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Jays affiliates were 2-2 today, with New Hampshire and Buffalo unable to score any runs.  Dunedin and Lansing managed to win, with each of them scoring a bunch of runs in the process.

Buffalo 0 – Gwinnett 5

Shawn Hill was given the start for Buffalo, after recently being promoted from New Hampshire.  Shawn was plagued by the long ball today, giving up 5 earned runs over 6 innings while allowing 2 home runs.  Ryan Rowland-Smith and John Stilson each pitched a scoreless inning following Shawn.

The Bison’s offense didn’t manage to score a run today, but Ryan Goins and Ryan Schimpf each had 2 hits.


Binghamton 6 – New Hampshire 0

The Fisher Cats only managed to have 2 hits including one from Andy Burns, and the other from Yusuf Carter.

Casey Lawrence gave up 4 earned runs over 6.2 innings, on 7 hits, with 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts.  Casey Janssen pitched in his second relief appearance for New Hampshire with a scoreless 9th inning.


Clearwater 3 – Dunedin 6

Dunedin won again, improving their record to 24-8, thanks to strong pitching and hitting.  Taylor Cole started and gave up 3 runs (2 earned) over 5.1 innings.  Efrain Nieves, and Arik Sikula finished out the game, with Arik getting his 10th save of the season.

Matt Newman was 2-4, with 2 doubles, and 3 RBI, and DH KC Hobson knocked in 2 runs.

Lansing 12 – Fort Wayne 5

The Lugnuts offense was on fire today scoring 12 runs on 14 hits.  The outburst included the #2-4 hitters (Derick Loveless, Mitch Nay, LB Dantzler, and Matt Dean) scoring 10 runs.  But unfortunately, the bad included DJ Davis striking out 3 more times bringing his season BB/K ratio to 6/49, which includes a 40% K ratio. 

After destroying short-season ball last year in Bluefield, and Vancouver, Matt Dermody was given his second start for Lansing after starting the season in extended Spring Training.  Matt gave up 2 earned runs over 5.2 innings on 7 hits, while walking 3, and striking out 3.


Three Stars

1.  LB Dantzler

2.  Matt Dean

3.  Mitch Nay

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Mike Green - Thursday, May 08 2014 @ 03:12 PM EDT (#285973) #
Buffalo lost a daytime tilt 4-3 today.  Sean Nolin gave up 12 hits in 5.2 innings and took the loss.  Darin Mastroianni doubled and homered, while Kevin Pillar singled and doubled. 
greenfrog - Thursday, May 08 2014 @ 05:42 PM EDT (#285982) #
Nolin has quite a long track record of solid numbers in the minors. Will that minor-league consistency translate into ML success, or will he be overmatched? Quality #4 ML starter, or 4A arm? Time will tell.
John Northey - Thursday, May 08 2014 @ 05:50 PM EDT (#285986) #
Box score for today's Buffalo game... Nolin gave up 12 hits, 4 R/ER, 1 BB 3 SO but 0 HR.  3 of the hits were doubles, the rest singles. It'll be interesting to see in BR later how many line drives he gave up and if it was more just bad luck or a serious issue there. His ERA is up to 2.34 so I doubt it is anything to worry about.  Pillar getting 2 more hits, Gose 0 for 5, Mastroianni in CF 3-4.  The outfield battle for the next callup is interesting.
Mike Green - Thursday, May 08 2014 @ 05:56 PM EDT (#285989) #
Nolin gave up 2 lineouts and 6 line drive hits.  There was probably a little bit of bad luck in the 12 hits, but most of the damage was self-inflicted. 
China fan - Thursday, May 08 2014 @ 06:20 PM EDT (#285990) #
Ryan Goins now has an OPS of .780 after nine games at Buffalo.
mendocino - Thursday, May 08 2014 @ 06:55 PM EDT (#285991) #
first mock draft from Baseball America has the Jays taking:
9. SS-Trea Turner
11. RHP-Jeff Hoffman (maybe RHP Touki Toussant)

