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The affiliates won three of eight on Tuesday. All three wins came from the short-season clubs.

Buffalo Bisons

Teoscar Hernandez had a triple, a single and an assist from right field. Roemon Fields had a single and his 36th stolen base. Rowdy Tellez also swiped a bag despite going 0-for-4. Miguel Montero was 0-for-3 before Danny Jansen took over and Jansen drew a walk in his lone at-bat.

Luis Santos was slapped around for four runs over three frames to take the loss. Jeff Beliveau was bombed for three more over 1-2/3 innings.Carlos Ramirez pitched a perfect frame with one punchout in his Triple-A debut.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Reese McGuire homered and singled but Jonathan Davis was the only other Fisher Cat to get aboard twice with a single and a free pass.

Ryan Borucki got the loss but lasted seven innings in which he gave up four runs on eight hits with a 5-1 K/BB total. Andrew Case worked a one-hit ninth.

Dunedin Blue Jays

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Connor Panas swung the big bats with three hits apiece. Guerrero had a triple and four runs batted in while Panas doubled twice. Jake Thomas contributed with two hits and a walk.

Jordan Romano surrendered two runs over five innings on three hits and four walks with six strikeouts. Adonys Cardona, Ryan Cook, and Kirby Snead all gave up two runs apiece with Snead blowing the save. Jackson McClelland gave up a run in the ninth to take the loss.

Lansing Lugnuts

Josh Palacios went 3-for-5 while Kevin Vicuna—in his Lugnut debut—and Nick Sinay had two hits apiece. David Jacob was 0-for-4 in his first game with Lansing.

Andy Ravel was roughed up for three runs over four innings to get the loss.

Vancouver Canadians

Cameron O'Brien had hits in his first four at-bats while Norberto Obeso, Logan Warmoth and Brock Lundquist contributed three apiece as part of Vancouver's 17-hit attack. Warmoth also stole a base.

Jose Espada surrendered five runs over four innings. Miguel Burgos stranded just one of three runners but tossed three shutout innings to get the victory. Brayden Bouchey struck out five of the six men he faced over two clean frames.

Bluefield Blue Jays

Kevin Smith and Yorman Rodriguez finished a triple shy of the cycle. Ryan Noda had two hits and drove home three while Brandon Grudzielanek also chipped in with two knocks.

Jose Nova earned the win by retiring the only hitter he faced in relief of Joel Espinal, who was rocked for five runs over 3-2/3 innings. Ty Tice picked up the save by striking out the side with a clean frame, lowering his ERA to 0.43.

GCL Blue Jays

Patrick Morris had a three-hit game and Otto Lopez had two. Davis Schneider doubled and walked.

Claudio Galva was gonged for five runs over five frames. Gaudy Ramirez struck out three over two scoreless innings and Justin Watts whiffed two in the eighth.

DSL Blue Jays

Victor Figuereo had three hits and drove home a pair. Hector Guerrero was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base.

Emmanuel Vizcaino went for the first four innings without giving up a run with just one hit and two walks while whiffing four. Nicholas Medina yielded an unearned run over two frames but received the win. Luis Mendoza had a strikeout in a shutout ninth for the save.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Logan Warmoth, Vancouver

2. Yorman Rodriguez, Bluefield

1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Dunedin

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uglyone - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 09:21 AM EDT (#347132) #
palacios seems to be salvaging what was looking like a disaster year.
uglyone - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 10:46 AM EDT (#347149) #
Very interesting development from McGuire in his still small 85pa sample so far. His always-good plate discipline numbers are still there, but suddenly he's having the first legit power surge of his career, with an iso near .200 (he's never even been able to maintain a .100iso before). Which is leading to an impressive 117wrc+ which is excellent from a good defensive catcher.

