Yanks trade Webb to Custom Bills Jersey Brewers for Garrett Cooper

BOSTON — The Yankees have had seven different players start a game at first base this season, and their next option may be Garrett Cooper, who was acquired Custom Bills Jersey from the Brewers on Thursday in exchange for left-handed reliever Tyler Webb.Mens 1960 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey.

Cooper, 26, has been assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and provides additional organizational insurance with Greg Bird struggling to get back into the lineup. Cooper was batting .366/.428/.652 with 17 homers and 82 RBIs for Triple-A Colorado Springs, numbers strong Custom Bengals Jersey enough to get him picked to play in the Triple-A All-Star Game.

Yankees first basemen currently rank second to last in the Majors in OPS with a .620 mark. Bird started at first base for New York on Opening Day but has been limited to just 60 at-bats by a bone bruise in his right ankle.Men’s Nike New York Giants Customized Elite Red Alternate Football Jersey for Sale.

Bird was seen by Dr. Martin O’Malley at Hospital for Special Surgery on Monday, the eighth specialist who has evaluated Bird since he fouled a ball off his ankle on March 30. Bird took batting practice with Class-A Staten Island this week and remains hopeful that he can start another Minor League rehabilitation assignment.

In Bird’s absence, the majority of the Yankees’ at-bats at first base went to Chris Carter, who was designated for assignment twice and has since been released. Ji-Man Choi has homered twice since being called up, but general manager Brian Cashman has indicated that if Bird does not return, he would seek an upgrade at first base prior to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Cooper was thought of highly by Milwaukee Personalized NY Giants Jersey brass, but his progress was blocked by the productive platoon of Eric Thames and Jesus Aguilar.Men’s Nike Personalized Cincinnati Bengals Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt.

“Garrett did a tremendous job this year of vaulting himself into prospect status,” Brewers general manager David Stearns said. “Unfortunately for him, we had a situation here where first base is pretty well covered. Our corners in general are pretty well covered over here, so he wasn’t able to get that opportunity at the Major League level. He’s going to an organization where Customized NY Giants Jersey he’s likely to get a little bit more of an opportunity than he would here.”

Webb, 26, was selected by the Pirates in the Rule 5 Draft during the offseason but was returned to the Yankees before Opening Day. After posting a 3.24 ERA in 33 1/3 innings with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Webb made his Major Cincinnati Bengal League debut with the Yankees on June 24. He allowed three earned runs in six innings with New York, striking out five.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Eloy Jimenez collected his share of memorable hits during his time in the Cubs’ system. On Thursday, the No. 8 overall prospect picked up his first as a member of the White Sox, hitting a go-ahead two-run single for Class A Advanced Winston-Salem that proved the difference in a 3-2 win against his former team, Myrtle Beach.Mens 1960 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey.

The two Chicago organizations surprised the baseball world early Thursday with the announcement that the Cubs were trading Jimenez, along with right-hander Dylan Cease (No. 63 overall), first baseman Matt Rose and second baseman Bryant Flete, to the White Sox in a blockbuster deal for Jose Quintana.

Luckily for Jimenez — who slots Customized NY Giants Jersey in behind Personalized NY Giants Jersey Yoan Moncada as the White Sox No. 2 prospect — the process of joining his new team was a simple as switching dugouts, as Myrtle Beach was already slated to play a four-game series in Winston-Salem beginning Thursday Custom Bills Jersey.

Starting in right field and batting fourth in his Dash debut, Jimenez popped out in his first at-bat before delivering a two-run single with two outs in the top of the third inning. The hit, coming on a 3-2 pitch with runners on second and third base, broke a 1-1 tie and ultimately put Winston-Salem up for good. It was his only hit in four at-bats.


Jimenez, a 20-year-old outfielder, batted .271 with eight homers and 32 RBIs in 42 games this year with Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach prior to Thursday’s trade. He appeared in his second straight SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game last Sunday after earning Carolina League All-Star honors and showing his light-tower (and light-breaking) power earlier this month in the circuit’s home run derby.Men’s Nike New York Giants Customized Elite Red Alternate Football Jersey for Sale.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Thursday

No. 4 overall prospect J.P. Crawford (Phillies’ No. 1) hit a solo homer off of Bartolo Colon in Triple-A Lehigh Valley’s win over Rochester. It was the seventh homer of the season for the 22-year-old shortstop, who’s now gone deep five times in 11 games in July after he totaled two in his previous 66 contests.


No. 26 overall prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays’ No. 1) went 2-for-4 both and Bo Bichette (No. 97 overall, Blue Jays’ No. 5) went 3-for-5 in Class A Advanced Dunedin’s loss against Tampa. The 18-year-old Guerrero’s two hits, both singles, were his first since moving up to the Florida State League, while Bichette, 19, is now 5-for-13 through three games.

• In his first start since suiting up for the World Team in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, No. 64 overall prospect Mike Soroka (Braves’ No. 4) returned to Double-A Mississippi’s rotation Custom Bengals Jersey to fire seven scoreless innings and pace the M-Braves in a shutout of Pensacola. The 19-year-old righty Buffalo Bills allowed four hits and struck out six while generating seven ground-ball outs and throwing 61 of his 94 pitches for strikes. He’s 10-5 in 17 starts this season with a 2.37 ERA that ranks second among active Southern League hurlers.


