Dunedin was the only affiliate who showed up on the first day of class. The rest of our affiliates skipped out due to "weather." Nonetheless, our revamped MLU is up and running.
“Inclement weather” is the theme of our first revised Minor League Update. Buffalo, New Hampshire, and Lansing were hit with weather unbecoming for baseball. As Gerry noted, Lansing will play two tomorrow, while the other affiliates will be on their regular scheduled programming.
Dunedin probably wishes it too did not play. Dunedin was bounced 3-1. Danny Jansen tallied all three hits for the Baby Jays, while Ryan Borucki was solid until being derailed by a Matt Dean error in the fourth. He settled for five innings of three run (two earned) baseball.
Looking at the lineup, Dunedin is a bit of an island of misfit toys. There’s a ton of bonus money down there, but not a lot of prospects. Max Pentecost continues to DH—I don’t think he’s been behind the plate for a couple years now. They’ve gotten aggressive with Cavan Biggio. I saw him in Vancouver last year and wasn’t all that impressed. There weren’t a lot of loud tools in our draft last year and Biggio probably exemplifies that for me. D.J. Davis, the man everyone needed to know had big hands at draft time, continues with the organization. Davis is in his sixth year with the organization and still has tools you can’t teach. My recommendation for those following Dunedin this year, don’t get your hopes up and be happy if any of those guys show improvements.
3. Justin Shafer
2. Ryan Borucki
1. Danny Jansen