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The affiliates only got one win out of four Monday night but a local boy continues to shine in 2014. New Hampshire had the day off.

Syracuse 4 Buffalo 2

Buffalo, NY - Kyle Drabek (4-5) must have his neck iced down after this one. He got whacked for three home runs by the Nationals affiliate, resulting in four runs over six frames. He allowed six hits and two walks but struck out five with a ground ball total of seven. Lefty Raul Valdes struck out three over two scoreless frames, working around a hit and a walk while fellow southpaw Ryan Rowland-Smith worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

The Bisons had a brief 2-1 lead after scoring twice in the fourth. Munenori Kawasaki singled home the first run before a passed ball brought in the second. Kawasaki singled twice while the trio of Darin Mastroianni, Jared Goedert and Kenny Wilson singled and walked. A.J. Jimenez was 1-for-4.

Dunedin 5 Jupiter 3

Jupiter, FL - Daniel Norris proved he's human after all but he still managed to turn in a quality start when it was all said and done against a rehabbing Rafael Furcal and the Marlins affiliate. He got Furcal to line out and struck out a pair to end the first. The second inning was more of a challenge for Norris as he gave up two singles but he helped out himself by throwing out a runner at third after a bunt. Then he got help from Marcus Knecht, who threw out a runner at the plate from right field to keep Jupiter off the board. The lefty overcame a Furcal single in the third but stumbled in the fourth by giving up three runs. He bounced back by allowing just one more hit over his last two frames. In all, Norris was charged with three runs on nine hits but posted a K-BB total of 6-0. Southpaw Tony Davis (1-0), in just his second appearance back from New Hampshire, worked 1.1 scoreless innings of one-hit ball, striking out three of the five hitters he faced. Danny Barnes took care of the rest with 1.2 scoreless innings for his second save, stranding a runner for Davis and punching out four hitters. For those of you scoring at home, Dunedin hurlers posted an overall K-BB mark of 13-0.

Emilio Guerrero
opened up the scoring with an RBI single in the fourth inning. Then Dalton Pompey followed a Dwight Smith Jr. single by pumping one over the wall for a two-run shot to tie the game at 3-3. A Derrick Chung base hit plated the winning run in the eighth. A wild pitch produced an insurance marker in the ninth. Chung had a three-hit night and Pompey had two while swiping his 21st base of the season. Christian Lopes had a double and Knecht collected a single.

Dayton 10 Lansing 5

Dayton, OH - The Reds affiliate torched Matt Dermody (3-2) to the tune of seven runs over 3.2 innings. The damage was done on nine hits and three walks and a Matt Dean error complicated matters, leading to two unearned runs. The only break Dermody got was Derrick Loveless nailing a runner at the plate from right field. The lefthander struck out three. Yeyfrey Del Rosario stranded a runner and worked 2.1 innings of scoreless ball, racking up four K's and walking just one. Lefty Alonzo Gonzalez overcame a hit and two walks to pitch a shutout frame but fellow southpaw Scott Silverstein was cuffed around for three runs on three hits and a walk in one inning. Gonzalez and Silverstein each struck out a batter.

The Lugnuts tried to dig out of a 7-0 hole by getting their first run in the fifth on a throwing error. They responded with four more in the seventh with run-scoring base raps from D.J. Davis, Dickie Joe Thon, Jorge Saez and Dawel Lugo. Davis had a double among his three hits, Saez doubled for a two-hit game and Santiago Nessy had a double and single. Mitch Nay reached base three different ways via a single, a walk and a hit by pitch. Thon had a walk to go with his single while Dean and Loveless also had base hits. Chaz Frank was the only Lugnut not to collect a hit but he did score a run.

DSL Braves 5 DSL Blue Jays 3

San Pedro de Macoris, DR
- Osman Gutierrez got the start and pitched the first three innings. He got help from his battery mate Javier Hernandez, who threw out a runner trying to steal third, to keep the Braves off the board in the first. However, Gutierrez was nicked for two runs over the next two frames, the latter being unearned after a Bryan Lizardo error at third. The Nicaraguan gave up four hits with no walks and struck out two. Five of his six outs were on the ground. Lefty Wilfri Aleton surrendered three hits and two walks in two innings but escaped with only one run allowed after Miguel Almonte threw out a runner at the plate from second. Southpaw Guillermo De La Cruz (0-1) coughed up the lead when the Braves scored twice on two hits and a walk over one-plus innings. Yonardo Herdenez stranded two runners for De La Cruz and was not scored upon in two innings despite two hits and a walk.

