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Nate Pearson needs innings, but gosh darn does he look like a pitching prospect. He pitched five innings of shutout baseball, striking out nine, walking none and, so as not discourage the competition, allowed one person to reach safely via bat. Please see Sportsnet for Vladdy Jr. highlights.

Buffalo Bisons

Buffalo played three times over the weekend and lost all three. Sean Reid-Foley pitched just two and a third Friday in relief of Ryan Tepera’s rehab stint. On Saturday an old face to these parts, Drew Hutchison threw six shutout innings. Bo Bichette tallied his first homer of the year. David Paulino was roughed up Sunday as Vladdy Jr. collected three hits and Cavan Biggio two. For all the prospect power in Buffalo, the Bisons are 2-8 on the young season.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

New Hampshire won one and lost two. Italian born Alberto Mineo had five hits over the weekend and Kevin Smith continues to adjust to AA pitching. He’s struck out twelve times in nine games, including a few times over the weekend. Early going this year, but the New Hampshire team feels a lot like the Dunedin team of last year, not a lot of prospect draw outside of Smith.

Dunedin Blue Jays

Dunedin won two and lost one. Kevin Vicuna had three hits in Friday’s win. Those three hits saw Vicuna propelled to the top of the order Saturday where he had a hit in the lone loss of the weekend. Vicuna hit leadoff again Sunday where he again hit safely once. I’m not sure what compelled the Jays to draft Logan Warmoth, but whatever affliction our amateur scouts may have had clearly is spreading to our development staff. Warmoth hit third twice over the weekend. He did hit his fourth homerun in 134 minor league games Sunday to bump his OPS up to .514 on the season. Nate Pearson it should be noted pitched five innings of shutout baseball Sunday, striking out nine to no walks and a solitary hit.

Lansing Lugnuts

Lansing split the two games they did play on the weekend. Sunday’s tussle was rescheduled due to rain. Jordan Groshans looks like he can flat out hit. He had his first homer of the season as part of a two-hit weekend. He’s up to a .346 batting average on the season.

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Sunday’s Box Scores

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uglyone - Monday, April 15 2019 @ 10:59 AM EDT (#372590) #
Vinnie Capra was jumped up 2 levels this year after mediocre results last year, and is now an age appropriate 22 in NH, and is red hot to start the year, albeit it's mostly babip.

But he does seem to have solid linedrive and swinging strike rates, and seems to have some speed.
uglyone - Monday, April 15 2019 @ 11:23 AM EDT (#372595) #
Also impressing again is Castillo. While Pearson is the headline in dunedin, Castillo is 2yrs younger (young for his level) and off to a great start, like lastyear.
bpoz - Monday, April 15 2019 @ 11:43 AM EDT (#372598) #
Max Castillo is one of my favorites. He does not give up many home runs.
scottt - Monday, April 15 2019 @ 05:16 PM EDT (#372620) #
Capra has 6 walks and 6 strikeouts, so it's not all babip.
Palacios has a decent line too with 5 walks and 6 strikeouts plus one homerun.
Clemens has 6 walks and only 3 strikeouts, but the only positive in his case.

Shoeless Joe - Monday, April 15 2019 @ 06:02 PM EDT (#372627) #
Carpo was the most aggressive placement from last years draft. He was a senior sign for a $1,000, didn't play in a great conference, average college number and a meh debut in 2018. I just suspect he is playing the role of org filler.
Nigel - Monday, April 15 2019 @ 06:12 PM EDT (#372628) #
Capra as org filler is, I think, the right way to look at this. I saw him play a few times last year in Vancouver. To be completely honest, I remember almost nothing about him, other than I have a vague sense that he has some strike zone control skills. He certainly didn't leave me with the impression that he was a prospect of any sort.
Shoeless Joe - Monday, April 15 2019 @ 07:10 PM EDT (#372630) #
Just reviewing last years draft and the Jays usually have a few more immediate hits on the mid round college guys. In the few years prior they've hit big on Kevin Smith and Biggio, and to some extent Cullen Large, Zack Logue, Brock Lundquist, Ryan Noda and Palacios showed at least enough to follow along their first year or two.

I was really hoping that Cal Stevenson or Joey Murray would emerge early on this year, but so far not so much.
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