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#BlueJays affiliates won three and lost three Tuesday. Buffalo and New Hampshire's games were rained out. #LetsGoBlueJays

St. Lucie 4 Dunedin 2

Maximo Castillo worked 5-2/3 innings and was charged with four runs on seven hits, a plunk and a walk, striking out four. Emerson Jimenez allowed one of three inherited runners to score but collected the other eight outs while giving up just one hit and striking out one..

Samad Taylor knocked in a run with an RBI double in the fourth. Nick Podkul's fielder's choice provided the other run in the seventh. Dunedin was just 1-for-8 with 10 men left on. Podkui, Alejandro Kirk and Norberto Obeso had doubles while Cal Stevenson, Ryan Noda and Javier Hernandez had the base hits. Kirk, Chavez Young and Jesus Navarro were hit by pitches.

Lansing 6 Lake County 4

The Lugnuts took care of a 3-2 deficit with four runs in the sixth.  D.J. Neal's RBI single tied things up in the fifth but his two-run knock in the next inning put Lansing ahead for good. Reggie Pruitt followed with a two-run triple. A Jake Brodt home run got the Lugnuts on the board in the second inning. Neal, Brodt, Otto Lopez and Ryan Gold all had two-hit games with Lopez stealing a base. Gabriel Moreno had a triple and John Aiello got a double and a hit by pitch. LJ Talley had a walk and a plunk.

Sean Wymer surrendered two runs on six hits and a hit by pitch but he walked nobody and struck out four over four innings. Marcus Reyes took over and earned the win with three innings of one-run ball, scattering three hits and a walk while striking out a pair. Mike Pascoe got two outs but walked a pair and plunked a batter. Cre Finfrock stranded the bases loaded. He gave up a run and two hits in the ninth but he struck out three for the save.

Everett 6 Vancouver 5

The C's found a way to lose this one as they were walked off. Alex Nolan allowed the tying run but struck out six in 4-2/3 innings of relief. Luke Gillingham took the loss, walking three and plunking one. Trevor Schwecke and Dominic Abbadessa had two hits apiece. Cameron Eden singled and walked twice. More details right here.

Danville 9 Bluefield 4

The Atlanta affiliate jumped on Roither Hernandez for three runs (one earned) in two-thirds of an inning on three hits and two walk.. Meliton Reyes stranded the bases loaded in the first but he was ripped for four runs over 3-1/3 innings. Luis Alvarez allowed his inherited runner to score but pitched 3-1/3 innings of one-hit, one-hit-by-pitch ball with five punchouts.Kyle Huckaby yielded the other two runs on three hits and two walks with one punchout over two frames.

Miguel Hiraldo lined a home run to left field for Bluefield in the second inning and P.K. Morris went deep for a two-run shot to highlight a three-run sixth. Hiraldo had a two-hit night. Spencer Horwitz doubled while Angel Camacho and Leonardo Jimenez collected base raps. Eric Rivera took one for the team. Addison Barger was 0-for-4. Javy Guerra and Steward Berroa were 0-for-3.

GCL Blue Jays 3 GCL Phillies East 1

The Jays scored three times in their final at-bat for the victory. Orelvis Martinez and Jose Zepeda walked with the bases loaded before Alberto Rodriguez lifted a sacrifice fly. Jhon Solarte had two hits. Martinez drew a walk and Hanley Acevedo has a base knock.

Justin Maese had a five-pitch first inning, including an inning-ending strikeout to retire the side. Santos Moreno scattered two hits and a walk and struck out five over five shutout innings. Williams Moreno gave up a run over two frames and got the win. Eliezer Bello had a one-strikeout ninth to get the save.

DSL Blue Jays 5 DSL White Sox 4 (Final - 6 Innings)

The Blue Jays outlasted the Pale Hole thanks to a four-run fourth inning. Junior Ramos doubled home a run in the first. Gustavo Ruiz began the fourth with a sac fly before Gabriel Martinez cleared the bases with a three-run double. Ramos and Martinez had two hits apiece. Juan Pizarro, Amell Brazoban and Adrian Montero also joined the hit parade.

Fernando Chacon gave up a run over the first three innings on four hits and two walks while ringing up a pair of batters. Marc Civit got the win despite coughing up three runs in the fourth. Francis Mercedes worked around two hits and struck out one over 1-1/3 innings for the save.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Alex Nolan, Vancouver

2. Jake Brodt, Lansing

1. D.J. Neal, Lansing
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LouisvilleJayFan - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 08:39 AM EDT (#376133) #
What's the latest on Jordan Groshans? Call it the Pentecost-effect, but these DL stints that seem to linger on scare me a little.
Glevin - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 08:46 AM EDT (#376134) #
From Sportsnet

"Jordan Groshans suffered a stress reaction in his foot and his season is on hold until the problem fully clears up"

Obviously, not ideal but caution is better than aggravating the issue.
hypobole - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 08:53 AM EDT (#376135) #
2080 baseball posted reports in June on 7 Dunedin players, from May viewings:

Al Kirk with a June spotlight plus a whole bunch of kids at extended, including Kloff, Orelvis, Hiraldo:
Mike Green - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 09:21 AM EDT (#376139) #
Here are the FSL batting leaders.  Cal Stevenson has the best plate control of any qualifying player in the league- he's been red hot, hitting .416 with 7 walks and 3 strikeouts in his last 10 games.    Alejandro Kirk has been even better in that department with 16 walks and 16 strikeouts in 117 PAs.

