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It was a 50/50 night on the farm with a mix of wins and losses. Harold Ramirez had four hits to lead the Fisher Cats to a win. Samad Taylor drove in three to anchor a Lansing win. Both the GCL and DSL Jays won on walk-offs. Troy Squires for the GCL Jays reached base six times. In the losses, Vlad Jr. homered again, Yennsy Diaz pitched well and Eric Pardinho gave up a couple of home runs.


Buffalo lost 10-5. It was the bullpen that coughed up this one. Starter Matt Tracy pitched five innings and left with a 3-1 lead. But Taylor Guerreri gave up four in the sixth and Craig Breslow added three more in the seventh. The 3-1 lead had become an 8-4 deficit.

Vlad Jr. homered for the second night in a row. He was 2-4. Dwight Smith also had two hits with a home run. Rowdy Tellez had two hits and a walk. Tim Lopes also piched up two hits.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire fell behind 2-0 but came back to win 7-2. The offense was spread through the lineup but Harold Ramirez went 4-5 with three runs scored, two RBI and hit his tenth home run. Cavan Biggio was 1-3 but walked twice. That gives Biggio 87 walks for the season. If we add his 120 K's and 24 home runs he has 231 "true outcomes". He has 440 plate appearances so over 50% result in a homer, walk or K. Bo Bichette did not play.

Hector Perez pitched as advertised, seven walks and six strikeouts in four innings. He dodged some bullets to only give up the two runs. Josh DeGraaf came out of the bullpen and threw three shutout innings.


Dunedin lost 2-1 in ten innings. As the score suggests it was a pitching dominant game. The Jays had seven hits, seven different hitters had one each.

Yenssy Diaz pitched six innings and just allowed an unearned run. It was a good start for him. Angel Perdomo seems to be a bullpen guy now, he pitched two innings and gave up a run on three hits. Jake Fishman took the loss.


Lansing won 4-3. The 8, 9 and lead-off hitters did most of the damage for the Lugnuts. The 8 hitter, Reggie Pruitt, had two hits and scored two runs. The #9 hitter, Jesus Navarro, was 3-3 and scored a run. The lead-off hitter, Samad Taylor, drove in three runs with a triple and a sac fly. Chavez Young had two hits, Ryan Noda struck out three times.

Jordan Barrett had a couple of rough starts to begin his time at Lansing but he has been pitching better recently. He went six shutout innings, with four hits allowed.


Vancouver lost 11-10. With a score like that you know the pitching was not good, of six pitchers used by the C's, five were scored on. Sean Wymer and Joey Murray have been an effective tandem for the C's but both of them gave up multiple runs on Thursday.

The C's 10 runs came off of just nine hits. Mc Gregory Contreras homered, Otto Lopez and Brandon Polizzi both were 2-3 with a walk.


The strong Bluefield offense was held to just four hits and lost 3-0. Two of the guys with high batting averages got one hit each, namely Cal Stevenson and Alejandro Kirk to maintain their averages.

Eric Pardinho was taken deep twice for three runs total. He pitched six innings with six K's and was fine other than the homers.

GCL Jays

The GCL Jays won 6-5 in eleven innings. Aldo Ovando singled in the winning run. Ovando had two hits as did Addison Bargar. Troy Squires was 3-3 with 3 walks. He had two hits yesterday and has jumped his batting average by close to 50 points in two days. Jordan Groshans was 1-6 and was ejected in the eleventh.

The starter was rehabbing Aaron Sanchez who was hit around a bit for four runs in three innings. The bullpen was excellent in this game, Ryan Thurston had six K's in three shutout innings, Alexander Molina just allowed an unearned run in two innings and Luis Alvarez also had six K's in three perfect innings.

DSL Jays

The DSL Jays won 2-1 on a walkoff in the bottom of the ninth. In the ninth Jose Rivas singled, Miguel Hiraldo doubled, Alberto Rodriguez grounded out to tie the game and a wild pitch won it. Santos Moreno had a good start, he threw six shutout innings with seven K's.

3 Stars

3rd star: Jesus Navarro

2nd star: Troy Squires

1st star: Harold Ramirez


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hypobole - Friday, August 10 2018 @ 09:50 AM EDT (#363563) #
Here's a 2080 scouting report on Hector Perez, from a game in late April. Projecting him as a relief set-up man.
ISLAND BOY - Friday, August 10 2018 @ 12:46 PM EDT (#363566) #
You gotta admit that he's really consistent:

innings ERA BB/9 SO/9

2018 98.1 3.75 5.40 10.43

career 320.2 3.17 5.44 10.44
ISLAND BOY - Friday, August 10 2018 @ 12:49 PM EDT (#363567) #
Sorry I couldn't format this better.
greenfrog - Friday, August 10 2018 @ 07:46 PM EDT (#363577) #
So far tonight Guerrero is 1/1 with a HR (his third for Buffalo). He's currently hitting .481 in AAA.
greenfrog - Friday, August 10 2018 @ 07:52 PM EDT (#363578) #
Also: Spanberger is 2/2 with a HR; now hitting .412 for Dunedin (SSS).

Entering tonight, Samad Taylor was hitting .325 over his last 10 games with a 7:5 BB:K ratio and 6 SB, and he was slashing .385/.465/.577 for August. On top of that he is 1/1 so far tonight with a SB (his 40th). He turned 20 a month ago.
BlueJayWay - Friday, August 10 2018 @ 08:13 PM EDT (#363579) #
Ho hum Vlad homered again tonight
Shoeless Joe - Friday, August 10 2018 @ 09:07 PM EDT (#363580) #
Tha Jays have down a fairly good job grabbing lesser known prospects.

