picked up at least 1 hit in all 9 games with Tampa so far. Call him up already amirite?
  • Multi-hit Watch: RF Aldenis Sanchez: 2-3, 1 RBI
  • Hauver Heat Check: 2B Trevor Hauver: 0-4, 2 K – still has a .925 OPS with Tampa
  • First Round Watch: C Austin Wells: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • Leftovers: DH Carlos Narvaez had a home run

Florida Coast League Yankees

They had no game scheduled today.

Dominican Summer League

The two Yankee DSL teams are playing each other and DSL Yankees 2 leads DSL Yankees 1 1-0 in the top of the 4th, though the game is currently suspended due to rain. Here’s the box score.

Prospect Profile: Jasson Dominguez

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The Particulars

  • Position: Outfield
  • Date of Birth: 2/7/2003
  • Bats: Switch
  • Throws: Right
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight: 190lb

His Story So Far

If you’ve followed the Yankees’ organizational comings and goings at all for the past two years, you probably already know something about Jasson Dominguez.  Dominguez, born in Esperanza, Dominican Republic in the same year that Aaron Boone earned his managing gig with a walkoff postseason home run, was the top international draft signee in 2019.  The Yankees spent $5.1 million of their $5.8 million total pool to sign the then-16-year-old, and he has been called the “most hyped and tooled-up international draft prospect in recent memory” by MLB Pipeline. He has been compared to Mickey Mantle and Mike Trout even as most of his peers are celebrating their high school graduations.  While it’s obviously a fool’s errand to try and project the outcome of a major league career onto a teenager, Dominguez, who was named after former Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi, has the kind of reputation the Yankees system hasn’t seen in a while.

Because of the lack of minor league action due to the pandemic last season, “The Martian,” as he’s called due to his other-wordly abilities, did not make his professional debut until very recently.  He participated in minor league spring training, then started the 2021 season in extended spring training.  He didn’t play his first actual game until June 28, when he debuted with the Rookie League Gulf Coast Yankees.  Although he only OPSed .607 (.200/.407/.200) with one RBI and two stolen bases through 7 games/20 at-bats at that level, he was considered enough of a rising star to be named to the All-Star Futures Game earlier this month.  His nomination was itself unprecedented, as Dominguez is the first player to be named to the team without having played full-season ball at any professional level.

After the All-Star break, Dominguez was promoted to Low-A Tampa, where he has spent the last few games in the Tarpons’ lineup.  The sample size is extremely small, but thus far he has thrived, slashing .333/.405/.515 through 33 at-bats.  He has a home run, a double, a triple, and 5 RBIs through eight games, and after the two years’ worth of hype it’s nice to see that he’s having some early success handling professional pitching. 

Mailbag: Hoy Jun Park, Jasson Dominguez, Gerrit Cole’s reduced spin, and more

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Happy Friday, everyone. The mailbag is back after a little hiatus. We have a bunch of good questions to answer this week. As always, please send your questions to viewsfrom314 [at] gmail [dot] com for a chance to be included in future editions. Without further ado, let’s jump in:

DoTF: Eyes on Jasson Dominguez in Tampa as all but Hudson Valley lose

News & Notes

  • Jasson Dominguez watch: Some of the media went over to the team complex in Tampa to get a first hand look at the team’s 18 year-old phenom. He picked up a couple of hits for the cameras, as you’ll see below.
  • More Dominguez: Sounds like he will start in the GCL, which starts its season on June 28. Got a ways to go before his first professional game. (Erik Boland)

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders

The RailRiders fell to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 3-2 (box score). The loss put an end to Scranton’s six-game win streak. They’re now 6-2.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Brody Koerner: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – 38 of 59 pitches were strikes (64%). After giving up an RBI double to old friend Ronald Torreyes in the first, Koerner retired 9 in a row and 11 of his last 13 batters faced.
  • In relief: RHP Braden Bristo: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K – 16 of 34 pitches were strikes (47%)…Addison Russ was supposed to relieve Koerner, but apparently, a roster gaffe forced Bistro in instead.
  • In relief: RHP Nick Nelson: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K – 13 of 18 pitches were strikes (72%). Good to see him go back-to-back outings without a walk (4 IP)
  • In relief: LHP Trevor Lane: 1.0 IP, 1 H, zeroes – 17 of 27 pitches were strikes (63%)
  • In relief: RHP Nick Goody: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR – 23 of 36 pitches were strikes (64%). Took the loss in this one. He entered in the eighth with Scranton down 1-0, only to have his offense give him a 2-1 lead for the ninth. Cornelius Randolph hit a two-run shot in the ninth against him.
  • Hitting star: CF Greg Allen: 2-4, 1 R, 1 SB
  • Holder hurt: SS Kyle Holder: 1-1 – Left after apparently hurting his knee sliding into second base (Conor Foley)
  • Leftovers: LF Ryan LaMarre and RF Socrates Brito went 3-for-8 combined, both with doubles a piece…1B Miguel Andújar had a sac fly

