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Thomas Pannone had his ups and downs in Toronto but, now that he is back in Buffalo, he punched out eight hitters in four innings. Anthony Alford had three hits in the Bisons win. New Hampshire lost in the tenth inning. Vancouver lost despite strong pitching from Canadian pitcher Alex Nolan. Bluefield had good hitting and good pitching in their shutout win. The DSL Jays also won. Neither Dunedin (rain) or Lansing (all-star) played.

Indianapolis 3 Buffalo 6

Thomas Pannone made his way back to Buffalo and he started. He just went four innings but they were four shutout innings with eight K's. He allowed just one hit. Buddy Boshers picked up the save.

The Bisons had 13 hits, five for extra bases. Home runs by Jordan Patterson and Richard Urena, both two run shots, led the way. Jonathan Davis had two doubles, Anthony Alford was 3-4 with a double. Bo Bichette was 0-4.

Binghamton 3 New Hampshire 2

This game went to extra innings tied at one. The Fisher Cats went ahead in the fourth inning on a sac fly by Logan Warmoth. Another sac fly tied the game in the sixth. And so the game went to extra innings. The tenth inning started with a runner on second. With two outs pitcher Dany Jimenez intentionally walked Braxton Lee. That was followed by a wild pitch, another walk to load the bases and a two run single. Vinny Capra singled in a consolation run in the bottom of the tenth.

New Hampshire had seven hits, all singles, Nash Knight had three of them. Zach Logue had a nice start, seven innings, five hits, no walks and three K's.


Dunedin's game was rained out. There has been lots of rain in Florida this year.


Lansing are still in their all-star break.

Eugene 3 Vancouver 1

This was a tight game that could have gone either way. The C's had good pitching despite the loss. The starter was 22nd round pick Nick Fraze who allowed one run over three innings on two hits. Brock University's Alex Nolan followed and pitched five innings, just conceding an unearned run on fur hits.

The C's had seven hits, all singles. Two hitters had two hits, Trevor Schwecke and Yorman Rodriguez.

Bluefield 6 Elizabethton 0

A good game all around by the Jays. PK Morris, in his third go around in Bluefield, hit his first home run and went 2-4. Spencer Horwitz, 24th round pick this year, had three hits with two doubles out of the DH spot. Leonardo Jimenez was 2-4.

Lazardo Estrada, the 20 year old Cuban, started and pitched five shutout innings, four hits, no walks and four K's. He was followed by Naswell Paulino who pitched the last four innings,one hit, four K's.

DSL Blue Jays

It's the DSL so stuff happens. The Jays benefited from nine walks. The number one and two hitters eached walked three times and scored three runs each. Thats six runs for two hitters who had one hit between them. The best hitter on the team so far is 17 year old Javier D'Orazio. Through 13 games his OPS is 923.

Wilgenis Alvarado threw five shutout innings. Alvarado has pitched well although he doesn't strike guys out. The Jays won 7-3.

Three Stars

Third Star - Zach Logue

Second Star - Spencer Horwitz

First Star - Thomas Pannone


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jerjapan - Thursday, June 20 2019 @ 01:20 PM EDT (#375805) #
I'm excited to see a number of our young short season pitchers in action this year - Jol Conception, Elixon Caballero, Lazaro Estrada, Naswell Paulino (both with strong season debuts last night), Santos Moreno, etc ... the suspensions last year were a legit shame, but may have masked somewhat just how many intriguing young arms we have. 

Anthony Alford has gotten on base 24 times over his 9 game hit streak, with 6 steals to boot.  I know some have written him off as a legit starter, but I still think he might be the long-term answer in CF. 

I can't recall who mentioned Zach Jackson in the other thread, but he truly has been dominant recently.  The only concern with him has always been the free pass, his 13% BB rate this year is his best pro number aside from 15 IPs in A ball. 

And Yorman Rodriguez clearly wants out of vancouver - 2 more hits yesterday, his first game behind the plate.  With an OPS over 1 and time running out on whatever prospect pedigree he has left, it's time to push him up. 
Shoeless Joe - Thursday, June 20 2019 @ 01:50 PM EDT (#375812) #
Alford might be hitting, but his strikeout rates are still way too high.
bpoz - Thursday, June 20 2019 @ 02:01 PM EDT (#375815) #
I guess we have had about 6 recent promotions. Warmoth for 1. A few demotions De Los Santos for 1.

Promoting Y Rodriguez to Lansing is a good idea. Maybe he needs more ABs at Vancouver, but I don't know. If promoted to Lansing he joins H Danner, R Gold and G Moreno in sharing playing time at C, 1B and DH. Or promote Gold or someone.
scottt - Thursday, June 20 2019 @ 06:06 PM EDT (#375839) #
The 10th round pick, Glenn Santiago has been assigned to the DSL.
That's a bit unusual. He's a shortstop out of high school, most likely fluent in Spanish.
scottt - Thursday, June 20 2019 @ 06:07 PM EDT (#375840) #
I just remembered he's from Porto Rico.
PeterG - Thursday, June 20 2019 @ 06:21 PM EDT (#375843) #
Could just be a documentation issue with Santiago.
dan gordon - Thursday, June 20 2019 @ 06:33 PM EDT (#375846) #
Yes, I've mentioned Zach Jackson a couple of times lately. He's really been dominating for the last 6 weeks. The control issue he had may have been solved. Too soon to say for sure, but he looks like he'll be a good addition to the Jays' bullpen this year. Lots of interesting bullpen arms knocking on the door - Romano, Shafer, Jackson, Tice, Snead, plus the development of Gaviglio as a multi-inning guy, and maybe a few others who could start/relieve like D. Paulino, Pannone, Thornton.
uglyone - Thursday, June 20 2019 @ 08:43 PM EDT (#375865) #
Bo keeps heating up.

And another slick outing from Kloff.
jerjapan - Thursday, June 20 2019 @ 08:46 PM EDT (#375867) #
Bpoz, good point about the logjam in Lansing.  Danner and Moreno are the prospects, Brodt was a senior sign and is 23, so he could be on the short end of the stick, despite his solid season with the bat.  Ryan Gold seems more like a slow developing possible backup type -but he's repeating as a starter in Lansing, and in his 4th year.  Not that Yorman is a much of a prospect either, but with fringy guys, I'd rather the org just focused on results - as they did when starting Cal Stevenson in Dunedin this year, skipping over two levels.  I find it interesting how this FO deals with their longshot prospects - Justin Dillon last year comes to mind. 

Alford's K% is terrible. I checked out Devon White's stats, thinking that I recalled him striking out all the time, but Alford's are significantly worse.  I don't really know if there are guys with similar K rates who have been quality starters, but Alford certainly has everything else he needs for CF - speed, D, relative youth, even some pop.

As for the pen, I'm not optimistic at all about Shafer or Gaviglio, and guys like Tice and Snead feel like Danny Barnes-types to me - some value as the 5th-10th option in the pen for a few years.  Jackson has that curve though, and your hard-throwing former starters - Romano and Paulino - always seem like the best bets for reliever 'prospects'.  I think Thornton and Pannone feel like 'starter or bust' a bit for me. 

Shoeless Joe - Thursday, June 20 2019 @ 09:15 PM EDT (#375869) #
Jackson has improved his control, but the strikeouts disappeared. I am not very high on Jackson, or most other college relievers who turn pro. Sean Wymer is another college reliever who seems to be a total bust as a pro.
PeterG - Thursday, June 20 2019 @ 09:17 PM EDT (#375870) #
Paulino is still starting in Buffalo. He may well end up in pen but is going to get a longer look as a starter before any decisions are made.
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