No. 86 overall prospect Ronald Acuna’s (Braves’ No. 7) 13th home run marked his first Triple-A hit as he went on to go 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs in Gwinnett’s rout of Charlotte. The 19-year-old outfielder was promoted to the Minors’ highest level — already his third level in 2017 — after batting .326/.374/.520 with 24 extra-base hits including nine home runs in 57 games with Double-A Mississippi. He also tallied 19 stolen bases and 30 RBIs while scoring 29 runs.Men’s Nike Personalized Cincinnati Bengals Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt.

• Orioles No. 4 prospect Ryan Mountcastle doubled and scored a pair of runs while going 5-for-5, though it wasn’t enough to keep Class A Advanced Frederick from falling to Buies Creek, 6-5. The 20-year-old shortstop is the Carolina League’s active leader in batting (.321) and doubles (34) and runs scored (62), and he owns a share of second place with 15 home runs.

Astros No. 7 prospect Teoscar Hernandez pushed his home run total to 10 with a pair of solo shots for Triple-A Fresno in their win over Tacoma. It was the 24-year-old outfielder’s second two-homer game this season after he accomplished the feat on June 15.


• Yankees No. 9 prospect Miguel Andujar connected on a solo homer and finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s win over Buffalo. The 22-year-old’s second home run in three games was also his third since being promoted from Double-A Trenton, where he hit seven homers and 23 doubles in 67 games while hitting .312.

• Red Sox No. 10 prospect Brian Johnson fired seven scoreless innings to pace Triple-A Pawtucket in a shutout of Syracuse. Throwing 57 of his 90 pitches for strikes, the 26-year-old southpaw allowed three hits and two walks while striking out a pair. He’s 3-1 with a 2.68 ERA in 10 starts this season with Pawtucket.


• Pirates No. 10 prospect Taylor Hearn recorded 10 of his 14 outs via the strikeout while allowing four hits in 4 2/3 scoreless innings for Class A Advanced Bradenton. The double-digit strikeout performance marked a new career high for the 22-year-old lefty, who’s punched out 106 batters in 87 1/3 innings (10.9 K/9) this season in the Florida State League.

Braves No. 11 prospect Touki Toussaint got back on track for Class A Advanced Florida as he racked up a season-high 10 strikeouts while tossing seven innings of one-run ball. He allowed six hits and three walks in the performance. Though the 21-year-old righty’s ERA sits at 5.46 for the season, it’s worth noting that he also has 104 strikeouts in 92 1/3 innings, during which he’s allowed just seven home runs.

• Rockies No. 15 prospect Jordan Patterson drove in five runs with a pair of home runs including a third-inning grand slam in Triple-A Albuquerque’s win against Las Vegas. He has four home runs in his last four games and 16 in 82 games this season after Thursday’s multi-homer performance, which also extended the 25-year-old’s hitting streak to six games.


Mets No. 22 prospect Chris Flexen carried a no-hitter for Double-A Binghamton into the eighth inning before allowing a solo home run with one out. It was the only hit the 23-year-old righty would allow in eight innings, as he walked one and struck out nine while throwing a season-high 108 pitches (70 strikes). He owns a 5-1 record and a 1.73 ERA through six Double-A starts, with a 43-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 41 2/3 innings.


Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees’ first-half report: Paul Hornung Jersey Aaron Judge, more

The Yankees were one of baseball’s most exciting teams over the first two months of the season, flying high as a complete unit while Aaron Judge’s
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That success exceeded expectations, but when a slew of injuries and bullpen trouble combined into a bitter cocktail, the Yanks were knocked from their Custom Browns Jersey first-place perch in mid-June. They remain playoff contenders, though perhaps not the World Series favorites they were playing like prior to their tumble.Men’s Nike Cleveland Browns Customized Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt.

“We’ve just got to get our offense going,” Judge said. “Once we do that, we’ll just start clicking. Everyone starts feeding off of that, the defense plays off that, the pitchers play off that. We’ve just got to start stringing some hits together.”

When the club returns from the All-Star break, it expects to welcome back two key pieces in second baseman Starlin Castro and designated hitter Matt Holliday from the disabled list. Manager Joe Girardi said that he expects his roster to be in the postseason chase all the way to the finish line.

“Just as easy as you can lose them, you can turn it around and get hot and win a lot of games like we were before,” Girardi said.

Cashman on Yankees’ first half MIL@NYY: Cashman discusses first half of the seasonYankees senior vice president and general manager Brian Cashman talks about the team’s needs heading into the All-Star break

What went right
The Yankees decided to have Judge start the year in the Majors, and they were rewarded handsomely as the slugger literally became a permanent part of Yankee Stadium, with the installment of the “Judge’s Chambers.” Judge, Dellin Betances, Castro, Gary Sanchez and Luis Severino were all All-Stars; Didi Gregorius also had a legitimate case. Aaron Hicks had a breakout first half and the Yanks did not need to use a sixth starting pitcher until June 11. Jordan Montgomery and Luis Severino stepped up as arguably their most dependable starters, while CC Sabathia gave them a chance to win more times than not.Women’s Nike Personalized Chicago Bears Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt.

