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The #BlueJays affiliates won three out of five Tuesday night.

Toledo 8 Buffalo 7 (10 Innings)

The Bisons held early leads of 6-2 and 7-6 before flushing this one down the toilet. Dwight Smith Jr. had two hits and three RBI and Jason Leblebijian also had a two-hit effort. Rowdy Tellez doubled, walked and was plunked twice. Danny Jansen doubled and Roemon Fields singled, driving in a run apiece.

Taylor Guerreri was torched for six runs (four earned) over 3-2/3 innings on seven hits (including a homer) and a walk and only struck out one. Luis Santos stranded a runner for Guerreri but gave up a run over 2-1/3 innings. Conor Fisk gave up a hit but faced the minimum over three frames as he struck out four. Al Alburquerque allowed the losing unearned run over two-thirds of an inning.

Akron 13 New Hampshire 3

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. knocked home the first run of the game but went 0-for-4. Harold Ramirez had a three-hit game while Jonathan Davis and Bo Bichette had two with Bichette earning a free pass. Cavan Biggio was 1-for-4 with a run batted in.

Justin Dillon was jolted for seven runs (six earned) over four innings after six hits and three walks while striking out three. Kirby Snead gave up another run over 2-1/3 innings but Nick Hartman was hammered for five runs over 1-1/3 innings. Only Jose Fernandez escaped with no runs allowed over 1-1/3 innings.

Dunedin 9 Charlotte 5

A grand slam by Riley Adams in the fourth off 2017 Tampa Bay first rounder Brendan McKay and a four-run ninth inning put Dunedin in the win column. Josh Palacios had three hits, including a triple, while the quartet of Kacy Clemens, Ivan Castillo, D.J. Davis and Rodrigo Orozco finished with two knocks apiece.

Tayler Saucedo surrendered three runs (two earned) over 6-2/3 innings. He scattered six hits and a walk. He struck out only one but he induced a whopping 16 outs on the ground. Jonathan Cheshire allowed a Saucedo run to score and one of his own over 1-/3 innings. Ty Tice gave up another before getting the last three outs of the game.

Lansing 6 Bowling Green 4

The Lugnuts wasted a 4-0 lead but single runs in the last two innings gave them the W. Norberto Obeso singled home the winning run in the eighth and Chavez Young doubled home the insurance run after collecting a triple, a walk and two RBI earlier in the game. He also stole his 15th base of the year. Cullen Large went deep for the fifth time this season. Reggie Pruitt had two hits and two stolen bases. Brock Lundquist and Samad Taylor both doubled.

Donnie Sellers was in line for the win after five shutout innings that included two hits, two walks and two strikeouts. Maximo Castillo coughed up all four runs over three innings but got the win. Dany Jimenez worked a one-hit ninth for the save.

DSL Blue Jays 6 DSL Diamondbacks 4 (10 Innings)

Alberto Rodriguez walked it off with a two-run blast as the Jays overcame a 4-3 deficit in extras. That was Rodriguez's second long ball in as many days. Jhon Solarte had a three-hit game that included a triple with a walk and a stolen base. Miguel Hiraldo also put up a trey in the hit column.

Adrian Hernandez gave up a run over three innings but struck out five. Williams Moreno and Ronald Govea combined for three scoreless frames. Jhoan Dominguez gave up two runs (one earned) in 2-2/3 innings. Jeison Contreras also gave up an unearned markerand blew the save but got the win in relief over his 1-1/3 innings.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Tayler Saucedo, Dunedin

2. Donnie Sellers, Lansing

1. Chavez Young, Lansing

Extra Innings

C's Plus Baseball has a chat with current Lansing Lugnut Matt Shannon.
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hypobole - Wednesday, June 06 2018 @ 12:14 AM EDT (#359343) #
#2JB - I noticed you promoted Biggio to Buffalo. Are you allowed to do that? If so, there's another kid in N.H.....
dan gordon - Wednesday, June 06 2018 @ 03:42 AM EDT (#359346) #
Fisk now up to 33 1/3 innings for the season without giving up an earned run. K:BB ratio 29:9 and WHIP of 0.75.

