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The #BlueJays affiliates posted a 3-5 record on Monday with two of the victories resulting in shutouts.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6 Buffalo 2

Chris Rowley was roughed up for five runs over five innings on seven hits and three walks while whiffing three. Conor Fisk pitched two scoreless frames and Justin Shafer added another. Craig Breslow gave up a home run and struck out a batter in his one inning of work.

Reese McGuire had two hits while Dwight Smith Jr., Tim Lopes and Roemon Fields had the other base knocks with Smith knocking in a run. Anthony Alford walked once in four at-bats. Richard Urena was 0-for-4.

Trenton 8 New Hampshire 6

Thomas Pannone gave up four hits and four walks but allowed just two runs in five innings while striking out seven. Dusty Isaacs gave up two runs in the sixth to take the loss. Danny Young was vicitimized for four unearned runs. Zach Jackson pitched a scoreless eighth.

Juan Kelly had a three-run home run and Connor Panas had two hits and a run batted in. Gunnar Heidt singled and walked. Bo Bichette was 1-for-5 and Cavan Biggio walked twice.

Tampa 6 Dunedin 2

Angel Perdomo was punked for five runs over 4-2/3 innings. He allowed six hit, two walks and hit a batter but struck out five. Jonathan Cheshire gave up a run in 2-1/3 innings but struck out five. William Ouellette surrendered an unearned run over two innings.

Ivan Castillo was 2-for-4 with a home run and Yeltsin Gudino had two hits. Santiago Espinal, Kacy Clemens, Rodrigo Orozco and Alberto Mineo also had base hits with Mineo getting a double. Kevin Smith donned a golden sombrero.

Lansing 4 West Michigan 0

Samad Taylor, Chavez Young, Ryan Gold and Freddy Rodriguez all had two hits to lead the Lugnuts to victory. Taylor and Young also stole a base. Norberto Obeso added a double and three RBI.

Donnie Sellers surrendered just three hits and a walk over five scoreless frames. He plunked a couple of hitters but struck out four. Brody Rodning and Kyle Weatherly got the hold and save respectively with two shutout frames apiece.

Vancouver 5 Salem-Keizer 0

Brett Wright homered to break a 0-0 tie in the fifth and Chris Bec blasted a two-run homer to cap off a five-run rally. Justin Watts earned the win with three innings or relief. You can read more details right here.

Bluefield 6 Burlington 2

The Bluef-Jays improved to 11-2 by rallying from a 2-0 deficit. Dominic Abbadessa and Alejandro Kirk had two hits and two RBI. Cal Stevenson and Andy McGuire had a hit and two walks.

Alvaro Galindo gave up two runs on four hits and a plunk while striking out six with no walks over five frames. Fitz Stadler also rung up six over three innings of one-hit ball for the win. Brad Wilson struck out one in a scoreless ninth.

GCL Tigers West 11 GCL Blue Jays 3

Yhordegny Kelly was 2-for-4 with a three-run home run. Troy Squires had a single and a walk. Jordan Groshans was 1-for-4.

Alejandro Melean was mauled for five runs (three earned) over three innings to take the loss.

DSL White Sox 3 DSL Blue Jays 2

The White Sox scored in the eighth and ninth to walk this one off. Jose Rivas doubled and stole two bases. Geyber Jimenez had two hits while Miguel Hiraldo went 1-for-4.

Santos Moreno allowed just one unearned run on three hits and two walks while striking out six over five frames. Jeison Contreras took the loss.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Samad Taylor, Lansing

2. Thomas Pannone, New Hampshire

1. Donnie Sellers, Lansing

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Mike Green - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 09:04 AM EDT (#361151) #
Noda went 1-3 with 2 walks. 
whiterasta80 - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 10:14 AM EDT (#361152) #
Tough night for our big prospects from the looks of things.
Mike Green - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 10:57 AM EDT (#361153) #
I missed Davis Schneider, a 28th round pick last year.  He was a highly regarded prep third baseman from New Jersey, held his own in the Gulf Coast League last year, and is off to a good start for Bluefield, despite a golden sombrero last night.  They had him at second base yesterday, but he's spent most of the time at third.  He turns 20 in January, and if the club moves him up to Lansing in April, he'll be right on target age-wise. 

Luis De Los Santos just turned 20 this month, and has 3 triples and 4 homers in 45 PAs (which is far more power than he has ever shown before).  He's been playing shortstop for Bluefield.  He had a cup of coffee with Lansing last year, and I imagine that he'll get a longer look there at some point this summer.
uglyone - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 12:05 PM EDT (#361154) #
So Alford has sustained some real improvement long enough now to talk about, imo. And he still has time to salvage this season yet.

Last 30gms: 122pa, 13.1b%/25.4k%, .366bip/.276avg, .171iso, 135wrc+
First 21gms: 81pa, 4.9b%/34.6k%, .229bip/.145avg, .013iso, -3wrc+

It's still not a perfect line - still probably too many Ks, still probably a bit too babippy - but it's pretty encouraging, imo.
whiterasta80 - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 12:09 PM EDT (#361155) #
The hard contact and BB% is encouraging. But I don't like that K% at AAA. This is a case where I'd need to see him in person to evaluate, which I haven't.

uglyone - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 12:44 PM EDT (#361156) #
anyone have any input on 2 rookie league 2B - Otto Lopez and Leonardo Jimenez?

