Yankees MiLB Spring Training Day 4 Notes

By: TJ Knapp


  • Deivi Garcia started for Charleston and was bitten by the long ball. He gave up a home run to start the game and three in total over four innings pitched. All of his runs came via the home run, otherwise, Garcia looked pretty sharp. His delivery was consistent, his fastball was sitting 92-95, and he flashed a promising curveball with glimpses of a changeup.
  • Eduardo Torrealba looked comfortable at the plate, going 2-for-4 including an RBI double down the left field line.
  • Jio Orozco was effective in his three innings of work, allowing no runs while allowing two hits.
  • Left-handed pitcher Anderson Severino struck out two in an inning of work.
  • Harold Cortijo breezed through the 9th inning with four pitches and then surrendered a run while striking out two in an extra inning of work.
  • Both Severino and Cortijo sat 92-95 with their fastballs.


By: Rob Terranova

Making Sens(ley) Of It

Steven Sensley continued his torrid spring with another towering home run. On Monday, he turned around a changeup in the seventh inning and deposited it in the trees beyond the left-center fence at Derek Jeter Field in Tampa.

“He threw me a changeup on the first pitch and I took a bad swing at it,” Sensley said. “So I guess he thought he could get away with it again but the second time around I was ready for it.”

“Just see the ball, hit the ball,” Sensley added of his approach this spring. “I’m trying not to chase the pitcher’s pitch. Just being patient.”

Sensley’s patience was also on full display as he worked two walks on Monday as well.

“I’m really working on plate discipline right now,” he explained. “I think that can only help me during the season, you know, being patient and taking my walks. Not trying to make things happen, just letting the game come to me.”

And if you think this is just a flash in the pan, think again.

“I’m playing with a chip on my shoulder. Every day that I come out here I feel like I have something to prove,” Sensley said. “I just want to let them know that I belong here.”

Class-A Advanced

  • Adonis Rosa got the start for the Advanced-A club and did not surrender a hit over his four scoreless innings of work. He did walk two, striking out two, and hit a batter.
  • Yankees No. 2 prospect, according to Pinstriped Prospects, Estevan Florial hit second in the lineup on Monday and finished 1-for-3 with a double, walk, and two strikeouts. Both K’s were looking, and each called strike-three appeared to be off the plate.
  • Braden Bristo threw 1.2 innings of relief and faced the minimum five batters. Bristo threw 24 pitches and struck out the side in the 8th inning, 1-2-3.
  • Jason Lopez’s defense was on full display Monday. In the first inning, he saved a run when he recovered a wild pitch at the backstop and threw a strike to the pitcher who was covering to tag out a runner trying to score from third. Then, in the fourth inning, Lopez threw out a runner trying to swipe second base.
  • Greg Weissert pitched a clean inning in the 9th.
  • No. 9 hitter, Evan Alexander, hit a triple in the 6th inning. The ball hit hard off the right-field wall and was played well by the defender, but Alexander’s speed got him to third.
  • Only one out was recorded in the top of the sixth inning and only two outs were recorded in the top of the 10th because the pitchers reached their pitch limit.