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Yankees 2021 Rule 5 Draft Protection Preview

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The clock is ticking on the Yankees’ front office. Friday is the deadline for the team to protect Rule 5 draft eligible prospects by adding them to the team’s 40-man roster. Doing so will be a tad more challenging this season because the 40-man is currently full, so we could be in for a handful of roster moves over the next 48 hours.

Pinstriped Prospects has the list of all minor leaguers in the organization who are draft eligible. Today, I’ll briefly touch on a bunch of prospects who deserve the most consideration for a roster spot. I’ve included their position, age, highest level reached, and MLB Pipeline ranking if applicable. One final note before getting into the prospect snapshots: pitching prospect Randy Vasquez is not eligible, as we found out Monday.

DoTF: Medina K’s 10, prospects’ homers galore

News & Notes

  • Gleyber Torres was hit in the hand in his final at-bat with Scranton tonight. Hopefully he’s okay and can rejoin the Yanks as planned for Friday’s opener against the Orioles.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

A 9th inning comeback fell short as the RailRiders fell 5-3 to Buffalo.

  • Starting Pitcher: LHP Matt Krook: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K – 60% strikes…has 106 K in 86 IP
  • In Relief: RHP Nick Nelson: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K – 58% strikes…rare to see 4 unearned runs but there ya go
  • In Relief: RHP Sal Romano: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K – 63% strikes for Tri-State Sal
  • Rehab Watch: SS Gleyber Torres: 1-3, 1 HBP – the aforementioned HBP is one to watch
  • Leftovers: Only 5 hits in this one…Trey Amburgey had 2 of them, Rob Brantly had a double and Greg Allen had a triple

Double-A Somerset Patriots

Game 1: The Pats won game one of the doubleheader over Bowie 3-2 behind a strong start for Luis Medina.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Luis Medina: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 10 K – 67% strikes…both runs were on solo homers…great to see a strong K/BB ratio for him
  • In Relief: RHP Kevin Gadea: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K – 71% strikes
  • In Relief: RHP Addison Russ: 1.0 IP, zeroes, 1 BB, 1 K – 52% strikes
  • Offensive Star: 1B Dermis Garcia: 1-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI – all runs scored on his homerun
  • Leftovers: Oswald Peraza was 0-2 with a walk and a k…Oswaldo Cabrera went 1-2 also with a walk and a k

Game 2: They lost game 2 7-4 despite a great offensive display from Oswald Peraza.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Jhony Brito: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 3 BB, 4 K – 60% strikes…got beat around in this one including allowing 2 homers
  • In Relief: RHP Zach Greene: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K – 50% strikes
  • Offensive Star: SS Oswald Peraza: 4-4, 1 R, 3 RBI – 4 singles and drove in 3
  • Leftovers: Oswaldo Cabrera and Josh Breaux were both 0-4…Mickey Gasper had 2 hits and 2 runs scored.

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

Game 1: HV lost game one 2-0 against Greensboro because they couldn’t muster any offense against former first round pick Quinn Priester.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Mitch Spence: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K – 65% strikes
  • In Relief: RHP Freicer Perez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, zeroes, 1 K – 67% strikes…lowered his ERA from 5.74 to 3.72
  • First Round Watch: DH Anthony Volpe: 1-3
  • Leftovers: None really…Elijah Dunham had a single and the team had 5 hits total.

Game 2: The ‘Gades hit 3 homers in this one but it wasn’t enough to overcome a rough pitching performance that gave up 8 runs in the 6th inning. They lost 10-7.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Matt Sauer: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K – 65% strikes…love to see high K numbers
  • In Relief: LHP Matt Minnick: 0.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 0 K – 36% strikes…never seen a line like this before
  • In Relief: RHP Carlos Espinal: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 2 K – 83% strikes…gave up a big 3 run homer
  • Volpe Watch: SS Anthony Volpe: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI – hit his 11th homer in High-A and is now back to hitting over .300 and OPS’ing over 1.000
  • First Round Watch: C Austin Wells: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI – great to see him have a strong game
  • Homer Watch: RF Elijah Dunham: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI
  • Leftovers: The other hits came from Everson Pereira, Andres Chaparro, Eric Wagaman, and Eduardo Torrealba

