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A full slate of games saw the affiliates go 5-3 while a top pitching prospect had one of the best starts of his career.

Sacramento 2    Las Vegas 7

Travis D'Arnaud, Yan Gomes, and Moises Sierra led the way for the 51s with two hits apiece. One of D'Arnaud's was a triple. Adam Lind homered for the 8th time while Travis Snider was 1-for-4 with a walk. Anthony Gose had a rough night going 0-for-5 with four punchouts.

Sean O'Sullivan made his Las Vegas debut and impressed to the tune of six shutout innings allowing just three hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out four. Chad Beck pitched a scoreless ninth.

Harrisburg 1    New Hampshire 2

Mark Sobolewski and Sean Ochinko each went 2-for-4 with a double in helping the Fisher Cats come from behind for a late inning victory. Brians Van Kirk and Bocock pitched in with a pair of hits each, as well while Kenan Bailli had the remaining hit for New Hampshire.

Yohan Pino started and went six strong frames allowing a run on three hits and three walks against five strikeouts. Sam Dyson allowed a hit and walked one in picking up his second save.

Dunedin 3    Brevard County 4

The D-Jays managed just five hits on Saturday but three of them came off the bat of Ryan Schimpf who singled twice, homered, and drove in three. Jake Marisnick was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.

Ryan Teperea started and struggled allowing four runs on six hits and two walks over four innings.

Great Lakes 1    Lansing 2

Saturday was Noah Syndergaard's first chance to go five innings and boy did he. Syndergaard allowed just a double and a hit batsman against seven strikeouts in his five innings and left with a 1-0 lead. Tyler Ybarra promptly blew the lead in the top of the sixth but the Lugnuts scored the winning run in the bottom half of the frame.

Andy Burns was 3-for-4 with a double while K.C. Hobson had a perfect night going 2-for-2 with two doubles and two walks.

Tri-City 4    Vancouver 7

Balbino Fuenmayor continued to swing a hot bat going 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBI. Kellen Sweeney went 1-for-3 with a double.

Five pitchers took the hill for the Canadians including starter Colton Turner who went 3.1 innings and allowed two runs on two hits and two walks against six strikeouts.

Johnson City 4    Bluefield 5

Jacob Anderson and Christian Lopes each had two hits. Lopes chipped in with both his second triple and second homer while Anderson contributed his first double. Matt Dean tripled for his only hit in three trips.

Tucker Jensen started and went five allowing three runs on five hits and a walk.

GCL Tigers 10    GCL Blue Jays 9

DSL Blue Jays 1    DSL Tigers 11

Three Stars:

3rd Star: Ryan Schimpf
- 3-for-4, HR, 3 RBI
2nd Star: K.C. Hobson- 2-for-2, 2 2B, 2 BB
1st Star: Noah Syndergaard- 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K

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mamboon - Sunday, June 24 2012 @ 12:38 PM EDT (#259210) #

Took a look at the box and stats for Las Vegas, the hottest club of the farm right now. They're 3.5 games out of their division lead with a 3 game win streak.  And they sit at .310 team batting ave. - on top of the PCL.  Also, last night Diaz hit a 325 foot two run triple to center in the 2nd and extended his hit streak to nine games.  Travis Snider has a nine game hit streak as well, going back three games before his wrist injury. And defensively, the 51s don't slouch either.  Last night the 6-4-3 combo (Hechavarria, Diaz, Lind) put up three double plays. The infield also has a triple play under their belt and the outfield has been getting it done too. And the pitching staff has the fewest BB (202) in the league, so they keep the opponents honest and make them hit for a living.  This is a much different team than they were the first few weeks of the season. 

Now, if they could just do some work on those 99 (F) temps at game time.  Sunday is a 3PM start, so the temp should be well above 100 (F).

John Northey - Sunday, June 24 2012 @ 09:35 PM EDT (#259227) #
Amazing how well Vegas is doing given the Jays keep taking anyone who can throw a ball 60'6". Scoring just over 6 runs a game will help though (2nd in the league). The staff being 7th in runs allowed (5.01 per game) in a 16 team league is quite impressive and I'm sure the lack of walks is the biggest reason as is being 6th best in home runs given up.

The hitters are 2nd in walks which helps too. Nice to see.
John Northey - Sunday, June 24 2012 @ 09:37 PM EDT (#259228) #
FYI: Vegas has now used 13 different starting pitchers. Ouch. 4 with just 1 start each, in just 75 games. The Jays have used 8 so far.
uglyone - Monday, June 25 2012 @ 11:59 AM EDT (#259242) #
Not sure if I ever remember a Jays' AAA team with this many legit prospects, even if some of them are only borderline/potential MLB bench player prospects. A full 8 of the 9 starting players in Vegas are legit young prospects with legit MLB potential. That's pretty crazy.

CF Gose
RF Sierra
LF Snider
3B Gomes
SS Hech
2B ---
1B Cooper
C D'Arnaud
DH Thames
bpoz - Monday, June 25 2012 @ 12:54 PM EDT (#259245) #
It sure looks like they are all hitting well ugluone, + McDade in AA. I do not know how much more development they need in the minors, but it does not look like much.
Beyonder - Monday, June 25 2012 @ 01:01 PM EDT (#259248) #
Agreed, but the truth is there are more candidates here than we can properly audition at the major league level. D'Arnaud, Snider and Hech all have projectable homes on the big club. But the rest should either be swapped for younger prospects, or packaged for immediate help.
acepinball - Monday, June 25 2012 @ 01:03 PM EDT (#259249) #
You could probably mention Jon Diaz who seems to have an inside track on the backup infielder (McDonald/Vizquel role). Not to mention Mike 'yo-yo' McCoy, a few weeks of Adam Lind, and a month of Vladdy.

I think this group of position players could certainly pull off 50 MLB wins. Maybe more (pitching dependent obviously)
92-93 - Monday, June 25 2012 @ 01:47 PM EDT (#259256) #

I don't think we've discussed this here; apparently Syndergaard is developing a slider, and was allowed to use it in a game for the first time. Reading that he could only use it 5 times is a good reminder that it's silly to extrapolate too much from a prospect's minor league numbers.

MatO - Monday, June 25 2012 @ 02:01 PM EDT (#259262) #
I figured if he was having a hard time with the curve that they would eventually have him try the slider instead.  I'm just surprised it's this soon.
Hodgie - Monday, June 25 2012 @ 02:24 PM EDT (#259266) #
The article (thanks 92-92) says the slider is something that Syndergaard has introduced on his own. For those that have not seen any video of Syndergaard, Sickels has some notes on Noah's last start accompanied by a video taken during minor league camp here.
bpoz - Monday, June 25 2012 @ 05:04 PM EDT (#259292) #
So that would be 5 sliders in maybe 75 pitches. I imagine Horsman will let him throw more in his next start. the big goal is command the FB.

Bluefield & GCL are going tandem starters 4 IP Bluefield & 3IP GCL. With our youngest being the starters. Good stuff.

I have not put it to paper yet but over 2009,10,11 & 12 the farm has produced a lot of good to decent SPs for the ML team. Romero has graduated to #1 category. For close to solid & possibly improving to #2 we have Morrow, Alvarez & Hutch. The latter 2 are SSS. Some were traded, but others are still here with probably a 2 year window to show something before the next wave shows up.
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