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The affiliates posted a 5-4 record Monday night.

Buffalo Bisons

Jon Berti and Dwight Smith Jr. both had two hits at the top of the order with Smith throwing out a runner at home from left field but also making a throwing error. Rowdy Tellez was 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly.

Murphy Smith was smacked for seven runs over three innings. Wil Browning gave up two runs in three innings and Andrew Case coughed up three in two. Taylor Cole worked a scoreless ninth, striking out two.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Harold Ramirez was 3-for-3 with a three-run home run and four RBI. The quartet of Jonathan Davis, Richard Urena, Tim Lopes and Emilio Guerrero had two hits apiece with only Guerrero not drawing a walk.

Jon Harris surrendered three runs but only one was earned in his five innings. He gave up seven hits, a walk and a hit by pitch but he struck out seven to go along with five groundouts. John Straka suffered the loss with five runs allowed over two innings. Dusty Isaacs finished up with two goose eggs and a 3-2 K/BB total.

Dunedin Blue Jays

Andres Sotillo led Dunedin's 13-hit attack by going 3-for-4. Juan Kelly, Connor Panas and D.J. Davis contributed with two-hit efforts with Panas belting a homer and recording two outfield assists. Davis—who stole his 23rd base—is hitting .348 over his last 10 games. Bo Bichette was 1-for-1 with a walk before being replaced by J.C. Cardenas, who tripled with a sac fly to drive in a pair. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was 0-for-4 with a sac fly.

Jordan Romano pitched four innings of two-run ball. The win went to Alonzo Gonzalez after two scoreless innings. Kirby Snead had a shutout seventh but Jackson McClelland gave up two runs over the last two frames.

Lansing Lugnuts

Mitch Nay and Yeltsin Gudino paced the Lugnuts attack with two hits apiece while Nash Knight was 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBI.

Mike Ellenbest spun six shutout innings of four-hit ball, walking two and striking out three for his fourth win. Nick Hartman tossed a shutout seventh, Juliandry Higuera was nicked for a run on three walks and a pair of wild pitches in the eighth before Griffin Glaude got the final five outs for the save.

Vancouver Canadians

The C's began their second half of the year by hitting just 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position.Cullen Large, Bryan Lizardo and Norberto Obeso had two hits with Obeso driving in two.

Wilfri Aleton gave up four runs (three earned) over four innings for the loss. Yonardo Herdenez pitched three one-hit innings while Bobby Eveld retired the side in the eighth.

Bluefield Blue Jays

Chavez Young connected for his first home run of the season among his two hits and McGregory Contreras had three knocks and two RBI. Freddy Rodriguez had two hits and a walk. Yorman Rodriguez took a pair for the team.

Randy Pondler did not allow too many ducks on his pond by giving up just a solo homer and a single over seven innings. He struck out six, walked nobody and split his 10 outs in play evenly on the ground and in the air. Jose Nova was knocked around for three runs and Graham Spraker allowed two inherited runners to score but did not give up one of his own over two innings to get the 'W'.

GCL Blue Jays

The Jays completed a win that began July 8 before playing a second game that saw them lose. Dominic Abbadessa, Otto Lopez and Luis De Los Santos all had two-hit days. Reese McGuire was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Justin Maese gave up two runs over three innings but only one was earned. He struck out four against two hits and a walk. Angel Alicea got the loss by allowing three runs in two-thirds of an inning. Connor Law allowed an unearned run over 1-1/3 innings and Danilo Manzueta gave up another in his one inning.

DSL Blue Jays

Warnel Valdez had the lone two-hit game and also had a base on balls. Victor Figuereo and Kenny Mauricio both doubled and walked. Rafael Lantigua was 1-for-5 with two RBI. Steward Berroa had a hit and a stolen base while Hugo Cardona stole two while going 1-for-4.

Nathaniel Perez was dialed in by going seven shutout innings with just one hit and one walk allowed while striking out six for the victory. Elixon Caballero got through the eighth unscathed but Jeison Contreras lost the shutout in the ninth. *** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Mike Ellenbest, Lansing

2. Randy Pondler, Bluefield

1. Connor Panas, Dunedin

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China fan - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 06:39 AM EDT (#345807) #
Bichette was hit by a pitch on his wrist. Any word on whether he's okay?
Mike Green - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 08:31 AM EDT (#345814) #
He stayed in the game until he was caught stealing in the fourth inning after reaching base on a single.

It was unusual for him to be replaced then.
bpoz - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 10:04 AM EDT (#345820) #
A lot of movement on the Jays new top 30. I disagree with 3 2017 draftees cracking the top 10. They have not had time to prove anything. Nate Pearson's 100 mph FB is awesome enough for a top 10.

