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Tuesday, May 09, 2006
More from the minors
While no Yankee pitching prospects were honored, Melky Cabrera took home IL Offensive Player of the Week honors:
International League
Melky Cabrera, Columbus

.458 (11-24), 3 R, 0 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 SB, .833 SLG
The 20-year-old Cabrera has been swinging a hot bat all season, but this week he flexed a little muscle as well. The Clippers' center fielder went yard on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday to increase his season total to four. Cabrera now leads the International League in hits (44) and RBIs (24), while his .376 average ranks second.
Jose Tabata got snubbed for SAL honors; here's how his numbers from last week stack up against those of the winner:

Eric Campbell: .385 (10-26), 6 R, 2 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO, 0 SB, .808 SLG
Jose Tabata: .423 (11-26), 5 R, 2 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 SB, .846 SLG

Tabs had a higher BA, SLG and 2 more SB, but scored 1 fewer run, which can't be enough to justify the second place finish (of course, I'm not exactly unbiased here). Campbell had a great week, no doubt about it, but Tabata is 3 years younger than Campbell, and that has to be worth something.

Melky was also mentioned in this week's Hot Sheet by BA, ranking as the 4th hottest prospect in the minors:
Melky Cabrera, of, Yankees (Triple-A Columbus)
After a disastrous cup of coffee in 2005, could be in line for a callup if Sheffield goes on the DL. After hitting .458 last week, is now hitting .376/.423/.564 with only eight strikeouts in 117 at-bats.

Brett Gardner recieved honorable mention:
Brett Gardner, of, Yankees (High Class A Tampa):Second in the minors with a .512 on-base percentage. Not surprisingly, fourth in walks with 25.

John Sickels put Robbie Cano in the Crystal Ball, be sure to stop by and tell him what you think.

Down on the Farm:

Triple-A Columbus (7-3 loss to Richmond)
Kevin Thompson: 0 for 3, 2 BB, 1 K
Melky Cabrera: 3 for 5, 1 K
Russ Johnson: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
Eric Duncan: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB – back at first base, but for how long?
Koyie Hill: 2 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI
Danny Garcia: 1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Matt Childers: 5 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 HB – just keeping the rotation spot warm for Sean Henn once he returns
Ramiro Mendoza: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K – 5-0 GB/FB ratio (watch your back Tanyon)

Double-A Trenton (5-4 loss to Portland)
Justin Christian: 2 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB – now 15 for 15 in SB attempts
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 HBP
Vincent Faison: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – threw a runner out at second from LF
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
Kevin Howard: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
Steven White: 6 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 BB (1 intentional), 2 K
Francisco Butto: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

High-A Tampa (8-6 loss to Brevard County, everyone in the starting 9 had at least 1 hit)
Brett Gardner: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
Eduardo Nunez: 1 for 4, 1 RBI
Cody Ehlers: 1 for 5 - still mashing, just not at his ungodly April pace
Matt Carson: 2 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 K
Marcos Vechionacci: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 CS – picked off first
Tim Battle: 1 for 4, 1 R, 2 K, 1 SB
PJ Pilettere: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI - .858 OPS, his O is starting to catch up to his D
Brett Smith: 5.1 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HB
Phil Thorp: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K – 0-5 GB/FB ratio

Low-A Charleston (5-4 loss to Asheville)
Austin Jackson: 1 for 5, 3 K, 1 SB
Reegie Corona: 1 for 5, 1 K – played personal fave Chris Malec out of the 3B job
Jose Tabata: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SB - another day, another XBH
Ben Jones: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K
CJ Henry: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB 1 K – triumphantly returns from the DL
Chris Muich: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – allowed 4 SBs
Wilkins Arias: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Zack Kroenke: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K – 5-2 GB/FB ratio

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5 Comments:
Blogger Joseph P. said...
You hate blogger (like me, and I'm sure it's because of the suckitude of this morning), and you like Pantera.

Great fuckin combination.

Blogger Mike A said...
Yeah, nothing more frustrating that trying to sign onto blogger only to have it say "fuck you" in return.

All the metal bands nowadays suck, they don't even come close to the Slayer's and Pantera's of the world.

Anonymous RichYF said...
Melky got the call. Chances he starts?

Anonymous Adam B. said...
100%. Torre made comments about how if someone was starting in the minors he should be starting in the majors. And you don't want both Bernie and Bubba in the lineup against the Red Sox.

Blogger Mike A said...
Sorry for the belated response,

Even before the game I thought Melky had a good chance to start. I was more concerned about his defense than his bat, and that pop-up he misplayed was heavily influenced by the wind, so I can't really blame that one on him.

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