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The Lansing Lugnuts had the only win on the farm Monday night. Dunedin had the night off.

Buffalo Bisons

Ezequiel Carrera had a hit, two walks and a stolen base. Jason Leblebijian had two knocks, a walk and a pilfered bag.Matt Dermody took the loss by giving up one run on three hits in 2-1/3 innings despite striking out three and stranding a runner for Luis Santos.

Game 2 of the doubleheader saw Rowdy Tellez go 4-for-4 with a double and Shane Opitz had two doubles in three at-bats. Cesar Valdez pitched a seven-inning complete game, giving up four runs on 10 hits and a walk, including a homer. He struck out four.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Tim Lopes had a base hit and two bases on balls and Jonathan Davis had the other hit with a triple. Danny Jansen walked twice and was hit by a pitch. Andrew Guillotte stole his sixth base of the season.

Francisco Rios took the loss by allowing three runs over four innings but only one run was earned. He struck out seven and walked two. Jose Fernandez had two scoreless frames but Tim Mayza gave up a pair in his two innings.

Lansing Lugnuts

Christian Williams had a double, a triple and a hit by pitch while Bo Bichette had a pair of hits. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was 1-for-4. Mitch Nay and Javier Hernandez—promoted from Vancouver—also had a base hit in their four ABs. Hernandez's hit was a walk-off.

Mike Ellenbest spun six shutout innings of three-hit ball, walking two and striking out six. Juliandry Higuera—also called up from Vancouver—vultured the win by giving up a three-run homer in his three innings.

Vancouver Canadians

Reggie Pruitt had an RBI single in three at-bats. Brock Lundquist had a hit and walk. Norberto Obeso and Cullen Large both doubled.

Jose Espada gave up a homer and two runs in 4-1/3 innings, striking out six and walking three. Brayden Bouchey, Justin Dillon, Miguel Burgos and William Ouellette could not keep the opposition off the board either. More gory details right here.

Bluefield Blue Jays

Colton Laws had a shutout first inning in his debut but that's where the good times ended. Alvardo Galindo was gashed for nine runs in 1-1/3 innings. Yonardo Herdenez allowed three more over three innings in a game that was suspended due to a power outage.

Sterling Guzman singled and walked. Chavez Young, Brandon Pollzzi, McGregory Contreras and Jesus Navarro also had base knocks.

GCL Blue Jays

Luis De Los Santos had the only extra-base hit. Otto Lopez, D.J. Neal and Jonelvy Molina also contributed a '1' in the hit column.

Elieser Medrano threw a no-hitter over two innings but walked four and gave up a run. Anderson Nunez got the loss by allowing three runs over three frames. Maverik Buffo also gave up a run in 1-1/3 innings.

DSL Blue Jays

Rafael Lantigua and Gabriel Morena had two hits apiece. Steward Berroa had a double and two RBI.

Yunior HInojosa took the loss by coughing up two runs in the ninth to spoil Luis Alvarez's 4-1/3 shutout frames of two-hit relief.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Christian Williams, Lansing

2. Mike Ellenbest, Lansing

1. Rowdy Tellez, Buffalo

Monday's Linescores

Extra Innings
  • has a story on the latest additions to the Vancouver roster.
  • Shi Davidi has a piece on C's catcher Riley Adams.
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VictoryFaust - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 08:19 AM EDT (#344376) #
Am I mistaken or are there usually scores? I know I'm tired, but I'm not seeing any scores in this post.
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 08:38 AM EDT (#344377) #
The minor league crew announced at the beginning of the year that there would be no scores in the daily updates.  You can get the scores quickly by clicking on the linescore link.
mathesond - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 08:41 AM EDT (#344378) #
I'm with you, VictoryFaust. A post went up at the start of the minor league season saying they were cutting back on the information they would present, but it seems like the only thing missing is the scores of the game - we learn which team wins, and which Jays farmhand pitcher gets the decision, but not the actual score itself. I do find it rather amusing, actually.
VictoryFaust - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 08:42 AM EDT (#344379) #
Funny, I just noticed this now! I guess I need to pay better attention.
Gerry - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 09:12 AM EDT (#344380) #
We have three different authors for these posts and each author approaches it in their own way. Over the course of a long season it can be difficult to find things to write about prospects that are not repetitive. There are only so many ways to say that Bo Bichette is having a great season. Describing game action gives you something to write about.

