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The affiliates won seven of eight on the eve of the fourth of July. Only New Hampshire did not hold up their end of the bargain.

Buffalo Bisons

Chris Rowley won his first Triple-A start with five solid innings of one-run ball on three hits. He walked two, struck out six and split his six outs in play evenly between the ground and the air. John Stilson was charged with a run in 1-1/3 innings. Matt Dermody stranded two of three runners for Stilson as he pitched 2-2/3 innings of one-hit, striking out three and inducing four groundball outs.

Raffy Lopez had the only two-hit night but Mike Ohlman was the on-base leader with a hit, two walks and a stolen base. Rowdy Tellez had a double and two RBI. Dwight Smith Jr., Jon Berti and Roemon Fields each had a hit and a walk with Fields and Berti stealing bases.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Tim Lopes had a 3-for-4 night at the plate, finishing a triple shy of the cycle. Richard Urena also homered as part of a two-hit night while Derrick Loveless had two hits and a walk. Danny Jansen had a triple and two runs driven in. Harold Ramirez was 2-for-4 with a stolen base.

Shane Dawson gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits over five innings but had good peripherals with an 8-2 K/BB total. Carlos Ramirez made his first appearance on the mound since April 30 and struck out two in a shutout sixth. Alonzo Gonzalez could not get any of the six men he faced, giving up five runs to take the loss. Yonardo Herdenez surrendered just one run in his three-inning Double-A debut.

Dunedin Blue Jays

Lourdes Gourriel Jr. belted his first professional home run to go along with a walk. J.C. Cardenas had a two-hit game with a double, a run batted in and two runs scored. Connor Panas singled and walked while Juan Kelly heard ball four twice.

Jordan Romano scattered three hits, two walks and a plunk over seven innings with a K an inning. Jackson McClelland maintained the shutout with two scoreless frames that included a punchout.

Lansing Lugnuts

Bo Bichette and Josh Palacios led the Lansing attack with three hits apiece with Bichette clubbing his 10th dinger of the year and 31st double and Palacios swiping his fifth base and earning an outfield assist. Lansing broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler had a tweet about Bichette and his ability to bounce back from 0-for-5 games.

Bo's 0-for-5 games in 2017, and the next day's showing:
May 8, then 3-for-4
May 19, then 2-for-4
June 22, then 3-for-5
July 2, then 3-for-5

Mitch Nay singled and walked twice and Nick Sinay had two hits and a hit by pitch (quelle surprise!) but was caught stealing twice.

Geno Encina looked good in his first professional start. He made it through five innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits, striking out four and walking nobody. Nick Hartman stranded a runner and pitched 2-2/3 scoreless frames with one strikeout to offset his one hit allowed. Jared Carkuff walked one in a scoreless ninth.

Vancouver Canadians

Riley Adams had four hits in five trips to the plate, driving in a trio of runs. Reggie Pruitt and Owen Spiwak had two hits apiece.

Juan Nunez gave up two runs over 5-1/3 innings on four hits and three walks while whiffing four. Miguel Burgos pitched 2-2/3 innings scoreless frames and Orlando Pascual took care of the ninth. More deets on the game right here.

Bluefield Blue Jays

Ryan Noda and Ryan Gold had the big nights at the plate with Noda doubling and walking twice and Gold driving in five runs with two hits, including a triple. Anthony Fuentes singled, was hit by a pitch twice and scored three runs. Sterling Guzman and McGregory Contreras had a hit and a walk.

Joel Espinal gave up just one hit over five shutout innings, striking out six for a Game Score of 74. Jordan Barrett had a 4-2 K/BB total over two scoreless frames. Kelyn Jose and Jose Nova gave up two runs apiece over the last two frames.

GCL Blue Jays

Davis Schneider belted a two-run homer to give the G-Jays all the offence they needed. He also drew a walk. Joseph Reyes singled and was hit by a pitch. Hagen Danner went 1-for-4.

Jake Fishman put up a zero in the first inning before Elieser Medrano went the next five, surrendering a run on two hits, two walks and two plunks to earn the win thanks to five strikeouts. Maverik Buffo pitched two scoreless frames and Adams Cuevas struck out the side in a one-hit ninth for the save.

DSL Blue Jays

Steward Berroa had a triple, two runs batted in, two runs scored and a stolen base. Hector Guerrero had the lone two-hit game. Gabriel Moreno and Andres Martinez were 1-for-3 with an RBI with Moreno swiping a bag. Warnel Valdez singled and stole a base. Hugo Cardona walked and scored a run.

Emanuel Vizcaino was victimized for an unearned run over three innings. Jhon Victorino contributed a scoreless frame. Luis Alvarez pitched a one-hitter and struck out three over four shutout innings for the victory. Elixon Caballero struck out two in the ninth for the save.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Bo Bichette, Lansing

2. Jordan Romano, Dunedin

1. Joel Espinal, Bluefield


Extra Innings
  • The Buffalo News talks to Aaron Sanchez about his rehab start Sunday.
  • The New Hampshire Union Leader has a story on Ryan McBroom and another on Danny Jansen.
  • The Lansing State Journal has a story on the comeback of Mitch Nay.
  • spoke to Geno Encina about his Midwest League All-Star experience.
  • Baseball Prospectus Toronto has a summary of the Jays international signings.
  • The Vancouver Province has a story on C's reliever Bobby Eveld.
  • The Bluefield Daily Telegraph checks in with outfielder Chavez Young and chats with manager Dennis Holmberg.
  • Sherwood Park News talks to Tanner Kirwer about heading to Bluefield.
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bpoz - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 09:40 AM EDT (#344810) #
The strength of our farm has been pitching. The hitters have been a weakness until recently.

