Some really solid pitching performances across the farm over the weekend while some fringe-y prospects continue to put themselves on the map. Cavan Biggio could well hit 30 homeruns this season and Kevin Smith continues to rake. Way down there our high draft picks from this past year's draft are off to impressive starts.
Buffalo won Friday and Saturday and lost Sunday. Friday’s standout performer was Danny Jansen. He homered as part of a two-hit night. Sean Reid-Foley also pitched six innings of three-run baseball. He struck out eight to just one walk. Saturday’s win featured an Anthony Alford homerun. He collected two hits along with Roemon Fields, Gio Urshela, and Darnell Sweeney. Thomas Pannone pitched a solid six innings of two-run baseball. The Bisons were shutout on Sunday. Chris Rowley though pitched six innings of two-run baseball.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
After two late inning losses on Friday and Saturday, New Hampshire walked away with a 14-2 victory on Sunday. Jordan Romano pitched six and a third innings of one-run baseball in Friday’s loss. T.J. Zeuch could not follow suit on Saturday, yielding three earned (four runs in total) in four innings of work. Jonathan Davis and Cavan Biggio homered. Biggio also doubled, singled, and walked. Davis homered again on Sunday and collected four RBIs. Gunnar Heidt homered as well. Harold Ramirez had three hits on Sunday and should be noted, six hits overall on the weekend. Jon Harris was the starter Sunday and pitched four innings of two-run baseball.
Dunedin Blue Jays
Dunedin were rained out Friday, got one in on Saturday, and played two Sunday. Dunedin won all three played. Dunedin did all their work in the sixth Saturday—the highlight being a Kevin Smith two-run homerun. The makeup game Sunday featured six innings of one-run baseball from Yennsy Diaz while the regularly programmed game featured a three-run homerun from Santiago Espinal.
Lansing won Friday and lost on Saturday and Sunday. Ryan Noda hit his eleventh homerun Friday. Turner Larkins was the bright spot in Saturday’s loss. He was clean through four and two-thirds. Maximo Castillo was not so lucky on Sunday. He got hit around over four innings of work. He allowed two earned (three runs in total) on seven hits.
Vancouver beat Everett on Friday and Spokane on Saturday and Sunday. Griffin Conine had two homeruns on Friday. Conine was then curiously benched Saturday and returned to the lineup Sunday where he singled and walked twice. Conine has been as advertised. Lots of power (four homers in sixteen minor league games) and lots of swing and miss (nineteen strikeouts).
Bluefield Blue Jays
Bluefield is out to a 15-4 start. They beat Pulaski in extras Friday and split Saturday and Sunday’s games against Kingsport. Hagen Danner is off to a better start this year. He caught Saturday’s game and DH’d Sunday. He had two hits over the weekend.
GCL Blue Jays
The GCL squad were beat by the Yankees West affiliate Friday and then by the Pirates affiliate Saturday. Jordan Groshans was held hitless for the first time in his young career Saturday. As of time of writing Groshans is slashing at .362/.446/.574.
DSL Blue Jays
Miguel Hiraldo, our other bright left-sided infield prospect in short season ball, picked up two hits over Friday’s and Saturday’s DSL games. Hiraldo is slashing at .336/.394/.496. The DSL squad won both their weekend games, beating both the Reds’ and Orioles’ affiliates.
3. Griffin Conine
2. Harold Ramirez
1. Cavan Biggio
Friday’s Box Scores
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