– Covering May 14th- May 20th games –

Pitcher:
Mark Montgomery, 21, RHP, A+
4.1 IP, 10 K, 1 BB, 2 H, 0 ER
Notable: On Sunday May 20th, he struck out 6 in just 2 innings

If you recall, Montgomery struck out 5 hitters in 1 inning last July while pitching for Charleston — and his penchant for striking out everyone has continued this season at Class-A Advanced Tampa. He’s K’d 34 hitters in 20.2 IP, while walking only seven (4.20 K/BB). Since being drafted in the 11th round of the 2011 draft, Montgomery has a 15.1 K/9 over 3 minor league levels. He’s blowing through the system, and he’s easily the reliever we’re most excited about on the farm.

Hitter:
Corban Joseph, 23, LHB 2B, AA
.458/.535/.833 in 28 PAs
Notable: 3 2B, 2 HR, 4 BB

Corban Joseph was set to start the season off in AAA, but after he suffered a shoulder injury which kept him on the disabled list for a month, the Yankees started him off in Trenton. He’s platooning between 2B and DH with the oft-injured David Adams. He’s off to a great start since returning from injury, hitting a blistering .373/.475/.549 over 13 games. The 2008 4th-round draft pick hit .277/.353/.415 at Double-A last season.

Honorable Mentions:

Bryan Mitchell, 21, RHP, A
7 IP, 10 K, 0 BB, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 HR

Has struck out 18 hitters over his last 2 starts (13 IP), 3.07 FIP on season

Evan Rutckyj, 20, LHP, A
5 IP, 8 K, 0 BB, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 HR

Season debut for the 6’5″ lefty

Francisco Arcia, 22, LHB C, A
.643/.666/1.071 in 15 PAs

Gary Sanchez’s battery mate at Charleston, hitting .458/.517/.813 in 16 games

In the ‘Back to Walking Everyone’ Category…

Dellin Betances, 24, RHP, AAA
8.1 IP, 11 K, 9 BB, 9 H, 5 ER, 2 HR

Over 2 starts

Manny Banuelos, 21, LHP, AAA
4 IP, 5 K, 3 BB, 4 H, 5 ER, 1 HR