What went wrong
Masahiro Tanaka was 0-6 with an 8.91 ERA from May 14 to June 17. Betances lost Paul Hornung Jersey his command in June, Aroldis Chapman’s stint on the DL overtaxed relievers like Tyler Clippard and Adam Warren, and Michael Pineda is again having trouble keeping the ball in the park. The Yankees lacked production at the infield corners, especially at first base, where Ji-Man Choi became the seventh player to start a game there this season. Most of Custom Bears Jersey those at-bats went to Chris Carter, who was designated for assignment twice before the Yankees released him on Monday. Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury and Holliday all had significant health issues, as did top prospect Gleyber Torres. Dustin Fowler’s season ended in heartbreaking fashion, in the first inning of his June 29 debut.

What we learned
Girardi believed that this lineup would score runs in bunches, and with seven players slugging at least 10 homers, that prediction has proven to be accurate. Judge may win not only the AL Rookie of the Year Award, but also be crowned as the AL MVP Award winner. The Yanks Jordy Nelson Jersey have their problem areas, but they have shown enough that general manager Brian Cashman believes he can upgrade the roster for a postseason push, a situation he didn’t recommend at this time last year.Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Jordy Nelson Color Rush Vapor Untouchable Alternate Yellow Jersey.

Judge sets Yanks’ rookie HR mark Judge passes DiMaggio for most HRs by Yankees rookieA look in at Aaron Judge’s 30 home runs this season, including his latest homer to pass Joe DiMaggio for most home runs by a Yankees rookie

First half top everyday player
The AL’s leading All-Star vote-getter with 4,488,702, Judge won over New York City with his charismatic but humble demeanor, focused approach and his Major League-leading 30 home runs — most of which traveled at distances and exit velocities that most players only dream of.

First half top pitcher
The youngest Yankees pitcher to make an All-Star team since Mel Stottlemyre in 1965, the 23-year-old Severino compiled a 3.54 ERA in 17 starts, tallying 124 strikeouts against 27 walks in 106 2/3 innings. He rebounded well from last year’s demotions to the Minors and the bullpen, developing his changeup into a legitimate third pitch behind his fastball and slider.

First-half top rookie
Judge has already exceeded Joe DiMaggio’s franchise record for home runs by a rookie, set in 1936, and he sees his name littered across the AL leaderboards on a daily basis. Judge was the AL’s Rookie of the Month in April, May and June while also winning AL Player of the Month for June.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Indians Chang looks to stay Paul Hornung Jersey hot offensively

Here’s a look at top prospects to watch in today’s Minor League action:

Hitter to watch: Yu-Cheng Chang (Indians’ No. 9), Akron at Erie (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Chang started the scoring for the Western All-Stars in Wednesday’s Eastern League All-Star Game, plating a run with a second-inning double before finishing 1-for-2. The 21-year-old shortstop was selected for the event after
Paul Hornung Jersey he posted an .813 OPS with 19 home runs and 50 RBIs for Double-A Akron in 79 first-half games. Chang will open the second half with a seven-game hitting streak, during which he’s slashing .375/.433/.708.Men’s Nike Cleveland Browns Customized Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt.

Pitcher to watch: Mike Soroka (Braves’ No. 4), Mississippi at Pensacola (7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Soroka, a first-round pick in 2015, has been stellar this season, posting a 2.55 ERA in 16 starts with Double-A Mississippi. Despite struggling Cleveland Browns a bit in his past two starts, allowing nine runs (six earned), the big righty had allowed just one run in the four starts ahead of his past two. A Canadian native, Soroka sports a 73-to-21 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Duel of the day: Trevor Clifton (Cubs’ No. 4) vs. Jaime Barria (Angels’ No. 8), Tennessee vs. Mobile (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
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Clifton, 22, will attempt to get back on track after going 0-3 with a 7.84 ERA over his last four starts for Double-A Tennessee. After garnering Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year honors in 2016, the right-hander has pitched to a 3.87 ERA in 81 1/3 (15 starts) this season in the Southern League.

Barria, meanwhile, will make his first start for Mobile after he represented the World Team in Sunday’s SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. The 20-year-old right-hander has been sharp since moving up to Chicago Bears the Southern League, where he’s posted a 1.78 ERA and a 0.82 WHIP while holding opposing hitters to a .200 average across 30 1/3 innings (five starts).

Thursday’s Top 100 prospect probables
No. 51 Luis Ortiz (Brewers’ No. 4), Biloxi vs. Birmingham (7:30 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 57 A.J. Puk (A’s No. 2), Midland vs. Corpus Christi (8 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 77 Stephen Gonsalves (Twins’ No. 2), Chattanooga vs. Jacksonville (7:15 p.m. ET)Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Jordy Nelson Color Rush Vapor Untouchable Alternate Yellow Jersey.

