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The #BlueJays affiliates won seven of nine Tuesday night. A doubleheader split and a loss in the Dominican were the only setbacks.


Buffalo 3 Pawtucket 1

Anthony Alford's two-run home run in the fifth was the difference in this one. Alford and Reese McGuire had two hits apiece but Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was the hit leader with three as he had a double and an RBI. Roemon Fields was 1-for-5 and stole his 14th base.

Sean Reid-Foley pitched 6-2/3 innings and gave up one run on six hits and two walks. His strikeout total was eight, one better than his groundoutrate. Jake Fishman earned the hold with 1-1/3 shutout innings and one strikeout. Justin Shafer surrendered a hit and whiffed one in the ninth for his sixth save.


New Hampshire 10 Portland 3

Jonathan Davis hit for the cycle and performances like that could see him cycle all the way to Buffalo sooner than later. That was the first cycle in Fisher Cats history as Davis was 4-for-5 with three runs and three RBI. Jon Berti and Juan Kelly also had home runs. Connor Panas had two hits, two RBI and and a stolen base. Bo Bichette was 0-for-4 with a sacrifice fly.

Josh DeGraaf got the win by pitching five innings of one-run ball on five hits and a walk while striking out five. Zach Jackson and Nick Hartman split the last four innings, giving up a run a piece.


Dunedin 5 Florida 1

Eduard Pinto, Kevin Smith, Alberto Mineo and Ivan Castillo all had two hits apiece with Mineo homering and drawing a walk and Castillo stealing a base. Kacy Clemens had a hit and two walks. Josh Palacios singled but Riley Adams was 0-for-4 with a walk.

Zach Logue lasted six innings and yielded just one run on five hits, three walks  and a hit by pitch while striking out four. William Ouellette struck out two over two shutout frames and Jonathan Cheshire put up a zero in the ninth.


Lansing 8 Lake County 7

The Lugnuts were up 8-1 but were able to hold on for the win. Chavez Young was 2-for-4 with a walk, a double and a run batted in. Brock Lundquist had two hits that included an extra-bagger. Ryan Gold was 2-for-2 with a plunk and a sacrifice fly while Norberto Obeso singled, walked twice and plated a run. Samad Taylor was 0-for-3 with a walk but stole his 19th base. Kevin Vicuna was 1-for-4 with a double and 3 RBI.

Matt Gunter got the win with five innings of one-run ball on two hits and a walk while whiffing two. Emerson Jimenez was jolted for a home run among five in total but four were uneanred in 1-2/3 innings. Claudio Custodio gave a up a solo dinger over 2-1/3 innings but collected the save.


Vancouver 7 Tri-City 1

McGregory Contreras hit a grand slam and added a double to give the C's their first home victory of 2018. Sterling Guzman and Tanner Kirwer also had a pair of hits. Griffin Conine was 0-for-4 with a walk in his C's home debut..

Joey Murray, Sean Wymer and Will McAffer kept the Dust Devils at bay with two scoreless innings. Justin Watts gave up the lone run in the seventh. Marcus Reyes finished up with two shutout frames. You can find a full recap right here.



Bluefield 3 Princeton 2 (Game 1 - 7 Innings)

Dominic Abbadessa had three hits and Davis Schneider had two but Luis De Los Santos smacked a home run that snapped a 1-1 tie in the second.

Alvaro Galindo allowed a run over 3-1/3 innings on four hits and two walks but collected six K's. Mike Pascoe got the win by stranding two runners and pitching 1-2/3 scoreless innings of one-hit, one-strikeout ball. Sean Rackoski overcame a hit and a walk in the ninth for the save.


Princeton 1 Bluefield 0 (Game 2- 7 Innings)

A first-inning home run resulted in Eric Pardinho taking the loss. The Brazilian gave up just two hits and struck out five over four innings. Adams Cuevas struck out the side in the fifth. Joey Pulido worked a clean sixth and Brad Wilson struck out two in a perfect seventh.

