Notes: Last week’s pitching MLPW, Jaron Long, was promoted to High-A Tampa. Florida State League All-Stars (High-A): Dan Camarena, Jake Cave, Dante Bichette Jr, Eric Jagielo, Zach Wilson. South Atlantic League All-Stars (Low-A): Mike Ford, Aaron Judge, Brady Lail, Caleb Smith

* Covering June 2nd – June 8th games *

Pitcher:
Miguel Sulbaran, 20, LHP, A+
5 IP, 8 K, 1 BB, 6 H, 0 ER
Notable: Acquired in the Eduardo Nunez trade

Miguel Sulbaran’s claim to fame was being traded for El Fenomeno, Eduardo Nunez. As we remarked when the trade happened, it was rather amazing that the Yankees were able to get a live human being in exchange for Nunez…nevermind a young prospect.

To date, the 20-year lefty has been decent at High-A Tampa. His ERA of 4.28 in 33.2 innings isn’t great, but his FIP is a much lower 3.23. He’s also kept the ball on the ground with a 1.20 Groundout / Airout Ratio.

Most scouting reports project him to be a reliever, but so far, he’s been OK as a starter. It’s still remarkable the Yankees received anything resembling a baseball player for Nunez.

Robert Refsnyder, 23, RHP 2B, AA
.520/.538/.760 in 26 PA
Notable: .933 OPS in 242 PA!

When Refsnyder won our MLPW last week, we facetiously referred to him as the “Heir to Brian Roberts”, as if Brian Roberts was worthy of an “heir.” However, based on his track record and how he’s played so far this season, Refsnyder should not only be on the big club in 2015, he should be the starting second baseman. In fact, he’d represent an upgrade over Brian Roberts RIGHT NOW, as Roberts is below-replacement level (-0.1 WAR) (Jose Pirela should also get a shot over Roberts).

After another hot week, the former Arizona Wildcat is hitting .342/.385/.548 (156 wRC+). He’s certainly been helped by a .389 BABIP, and we’d like to see him walk a little more (5.4% BB rate) — but he’s excelled at every level of the minors so far, and his production this year is nearly all against older pitchers.

It’s time to bump him up to at least Triple-A.

Honorable Mentions:

Cesar Vargas, 22, RHP, A+
3 IP, 4 K, 0 BB, 0 H, 0 ER

Just promoted to High-A, 2.73 ERA / 31 K / 7 BB in 29.2 IP at Low-A

Nick Goody, 22, RHP, A+
3 IP, 6 K, 1 BB, 0 H, 0 ER

22 K / 4 BB in 13.1 IP

Rafael De Paula, 23, RHP, A+
5 IP, 8 K, 1 BB, 8 H, 1 ER

3.96 ERA / 2.59 FIP in 52.1 IP, 4.30 BB/9 needs to get better though

Aaron Judge, 22, RHB OF, A
.300/.481/.550 in 27 PA

Great debut season, .921 OPS — figure he has to be promoted soon

Ben Gamel, 22, LHB OF, AA
.364/.417/.409 in 24 PA

.705 OPS on the season

Carmen Angelini, 25, RHB SS, AAA
.357/.379/.500 in 29 PA

Good week, but .663 OPS. Organizational player.

Eduardo de Oleo, 21, RHB, C, A
.438/.470/1.063 in 17 PA

.255/.287/.532, not much for plate discipline, but lots of power

Jose Pirela, 24, RHB 2B/LF/1B, AAA
.420/.454/.581 in 33 PA

Being tried out in other positions besides 2B, should be playing over Brian Roberts too: .330/.367/.464

Kyle Roller, 26, LHB 1B, AAA
.357/.438/.643 in 32 PA

Strikes out a lot, but you can’t argue with his numbers: .306/.400/.551

Zoilo Almonte, 25, SHB OF, AAA
.349/.349/.609 in 23 PA

Got sent back down and hit 2 HR, should have got more time over Soriano