The Jays got their first run in the fourth when Rodrigo Orozco doubled, moved to third on a wild pitch and scampered home on a Jesus Severino ground out. They drew even in the seventh with a two-run double by Eddy Alcantara. Hernandez and Francisco Rodriguez reached base twice with a single and a free pass. Lizardo and Enmanuel Moreta had the other base hits.

Monday's Linescores

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Derrick Chung, Dunedin
- An OPS of .866 with 11 doubles, two home runs and 17 walks to date. Batted .405 in May.

2. D.J. Davis, Lansing
- Has 16 extra-base hits and six stolen bases. Hitting .260 on the road compared to .187 at home.

1. Dalton Pompey, Dunedin
- Slashing .332/.410/.497 with 18 extra-base hits and 28 walks.

Tuesday's Schedule & Probable Starters...

DSL Yankees2 @ DSL Blue Jays, 10:30 am ET - TBA.
Bowie @ New Hampshire, 6:35 pm ET - RHP Casey Lawrence (3-4, 3.61)
Dunedin @ Jupiter, 6:35 pm ET - RHP Kendall Graveman (4-1, 3.31).
Toledo @ Buffalo, 7:05 pm - RHP Liam Hendriks (5-0, 1.48).

Extra Innings...

  • says the Herd will wear a special Jays-themed jersey and host some alumni for Blue Jays Weekend June 21 and June 22 at Coca-Cola Field.
  • Aaron Sanchez receives a mention (but not the good kind!) in the latest Baseball America Prospect Hot Sheet.
  • BA has released Mock Draft 4.0 for the three-day extravaganza starting Thursday.
  • CBS Philadelphia has a story on Dunedin starter Ben White.
  • has audio interviews with K.C. Hobson and Danny Barnes.
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Kelekin - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 03:46 AM EDT (#287424) #
Barnes is a guy I'm still really pulling for. He looked great in Lansing and Dunedin before being injured almost all of last year. I hope he can pitch a bit better (as the peripherals are still there) and get up to New Hampshire in a month or so which would be much more age appropriate.
finch - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 09:35 AM EDT (#287426) #
I'm pretty giddy for the upcoming draft on Thursday. I think the Jays will take Trea Turner at 9 (Provided Gordon isn't available) and they will shock and take a college senior, Max Pentecost at 11. Power bat playing a premium position (C).
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 09:43 AM EDT (#287427) #
A propos of nothing, Touki Toussaint has my favourite name of the rumoured first round picks.  If he makes it big, there'll have to be a song about him- maybe something from Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and Dr. John. 
PeterG - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 09:50 AM EDT (#287428) #
I think there is virtually no chance the jays take Pentecost. The two picks will come from trio of Turner, Hoffman and Toussaint imo
ramone - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 10:33 AM EDT (#287429) #
I don't know, there was some rumours regarding the Jays and Pentecost yesterday from Kiley McDaniel (@kileymcd)"

"Another interesting draft note: Blue Jays' heavy hitters were rolling deep in Tallahassee yesterday & today to see Max Pentecost."
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 10:50 AM EDT (#287430) #
Predicting who will be chosen at 9 and 11 is not only about the team's preferences, but also about who is available.  There is a lot of uncertainty there, which is part of what makes Draft day so much fun.  The Mariners might end up drafting Turner and the Rockies might end up drafting Hoffman (for instance) before the Jays have even picked. 

According to the latest MLB mock, the Cubs might draft Conforto or Pentecost at 4 and the other might be available until 16 or something. 

ComebyDeanChance - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 11:52 AM EDT (#287432) #
I agree Mike, the uncertainty is what makes it so much fun.

For fun, I've put BA's 2013 Mock 4.0, when Jim Callis was still there, below, and the player actually drafted in brackets, for the first 15 picks.

1. Houston, Jonathan Gray (Appel)

2. Cubs, Mark Appel (Bryant)

3. Rox, Chris Bryant (Gray)

4. Twinx, Kohl Stewart (Stewart)

5. Cleveland, Colin Moran (Frazier)

6. Merlins, Braden Shipley (Colin Moran)

7. Red Sox, Clint Frazier (Ball)

8. Royals, Trey Ball (Hunter Dozier)

9. Bucs, Reece McGuire (Austin Meadows)

10. Jays, Austin Meadows (Phil Bickford)

11. Mets, Ryne Stanek (Dominic Smith)

12. Mariners, JP Crawford (D.J. Peterson)

13. Padres, Hunter Renfroe (Renfroe)

14. Bucs, D.J. Peterson (Reece McGuire)

15. Snakes, Ian Clarkin (Braden Shipley)

Two of the first 15 BA predictions ended up being accurate. Not a knock on BA at all, it just is hard to accurately predict.

