Monday, June 23, 2008

Prospect Update: Pitchers

The Yankees have a day off today before heading out to Pittsburgh, so today seems like a good day to check out what the prospects are up to:
AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre:
Starters:
Daniel McCutchen: Struck out 52 in 53 IP in AA, with a 2.55 ERA, but has struggled so far since his promotion to AAA with 26 K's in 37.1 IP with a 4.34 ERA
Alan Horne: He spent a lot of time on the DL this year, but in the 24.1 innings he has pitched, he has pitched pretty well, with 22 strikeouts and a 3.70 ERA
Relievers:
Scott Paterson: The big righty has thrown 30 innings out of the bullpen this year, with 32 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA
David Robertson: The little righty has thrown 29.2 innings in AAA this year, with 43 K's and a 1.82 ERA after throwing 18.2 innings in AA with 26 strikeouts and a 0.96 ERA
JB Cox: About to come off the DL, he has 12.1 IP in Scranton with a 0.73 ERA. In 6.2 IP in Trenton, he had a 1.35 ERA and in 6 IP in Tampa, he had a 3.00 ERA after rehabbing from Tommy John surgery last season
AA Trenton:
Starters:
Alfredo Aceves: In 97 IP between Tampa and Trenton, he has 72 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.95
Eric Hacker: Like Aceves, he started the year in Tampa, and between Tampa and Trenton he has thrown 78.1 innings with 59 strikeouts and a combined 2.07 ERA
Jason Jones: A 2.49 ERA in 86.2 IP
Chase Wright: Remember him? In 64.1 IP this year, he has a 2.56 ERA
Relievers:
Anthony Claggett: He came over in the Gary Sheffield trade, and has 25 strikeouts in 27.1 ERA, along with a 1.32 ERA
Mark Melancon: Another guy coming off TJ surgery, has struck out 43 batters in 51 IP between Tampa and Trenton, with a 2.29 ERA
High A Tampa:
Starters:
Ryan Pope: Currently on the DL, but has a 2.81 ERA in 51.1 IP
Christian Garcia: Formerly a top prospect, but can't stay healthy, though the potential is still there. He threw 24.1 innings before going back on the DL with a 4.38 ERA and 31 strikeouts
Zach McAllister: In 85.1 IP between Charleston and Tampa, he has a 2.64 ERA and 70 K's
Relievers:
Jonathon Hovis: In just 14.1 IP, he has 14 strikeouts and a 1.88 ERA
Low A Charleston:
Starters:
Jairo Heredia: 40 K's and a 2.98 ERA in 42.1 IP
Dellin Betances: 64 strikeouts, but 40 walks, in 55 IP, with a 4.09 ERA
Relievers:
Jonathan Ortiz: The closer, he has 39 K's and a 1.85 ERA in 34 IP