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The affiliates sawed off eight games right down the middle Tuesday. Lansing had the night off.

Buffalo Bisons

Shane Opitz had two doubles and drove in the only run. Rob Refsnyder had a hit and a walk in his organizational debut.

Luis Santos gave up two runs over three frames for the loss. Nick Tepesch gave up a run on three hits and struck out three over two innings in his first appearance with the Herd. Tim Mayza pitched 2-2/3 innings of three-hit ball and struck out four. J.P. Howell pitched 1-1/3 innings with one hit allowed and one K.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Harold Ramirez homered, doubled and drove in two runs and Matt Dean went deep and drew a pair of walks. Richard Urena, Jonathan Davis and Matt Dean all had two-hit games with Urena knocking home two. Anthony Alford walked and was hit by a pitch twice.

Shane Dawson was dummied for eight runs over four frames. Tom Robson plunked two and walked one but had a strikeout over 2-2/3 scoreless innings. Daniel Young blew the save when he gave up a run over 1-1/3 innings. Carlos Ramirez gave up an unearned run but stranded both inherited runners while getting the final five outs for the save, striking out two and walking two. His ERA remains at 0.00.

Dunedin Blue Jays

Bo Bichette had a hit in four at-bats one night after getting plunked on the hand. Max Pentecost and J.C. Cardenas had two hits apiece. Cavan Biggio had a double and two RBI.

Josh DeGraaf suffered his first loss after surrendering three runs over 5-1/3 innings on five hits (including a home run) and two walks while racking up four strikeouts. Dan Lietz got away with a walk and two walks over 1-2/3 innings but Adonys Cardona was dinged for two runs in the eighth.

Vancouver Canadians

The C's took advantage of a wild pitch and an error in the first to produce the only two runs of the game. Reggie Pruitt doubled, walked and scored while Kevin Vicuna stole his 14th base and crossed home plate. Cullen Large had a hit and a walk while Logan Warmoth doubled.

Jose Espada pitched four one-hit innings before Donnie Sellers matched those four goose eggs to get his first pro win. William Ouellette stranded a pair of singles in the ninth for the save.

Bluefield Blue Jays

Ryan Noda had a well-rounded night with a double, a single, a walk, an RBI and a stolen base. Jesus Navarro had the other two-hit performance. Freddy Rodriguez singled and collected an RBI.

Maximo Castillo gave up just two hits over five shutout innings. He struck out seven and collected six groundball outs for a Game Score of 73. Mitch McKown struck out three over two frames and Kelyn Jose had two in his inning of work to collect holds. Marcus Reyes rung up two more in the ninth for the save.

GCL Blue Jays

The 9-1-2 spots in the order produced six hits with D.J. Neal, Dominic Abbadessa and Jose Theran splitting the honours. Neal doubled and drove in a run and Theran also had an RBI. Hagen Danner, Aldo Ovando and Patrick Morris had the other hits.

Travis Bergen struck out one in a scoreless first to mark his 2017 debut. Claudio Galva pitched the next six frames and gave up a run on four hits and a walk while striking out six for the win. Jonathan Cheshire grinned his way through two shutout frames with two strikes for the save.

DSL Blue Jays

Warnel Valdez, Yeison Estevez and Victor Figuereo all had a double and an RBI.

Naswell Paulino was pounded for nine runs (eight earned) over 2-1/3 innings. Jhon Victorino allowed both inherited runs to score and gave up another in 2-1/3 innings. Yohandy Martir had an unearned marker over two frames. Geremy Jimenez also surrendered a run over his two innings. *** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Matt Dean, New Hampshire

2. Harold Ramirez, New Hampshire

1. Maximo Castillo, Bluefield


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lexomatic - Wednesday, July 26 2017 @ 08:48 AM EDT (#345872) #
More prospect excitement from Fangraphs
Guerrero is #1 (by a significant margin) for KATOH+ at 19.6 projected WAR, and Bichette is 23 with 9.3
The Stats only version drops Guerrero to #3 and bumps Bichette to #19 Danny Jansen also appears on this list at #83. That's it for Jays fans.

bpoz - Wednesday, July 26 2017 @ 09:39 AM EDT (#345874) #
They all moved up a level and did very well. Jansen any way. The other 2 are SSS.
Nigel - Wednesday, July 26 2017 @ 02:07 PM EDT (#345897) #
Davis Schneider continues to display an interesting blend of power and patience with the GCL team. The error totals are eyebrow raising though. SSS applies to all of that though.
Shoeless Joe - Wednesday, July 26 2017 @ 08:45 PM EDT (#345908) #
Is Ryan Gold a prospect? He's showing average to above average contact rates, walk rates and power. The catching depth across the organization is strong, almost every level has a legitimate prospect:
uglyone - Wednesday, July 26 2017 @ 09:32 PM EDT (#345909) #
gold looks like a prospect to me.
jerjapan - Wednesday, July 26 2017 @ 10:22 PM EDT (#345911) #
Gold looks good to me as well, although I have heard concerns about the D.  catcher is our best position in the minors right now, especially if Pentacost can stick.  He's an athletic guy, and while I don't think he ever profiled as a strong defensive catcher, I like athletes behind the plate.  Depending on his recovery, he could be a legit catching prospect. 
Shoeless Joe - Thursday, July 27 2017 @ 12:03 AM EDT (#345914) #
I agree that with Gold DH'ing a fair bit there might be some concerns about his defense.

I really like Pentecost as a hitter, but his LD% has fallen from a strong 26.3% last year in Landing to just 15% this year. Its amazing that his power numbers haven't dropped at all despite the drop in his line drive rate.

Shoeless Joe - Thursday, July 27 2017 @ 12:23 AM EDT (#345915) #
Jon Harris switched back to his college mechanics since his start on June 24th, and the results have been really really good. Including the first game where he tossed a stinker (4.2 IP, 7H, 4ER, 6BB, 2K) his numbers have been very good and gotten better every start:

7.18 K/9
2.72 BB/9
1.21 WHIP
2.48 ERA
3.44 FIP

Harris prior to June 24th:

67.2 IP
6.78 K/9
3.06 BB/9
1.70 WHIP
6.38 ERA
5.53 WHIP

Here is the story on his changes:
dan gordon - Thursday, July 27 2017 @ 12:29 AM EDT (#345916) #
I like the fact that after a fine rookie season, Gold has moved UP a level and still increased his OPS from .761 to .867. He has thrown out 4 of 13 would be base stealers this year, a better rate than last year. He's pretty short, at 5'9" and sometimes shorter guys get overlooked a bit. Too early to say a lot, but he looks like a nice pick as a 27th round draft choice.
Marc Hulet - Thursday, July 27 2017 @ 07:13 AM EDT (#345920) #
The Jays are trying to improve both Yorman Rodriguez and Gold behind the plate in order to maximize their value... both were below average entering the year and are splitting time... both are on the smallish side so 1B is not much of an option
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