We now have some good hitting prospects to get excited over. I would appreciate learning about the % of stikeouts on the slash line.

What % is good, acceptable and terrible. And how would it relate to other numbers. I am guessing that many of us Bauxites differ on what is good and acceptable. What are the guidelines?
hypobole - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 10:25 AM EDT (#344817) #
When are we going to see Warmoth and Pearson?
PeterG - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 10:49 AM EDT (#344820) #
With 10 of 15 international signings to date from Venezuela, it looks like the Jays are trying to capitalize on a possible market inefficiency as most academies in that country have been closed and several teams no longer scout there due to unsafe conditions. It has been announced that no signing bonus amounts will be revealed for Venezuelan players.I assume that is due to the fears of kidnapping. I would imagine that all of the Jays signees have been brought to the DR or are in the process of so doing.
PeterG - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 11:02 AM EDT (#344821) #
Eric Pardinho, rhp, Brazil (No. 14 prospect)
Miguel Hiraldo, ss, Dominican Republic (No. 23 prospect), $750,000.
Alejandro Melean, rhp, Venezuela (No. 32 prospect)
Leonardo Jimenez, ss, Panama (No. 36 prospect)
Alberto Rodriguez, of, Dominican Republic (No. 38 prospect)
Rainer Diaz, ss, Dominican Republic
Jose Rivas, ss, Venezuela
Geyber Jimenez, c, Venezuela
Jhon Solarte, of, Venezuela
Ronald Govea, rhp, Venezuela
Alexis Carmona, rhp, Venezuela
Williams Moreno, rhp, Venezuela
Erick Teran, lhp, Venezuela
Miguel Olivo, rhp, Venezuela
Luis Pena, rhp, Venezuela

Also, HS 1b Patrick Morris #14 has signed.
GabrielSyme - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 11:17 AM EDT (#344823) #
Some notable performances by 2017 draftees in the early going:

At Bluefield, Ryan Noda (15th round) is hitting the snot out of the ball, although his BB/K rates aren't great. Brandon Polizzi (35) has had a great babip-fuelled start, but hasn't shown power or a good BB/K rates.

In Vancouver, Riley Adams (3) has had a great start, showing power, decent plate discipline and a creditable K%. Brock Lundqvist (6) hasn't hit a home run, but otherwise has had a great start, though he's striking out a little too much.

Finally, in the GCL, Davis Schneider (28), picked right from high school, has only played in 5 games so far, so it's difficult to draw firm conclusions, but he's certainly outclassing the competition so far, with twice as many walks as strikeouts and showing good power.

It's far too early, but it's nice to see some promising starts.

uglyone - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 11:42 AM EDT (#344828) #
agreed Gabriel. I especially like that most of them are close enough to age appropriate that we can care about their stats.

Noda and Clemens are too old for where they are, though, so I'd like to see them bumped up quickly.
scottt - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 12:39 PM EDT (#344836) #
Osuna is averaging less than 1 inning per game. When John Smoltz became the closer after his TJ surgery, he was still throwing around 80 innings per 60 games. There's just no way Osuna goes from there to 200 innings. Only in fantasy baseball. Besides, not having Osuna to close was a large contributor to the 1-9 start.
cybercavalier - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 01:48 PM EDT (#344840) #
What happened to Jose Tabata?
mendocino - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 04:07 PM EDT (#344862) #
lots of signees from the International Prospect League operating in the DR and Venezuela.

add OF Ericki Celedonio

Jesse Sanchez‏Verified account

Source: #BlueJays signed RHP Alejandro Melean, SS Jose Rivas, OF Jhon Solarte, OF Alberto Rodriguez, SS Rainer Nunez, OF Erickvi Celedonio.

more on PK Morris

Jim Callis‏Verified account

14th-rder Pat Morris signs w/@BlueJays for $206,500 ($81,500 vs pool). Florida HS 1B, shows potential to hit for avg & power.
hypobole - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 04:39 PM EDT (#344870) #
I'm guessing Morris chewed up the last of any excess pool money?
PeterG - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 05:19 PM EDT (#344875) #
I believe there is somewhere in the area of 50K left of pool money. So, essentially yes though you could get a last minute signing from an offer Jays have left on the table that does not exceed 175,000.
greenfrog - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 07:38 PM EDT (#344881) #
Run-scoring doubles for Bichette and Guerrero Jr. in the first inning tonight.
GabrielSyme - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 07:52 PM EDT (#344882) #
More on Davis Schneider-

HS late-round draftee, presumably signed for around the $125K available without penalty there. He has now reached base in 14 of his first 20 professional plate appearances, and four of his six hits have been for extra bases. It's a very small sample, but I'm already intrigued. He does have two errors in five games.
PeterG - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 07:59 PM EDT (#344883) #
SRF spinning a shutout through 6.
#2JBrumfield - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 09:42 PM EDT (#344884) #
Griffin Glaude goes to New Hampshire, Mattingly Romanin heads to Lansing and 13th round lefty Brody Rodning goes to Vancouver.
Gerry - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 10:58 PM EDT (#344886) #
Josh Palacios...10 hits in his last three games.
#2JBrumfield - Tuesday, July 04 2017 @ 11:30 PM EDT (#344887) #
Also missed Ridge Smith being called up to Dunedin.
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