Header Image

Staten Island Yankees Opening Series Preview

Jun 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Staten Island Yankees
Tags: , , , , ,

The time has arrived, the 2014 NY-Penn League season begins tomorrow when the Brooklyn Cyclones visit the Staten Island Yankees at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark. This season marks the Staten Island Yankees 15th Anniversary season and their 12th season playing in St. George. Both teams are boosting a more experienced team while their respected major league affiliates sign the recent draftees.

Let us take a look at the pitching matchups to start the season.

Pitching Matchups


June 13, 2014 – Octavio Acosta RHP vs David Palladino RHP
Starting for the Brooklyn Cyclones on opening day is the six foot right hander Octavio Acosta. The 22-year old has been with the Mets organization since the 2010 season. In 32 career games he started just 11, reaching as high as the Florida State League’s St. Lucie Mets for two games in 2013. He owns a career 4-6 record with a 3.42 ERA over 94.2 innings while striking out a total of 88 batters and walking 33.

Getting the start for the Baby Bombers will be the 6’8” righty David Palladino. This will be Palladino’s second year with Staten Island as he split last season between the rotation and bullpen. This year he will be a starter and make use of his five pitches. His fastball is consistently in the low-90s, mid-70s curveball, low-80s curve, a change up and a splitter.

Last year he was 3-3 in 15 games, throwing just 54 innings striking out 49 and walking 26. His best game of the season was a start against the Brooklyn Cyclones on August 20, 2013 where he pitched six no-hit innings allowing just a walk and struck out five. Unfortunately he earned a no decision in that start with reliever Andy Beresford picking up the win.

June 14, 2014 – Sam Agnew-Wieland RHP vs Casey Meisner RHP
Getting the start for Staten Island in Brooklyn will be the returning Sam Agnew-Wieland. Sam spent last season as a reliever for the Baby Bombers going 2-4 with a 3.72 ERA in 17 games and 38.2 innings pitched while striking out 42 batters. This will be his first season as a starting pitcher in the pros after spending his last two college seasons as a starter. Wieland has a low-90s fastball with a slider, curve and changeup he can throw for strikes.

Casey Meisner will be the starter for the Brooklyn Cyclones. Meisner spent last season with the Gulf Coast League Mets where he went 1-3 with a 3.06 ERA in 10 games and 35.1 innings pitched.

June 15, 2014 – Carlos Valdez LHP vs. Jordan Cote RHP
Carlos Valdez is making his return to the Cyclones for the 2014 season. Last season he owned a 2-2 record with a 2.58 ERA in nine games and 45.1 innings pitched. He struck out just 33 last year while walking 17. In 2012 he pitched in 4 games for the Kingsport Mets where he was 0-1 with a 1.17 ERA in 7.32 innings.

For the Yankees, right-hander Jordan Cote will get the ball. Cote was drafted in the third round of the 2011 draft out of High School. Cote did not pitch in 2011 and made his debut in 2012 with the Gulf Coast Yankees where he was 3-0 with a 0.98 in six games and 27.2 innings. Last season he returned to the Gulf Coast League where he was 0-1 in nine games throwing 28 innings and striking out 20 while walking just five. He started this season in the bullpen for the Charleston RiverDogs where he struggled in 12 games going 1-1 with a 5.32 ERA in 22 innings. Cote possess a fastball that sits around 92 MPH on the gun along with a Slider and Changeup.

June 16, 2014 –Dillon McNamara RHP vs. Corey Oswalt RHP
The Staten Island native Dillon McNamara will make the start on Monday in Brooklyn. McNamara spent last season in the Yankees bullpen where he was 4-3 in 20 games throwing 37 innings, striking out 31 batters. He has a mid-90s fastball with a slider, and a splitter.

For the Cyclones it is Corey Oswalt getting the ball. Oswalt spent the last two seasons with the Kingsport Mets where he split the time between the rotation and bullpen. Last year he was 0-1 with a 3.46 ERA in just three games and 13 innings pitched. In 2012 he made nine appearances tossing 35.1 innings with an 8.15 ERA.

At the Plate


At the plate the Staten Island Yankees will have many talented players, 2014 13th round pick Bo Thompson is a slugging first baseman whose power could make a big difference in the Staten Island lineup. In addition to Thompson Staten Island has 2013 All-Star first baseman Bubba Jones returning. Bubba lead the 2013 team with a .284 batting average. The 18-year old shortstop Thairo Estrada will be a player to watch on the team as well. Austin Aune, the shortstop turned outfielder will also be on the team. Outfielder Daniel Lopez will be playing his third consecutive season with the Staten Island Yankees. Tenth round draft pick Ty McFarland will be manning the hot corner for the Baby Bombers and 26th round pick Collin Slaybaugh will be behind the dish.

New York Mets top prospect Amed Rosario will be on the 2014 Cyclones roster. Amed began the year with the Savannah Sand Gnats where he was hitting just .133 in 30 at bats. Last season he hit .241 for the Kingsport Mets. Third baseman Jhoan Urena who spent last season in the Gulf Coast League where he hit .299 in 157 at bats with six double and three triples. In addition 2014 Mets sixth round pick Tyler Moore will be on the roster.

