Covering July 23rd – July 29th games.

Pitcher:
Brett Marshall, 22, RHP, AA
6 IP, 6 K, 0 BB, 8 H, 1 ER
Notable: 4th MLPW of the season

This is Marshall’s 4th MLPW of the season. He’s pitched to the tune of a 2.90 ERA over 118 innings, an ERA that is 3rd-best in the Eastern League.

His FIP of 4.04 suggests he hasn’t pitched as well as his great ERA suggests, and he’s also been the recipient of a .277 BABIP. However, he’s pitched particularly well lately, K’ing 19 hitters over his last 18.2 innings, which has boosted his K/9 numbers (6.10) and caused that FIP to come down — a welcome development.

We look forward to seeing how the young Texan finishes out the year.

Year Age Tm Lg Lev ERA G IP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2008 18 Yankees GULF Rk 0.00 3 6.0 3.0 0.0 3.0 12.0 4.00
2009 19 Charleston SALL A 5.56 17 87.1 10.1 0.7 3.8 6.2 1.62
2010 20 3 Teams 3 Lgs A-Rk-A+ 2.57 16 84.0 6.8 0.2 2.8 7.5 2.69
2010 20 Yankees GULF Rk 2.25 2 8.0 6.8 0.0 4.5 9.0 2.00
2010 20 Charleston SALL A 2.50 13 72.0 6.5 0.2 2.8 7.0 2.55
2010 20 Tampa FLOR A+ 4.50 1 4.0 11.2 0.0 0.0 13.5
2011 21 Tampa FLOR A+ 3.78 27 140.1 9.1 0.4 3.1 7.3 2.38
2012 22 Trenton EL AA 2.90 20 118.0 8.2 0.8 2.8 6.1 2.16
5 Seasons 3.62 83 435.2 8.5 0.5 3.1 6.9 2.21
A (2 seasons) A 4.18 30 159.1 8.5 0.5 3.3 6.6 1.97
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 1.29 5 14.0 5.1 0.0 3.9 10.3 2.67
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 3.80 28 144.1 9.2 0.4 3.0 7.5 2.50
AA (1 season) AA 2.90 20 118.0 8.2 0.8 2.8 6.1 2.16
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/29/2012.


Hitter:
Kevin Mahoney, 25, LHB Utility, AA
.321/.367/.607 in 30 PAs
Notable: Played 4 positions this week

With Arod getting hurt and the baseball world speculating how the Yankees will respond, it’s only appropriate that Kevin Mahoney wins this week’s award. If there’s one thing you can find at Double-A Trenton, it’s utility players. Besides Mahoney, guys like the re-born Jose Pirela and Addison Maruszak play multiple positions. And all three are having very good seasons at the plate.

With his solid week, Mahoney raised his batting line on the year to .279/.364/.461 (.380 wOBA, 134 wRC+), all while playing 1B, 2B, 3B, and RF. There’s some interesting pieces in Trenton.

Year Age Tm Lg Lev PA R H 2B 3B HR BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2009 22 Yankees GULF Rk 229 28 43 17 1 6 24 70 .226 .330 .421 .751
2010 23 4 Teams 4 Lgs A–A-AA-A+ 285 35 68 16 2 8 37 68 .286 .400 .471 .871
2010 23 Staten Island NYPL A- 159 18 37 5 2 6 18 35 .276 .384 .478 .861
2010 23 Charleston SALL A 99 15 25 8 0 2 13 25 .298 .404 .464 .868
2010 23 Tampa FLOR A+ 6 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 .400 .500 .800 1.300
2010 23 Trenton EL AA 21 2 4 1 0 0 5 6 .267 .476 .333 .810
2011 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ 461 60 106 20 4 8 44 101 .263 .343 .392 .735
2011 24 Charleston SALL A 279 39 64 11 3 3 26 55 .261 .337 .367 .704
2011 24 Tampa FLOR A+ 182 21 42 9 1 5 18 46 .266 .352 .430 .782
2012 25 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-A+-Rk 250 33 61 8 4 8 29 49 .282 .368 .468 .836
2012 25 Tampa FLOR A+ 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 .200 .333 .200 .533
2012 25 Yankees GULF Rk 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 .250 .400 .750 1.150
2012 25 Trenton EL AA 239 32 59 8 3 8 27 45 .285 .368 .469 .837
4 Seasons 1225 156 278 61 11 30 134 288 .266 .359 .431 .790
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/29/2012.


Honorable Mentions:

Nik Turley, 22, LHP, A+
9.1 IP, 10 K, 1 BB, 8 H, 2 ER

He’s been fantastic. Prospect lists watch out. 1.61 Groundout/Airout ratio.

Aaron Dott, 24, LHP, A+
5 IP, 8 K, 0 BB, 2 H, 0 ER

Reliever with 2.96 ERA / 2.33 FIP in 51.2 IP

Mark Montgomery, 21, RHP, AA
3 IP, 5 K, 0 BB, 1 H, 0 ER

Last week’s MLPW winner just strikes people out. That’s what he does.

Adam Warren, 24, RHP, AAA
6 IP, 6 K, 1 BB, 6 H, 3 ER

Allowed only 5 runs in his last 24.2 IP. Too bad his big league debut means he should retire from baseball. /sarc

Ramon Flores, 20, LHB OF, A+
.345/.424/.482/ in 33 PAs

.299/.364/.409 for the 2008 international free-agent

Melky Mesa, 25, RHB CF, AA
.333/.360/.583 in 25 PAs

.277/.346/.470, 14 HR, 16/19 SBs