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The affiliates enjoyed a 5-2 night on the farm Tuesday with all non-Blue Jay nicknamed teams finding the win column, save for Lansing as they had the night off. Against non-Pirate teams, the affiliates were 5-0.

Buffalo 3 Norfolk 2

Buffalo, NY
- The Herd scored all of their runs in the first two innings and that was just enough to get by the Orioles affiliate. Dalton Pompey got things rolling with a single and moved to second on a bunt single by Ryan Goins. Pompey then would steal third before coming home on a Chris Colabello sacrifice fly. Matt Dominguez and Casey Kotchman began the second with back-to-back walks and they would score on a David Adams single and a Pompey fielder's choice respectively. Pompey had two of Buffalo's five hits. Kotchman added another. Colabello had a base on balls but Jesus Montero and Darrell Ceciliani were a combined 0-for-8.

Former Ottawa Champion Wilmer Font (1-2, 5.28) was the champ in this one, surrendering just a first-inning run and scattering four hits and a walk in 5-2/3 innings. His strikeout, groundout and flyout totals were five apiece. Font threw 61 of 82 pitches for strikes and earned a Game Score of 66. Chad Girodo struck out the only batter he faced to close out the sixth. Franklin Morales gave up a run on two hits but struck out one in the seventh. Ryan Tepera tossed two innings of one-hit ball, striking out three to pick up his 14th save.

New Hampshire 7 Reading 5

Manchester, NH
- New Hampshire matched a four-run outburst by the Phillies affiliate in the top of the fifth with four of their own in the bottom half of the inning to pull out the victory. Christian Lopes sparked all three rallies in this one, drawing a walk in the fifth and later scoring on a base hit by Jason Leblebijian. Ryan Lavarnway would drive home two with a double and scored on an Emilio Guerrero base rap. Lopes doubled in the sixth, went to third on an errant pickoff throw and scored the insurance run on a passed ball. The Fisher Cats broke out on top when Lopes singled, stole second and scored on a Leblebijian single in the first. Roemon Fields followed Lopes with a walk and would step on home plate after Dwight Smith Jr. grounded into a double play to put the Cats up 2-0. Smith did join the two-hit club with Lopes and Leblebijian. Lavarnway had three walks to go with his double while Fields singled and walked twice. Fields stole two bases to reach 30 on the season while Lopes swiped one. Jorge Flores was 0-for-4.

Taylor Cole
(2-2, 4.13) was trumped for five runs on seven hits and three walks but he struck out seven over six innings. Six of his eight outs in play were on the ground. Tim Mayza got the hold with two shutout innings of one-hit ball while striking out two. Chris Smith walked one in the ninth but still earned his fifth save.

Dunedin 2 Charlotte 0

Dunedin, FL
- Sean Reid-Foley (5-0, 1.88) set the tone in this one by striking out the side in the first inning and set down the first seven hitters he faced. The Stone Crabs only chance to score came in the third when they managed to load the bases on a single and two walks. All Reid-Foley did was strike out the side to end that threat and he went on to retire the last 10 hitters in a row, striking out the side again in the sixth. He struck out 10 and recorded all five outs in play on the ground to earn a Game Score of 80. Adonys Cardona worked around two walks in the sixth and Dusty Isaacs got the last six outs, offsetting two hits with two K's for his first save.

The Jays had just four hits but still manage to scratch out a couple of runs to beat the Rays affiliate. Danny Jansen was plunked by a pitch in the second and would score on a Josh Almonte sacrifce fly. Anthony Alford worked a leadoff walk in the fourth and would score on a J.D. Davis double play grounder. Alford and Dickie Joe Thon both a single, two walks and a stolen base. Richard Urena heard ball four twice. Mike Reeves had a knock and a walk. Ryan McBroom also had a single.

Vancouver 1 Spokane 0

Rodrigo Orozco
drove in the winning run with a double Monday night.

Spokane, WA
- The Canadians ended a two-game skid and got back to the .500 mark to keep their first-half playoff hopes alive. The C's got on the board in the sixth when Javier Hernandez walked and scored on a two-out Rodrigo Orozco double. Orozco and Lance Jones were on base three times with two hits and a walk. Cavan Biggio singled and walked while Hernandez had two free passes. J.B. Woodman and Christian Williams were both 0-for-4 with Williams getting the golden sombrero.