If this signals a legit power development due to simply maturing physically (and I don't mean maintaining a .200iso but even if he can keep it near .150), then his prospect profile will rise significantly.
lexomatic - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 10:53 AM EDT (#347151) #
it's a shame McGuire got injured and for so long. While I'm happy Janssen has gotten a chance and done well, it likely would be McGuire with the Jays had he been healthy. It looks worse for him to be repeating AA again (where I expect he will start) with Janssen at AAA. It likely would be the reverse with expected development. Either way, it's good to have options. If Janssen gets called up again next year, or gets hurt, then McGuire should be ready.
Mike Green - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 10:57 AM EDT (#347152) #
You can watch McGuire's homer yesterday  here.  It didn't look like a cheap New Hampshire right-field shot to me. 
jerjapan - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 02:09 PM EDT (#347166) #
McGuire is still only 22 and this is his first quality run in a Jay's uniform.  he's 5 ft. 11 215 pounds, so he seems solidly built - decent power going forward changes him from a backup catcher profile to a potential starter.  This run certainly makes it easy to envision him on the 40 man, and I wouldn't even object to having Jansen and McGuire battle for big league backup in the Spring if they both keep this up.  I assume McGuire is a good candidate for the AFL? 

Is catcher our best position in the minors?
hypobole - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 03:34 PM EDT (#347168) #
"Is catcher our best position in the minors?"

Vlad is our best position in the minors. :)

Both catcher and shortstop have built up quite nicely.
John Northey - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 04:18 PM EDT (#347172) #
Can't complain with a recent AL MVP and a top 10 prospect at 3B.

I think the big question is what is the 'dead zone' in development? Especially if you take it as a given SS's can move to 2B easily. Same with CF moving to LF or RF. Pretty much anyone can move to 1B if needed.
Shoeless Joe - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 04:51 PM EDT (#347175) #
I think our minor league strength is 2B/3B types and catchers.

I like Warmoth, but overall our SS depth is still poor. Urena is the only prospect who is a lock to stay at SS and he has serious questions with the bat. He has never really hit left handed pitching and might be more of a utility/platoon type at best.
Nigel - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 04:52 PM EDT (#347176) #
Davis Schneider with another good day -2B and 2BB - in the GCL but also his 13th! Error. He will be interesting to watch next year.
jerjapan - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 04:57 PM EDT (#347177) #
Vlad is our best position in the minors. :)

Ha, quite possible. 

One area both AA and Shapiro share philosophies is in targeting up the middle talents, and I agree that SS is also looking good right now.  The question for both positions is how many guys can stick.

John, not sure what you mean exactly by 'dead zone' - within our minors, or in more general terms?  We certainly don't have a ton of talent at 1st, 2nd or 3rd in our system.  I'd call 3B our weakest position depth-wise, but if Vlad can stick, at the pace he's on, he might be ready to replace JD in 2019.  Can't believe I'm saying that.  wasn't the bigs by 2019 his stated goal when he joined the org?
uglyone - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 05:19 PM EDT (#347179) #
Tough call.

C Jansen, McGuire, Pentecost, Hernandez, Adams, Rodriguez, Gold, Danner

SS Bichette, Urena, Warmoth, Gurriel, Gudino, Vicuna

I think I go with C.
uglyone - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 05:20 PM EDT (#347181) #
1B Guerrero, Tellez

OF (Pompey), Alford, Hernandez, Smith, Olivares

RHP Pearson, SRF, Zeuch, Maese, Greene, Rios, Castillo

LHP Borucki
jerjapan - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 05:25 PM EDT (#347182) #
I think our minor league strength is 2B/3B

Shoeless, I assume you are counting on guys moving off their positions?  Nigel was talking about watching Warmoth in person a bunch of times the other day and his comments aligned with what I had thought - he can stick at SS, but won't offer more than average D.  With that bat, I'm fine with that.  And I think both Vicuna and Gudino are predicted to stick at SS. 

Who do you see ending up at 3B?  If you see 3B as a strength, I assume you think Vlad sticks their, at least to start his career?

