Covering August 13th – August 19th games

Pitcher:
Mark Montgomery, 21, RHP, AA
4 IP, 8 K, 2 BB, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 HR
Notable: 14.82 K/9 at Trenton

What’s left to be said about Mark Montgomery? He’s been all over MLPW this season, as he continues to put up video game numbers. Since he was promoted to Double-A, he’s struck out 28 in 17 innings of work, while walking only 4. If he doesn’t see action in the Bronx in September, it’s only logical to assume he’ll be in the bullpen in early 2013.



Hitter:
Corban Joseph, 23, LHB 2B, AAA
.407/.515/.703 in 33 PAs
Notable: 44 BB vs. 47 K at Scranton

We’ve written a bunch about Corban Joseph over the past 45 days, including conducting an interview with him. He certainly has a future in the big leagues, we’re just not sure it’s with the Yankees. There’s a pretty good player manning second base already for the Bronx Bombers, and the Yankees haven’t tried Joseph at any other position besides second base (different than what they’re doing with David Adams). Corban is aware of the situation and knows his future could lead him somewhere else. He explained to us:

But, as far as knowing who I’m going to play for…to be honest, I don’t know. I hope that I’ll be with the Yankees, and hope that I’ll get an opportunity to play, and be able to play in the Bronx one day. Ultimately, it’s a business and there’s possibilities that I can’t control. My mindset is to just fulfill my dream.

Wherever Joseph ends up, he continues to have a very nice season at Triple-A. The 23-year old had a big week in which he showed his plate discipline (6 BB to 2 K) and improved power (2 HRs). He’s hitting .260/.359/.484 on the season. His ISO of .224 is by far the best power stroke of his minor league career. He’s struck out only 3 more times than he’s walked (44 BB vs. 47 K), and that’s pretty impressive. Everything is coming together this season — just smooth development.

Kid has a future.

Year Age Tm Lg Lev PA HR BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2008 19 Yankees GULF Rk 183 2 20 24 .277 .359 .434 .793
2009 20 Charleston SALL A 436 4 49 61 .300 .381 .418 .799
2010 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA 567 6 58 107 .283 .362 .415 .776
2010 21 Tampa FLOR A+ 437 6 43 74 .302 .378 .436 .814
2010 21 Trenton EL AA 130 0 15 33 .216 .305 .342 .647
2011 22 Trenton EL AA 564 5 59 104 .277 .353 .415 .768
2012 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA 425 14 59 60 .273 .372 .471 .843
2012 23 Trenton EL AA 102 2 15 13 .314 .412 .430 .842
2012 23 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA 323 12 44 47 .260 .359 .484 .843
5 Seasons 2175 31 245 356 .282 .365 .428 .793
AA (3 seasons) AA 796 7 89 150 .272 .353 .405 .758
A (1 season) A 436 4 49 61 .300 .381 .418 .799
Rk (1 season) Rk 183 2 20 24 .277 .359 .434 .793
AAA (1 season) AAA 323 12 44 47 .260 .359 .484 .843
A+ (1 season) A+ 437 6 43 74 .302 .378 .436 .814
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/19/2012.


Honorable Mentions:

Angel Rincon, 19, RHP, Rookie
4 IP, 7 K, 2 BB, 1 H, 0 ER

Busted for PED usage in 2010

Matt Bashore, 24, RHP, A
4 IP, 6 K, 2 BB, 1 H, 0 ER

2009 first round pick of the Twins, 3.78 ERA / 3.14 FIP at Charleston

Nick Goody, 21, RHP, A
3.1 IP, 6 K, 1 BB, 3 H, 1 ER

Yankees 2012 6th round pick, 36 K/7 BB in 23.1 IP at Charleston

Zolio Almonte, 23, SHB OF, AA
.374/.423/.750

Really coming on, 7 HRs in August, .283/.325/.511 on season

Mikeson Oliberto, 21, RHB CF, Rookie
.308/.379/.576 in 29 PAs

2010 International Free Agent

Austin Romine, 23, RHB C, AAA
.353/.389/.588 in 17 PAs

His first HR since joining Scranton (8 games)

Yeicok Calderon, 20, LHB OF, Rookie
.500/.520/.583 in 25 PAs

2008 International Free Agent, hitting .287/.368/.497