Hagen Danner turned in the only two-hit game for Bluefield. D.J. Daniels walked twice while Luis De Los Santos singled and walked.


GCL Blue Jays 7 GCL Yankees East 1

Rafael Lantigua and Hector Guerrero both tripled and doubled and Aldo Ovando went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead the Jays attack. Cal Stevenson doubled, walked and drove in a run.

Emanuel Vizcaino pitched four shutout innings and struck out three to offset three hits and two walks. Ryan Thurston pitched a shutout fifth with a strikeout for the win. Gage Burland struck out in his inning of work.


DSL Reds 6 DSL Blue Jays 4

Rainer Nunez tripled and doubled and Jhon Solarte was 2-for-4 with a run batted in. Miguel Hiraldo was 1-for-4 with a double and RBI.

Santos Moreno surrendered three runs in four innings on six hits but did strike out five in taking the loss. Jhoan Dominguez was dinged for two runs in 2-2/3 innings and William Gonzalez gave up an unearned marker over 1-1/3 innings.



*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Anthony Alford, Buffalo

2. Sean Reid-Foley, Buffalo

1. Jonathan Davis, New Hampshire




Extra Innings...

Steve Ewen of The Vancouver Province has a story on Chris Bec and another on Nick Podkul and looks at whether Sportsnet will get involved with the C's.
Ballpark Digest says the contract for the Dunedin Stadium Renovation project is about to be awarded.
The New Hampshire Union Leader has a feature on T.J. Zeuch.
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scottt - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 07:13 AM EDT (#360697) #
I would totally watch a Vancouver Canadians game on a night when the Blue Jays are not playing.


rafael - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 09:10 AM EDT (#360701) #
I see Abbadessa continuing hot.
How much of a jump is it from the GCL league to the Appy league anyways - both being"rookie" ball.
Is he getting on anyone's prospect radar ?
Hows his defence ?

greenfrog - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 11:02 AM EDT (#360713) #
Davis is having a very solid year in AA. Does he have a shot at being a late-blooming MLB regular or fourth outfielder? Maybe the Jays could give him a cup of coffee in September.
Mike Green - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 11:11 AM EDT (#360714) #
Davis has been killing left-handed pitching, and has cut his K rate and improved his stolen base efficiency.  If you had a left-handed centerfielder or corner outfielder, he might make a fine 4th outfielder for a few years.
bpoz - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 12:51 PM EDT (#360722) #
Perdomo is having a good game today on Dunedin.
85bluejay - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 12:53 PM EDT (#360723) #
Angel Perdomo with another encouraging start 5ip/10K/1BB - 6'6" guys usually take time to get their body in sync and he's had a most encouraging year - hopefully he gets a taste of AA to prepare for 2019.

The Jays have some late high schools guys from the last 2 drafts who are showing encouraging results in the early going - I really like Davis Schneider Stats - a northern climate guy - wonder about his defence as he's played 2B/3B - maybe a utility guy prospect.

Also 17 y.o CF Jhon Solarte in the DSL showing allround offensive ability & a SH - if he can stay in CF that would be great. I don't recall him being an expensive signee but I don't keep up on that stuff.
85bluejay - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 12:55 PM EDT (#360724) #
above should read "the Jays have some late round drafted high school guys from the last 2 drafts"
85bluejay - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 12:58 PM EDT (#360725) #
would love to see an outfield/DH clearout so that guys like Davis/Smith/Fields can get an audition.
jerjapan - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 01:45 PM EDT (#360731) #
agreed on that 85, with Grichuk, Pillar and Herndandez looking solid, some deserving guys aren't getting a look.  Davis is obviously too good for AA but where do you play him in Buffalo?  The Bisons just released Ian Parmley - glad the kid got his cup of coffee, he was a true overachiever as a senior signing -  but when (if?) Pompey comes back, he deserves to start along with Alford and Smith.
Fields is a long shot at this point - he stole between 44 and 50 bases a year until this season, but has 14 vs. 10 CS in Buffalo this year.  At 27 years old, I can't help but think he's lost a step or two, which would also explain his reduced offense.  As a one-tool guy, that's a hard hurdle. 

