New York Yankees Minor League Players Of The Week:7/6-7/12
Mar 6, 2015; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees infielder Greg Bird (95) celebrates with teammates in the dugout after scoring in the fourth inning during o a spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
We’ve reached the All-Star Break, not only at the major league level, but at some levels of the minors too. Let’s look back at the week that was for the Baby Bombers:
AAA-Scranton Wilkes Barre
Scranton struggled to a two win week. The currently sit 1.5 games out of first place in the Northern Division of the International League.
Hitter Of The Week- Gregory Bird
Bird is starting to get comfortable and healthy at the AAA level. Bird had at least one hit in every game this week and had a huge afternoon yesterday, going 2-3 with two walks, a homer and four RBI. He raised his average up to .273 since his promotion.
Runner-Up: Ben Gamel
We’ve already seen some of the young outfielders the Yankees have in their system at the major league level this year and you have to wonder if Gamel could be the next man up. The former 10th round pick had three multi-hit games, drove in four and scored seven times. Gamel is in the top 10 in runs and hits.
Pitcher Of The Week- Luis Severino
Severino started two of three wins for Scranton this past week, even though he only earned the win. In nine innings this week he struck out eight, gave up five hits, and walked three. Severino is now 5-0 in AAA.
Runner-Up- Nick Goody
You can add Goody to the list of names under consideration for a bullpen spot at some point. Goody pitched 3.2 shutout innings out of the bullpen striking out five