One of the big off-season events and leagues is the Arizona Fall League. It’s made up of players from each team and they are guys who their parent clubs really believe could play in the major leagues very soon, or in some cases, young players who may be rehabbing an injury. The Yankees have a few guys there. Let’s take a look at how they are doing.
Brett Gerritse: The former 12th round pick in 2009 can start or relieve. He had a little more than a strikeout per nine innings for Charleston. For Scottsdale so far, he gave four runs in his first four innings, but has settled down and pitched four shutout innings with six strikeouts.
Fred Lewis: The former 47th round pick back in 2010 made it to AAA Scranton for one game this year. He’s been a reliever throughout his minor league career, however, he did start five games in AA this year. He was 0-4 there, but had a 2.28 ERA. Lewis has pitched 4.1 scoreless innings so far in Scottsdale and has struck out seven in four innings.
Vidal Nuno: Yes, the same Vidal Nuno who started a couple times for the Yankees at the major league level this year. Nuno was injured, and he needs the innings. So far not so good for Nuno. In two games started, in six innings, he’s given up eight runs and 12 hits.
James Pazos: Pazos is a former 10th round pick and is also a left-handed reliever. He was 3-1 with a 4.05 ERA in Charleston this past season. Pazos is 1-0 so far in Scottsdale and hasn’t given up a run yet.
We’ll take a look at the hitters tomorrow.