Some notes before we get to today’s postseason action:
- RHP Dillon Tate and RHP J.P. Feyereisen have been added to the Scottsdale Scorpions roster, according to the Arizona Fall League transactions page. Tate needs all the work he can get right now, so it’s good to see he’s going. The Yankees have one open AzFL roster spot and the hope is it will go to RHP James Kaprielian, assuming his elbow heals up in time.
- Speaking of Tate, Grace Raynor wrote about the right-hander and not just his tough 2016 season, but his rise from unknown high school hurler to fourth overall pick in the draft. “I’m like, ‘Are you sure (you want to trade me)? Because I’m gonna come back,'” he said when asked about the deal.
- 2B Nick Solak and OF Billy McKinney both made today’s Prospect Report. I’m curious to know if the Yankees changed anything mechanically with McKinney. He hit one homer in 88 games with the Cubs and has four in 38 games with the Yankees, including playoffs.
Triple-A Scranton swept their first round postseason series. They’ll play either Gwinnett or Columbus in the best-of-five International League Championship Series. That series doesn’t start until Tuesday, so they’ve got the next few days off.
Double-A Trenton (3-2 win over Reading) they won the best-of-five series in four games … they’ll play either Akron or Altoona in the best-of-five Eastern League Championship Series starting next week .. Akron is up two games to one in that series
- SS Tyler Wade: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K — went 2-for-15 (.133) in the four games
- CF Dustin Fowler: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K — went 5-for-16 (.313) in the four games
- 3B Miguel Andujar: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K — alternated no-hit games with two-hit games in the series
- 1B Dante Bichette Jr.: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K — he went 5-for-13 (.385) and drove in five runs in the four games
- RF Billy McKinney: 2-3, 1 BB — three straight two-hit games to close out the series
- LHP Caleb Smith: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1/5 GB/FB, 1 E (throwing) — 65 of 95 pitches were strikes (68%) … only his eighth start of the season after spending most of it in the bullpen
- RHP J.P. Feyereisen: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/1 GB/FB — 12 of 17 pitches were strikes (71%) … allowed one hit and no walks in four innings in the series … he struck out six
High-A Tampa (5-4 win over Bradenton) the best-of-five Championship is tied at one game apiece
- 2B Jorge Mateo: 1-5, 2 RBI, 1 K — singled in two runs to give Tampa a 4-1 lead in the fourth
- 3B Thairo Estrada: 2-4, 1 R, 1 CS, 1 HBP
- SS Gleyber Torres: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K
- CF Rashad Crawford: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K — still mashin’
- 1B Kevin Cornelius: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K — singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh
- LF Trey Amburgey: 0-4
- RF Tito Polo: 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB — has a hit in all five games since the trade
- RHP Luis Cedeno: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HB, 4/8 GB/FB — 42 of 80 pitches were strikes (53%) … all three runs came on solo homers
- RHP Jordan Foley: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GB/FB — eleven of 19 pitches were strikes
Low-A Charleston (4-1 loss to Rome) they lost the best-of-three series in three games, so their season is over … ’twas a good run
- SS Kyle Holder: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K — went 3-for-11 (.273) with one walk and one strikeout in the series
- 3B Mandy Alvarez: 0-3, 1 BB
- RF Jhalan Jackson: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
- C Luis Torrens & CF Estevan Florial: both 0-4 — Torrens struck out once and went 0-for-11 in the series … Florial twice struck out twice
- 2B Hoy Jun Park: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding) — had exactly one hit in all-three games
- RHP Christian Morris: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HB, 8/0 GB/FB — 49 of 68 pitches were strikes (72%)
Short Season Staten Island was swept by State College in their first round postseason matchup. Their season is over.
The season is over for Rookie Pulaski, Rookie GCL Yanks East, and Rookie GCL Yanks West. None of the three teams qualified for the postseason.