New York Yankees Minor League Recap: 6/15-6/21

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Feb 21, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees player Austin Romine (55) bats during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Some of the Yankees new shiny prospects began play this past weekend as Staten Island began their season in the New York Penn League. The Yankees new farm team in Pulaski gets started on Tuesday. Those teams will be featured in the recap next week.

For now let’s take a look at the other levels:

AAA- Scranton

Scranton had a nice 4-2 week as they continue to play well and find themselves atop the International League’s North Division.

Batter of the Week: Austin Romine

Remember him? Romine missed about a week after being hit  in the head by a pitch but came back with an absolute vengeance.  Romine hit a grand slam as a part of a 6 RBI night on Thursday. He also added two more hits the next night and another hit Saturday to give him quite the productive three days.

Runner Up: Gregorio Petit

Petit came off the DL and was sent down to AAA and has done nothing but hit. Petit had three mutli-hit games and has hit in every single game he’s played in since coming off the DL on June 8. He also walked five times and drove in three runs as well.

Pitcher Of The Week: Luis Severino

Severino picked up two wins this week. He pitched 12.2 innings giving up  six hits, two earned runs and striking out 10. He’s now 3-0 since his promotion to AAA Scranton and this was his first start where he didn’t walk a batter.

Runner Up: Nick Rumbelow

Rumbelow certainly earned his promotion and his pitching this week helped. He pitched three innings giving up two runs and striking out six