Yankees Minor League Report – September 7, 2012


Two of the New York Yankees affiliates, Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton won their respective divisions are in the midst of the first round in their postseason. Some SWB members got to leave the roving bus and were called up to join the Yankees for the stretch run. The rest of the teams have now completed their season. Let’s check out how the teams fared since the last report.

International League North (AAA) – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (84-60, 1st place)

Eduardo Nunez was among the call-ups from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and the Yankees hope his speed can make a difference during the stretch run. (Image: William Perlman-The Star-Ledger via US PRESSWIRE)

Eastern League Eastern (AA) – Trenton Thunder, (79-63, 1st place)

  • Won the Eastern League East Division by three games over Reading.
  • Trenton is tied at one game apiece in the first round of the playoffs with Reading.
  • David Aardsma is rehabbing with the Thunder.
  • The Yankees and the Thunder extended their relationship through the 2022 season.

Florida State League (Advanced A) – Tampa Yankees (First Half: 30-36, 12 GB; Second Half: 35-33, 4th place)

  • Tampa lost their last three games and fell short of the second-half division title by three games.
  • Nik Turley and Kyle Roller were named to the FSL Post-Season All-Star Team.

South Atlantic League Southern (A) – Charleston RiverDogs (First Half: 39-28, 3rd place 6.5 GB; Second Half: 34-35, 4th place 10.5 GB)

  • Finished off the season on a five-game win streak and winners of ten out of their last eleven.
  • Their 73-63 overall record was the best since 2008.

New York/Penn League (Class A Short Season) – Staten Island Yankees (30-45, last place, 21.5 GB)

  • Went 3-3 since the last report but had a disappointing season one year after winning their sixth league championship.

Gulf Coast League (Rookie) – Gulf Coast Yankees (35-25, 3rd place, 1 GB)

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