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This is your ultra abbreviated weekend recap. Only two completed games to speak of as weather played a part in postponing or suspending games across all levels of the organization. Nonetheless, some encouraging stuff from the ol’ prospects.

Buffalo Bisons

Buffalo did not play this weekend. The weather that got the Jays is clearly spreading.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

New Hampshire got one in on Saturday. Sean Reid-Foley pitched six and a third and picked up his second win of the campaign. Glad Reid-Foley was not dealt this offseason. I’ve always liked his profile and wouldn’t rule out a few starts in Toronto come blister season. Two hits and a walk, of course, for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and a hit and two walks from Bo Bichette. Our future left side has picked up right where they left off.

Dunedin Blue Jays

Even Dunedin got hit by weather this weekend. Dunedin played Saturday, but had play suspended in the fourth today just as they put up a five-spot. Dalton Pompey was probably most frustrated. He was looking to have a day. By the fourth Pompey had homered and singled, stole a bag, and scored twice. Saturday’s game resulted in a loss. Logan Warmoth had three hits and Riley Adams doubled twice.

Lansing Lugnuts

Lansing too was tied up with weather issues all weekend.

Three Stars

3. Bo Bichette

2. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

1. Sean Reid-Foley

Saturday’s Box Scores

Sunday’s Box Scores

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hypobole - Monday, April 16 2018 @ 10:16 AM EDT (#356293) #
jer brought up the stalled development of Harold Ramirez in another thread. My thoughts :

Pirates started souring on him when he showed up out of shape in '15. By the '16 trade deadline his body had thickened to the point his days playing CF seemed to be numbered. However his power had never developed to project much as a corner OF, despite his bat to ball skills.

Played his 1st game as a Jay in CF and immediately suffered a knee injury that cost him the rest of the season. The injury also impacted his speed even further to the point that would be the last time he played CF. With his speed diminished, his ground ball oriented swing became a liability. His BABIP cratered, though that was also helped along by a severe drop in his LD rate.

Now it does look like this year there may be a swing/approach change as he's cut down the grounders for fly balls thus far. But unless he finds some power, it's probably too little too late.

Mike Green - Monday, April 16 2018 @ 10:56 AM EDT (#356295) #
But unless he finds some power, it's probably too little too late

He's 23 and built like Kirby Puckett.  The power might come (youneverknow).
scottt - Monday, April 16 2018 @ 02:01 PM EDT (#356302) #
Guerrero named player of the week. He's batting .360 with 2 HRs and 12 RBIs. Bo's only hitting .350.

jerjapan - Monday, April 16 2018 @ 02:08 PM EDT (#356304) #
Nice analysis Hypobole, and hopefully Mike is right that there is still power potential - Ramirez certainly does look like someone who could regularly get double digits in HRs, but he's at 19 for his career and this is his 7th season.  Who knows how the trade impacted him as well - I know when I got transferred that it took a toll on my work for a bit. 

2 SBs out of 8 times on base - hopefully the speed is returning somewhat.

If Danny Jansen actually is our 3rd best prospect as Ugly mused in the last thread, than our top 3 guys are killing it right now.  I know we've had exciting prospect duos before, but this trio sure is exciting to follow.  Loads of the 2nd tier are off to great starts as well - Gurriel, SRF, Hernandez, Romano, Jonathan Davis, Palacios, Noda, Kevin Smith, Chavez Young, Yensy Diaz.   Hopefully we can get rid of that 'can't develop a position player' meme.

I like my underdogs as well, so it's encouraging to see Conor Fisk - who might make a solid middle reliever - and Nash Knight off to hot starts.  Does anyone know if "Mash" is still working on adding catching to his resume?  I love utility guys who can catch. 

uglyone - Monday, April 16 2018 @ 04:22 PM EDT (#356310) #
I wouldn't blame the development system for a guy like ramirez failing.
bpoz - Monday, April 16 2018 @ 06:13 PM EDT (#356316) #
I am with UO on Jansen. He is sneaky. Good Avg, developing power, incredible bb/k ratio. Regarding his defensive skills, he is definitely not terrible and may actually be good.

Alford does many things well. He will provide highlights. But he has to stay healthy.

If healthy the Buffalo OF which is ML ready has incredible speed.

codyla - Monday, April 16 2018 @ 06:51 PM EDT (#356319) #
Hey guys,

Sorry if this has already been touched on, but does anybody know why Angel Perdomo and Nate Pearson are AWOL?
bpoz - Monday, April 16 2018 @ 07:41 PM EDT (#356321) #
I too am wondering. Pearson has a back injury. I don't know anything about Perdomo.
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