Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Seventeen games into the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees' season, let's take a look at the kids and see if anything's brewing. This isn't meant to be exhaustive coverage of the AAA squad...other blogs already have that covered. Just a quick once-over to see if any reinforcements are on the way. Not a lot of good news coming out of Pennsylvania so far.

  • Duncan has been named International League player of the week! It's finally happening! He's playing up to his potential, and turning it around after a slow start. There's hope for the future at first base! Oh, wait. Wrong Duncan.
  • Andy Phillips is only OPSing .780. Not exactly making a strong case to replace the useful Josh Phelps. His days as a legitimate big league contributor may be over.
  • Alberto Gonzalez, the slick-fielding SS waiting to take his place in the proud lineage of Luis Sojo, Enrique Wilson and Miguel Cairo as the Yankees' utility man, isn't hitting much either. We're stuck with Cairo all season.
  • Possible prospect Tyler Clippard is struggling, with a 5.14 ERA and 1.79 WHIP in 14 innings.
  • Ross Ohlendorf, the top prize in the Randy Johnson trade, is flashing a gaudy 1.80 WHIP.
  • Chris Britton continues to waste away while Mike Myers and Luis Vizcaino blow ballgames.