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The only teams in action Tuesday were the Gulf Coast and Dominican teams and they continued their winning seasons by improving to 10 and seven games above .500 respectively.

GCL Blue Jays 15 GCL Tigers West 2

Dunedin, FL
- This was only a 2-1 game for the Jays before they scored a converted touchdown in the sixth, one in the seventh and five more in the eighth to run away with this one. Francisco Rodriguez had a two-run single in the first before Norberto Obeso brought in the first run of the sixth with a bases-loaded walk. Bo Bichette then serviced notice the rout was on with a grand slam home run. Rodriguez doubled home the sixth run before the extra point scored on an error. A wild pitch in the eighth produced the 10th run before RBI singles by Obeso, Alfredo Bohorquez and David Jacob and a two-run double by Rodriguez in the ninth gave the Jays five more runs in the ninth.

Rodriguez and Jacobs contributed three hits apiece in the 15-hit attack with Jacobs drawing three walks to get on base in all six of his plate appearances. Rodriguez drew a walk to supplement his five-RBI performance. Obeso was on base five times with two hits, two walks and a hit by pitch and recorded an outfield assist in left. Javier Monzon had two hits and a walk while Bichette added a single for a two-hit game. It was a painful day for the leadoff men as Kevin Vicuna was hit by a pitch as was Sterling Guzman, his replacement. Guzman scored twice without an official at-bat as he also worked the count to ball four. Ryan Gold singled and walked and Miguel Almonte had a base hit. D.J. Daniels was 0-for-5.

Travis Hosterman allowed a run on two hits and two walks but did strike out four in his two-inning start. Jairo Rosario gave up a hit and a walk and plunked a batter but struck out two over two frames. Travis Bergen struck out one in a perfect fifth and got a hold for his efforts. Orlando Pascual (3-0) hit a batter for his only blemish over two scoreless frames that included two punchouts. Mitch McKown walked four batters and gave up a hit that resulted in one run in two-thirds of an inning. William Ouelette rescued McKown's line from even more damage by stranding the bases loaded with a strikeout to end the eighth before retiring the side in order in the ninth.

DSL Blue Jays 8 DSL Padres 6

Boca Chica, DR - The Jays overcame 3-0 and 4-2 deficits by scoring in the last four innings to beat the Friars. Yhordegny Kelly got the birds on the board with a solo home run in the fourth and drove in another in the sixth with a sacrifice fly. An Anderson Green RBI fielder's choice and run-scoring singles by Jesus Navarro and Yorman Rodriguez put the Jays ahead for the first time in the seventh. Jonelvy Molina had a swinging bunt RBI to bring in another run as part of a two-run eighth. Rodriguez singled home another run in the ninth. Navarro and Rodriguez recorded the two-hit games in this one with Rodriguez swiping a base. McGregory Contreras singled and walked twice. Molina, Jose Briceno and Aldo Ovando all had a knock and a walk apiece. Jose Theran also had a base hit.

Meliton Reyes gave up four runs (three earned) over 5-1/3 innings on six hits and a walk but he struck out seven. Luis Mendoza (1-4) stranded a runner for Reyes but was lit up for a two-run homer and three more hits over 3-1/3 innings. Jesus Colman plunked the first hitter he faced to load the bases before ending the game on a strikeout for save number three.

Tuesday's Linescores

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Bo Bichette, GCL Blue Jays

2. Francisco Rodriguez, GCL Blue Jays
(Captain Obvious disclaimer - Not the Francisco Rodriguez pictured here!)

1. David Jacob, GCL Blue Jays

Wednesday's Schedule

DSL Padres @ DSL Blue Jays, 10:30 am ET - TBA
GCL Phillies @ GCL Blue Jays, 12:00 pm ET - TBA
Bradenton @ Dunedin, 6:30 pm ET - Chris Rowley (7-1, 2.89)
Princeton @ Bluefield, 7:05 pm ET - TBA
@ Peoria, 8:00 pm ET - Ryan Borucki (6-3, 2.75)
Vancouver @ Boise, 9:15 pm ET - Patrick Murphy (1-2, 1.80)

Extra Innings... has a story on Anthony Alford.
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#2JBrumfield - Wednesday, July 13 2016 @ 12:59 PM EDT (#326215) #
As Gerry alluded to in a previous thread, some minor league transactions have come down the wire. According to the roster page on, first-round pick T.J. Zeuch and third-round pick Zach Jackson have been assigned to Vancouver. On the transactions page, lefty Juliandry Higuera has been sent down to Bluefield and first baseman Gabe Clark has been released.
uglyone - Wednesday, July 13 2016 @ 04:22 PM EDT (#326239) #
nice. was wondering why zeuch and jackson were in the gcl.

wouldn't mind seeing a quick promo for bichette and biggio, either.
85bluejay - Wednesday, July 13 2016 @ 05:03 PM EDT (#326243) #
Scott MacArthur mentioned on TSN a couple of weeks ago that the Jays have been pumping the tires of LHR Matt Dermody (who's been promoted to AAA) & Tim Mayza as potential help later this season - or maybe they are being hyped for potential trades.
85bluejay - Wednesday, July 13 2016 @ 05:10 PM EDT (#326244) #
Norberto Obeso is already 21 and has hit well in both the DSL (2015) and GCL (2016) with great K:BB rates - he needs to be challenged at a higher level - I noticed that in AA's latter years the Jays signed a number of players from Mexico - most are in the low levels but the results are encouraging.
jerjapan - Wednesday, July 13 2016 @ 05:28 PM EDT (#326246) #
David Jacob was picked in the 32nd round out of tiny Quincy University, but he's absolutely raking in the GCL.  He just turned 21 so he's old for the league- but only 2 months older than our first round pick Zeuch, also in the GCL.

Possibly a hidden gem - Quincy is a private Catholic University with a student body of 1500 - Jacob is the first guy drafted from them in 5 years. 

cybercavalier - Wednesday, July 13 2016 @ 08:03 PM EDT (#326251) #
Matt Dermody (who's been promoted to AAA) & Tim Mayza as potential help later this season - or maybe they are being hyped for potential trades.Norberto Obeso is already 21 and has hit well in both the DSL (2015) and GCL (2016) with great K:BB rates

The FisherCats leaders in both K/BB with suitable age are essentially promoted to the Bisons: Dermody, Barnes, Hynes, Lawrence, Anderson. In other words, selling LeBlanc to the Mariners made sense to clear a roster spot in return of asset. Letting McCoy and Carmona go made similar sense in that they could sign with another teams.
In reversed direction, does sending players regardless of age who are challenged as a Bison to FisherCat make sense to improve performance?
#2JBrumfield - Wednesday, July 13 2016 @ 08:14 PM EDT (#326253) #
Even more transactions which you can access from the above link. C's closer Jackson Lowery has been promoted to Lansing and Nate Abel has been sent to Vancouver from the Lugnuts.
cybercavalier - Wednesday, July 13 2016 @ 08:29 PM EDT (#326256) #
Possibly a hidden gem

Does signing a former first rounder who had reached the MLB level of play mean or help in some ways ? For example, Joba Chamberlain, Jenkins and Kyle Drabek were recently released. Given how Jenkins performed, slotting Drabek back to the FisherCats would just possibly be roster filling.
cybercavalier - Wednesday, July 13 2016 @ 08:32 PM EDT (#326257) #
Given that the Jays needed to sign Wilmer Font from an independent league to fill up a roster slot, slotting Drabek until the end of FisherCats season may be managerial transaction.
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