Ugly, what do you think of Fields?  I think he looks like a major-league ready, solid 4th OF.
PeterG - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 05:29 PM EDT (#347184) #
Think you need to add McGregory Contreras to the OF list and pitchers Patrick Murphy and Yenssy Diaz, both of whom have been better than Maese at Lansing.
uglyone - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 05:52 PM EDT (#347186) #
nah maese has been significantly better in all the relevant areas, in addition to having legit mlb stuff.

at least diaz is young enough to be someahat interesting but murphy is too old to make his mediocre stuff and numbers viable imo.

not sure contreras has done enough to put himself on the map quite yet.
uglyone - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 05:53 PM EDT (#347187) #
jer i don't see much in fields other than a fluky babip.
jerjapan - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 06:02 PM EDT (#347189) #
doesn't he seem like the kind of player that will continue to run a high BABIP?  Not .374, but better than average.  I love the idea of a 4th OF that's a legit SB threat.
jerjapan - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 06:08 PM EDT (#347190) #
Good read at Clutchlings on new scouting director Steve Sanders' (who is only 29 years old!) thoughts on the recent draft class.  He calls Kevin Smitha:  "quality defender with hands and instincts to stick at SS."
PeterG - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 06:16 PM EDT (#347191) #
what relevant usual you will only cite the ones that might back you up. You can say You like Maese better as a prospect if u want and that is debatable. Maybe he is though I like Diaz myself. You cannot say Maese has pitched better or you are just plain wrong. Murphy has an ERA almost 2 runs lower and his last 6 starts have been better than all but 1 or 2 by Maese..
Nigel - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 08:02 PM EDT (#347194) #
Uglyone, I'm positively biased on this one I admit, but as I have said throughout the year, I remain very optimistic about Palacios. I see he's hit a HR tonight. He's been great since returning from his second DL stint.
Shoeless Joe - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 08:22 PM EDT (#347197) #
Jerjapan - I think basically we have a few guys who project to be average defenders at one position who would provide depth a less demanding position. For example In a worst case scenario defensively if Bichette, Warmouth and Vladdy drop down a defensive position Bichette can for sure play 3rd or 2nd and Warmth can play 2nd base. There are multiple options at those two positions.

Also I want to make sure that I'm clear in saying that Im not suggesting that Bichette or Warmouth won't stay at SS but Im counting on them being at least good 2nd baseman.
Nigel - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 08:39 PM EDT (#347198) #
Good nights for Jansen and McGuire so far.

Another rough night for Harris in New Hampshire. I really hope that the Jays bite the bullet and move him to the pen. All the stories about mechanical adjustments are nice but the reality is that the baseline "stuff" is poor in all scenarios. A move to the pen might salvage something. His FB is so straight that he needs some extra velocity, that might be found in the pen, so it might might work.
uglyone - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 09:13 PM EDT (#347199) #
yeah palacios is picking it up.

peter - i don't like era much even when comparing mlbers, let alone milbers. even with his last awful staft where it seems he came back too early from injury his underlying fippy numbers are still better. i think the fippy numbers tell the more important story, especially when you also factor in batted ball data like groundball percentage.


Maese (19): 3.36era, 3.33fip, 3.37xfip, 55.9gb%
Maese (20): 4.84era, 3.49fip, 3.75xfip, 53.9gb%
Diaz (20): 3.86era, 4.53fip, 4.19xfip, 35.3gb%
Murphy (22): 2.82era, 4.07fip, 4.22xfip, 48.7gb%
Murphy (21): 4.29era, 5.57fip, 4.30xfip, 50.0gb%

as far as i'm concerned Maese' era this year is just a small sample fluke.

and again his numbers were even better before his injury (4.24era, 3.39fip).

Marc Hulet - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 10:10 PM EDT (#347201) #
For those that were worrying...


Teoscar Hernandez wins it with his third hit tonight. After going 3-34 after arriving, is 7-14 with a 2B, 3B, HR, 6RBI.

Good to hear.
Gerry - Wednesday, August 16 2017 @ 10:18 PM EDT (#347202) #
Three walk off wins at the top of the system. Details in tomorrows MLU.
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