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Las Vegas and Dunedin won, but the other teams on the farm lost or had their games postponed.

Fresno 5 @ Las Vegas 11 – Boxscore

Las Vegas won a 29-hit slugfest behind the offence of Travis Snider, who showed what he thought of Anthony Gose getting the call ahead of him, and Mike McCoy, who tried to stake a claim to a roster spot if Lawrie is placed on the DL. Snider went 4-for-5 with three runs scored. He hit two homers and drove in six. McCoy had three hits, two of which were doubles, and a pair of runs scored. David Cooper also had a single and two doubles and Danny Perales also had a three-hit game. Eric Thames had a pair of doubles. Shawn Hill gave up five runs over 5 innings and retired 10 of 12 batters on balls in play on groundouts. No players for the 51’s were injured.

New Hampshire 0 @ New Britain 8 (6 innings) – Boxscore

Mike McDade and Kevin Howard each had one of New Hampshire’s two hits. Deck McGuire gave up all eight runs, although four were unearned on a pair of fielding errors and a passed ball. He walked four and didn’t strike out a batter. No players for the Fisher Cats were injured.

Dunedin 4 @ Fort Myers 1 – Boxscore

Egan Smith threw 6 shutout innings, walking a pair and striking out six. Dayton Martze surrendered a run over 2 innings and Alan Farina picked up the save. The heart of the order – Kevin Pillar, Ryan Schimpf and Kevin Ahrens – each had two hits. Marcus Knecht hit a solo homer. Jon Berti and Koby Clemens were the only D-Jays held hitless and each drew a walk. No players for the Dunedin Blue Jays were injured.

Lansing @ Beloit (Postponed)

The game was postponed.

Vancouver 1 @ Eugene 3 – Boxscore

Bobby Brosnahan gave up three runs over 5.1 innings. He allowed six hits and walked one batter. Jonathan Lucas retired two batters and then Marcus Stroman threw 2 one-hit innings of scoreless relief with three strikeouts. Balbino Fuenmayor and Dan Klein each went 2-for-4. Matt Newman and Kellen Sweeney each added singles and Ian Parmley drew two walks. No players for the Canadians were injured.

Princeton 6 @ Bluefield 5 – Boxscore

Daniel Norris gave up five runs over 4 innings on seven hits and a walk. Julio Carmona took the loss by allowing the sixth run in his 3 innings of relief. Art Charles and Matt Dean each had a single and a triple. Charles drew a walk and Dean drove in a pair. No players for Bluefield were injured.

GCL Braves @ GCL Blue Jays (Postponed)

The game was postponed.

Three Stars:
3rd Star – David Cooper, 3-for-4, 3 R, 2 2B, RBI, BB, 5 TB
2nd Star – Egan Smith, 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K
1st Star – Travis Snider, 4-for-5, 3 R, 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 11 TB

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Mike Green - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 08:49 AM EDT (#260656) #
Snider played centerfield last night.  They really ought to call him up.  I do not see what is gained by having Rajai Davis play full time for the rest of the year. 
Maldoff - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 09:11 AM EDT (#260659) #

Prospects I am officially worried about:

Deck McGuire, Kevin Comer (upside seems low), Marcus Knecht, Carlos Perez (seems to bring little with the stick), Kellen Sweeney (how long until we don't give him a mulligan), Chris Hawkins (no power), Jacob Anderson (serious struggles), Dickie Thon (overaged for the league and still not hitting).

Did I miss anyone?

Gerry - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 09:24 AM EDT (#260662) #

Chad Jenkins is the obvious one.

I am less worried about Anderson and Hawkins.  Anderson is still young and dealing with a shoulder injury.  For Hawkins the power might come later, he is working on trying to be a more disciplined hitter at the moment.  If he can do that, the power might come.  But he has great hand-eye coordination, he can put the bat on the ball.

hypobole - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 09:38 AM EDT (#260663) #
Any of our prospects struggling this badly? I think this kid might have a few holes in his swing.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=green-002sha
Mike Green - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 09:41 AM EDT (#260665) #
No relation.
allcanadian34 - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 09:46 AM EDT (#260667) #
I don't see any reason to be worried about most of these guys, TBH. Comer, Anderson and Thon are all playing their first season in pro ball (Thon's injuries/blood issue limited him greatly last year if i'm not mistaken).  Not all prospects are going to show linear growth year after year and sometimes stumbling blocks make them better.  Two bad years in a row... that's when I get concerned personally.  Perez might be a candidate for that category though...

One thing I find interesting is looking at former highly regarded prospects - Ahrens, Jackson and Pierre come to mind initially - and how now they're basically org fodder. Sad.

Oceanbound - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 10:12 AM EDT (#260668) #
Joel Carreno pitched an inning in the Las Vegas game. Is the org giving up on him as a starter?
Jdog - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 10:14 AM EDT (#260669) #
Comer is a HS draft pick who was picked based on projection. Which as far as I understand it means that the Jays see him still maturing physically and adding velocity with the physical maturation. So being as kids can continue to grow into their early 20's and then bulk up from there, I see no reason to be worried. He is what he is right now we are basically just hoping for some added stuff in the next year or two. Am I in the ballpark there Gerry?
85bluejay - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 10:27 AM EDT (#260670) #

I am really impressed by the Jays handling of Snider this year - It takes a confident FO to be patient and withstand all the criticism of the fans/media to do what I think is right for the development of Snider - I think this FO is still high on Snider and he will eventually be the bat between Bautista and EE - Of course, the jays are in a no win situation with their critics - when Snider eventually returns - if he succeeds (as I think he will), those critics will say "see,we told you so,he should have been here all along - if he fails,those critics will say "see,we told you so,you ruined him by keeping him down so long" 

I'm not too worried about jays prospects in the low minors -they've got time and are probably working on many less developed aspects of their game - but McGuire & Jenkins have to be by far the 2 biggest disappointments - with such dire need at the ML level, their regression puts them in suspects category rather than prospects in my book.