Yankees, Red Sox, Rays and Brewers looking to go over budget July 2nd. No mention of potential Jay signees.
ayjackson - Thursday, May 08 2014 @ 07:01 PM EDT (#285992) #
Isn't Hoffman the kid headed for TJ surgery?
greenfrog - Thursday, May 08 2014 @ 07:18 PM EDT (#285994) #
I think that's the idea - potential top-five pick who falls to the Jays because of the TJ issue. Some increased risk, but high upside.
John Northey - Thursday, May 08 2014 @ 07:48 PM EDT (#285996) #
That sounds good to me. Go for the highest upside possible as guys who can be stars are hard to get. All time in the #11 slot there have been 49 guys picked.  Of them just 7 have had as good a career as Rickey Romero, 4 with 20+ WAR.  TJ surgery is pretty solid now and if a guy is a top 5 talent and falls to #11 I say grab him as the loss of a year isn't enough to make a #5 guy (10 with 10+ WAR, 5 with better careers than any #11 pick) worth less than a #11.
PeterG - Thursday, May 08 2014 @ 10:16 PM EDT (#286006) #
I would take Hoffman if still on the board......No way I would take Turner...I hear that Jays have scouted Conforto well and also like Toussaint. Nola would be another possibility if available at 11.
ayjackson - Thursday, May 08 2014 @ 10:37 PM EDT (#286010) #
Well if we're picking the guy going under the knife, we're probably banking some bonus money for later in the draft. Given that, maybe we take him at 9.
TangledUpInBlue - Thursday, May 08 2014 @ 10:40 PM EDT (#286011) #

If you weight them all evenly, that's what the 2 through 6 spots in the lineup are averaging right now. Amazing. That's from more than half the lineup.
TangledUpInBlue - Thursday, May 08 2014 @ 10:42 PM EDT (#286012) #
Oops… wrong thread!
sam - Friday, May 09 2014 @ 04:49 AM EDT (#286022) #
If the Jays were to get both of those guys they would have a good draft. Turner is the best college position prospect in the draft and one of the better middle infield prospects out of the college ranks to come along in a while. Hofffman was viewed as an option at no. 2 at one point. Scouts though are a bit more weary of a college guy with TJ than a high school kid about to go under the knife. But look for the Jays play around with money with these two picks--might see them reach a bit for a high school kid with one of the picks to save some money to go after some of the guys who fall. Everything about how the Jays have run drafts under AA tells me they'll continue to be stubborn with their signings and negotiations. So if the Jays do select Hoffman thinking a discount will be had and he holds firm at a price--look for the Jays to balk at price and allow the kid to go back into the draft.

As usual, I'll have a draft preview for the site and welcome any suggestions for guys I should look at.
Mike Green - Friday, May 09 2014 @ 08:32 AM EDT (#286024) #
Trea Turner sounds like my kind of player.  Collegiate middle infielder, fine defensively and with a wide balance of skills.  That he will be turning 21 on June 30 is a bonus (the traditional age dividing line for most statistical summaries is July 1- so he is younger than would appear from the casual look).
John Northey - Friday, May 09 2014 @ 08:35 AM EDT (#286025) #
Just looking at the system for pitchers...
ERA leaders 30+ IP
0.63 Norris* 21 in A+
1.01 Hendriks 25 in AAA
1.24 Graveman 23 in A/A+
1.41 Boyd* 23 in A+/AA
1.80 Stroman 23 in AAA/majors
1.91 Buehrle* 35 in majors
2.34 Nolin* 24 in AAA
2.37 Happ* 31 in A+/AAA/Majors
2.50 Cole 24 in A+
2.65 White 25 in A+

Those are the guys in the system with 30+ IP and ERA's under 3.

Of note: Korecky 34 in AAA has a 0.00 ERA in 22 IP (11 H 6 BB 22 K) of relief.  I think he will get a look-see at some point.
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