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Some high scoring affairs on the farm. Lansing and Dunedin were in the double digits for runs, while New Hampshire and the GCL squad were shut out. Overall, the farm was 5-2.

BUFFALO 6 Scranton/WB 5

Darrell Ceciliani hit two homeruns and the Bisons tallied twelve hits to sneak past the home RailRiders. Matt Dominguez, Jesus Montero, Melky Mesa, Wilkin Castillo, and David Adams all had two hits. Chris Leroux pitched six innings of four run baseball.

PORTLAND 11 New Hampshire 0

New Hampshire did not fare well last night. Conner Greene got hit around in four and a third and the team kicked the ball around. Seven of Portland’s eleven runs were earned. Rowdy Tellez persevered and collected three hits. Derrick Loveless had two.

Clearwater 3 Dunedin 10

When your leadoff hitter and cleanup hitter go 0’fer yet you still score ten runs—that’s a good evening at the plate. Anthony Alford and Ryan McBroom were hitless, but every other Dunedin hitter reached by way of hit. Chris Rowley pitched five innings of two run baseball.

Dayton 9 LANSING 14

High scoring affair in Lansing. Angel Perdomo and Tom Robson got hit around, but the Lugnuts banged out fourteen hits including a big fly from Ryan Hissey. Just about every Lugnuts’ hitter deserves a mention with the exception of Juan Kelly who experienced a golden sombrero.

Vancouver v Salem-Keizer RAIN

DANVILLE 7 Bluefield 1

Not too much to report in Bluefield. Earl Burl III had two hits. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went hitless. Yennsy Diaz pitched five and two-thirds of three run (two earned) baseball. He struck out seven and walked one.

GCL Yankees East 0 GCL BLUE JAYS 7

Joel Espinal pitched a one-hitter over six innings. Bo Bichette doubled, Antony Fuentes and Alfredo Bohorquez both collected two hits.


Three Stars

3. Rowdy Tellez

2. Darrell Ceciliani

1. Joel Espinal

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Gerry - Friday, July 08 2016 @ 04:25 PM EDT (#325990) #
Dalton Pompey is back off the DL. And recently signed Wilmer Font starts for Buffalo tonight, not New Hampshire as was originally announced.
Mike Green - Friday, July 08 2016 @ 10:50 PM EDT (#326008) #
Sean Reid-Foley continues to dominate in the FSL.  He had a ho-hum five innings, one run, one walk and six strikeout outing.  He's now had 5 starts in the FSL, 31.1 innings,  7 walks, 39 strikeouts and ERA under 1. 
dan gordon - Saturday, July 09 2016 @ 12:55 AM EDT (#326015) #
Ryan Borucki had another very good game tonight. After a horrendous start to the season in Dunedin, he has turned things around very nicely in Lansing. In has last 5 starts, covering 36 IP, he has surrendered 26 hits and 3 walks, vs 37 strikeouts, and has an ERA of 1.50 over that stretch. After being drafted in 2012, Borucki has had a lot of injury trouble. His innings pitched totals for the last 4 years are: 6, 0, 57, 5.67, and he has now pitched more innings this year than those previous 4 years combined. He was considered a good prospect when drafted, and is still just 22 years old.
Gerry - Saturday, July 09 2016 @ 10:53 AM EDT (#326021) #
TJ Zeuch started for the GCL Jays today. Three perfect innings, two K's, seven ground balls.

Travis Bergen follows him.
jester00 - Saturday, July 09 2016 @ 11:05 AM EDT (#326022) #
Followed by 3rd rounder Zach Jackson
uglyone - Saturday, July 09 2016 @ 11:08 AM EDT (#326023) #
borucki was so bad in A+, even though he was old for the level, that I have a hard time hyping him. Even worse, since he's the same age as them, Harris and Perdomo's impressive numbers in Lansing don't mean a whole lot, either.
jerjapan - Saturday, July 09 2016 @ 12:05 PM EDT (#326029) #
Hard to judge Borucki's development based on age - he's missed a LOT of time.  I share your optimism Dan Gordon. 

Tellez just keeps getting better - does he get promoted to Buffalo this year?

Good news about Zeuch. 

2nd rounder JB Woodman has been awful in Vancouver - anyone seen him play?

PeterG - Saturday, July 09 2016 @ 12:57 PM EDT (#326035) #
Bergen, Jackson and Hosterman each pitched a shutout inning. Guadalupe Chavez the winner yesterday. He has been outstanding in every outing and should see Bluefield soon imo.
dan gordon - Saturday, July 09 2016 @ 03:57 PM EDT (#326043) #
This an interesting article on age compared to level for minor league ball players from Fangraphs a few years ago. The chart near the bottom indicates at what age a player should be considered "old" for his level. They say 24 is "old" for A advanced, like Dunedin, 23 is "old" for A, like Lansing, and 22 is "old" for short season A, like Vancouver. Obviously, it's somewhat subjective, and everybody will have their own opinion.

I also remember a Bill James article where he pointed out that there is more uncertainty with pitchers when looking at their development potential compared to their age, as a change in delivery, a new pitch, something like that, can make a huge difference in a pitcher's performance.

I think with Borucki you also have to consider that he missed almost all of the last 4 seasons, and it often takes a player a bit of time to get back on track after even 1 full year missed. He had never even pitched at Lansing before this year, so Dunedin was a bit of a stretch. Plus, he just turned 22 on March 31.
jerjapan - Sunday, July 10 2016 @ 06:21 PM EDT (#326080) #
Montero with 2 HRs today, Biggio continues to rake, and Danny Barnes is gunning for a WHIP below 0.5 - 26 baserunners in 46 1/3 IP.  Dude has to get called up at some point. 
dan gordon - Sunday, July 10 2016 @ 07:27 PM EDT (#326085) #
Barnes got the win today with another shutout inning - the issue with calling Barnes up is the 40-man - they will already have to drop somebody if/when they activate Morales, who is on the 60-man, and again when/if they activate Colabello. Candidates would be Dragmire, Antolin, Rowen and McFarland, and transferring Floyd to the 60-man. I don't think they want to lose Ceciliani or Dominguez.

Tellez had another HR today, and Woodman seems to be figuring some things out. He's 9 for 27 in his last 9 games, with 7 walks, including today's game where he had a double, a walk, and a sac fly (.471 OBP over that admittedly very short stretch of games).
Mike Green - Sunday, July 10 2016 @ 07:37 PM EDT (#326088) #
Tellez' line for the season is .293/.396/.504.  After a cold April, he's been aces. Richard Urena had 8 hits in 10 plate trips in a doubleheader today.  He's hitting .297 with a decent W/K rate and medium range pop.  That's very good for a slick fielding 20 year old shortstop in the FSL.

It was a good day all around.

scottt - Monday, July 11 2016 @ 07:54 PM EDT (#326125) #
They could probably put McFarland on the 60 DL retroactively.
There should be no worry about losing Colabello and it would be crazy to bring him up without a long rehab.

John Northey - Tuesday, July 12 2016 @ 01:49 AM EDT (#326140) #
Until seasons end we have tons of DHs in the majors but next year it is open for competition. Depending of course on who if anyone returns from Saunders/Bautista/Encarnation/Smoak.

I expect to see a couple called up for September. Tellez, Montero, Collabello just for pinch hitting if nothing else. In Tellez case to break him in for a starting role at 1B for 2017 if he keeps hitting this year.
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