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It was a .500 night on the farm Tuesday with the affiliates splitting their eight games.

Buffalo Bisons

Rowdy Tellez smacked his sixth homer of the season but also struck out twice. Roemon Fields had two hits and Jonathan Diaz had the other. Fields and Jon Berti had stolen bases but Fields was also caught once.

Despite 10 hits and three walks, Lucas Harrell had a quality start with three runs allowed over 6-1/3 innings in which he struck out six. Murphy Smith and Wil Browning combined for 2-2/3 scoreless frames.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Richard Urena had two of the three New Hampshire hits, including a double in this rain-shortened affair. Jonathan Davis also had a two-bagger and scored on a Danny Jansen sacrifice fly. Derrick Loveless walked and stole a base.

Shane Dawson gave up a two-run dinger to Mike Olt and that was enough for the loss. He pitched 5-2/3 innings of six-hit ball with two strikeouts and no walks.

Dunedin Blue Jays

Aaron Sanchez was dinged up for three runs on six hits and two walks over 3-2/3 innings. His strikeout and groundout total were three apiece. Just 36 of his 64 pitches found the strike zone. Ryan Cook stranded two runners for Sanchez enroute to 1-1/3 innings of shutout ball. Ryan Borucki got the victory with four frames of one-hit, one-walk ball as he struck out six.

Lane Thomas homered, doubled and drove in two runs while Cavan Biggio had a two-hit night, including an extra-base knock. Lourdes Gourriel Jr. was 1-for-4 with a stolen base.

Lansing Lugnuts

Yennsy Diaz gave up a run on two hits and two walks over five frames, punching out eight and getting five groundouts for a Game Score of 67. Connor Eller went two innings for the save, offsetting three hits with three K's.

Bo Bichette had two hits but was caught stealing! Insert needless overreaction here. The other two-hit nights were turned in by Christian Williams, Nash Knight and Yeltsin Gudino with the latter driving in three runs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was 1-for-4.

Vancouver Canadians

Kacy Clemens belted his first pro home run and had a game-winning two-run single in a 3-for-6 night at the plate. Cullen Large had two hits, three walks and a stolen base. Brock Lundquist and Norberto Obeso also had two knocks each.

Juan Nunez was whacked for two dingers among five runs over 4-1/3 innings. Chris Hall coughed up two more, including a jack, in 2-2/3 innings and Bobby Eveld was eviscerated for six runs in one inning, including a three-run homer, but got the victory after all that. Orlando Pascual had a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. More details can be found right here.

Bluefield Blue Jays

The Blue Jays completed a blowout loss and lost another on a terrible Tuesday. Tyler Olander stranded two runners while pitching two-thirds of a scoreless inning. Graham Spraker was spanked for four runs in three innings. Brandon Polizzi and McGregory Contreras had two hits each while Francisco Rodriguez was plunked twice.

Polizzi had two more hits, including a triple, and Kevin Smith had a double and a single while stealing a base and knocking in a run. Sterling Guzman also went 2-for-4. Jordan Barrett pitched two scoreless innings to start the game. Joel Espinal suffered the loss by allowing three runs (two earned) over four innings.

GCL Blue Jays

Joseph Reyes and Aldo Ovando singled, doubled and walked while driving in a run. Reyes, Dominic Abbadessa and Otto Lopez all stole bases.

Roither Hernandez pitched four innings and gave up just one run on four hits with a 4-0 K/BB total.Connor Law coughed up an unearned run over two innings but he picked up the win for his efforts.

DSL Blue Jays

Steward Berroa and Andres Martinez were the co-leaders in the hit department with two. Leonicio Ventura walked twice.

Emanuel Vizcaino took the loss by yielding three unearned runs over three innings but he struck out four and induced five groundball outs.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Kacy Clemens, Vancouver

2. Ryan Borucki, Dunedin

1. Yennsy Diaz, Lansing

Tuesday's Linescores

Extra Innings

Here's a story on Kacy Clemens from The Vancouver Province.
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bpoz - Wednesday, June 28 2017 @ 09:29 AM EDT (#344479) #
D Jansen, A Alford, B Bichette and Vlad Jr have very good numbers on offense. They could be complete players, offense and defense. They also seem to be progressing fast. This year anyway.

I am quite prepared to wait for their ML arrival. Likewise be patient for them to adjust to the ML.

I cautiously hope that they can provide a new core for the Jays going forward.
Shoeless Joe - Wednesday, June 28 2017 @ 06:24 PM EDT (#344516) #
Its nice to see Diaz starting to show some promise, the stuff is there.

