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Some excellent pitching this past weekend from the likes of Jordan Romano and Sean Reid-Foley mark your weekend MLU.

Buffalo Bisons

The Bisons faced off against the Durham Bulls this past weekend with our AAA affiliate coming out on top twice. The Bisons walked off Friday on a Rowdy Tellez sacrifice fly. Tellez had himself quite the weekend with two homeruns, a double, and two singles. Jonathan Davis has started out hot since his promotion and had three hits Friday and reportedly made an excellent catch in left field. Saturday’s loss featured the aforementioned two homeruns from Rowdy Tellez. Danny Jansen followed suit on Sunday with two homeruns of his own bringing his total to ten on the year. Sean Reid-Foley was also excellent on Sunday with six shutout innings. He struck out seven, walked one, and allowed just two hits.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

New Hampshire, and more specifically, Jon Harris, took one on the chin Friday. The team bounced back Saturday with Jordan Romano throwing eight shutout innings. Romano walked none and allowed just three hits. Sunday was rained out.

Dunedin Blue Jays

Dunedin won both their scheduled games this past weekend. On Friday, Brock Lundquist hit a walk off two-run homerun. Nash Knight also homered. Roberto Osuna pitched an inning of baseball. On Saturday, Rordigo Orozco was a perfect four-for-four at the plate. Patrick Murphy was solid on the mound pitching six innings of two-run baseball.

Lansing Lugnuts

Lansing dropped all three games played this past weekend. Ryan Noda’s two hits were the highlight Friday. On Saturday, it was Ryan Gold’s two hits. Sunday was much the same though two Lugnuts registered multi-hit games as Gold homered as part of a two-hit day and Samad Taylor had two hits.

Vancouver Canadians

Vancouver were winners Saturday and Sunday. Friday not so much. The Canadians lost 10-1 Friday. Bryan Lizardo had three hits. Jose Espada pitched six innings of two-run baseball in the win Saturday. Sunday’s win was a team effort. All batsman had a hit with Nick Podkul homering.

Bluefield Blue Jays

Bluefield swept their weekend games. Alejandro Kirk homered on Friday. Kirk seems an interesting one. His stat line with the bat is impressive for a nineteen year-old. He doesn’t seem to have a position though and his registered as a DH (though I note that he caught Saturday’s game). At 5’9, 220 as a nineteen year-old—one may feel he’ll be athletically restricted to just a few spots out there. Eric Pardinho pitched three shutout innings Sunday. He struck out five. Cal Stevenson had seven hits over the weekend.

GCL Blue Jays

Just the one game Saturday for the GCL squad. They lost 4-1. Jordan Groshans had a hit and a walk.

DSL Blue Jays

Miguel Hiraldo has simmered down since his hot start to professional baseball. He collected two hits over the two games played this past weekend by the DSL squad. Righty Ronald Govea also looks one to watch for down the line. Govea pitched four innings of one-run baseball Friday and has maintained a sub-one ERA so far in professional baseball.

Three Stars

3. Rowdy Tellez

2. Sean Reid-Foley

1. Jordan Romano

Friday’s Box Scores

Saturday’s Box Scores

Sunday’s Box Scores

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Gerry - Monday, July 23 2018 @ 02:19 PM EDT (#362124) #
The Jays have lost Chris Rowley to the Rangers. Rowley was unlikely to feature much in the big leagues but he is a feel good story that is sad to see leave.
hypobole - Monday, July 23 2018 @ 02:42 PM EDT (#362126) #
I think most posters feel the same way about Rowley.

Still, the guy managed -0.3 fWAR with the Jays and we think fondly of him.

Now juxtapose Rowley with Ryan Goins who also finished his Jays career with -0.3 WAR. Don't think there are similar feelings elicited.
jerjapan - Monday, July 23 2018 @ 03:05 PM EDT (#362127) #
I'm happy for Rowley for precisely the feel-good story reasons Gerry mentioned - he might get a chance in Texas.  He was the most reliable starter in Buffalo though - looks like SRF, Pannone, Matt Tracy, Brandon Cumpton and, uhh ... that's a lousy rotation.  Nick Tepesch was lit up for 23 hits over nine innings in his last 2 starts before joining Taylor Guerrieri on the DL.  Most of the other long-term candidates are in TO, so perhaps its time for Romano / Harris to try and stick in the Bison's rotation. 