It will be an interesting series to watch as the two teams will be resuming the best rivalry in minor league baseball.


Born and raised in Staten Island, NY Robert has been covering the Staten Island Yankees since the 2003 season. Originally he ran Baby-Bombers.com from 2003-2009 when he moved his coverage of the Baby Bombers to Gotham Baseball and Baseball Digest. In 2012 Robert launched PinstripedProspects.com to bring independent coverage of the Yankees minors to fans.
garcinia cambogia 60 hca side effects green coffee bean diet pills side effects phytoceramide pills at walmart pure garcinia cambogia reviews gnc phytoceramides 350 mg reviews what do complex carbohydrates do green coffee beans for weight lose white kidney bean extract benefits garcinia cambogia weight loss formula buy garcinia cambogia in sydney recipe for canned white kidney beans garcinia plus at walmart how do u make white beans white beans how to cook garcinia cambogia pills at walgreens garcinia fruit how to eat pure garcinia cambogia health shop can i substitute white beans for kidney beans advanced garcinia cambogia natural garcinia cambogia dischem black bean extract drops miracle garcinia cambogia garcinia cambogia pure extract gnc medical review of garcinia cambogia buy garcinia cambogia montreal weight loss supplement garcinia cambogia 2 examples of complex carbohydrates garcinia cambogia for weight loss carb blockers wikipedia green coffee and garcinia how to take garcinia cambogia weight loss garcinia cambogia fruit for sale advanced garcinia cambogia new zealand consumer review on garcinia cambogia whole body garcinia cambogia for sale ghi garcinia cambogia side effects white kidney beans weight loss garcinia cambogia weight loss per week garcinia cambogia by dietworks review dosage of white kidney bean extract how long are canned kidney beans good for does garcinia cambogia contain caffeine dr oz natural weight loss garcinia cambogia pure garcinia cambogia para que sirve best white kidney bean extract garcinia cambogia extract pure no fillers fat blocker diet garcinia cambogia usa nutra labs phytoceramides ratings natural sport white kidney bean extract carb blocker or fat binder white kidney bean extract constipation white kidney bean extract does it work natures natural nutrition garcinia cambogia reviews green coffee bean max review where can you buy garcinia cambogia in new zealand red kidney beans and white rice recipe kalonji benefits for kidney stones garcinia cambogia and pure cleanse white kidney bean extract by purists choice white kidney bean extract high blood pressure where can you get white kidney bean extract carb blocker enzyme white kidney beans recipe all natural garcinia cambogia australia garcinia cambogia extract pure drops garcinia cambogia correct dosage que es garcinia cambogia compuesta garcinia gnc review lose weight with beans and rice phytoceramide without gluten garcinia cambogia and super lean cleanse green coffee importers garcinia cambogia hca at walmart 4 hour body white beans garcinia cambogia overdose modifast fat blocker ervaringen carb blocker diet white beans potassium cla 1000 with white kidney bean 500mg pure garcinia cambogia in cvs using pure garcinia cambogia extract where to buy garcinia cambogia extract in melbourne natural garcinia cambogia blend q carb blocker kidney transplant and disability benefits what is black bean extract fat blocker definition what garcinia cambogia brand to buy where to buy garcinia cambogia australia are dark red kidney beans gluten free review for pure garcinia cambogia white kidney bean extract diet garcinia cambogia extract recommended by dr oz refried beans from canned kidney beans pure garcinia cambogia 75 hca kidney bean phaseolus vulgaris l does garcinia cambogia stop your period green coffee beans may aid weight loss garcinia cambogia extract 50 hca fruit purely inspired green coffee bean gummies pure white kidney bean extract side effects garcinia cambogia 60 dr oz dr oz garcinia cambogia raspberry ketones white kidney beans tomato sauce garcinia cambogia extract weight loss punch garcinia cambogia extract pure 500mg kidney beans olive oil liponexol carb blocker diet pills garcinia cambogia extract pure directions oz garcinia cambogia where to buy garcinia cambogia fruit picture carb blockers to lose weight can garcinia cambogia cause weight gain white kidney bean extract reviews white blood cells in urine kidney infection lose weight with beans and rice white kidney bean extract supplements advocare 24 day challenge complex carbohydrates garcinia diet max results weight loss results garcinia cambogia garcinia cambogia vs raspberry ketones green coffee maker how to take garcinia cambogia and raspberry ketones va benefits for kidney stones carbohydrates in canned green beans hallelujah diet black bean burgers garcinia cambogia extract absonutrix 70 hca phytoceramides wiki pure garcinia cambogia extract gold eating lima beans for weight loss rice and kidney beans recipe hydroxycitric acid hca and garcinia cambogia pure phytoceramides where to buy que es garcinia de cambogia how fast do you see results from garcinia cambogia vitamax garcinia cambogia free trial canned kidney beans poisonous bean diet to lose weight garcinia cambogia with 60 hca dr oz nutrigold garcinia cambogia gold pure garcinia cambogia vs mangosteen white bean extract to buy large white dried beans white beans scd diet 100 pure white kidney bean extract carbohydrates in heinz baked