Double-A Somerset Patriots

Elvis Luciano (Blue Jays Rule 5 pick a couple years back, now developing in the minors) shut down the Patriots in New Hampshire’s 7-2 win (box score). The Patriots are now 5-3.

  • Starting Pitcher: LHP Matt Krook: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 K – 43 of 57 pitches were strikes (75%). Pounded the strike zone. Nice performance from one of the Yankees’ minor league rule 5 picks in December. He was most recently in the Rays’ organization.
  • In relief: RHP Carlos Espinal: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR – 27 of 47 pitches were strikes (57%). Took the loss.
  • In relief: RHP Jefry Valdez: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K – 28 of 42 pitchers were strikes (67 percent)
  • Florial watch: CF Estevan Florial: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 CS – no hits and two walks in his last 15 at-bats…has cooled off.
  • Lefotvers: Not much to speak of offensively…SS Hoy Park, C Donny Sands, 2B Diego Castillo, LF Thomas Milone, and RF Michael Beltre all had hits (Beltre’s a double), but the team really couldn’t string anything together.

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

The ‘Gades are back at .500 with tonight’s walkoff 4-3 win over in extras the Aberdeen IronBirds (box score).

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Hayden Wesneski: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K – 36 of 69 pitches were strikes (52%)…2019 6th rounder was effectively wild…got two double plays behind him, recorded 6 groundouts too.
  • In relief: RHP Charlie Ruegger: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K – 27 of 44 pitches were strikes (61%)
  • In relief: RHP Elvis Peguero: 3.1 IP, 1 K, zeroes – 23 of 31 pitches were strikes (74%). What a way to finish this one off. Had to deal with the extra innings rule too. Allowed just one baserunner on an error (Peguero’s own).
  • Prospect Power: SS Oswald Peraza: 2-4, HR, RBI, SB – Video of his homer below…his first of the season….Also now has 8 (!) stolen bases…hitting .265/.342/.412 on the season.
  • Hero in extras: CF Isaiah Pasteur: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K – delivered walkoff single in the 10th.
  • Clutch hitting: 2B Ezequiel Duran: 1-4, 2 RBI, CS – two-run single in the bottom of the eighth tied this one at 3.
  • Leftovers: DH Josh Breaux and RF Pablo Olivares picked up singles…rest of the offense was hitless.

Single-A Tampa Tarpons

The Tarpons have typically been on the other side of blowouts this season. Tonight, Tampa lost 15-4 to Lakeland (box score).

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Blane Abeyta: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 1 WP – 21 of 38 pitches were strikes (55%). Just a brutal performance.
  • In Relief: LHP Ryan Anderson: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2BB, 2 K – 25 of 43 pitches were strikes (58%)
  • In Relief: RHP Carson Coleman: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K – 22 of 38 pitches were strikes (58%)
  • In Relief: RHP Zach Cohn: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 K – 28 of 48 pitches were strikes (58%)
  • In Relief: LHP Clay Aguilar: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – 18 of 25 pitches were strikes (72%)
  • Heat check: DH Trevor Hauver: 1-4, R, 2 K – 1-for-9 in this series, and yet he’s still hitting .407/.514/1.111 this season.
  • First round watch: SS Anthony Volpe: 0-3, 2 BB, K – hitless in last 15 plate appearances, but at least he drew a couple of walks today
  • First round watch: C Austin Wells: 1-5, K
  • Leftovers: 2B Chad Bell, 3B Max Burt, CF Pat DeMarco, and RF Elijah Dunham picked up hits. Bell had a double. Dunham stole his sixth bag of the season.

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