Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Cash Register The Cash Register is a regular feature in which we chart how former Yankees who were traded away are faring this season.
• Seattle catcher Jesus Montero: Montero has to be glad June is over. In 93 plate appearances, he had one home run and one RBI. That's right. A solo shot was his total run production for the month. The catcher is hitting just .249 on the year with a .286 on-base percentage. He has eight homers and 28 RBIs.
• Seattle starter Hector Noesi: It's going on nearly two months since Noesi last won. He's lost his last four starts and is winless in his last 10 starts. For the year, he's now 2-10 with a 5.69 ERA spanning 16 starts. You'd have to think at some point Seattle will pull the plug.
• Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy: Kennedy closed June with a win to finish 2-2 with a 4.06 ERA in the month. Still, the young starter has struggled since he started the season 3-0, going 3-7 since. He's 6-7 with a 4.20 ERA on the year and has a WHIP of 1.31.
• Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson: Jackson's time on the disabled list perhaps has come back to haunt him. He missed out on being named to the All-Star team. The outfielder is having a fantastic year, hitting .322 with a .404 on-base percentage. He has eight homers and 35 RBIs. His OPS is an outstanding .928.
• Detroit reliever Phil Coke: After a rough May, Coke pitched well in June, with a 2.53 ERA spanning 10 2/3 innings. Granted, he gave up 18 hits in those innings, but they didn't come around to hurt him. He's now 1-3 on the year but has a high WHIP of 1.53.
• Miami reliever Mike Dunn: Dunn is finally pitching like he has in the past. He hasn't given up a run in his last seven outings as he's lowered his ERA to 6.06. Considering that he pitched to an ERA above 9.00 in both May and June, that shows he's been making strides.
• Boston reliever Mark Melancon:Melancon has yielded a run in just one of his nine appearances since returning to Boston. Over his last 9 2/3 innings, he's only given up six hits. He's 0-2 with a 9.26 ERA but his numbers are getting better with each week.
• Pittsburgh pitcher A.J. Burnett: Can we say that Burnett was snubbed for the All-Star game? Despite winning his last eight starts, and improving to 9-2 with a 3.31 ERA, the starter did not get a spot on the roster. Whether you liked him or not in New York, you have to give credit to Burnett for bouncing back like this.
• San Francisco reliever George Kontos: Kontos pitched well in June, as he gave up just two earned runs in 8 1/3 innings. He's been unlucky, statistically speaking. Kontos's opponents are batting .313 against him this year. He's only walked one batter.
• Washington reliever Tyler Clippard: Clippard was named the MLB Delivery Man of the Month for June. He did not give up a run over 11 2/3 innings and only yielded two hits while striking out six. He's 1-2 with a 1.83 ERA and has converted 13 straight saves.
• Montero/Noesi for Michael Pineda/Jose Campos
• Kennedy/Coke/Jackson for Curtis Granderson
• Melky Cabrera/Dunn/Vizcaino for Javier Vazquez/Boone Logan
• Melancon/Jimmy Paredes for Lance Berkman
• Kontos for Chris Stewart
• Burnett for Diego Moreno and Exicardo Cayones
• Clippard for Jonathan Albaladejo
Editor's note: Melky Cabrera is not included since he's playing for his third team since the trade. Every player on this list is on the team the Yankees traded him to or on his second team.