More top prospect probables
Brian Johnson (Red Sox’s No. 10), Pawtucket at Syracuse (Triple-A)
Marco Gonzales (Cardinals’ No. 19), Memphis vs. Round Rock (Triple-A)
Josh Staumont (Royals’ No. 2), NW Arkansas vs. Tulsa (Double-A)
Tyler Alexander (Tigers’ No. 4) vs. Luis Lugo (Indians’ No. 29) Erie vs. Akron (Double-A)
Taylor Clarke (D-backs’ No. 5), Jackson vs. Montgomery (Double-A)
Sandy Alcantara (Cardinals’ No. 7), Springfield at Arkansas (Double-A)
Dan Slania (Giants’ No. 20), Richmond vs. Harrisburg (Double-A)
Chris Flexen (Mets’ No. 22), Binghamton at Reading (Double-A)
David Hess (Orioles’ Jordy Nelson Jersey No. 28), Bowie at Altoona (Double-A)
Scott Blewett (Royals’ No. 4) vs. Shane Bieber (Indians’ No. 14), Wilmington vs. Lynchburg (Class A Advanced)
Keegan Akin (Orioles’ No. 5), Frederick at Buies Creek (Class A Advanced)
Roniel Raudes (Red Sox’s No. 5), Salem vs. Potomac (Class A Advanced)
Touki Toussaint (Braves’ No. 11), Florida at Lakeland (Class A Advanced)
Matt Krook (Giants’ No. 12), San Jose at Rancho Cucamonga (Class A Advanced)
Norge Ruiz (A’s No. 13), Stockton vs. Inland Empire (Class A Advanced)
Ryan Borucki (Blue Jays’ No. 16), Dunedin at Tampa (Class A Advanced)
Lewis Thorpe (Twins’ No. 16), Fort Myers at Charlotte (Class A Advanced)
Cody Reed (D-backs’ No. 19) vs. Pablo Lopez (Mariners’ No. 23), Visalia at Modesto (Class A Advanced)
Edgar Garcia (Phillies’ No. 25), Clearwater vs. Bradenton (Class A Advanced)
Curtis Taylor (D-backs’ No. 12), Kane County vs. Bowling Green (Class A)
Joey Wentz (Braves’ No. 13), Rome at Lakewood (Class A)
Imani Abdullah (Dodgers’ No. 14), Great Lakes vs. Wisconsin (Class A)
Tyler Watson (Nationals’ No. 17), Hagerstown vs. Charleston (Class A)
Melvin Adon (Giants’ No. 24), Augusta at West Virginia (Class A)
Zach Muckenhirn (Orioles’ No. 27), Delmarva vs. Lexington (Class A)
Alex Speas (Rangers’ No. 9), Spokane at Vancouver (Class A Short Season)
Sam Perez (Marlins’ No. 16), Batavia vs. Lowell (Class A Short Season)
Nolan Watson (Royals’ No. 14), Burlington vs. Elizabethton (Rookie)

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees’ Aaron Judge enjoys 1st All-Star Jordy Nelson Jersey Game

MIAMI — One day after being crowned as the champion of the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, Aaron Judge was told that Commissioner Rob Manfred had referred to him
Jordy Nelson Jersey as the kind of player “who can become the face of the game.”

The Yankees phenom grinned and said he didn’t know what to say. He was simply thrilled to be part of Tuesday’s 88th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, a 2-1, 10-inning win by the American League over the National League.

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“I just think of myself as a little kid from Linden, Calif., getting to live a dream right now,” Judge said. “This was awesome. It’s my first time coming to Miami, and the goal is to have some fun and compete. That’s what happened. We got the win and it was just an awesome experience all around. What a couple of days.”

One of five Yankees All-Stars, Judge went hitless in three at-bats as the starting right fielder for the AL, joining Joe DiMaggio and Hideki Matsui as the only Yankees rookies to start a Midsummer Classic. Judge struck out in a six-pitch battle with the Nationals’ Max Scherzer in the first inning, waving at a nasty 87.7-mph slider.

“It’s a good pitch. I can see why he was the NL starter,” Judge said. “Great competitor, man. That was pretty cool.”

That showdown was part of the reason that AL manager Brad Mills batted Judge third, ensuring he would hit in the first inning. Judge grounded out to shortstop against the Cardinals’ Carlos Martinez in his second at-bat, then flew out to center field against the Dodgers’ Alex Wood before being replaced defensively in the bottom of the fifth.

“I just got it off the end a little bit. It was a changeup away,” Judge said. “It happens. They’re all All-Stars. They’re going to fool you every now and then.”

Yankees right-hander Dellin Betances turned in a shaky but scoreless third inning in relief of starter Chris Sale. Zack Cozart singled to left Paul Hornung Jersey-center before Betances struck out Charlie Blackmon on a 98.6-mph fastball and Giancarlo Stanton on an 87.9-mph slider.

Bryce Harper walked in a six-pitch battle that included a wild pitch, and Buster Posey walked on four pitches before Daniel Murphy grounded out Custom Bears Jersey. Betances became the fourth pitcher in All-Star history with two wild pitches in an inning, joining Juan Marichal Cleveland Browns(1962), John Smoltz (1993) and Dave Stieb (1980).

“I was just trying to settle down,” said Betances, a four-time All-Star. “I felt like after I walked Harper, I lost concentration a little bit, but then I was able to settle down. I made pitches when I needed to.”

Gary Sanchez made his All-Star debut, entering behind the plate in the sixth inning. He grounded out against the Padres’ Brad Hand in the seventh and struck out against the Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen in the ninth.

“It was a great experience,” Sanchez said through an interpreter. “I had a lot of fun. We got the win. I feel really happy.”