Diaz and Vicuna are the only two guys left from the 2014 IFA class that have chances to become legitimate prospects.
sam - Wednesday, June 28 2017 @ 07:28 PM EDT (#344520) #
Yikes, that was painful to watch. Poor Logan Warmoth looked like he got some serious stage fright there talking on TV--voice cracking and all.
mendocino - Wednesday, June 28 2017 @ 09:36 PM EDT (#344531) #
More July 2 names tied to Jays
SS Jostin Chirinos VZ
SS Jose Rivas VZ
CA Geiver Gimenez VZ
OF Carlos Canache VZ
OF Ronald Govea VZ

none are in BA's top 50
uglyone - Wednesday, June 28 2017 @ 11:25 PM EDT (#344535) #

back2back lansing bros
85bluejay - Thursday, June 29 2017 @ 08:30 AM EDT (#344538) #
It's been a lacklustre year for Jays pitching prospects - I can't think of any that have taken a significant step forward and the lefty bullpen guys- Dermody/Girodo/Mayza that I hoped would be helpful sometime this season have regressed.
Cracka - Thursday, June 29 2017 @ 09:45 AM EDT (#344547) #
How about Glenn Sparkman? It's just 19 innings, but it looks like he'll earn a promotion by tomorrow's deadline. He'll need to pitch well in the big leagues to keep his spot, but for now, there's an easy path to add him to the roster (Option C. Smith + Move Travis to 60 day DL).
uglyone - Thursday, June 29 2017 @ 09:47 AM EDT (#344548) #
in truth sparkman hasn't been very good. but i'm sure he'll get a look, at least until sanchez returns.
uglyone - Thursday, June 29 2017 @ 09:53 AM EDT (#344550) #
and yeah none of the top pitching prospects have taken a step forward this year though I am under the impression that the biggest names are all being forced to use their 3rd/4th pitches extensively this year.
jerjapan - Thursday, June 29 2017 @ 10:36 AM EDT (#344553) #
Jordan Romano has been impressive, but it's night and day right now on the farm - the position players look great, the pitching pretty poor.

I continue to be a Sparkman skeptic - take a look at the 'impact' of the players taken last year.  many have been returned, others are being stashed on the big league roster by non-contenders.  Allen Cordoba looks like the only winning pick thus far.  Rookie ball to the bigs sure makes for a good story.

Our injury issues should allow Sparkman a shot though, which seems worthwhile at this point. 

Cracka - Thursday, June 29 2017 @ 12:07 PM EDT (#344563) #
The Jays have spent >$350k on Sparkman so far -- $250k+ in salary (very significant for Sparkman, as his signing bonus was
Cracka - Thursday, June 29 2017 @ 12:09 PM EDT (#344565) #
(continued)... was less than (100k) plus the $100k waiver fee - not huge money by any means, but not nothing. I bet they give him a long look during the month of July and try to find a way to keep him around... hello 8 man bullpen!
dan gordon - Thursday, June 29 2017 @ 04:07 PM EDT (#344577) #
Sparkman has produced an ERA of 2.25, WHIP of 1.05, and K/BB ratio of 12/5 in 20 IP across the 3 highest levels of the minors. I think he has a legitimate shot at sticking around as a 7th/8th reliever until rosters expand in September. The organization seems to like him, and I think they'll keep him around as long as he's not terrible. I expect they see him as a guy who can be a starter in Buffalo next year, and maybe move up to the Jays at some point next year, or in 2019. The system is short on young starters like that, given the lack of real progress by guys like Harris, Reid-Foley, Greene this year.
uglyone - Thursday, June 29 2017 @ 04:21 PM EDT (#344580) #
yeah but those bb/k numbers aren't great, and he's giving up dingers, leading to a 4.80fip and 4.07xfip.

I'm sure he'll get a look, though. It's not like Chris Smith was doing any better down there.
dan gordon - Thursday, June 29 2017 @ 11:54 PM EDT (#344603) #
Sparkman's number of innings are so small this year that the numbers don't mean a lot. The main thing to me is that he's doing a pretty good job of limiting runs despite missing the first 2 months, and moving up to AAA for the 1st time. In previous years, his K:BB ratios were outstanding. I wouldn't be surprised to see him survive the next 2 months in the Jays' bullpen, and I think he has a decent shot at helping the team in 2019 at the latest.
bpoz - Saturday, July 01 2017 @ 01:39 PM EDT (#344677) #
Regarding pitching prospects not taking much of a step forward this year, I think Perdomo has. That was a big step for ward that he took in Lansing last year. In Dunedin his performance this year is as good as last year, but at a higher level. But neither year did he dominate. At AA next year the challenge will be huge IMO due to the big difference between AA and A+. It may decide that his early future is in the pen.

The other is C Greene. Inconsistent in AA. He still has 2 months of minor league development left this year. I read that he wanted to make the Jay's pen this year so he threw as hard as he could. I expect him to be called up in Sept and would be shocked if he was not. You lose nothing by calling him up and he could learn that he can get ML players out. That is a valuable confidence builder. I believe it helped Sanchez in 2014 as he dominated out of the pen. Next year he could continue in the minors as a SP or actually be in the Jay's pen.

Tomorrow is July 2. I am looking forward to anything that Mendocioo can offer regarding the Int'l signings.
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