However, for example, if you looked at yesterdays weekend report you would not know who won every game and you wouldn't know all the winning/losing pitchers.
John Northey - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 09:41 AM EDT (#344382) #
Scores or even who won/lost are secondary to me for the minors. I want to know how top prospects did and who among the non prospects did really well. Sometimes it is nice to see who stunk out the joint too. Also ML'ers rehabbing is good to see.
jerjapan - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 09:48 AM EDT (#344383) #
Great news about Tellez, been a while since he had a game like that.  He's only 22, and experiencing adversity for the first time.  I expect him to finish the season strongly and position himself to contribute to the big league club by next season - which of course will only add to our 1B / DH logjam.  The FO should really explore trading Smoak while he's at peak value to address this proactively. 

17 year old catcher Gabe Moreno is off to a nice start with the bat in his pro career.  Anyone know anyone about the kid?  Jose Espada is another player off to a great start in short season ball - he's struck out 18 in 11 IPs and could pitch himself to Lansing if he keeps it up. 

hypobole - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 10:38 AM EDT (#344388) #
No issues with the FO addressing the 1B/DH logjam, but expecting Tellez to be even part of the reason for doing so is blind optimism.

Even after that terrific performance yesterday he's slashing .212/.285/.338, and vs lefty pitching .069/.169/.121.

We all hope he's turned the corner and does well from here on, but there's no way the FO is (or should be) expecting him to be a contributor in Toronto next year.
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 10:52 AM EDT (#344392) #
Tellez' hits were 3 line drives to left and a ground ball up the middle.  He's been working on this- perhaps as an early adaptation to shifting. 

Leaving aside Tellez, the Blue Jays have Morales, Smoak and Pearce under contract for next year.  There is certainly room to trade one of them, should there be a reasonable return (and provided that the club can also address the outfield issue that would be accentuated by a trade.

hypobole - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 11:28 AM EDT (#344393) #
He's been working on this- perhaps as an early adaptation to shifting.

Mentioned this a while back when I looked at his batted ball profile on FG here:

Similar changes for Leblebjinian and Smith as well in pulling less than years past. With these 2 it seems to have worked, but with Rowdy his power has cratered and his IFFB% has ballooned.
Mike Green - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 11:34 AM EDT (#344394) #
Tellez is several years younger, and has time to make the adjustment.  We'll see if it works.  In any event, I agree with you that the club ought not to be counting him for 2018. It wouldn't shock me though if he does turn it on and present them with a pleasant problem. 
PeterG - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 11:50 AM EDT (#344395) #
Another possibility for Rowdy's problems......probably more so than anything on field:
uglyone - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 11:53 AM EDT (#344396) #
I don't think Rowdy has ever really been a pull guy.
jerjapan - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 11:59 AM EDT (#344397) #
Exactly Mike - in fact, I think I'm borrowing your idea when I suggest trading Smoak.  not to make room for Tellez - there's a jam already, even if he stalls out.  Several contenders could use a 1B and Smoak's contract is super affordable.  The Yanks, the Mariners, Rangers and Angels all come to mind.  Yonder Alonso and Jose Abreau are doubtless on the block, with many veteran 1B on unmovable contracts.  I could see a fit, especially if we don't mind trading with the Yanks.  Both NY and the Mariners have OF depth that could match our needs. 