Griffin Glaude got his first victory of the year with three shutout innings of relief.

Luis Sanchez lasted four innings against the Rangers affiliate and surrendered just two hits and a hit by pitch while striking out six. And then there's that uncompromisin', enterprisin', anything but tranqulizin' Griffin Glaude (1-1), who gave up just one hit and struck out three over three shutout innings. Evan Smith struck out two with just one hit allowed in the eighth. Jackson McClelland put together a one-hit ninth for his first save.

Bristol 3 Bluefield 0

Bristol, VA
- A leadoff walk in the fifth came around to score against Juliandry Higuera (0-1, 1.50) and that was all the Pirates would need to beat the scuffling Bluef-Jays. The walk was advanced to second on a wild pitch before scoring on a double. Higuera, recently demoted from Vancouver, lasted six innings and gave up four hits and three walks. He had a Game Score of 65 after striking out six and inducing five outs on the ground. Connor Eller surrendered two unearned runs in the eighth on one hit while whiffing two over his two-inning stint. Bluefield made four errors, three of them coming in the eighth, including one from Eller himself. The middle infield duo of Nash Knight and Jesus Severino committed the other clanks.

Two doubles by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and two singles by Kalik May was all Bluefield could manage. They had a chance to score in their first at-bat when May singled and went to third on a Guerrero double. However, Vladdy was thrown out at third on the play to short-circuit that rally. VGJ would double again in the fourth and got to third safely this time on a passed ball but he would be stranded there. May added another base hit in the sixth and got to second on a wild pitch but he would advance no further. May also earned two assists in left field on plays at home and at third. Reggie Pruitt was 0-for-4 at the top of the order.

GCL Pirates 11 GCL Blue Jays 1

Bradenton, FL
- The Bucs broke the goose egg in the fifth and put up a touchdown with a two-point conversion in the sixth to run away with this one. Wilfri Aleton (1-1, 2.08) gave up five runs over five-plus innings but four of the runs were unearned. He allowed three hits and struck out four. William Ouellette was walloped for four more runs on four hits and a walk in the sixth. Juan Meza gave up two more runs (one earned) on three hits over two innings.

The Jays avoided the shutout in the ninth when Alfredo Bohorquez walked and scored on a David Jacob double. Jacob had two doubles and Norberto Obeso had one. Antony Fuentes had a triple while Kevin Vicuna and Joshua Palacios had singles.

DSL Blue Jays 6 DSL Reds 3 (11 Innings)

Boca Chica, DR
- The Jays tied the game with three runs in the seventh and won it with three more in the eleventh (rhyme!). Back-to-back doubles by Antonio Concepion and McGregory Contreras produced the winning run before three wild pitches provided the insurance runs. In the seventh, an Anderson Green RBI groundout started the comeback before Jose Briceno belted a two-run homer. Contreras, Luis De Los Santos, Yhordegny Kelly and Jose Theran all had two-hit games.

Meliton Reyes made it through five innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits, a walk and a hit by pitch. He struck out four and all but one of his 11 outs in play remained on the diamond. Adams Cuevas (3-0) pitched the final six frames and allowed just two hits and a plunk while striking out six. All nine outs in play were on the dirt.

Tuesday's Linescores

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Christian Lopes, New Hampshire

2. Wilmer Font, Buffalo

1. Sean Reid-Foley, Dunedin

Wednesday's Schedule/Probable Starters

DSL White Sox @ DSL Blue Jays, 10:30 am ET - TBA
GCL Braves @ GCL Blue Jays, 12:00 pm ET - TBA
Reading @ New Hampshire, 12:05 pm - Conner Greene (1-2, 5.87)
Norfolk @ Buffalo, 1:05 pm ET - Chris Leroux (7-6, 3.96)
Charlotte @ Dunedin, 6:30 pm ET - Justin Shafer (3-5, 5.99)
Clinton @ Lansing, 7:05 pm ET - Angel Perdomo (3-3, 2.51)
Vancouver @ Spokane, 9:30 pm - Mike Ellenbest (0-0, 0.82)

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finch - Wednesday, July 20 2016 @ 09:01 AM EDT (#326661) #
"Do you have a specific preference for HS pitchers with early picks?"