Low-A Tampa Tarpons

The Tarpons lost 9-6 to Bradenton. Keeping with the farm theme of the day, they squandered a late-inning lead. Tampa committed 5 errors in this one.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Juan Carela: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 5 K, 2 HR – 53% strikes…has a 12.46 ERA in Tampa after a 1.46 ERA in the FCL
  • In Relief: LHP Clay Aguilar: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K – 72% strikes…that’s a tough luck loss if I’ve ever seen one
  • In Relief: RHP Carson Coleman: 0.1 IP, zeroes – 80% strikes
  • Martian Watch: CF Jasson Dominguez: 0-4, 1 BB – continues to get on base and great to see 0 K’s
  • First Round Watch: SS Trey Sweeney: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 3B 1 R, 2 RBI – OPS’ing .967 now after the rough start to A ball
  • Offensive Star: 1B Anthony Garcia: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI – has a ludicrous 1.262 OPS
  • Leftovers: Antonio Gomez had a double…Benjamin Cowles had a homer…Tyler Hardman had a double

The FCL Yankees game was postponed.

DSL Yankees 1 won 7-3

DSL Yankees 2 lost 9-2

DoTF: First-rounders hit HR’s to lead the way

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

The RailRiders game against Syracuse was postponed and will be made up July 7.

Double-A Somerset Patriots

The Patriots are currently getting hammered 10-3 in the 8th inning against Richmond. Instead of a full breakdown, here are homeruns hit by Luke Voit and Oswald Peraza:

High-A Hudson Valley Renegades

The Renegades beat the Jersey Shore BlueClaws 8-4 in this one behind a strong offensive performance from James Nelson moving to 24-16 on the season.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Reid Anderson: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 K – 49% strikes sounds about right for that pitching line
  • In Relief: RHP Barrett Loseke: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K – 57% strikes and has 37 K in 24 IP on the season
  • In Relief: RHP Nick Ernst: 2.2 IP, zeroes, 5 K – 74% strikes…dominant outing to pick up the win
  • In Relief: RHP Derek Craft: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K – 54% strikes for the 6’8″ right-hander
  • Offensive Star: 3B James Nelson: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 2B, 3 RBI
  • Multi-hit Watch: 2B Oliver Dunn & RF Frederick Cuevas went 2-4…Dunn had a triple and Cuevas a double
  • Leftovers: Josh Breaux & Elijah Dunham each hit a double

Low-A Tampa Tarpons

Anthony Volpe hit two homeruns, including a walk-off in the 9th to give Tampa a 7-6 victory over the Bradenton Marauders. They are now 28-13 on the season.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Beck Way: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 1 K – 47% strikes…struggled with control in this one
  • In Relief: RHP Matt Sauer: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K – 69% strikes…surprised they left him in for that long and for 85 pitches
  • In Relief: RHP Trevor Holloway: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K – 50% strikes…got a blown save and a W in the same game.
  • Offensive Star: DH Anthony Volpe: 3-5, 2 HR, 1 3B, 3 R, 4 RBI – huge game bringing his OPS to 1.033. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him get a call-up to High-A soon
  • Offensive Star 2: C Austin Wells: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
  • Leftovers: Trevor Hauver, Andres Chaparro, & Pat DeMarco each had one hit to round out the offense.

DoTF: Tarpons Win a Wild one in Dunedin

Triple-A, Double-A, and High-A were all rained out today.

Single-A Tampa Tarpons

Can the Tarpons hit for the Yankees? They pulled out a 13-10 victory today to move to 17-7 on the season.

  • Starting Pitcher: RHP Matt Sauer: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K – 59% of his pitchers were strikes in this solid outing for the 2019 second rounder.
  • In Relief: RHP Trevor Holloway: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2BB, 2 K – 64% strikes and got the win because wins are a stupid stat.
  • In Relief: RHP Carson Coleman: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K – only 12 of his 30 pitches were strikes. Wild thing.
  • In Relief: RHP Wellington Diaz: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K – 55% strikes. Deserved the win
  • In Relief: RHP Zach Kohn: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 1 K – 34% strikes. Lots of walks in this one.
  • In Relief: Nelvin Correa: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – 59% strikes. At least he didn’t walk anyone.
  • First Round Watch: SS Anthony Volpe: 0-4, 2 BB, 1 K
  • First Round Watch: C Austin Wells: 1-5, 2 R, 1 RBI
  • Hauver Heat Check: 2B Trevor Hauver: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB
  • Offensive Star: RF Jake Sanford: 4-6, 2 R, 3 RBI
  • Offensive Star 2: LF Elijah Dunham: 2-5, 1 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI
  • Offensive Star 3: DH Carlos Narvaez: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI

Hopefully the rain lets up and we can get some more minors action to close out this MDW.

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