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The affiliates managed two wins on the night but there were many exciting performances on this day.

Col. Springs 16 Las Vegas 4

It was an ugly day with 51s pitchers giving up 16 hits. Starter Yohan Pino lasted just 1.1 innings and gave up 11 runs on 11 hits and one walk. He was just recently promoted from double-A. Tim Redding gave up two runs in 4.2 innings, while Ron Uviedo allowed three runs in 3.0 innings. Travis Snider went 2-for-5 with one run scored. Adam Lind, Ricardo Nanita and Paul Phillips each had two hits. Nanita drove in two runs. Kevin Howard had a rough day with an 0-for-5 and three Ks.

New Hampshire 4 Bowie 3 (13 innings)

The Fisher Cats pulled out a rare win in extra innings. Deck McGuire received the start but was less than inspiring. He gave up eight hits and three walks in 5.0 innings. He did not strike out a batter and allowed three runs. Matt Wright came into the game and worked two scoreless innings. Fernando Hernandez, Aaron Loup, Matt Daly, and Evan Englebrook combined for 6.0 scoreless innings. Daly received the win after working 2.1 innings. Mark Sobolewski, Gabe Jacobo, and Sean Ochinko each had two hits. Ochinko also drove in two runs. Defensive whiz Brian Bocock went 0-for-3 but walked three times.

Dunedin - All-Star Break

Lansing 9 Great Lakes 2

Aaron Sanchez received the start and allowed just one unearned run in 4.0 innings. He struck out five batters but also walked five. Tyler Ybarra pitched two scoreless innings and struck out four batters. Blake McFarland and Ajay Meyer also pitched. Kevin Pillar stole his 27th base and also slugged a grand slam. Carlos Perez had two hits, including a double, RBI and a walk. Andy Burns committed an error in the field but hit his eighth home run and walked twice. K.C. Hobson was 1-for-3 with two runs and two walks.

Spokane 7 Vancouver 3

Ben White was roughed up in his first start. He allowed five runs in 4.0 innings of work. He walked five batters and allowed six hits. Zack Breault was also beat up. Jon Lucas and Andrew Sikula held Texas' affiliate scoreless. The offense managed just four hits and short-season veteran Balbino Fuenmayor had two of those base-knocks. Nick Baligod and Danny Arcila had the other hits. Eric Phillips went 0-for-4 with three Ks. Ian Parmley was 0-for-5 with two Ks. Matt Newman went just 0-for-1 but walked three times.

DSL Jays - Rained Out

The Three Stars:

3. Aaron Sanchez, one run in 4.0 innings

2. Travis Snider, two hits

1. Kevin Pillar, grand slam

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92-93 - Sunday, June 17 2012 @ 10:31 PM EDT (#258832) #
Is Vancouver considered a more advanced level than Bluefield? Will the majority of the players on Bluefield's roster go through Vancouver as well, or straight to Lansing?
Richard S.S. - Sunday, June 17 2012 @ 11:16 PM EDT (#258833) #

GCL (unchanged) is Low Rookie Short Season or RK-.   Bluefield (new last year) is High Rookie Short Season or RK+.   Vancouver (new last year) is Low A Short Season or A-.   Then Lansing (unchanged) Mid A Full season or A (has been refered to as Low A Full Season.  

Or to be brief: yes.

Gerry - Monday, June 18 2012 @ 09:11 AM EDT (#258836) #

Vancouver is a college heavy league and it's players are generally a couple of years older than the Appy League. 

I would assume that most of the Bluefield roster will stay in Bluefield for the season.  Last year a couple of pitchers were promoted to Vancouver for the last few weeks of the season.  Next year the best performing Bluefield players from this season should make the Lansing roster.

Last year Aaron Sanchez, Noah Syndergaard, Kevin Pillar and Chris Hawkins were assigned to Bluefield to start the season.  Now they are in Lansing.  Some of the best college age players, like Andy Burns and Jon Berti played in Vancouver last season.

The path to Lansing goes through Bluefield and Vancouver but it's an either or, not necessarily both.

92-93 - Monday, June 18 2012 @ 10:44 AM EDT (#258842) #
Thanks for the explanation, Gerry.
Gerry - Monday, June 18 2012 @ 12:34 PM EDT (#258846) #

The GCL starts today.  Bluefield starts tomorrow.

Rehabbing John Anderson started for the GCL Jays today and gave up four runs in the first inning.  The big hit against him was a triple by Stetson Allie who is in his first game of his transition from pitcher to hitter.

Anthony Alford got the first hit of the season for the Jays, a line drive to CF.

Impossibles - Monday, June 18 2012 @ 12:51 PM EDT (#258847) #
Why are the Jays not having their best prospects play in Vancouver?

Could a possible reason be so that they don't have 19 year olds playing where the legal drinking age is 19?
James W - Monday, June 18 2012 @ 01:14 PM EDT (#258851) #
That's a clown question, bro.
Impossibles - Monday, June 18 2012 @ 02:28 PM EDT (#258853) #
Well played, bro.

Very well played.
doc_alex - Monday, June 18 2012 @ 05:08 PM EDT (#258865) #
What is the point behind the Jays having a short-season A affiliate? Granted, this is only the second year the Jays have had their advanced rookie team in Bluefield, but it seems all of the Jays prospects are going there, and then getting promoted to Lansing the following year.

This is the second straight year that the Jays have fielded a team in Vancouver filled almost entirely with minor league farmhands. Looking at their roster now, only Sweeney and Pompey can even be considered prospects, and even at that, neither of them are highly regarded at all. Could they not find room for those two on either Bluefield or Lansing rather than having an entire team of dead-ends?
ogator - Monday, June 18 2012 @ 05:36 PM EDT (#258866) #
Ouch. I hope those kids don't read this site. I'm not sure being called a "dead end" would brighten their day.
doc_alex - Monday, June 18 2012 @ 05:50 PM EDT (#258868) #
Well I assume I'm not saying anything people aren't aware of... take any team's old top 10 prospect list and see that only about half of them ever make it to the big leagues for more than a cup of coffee. It doesn't take a lot to figure out the odds of a player who can't crack the top 50 prospects of a system, which describes all of their players except Sweeney and Pompey (unless I've missed someone else).

I'm sure these guys know they aren't gonna be the next Albert Pujols, they're just earning a living doing something they love while they still can. Makes sense for them even though they know they aren't destined for stardom. I don't see what the Blue Jays get out of it though.

Lylemcr - Monday, June 18 2012 @ 06:55 PM EDT (#258869) #

Guthrie for McDade?

Why not.  I have always thought Guthrie was interesting and McDade is not a big prospect.... 

ayjackson - Monday, June 18 2012 @ 07:00 PM EDT (#258870) #
I think that part of the appeal of Guthrie is that you could flip him at the deadline if Hutch and Morrow are back.
bpoz - Monday, June 18 2012 @ 08:22 PM EDT (#258874) #
Doc Alex, I too do not see many hotshots in Vancouver.

We have a good relationship with that franchise & maybe with the earlier signing deadline, within a year or two there will be more good prospects going there.

If Vancouver/Blufields supply the next years Lansing players, maybe the GCL somehow supplies both Bluefields & Vancouver. We may know the pattern in a year or two.
scottt - Monday, June 18 2012 @ 08:49 PM EDT (#258878) #
Guthrie is gopher ball prone. Is Josh Towers available?
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