This year, I noted the following predictions for Toronto.

Baseball America (Manuel)
9. Turner 11. Hoffman

MLB (Callis)
9. Turner 11. Hoffman

ESPN (Law)
9. Toussaint 11. Hoffman (Turner 13)

Bleacher Report
9. Toussaint 11. Grant Holmes (Turner 13, Hoffman 18)

uglyone - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 12:31 PM EDT (#287434) #
Pompey's got a .908ops and 168wrc+ in Dunedin.

We've never had a legit prospect hit this well in dunedin least not in the last decade.

There's been a handful of well overaged 24/25yr old non prospects like jacobo/vankirk/hatch/kreuzer who have done it but never anyone even close to age appropriate for the level.

And pompey is known for speed and defense in CF.
Gerry - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 02:01 PM EDT (#287438) #
Radhames Liz is up to AAA to replace Romero/Jenkins in the rotation.
metafour - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 02:04 PM EDT (#287440) #
and they will shock and take a college senior, Max Pentecost at 11. Power bat playing a premium position (C) Pentecost is a Junior. He also doesn't profile to have much power, so I'm not sure why you chose to label him as a "power bat".
Paul D - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 02:06 PM EDT (#287441) #
Not sure where to put this, but John Brattain's sister recently gave an update to the Hardball Times, and I thought people here might like to see it:

Hi all. Iím not sure how many of you will actually see this as it is an old thread, but I thought I would give you an update on Johnís family. I am his sister. Johnís eldest daughter is married to a wonderful man, and working with the deaf. Her husband also is a signer and works with the deaf as well. Johnís youngest daughter has made him a granddaughter with a beautiful little girl. She was married, but her husband has left her. Our father died a year ago, and a week before he died, we had all the family together for a dinner party and had a family portrait done at that time. Our brother John is sorely missed, especially when the whole family comes together. John would have been a proud papa.
Signing off in his manner
Best Regards
Ė Terri Cutts
metafour - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 02:10 PM EDT (#287442) #
I think there is virtually no chance the jays take Pentecost. The two picks will come from trio of Turner, Hoffman and Toussaint imo
There is a real chance they draft him depending on how the picks go in front of us. Pentecost has played his way up to our pick range, so it wouldn't even be a reach. The Jays value up-the-middle premium position prospects...that includes catchers. I dont think that Pentecost is a top choice, but it isn't hard to envision a scenario in which someone like Turner or even Toussaint/Hoffman go before our first pick. Pentecost may not even be there for us at #9.
finch - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 02:37 PM EDT (#287445) #
I will try to find the article i read regarding his power. As to the aforementioned guys, chances are the Jays take none of them. They have never picked the guys we all expect them to pick.
ramone - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 03:00 PM EDT (#287447) #
This is from BA on Pentecost

"below-average power producer but some see enough feel for hitting for Pentecost to reach 12-15 homers eventually."
metafour - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 03:16 PM EDT (#287451) #
As to the aforementioned guys, chances are the Jays take none of them. They have never picked the guys we all expect them to pick.
They also haven't been picking high enough (apart from last year) that you could put any real value in "predicting" who they will take. The lower you get in the draft, the less likely you are going to predict who will be taken as the pick depends on so many others ahead. In general the Jays in reality haven't really been that secretive. Our interest in DJ Davis was known and reported. Keith Law reported pre-draft that the Jays really liked Aaron Sanchez. Even last year with the "surprise" pick of Bickford, Bob Elliott singled him out in a tweet about a month prior to the draft as a player that we were scouting...and since we scout hundreds of players, for him to mention him by name would suggest serious interest. In reality last year it was widely reported that we were hoping for one of Clint Frazier/Trey Ball/Austin Meadows to fall...all three went before our pick, thus the board probably didn't fall as we would have hoped.
85bluejay - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 04:19 PM EDT (#287455) #
I really hope Trea Turner is picked before the Jays as from what I've read, his bat seems too much of a risk that high in the draft. I'd be happy with any of Toussaint/Hoffman(underslot sign)/Holmes/Reidfoley.

metafour, what are the chances that Monte Harrison or Erick Fedde falling to the Jays @ #49?