To pick this up from the previous post, yes, I have a preference for HS pitchers. I think they're the most valuable currency in baseball. Without quantifiable data, IMO, pitchers seems to get the biggest returns on the trade front. Atlanta got an amazing return for Shelby Miller, who is now in the minors.
#2JBrumfield - Wednesday, July 20 2016 @ 12:20 PM EDT (#326675) #
I forgot to put this in the thread but Sam Dykstra of has a really good article on Sean Reid-Foley's performance yesterday, discussing his pitching mechanics.
#2JBrumfield - Wednesday, July 20 2016 @ 12:42 PM EDT (#326679) #
Baseball America has released its midseason update (subscription article) of the Top 10 Jays prospects.

According to @_ClintB_ on twitter, they are 1.Reid-Foley 2.Alford 3.Greene 4.Guerrero 5.Urena 6.Tellez 7.Harris 8.Pentecost 9.Maese 10.Rios.
uglyone - Wednesday, July 20 2016 @ 12:56 PM EDT (#326690) #
do they include this year's draftees or no?
rafael - Wednesday, July 20 2016 @ 01:00 PM EDT (#326693) #
BA top 10.
I mighta expected Urena and Tellez passing Greene from 2016 results.
What a year for S.R.F.
I'm relieved to see that Wilmer doesn't look like Elmer Fudd like I thought until now.
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 20 2016 @ 01:02 PM EDT (#326694) #
Connor Greene ahead of Urena and Tellez?  He's in the middle of his 9th start in the EL over his career and it hasn't gone well so far.  He is only 21 years old and is a fine prospect, but you have to weigh very heavily on scouting and projection (vs. performance) to put him there.  The same is true of Alford.
Gerry - Wednesday, July 20 2016 @ 01:14 PM EDT (#326702) #
This years draftees are a footnote, separate list.
Spifficus - Wednesday, July 20 2016 @ 01:26 PM EDT (#326711) #
I keep forgetting about that SRF moustache. Damned thing catches me off-guard every time.
jerjapan - Wednesday, July 20 2016 @ 01:37 PM EDT (#326721) #
Finch, couldn't find the article I was looking for but I found this interesting:

Using WAR over a 15 year period, and looking at rounds 1-3, the author reports:  "Batters not only reached MLB at a higher pace (than pitchers) but delivered better results as a group and as individuals."

Not conclusive to be sure, but I'm not sure about HS pitchers being 'the most valuable currency'.  I'm on holidays, so if you've got some interesting article to share, please do!

uglyone - Wednesday, July 20 2016 @ 03:01 PM EDT (#326732) #
tentative ranks with updated 2016 stats:

#1 RH S.R-Foley (20)

A+: 43.0ip, 33.5k%/5.6bb%, 1.88era, 1.99fip
A: 58.0ip, 25.4k%/9.5bb%, 2.95era, 3.10fip

#2 CF A.Alford (21)

A+: 233pa, 11.6bb%/32.2k%, .296bip/.196avg, .070iso, 74wrc+

#3 SS R.Urena (20)

A+: 377pa, 6.1bb%/15.4k%, .342bip/.297avg, .143iso, 131wrc+

#4 1B R.Tellez (21)

AA: 350pa, 13.1bb%/18.9k%, .330babip/.292avg, .207iso, 147wrc+

#5 3B V.Guerrero (17):

Rk+: 108pa, 10.2bb%/13.0k%, .282bip/.266avg, .202iso, 123wrc+

#6 RH J.Maese (19)

A: 6.0ip, 0.0k%/3.9bb%, 6.00era, 5.00fip
A-: 26.1ip, 19.8k%/1.0bb%, 2.05era, 2.68fip

#7 C D.Jansen (21)

A+: 97pa, 14.4bb%/19.6k%, .344babip/.263avg, .038iso, 117wrc+

#8 RH C.Greene (21)

AA: 15.1ip, 12.9k%/12.9bb%, 5.87era, 4.79fip
A+: 77.2ip, 15.0k%/11.1bb%, 2.90era, 4.29fip

#9 RH F.Rios (21)

