Friday, April 06, 2007

A Good Night for Yankee Prospects

Phillip Hughes made his AAA debut tonight, giving up 2 runs in 5 innings. The first run was a HBP, wild pitch and a single (the game time temperature was 34 degrees), so that's understandable. The second run was a walk, grounder that moved the guy over, and a single. So in 5 innings, Hughes gave up 2 singles, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.

Also in AAA, 22-year old Eric Duncan, coming off a 2nd straight bad season, homered.

In AA, 22-year old Jeff Marquez, who at this point is considered about a third-tier pitching prospect for the Yankees, has thrown 5 no-hit innings so far.

In Advanced A-Ball, last year's 1st round pick Ian Kennedy (who only pitched in 1 minor league game last season), pitched 5 innings, giving up 2 hits, 2 walks and 1 run while striking out 8. In that game 18-year old Jose Tabata is 3-for-3 with a triple (in yesterday's rain-shortened opener he went 1-for-2 with stolen base).

1 comment:

Ross said...

Kevin Whelan who came over in the Sheffield trade, he's the one who was originally a catcher and switched to being a relief pitcher, threw 2 innings giving up a hit and striking out 5.

He didn't walk anybody, which is the most important thing for him.