I'd be okay with the jays taking both TJ guys @ say #11 & #49
China fan - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 04:22 PM EDT (#287456) #
Apparently the Fisher Cats have only 10 pitchers on their active roster at the moment, due to injuries and recent promotions to Buffalo.  It will be interesting to see who gets promoted into the vacant spots at New Hampshire.  Is it time for Norris and Cole to be promoted for their first taste of AA baseball? 
Richard S.S. - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 04:23 PM EDT (#287457) #
1) Brady Aiken (LHP - HS); 2) Carlos Rodon (LHP - NC State); 3) Tyler Kolek (RHP - HS); 4) Sean Newcomb (LHP - Hartford); 5) Grant Holmes (RHP - HS); 6) Touki Toussaint (RHP - HS); 7) Aaron Nola (RHP - LSU); 8) Tyler Beede (RHP - Vanderbuilt); 9) Luis Ortiz (RHP - HS); 10) Jeff Hoffman (RHP - East Carolina - T.J.); 11) Erick Fedde (RHP - UNLV - T.J.) These are the top Pitchers in the upcoming Draft and they should go quick although Hoffman and Fedde are Injured/Tommy John and might not go Top 15 or even in the First Round.
metafour - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 04:29 PM EDT (#287458) #
metafour, what are the chances that Monte Harrison or Erick Fedde falling to the Jays @ #49?
Pretty much no chance for Harrison...he looks locked into the bottom half of the first round. I doubt Fedde gets past the first few picks in the 2nd round either, if he doesn't go in the bottom of the first.
Richard S.S. - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 04:43 PM EDT (#287459) #
Middle Infielders
1) Nick Gordon (SS - HS); 2) Trea Turner (SS - NC State); 3) Ti'Quan Forbes (SS - HS); 4) Alex Bandino (2B - Stanford); 5) Cole Tucker (SS - HS); 6) Brian Anderson (2B - Arkansas); 7) Matt Chapman (SS - Cal State Fullerton); 8) Greg Deichman (2B - HS); 9) Forrest Wall (2B - HS); 10) Milton Ramos (SS - HS).

1) Bradley Zimmer (San Francisco); 2) Michael Conforto (Oregon State); 3) Braxton Davidson (HS); 4) Derek Hill (HS); 5) Monte Harrison (HS); 6) Derek Fisher (Virginia); 7) Dylan Davis (Oregon State); 8) Marcus Wilson (HS); 9) Brandon Downes (Virginia); 10) Jeren Kendall (HS).
ComebyDeanChance - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 04:45 PM EDT (#287460) #
Thank you Paul D. I would not have seen that. Appreciated.

Some of us knew him John as far back as fastball, and then the DTFC. i think the reason it seems so long ago, is that it was.
Richard S.S. - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 05:04 PM EDT (#287461) #
1) Alex Jackson (HS); 2) Max Pentecost (Kennesaw State); 3) Jakson Reetz (HS); 4) Chase Vallot (St. Thomas More); 5) Grayson Greiner (South Carolina); 6) Aramis Garcia (Florida International); 7) Evan Skoug (HS); 8) JJ Schwarz (HS); 9) Bryce Carter (HS); 10) Mark Zagunis (Virginia Tech).

First Base
1) Kyle Schwarber (Indiana); 2) AJ Reed (Kentucky); 3) Casey Gillaspie (Wichita State); 4) Sam Travis (Indiana); 5) Kevin Cron (TCU); 6) Mike Papi (Virginia); 7) Rhys Hoskins (Sacramento State); 8) Skyler Ewing (Rice); 9) Chris Marcocini (Duke); 10) Gavin LaValley (HS).

Third Base
1) Jacob Gatewood (HS); 2) Michael Chavis (HS); 3) Taylor Sparks (UC Irvine); 4) Sean Bouchard (HS); 5) Bobby Bradley (HS); 6) Joey Pankake (South Carolina); 7) Austin Byler (Nevada); 8) Josh Morgan (HS); 9) Austin Slater (Stanford); 10) Joe Gillette (HS).
greenfrog - Tuesday, June 03 2014 @ 09:14 PM EDT (#287472) #
Nice start for Aaron Sanchez tonight.
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