I easily see Warmoth and Danner dropping out of the top 10 in 2 years. Even Pearson.
jerjapan - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 10:59 AM EDT (#345823) #
Bpoz, I think Danner is too high as well, but our org is certainly looking better these days, with guys like Greene, Urena and Tellez slipping to the bottom of / out of the top ten. 

Edward Olivares is the only glaring omission I see on the new top 30 listings.  Surprised to see Juan Kelly slip in there at 30th, I was under the impression that he couldn't really handle catcher or 3B? 

It would be nice to see Taylor Cole in Toronto in September .... he could hit mid 90s before going on his Mormon mission, and I've got a lot of respect for someone willing to put a pro career on hold to pursue what they believe in.  Don't know if he'll ever get the velo back, but a move to the pen could maximize his stuff.   

youngid - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 11:10 AM EDT (#345826) #
Bo posted a photo, hope he's ok.
uglyone - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 11:11 AM EDT (#345827) #
BA's new top 10


not sure if it's a good sign that the 2 top picks barely crack the top 10.

pentecost being that high is pretty optimistic imo. i do like that they see how good maese is, though.
uglyone - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 11:13 AM EDT (#345828) #
going back to the mlb list, i usually tune out on these lists by rank 20, but imo there's a bunch of better picks for the bottom of the list than some of those guys. olivares, gold, young, vicuna, d.smith, r.smith would probably make my list ahead of guys like woodman palacios romano kelly murphy.
scottt - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 11:15 AM EDT (#345829) #
If we list the prospect by trade value, would the new guys who haven't proven or disproven anything rank higher than the guys who have reach AA but haven't distinguished themselves?
uglyone - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 11:25 AM EDT (#345832) #
interesting question.

an interesting example might be how they view SS Warmoth vs SS Urena. remembering that Urena is a good 6 months younger than Warmoth, projects better defensively, and handled A+ very well a year ago.
Gerry - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 12:10 PM EDT (#345837) #
The long lost Travis Bergen is making the start for the GCL Jays today.
Marc Hulet - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 12:32 PM EDT (#345839) #
Bergen had Tommy John last August so he's back on the mound less than 1 year after surgery.
Gerry - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 12:35 PM EDT (#345840) #
And John Lott is reporting that the x-rays on Bo's hand were negative and he is day-to-day, just like the rest of us.
Mike Green - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 12:53 PM EDT (#345843) #
And John Lott is reporting that the x-rays on Bo's hand were negative and he is day-to-day, just like the rest of us.

Good.  The account of his "battle" with appendicitis suggested that he might have a high pain threshold!  Sometimes that can be a bit of a problem (when injuries aren't checked out because the player isn't complaining).
jerjapan - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 12:56 PM EDT (#345844) #
7 games and 10 IPs for Bergen since being drafted in 2015, but he has certainly looked great in the smallest of small sample sizes.  He was never a hard thrower - it will be interesting to see his velocity.
China fan - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 02:48 PM EDT (#345847) #
Thanks to Gerry and Mike for the updates on Bichette.

I saw a brief video clip of his immediate reaction to the HBP last night, and he seemed to be in severe pain. But nothing was broken, so that's the main thing. He does seem like a tough dude.
Mike Green - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 07:16 PM EDT (#345862) #
Bichette is DHing tonight and singled in his first at-bat. Attaboy!
bpoz - Tuesday, July 25 2017 @ 07:38 PM EDT (#345863) #
Bichette is my #1. Tough dude. I thought he would be out 3-4 days.
Jdog - Wednesday, July 26 2017 @ 12:16 AM EDT (#345867) #
Just for fun.

Ryan Noda (round 15)   21 years old  6'3  217lbs   hitting  .445/.551/.727  in Appalachian league

Paul Goldschmidt (round 8)  21 year old  6'3 220  hit .334/.408.638 in Pioneer league his first year

Noda's college stats look nothing like goldy's  unfortunately. 

85bluejay - Wednesday, July 26 2017 @ 06:20 AM EDT (#345869) #
Who can forget Vito Chiaravalloti (2003, round 15):
.351/.469/.605 in NYPL.
bpoz - Wednesday, July 26 2017 @ 07:31 AM EDT (#345870) #
Thanks 85bluejay for reminding me of the older draft picks mashing the short season leagues.

The excitement faded at the higher levels.
ramone - Thursday, July 27 2017 @ 10:58 AM EDT (#345931) #
BP did a feature on Vlad Jr:

Hit 60
Power 60 now with 80 potential
Baserunning/Speed 40
Glove 50
Arm 55

They say question is can he be fringe average at 3rd or will he need to move to LF or 1B.
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