With Craig Kimbrel of the Red Sox on the mound, Sanchez was charged with a ninth-inning passed ball that allowed Yadier Molina to move into scoring position.

“Obviously I’ve never caught him before, but he has a heck of a fastball and with the slider, it breaks out and away from guys,” Sanchez said. “It was a different experience, but an enjoyable experience, getting to catch him.”

Luis Severino would have pitched the 11th inning if there had been one, but Custom Browns Jersey said there was no disappointment in finishing his first All-Star experience on the sidelines.

“No, I wanted to win,” Severino said. “Maybe next time.”

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Chicago Bears ombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees release first baseman Jordy Nelson Jersey Chris Carter

The New York Yankees released first baseman Chris Carter, the club announced
Jordy Nelson Jersey Tuesday morning.

Carter was signed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal this offseason after Custom Bears Jersey clubbing 41 home runs for the Brewers in 2016, which tied the Rockies’ Custom Browns Jersey Nolan Arenado for the National League lead.

The 30-year-old struggled to put the bat on the ball in his 62 games for New York in 2017, hitting .201 with more than twice the amount of strikeouts (76) as he had hits (37).

New York figures to roll with 26-year-old Ji-Man Choi at first base for the time being. Choi, called up to the Majors on Chicago Bears July 4, has two home runs and four RBIs in 11 at-bats for the Yankees.

The club has also been rumored to be in the trade market for a first baseman with Tyler Austin (right hamstring strain) and Greg Bird (right ankle bruise)
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Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @OMacklinMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Statcast takeaways from Home Custom Browns Jersey Run Derby

Monday will be remembered as the night Aaron Judge introduced himself, loudly, Custom Browns Jersey to the T-Mobile Home Run Derby.

Judge put on a show at Marlins Park that exceeded even the lofty expectations placed on his broad shoulders. The Yankees’ rookie overcame 22 first-round homers by the Marlins’ Justin Bour, then cruised past the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger in the second round and the Twins’ Miguel Sano in the finals to claim the crown in style, mashing four homers of more than 500 feet along the way.

Major League Baseball’s first-half home run leader wasn’t the only competitor who brought the lumber, however. Despite a first-round defeat, hometown favorite Giancarlo Stanton defended his 2016 title with several awe-inspiring blasts, and Bellinger, the Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon and the Royals’ Mike Moustakas all had their moments in front of the Miami crowd.

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With help from Statcast™, here is a look at some of the notable facts and figures from Monday’s competition:


• The eight-player field combined to smack 195 home runs that traveled a total distance of 15.7 miles, or about 60 percent of a marathon.

• The average home run for the whole competition was hit 108.5 mph and was
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• There were 32 home runs hit at 115 mph or harder, compared with the 17 hit in games so far this season and the 40 hit since the start of 2015. A staggering 16 of those top-shelf lasers were hit by Judge, who also leads MLB with seven 115-plus mph homers this season. Joey Gallo of the Rangers sits in second place with three.

• Of the 195 homers, 85 were hit at 110 mph or harder, and all but six came off the bat at a minimum of 100 mph.

• There were 18 homers of at least 480 feet, more than the 16 that players have hit in games since Statcast™ was introduced in 2015. There were 47 big flies of at least 450 feet, and more than 80 percent of the dingers on the night reached the 400-foot mark.

Round-by-round Home Run Derby results


• Judge’s two longest homers of the night, which traveled a projected 507 and 513 feet are the two longest home runs tracked by Statcast™ — in the regular season, postseason or past Home Run Derbies. His third longest of Monday night at 504 feet tied Stanton’s regular-season Statcast™ record, which came last year at Coors Field.Women’s Nike Personalized Chicago Bears Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt.

• Judge now owns the four-longest blasts tracked by Statcast™ in the Home Run Derby, and the only four Derby homers hit at least 500 feet. The previous record of 497 feet was set by Stanton last year in San Diego.

• Judge finished with an incredible ratio of 47 homers on the night to just 29 “outs,” or the balls he put in play that didn’t clear the outfield wall. He hit more homers than outs in each of the three rounds he competed in.

• Judge’s 47 home runs traveled a total distance of 3.9 miles.Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Jordy Nelson Color Rush Vapor Untouchable Alternate Yellow Jersey.

• In Round 1, Judge homered on 11 consecutive pitches en route to his total of 23. It marked the most in a row hit by a Chicago Bears player in this year’s Derby. Bour ranked second at seven in that same first-round Cleveland Browns matchup.

• If Judge was fatigued in the finals, he certainly didn’t show it on one titanic blast that left his bat at 116 mph and traveled 469 feet the opposite way to right-center field. For perspective, the hardest-hit opposite-field home run hit by any player — right- or left-handed — during the 2017 season so far was a 112.7-mph blast hit by Gallo on June 30. That was also the longest opposite-field shot of the season at 454 feet — 15 feet shorter than the one clubbed by Judge on Monday night.

• The “highest” home run of the night by launch angle belonged to — who else — Judge, who scraped the sky with a 43-degree moonshot on his second-to-last homer of the night. That set a record for the highest home run tracked by Statcast™ at Marlins Park, eclipsing a 42-degree round-tripper hit by the Nationals’ Daniel Murphy on June 20.

