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Top 10 Prospects Weekly Report – Week of August 22

Take a look at how the New York Yankees top 10 prospects did this week.

 

Clint Frazier, OF, Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders (Triple A)

Fraizer was placed on the 7-Day Disabled List with a right hamstring strain

Monday: Clint batted second and started in left field in Scranton’s 5-3 win over Lehigh Valley. Frazier went 0-4 with a run scored, walk, and strikeout.

Tuesday: Frazier batted second and started in right field in Scranton’s ugly 8-0 loss to the Iron Pigs. He went 0-4 at the plate and earned an outfield assist when he threw the speedy top prospect Nick Williams at home.

Wednesday: Manager Al Pedrique dropped Frazier to sixth in the batting order and it paid immediate dividends. Clint played left field and went 2-4 at the plate with a triple, two runs scored, a walk and strikeout.

Thursday: Clint batted sixth and played left field for the second consecutive night. He went 1-4 at the plate with a triple and run scored. In the field, Frazier committed his fifth error of the season (fielding).

Friday: Frazier went 0-4 at the plate with two strikeouts. He batted sixth and played right field in Scranton’s 7-1 loss to the Rochester Red Wings.

Saturday: Clint batted sixth and was the RailRiders designated hitter. Frazier went 1-3 with a walk.

Sunday: Did not play

 

Gleyber Torres, INF, Tampa Yankees (Single A Advanced)

Monday: Off

Tuesday: Gleyber batted third and played short stop in Tampa’s 8-3 loss to the Dunedin Blue Jays. He went 0-4 at the plate.

Wednesday: Torres went 1-4 with a triple, run scored and an RBI. He batted fourth and played short stop.

Thursday: Did not play

Friday: Gleyber had an impressive night at the plate. He went 2-4 with a three-run home run. Torres also walked and drove in four of Tampa’s seven runs. He played short stop and hit third.

Saturday: Torres batted third and played short stop in Tampa’s 4-1 win against the Brevard County Manatees. Gleyber went 1-3 at the plate with a walk and two runs batted in. He also swiped his second bag as a member of the Yankees organization.

Sunday: The Yankees top prospect finished the week strong, going 4-5 with a double, three runs scored, and a run batted in. Torres was the designated hitter and batted third.

 

Jorge Mateo, INF, Tampa Yankees (Single A Advanced)

Monday: Off

Tuesday: Mateo led-off for the Tampa, played second base, and went 0-4 at the plate.

Wednesday: Jorge went 1-4 at the plate, swiped two bases, played second base and hit lead-off for the second consecutive night.

Thursday: Mateo played short stop and led-off in Tampa’s 6-2 loss to the Dunedin Blue Jays. He went 0-5 at the plate with two strikeouts. In the field, Jorge committed his 17th error of the season (throwing).

Friday: Did not play

Saturday: Jorge played second base and led-off for manager Patrick Osborn. He went 1-3 with a walk, run scored and stolen base.

Sunday: Mateo went 0-4 with a walk, run scored and strikeout. He led-off and played short stop.

 

Aaron Judge, 0F, New York Yankees (Major League)

Monday: Aaron started in right field and batted seventh in the Yankees 7-5 loss to Seattle. Judge went 0-4 at the plate with two strikeouts.

Tuesday: Judge batted seventh and played right field. He went 0-2 with a walk, run batted in (sac fly) and run scored.

Wednesday: Judge went 0-4 at the plate with a hit-by-pitch, run scored, and three strikeouts. Aaron did have an outfield assist when he threw out former Yankee Robinson Cano at second base. He batted seventh and played right field.

Thursday: Off

Friday: Aaron went 1-3 with a double, walk, strikeout and run scored in the Yankees blowout 14-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Judge batted eighth and played right field. He also earned another outfield assist, throwing out Chris Davis at second base.

Saturday: Judge was brought into the game in the bottom of the seventh inning as a pinch hitter for Brett Gardner. He faced the Orioles All-Star reliever Brad Brach and struck out swinging with the bases loaded. Aaron remained in the game as the Yankees right fielder.

Sunday: Aaron batted eighth and played right field in Baltimore’s 5-0 shutout of New York. Judge went 0-3 with two strikeouts. He is now hitting .209/.300/.395.

