Showing posts with label jeremy bleich watch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jeremy bleich watch. Show all posts

Monday, July 13, 2009

Jeremy Bleich Update

Now that we've hit the All Star Break. Its a good time for a check up on Jeremy Bleich's season stats. We all know about his domination of A ball. His performance for Trenton has been questioned though. His ERA is up to 6.00 and he's 0-3. Look at this DIPS stats though. They're not bad at all. 1.78 K/BB isn't great but he's a GB pitcher and his HR/9 is .50. He's been victimized by a .365 BABIP and his FIP of 3.98 is a better indicator of his performance. It'll be interesting to see how he's ranked at the season's end.

I'm Moving

I got an offer to start writing over at the Sliding Into Home Yankees blog and I decided to take it. I've got no hard feelings about my time here and Charlie, Nate, and Domenic have all been great and its been fun writing here. I do not plan on leaving this blog. I will continue the Jeremy Bleich Watch and I'll also continue to make the occasional post here. I'm just going to focus my attention on Sliding Into Home.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Jeremy Bleich's AA Debut

Bleich's Trenton debut wasn't exactly what we were hoping for. The first four innings were fine, he shut down Erie, giving up no runs. After the fifth, when he gave up a run, his line still looked fine. He really ran into trouble though in the sixth inning though when Erire exploded for four runs, Bleich reposnisble for all of them. He only got one out that innings before being replaced.

The final result was him giving up five runs, on seven hits and three walks, in only 5.1 innings, and only four K's. Not good but its just one start.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bleich is Promoted to AA

Mike Ashmore has the news on his blog. He has a long quote from Tommy Phelps, Trenton's pitching coach, on Bleich. I happy to see him get the call. Early on I wasn't sure we'd made the right decision for our prospect watch but he's shown a great deal of potential since then. He definitely deserves the promotion and it'll be exciting to see him tested against higher competition. His first start for Trenton will be Thursday.

I also want to apologize for the missing recaps the past three days. I promise that win or lose I'll have one up tomorrow.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Bleich Dominates Again

Just another great job by Bleich. Through 6.1 innings he he gave up only two runs, one of them earned. He was cruising for the first six innings, striking out six and walking only one. St. Lucie managed to get one run off of him in the top of the fourth but that was largely a result of two errors made behind him in the field. He really ran into trouble in the seventh. He lost his control and gave up two doubles and a wild pitch that inning for the only earned run that St. Lucie would get off of him.

His line for the game:

6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, 11-2 GB/FB

His season numbers are looking great right now and Trenton is going to need a starter soon. Look for Bleich to get a promotion any day. It'll be interesting to see him tested against AA hitters.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Casey Fossum Opts Out

Normally I would bother making a post on a AAA with no shot of making the ML team opting out. However, this might send ripple effects throughout the system. First of all as Chad Jennings notes, Trenton's starter for Saturday is now To Be Announced instead of Ivan Nova. I'm not a big fan of Nova but he's been nothing short of dominant lately and could be in line for a promotion to take Fossum's spot. Personally, I think it would make more sense for Zack McAllister to get the call.

Regardless, somebody is going to get a call up. Another possible effect, the obvious corresponding move to fill the hole in Trenton's rotation would be to promote Jeremy Bleich which is something I'd really love to see. This all just speculation though until something actually happens. They could just sign a random free agent instead.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Bleich Watch

Bleich is slowly establishing himself as a streaky pitcher. He goes through bad patches were he makes me wish we'd picked Zack McAllister for this feature but he also goes through periods were he is really exciting. He followed up one solid start with a dominating performance of shutout innings. His K/BB was 4:1and his GB/FB was 11-6. Very nice job by Bleich to give him twelve consecutive shutout innings. His ERA is 3.58 and more importantly his FIP is down to 3.41. Hopefully, he can build on some of this success.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Solid Job By Bleich

Not great but he did shutout the other team through five innings with a 3:1 K:BB. He gave up five hits though and that's not good. A good start though after some really awful ones.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Another Rough Start For Bleich

Bleich followed up a bad start with another poor one. In his five innings he gave up six runs, five of them were earned. His K/BB was also unspectacular at 5/3. Still, his FIP is 3.40. He has to get his K/9 a little higher but done well so far.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bleich Dominates Again

Bleich followed up two very nice starts with another gem. Through six innings he gave up only one run in the first inning. He also contained what his been his biggest problem by only walking one guy while striking out four. All of a sudden his ERA is down to 2.94 and his K/BB is up to 2.19.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bleich Watch

Big start today from Jeremy Bleich. After three mediocore outings he pitched the way he needs to. He got the tough loss after going seven innings and giving up only one run. His K/BB was 5/2. We need to see more of that though and less of what we've seen the past three games.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Bleich Watch- Game One

Our first game following Jeremy Bleich wasn't exactly what we were hoping for. He wasn't awful but didn't pitch well enough to win. He gave up 3 runs (all earned) in 5.1 innings and had a 4:3 K/BB ratio. Not awful but not great either. His first two innings were very good but in the third he seemed to lose it. He gave up a run in each of the next three innings and came out one out into the sixth.

His ERA is still a sparkling 2.33 and his K/BB is 18:8. Not a great start but not an awful one either.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Jeremy Bleich Watch

Yesterday I unveiled my idea for a prospect watch and narrowed it down to one of Dellin Bettances, Jeremy Bleich, and Zack McAllister. Ultiamtely I went with Bleich because he seems to be the one who should move through the minors fastest this year. Bleich was a controversial pick last year. A lot of people thought he was a big reach but the Yankees must have seen something in him to make him their second pick. RAB had a good profile on him back in November which is worth a read. After every Bleich start I'll devote a post to how he did and update his season stats. Hopefully he'll have a good year and be a starter for the Yankees in a couple years.