Hodgie - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 10:38 AM EDT (#260672) #
Comer has pitched 24 innings as a professional. I am going to go out on a limb and suggest that it is perhaps a little early to start worrying about, well, anything.
hypobole - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 10:49 AM EDT (#260673) #
Don't understand the negativity on Carlos Perez at all. He may have repeated a level, but he's still age appropriate, has an excellent K/BB ratio, has improved his power numbers and is a catcher. From what I've heard his defense has made strides as well. What am I missing?
Gerry - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 10:50 AM EDT (#260674) #
I don't think you worrry about any high school draftee in their first full year.  It's a learning experience for them in baseball, in living away from home, and in becoming an adult. 
Lugnut Fan - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 11:28 AM EDT (#260676) #
I'm with hypobole on his comments around Perez.  He has improved his all around game greatly this season from what I can tell and defensively he looks tremendously better at the catcher position to me.  He honestly is probably due for a call up to Dunedin in the near future depending on what happens to the guys currently in front of him.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 11:35 AM EDT (#260677) #
Perez will be 22 in October.  It is true that catchers do regularly have different career trajectories than other position players, so the ticking of the clock is not quite so insistent.  Nonetheles, he is not blocked by anyone in the organization at this moment, and it is a real puzzle why he has not been moved up. 
Marc Hulet - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 12:14 PM EDT (#260680) #

Patience is needed. Everyone wants the Jays to draft high ceiling players but with that comes the need for patience. Projection is key with high ceiling prep talent. Kids do not all come out of their senior year of high school throwing 95 mph but some will eventually grow into that velocity. The same for hitters. Power is almost always the last tool to develop.

uglyone - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 12:21 PM EDT (#260681) #
Maldoff - on your list I'd agree with three names to be officially worried about - Deck McGuire, Marcus Knecht, and Kellen Sweeney. They are teetering on the edge of non-prospect status (IMO) if not falling over the edge already.
rfan8 - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 01:24 PM EDT (#260683) #

Is there anyone that is ready for Lansing?  It may be they want someone with a bit more experience who can grow with Sanchez, Nico and Syndergaard.

Richard S.S. - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 05:31 PM EDT (#260698) #
If you don't start playing in your draft year, you miss a lot of "early adjustments" that must be made.   (I consider a mature teenager a contradiction in terms.)   If the prospect misses this time, they could start more than a full year behind their draft year colleagues, possibly as much as two.   Does anyone think the poor performers in the lower minors are facing this problem?
Kelekin - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 05:49 PM EDT (#260699) #
I think it's hard to statistically judge a player before they get to full-season ball.  And even then, I think you have to struggle in two attempts at full-season ball to be a written off.  I don't think you "write off" anyone from the 2010 draft before the end of next year.  If they haven't made full season ball by next year though, then things aren't looking good for them at all.
greenfrog - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 06:44 PM EDT (#260701) #
Weren't the early reports on Comer this year pretty positive? I think I remember Kevin Goldstein saying nice things about him.
TheBunk - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 09:43 PM EDT (#260704) #
There's been reports from BA writers that Comer is flashing a plus curveball and plus change up. I don't think upside or projection are things to worry about with Comer.
greenfrog - Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 11:08 PM EDT (#260706) #
So, BA views him as an up-and-comer, is what you're saying?
Richard S.S. - Friday, July 20 2012 @ 12:25 AM EDT (#260719) #
I don't think it matters whether or not BA ranks Comer as an "up and comer" with a plus curveball and plus change up.   All we should be con-cerned about is he getting better.
Oceanbound - Friday, July 20 2012 @ 12:56 AM EDT (#260721) #
You've got to admit Comer's getting better (Better)
A little better all the time (He can't get more worse)
I've got to admit Comer's getting better (Better)
He's getting better since those plus pitches been his
Getting so much better all the time

TamRa - Friday, July 20 2012 @ 03:55 AM EDT (#260725) #
"Is there anyone that is ready for Lansing? It may be they want someone with a bit more experience who can grow with Sanchez, Nico and Syndergaard."

I'd be very tempted to let Osuna get a taste there, and experience the playoffs.

In fact, I'd like to see Sanchez, at least, get his last three starts at Dunedin (plus the playoffs) and Wojo in NH (unless they really want him in the playoff experience too) and Osuna, if he has the innings, in Lansing when Sanchez moves up.

Oh, and Cardona to Bluefield, even though he hasn't been dominating yet this year.
Richard S.S. - Friday, July 20 2012 @ 04:43 AM EDT (#260728) #
The Ninja is back, Snider's called up, and almost no-one knows.   See other post.
hypobole - Friday, July 20 2012 @ 08:17 AM EDT (#260731) #
"In fact, I'd like to see Sanchez, at least, get his last three starts at Dunedin"

Might want to check out Sanchez last 2 starts before promoting him. Didn't get past the 3rd inning in either.
The 2 starts combined: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 8 ER, 2 HR, 4 BB, 5 K.
Mike Green - Friday, July 20 2012 @ 08:41 AM EDT (#260734) #
So, BA views him as an up-and-comer, is what you're saying?

Save it for Bad Pun Tuesday, my friend. 
TamRa - Friday, July 20 2012 @ 11:24 AM EDT (#260757) #
Might want to check out Sanchez last 2 starts before promoting him. Didn't get past the 3rd inning in either.
The 2 starts combined: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 8 ER, 2 HR, 4 BB, 5 K.

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