Russell Branyan is regaining strength after a lower back injury sidelined him for three months. Now with the Triple A Scranton-Wilkes/Barre Yankees, Branyan hit two homers and drove in six in Tuesday's game. (Image: AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Yankees Minor League Report & Draft Update: June 6, 2012

Each Wednesday, we’ll provide a predominately notebook style review of what’s happening in the Yankees minor league system. This week we’ll finish off the column with a list of the players the Yankees selected in Rounds 16 – 40 during today’s final day of the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

International League North (AAA) – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (32-27), 4th Place, 5 GB

  • 4-4 since last week’s report
  • Russell Branyan had two homers and 6 RBI in yesterday’s victory. It was his fifth game with the SWB Yanks after being promoted from Tampa.
  • Ramon Ortiz leads a struggling rotation with a 3.47 ERA.

Eastern League Eastern (AA) – Trenton Thunder, (32-24), T-1st place

  • 6-2 since last report
  • Cody Johnson leads the Thunder with 15 home runs
  • Thunder manager Tony Franklin won his 1,000th game on June 2, 2012

Florida State League (Advanced A) – Tampa Yankees (25-32), 5th place, 13.5 GB

South Atlantic League Southern (A) – Charleston RiverDogs (35-22), 2nd place, 5 GB

  • 4-3 since last week
  • Right fielder Tyler Austin, catchers Gary Sanchez (leading vote getter) and Francisco Arcia, starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell and reliever Pedro Guerra were named to the SAL All-Star team. The entire RiverDogs coaching staff was selected as well.
  • Sanchez has three homers and nine RBI in the past five games.

Dominican Summer League BC South (Rookie) – DSL Yankees 1 (2-1), T-2nd place, 1 GB

  • Due to recent beginning to league, notes will be provided next week.

Dominican Summer League BC North (Rookie) – DSL Yankees 2 (2-1), T-1st place

  • Due to recent beginning to league, notes will be provided next week.
YANKEES ROUNDS 16 – 40 (courtesy MLB.com draft tracker)
  • Round 16 – RHP, Stephan Lopez, Southeastern Louisiana Univ.
  • Round 17 – LHP, Timothy Flight, Southern New Hampshire Univ.
  • Round 18 – RHP, Brady Lail, Bingham HS (Utah)
  • Round 19 – LHP, Dietrich Enns, Central Michegan University
  • Round 20 – SS, Michael Reynolds, Texas A & M Univ.
  • Round 21 – LHP, James Reed, Maryland
  • Round 22 – RHP, Brett Marks, Wallace State CC (Alabama)
  • Round 23 – CF, Vincent Jackson, Luella HS, (Georgia)
  • Round 24 – RHP, Jose Mesa, Charles Flanagan HS (Florida)
  • Round 25 – OF, Ty Moore, Mater Dei HS (California)
  • Round 26 – RHP, Charles Haslup, U Maryland College Park
  • Round 27 – OF, Daniel Oh, UC Berkeley (California)
  • Round 28 – OF, Demetrius Stewart, The Bolles School (HS), Florida
  • Round 29 – LHP, Jose Diaz, Advanced Learning Institute (HS)
  • Round 30 – OF, Raphael Rhymes, LSU
  • Round 31 – RHP, Kevin Johnson, University of Illinois
  • Round 32 – SS, Garrett Cannizaro, Tulane (Louisiana)
  • Round 33 – 1B, Saxon Butler, Samford U (Alabama)
  • Round 34 – LHP, Eric Erickson, U Miami (Florida)
  • Round 35 – SS, Kyle Farmer, Georgia (GA)
  • Round 36 – C, Dalton Smith, University City HS (California)
  • Round 37 – RHP, Charles Basford, Samford U (Alabama)
  • Round 38 – OF, David Thompson, Westminster Christian School (HS), Florida
  • Round 39 – OF, Bo Decker, East Ridge HS (Florida)
  • Round 40 – OF, Sherman Lacrus, Western Oklahoma State College

Tags: Charleston RiverDogs Dominican Summer League BC North Dominican Summer League BC South Gary Sanchez Ramon Ortiz Russell Branyan Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Tampa Yankees Trenton Thunder Tyler Austin

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