beans cheap xls carb blockers white kidney bean extract liquid form is garcinia cambogia safe for breastfeeding moms diet pills garcinia white kidney beans recipe reviews on triminex garcinia cambogia garcinia plus at walmart good sources of complex carbohydrates pure garcinia cambogia extract best brand where to buy phytoceramide plant derived pure garcinia cambogia extract and colon cleanse are dark red kidney beans good for you buy garcinia cambogia fruit where to buy phytoceramides in edmonton garcinia cambogia negative review original garcinia cambogia work garcinia cambogia and super lean cleanse where to buy garcinia cambogia in kansas city garcinia cambogia and white kidney bean extract what do complex carbohydrates do dark red kidney beans garcinia lean white beans with pesto garcinia does it really work que es garcinia de cambogia pure garcinia cambogia side effects webmd dr oz weight loss pill garcinia cambogia garcinia cambogia liquid phytoceramides gluten free carbohydrates in frozen green beans kidney beans calories alli fat blocker liver damage where to buy garcinia cambogia extract toronto garcinia cambogia formula wikipedia white kidney beans or navy beans white kidney bean uk where can i buy garcinia cambogia extract in stores garcinia cambogia with natural green cleanse garcinia cambogia free shipping advanced garcinia cambogia chemist warehouse cual es la original garcinia cambogia buy cheap garcinia cambogia garcinia cambogia 60 hca 1500 mg what garcinia cambogia brand is the best buy pure garcinia cambogia australia how to use green coffee beans for weight loss vegan complex carbohydrates all black bean diet nutrigold garcinia cambogia ready to mix all black bean diet where can i buy garcinia cambogia in qatar original garcinia cambogia results are pinto beans good for weight loss does white kidney bean extract work where can you buy pure garcinia cambogia in stores red beans and rice with canned kidney beans garcinia diet max slim body cleanse carb intercept and alcohol garcinia cambogia extract dr oz youtube advocare 24 day challenge complex carbohydrates garcinia green coffee where can you buy pure garcinia cambogia in stores does pure garcinia cambogia slim system work buy white kidney pills green coffee beans weight loss true does garcinia cambogia affect period pork and beans weight loss usn carb blockers kidney bean shaped pendant where to find garcinia cambogia in walmart pure garcinia cambogia vs raspberry ketone plant derived phytoceramides 350 mg garcinia cambogia by natural nutrihealth pure garcinia cambogia extract before and after pictures quick complex carbohydrates are black bean burgers good for weight loss garcinia cambogia supplement benefits does eating beans make you lose weight garcinia cambogia vitruvian natural lab what are the side effects of miracle garcinia cambogia natural earth garcinia cambogia reviews carb blockers reviews top 5 fat blockers garcinia cambogia fruit whole foods carb blocker mayo clinic original garcinia cambogia used by oprah garcinia cambogia dr fuhrman pure garcinia cambogia hca dr oz garcinia cambogia extract livestrong garcinia cambogia dr oz and oprah white kidney bean soup recipes what is a kidney bean difference between black beans and red kidney beans cambogia garcinia extract walmart kidney beans olive oil nutritional value kidney beans canned cheap xls carb blockers canned kidney beans glycemic index carb intercept 3 como usar nutrigold garcinia cambogia gold weight loss supplement review garcinia cambogia extract bodybuilding red kidney beans nutrition fat blocker prescription drugs do i need to cook canned kidney beans side effects to garcinia cambogia does garcinia cambogia work from walmart natural garcinia cambogia and natural green cleanse free trial g93 jerneh white kidney bean phytoceramides brands using pure garcinia cambogia extract garcinia cambogia formula wikipedia effects of calcium on garcinia cambogia garcinia cambogia select ingredients buy garcinia cambogia in india phaseolus vulgaris nutritional value green coffee with ginger diet white kidney bean extract walmart phase 2 white kidney bean extract garcinia cambogia bodybuilding forum garcinia cambogia and natural cleanse diet what are the side effects of taking garcinia cambogia does triminex garcinia cambogia extract work white kidney bean 500mg garcinia cambogia extract and green coffee bean diet do you drain canned kidney beans for chili fat blocker side effects can you buy pure garcinia cambogia at gnc is baked beans good for weight loss g93 jerneh white kidney bean does white bean extract really work garcinia cambogia pure extract gnc phaseolus vulgaris reproduction irwin naturals 3 in 1 carb blocker white bean extract does it work what garcinia cambogia did oprah use garcinia cambogia gold weight loss reviews where can i buy garcinia cambogia in london ontario raspberry ketones and white kidney bean reviews pure garcinia cambogia terms and conditions garcinia cambogia weight loss combination how much weight can i expect to lose with garcinia cambogia carb blocker gcx what stores sell black bean extract benefits of kidney detox garcinia cambogia fruit picture health benefits of small white beans natrol carb intercept phase 3 reviews garcinia cambogia extract dr oz youtube natrol white kidney bean carb intercept reviews of garcinia cambogia for weight loss garcinia cambogia and green tea where to get pure garcinia cambogia in australia are beans a good weight loss food