Redemption for a certain Yankee prospect.

Minor League Players of the Week (v10):

Pitcher:
Dellin Betances, 23, RHP, AA
5 IP, 8 K, 4 BB, 3 H, 1 HR, 1 ER
Notable: Actually got the loss in this start

NoMaas Ranking – #7

Previous 2011 MLPW Wins: 6, 7, 9

We should rename our Minor League Pitcher of the Week Award to the Dellin Betances Weekly Recap, because this is the 4th time he’s taken home the prize this season.

The story remains the same for Betances. He strikes out everybody (66 K in 56 IP), but he just can’t get those walk totals down on a consistent basis. In his five previous starts before this latest outing, here are the walk totals: 1, 5, 1, 1, 4 — just when you think he might have it under control, he throws up a big BB number.

Still, the 23-year old is basically unhittable at AA. His talent is huge. The walks remain the only obstacle.

Hitter:
Gary Sanchez, 18, RHB C/DH, A
.500 / .500 / .818 in 22 PAs
Notable: 6 singles and 5 extra-base hits

NoMaas Ranking – #6

Previous 2011 MLPW Win – 6

Fresh off his attitude adjustment, Sanchez exploded during the week, going 11 for 22 with four doubles and a home run. He split time between DH and C (with JR Murphy catching the days Sanchez didn’t).

The only negative for his week was that he didn’t walk, but struck out 8 times.

Gary’s weekly output increased his season BA by .27 points (.240 to .267). When he’s not being jettisoned from the team, the 18-year old manchild is putting up good numbers in the Sally League. Sanchez is now .267/.342 /.436.

In our interview with Slade Heathcott a couple months ago, he said that Sanchez has “all the tools” to be “an animal”.

He’s not kidding.

Honorable Mentions:

William Oliver, 23, RHP, Short-Season
4 IP, 8 K, 2 BB, 4 H, 0 ER

The 2010 35th-round draft pick with a great outing in Staten Island’s 2nd game of the season

Jairo Heredia, 21, RHP, A+
6 IP, 8 K, 0 BB, 7 H, 1 ER

59 K vs 10 BB in 56 IP

Michael O’Brien, 21, RHP, A
8 IP, 8 K, 0 BB, 2 H, 0 ER

This was over 2 starts.

Rob Segedin, 22, RHB 3B, A
.407/.407/.666 in 27 PAs

.323/.396/.482 on the season

Zolio Almonte, 22, SHB OF, A+
.533/.588/1.266 in 17 PAs

Last week’s MLPW winner put up enormous numbers in a short week for Tampa (All-Star break)