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Sean Reid-Foley was awesome in Dunedin.

New Hampshire 2 ALTOONA 3

New Hampshire pushed ahead in the top half of the ninth on a Matt Dean homerun only for the Pirates’ affiliate to claw back and win it in the bottom half of the inning. Starter Jeremy Gabryszwski was very good over seven innings. He allowed a solo homerun, four hits, and struck out eight.

DUNEDIN 4 Clearwater 0

Dunedin blanked Clearwater on seven shutout innings by Sean Reid-Foley. I haven’t seen a line like the one Reid-Foley posted tonight in a while. Seven innings pitched, two hits, no runs, three walks, and twelve strikeouts. Troy Tulowitzki played seven innings at shortstop—collecting a hit. Jonathan Davis homered and Richard Urena had two hits.


Justin Atkinson and Josh Almonte both homered and had multi-hit evenings, but other than that, not much happened for Lansing on the evening. Tayler Saucedo was shelled and Max Pentecost looks to have slowed at the plate.


Three Stars

3. Matt Dean

2. Jeremy Gabryszwski

1. Sean Reid-Foley

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gabrielthursday - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 03:17 AM EDT (#324936) #
With tonight's game, Jonathan Davis is now hitting .263/.405/.468 in Dunedin, albeit with a 22% K rate. He's also stolen 19 bases in 21 attempts. He's 24, but is he showing enough now to be considered a genuine prospect?
85bluejay - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 03:57 AM EDT (#324937) #
Really impressive how SFR has lowered his walk rate.
In his last 2 starts Jeremy Gabryszwski has 14so in 13 innings - impressive for a guy who has trouble missing bats, if this is a trend he may work his way back onto the prospect radar - I wonder if there was any mechanical change.
If Jonathan Davis can stay healthy, he has a chance.
Michael - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 04:59 AM EDT (#324939) #
24 is a year above average for level, as the Florida state league's average age is 22.8 for hitters and 23.1 for pitchers. So being 1 year above average does kill your chances, but it would be a negative strike.
Michael - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 05:00 AM EDT (#324941) #
Er, does *not* kill your chances.
ComebyDeanChance - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 06:20 AM EDT (#324943) #
For anyone who doesn't follow John Lott on twitter, John recently wrote an interesting piece on SFR. It appears that the new FO's policy of letting players work on issues at their existing minor league level before progressing them in the system may be bearing fruit. It'll be interesting to see how Sean does in Dunedin after he's had a few starts.
jerjapan - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 07:48 AM EDT (#324945) #
Carston Ciculli at Fangraphs picked Jonathan Davis as our org sleeper this year as part of Dan Farnsworth's prospect series.  He acknowledges there are red flags but is overall complimentary:

"Davis, for example, was just a 15th-round selection out of University of Central Arkansas, a school which hasn’t produced a major leaguer since 1991. He is, furthermore, currently in his age-24 season and yet also still a member of High-A Dunedin. Finally, there’s this: Davis stands at just 5-foot-8 and yet is confined to an outfield corner — a rarity at any level, that, but particularly in the majors.

For all this, however, there’s some promise. For one, Davis possesses athleticism atypical of a corner outfielder. For two, he’s showed above-average control of the plate at certain of his (abbreviated) stops upward through the minors, producing a 10:9 walk-to-strikeout ratio, for example, over his first 42 plate appearances of the season."

This came out in April, and since then Davis really seems to have put it all together - speed, D, some pop in his bat, a great eye at the plate.  He looks like a good 4th OF to me, although it's troubling that he doesn't play centre.  Anyone know why this is?
scottt - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 07:57 AM EDT (#324946) #
Right field requires a good arm. Center field requires speed. Maybe his lack of reach contributes to reduce his defensive zone?
greenfrog - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 07:58 AM EDT (#324947) #
6 BB and 5 ER in SRF's last five starts. This is impressive.
uglyone - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 09:27 AM EDT (#324952) #
my rule of thumb:

AA: 22
A+: 21
A: 20

you need pretty exceptional circumstances if you're 3yrs old for a level, imo.
SK in NJ - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 09:44 AM EDT (#324954) #
Jarrod Dyson is the prototypical 4th OF (1.5-3.0 WAR bench player) and he was in A+ at age 23/24, then AA at age 24/25, and then AAA at age 25/26. If Davis gets promoted to AA this season, then he'll be within that age bracket. It's not too late for him to carve out a 4th OF career, but his defense really has to be exceptional. If he's not playing CF, then that doesn't necessarily mean he can't, but it definitely limits his upside even as a bench player.
uglyone - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 09:52 AM EDT (#324955) #
Dyson made the bigs thanks only to his legit elite defense and speed, though. Not sure Davis has either.
Mike Green - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 09:58 AM EDT (#324956) #
Davis seems to have added pop at age 24.  He's on a 30 HR/650PA pace in Dunedin.  That's impressive.  He is also striking out almost once per game.  That's not.   He does not appear to have any platoon split over his career and has killed lefties this year.

How often does a player like this emerge?   Not often.  Even Reed Johnson was hitting well at age 24 in double A.

uglyone - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 10:01 AM EDT (#324957) #
yeah - looking at his numbers and they are pretty spectacular.

this is where the overpatient new prospect approach annoys a bit - at 24 and crushing a low level where he's had over 400pa is a lot of overkill.

unless of course they just don't think he's a prospect at all and don't care.
SK in NJ - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 11:29 AM EDT (#324962) #
"Dyson made the bigs thanks only to his legit elite defense and speed, though. Not sure Davis has either."

If that's the case, then I wouldn't consider Davis much of a prospect. He pretty much needs defense and speed (not necessarily SB's but good base running). If he's not great at either one, then he's probably org filler at best, unless he hits really, really well.
jerjapan - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 11:53 AM EDT (#324964) #
Dwight Smith and Roemon Fields are ahead of Davis in AA, and Ian Parmley is playing very well, but cutting Melky Mesa - 29 years old - would free up a spot. Derick Loveless could push for a spot too, he's looking solid in his second run in Dunedin but needs to get his Ks down.
#2JBrumfield - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 02:11 PM EDT (#324969) #
T.J. Zeuch has signed on the dotted line.

Tj Zeuch @TjBigZ2zeuch 2h2 hours ago

It's official @BlueJays

jerjapan - Friday, June 17 2016 @ 03:25 PM EDT (#324973) #
under slot to boot - we've got about 80K extra thus far. Nice to see all the top 8 guys signed / agreeing to sign quickly - I never minded AA letting guys go unsigned, but that is a bit more the long-game - it will be nice to jumpstart our system.
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