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• Though the reigning champ lasted just one round, Stanton provided plenty of thrills. His fourth home run in his Round 1 matchup against Gary Sanchez rocketed off his bat with a 121-mph exit velocity, giving the Marlins’ slugger the hardest-hit home run of the contest. Stanton also accounted for the second-hardest homer of the night (120 mph) and the two longest by anyone other than Judge (496 and 492 feet).

• Of Stanton’s 16 homers, 12 came off his bat at 115 mph or harder, and eight were projected to travel at least 480 feet. Those are astonishing numbers considering that in Statcast™ regular-season history, just 0.3 percent of homers have been hit that hard and just 0.1 percent have been hit that far.

• Stanton’s 113.9-mph average exit velocity in his first-round performance ranks as the highest of this year’s Derby. Judge was right behind him, however, with a 113.1-mph average in the finals vs. Sano.

•Six Custom Bears Jersey of the 10 lowest homers of the night came in the scintillating opening-round tilt between Stanton and Sanchez, with all six hit at launch angles of 18 degrees or lower. Stanton’s 14-degree opening-round laser, scorched with a 119-mph exit velocity, was the lowest on the totem pole for the entire night. The Miami star went even lower in the 2016 Derby by Paul Hornung Jersey hitting a 12-degree round-tripper on his way to the title.

• Sanchez’s longest home run on record is a 450-foot blast from June 11. He bested that distance 11 times in his two-round performance, topping out at 485 feet.

• Sanchez, who leads the Majors in average home run distance this season at 427 feet, averaged 443 in the Derby. That trailed only Stanton (456), while topping Judge (435).

• Batting before a friendly crowd, Bour came the closest to slowing Judge, with 22 homers in Round 1. Bour did so with notably less flair, however, reaching a max distance of 464 and posting an average exit velocity of 107.1 mph and an average distance of 421.7 feet. Judge not only bested his home run total, he hit one 501 feet and averaged 111.9 mph and 431.6 feet.

• Sano had the second-most homers of any player (32), and four of them were longer than his longest on record (464 feet). His 491-foot blast in the second round was the seventh longest of the night and longest by anyone other than Judge or Stanton.

Prospect Team of Week led by Men’s Nike Cleveland Browns Customized Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt Lucas Giolito

MLBPipeline.com’s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

The latest edition of MLBPipeline.com’s Prospect Team of the Week (July 3-9) features four second-timers in DJ Peters, Fernando Tatis Jr., Rio Ruiz and Nick Solak. There’s no shortage of Top 100 talent either, with Lucas Giolito, Jay Groome and Dominic Smith each earning their first PTOW nod.

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Prospect Teams of the Week
Week 1 (Apr. 10-16)
Week 2 (Apr. 17-23)
Week 3 (Apr. 24-30)
Week 4 (May 1-7)
Week 5 (May 8-14)
Week 6 (May 15-21)
Week 7 (May 22-28)
Week 8 (May 29-June 4)
Week 9 (June 5-11)
Week 10 (June 12-18)
Week 11 (June 19-25)
Week 12 (June 26-July 2)
Week 13 (July 3-9)
Week 14 (July 10-16)
Week 15 (July 17-23)
Week 16 (July 24-30)
Week 17 (July 31-Aug. 6)
Week 18 (Aug. 7-13)
Week 19 (Aug. 14-20)
Week 20 (Aug. 21-27)
Week 21 (Aug. 28-Sept. 3)

Here’s our complete Prospect Team of the Week:

C: Mitch Garver, Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A)
(Twins’ No. 14 prospect)
7 G, .321/.367/.929, 10 R, 2 2B, 5 HR, 8 RBIs, 2 BB, 8 K

Garver paced all prospects last week with five home runs while seven of his nine hits went for extra bases. The 26-year-old backstop did most of his damage on Sunday, when he connected on three homers for the second time in his five-year career. Through 59 games, Garver, with his 12 homers, has already matched his total from 2016.


1B: Dominic Smith, Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A)
(Mets’ No. 2 prospect)/(MLB No. 52)
7 G, .419/.438/.903, 9 R, 3 2B, 4 HR, 12 RBIs, 1 BB, 3 K

Smith put up big numbers for Triple-A Las Vegas last week as he led all Top 30 first basemen in runs scored, hits (13), home runs, RBIs and total bases (28), while hitting safely in six of his seven games. He started his week with his first multihomer performance in nearly a year, and several days later, the 22-year-old first baseman set a career high with six RBIs in a game against El Paso.


2B: Nick Solak, Tampa Yankees (Class A Advanced)
(Yankees’ No. 18 prospect)
7 G, .346/.433/.654, 5 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBIs, 4 BB, 7 K, 1 SB

Solak earns a spot on the PTOW for the second time in three weeks after he hit safely in six of seven games while scoring one run in five contests. A second-round Draft pick in 2016, the 22-year-old second baseman has had no problems adjusting to the Florida State League, evidenced by his.306/.406/.459 line, 24 extra-base hits and 44-to-56 walk-to-strikeout ratio through 81 games.