Dunedin is playing in Jack Russell Memorial Stadium while the new park is under construction.  Jack Russell is 340 feet down the lines, and 400 feet to centerfield.  Offence generally has been very depressed in the FSL, and particularly in Jack Russell.
Glevin - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 01:07 PM EDT (#376161) #
Borucki rehabbing for Bluefield. 3 ip, 0 base runners, 6ks. Would be great to see him back in the majors before long.
Mike Green - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 01:37 PM EDT (#376166) #
That's great, glevin. 
Glevin - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 01:49 PM EDT (#376170) #
Borucki being followed by Pardinho who has gone two hitless innings so far.
PeterG - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 02:33 PM EDT (#376174) #
Pardinho finished up with 4 scoreless innings
bpoz - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 02:35 PM EDT (#376175) #
Nice that our injured pitchers are recovering.
jerjapan - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 06:43 PM EDT (#376197) #
With so many of our top prospects graduating to the bigs, where does our system rank at the moment?  Going by MLB pipeline for convenience, we've seen Vladdy, Jansen, Thornton, Pannone and Tellez moved off the list this year, with Biggio next in line.  Alford and Bichette could follow. 

The draft seems to have been a success, with perhaps some impact talent at the deadline, but that's a lot of prospects graduating close together.  I can't recall the last time we had a team with so many promising rookies. 
Kelekin - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 07:04 PM EDT (#376201) #
I think we'll have to see how things shake out. I imagine we're still a top 10 farm system, possibly top 5, but it'll really depend on the back half of this year. We've had some players take a step back, but we've had lots of players take a step forward. However most of those steps forward are at the low levels. I can't imagine anyone beats us in overall catching prospect depth though.
jerjapan - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 08:03 PM EDT (#376210) #
Top ten seems realistic to me. 

no doubt about the catching, and that's with the retirement of Pentacost, and the graduation of Jansen.   I barely knew either Kirk or Moreno before last year started, and while they excelled, it's a long way from rookie ball to full season baseball.  Riley Adams and Reese McGuire both look like quality backups, and Hagen Danner was a 2nd rounder in 2017 out of HS, so perhaps he still has time to get his hitting going. 

If we sign our 9th rounder, Phillip Clarke, things only get better. 
greenfrog - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 08:07 PM EDT (#376211) #
If Stroman and Giles and Smoak get traded, you would have to think the Jays would be in the top 10, even if they only receive a couple of B/B+ and a couple of C/C+ prospects in return.
John Northey - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 10:07 PM EDT (#376220) #
Last time with so much promise from kids was probably around 1995... Rank in brackets with position
21 years old: Shannon Stewart (72-CF/LF), Tomas Perez (IF)
22: Shawn Green (6-RF), Alex Gonzalez (8-SS)
23: Carlos Delgado (1B - lost rookie status previous season but just 161 PA pre-1995 otherwise would've been top 3 or so), Howard Battle (3B)
24: Sandy Martinez (77-CA)

Pretty decent group, organization farm system ranked #3 at the time. (Chris Carpenter in the minors, but wouldn't get to the bigs until 2 years later for example).

In 1996 the system dropped to #7, #8 the following year (when Halladay finally was on the top 100), #17 going into 1998 (despite Halladay & Vernon Wells plus unranked Felipe Lopez, Jay Gibbons, Orlando Hudson, Michael Young, Josh Phelps, Cesar Izturis, Kelvim Escobar, and others being in the system).

So system rank isn't everything by any stretch, nor is having a ton of talent a #1 sign of the future (1995 was 1 year into the purgatory of a long stretch of no playoff appearances).
SK in NJ - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 10:12 PM EDT (#376221) #
With Vlad, Biggio, Jansen, and possibly Bichette gone from prospects lists after this season, where the Jays rank will depend on how highly evaluators view the team's younger prospects (Groshans, Pardinho, Kloffenstein, Martinez, Hiraldo, Kirk, Moreno, Conine, etc) in addition to what the team gets back in trades. Pearson will be the obvious top prospect. The rest of the higher upside talent is a bit further away, which might impact how highly evaluators will rank them. It should still be a pretty good system either way, but a bit dry in the upper minors (again, depending on what the trade returns look like).
hypobole - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 10:23 PM EDT (#376222) #
Jays ranking also kinda depends on weak or strong other teams systems are. Which is something that we have little clue about.
Kelekin - Wednesday, June 26 2019 @ 10:46 PM EDT (#376223) #
John, we don't even need to go that far back. 2011-2012 we were perceived very highly. This was of course when we had Gose, Drabek, Lawrie, Stewart, D'Arnaud, Arencibia, Marisnick, and then drafted Sanchez, Syndergaard, McGuire, Wojciechowski, McGuire, Nicolino. It's actually quite incredible how few assets ended up panning out for us out of all that.
dan gordon - Thursday, June 27 2019 @ 01:03 AM EDT (#376226) #
Nice game from Jon Harris for NH tonight, 5 innings 1 run, 5 K's no BB's. Since starting his AA stint 1 for 15, Logan Warmoth is 6 for 19 with as many walks as strikeouts. Josh Palacios is hitting .305 with 6 steals in his last 18 games.

Absolutely dominating game for Joey Murray with Dunedin - 6 innings, with only 2 hits, no walks and 12 K's. He now has an ERA of 1.71, WHIP of 0.97 and a K/BB ratio of 59/13 since his promotion to advanced A ball, 38/6 K/BB in his last 5 games. Maybe he gets a shot at AA this year. Good appearances again for Brad Wilson and Jackson Rees in the Dunedin bullpen. Wilson now has an ERA of 1.67, WHIP of 0.74 and 41/6 K/BB ratio, while Rees is 0.26, 0.71 and 56/7.
greenfrog - Thursday, June 27 2019 @ 09:03 AM EDT (#376234) #
Davidi writes that the Jays are getting close to signing Dasan Brown.
hypobole - Thursday, June 27 2019 @ 09:25 AM EDT (#376236) #
And with Vandy winning the CWS last night, Clarke is available to be signed as well.
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