anybody know anything about Santos Moreno?  Mexican kid who turned 18 in February, is listed at 5 ft. 9, and has impressed in 4 short starts for the DSL Jays - 16 2/3 IP, 24 Ks, 2 BBs.  impressive for someone I don't think I've ever heard of.
#2JBrumfield - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 02:16 PM EDT (#360738) #
A full recap of last night's C's game is right here. The team wore the beer logo throwback jerseys from their Triple-A days.

Jeff Conine was in attendance to watch his son Griffin play. Ken Huckaby was also in town.
uglyone - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 02:23 PM EDT (#360739) #
Davis is a 26yr old with a .359babip giving him a good but not great 133wrc+ in AA. Pruitt is a 27yr old with an 81wrc+ in AAA.

These are not guys we should be thinking about giving a shot to in MLB, imo.
uglyone - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 02:24 PM EDT (#360740) #
Fields, not Pruitt, I mean.
hypobole - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 07:27 PM EDT (#360757) #
Pannone pitching for NH tonight.
Marc Hulet - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 08:43 PM EDT (#360758) #
Age isn't everything at times. Fields got a late start to his career and is young as a baseball player. Davis is a late bloomer that has potential as a fourth OFer... not unlike Jose Martinez in St. Louis... Max Muncy in LA... smart teams identify these... teams like the Jay's bury them. Angel Perdomo is another guy that should not be in A ball. He's pitched well the last two years and is a minor league FA unless added to the 40 man roster in the fall. They should be giving him a shot in AA and/or moving to the pen if they don't see starter potential by now to see if the FB jumps even higher in small stunts. Romano should be in AAA. Murphy in AA... both guys are Rule 5 decisions this year. Roster management throughout the system is one gap I see with this front office... I could nitpick some hitters, too.
John Northey - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 09:21 PM EDT (#360759) #
When it comes to late bloomers I expect to see them dominate at a level - 1000 OPS+ or sub 2 ERA with tons of K's - before I get excited.  Even then they often aren't that good and might never get more than a cup of coffee.

Right now in the system, for 100+ PA's, we see Vlad (1.124 19 years old), and that is it.  There are a batch of rookie and low A ball guys (all below 22) - Molina, Jonelvy, Kelly, Yhordegny, Morris, Patrick at 1B/DH all with 25 or fewer PA.  Abbadessa, Dominic, Stevenson, Cal, Neal, DJ in the outfield with 23-32 PA's each.  And Groshans, Jordan, Schneider, Davis, Guerrero, Hector, Hiraldo, Miguel, and De Los Santos, Luis for the infield (SS/3B) ages 17-20, all in rookie ball, with only Hiraldo over 26 PA (92 actually) and at 17 I don't see him as a late bloomer :)  Moreno, Gabriel is at 1.582 in rookie ball over 19 PA at age 18.

So no late blooming hitters are tearing the cover off.  I'd check pitchers but have a 3 year old screaming in my ear.
Shoeless Joe - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 09:25 PM EDT (#360760) #
I personally would like to see what Romano and his fastball/slider commoner can do out of the pen. Thus far in AA his splits against lefties and righties are fairly pronounced, as his whip is twice as high against lefties.
hypobole - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 09:29 PM EDT (#360761) #
Tommy Pham had all of 2 PA's in the majors with the Cards until his 10th year in the organisation. That glacial.
John Northey - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 09:42 PM EDT (#360762) #
OK, a few minutes....
RH starters...
Murray, Joey, Govea, Ronald 13K's in 14 2/3 IP between them. ages 21 & 17

LH starters...
Diaz, Juan, Hernandez, Adrian, Monsion, Rafael in rookie ball ages 18-20, 22 K's in 24 IP between them.

