Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Posted by Alphonso at 1:04 PM
Top Prospect Gary Sanchez continues to build his skills. Last week, he hit another HR and picked up 5 RBIs in six games. He is hitting .268 but has 27 RBIs. In A ball.
Zolio Almonte - a bit of a slide last week for this 23 year old outfielder. Average dropped to .272. He has yet to put back to back good weeks. Inconsistent.
Dante Bichette- a top draft pick for us. Each week his numbers get worse and worse. 37K's leads the league in ineptitude. Only to be offset by his .173 batting average and .231 OBP. Time to trade this guy in for a resin bag. Nice work Cashman.
Mark Montgomery _ this RHP continues to dominate AAA competition, and continues to be overlooked when they bring guys up. Not sure why.
Angelo Gumball ( Gumbs )- this second baseman was hitting .088 when he went on the DL. Where he remains. Imagine that he is a top ten prospect for us. Are we nuts?
Ty Hensley - Looks like this number one selection won't be back in 2013. Only surgeries for labrum damage and a bad hip. Otherwise, a top prospect for Staten Island in 2016.
Manny Banuelos - He is a surgical marvel Always in the OR and never heals. Perfect. See this guy pitch when he is 35.
Dellin Bettances ( not actually a prospect; he is included because Banuelos is always on the DL) - your all going to say that his move to the bullpen will rejuvenate him. He remains a giraffe. And, because he is linked to the "Killer B's" he is, by definition, a failure.
Slade Heathcott - great name, but excels at the strikeout.. eight times in four games this week. Sounds like the Curtis Granderson of AA ball. Here's what the professionals say about him: " Any improvement for Heathcott is a step forward." Wow. Is that what they said about Mantle?
Tyler Austin - another week where this, " Mr. Average ( as in .250 singles hitter )," didn't do great but he didn't do awful. But the 39 strikeouts are not an asset. This young man may grow old in Trenton.
Mason Williams - my favorite flop. Our top outfield prospect, playing in A ball is steadily batting himself toward the Mendoza line. I think he is destined to be a bartender. If he is our top prospect, the franchise is doomed.
Basically, we have a pitcher and a catcher for our money...er, the Steinbrenner's money. After the draft, expect the following for our three first round selections:
one disappearance ( has anyone ever heard from Cito?)