I really like Spanberger, and Espinal looks like he could be a really solid utility player.
SK in NJ - Friday, August 10 2018 @ 10:17 PM EDT (#363584) #
Samad Taylor is a huge breakout candidate next season. He is holding his own at 19 in low-A, getting better as the year goes on, and his skill set is very intriguing. Hopefully they start him in Dunedin next season.
John Northey - Saturday, August 11 2018 @ 11:51 PM EDT (#363591) #
Well, after today...
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is now hitting 441/535/853 in AAA, 406/460/690 overall in the minors this year.  Yeah, I'd say he is ready. (3B)
  • Bo Bichette is doing OK at 281/337/454 in AA, but needs more time before coming up (SS)
  • Cavan Biggio is now at 260/403/529 in AA, so he is close (mix of 2B/3B/1B)
  • Harold Ramirez now 318/368/479 in AA in LF - might just be ready but more time in AAA next year might be good.
  • Danny Jansen is at 275/390/473 in AAA at CA - very ready for his first shot
  • Rowdy Tellez now hitting 275/346/432 hitting 394/459/485 in August so far.  He is closer than we dared hope a month or two ago at 1B
Not bad stuff there.  Guys who reasonably could be ready by June for 1B/2B/3B/SS/LF/CA plus of course guys we've seen in the majors like...
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. - mr. everyposition - hit 322/340/503 in the majors so far this year
  • Dwight Smith Jr. - LF - 295/371/462 in 78 PA in the majors lifetime, 250/348/366 in the minors this year.  I see 4th or 5th OF for him, no more than that.
  • Dalton Pompey - CF - 285/368/449 in the minors, 269/341/429 in AAA so far vs 221/289/372 in his 145 AB in the majors career.  Sadly just a 4th OF now but could be a semi-regular.
Not to mention the 27 and under crowd here regularly already like Randal Grichuk, Teoscar Hernandez, Aledmys Diaz, and Devon Travis

Yeah, I like the Jays youth for 2019 and beyond.  Now the tough part - is Gibbons the right guy to mold them into winners?  Maybe, I don't know how he is at that with kids.  Gurriel, Grichuk, Hernandez, Diaz certainly haven't suffered under him.
85bluejay - Sunday, August 12 2018 @ 09:19 AM EDT (#363594) #
18 Y.O Juan Acosta pitched 9 innings in the DSL on Saturday - Wow!! when's the last time that happened - Acosta is from Mexico and probably like Osuna may have been pitching since 14/15 - seems a recent signee - wonder if he may be fast tracked if he pitches well as there might not be a lot of projection left - I wonder if Marc Hulet or anyone has a scouting report.

That Gabriel Moreno is raking - if his defense rep. from last year still holds he could be exciting - a definite top 30 candidate as is Otto Lopez in Vancouver.
hypobole - Sunday, August 12 2018 @ 02:31 PM EDT (#363609) #
Smith, Palacios and Spanberger, who's playing his 1st pro game in RF, with Dunedin HR's today. Patrick Murphy walked 5 in his 5 IP, but limited the damage to 2 runs.
dan gordon - Sunday, August 12 2018 @ 04:23 PM EDT (#363612) #
Went to the Bisons game Saturday. Guerrero's HR was down the right field line. The RF jumped at the fence, the ball hit his glove and carried over for the HR. On the replay it looked like it was going over the fence anyway. Nice to see the opposite field power from Vladdy. He made a couple of good plays at 3B, and has a good arm. There was one ball that went by him to his right and he made a half-hearted attempt at it. My friend and I agreed that a really top flight fielder at the big league level, like, say, Arenado, might have made the play. His other hit was absolutely scorched through the infield - the ball was by the fielders in an eyeblink. The ball really jumps off his bat. Jansen's hit to left was very solidly hit. He just looks like a good hitter when he swings. Tellez, on the other hand, didn't look like much. The first couple of innings looked like batting practice for the Mud Hens against Cumpton. One rocket after another.

If you are thinking of going to a Bisons game, be aware that the traffic on the QEW was horrific both going there and coming home, and the border crossing into the USA was backed up to the Canadian side of the Peace Bridge. Took 3 hours, 20 minutes from Mississauga, and took 3 hours, 30 minutes to get back home. The park is nice, I'd never been to Coca-Cola Field before, but due to the traffic problems, I wouldn't go again on a weekend. Tickets are cheap, and they take Cdn money at just a 20% discount, which is way better than what you pay at the bank. We got seats in the first row of the 2nd level on the 1st base side, in the infield, and they were great - not very far from the field and not very high up.
dan gordon - Monday, August 13 2018 @ 01:37 AM EDT (#363616) #
Josh Palacios last 8 games - 17 for 39 (.436/.488/.718/1.206) with 4 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 12 RBI's, 8 runs scored

Travis Bergen last 8 games - 9 IP, 4 hits, 0 walks, 0 earned runs, 10 K's, 0.00 ERA, 0.44 WHIP

Chad Spanberger since promotion to Dunedin (7 games) - .296/.387/.519/.906, 2 HR's

Kevin Smith last 8 games - 12 for 37, .324/.342/.486/.828, 2 HR's
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