RH relievers...
11 guys with 1 game, 5 more with 2 or 3 games with a 0 ERA. 
Fisk, Conor 0.65 in 41 2/3 IP between AA/AAA 7.13 K/9 2.8 BB/9 I suspect he is getting looked at now but that low K rate (for a reliever) will delay him more.  age 26.
Shafer, Justin age 25 1.07 ERA in 33 2/3 IP between AA/AAA 7.49 K/9 2.9 BB/9 see Fisk.
6 more guys with under 10 games each with ERA's in the sub 2 range.  Bouchey, Brayden the most interesting low A/AA 15 1/3 IP 19 K's vs 3 BB.

LH relievers...
5 guys with under 5 games each with a 0 ERA, 1 other under 2 with just 3 games pitched.
Bergen, Travis in high A/AA 1.32 ERA in 34 IP 8 BB vs 44 K's at age 24.  A guy to watch I suspect.

So 3 guys who fit the older guy doing 'wow' stuff.  One LH, 2 RH.  All with AA experience so close enough for a call up.  I expect the Jays to watch them and require a full season of this, with a shot at a September call up for Bergen as Lefties are always needed, before giving all 3 a shot in spring to impress.  Their rope is short so they need to work on upping those K's.
85bluejay - Wednesday, June 27 2018 @ 09:45 PM EDT (#360763) #
I would like to see faster movement this year as the rebuild picks up - in addition to Borucki I'd like to see SRF & Pannone get some starts, Shafer/Fisk/Bergen etc. get their feet wet in the BP and some outfielders also - most may flounder but you may find a nugget or 2 for next year and really I don't care if the jays win total is 79 or 69 - I'd rather start preparing for the future.
Dr B - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 01:41 AM EDT (#360775) #
Angel Perdomo is another guy that should not be in A ball. He's pitched well the last two years and is a minor league FA unless added to the 40 man roster in the fall.

In 2017 he had a somewhat ok 7.8K/9 but walked a whopping 5.14 per 9. He has a history of striking out a lot of people and walking a lot people, though in 2017 he struck out less and walked more. So am I missing something here in the 2017 performance? This inability to find the strike zone may not be the only reason he wasn't ignored as a rule 5, but I bet it's one of them. This would also be the reason he's started the season in high A again, and why he hasn't been promoted yet. 2018 is his best season for years, and probably ever, so it is possible they want to see a bigger sample size before promoting him. Contrast him with Romano who has been good for much longer, and clearly good in 2017; he has been promoted.

That said, it can't be long before Perdomo forces a promotion, and if he keeps it up the rule 5 decision will be pretty easy. I am sure Romano will be protected, and was a little nervous about him last time around.
Glevin - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 04:11 AM EDT (#360777) #
I have no idea why people treat the minors like a race. Aside from the rare "holding players back for service time" thing, the Jays have vastly more information on their players than we do. Saying "this player should be promoted" makes no sense because we don't have very much information. The organization might want someone to work on an off-speed pitch, to work on walking more, to work on fielding etc...They have a much bigger incentive than we do that their prospects work out and spend lots of money trying to develop them. They aren't holding people back because they feel like it or they don't know what's happening.
jerjapan - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 05:39 AM EDT (#360778) #
what the org most clearly has is a philosophy, an approach to development that includes promotions based on certain metrics, the input of managers of other minor league leaders, etc.  It is entirely fair to fault them for being too slow with some players.  Other orgs, including this one under AA, could be faulted for overly-aggressive promotions.  If we can't critique that philosophy, by extension we shouldn't really be critiquing their drafting resume, FA signings, playing time - anything we fans like to discuss- since the org has more information on everything than we do. 

