– The third edition of 2012, covering April 23rd – April 29th games –

Special congratulations to DJ Mitchell for getting the deserved call-up to the Bronx. Mitchell won our MLPW last week.

Pitcher:
Brett Marshall, 22, RHP, AA
13.1 IP, 10 K, 3 BB, 8 H, 3 ER, 3 HR
Notable: 28.1 IP on the season / 23 hits allowed

Coming off an excellent season at Tampa in 2011 (3.24 FIP/3.78 ERA in 140 IP), Marshall put together two solid starts this week. Although he did let up three home runs, his 10:3 K/BB bodes well if he can keep that up. So far this season, his K/9 of 5.76 is a dip from what we usually see from the Texan, and he hasn’t pitched as well as his 3.85 ERA would suggest. Last year in A+ ball, he struck out 7.31 batters per nine innings. The 2008 6th round pick and NoMaas interviewee is certainly one of the guys we’ll be watching in Trenton.


Hitter:
Tyler Austin, 20, RHB COF/1B/3B, A
.280/.280/.920 in 25 PAs (1 2B, 5 HR!)
Notable: 7 hits on the week, 5 were home runs

It’s official. Tyler Austin is the best hitter in the Yankees’ organization. We’re making the call. He had 5 home runs this week, raising his total to 9 on the season, which leads the South Atlantic League (next closest guy has 5). He also leads the league in OPS (1.280) due to his monster slugging percentage of .877. Our Week 1 MLPW winner and recent interviewee is just killing the baseball.

Honorable Mentions:

Nik Turley, 22, LHP, A+
8 IP, 5 K, 1 BB, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 HR

If he keeps this up, you’ll start hearing his name more often.

Chase Whitley, 22, RHP, AAA
5 IP, 2 K, 0 BB, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 HR

6 appearances at AAA, 11.2 IP, 9:2 K/BB, 1 MLPW Award

Rob Segedin, 23, RHB OF, A+
.416/.461/.666 in 26 PAs

Hitting .315/.374./.517 on the season

In the ‘Adding Insult to Injury on the Pineda Deal’ Category…

Jose Campos, 19, RHP, A
2.2 IP, 3 K, 3 BB, 7 H, 8 ER, 1 HR

His first poor start of the season