The Farm Report: 8/2/12

Trenton beat Altoona 9-6:
Walter Ibarra started the bottom of the first and scored on a sac fly by Zoilo Almonte.  The Curve tied the game in the top of the second, but Trenton responded.  JR Murphy drew a walk and Rob Segedin followed with a single.  Murphy scored on a single by Yadil Mujica and the Thunder had a 2-1 edge.  David Adams was hit by a pitch in the third and Almonte followed with a homer to right, putting Trenton ahead 4-1.  With two outs int he fourth, Adams and Almonte hit back-to-back doubles.  Murton grounded a single to right, plating Almonte.  Altoona finally got a couple runs back in the fifth, cutting the Thunder lead to 6-3.  Murphy opened the Thunder’s half of the fifth with a single, but was called out at second on a grounder by Segedin.  Mujica lined a single to right, putting runners on the corners.  He stole second and Ibarra singled in both runners.  …

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Let’s Take A Minute And Reset The Landscape

(The following is being syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod)

July was a bit of an eventful month, huh?  The Yankees ended it on a very rough 3-9 streak that saw them lose 6 games by 1 run right after starting the month 10-4 and looking like they were going to...

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Minor League Review: July

Trenton Thunder:
The Thunder had an outstanding July, going 21-10 and finding themselves atop the Eastern Division and six games in front of New Britain.  They have gotten help from both sides of the field, but some particularly strong offensive performances was key to their success in July.  Trenton’s offense is in the top of the Eastern League, as they hit .267/.336/.433 as a team.  They have 95 stolen bases, good for third, and have shown some great power with a league leading 190 homers.  David Adams, who has improved with each passing month, put together a great month, hitting .375/.444/.477 with eleven RBIs.  Melky Mesa has complimented him well at the plate, hitting .324 with four homers, seven doubles and eleven RBIs over the past month.

The Thunder’s pitching isn’t too shabby either.  As a team they have a 3.38 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  Shaeffer Hall has been a good anchor in their starting rotation, and had a 2.03 ERA over six starts in July.  …

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Cashman Turns Water Into Wine With McGehee


Tuesday, Brian Cashman turned Chad Qualls into Casey McGehee and $250,000. It was a win-win for both teams, with the Yankees dumping a struggling relief pitcher, and the Pirates dumping their struggling corner infielder.  In 2012, McGehee has slumped to a...

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A historical perspective on Jeter and Cano

One of the ways fun is had from this seat is using the stat sites to make lists. Just yesterday, a list was created to find the ten worst wOBA scores for Yankees since 1961 with a minimum of 1,000 plate appearances. The thought was that 1,000 plate appearances gave the player at least two equivalents to full seasons to prove how bad a hitter he was. The data includes the time with the Yankees only and not with other clubs. The list came out to look like this from lowest to highest:

  1. Fred Stanley – 1,157 plate appearances, .269 wOBA (1973 – 1980)
  2. Gene Michael – 2,659, .270  (1968 – 1974)
  3. Alvaro Espinoza – 1,528, .270  (1988 – 1991)
  4. Jake Gibbs – 1,795, .274  (1962 – 1971)
  5. Sandy Alomar- 1,005, .278  (1974 – 1976)
  6. Bucky Dent – 2,429, .282  (1977 –  1982)
  7. Bobby Richardson – 4,217, .286  (1961 – 1966) **started career in 1955
  8. Bob Meacham – 1,591, .288  (1983 – 1988)
  9. Tony Kubek – 2,251, -289  (1961-1965)  **started career in 1957
  10. Horace Clarke – 5,143, .289  (1965 – 1974)

As you can see from that list, only Gibbs was not a middle infielder.…

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