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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Yankees demote April and May star Yangervis Solarte to Triple-A

Unfortunately he’s hit just .162 in 22 games since June 1, including his current 3-for-41 (.073) slump, and today the Yankees decided to demote Solarte back to Triple-A.
...
the Yankees have called up 27-year-old career minor leaguer Zelous Wheeler, a utility man hitting .299 with seven homers and an .834 OPS in 66 games at Triple-A.

The Yankees are trying to find another hot blackjack table.  Too much play and they eventually all turn to ####.

 

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: July 03, 2014 at 11:06 AM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: flip or flop, weird first names, yankees

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   1. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: July 03, 2014 at 12:32 PM (#4742662)
If I had a nickel for every time I've seen a roster move where a guy named Yangervis gets demoted for a guy named Zelous...well, I'd now have five cents.
   2. BDC Posted: July 03, 2014 at 12:35 PM (#4742665)
Can he still play in the All-Star Game?
   3. Mike Emeigh Posted: July 03, 2014 at 12:53 PM (#4742686)
Zelous Wheeler can hit, but he has no real position (which is why he's listed as a utility man). He's barely adequate at 3B and I can't see him at all at 2B or SS. When you look at him you can probably figure out why; he's built like Tony Gwynn Sr (in his later years, that is).

-- MWE
   4. hardrain Posted: July 03, 2014 at 12:54 PM (#4742690)
Celerino Sanchez is smiling down from the pearly gates....
   5. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 03, 2014 at 12:54 PM (#4742691)
In this thread, I pooh-poohed the idea of Solarte as an All-Star by predicting that he'd be hitting .276/.323/.403 by the break. He's at .260/.343/.393. I point this out because this is the closest I have ever come to being right about something.
   6. I Am Not a Number Posted: July 03, 2014 at 12:56 PM (#4742692)
Pumpkin time.
   7. Repoz Posted: July 03, 2014 at 01:05 PM (#4742705)
Early season Yankee bargument over Solarte.

Pinstriped Porker: "We finally found our own pig!"

Me: "What?"

Pinstriped Porker: "Pig! Pig! That guy on the Giants!"

Me: "You mean Puig on the Dodgers?"

Pinstriped Porker: "Yeah...him, but our Pig is gonna be even better!"
   8. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: July 03, 2014 at 01:06 PM (#4742709)
Zips and Steamer both still like him to put up a wRC+ of ~90. Combine that with an ability to play 2 position where the Yankees have no talent, and I expect he'll be back sooner rather than later.
   9. Lindor Truffles Posted: July 03, 2014 at 01:06 PM (#4742710)
The 'pig' is Wheeler, he makes Ronnie Belliard look svelte.

Great name though.
   10. Cooper Nielson Posted: July 03, 2014 at 01:16 PM (#4742719)
The 'pig' is Wheeler, he makes Ronnie Belliard look svelte.

Great name though.


Yeah, I just did an image search and I have to say that wasn't what I was expecting. I was thinking of something much more Amish.
   11. Jeltzandini Posted: July 03, 2014 at 02:17 PM (#4742762)
If he gets off to a hot start, fans will be overzealous, but then he'll cool off and fans will be over Zelous.
   12. Lassus Posted: July 03, 2014 at 02:25 PM (#4742765)
I always thought of Yasiel as a pug.
   13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 03, 2014 at 02:39 PM (#4742776)
Nice to see some minor league lifers make it to the show. Both Solarte and Wheeler put in a good bit of time as AAA depth before this year, and it makes me happy that both were finally rewarded for that.
   14. Bruce Markusen Posted: July 03, 2014 at 08:18 PM (#4742969)
I'm not sure why the Yankees haven't brought up Jose Pirela instead. He's hitting about .320, was just named International League Player of the Month, and can play both the infield and outfield. It is slightly ridiculous that Girardi continues to run out an over-the-hill Brian Roberts instead of someone like Pirela. Then again, it might be Cashman behind this, since he was the one who signed Roberts to begin with.

Between Roberts, Soriano, and Cervelli, the Yankees are carrying an enormous amount of dead weight.
   15. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: July 03, 2014 at 09:16 PM (#4742991)
Wheeler looks remarkably like Delmon Young.
   16. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: July 03, 2014 at 09:30 PM (#4742998)
Well, from a certain angle.
   17. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 03, 2014 at 09:44 PM (#4743007)
We'll all miss the True Yangee, but Zeloous Wheeler has already hit his first home run.
   18. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 03, 2014 at 09:58 PM (#4743015)
We'll all miss the True Yangee, but Zeloous Wheeler has already hit his first home run.

only because Jeter inspired him to

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