Making his professional debut after signing a below-slot $1.2M deal due to an “abnormality” in his shoulder, first rounder Ty Hensley allowed three runs in two innings for the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Yankees this afternoon. The first inning was rough, going double, homer, line out, strikeout, walk, walk, ground ball. Hensley allowed two singles to open the second before getting a ground ball double play (run scored) and another grounder to escape the jam. All told, he allowed the three runs on four hits and two walks in two innings.
ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel was in attendance and clocked Hensley at 90-93 with some 95s, saying he threw three pitches (presumably fastball, curve, changeup) and was rusty with his command and delivery. After a two or three month layoff from game action, that’s understandable. The 95s are an indication that the shoulder abnormality is nothing serious, at least in theory.
Stinks. Cut him.
Leo's Thought Of The Day
I like that we have another prospect to track.
Notables for next year:
Banuelos, Campos, Austin, Adams, Williams, Romine, Sanchez, Montgomery, Hensely, probably a couple others I'm forgetting
Hensley and Lail debut, some news on Rookie Davis and when he'll be back.
Derek Jeter is a lucky man.
If most everything goes well next yr we definitely won't be in the same position we are this yr that we don't really have anything of serious trade value above A ball
I'm practicing with the Tampa team on August 18th.
Hope the studs are still there!
Leo's Thought Of The Day
Two minor health updates: C Austin Romine is out with the flu and LHP Shaeffer Hall has been placed on the DL with a toe problem. Nothing major, but how the hell do you get the flu in July?
Triple-A Empire State is still playing. I’ll update this post once the game is over.
Double-A Trenton (2-1 win over Altoona) they faced former Yankees first rounder Gerrit Cole
2B Jose Pirela & SS Addison Maruszak: both 0-4, 1 K
3B David Adams, RF Zoilo Almonte, CF Melky Mesa & 1B Luke Murton: all 1-3 — Almonte hit a solo homer (not off Cole) and struck out … Mesa scored a run
DH Kevin Mahoney: 0-3, 2 K
C J.R. Murphy: 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 K
LF Rob Segedin: 1-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI — the double was off Cole
RHP Brett Marshall: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 8/4 GB/FB — 48 of 72 pitches were strikes (67%) … when the Yankees failed to sign Cole in 2008, Marshall received the team’s largest signing bonus in that draft
RHP Kelvin Perez: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1/3 GB/FB — 28 of 48 pitches were strikes (58%)
RHP Ryan Pope: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — 15 of 25 pitches were strikes
High-A Tampa (6-4 win over Charlotte in 11 innings)
CF Ramon Flores: 4-6, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 SB — 11 hits in his last 26 at-bats (.423)
LF Adonis Garcia, SS Jose Mojica & 1B Jose Toussen: all 0-5 — Garcia walked and scored … Toussen struck out
DH Slade Heathcott: 1-3, 1 R – was pinch-hit for in the eighth for an unknown reason
PH-DH Kelvin Duran: 0-3, 2 K
RF Tyler Austin: 4-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB — threw a runner out at second and drove in the go-ahead run in the 11th
1B Kyle Roller: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 HBP, 1 E (fielding)
C Kyle Higashioka: 2-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K — picked a runner off second with a snap throw
3B Hector Rabago: 1-5
RHP Shane Greene: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 1 HB, 5/2 GB/FB — hooray FIP
RHP Sean Black: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1/1 GB/FB
RHP Branden Pinder: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GB/FB
LHP Aaron Dott: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 3/0 GB/FB – one of those walks was intentional
Low-A Charleston (10-5 win over Greenville)
LF Eduardo Sosa: 1-6, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
SS Cito Culver: 1-4, 1 R, 2 BB — up to 60 walks on the season
CF Ben Gamel: 3-5, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI — 14 hits in his last 44 at-bats (.318)
RF Rob Refsnyder: 3-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP — got picked off first and he threw a runner out at third
3B Ali Castillo: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 HBP
C Francisco Arcia: 2-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
DH Kelvin DeLeon: 1-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
2B Jamiel Orozco: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E (throwing)
1B Rey Nunez: 4-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
RHP Bryan Mitchell: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 7/2 GB/FB
LHP Dan Mahoney: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
RHP Charlie Short: 1.1 IP, zeroes, 3 K, 1 HB, 0/1 GB/FB– recently signed out of an independent league
RHP Nick Goody: 1 IP, zeroes, 1/1 GB/FB
The Rookie GCL Yanks had their game suspended due to rain after just one batter. CF Abe Almonte led the game off with a double and that was it. They’re going to complete the game on August 10th. Meanwhile, Short Season Staten Island had a scheduled day off.
Ramon Flores is the type of prospect that should get better as he gets older. If he makes it to the ML, I bet he'd turn out to be a better ML player than a MiL player. He has the 'tools' that translate well to the ML level.