 

Gary Sanchez, C, New York Yankees (Major League)

Monday: After earning the American League Player of the Week honors, Sanchez had another tremendous game offensively and defensively. At the plate, Gary went 3-4 with two home runs, two runs scored, and three runs batted in. Defensively, he called a great game at the plate, blocked many balls with runners on base, and threw out Shawn O’Malley to escape trouble in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Tuesday: Sanchez batted third and was the Yankees designated hitter. He went 1-4 at the plate with a walk.

Wednesday: Gary continued his hot start, leading the Yankees to another victory. He went 2-3 with a home run, double, run scored, run batted in and two walks. Sanchez is hitting .389/.450/.847 and became the third player in American League history to homer nine times in their first 21 games. He caught and batted third. In the second inning, Leonys Martin became just the third player to steal a base off of Sanchez (five caught stealings in eight attempts).

Thursday: Off

Friday: The rookie sensation was at it again. Sanchez was 3-5 with a two-run home run and double. He finished the night with four runs batted in and three runs scored. He batted third and caught.

Saturday: Gary became the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit 11 home runs in 23 games. Sanchez has now homered nine times in his last 10 games. He finished the day 1-3 with a home run, run scored, run batted in, two walks and two strikeouts. He caught and batted third. Defensively, Gary threw out the speedy Julio Borbon when he attempted to steal second base.

Sunday: No surprise, Sanchez had yet another great day at the plate. He went 2-4 with a double. Girardi gave him a day off behind the plate, as he batted third and was the Yankees designated hitter.

 

Blake Rutherford, OF, Pulaski Yankees (Rookie)

Rutherford will be out for the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury.

Monday: Rutherford batted second and played center field in game one of a double header against the Princeton Rays. He went 0-2 with a RBI, walk and strikeout. His run batted in came on a bases loaded walk by Rays pitcher Ethan Clark. Rutherford did not play in game 2.

Tuesday: Game postponed

Wednesday: The Yankees first round draft pick went 2-4 with a home run, two runs scored, two runs batted in, a walk and two strikeouts. He was the designated hitter and batted clean-up for Pulaski.

Thursday: Did not play

Friday: Did not play

Saturday: Did not play

Sunday: Did not play

 

Justus Sheffield, SP, Tampa Yankees (Single A Advanced)

Monday: Off

Tuesday: Justus made his third start as a member of the Tampa Yankees and was able to only last 3.2 innings. He gave up three earned runs on four hits and walked three. On a positive note Sheffield struck out five batters. He falls to 2-1 as a Yankee with a 2.14 ERA.

Wednesday: Did not play

Thursday: Did not play

Friday: Did not play

Saturday: Did not play

Sunday: Sheffield improved to 3-1 as he earned the victory for the Tampa Yankees. The newly acquired Yankee tossed five scoreless innings of one hit baseball. He permitted three walks and struck out five. Justus lowered his ERA to 1.73.

 

Miguel Andujar, INF, Trenton Thunder (Double A)

Monday: Andujar batted third and played third base in Trenton’s 5-2 win over the Bowie BaySox. He had a rough night at the plate as he went 0-4.

Tuesday: Did not play

Wednesday: Andujar went 0-3 with a stolen base, walk and run scored in Trenton’s 4-1 victory against Bowie. He played third base and batted third.

Thursday: Miguel hit third and played third base for the Thunder. He went 0-4 with a strikeout.

Friday: Andujar went 2-5 with a run batted in. He hit third and played third base. Miguel committed his 12th error of the season on an errant throw.

Saturday: Miguel played third base and batted third for Thunder manager Bobby Mitchell. He went 1-6 with a RBI, walk and strikeout.

Sunday: Andujar finished the game going 3-6 with a double in Trenton’s 4-3 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs. He was the designated hitter and batted third.

 

Domingo Acevedo, SP, Tampa Yankees (Single A Advanced)

Monday: Off

Tuesday: Did not play

Wednesday: Did not play

Thursday: Did not play

Friday: Did not play

Saturday: Did not play

Sunday: Did not play

 

Dillon Tate, RP, Charleston RiverDogs (Single A)

Monday: Did not play

Tuesday: Tate tossed two relief innings against the Columbia Fireflies. He gave up five hits, three runs (two earned), and struck out three.

Wednesday: Did not play

Thursday: Did not play

Friday: Dillon threw two scoreless innings of relief in the RiverDogs 4-2 loss to the Hickory Crawdads. He allowed two hits, one walk and struck out one. Tate threw 18 of 27 pitches for strikes and induced three groundouts.

Saturday: Did not play

Sunday: Did not play

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