3B: Rio Ruiz, Gwinnett Braves (Triple-A)
(Braves’ No. 22 prospect)
7 G, .333/.355/.700, 4 R, 2 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBIs, 1 BB, 4 K

Ruiz’s 12 RBIs were a product of three big games in which the 23-year-old third baseman recorded three, five and four RBIs, respectively. The five RBIs marked a season high for Ruiz, who capped his impressive week by connecting Cleveland Browns on a pair of home runs Sunday.


SS: Fernando Tatis Jr., Fort Wayne Tin Caps (Class A)
(Padres’ No. 5 prospect)/(MLB No. 100)
6 G, .421/.577/.947, 5 R, 1 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 7 BB, 6 K, 6 SB

The son of former big leaguer Fernando Tatis went 6-for-6 on the basepaths for Class A Fort Wayne last week while posting a .421 average with five extra-base hits and more walks than strikeouts. Three of those extra-base hits were triples, and they came in three straight games. Just 18 years old, Tatis Jordy Nelson Jersey has opened many eyes in his full-season debut by hitting .276 with 13 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 83 games.


OF: Ramon Laureano, Corpus Christi Hooks (Double-A)
(Astros’ No. 8 prospect)
7 G, .483/.500/1.000, 7 R, 5 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBIs, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SB

After failing to collect a hit on Monday and Tuesday, the 22-year-old Laureano caught fire and rattled off five straight multihit performances to close out his week, including a 5-for-5, three-extra-base-hit game on Sunday. That performance pushed him into the lead in both hits (14) and total bases (29) for the week, during which he raised his season average from .204 to .232.


OF: DJ Peters, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Class A Advanced)
(Dodgers’ No. 18 prospect)
7 G, .448/.500/.966, 7 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 7 RBIs, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 HBP

Peters made headlines Paul Hornung Jersey on Wednesday when he became the first player to hit two home runs in the same inning against a rehabbing Madison Bumgarner. What’s more, he hit in each of his seven games to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, during which he’s hitting .429 with a 1.386 OPS and six home runs. Overall, Peters leads the California League with 19 homers.


OF: Brett Phillips, Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A)
(Brewers’ No. 10 prospect)
8 G, .375/.432/.750, 10 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 12 RBIs, 3 BB, 7 K, 3 SB

Phillips homered in back-to-back games for the Sky Sox over the weekend to put a bow on a week in which he tied for the most runs scored and tied for second in RBIs. Though he struggled in 2016, the 23-year-old outfielder has already matched his career high with 17 home runs through 76 games, all while hitting .293.

LHP: Jay Groome, Greenville Drive (Class A)
(Red Sox’s No. 2 prospect)/(MLB No. 34 Custom Bears Jersey)
1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 0.40 WHIP

Groome, 18, faced the minimum over five innings on Wednesday in his first outing for Greenville since he exited his season debut on April 10 with a lat injury. The 2016 No. 12 overall Draft pick threw 60 pitches (38 strikes) in the outing, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out seven. Including his final rehab start in the New York-Penn League, Groome has yielded one hit while fanning 13 in his past 10 innings.


RHP: Lucas Giolito, Charlotte Knights (Triple-A)
(White Sox No. 4 prospect)/(MLB No. 28)
1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 0.57 WHIP

After struggling in his previous start, Giolito rebounded to fire a two-hitter and strike out 10 on Saturday, his second seven-inning shutout of the season. The double-digit strikeout performance was Giolito’s second of the season and continued a trend that’s seen the 22-year-old right-hander miss more bats since the calendar flipped to June. He owns a 3.88 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 51 innings over his past 11 turns for the Knights.


RP: Joe Jimenez, Toledo Mud Hens (Triple-A)
(Tigers’ No. 5 prospect)
0-0, 1 SV, 0.00 ERA, 4 G, 4 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 0.43 WHIP

Jimenez struck out half of the 16 batters he faced last week courtesy of multiple strikeouts in three of his four appearances for Toledo. The 22-year-old righty has been outstanding lately, with a 0.00 ERA, 12 strikeouts and Custom Browns Jersey three hits allowed in his past 8 2/3 innings spanning eight appearances.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Aaron Judge wins 2017 Home Jordy Nelson Jersey Run Derby

MIAMI — All rise. Again, again and again. Aaron Judge lived up to the hype of his remarkable rookie campaign by slamming nearly four miles of home runs on Monday evening at Marlins Park, including four drives of more than 500 feet,
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Judge overcame 22 first-round blasts from Justin Bour of the Marlins and a dozen long balls from the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger in the second. Judge slammed 11 homers in the finals to defeat Miguel Sano of the Twins, finishing with 1:53 still on the clock.

“I had no pressure going into it. I’m a rookie,” Judge said. “This is my first time doing it. For me, I’ve got no expectations. I’m just going to go in there and have some fun and see what we can do tonight. It was a blast. I enjoyed every minute of it — watching the other guys swing, coming here early and Men’s Nike Cleveland Browns Customized Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt talking to the media. Everything about today was fantastic.”

An anticipated matchup between Judge and hometown hero Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins never materialized, as last year’s champion was knocked out in the first round by Gary Sanchez, 17-16.

“I honestly didn’t think about [facing Stanton],” Judge said. “I was trying to get out of the first round.”