A+: 67.1ip, 16.2k%/4.8bb%, 2.27era, 3.19fip
A: 30.0ip, 35.8k%/6.7bb%, 1.20era, 1.63fip

#10 SS B.Bichette (18)

Rk: 80pa, 6.3bb%/17.5k%, .474bip/.431avg, .319iso, 237wrc+

#11 C M.Pentecost (23)

A: 213pa, 8.9bb%/18.3k%, .336bip/.293avg, .149iso, 137wrc+

#12 RH T.Zeuch (20)

A-: 3.0ip, 14.3k%/14.3bb%, 6.00era, 4.32fip
Rk: 3.0ip, 22.2k%/0.0bb%, 0.00era, 2.14fip

#13 LH A.Perdomo (22)

A: 79.0ip, 32.5k%, 10.6bb%, 2.51era, 2.73fip

#14 RH J.Harris (22)

A: 84.2ip, 20.9k%/6.9bb%, 2.23era, 2.95fip

#15 LH R.Borucki (22)

A+: 20.0ip, 9.3k%/11.1bb%, 14.40era, 10.49fip
A: 73.2ip, 22.0k%/5.0bb%, 2.69era, 2.48fip

#16 RH Z.Jackson (21)

A-: 1.0ip, 28.6k%/28.6bb%, 18.00era, 5.65fip
Rk: 1.0ip, 0.0k%/0.0bb%, 0.00era, 3.48fip

#17 2B C.Biggio (21)

A-: 109pa, 11.0bb%/9.2k%, .341bip/.309avg, .053iso, 123wrc+

#18 RH G.Chavez (18)

Rk: 23.0ip, 19.8k%/3.3bb%, 0.78era, 2.95fip

#19 RH H.Rodriguez (19)

Rk+: 24.2ip, 21.7k%/7.6bb%, 2.92era, 3.62fip

#20 RH J.Espinal (19)

Rk: 22.0ip, 30.4k%/3.8bb%, 0.82era, 2.43fip
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 20 2016 @ 06:54 PM EDT (#326771) #
This BautistaJ is pretty good. I don't think he's going to be in Dunedin long.
uglyone - Wednesday, July 20 2016 @ 08:06 PM EDT (#326775) #
I hope Joey batflipped.

Alford showing signs of life lately.
cybercavalier - Wednesday, July 20 2016 @ 10:37 PM EDT (#326779) #
If someone is looking for starter help for Buffalo, here is news. Scott Copeland wrecked 7.50-ish ERA in South Korea so he is released. To wrap up his season, maybe the Jays would sign him back to Buffalo ?
cybercavalier - Wednesday, July 20 2016 @ 10:55 PM EDT (#326780) #
correction. It is 5.50-ish ERA. Question: is posting bad performance of a player ONLINE going to hurt his or her chance for signing with a team ? Many people voice their criticism on bad performance online so by customs, it is okay. Is it truly okay ? It reads like a childish question but getting reality is better than customs.
dan gordon - Thursday, July 21 2016 @ 01:22 AM EDT (#326782) #
Danny Barnes pitched another scoreless inning today, with 3 K's. I'm starting to think the Jays should be making room for him on the 25 man roster. His numbers this year are astonishing, and he has been even better in AAA than in AA. He has more than twice as many strikeouts as hits plus walks allowed for the season, and in Buffalo the K's are 2.5 times the hits plus walks. Let's see what he can do before they give up some assets for a reliever from outside the organization.
SK in NJ - Thursday, July 21 2016 @ 09:12 AM EDT (#326785) #
Barnes might be the casualty of a numbers crunch at this point. They will need to move some bodies (Storen in particular) to open up a spot for him, and even then there's no guarantee Gibbons will even use him. Osuna, Grilli, Cecil, Chavez, Biagini, Storen, Schultz, Loup, and Morales will have priority over him, and for some reason Ryan Tepera seems to be someone they enjoy calling up every once in a while as well. I think with the bullpen turnover next season, Barnes (assuming he is still in the org) will get his chance in 2017.
hypobole - Thursday, July 21 2016 @ 10:07 AM EDT (#326786) #
Barring a meltdown, no reason Barnes isn't a September callup at the latest.
uglyone - Thursday, July 21 2016 @ 10:37 AM EDT (#326789) #
the issue with the pen is that the only guys who actually deserve to be replaced right now are storen and cecil.
jerjapan - Thursday, July 21 2016 @ 01:32 PM EDT (#326812) #
The bold move would be to cut Storen to free up a spot for Barnes, or to keep Schultz on the roster - I just don't see the team doing it.