Also - I forget - is Ryan Gold a guy we think might actually be able to stick at catcher?
hypobole - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 01:31 PM EDT (#361157) #
Not what uo wanted, but found this recent report on Chavez Young

And this on Vicuna
Chuck - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 02:00 PM EDT (#361158) #
I don't pay much attention to the minor leagues, but a great many of you do, including some who have made pilgrimages to the minor league parks. Craig Calcaterra has been talking about his visit to Bluefield that some of you might enjoy.
#2JBrumfield - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 03:51 PM EDT (#361159) #
Brock Lundquist is heading to Dunedin.
85bluejay - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 03:54 PM EDT (#361160) #
Last year I asked about Ryan Gold and someone (I think it may have been Marc Hulet but not sure) posted that he was very raw as a catcher.
Nigel - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 04:05 PM EDT (#361161) #
I have to admit that I was not particularly impressed by any of the mid-round college players that were drafted in 2017 and who were in Vancouver last year. However, I thought Lundquist was the most interesting of the bunch. He's a little younger than someone like Clemens and he offers a little bit of everything. Although he's shorter and pretty stocky, he was a good defender in RF with a strong accurate arm and decent on the bases (without SB speed). He has some power and patience at the plate. However, there is some swing and miss to his game and I do wonder how long his athleticism will hold up.
budgell - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 05:10 PM EDT (#361162) #
Hey Chuck, thanks for this..
..good read.
mendocino - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 05:38 PM EDT (#361164) #
Jays sign Josh Hiatt

scouting report
uglyone - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 07:47 PM EDT (#361176) #
pardinho is good.
uglyone - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 08:20 PM EDT (#361182) #
pardinho is really good.
Mike Green - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 09:10 PM EDT (#361186) #
Opening a booster club chapter here, UO?
John Northey - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 09:18 PM EDT (#361187) #
Great to see the late signing of their 16th rounder.  Bluebird Banter doesn't even have it yet.  With that the Jays have now signed all of their first 20 picks.  Kobby Lopez a 21st round pick LHP out of high school (626 overall) is the highest pick not signed now.  The best unsigned who hasn't said he won't sign is Kyle Luckham ranked #191'st,  drafted in the 27th round.  2 others drafted in the 30's were also ranked but said they won't sign.  Pretty good draft results I'd say if the best unsigned are drafted in the 27th and beyond rounds as those are normally Hail Mary picks.  You draft them in the faint hope they decide to skip school and start their pro career, but know they will probably go to college.
uglyone - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 09:26 PM EDT (#361188) #
pardinho is starting off his 17yr old Bluefield year in a similar manner as vladdy did.
scottt - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 09:36 PM EDT (#361191) #
Pardinho looked advanced at 16 and carries some Japanese influences.
 I really liked that signing.

greenfrog - Tuesday, July 03 2018 @ 10:01 PM EDT (#361192) #
Nice start for Yennsy Diaz, too.
85bluejay - Wednesday, July 04 2018 @ 08:37 AM EDT (#361196) #
After the disasters of expensive IFA pitchers Adonys Cardona & Juan Meza, it's exciting to see Pardinho start his career in such a dominant fashion - hope the Jays are careful with such a young arm - I worry about TJ.
hypobole - Wednesday, July 04 2018 @ 09:56 AM EDT (#361206) #
The Bluefield hitters look mighty impressive so far.

Slashing .326/.408/.492, leading the league in all 3 categories. The hitters average age is 19.9, only the Reds at 19.6 are younger in the 10 team league.
bpoz - Wednesday, July 04 2018 @ 10:06 AM EDT (#361208) #
I agree with John N regarding the Shapiro team's draft. I could not figure out their drafting strategy. But now I have a good idea. Very similar to John N's.

When they know their draft position and budget they create a strategy based on that.

In 2016 they saved money from rounds 1-10 to give to 4 players Round 11 T Hosterman, 15 J Winckowski, 23 D Abadessa and 39 C Young. Quite a few HS picks did not sign.Nobody in the top 10 rounds signed for a low amount. K Snead got $125,000 which was $31,000 under slot.

In 2017 IMO they looked at the budget and selected accordingly. The top 3 picks all got over slot with H Danner getting $456,800 over slot. #10 got $5,000 to save money to pay Danner. As a result only #14 P Morris got over slot $81,500.
bpoz - Wednesday, July 04 2018 @ 07:23 PM EDT (#361261) #
Regarding talent in drafting or trades, the SS is always better to get than the 2B or 3B.

I suppose that is in most cases. So I cannot fault AA for signing Dickie Joe Thon SS over 3B Kris Bryant in the 2010 draft. The budget has only so much money.

Same with SPs being more valuable than RPs. J Chavez vs L Hendricks and B Morrow vs B League. Closers however are different.
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