I absolutely agree with Marc Hulet that Perdomo should be promoted.  This is a kid with 156 Ks in 127 IP in Lansing, 2016.  I don't mind how slowly he's been promoted - IFAs take a different path, and he had just over 150 IPs in his first four years in the org.  last year he had 9 fewer starts than 2016 due to injuries, and this year he seems to be dealing with his control issues - his BB% is down to 7.8%.  He's a young 24 and is 6ft 6 - all variables that have doubtless slowed his promotion, but with him repeating in high A and warranting protection on the 40 man this offseason, now is indeed the time to promote the guy.  the knock on Perdomo has always been his consistency and secondary pitches, but I'd rather risk moving him to the pen and not developing him as a starter than losing a potential legit bullpen lefty in the rule v, or wasting that lefty in the minors. 

even if it's just the optics of promoting a pitcher after a dominating start like his today.  that sort of reward has to be motivating to minor leaguers, just as letting a talented player stay at the same level, despite elite performances, may be demotivating.  I'm thinking Jonathan Davis or perhaps Dwight Smith in this case - a player who has legitimately done well in his two big league stints and seems to have nothing left to prove in Buffalo, even if his ceiling is low. 
uglyone - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 07:52 AM EDT (#360781) #
"Saying "this player should be promoted" makes no sense because we don't have very much information. "



I always find this sentiment amusing, especially on a website dedicated to discussing exactly this.
CeeBee - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 07:56 AM EDT (#360782) #
Hey, when one's a management shill what do you expect? ;)
bpoz - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 09:10 AM EDT (#360786) #
Yeltsin Gudino has been promoted to Dunedin while K Vicuna stays in Lansing. I don't know who is better. Gudino's K rate is V good and better than Vicuna's. Gudino has less ABs than Vicuna this year. 184 to 288. Maybe this move can be explained and agreed upon by da Boxes members.
uglyone - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 09:23 AM EDT (#360787) #
Marc - don't we have our own Martinez/Muncy in Teoscar?


As for Romano/Davis - imo they aren't really demanding promotions with their performances, even though they're way too old for the level. and I'm not sure either of them has some hidden tool like martinez/muncy/teoscar's hidden power.

Perdomo's a bit different - he is clearly outperforming his level, and unlike those other guys he actually does have at least one mlb calibre weapon (his fastball)....and really his only real avenue to the bigs is probably in the bullpen...so I agree that he should be accelerated much more quickly.

In general though the whole system kinda feels all clogged up. this starts with the Deep Mediocrity of the mlb squad with a bench indistinguishable from the starting lineup and almost as big, down to the AAA team full of mlb age-ready legit or near legit prospects playing well, down to the elite eye poppers in AA, and down to older almost-prospects like nola/large being left to dominate single A when they could use a bigger challenge and the org could use a more useful lens to view their performance through (like we're now getting a much clearer picture of what Clemens is than we were in Lansing).

Parker - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 12:20 PM EDT (#360809) #
I always find this sentiment amusing, especially on a website dedicated to discussing exactly this.

You're here for amusement. Well, that's a relief.
uglyone - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 02:43 PM EDT (#360823) #
I know I know - i'm so annoying pointing out that posters who had no problem ripping previous management decisions are suddenly on a Father Knows Best kick.
greenfrog - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 03:07 PM EDT (#360830) #
But Dad, I donít *want* a crappy $45 Happ toy. I want a $210 Price toy. And a $150 Joey Bats toy. And an $80 Edwin toy. And an $85 Fowler toy. Daaaad!!!!!
uglyone - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 03:45 PM EDT (#360836) #
thank you papa for getting me this nice $45 dollar bike I never need anything more!
hypobole - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 03:50 PM EDT (#360839) #
And thanks for the $33 Morales toy that busted as soon as I took it out of the box. Too bad about that no return policy.

Mike Green - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 04:07 PM EDT (#360840) #
It wasn't busted, son. It just had one of 'em new-fangled slow-release batteries.  I think it's working now.
CeeBee - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 04:11 PM EDT (#360842) #
It does have a nice slow motion effect.
jerjapan - Thursday, June 28 2018 @ 04:50 PM EDT (#360848) #
bpoz, I think Gudino got the nod over Vicuna given that he's almost exactly a full year older. 
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