But he and Cecil both are a problem. 

Barnes isn't on the 40 man, but that shouldn't be an issue - Dustin Antolin, Ben Rowen (AAAA guys) or Brady Dragmire (bad year), etc could all be removed.  Floyd to the 60 day DL, or even a Morales release, are also possible.   Something he / agent Scott Boras have done seems to have antagonized the team. 

PeterG - Thursday, July 21 2016 @ 01:44 PM EDT (#326813) #
I think Storen will be gone in favour of Barnes by the deadline. If a new home cannot be found for Drew, I can see him being DFA. Perhaps he could be used as a salary ballast in a trade for an OF (Upton, Bruce).
cybercavalier - Friday, July 22 2016 @ 09:08 AM EDT (#326827) #
The Jays could slash 9.863 million dollars payroll by trading away Storen, Colabello and Floyd. Would a rebuilding or out-of-postseason team want them?
Chuck - Friday, July 22 2016 @ 11:13 AM EDT (#326832) #
The Jays could slash 9.863 million dollars payroll by trading away Storen, Colabello and Floyd.

You believe there is somebody out there who would be willing to take on Storen and Floyd's salaries? Why? Storen is ineffective and Floyd is hurt.

If Storen leaves, it will be as a DFA with the Jays eating the balance of his paycheque.

hypobole - Friday, July 22 2016 @ 12:53 PM EDT (#326835) #
The trade scenarios only work if prospects or actual good players are packaged along with the players we're trying to dump. Like the Touki/Arroyo deal.

Giving up assets to save a few million is terrible baseball management.
uglyone - Friday, July 22 2016 @ 01:24 PM EDT (#326840) #
I keep thinking of which prospects might be best to sell high on and I keep coming back to Jon Harris.
Mike Green - Friday, July 22 2016 @ 01:43 PM EDT (#326842) #
How much perceived value would Jon Harris have?  He is going to be 23 years old in October, and he's pitching in the Midwest League and he isn't striking out 10 batters per game.  My guess is that his actual value (which may or may not be much) is higher than his perceived value. 

The BA rankings probably give you some idea of perceived value.  None of the Blue Jay prospects have high perceived value, it seems. I'd be inclined to make minor moves (if any).  The Blue Jays are apparently interested in Andrew Cashner- I wonder what the Padres would want for him, given his $7.15 million price tag.  Perhaps not much. 

uglyone - Friday, July 22 2016 @ 01:57 PM EDT (#326845) #
I know age/level is less important to others than it is to me, so from my vantage point they might overrate his performnce this year. combine that with him being barely a year removed from a solid mid first round talent scouting profile, and that gives you a prospect with both very good recent eye test pedigree and good current performance, and I imagine there are teams that might consider him a good prospect still, whereas I'm close to writing him off.
cybercavalier - Friday, July 22 2016 @ 06:52 PM EDT (#326867) #
Maybe the replies to my last post were thinking of the kind of trade in the Expos losing Lee Stevens, Lee, Sizemore, Phillips for Colon and Tim Drew. Cola and Floyd are not costing much so they may as well be disregarded ? Someone typed sending Floyd to 60-day DL... The 1995 Expos got David Segui for an RP Reid Cornelius who had held a Storen-like ERA, Is there any Segui around the league ? With Storen and Floyd vacating roster spaces, does it make sense to plug the vacancy with the veterans such as Domonic Brown and Casey Kotchman. Come September, bring Ceciliani, Pompey and others ?

cybercavalier - Friday, July 22 2016 @ 07:08 PM EDT (#326870) #

cybercavalier - Friday, July 22 2016 @ 07:09 PM EDT (#326871) #
The jays are 1.5 game back of the BoSox. Is there any calculation to tell the Jays to bring what kind of player to Toronto ?

Mark McGuire disfavored MLB expansion. How about Houston swap with an NL west team ? So Texas holds one MLB team in the AL and NL.
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