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In the DSL, the Jays had the first eight hitters of an inning walk, scoring five runs. That must have been fun to watch. The ninth hitter hit into a double play to spoil the excitement. Josh Winkowski was excellent for Dunedin who kept up their winning ways. Elsewhere Buffalo, New Hampshire, Vancouver, Lansing and Bluefield all lost.

Buffalo 5 Syracuse 7

Portland 6 New Hampshire 3

Dunedin 10 Lakeland 1

Great Lakes 8 Lansing 1

Vancouver 1 Salem-Keizer 6

Johnson City 14 Bluefield 3

GCL Jays 9 GCL Yankees 7

DSL Jays 7 DSL Reds 6

Here are some things I noted from Thursdays games:

Josh Winkowski pitched seven shutout innings with just one hit allowed. Winkowski pitched well in Lansing to earn his promotion but he has been even better in Dunedin. In 16 innings, Winkowski has a WHIP of .38. He is doing something right.

Chavez Young had three hits, we are still waiting for some consistency and sustained output.

Shaun Morimando came off the IL and pitched four good innings. Another backup pitcher in case of emergency.

Bo Bichette had one hit, but it was his fourth home run.

Zach Logue was charged with six runs in 5.2 innings. Logue has not mastered AA yet, his ERA is 4.26 and his WHIP is 1.27.

The Dunedin game featured a Clemens vs. Clemens match-up. The Jays Kacy was 0-5, the Tigers Kody had two hits and gained bragging righths.

Gabe Moreno had two hits including his sixth home run. he is maintaining his average just under .300.

The C's offensive woes continue, they had just four hits. Trveor Schwecke had three of them.

Even though Bluefield lost, Felipe Castaneda had a good start, 5.2 innings, five hits, seven K's.

Miguel Hiraldo and Leonardo Jimenez are the two top prospects in Bluefield. Both were off to slow starts but they both had two hits on Thursday

The GCL Jays are a team of haves and have-nots when it comes to hitting. Four hitters are delivering. Orelvis Martinez and Jhon Solarte have OPS over 1000. Martinez is still just 17, Solarte is a year older. Javier D'Orazio and Erickvi Celedonio are hitting in the high .200's. Most of the other regular hitters are at 200 or below.

The DSL Jays scored seven runs on two hits. When they scored their seventh run, they had just one hit. The first two runs scored with a walk and a home run. The other five scored when the first eight hitters of the inning walked. The Reds escaped with a double play and a ground out.

3 Stars

3rd star: Christian Williams

2nd star: Chavez Young

1st star: Josh Winkowski


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PeterG - Friday, July 05 2019 @ 09:43 AM EDT (#376665) #
Anyone know why Zeuch is back on the IL in Buffalo?
jerjapan - Friday, July 05 2019 @ 11:04 AM EDT (#376671) #
Uh oh, I missed that.  Didn't see any note of a Zeuch injury in the Buffalo sports section.
John Solarte is looking more and more like a prospect to me.  He doesn't have much pedigree - he was signed for a 10K bonus - so clearly the cast a wide net approach to using the international bonus money worked with him. 

I think it was Glevin who mentioned a second team in the GCL.  I'm not sure of the logistics, but it seems wise to me.
Cal Stevenson is truly remarkable - I can't recall an off-the-radar type position player transforming so rapidly into a prospect in the past few years - Matt Boyd and Kendall Graveman come to mind on the pitching side.  I  had thought his slow start to the year was his returning to normal, but nope, April was just his adjustment to jumping from the GCL to high A. 
PeterG - Friday, July 05 2019 @ 12:56 PM EDT (#376678) #
It's possible the Zeuch move is only administrative to allow someone else on the roster but it would be nice to know for sure.

A second team in the GCL would be overkill as Jays already have 2 teams in short season rookie ball for a total of 8 affiliates. I believe there are only 7 other major league teams with that number as most have 7.

Jays are already doing more in development than most and as such I don't think a 2nd GCL team would be wise or necessary. A 2nd DSL team? Maybe.
hypobole - Friday, July 05 2019 @ 02:19 PM EDT (#376680) #
Yankees used to have 2 DSL, 2 Rookie, but changed a few years back to 1 DSL, 3 Rookie (2 GCL, 1 Appy).

Actually, 13 teams have 9 affiliates, 9 teams have 8 (Jays in this group) and only 7 teams still only have 7.
hypobole - Friday, July 05 2019 @ 11:40 PM EDT (#376705) #
Bo : 3/5, 2 2B, HR, BB, SB.
Kelekin - Sunday, July 07 2019 @ 01:57 AM EDT (#376739) #
Canadians with their first big offensive night. 22 hits, 7 extra base hits (homers by Morris and Clarke).
hypobole - Sunday, July 07 2019 @ 12:55 PM EDT (#376759) #
Speaking of big offensive games, anyone see this one from Wednesday? Yanks DSL team beating the Twins in the most lop-sided boxscore I've ever seen. The Twins Gutierrez seems a real strike-thrower. Retired 4 batters, 3 by strikeout, walked no one and gave up 11 runs.,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=598268
Mike Green - Sunday, July 07 2019 @ 02:08 PM EDT (#376765) #
Murphy back at 100 mph on the stadium gun according to the  Fisher Cat twitter feed. Joey Murray had another dominating outing for Dunedin. The D-Jays sport a nifty 55-28 record on the season.
Spifficus - Sunday, July 07 2019 @ 03:19 PM EDT (#376768) #
Warmoth is a patient man, a very very patient man. Do all his ABs go to 3-2, or does it just seem that way?
scottt - Sunday, July 07 2019 @ 08:23 PM EDT (#376772) #
I was hoping Clarke would help turn things around.
Not to that level though.

PeterG - Sunday, July 07 2019 @ 08:48 PM EDT (#376775) #
Pearson looked overpowering in his inning in the Futures game......hit 101, 102....3 up 3 down ...2K's and a ground out.
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