Tough situation for Tellez.  Here's hoping his mom stays cancer free.

uglyone - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 12:37 PM EDT (#344399) #
chris smith getting a callup.

hope this doesn't mean osuna to the DL.
uglyone - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 12:43 PM EDT (#344402) #
Since coming off the DL:

Rios: 15.0ip, 27.0k%, 4.8b%, 3.00era, 1.57fip

that's more like the elite numbers he's put up before.
uglyone - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 12:57 PM EDT (#344404) #
hey, does anyone have anything on Ridge Smith?
Gerry - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 01:38 PM EDT (#344406) #
Smith - good hitter, not as good defensively
PeterG - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 01:43 PM EDT (#344407) #
could Chris Smith be taking Parmley's spot?
hypobole - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 02:06 PM EDT (#344411) #
Smoak and Tellez had very similar profiles last year

Pull- Centre - Opposite

Smoak: 41.7 - 28.3 -29.9
Tellez: 43.1 - 27.3 - 29.6

Smoak isn't dead pull, but definitely gets shifted.
lexomatic - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 02:21 PM EDT (#344414) #
Thanks for that link, Peter.
As someone who has had family undergo cancer treatment and not be able to be around, it can be a HUGE distraction. I'm sure Tellez is thankful for having something to keep him occupied, but it's also much harder to deal with everyday stuff when you're not able to do anything to help. This perhaps makes me more confident of his ability to adjust, though my expectations of him are lower than they were last year until he proves different.

85bluejay - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 02:41 PM EDT (#344415) #
I will be pleasantly surprised if Tellez ever becomes a regular productive ML - another explanation on all his opposite field hits may be because he can't pull a good fastball as many of those dastardly prospect evaluators have mentioned - It's why I would have been ok with the Jays selling high on him last winter.
uglyone - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 03:06 PM EDT (#344417) #
the massive jump in fastballs from AA to AAA hasn't increased his K rate for some reason.

looks like it may be the end of Grilli tonight....
SK in NJ - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 03:20 PM EDT (#344419) #
First base prospects in general are about the least appealing prospects out there because so much value is tied to their bats and a lot of them/most of them are not going to hit enough to be worthy of an everyday role. Too early to tell with Tellez, but he's definitely one prospect I wouldn't lose sleep over if he was traded depending on the return.

Regardless, this FO likes to hoard prospects so Tellez will get more than enough time to work on his hitting. He was a long shot to contribute (positively) in 2017-18 anyway. He is still very young. He has time.
hypobole - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 03:57 PM EDT (#344431) #
Yeah, like I said, it isn't just Tellez who's pulling less. I think Devo may be a Charlie Lau disciple.
ramone - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 04:08 PM EDT (#344432) #
I swear I read an article earlier in the year where Devo said Tellez was trying to go the other way with everything and they were pounding him in and he needed to learn to pull that inside pitch. I could but wrong but I think read that.
hypobole - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 04:19 PM EDT (#344434) #
I think this is the story you mentioned ramone.

"I think his swing got a little long," White said. "And he wants to use the whole field, but sometimes you can't use the whole field. You have to go with how they're pitching you, and they're pitching him in a lot. So he should be pulling those pitches." Tellez said he was determined to shed his pull-hitter stereotype, but also admitted that strategy has worked against him. "I wanted to use the whole field and that was affecting me," he said. "Now that we've talked and worked on it, it's understanding that if they're pitching me inside consistently, then I've got to know exactly what's going on."
ramone - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 04:39 PM EDT (#344435) #
That's it, thanks hypobole
mendocino - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 05:32 PM EDT (#344440) #
some July 2 news
BA top 50 IFA's more players tied to Jays
14 RHP Eric Pardinho Brazil
23 SS Miguel Hiraldo DR
32 RHP Alejandro Melean VZ
36 SS Leonardo Jimenez Panama
38 OF Alberto Rodriguez DR
PeterG - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 06:20 PM EDT (#344441) #
fwiw, mlb pipeline rates Pardinho #5 and Hidalgo #17. Thx for the info on the other guys. Looks good and I had not seen that before.
Gerry - Tuesday, June 27 2017 @ 08:47 PM EDT (#344449) #
Tellez has hit another home run tonight, his 6th.
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