Sanchez stuns Stanton, but falls in Rd. 2

Judge was initially booed but won over the crowd of 37,027, hitting a total of 47 homers against just 29 “outs.” The first rookie to win the Derby outright (the Angels’ Wally Joyner was a co-champion in 1986), Judge hit 16 homers with exit velocities of 115 mph or harder, and to all fields of the ballpark.

“He’s so quiet and simple that he looks like a contact hitter trapped in an ogre’s body,” the Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon said. “I don’t know that the game has ever seen a power like that. Stanton has the most velocity, but I think Judge is going to be a really interesting career to follow.”

And Judge faced a significant challenge before Custom Bears Jersey he even stepped to the plate, watching from the batting cage as Bour put 22 on the board. The 6-foot-7, 282-pound Judge responded with 23, including a 501-foot blast that cleared the home run sculpture in left-center field.

“Once Justin put on that show like that, I just had to go to work,” Judge said. “I was having fun out there and just had to go to work.”

As he did in batting practice, Judge clipped the roof with a drive. Because it did not count, Judge was told he had only tied Bour with five seconds remaining. He easily cleared the center-field wall with his final swing.

“I think I still had the 30-second bonus left, so I really didn’t have any worries,” Judge said.

Judge faced a less daunting challenge in the second round, producing a baker’s dozen — including blasts of 501, 504 and 513 feet — before defeating Bellinger with a 507-foot drive to left field.

The 507- and 513-foot drives are the two longest home runs ever tracked by Statcast™ — in the regular season, the postseason or past Home Run Derbies. Judge now has the four longest blasts tracked by Statcast™ in the Derby, and the only four Derby homers hit at least 500 feet.

“I don’t know what to say,” Bellinger said. “What do you say after those balls?”

Both Judge and Sanchez opted to have their regular batting-practice pitcher, Danilo Valiente, toss to them in Miami. Judge said that the 51-year-old Valiente has a knack for finding the barrel of his bat.

“He’s a fantastic coach and a better person,” Judge said. “He’s always looking out for me. He goes the extra Chicago Bears mile for anything. During the game I go down there and he’s doing soft toss, throwing me a little bit of BP during games. I am glad I was there with Danilo.”
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Stacked end to end, Judge’s homers traveled 3.9 miles and would have enough distance to reach from home plate at Marlins Park into nearby Biscayne Bay.

“He’s an animal,” Sano said. “The first time I saw Aaron Judge hit BP, I could tell he was a monster.”

Judge’s 23 first-round homers marked the third-best round in Home Run Derby history, trailing only Josh Hamilton’s 28 in 2008 and Bobby Abreu’s 24 in 2005.

Even after the unforgettable display, Judge still appeared to have energy left in the tank, suggesting that he may already be ready to defend the title.

“I try to take everything one day at a time. That’s what’s helped me along this first half of the year,” Judge said. “I have had wonderful people help me out through the years. And I can’t thank Paul Hornung Jersey them enough for where I’m at right now.”

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees’ Gary Sanchez tops Giancarlo Paul Hornung Jersey Stanton

MIAMI — Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez drew the unenviable task of attempting to oust defending champion Giancarlo Stanton in the first Chicago Bears of the 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday night at Marlins Park.

Sanchez pulled off the upset of the night, defeating the top-seeded Stanton in
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“It felt great,” Sanchez said. “I was really proud to be able to advance to the second round. Whoever they were going to pair me up with, I was going to give it my all.”

Sanchez, the No. 8 seed, put on a show in the first round to narrowly edge Stanton, 17-16, at the Marlins slugger’s home ballpark. Sanchez entered the Custom Browns Jersey competition with only 13 home runs after missing most of April with a biceps injury, and his inclusion in the Derby field had been questioned by Rays first baseman Logan Morrison. But Sanchez proved he belonged, averaging an exit velocity of 109.5 mph and 443 feet per home run in the first round.

“I was having fun,” he said. “I was happy the entire time. If [Stanton] was going to catch me, or if he was going to overtake me, either way, I was just having a good time.”Men’s Nike Cleveland Browns Customized Elite Alternate Orange Football Jersey Shirt.

Sanchez’s longest blast traveled an estimated 483 feet, which at the time was the longest homer in Marlins Park since Statcast™ was introduced in 2012, though Yankees teammate and eventual champion Aaron Judge surpassed that in the second round. Sanchez’s longest career home run in the regular season was measured at 450 feet.

Sanchez admitted that he got a little tired in the second round, when he hit Custom Bears Jersey only 10 homers. Sano defeated him easily by blasting 11 homers with 43 seconds to spare, advancing to the final vs. Judge.Women’s Nike Personalized Chicago Bears Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt.

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Sanchez, who made his Derby debut alongside Judge, was thrilled to see his teammate win.

“I’m very happy that Judge won the crown,Custom Bears Jersey” Sanchez said. “I talked to him beforehand, and I said, ‘If I’m not able to win it, I hope you win it,’ so at this point, I’m really happy for him.”

Though he fell short, Sanchez will leave the competition with a unique souvenir. He had Victus Sports create three custom bats emblazoned with a gold Kraken, the sea monster to whom Yankees Jordy Nelson Jersey general manager Brian Cashman has compared him. “El Gary” and “Release the Kraken” also figure prominently on the barrels of the bats, though Sanchez didn’t use them during the Derby.

“I think they are pretty cool,” he said.

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