Cullen Large has now gone 11 for his last 29 with 3 HR's to raise his season OPS to .979. He's another of those switch hitters who is vastly better against righties. Currently, his OPS is almost 600 points higher against righties than against lefties, and no, that isn't a misprint. He was the same last year, although not nearly so extreme.

Chavez Young is 18 for 41 with 6 SB's in his last 10 games. Turning into quite a prospect for a 39th round pick. Also a switch hitter with large splits in favour of hitting lefty, although he was the opposite last year, so it could be just SSS.
greenfrog - Wednesday, June 06 2018 @ 04:19 AM EDT (#359348) #
Another positive about Young's last ten games: a 5:5 BB:K ratio.
uglyone - Wednesday, June 06 2018 @ 09:01 AM EDT (#359350) #
After a quick start, Kevin Smith is now scuffling at his new level.
Mike Green - Wednesday, June 06 2018 @ 10:12 AM EDT (#359355) #
Young also threw out a runner last night.  He has been playing a lot of right field since Pruitt arrived. 

Young turns 21 in July and could be promoted to Dunedin for the second half.
ramone - Wednesday, June 06 2018 @ 11:45 AM EDT (#359364) #
Vlad was not running well on the bases and barely made it to second on a Biggio single in today's game. He then promptly signaled the dugout and was removed with an injury from the game.
uglyone - Wednesday, June 06 2018 @ 11:55 AM EDT (#359366) #
Sighs of relief heard from the FO's offices.
Gerry - Wednesday, June 06 2018 @ 12:32 PM EDT (#359375) #
Vlad was hurt last week and sat out one day, plus an off day. Its probably reasonable to assume its the same injury and this time he might need to take 3 or 4 days off.
uglyone - Wednesday, June 06 2018 @ 01:22 PM EDT (#359380) #

C.Young (20): 219pa, 7.8b%/19.6k%, .404bip/.328avg, .167iso, 15/21sb, 140wrc+
A.Alford (20): 232pa, 16.8b%/25.9k%, .419bip/.293avg, .101iso, 12/13sb, 143wrc+

And I think they profile similarly defensively.

Alford of course continued that performance, even slightly better, after his midseason promotion to Dunedin the rest of that year. But that was the year he vaulted from non-prospect to consensus top-50 prospect.
Mike Green - Wednesday, June 06 2018 @ 01:41 PM EDT (#359382) #
Alford had a better defensive rep, I think.  On the other hand, his K rate in Lansing was a major yellow flag, as far as I was concerned.  I'll take the offensive player with lower K and lower W rates in low A ball. 

I don't expect Young will be a consensus top 50 prospect at the end of the year- as the tools aren't as impressive.  The skills however are probably at a similar level. 
jerjapan - Wednesday, June 06 2018 @ 01:43 PM EDT (#359384) #
Dan Gordon, not sure if we should be thinking of Chavez Young as a 39th rounder given that he signed for 200K, the 10th highest bonus we gave out in 2016, 100K over slot, and more than the 7th, 9th and 10th picks that year - roughly where I'd slot him in terms of value. 

I find it fascinating how teams approach the draft, with senior signings, underslot draft targets, and WC highschoolers like Young.  Where do you target and draft these longshot-to-sign HS kids, assuming you're only going to sign a few of the ones you draft do to the bonus pool?  And how do you prioritize and target your senior signings, with the awareness that sometimes they do provide unexpected value?
Shoeless Joe - Wednesday, June 06 2018 @ 02:47 PM EDT (#359392) #
Dunedin has been a hard test for the 2017 draftees this year.
#2JBrumfield - Wednesday, June 06 2018 @ 10:53 PM EDT (#359440) #
#2JB - I noticed you promoted Biggio to Buffalo. Are you allowed to do that? If so, there's another kid in N.H..... Noted and corrected. Thanks!
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