Happy Birthday Yorman Rodriguez, who celebrated his 21st birthday batting third and catching for Vancouver last night.  He's caught 17, 25 and 29 games in his first three seasons while averaging 63 games, splitting the rest of his time between DH and first.  This year he's caught 13 of 20 games played.  I assume the org wants to see if he can improve enough to be passable behind the plate - he's on pace to catch more games than ever so far this year.  His bat might even play off the bench as a 1st baseman, although he's pretty small for 1B - 5 ft. 10, 160 pounds.  If he can catch though, he could be a sleeper.  1 CS in 24 attempts in his 2015 debut season - 6 out of 12 this year. 

greenfrog - Monday, July 23 2018 @ 08:40 PM EDT (#362145) #
So far tonight, Bichette and Vlad are a combined 2/4 with a HR, a double, two walks, 2 RS, and 2 RBI. Good to see.
bpoz - Tuesday, July 24 2018 @ 07:33 AM EDT (#362157) #
Since Rowley has played in the Majors he is guaranteed a benefit or 2. Lifelong health care and a pension of some kind to kick in eventually.

As a senior I think about the value of that. What are the details of these benefits? I will try to memorize the info so that I don't keep asking.
whiterasta80 - Tuesday, July 24 2018 @ 11:07 AM EDT (#362167) #
Here's a summary across the major professional sports.

Here's the full details for MLB.

The relevant table is on p 114.
bpoz - Tuesday, July 24 2018 @ 12:27 PM EDT (#362174) #
Mike Green - Tuesday, July 24 2018 @ 02:41 PM EDT (#362185) #
Gabriel Moreno has singled and doubled in the GCL.  He's now hitting .400/.425/.643 in 71 PAs as an 18 year old catcher (11 extra-base hits vs. 4 strikeouts).  For comparison, Bo Bichette hit .427/.451/.732 in 88 PAs as an a18 year old in the GCL but with 15 XBH and 17 strikeouts). 

Moreno might have the most impressive hitting line in the GCL (with ability to make contact and to hit for power being a very impressive combination).  He's third in OPS behind two guys who are older (19 and 22) and strike out a lot more. 
GabrielSyme - Tuesday, July 24 2018 @ 04:51 PM EDT (#362195) #
Moreno picked a guy off first, too. You'd like to see a player who's hitting so well take the occasional walk, but I guess you don't walk your way out of a communist dictatorship...

What little is out there suggests he's relatively strong defensively, and the numbers bear that out too. It will be very interesting to see what some professional evaluators have to say.
85bluejay - Wednesday, July 25 2018 @ 10:06 AM EDT (#362222) #
"but I guess you don't walk your way out of a communist dictatorship..."

But people are walking their way everyday across the border from a dictatorship into Canada.
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 25 2018 @ 10:14 AM EDT (#362223) #
Jon Matlack's middle name is Trumpbour.  Don't know if you pronounce it  Trump- boor or Trump- boar.  Matlack is the only MLB player with Trump in his name.  There have been 10 Castros. 
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 25 2018 @ 10:16 AM EDT (#362224) #
Actually there was an minor league player named Don Trump (full name- Donald Trump).  He played one season at age 19 in D Level baseball in 1952, hitting .222 with a .297 slugging percentage for Leesville. 
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 25 2018 @ 10:18 AM EDT (#362226) #
Edit: a minor league player.   Sorry, Dewey, for any damage to your eyes.
snowman - Wednesday, July 25 2018 @ 02:00 PM EDT (#362258) #
"But people are walking their way everyday across the border from a dictatorship into Canada."

What a moronic comment. Be grateful you don't have the slightest clue what a real dictatorship is.
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 25 2018 @ 02:46 PM EDT (#362262) #
I guess sensitivities are high.  There are places to debate all that, but Battersbox isn't one of them. 
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 25 2018 @ 03:24 PM EDT (#362263) #
Travis Bergen had another interesting outing in a Fisher Cat win. He faced six batters, gave up two hits, struck out two and walked nobody.  He's following the Loup path to a long-term major league job.  Cavan Biggio hit his 21st homer of the season.
hypobole - Wednesday, July 25 2018 @ 03:26 PM EDT (#362264) #
Cavan Biggio homered, drew a walk and struck out twice today.

His 3 True Outcomes now stands at 51.5% of his PA's this year. (21 HR/76 BB/108 K/398 PA).

On Aug 11 last year, FG did a rundown of the 3TO leaders. Only Gallo (58.8%), Judge (56.1%) and Sano (52%) were higher in MLB.
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