– The second edition of 2012, covering April 16th – April 22 games –

Pitcher:
DJ Mitchell, 24, RHP, AAA
8 IP, 7 K, 1 BB, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 HR
Notable: 2.12 ERA over 17 IP, 3.08 FIP

One of the three pitchers who was reportedly in the running for the long relief spot out of Spring Training (which went to David Phelps), Mitchell went eight innings and allowed only two hits versus Rochester (Triple-A for the Twins). The soon-to-be 25-year old (in May) really has nothing left to prove in the minors.

As we’ve remarked several times in the past few months, Mitchell’s future with the Yankees looks very limited, especially with the additions of Pineda and Pettitte pushing him further down the depth chart. In fact, Phelps would still be in AAA if if weren’t for injuries. However, with Pineda being shut down and poor performances by Freddy Garcia and Phil Hughes, Mitchell may have a glimmer of hope of cracking the Bronx.

Hitter:
Gary Sanchez, 19, RHB C, A
454/.478/.636 in 23 PAs
Notable: 4 2B, 1 BB, 3 SBs

The heir to the Montero throne, Sanchez logged 10 hits on the week, including four doubles. He also stole 3 bases, and get this…they all came in one game. In fact, he’s stolen 5-for-5 on the season (career-high), in addition to hitting .356/.414/.458 in 55 PAs.


Honorable Mentions:

Jose Campos, 19, RHP, A
11 IP, 12 K, 2 BB, 12 H, 3 ER, 0 HR

Two more impressive starts from other piece in the Montero deal, 23 K / 5 BB in 22 IP for the season

Nik Turley, 22, LHP, A+
12.1 IP, 14 K, 4 BB, 10 H, 3 ER, 0 HR

Another solid week for the lefty. 27 K / 9 BB in 23.1 IP for the season

Pedro Guerra, 22, RHP, A
3 IP, 7 K, 1 BB, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 HR

6 appearances in 2012, 14 K / 2 BB in 10 IP

Tyler Austin, 20, RHB COF/1B/3B, A
.333/.384/.625 in 26 PAs (2 2B, 3B, HR, 2/2 SBs)

Last week’s MLPW winner just hits

Abe Almonte, 22, SHB OF, AA
.333/.419/.555 in 31 PAs (2B, 3B, HR, 3/4 SBs)

First season at AA, hitting .262/.318/.443

In the ‘I’m Losing My Prospect Status’ Category…

Dellin Betances, 24, RHP, AAA
9 IP, 7 K, 10 BB, 10 H, 10 R, 7 ER, 0 HR

17 BB in 17.1 IP this season