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The #BlueJays affiliates were 0-2 Tuesday night. Dunedin's game in Tampa was rained out. #LetsGoBlueJays


The Vancouver Canadians are continuing their season from hell, losing their 20th game in 26 tries after a 9-1 loss to Everett. Philip Clarke extended his hitting streak to four games. Tanner Morris was replaced by Trevor Schwecke at short after getting hit by a pitch the previous half-inning. C's pitchers walked 12 batters, including five by starter William Gaston, and gave up 13 hits. The C's only run was the result of a wild pitch that scored Clarke. It was a wet night in Vancouver with a steady drizzle falling throughout the course of the game.

The DSL Blue Jays lost 15-9 to the DSL Padres.


*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Luis Quinones, Vancouver

2. Emmanuel Sanchez, DSL Blue Jays

1. Amell Brazoban, DSL Blue Jays


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bpoz - Wednesday, July 10 2019 @ 08:54 AM EDT (#376875) #
I am trying to figure out the Vancouver team.

We paid the max $125,000 to a lot of picks, so not that many cheap signings.

P Clarke is off to a great start. Hope his defense is good. So far his bb/k are both 0. If he can continue to hit well he should be in Dunedin next year like Biggio did. Catcher will be very crowded in Dunedin next year.

The following college position players all have decent to good bb/k ratios. T Schwecke, C Eden, W Robertson and T Morris. All 2019 college picks that got good bonuses.
hypobole - Wednesday, July 10 2019 @ 09:21 AM EDT (#376876) #
2080 with a new report on Forrest Wall.

https://2080baseball.com/reports/forrest-wall/

Added muscle and experience in the outfield. One aspect stands out between his '18 and '19 reports.

Last year: "The transition to the outfield is a work in progress, and his routes and reads off the bat donít look like they will play at the position."

This year: "Speed translates to CF, moves quickly heading back on balls and runs direct routes"
bpoz - Wednesday, July 10 2019 @ 09:41 AM EDT (#376877) #
Thanks hypobole. How weak is his arm? Would it be ok?
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 10 2019 @ 10:00 AM EDT (#376878) #
Wall is 23 and in double A.  Stevenson is 22 and in high A.  Both need to move up.

The club has to make some decisions about Teoscar, Billy McKinney, Alford, Jonathan Davis and Roemon Fields. They might be able to keep all of them, along with Wall, in triple A and the majors, but it will take some thoughtful roster construction.  
ISLAND BOY - Wednesday, July 10 2019 @ 11:05 AM EDT (#376880) #
My thoughts without looking at stats: Teoscar shows tantalizing power but he continues to flail away at pitches, especially breaking balls, outside the strike zone. I wouldn't get rid of him just yet.

I don't see much in Billy McKinney and wonder if his left-handed bat is all that is keeping him around.

I would like to see both Alford and Davis get some time in center field at the big league level before the season is over to see what they can do.

Roemon Fields seems to have been around forever. If the Jays haven't seen fit to give him a shot, especially with their lack of quality outfielders, then maybe it's time to cut bait with him.
PeterG - Wednesday, July 10 2019 @ 11:17 AM EDT (#376881) #
Agree on Fields. I thought Davis looked over matched at the plate when he was up. As players come onto 40 man off 60 day DL, his spot will be in serious jeopardy. Not sure about Wall....but sure give him a try in Buffalo. Would love to see Stevenson promoted to AA. Injuries continue to plague Alford. If healthy, he will get a look at the major league level.
uglyone - Wednesday, July 10 2019 @ 11:23 AM EDT (#376882) #
if we're looking at overage OF in AA, I think I'd put Palacios right alongside Wall. Maybe even a bit ahead, depending on how you rate their defense. Palacios only has half the pro plate appearances as Wall, and started off slow this year with injury, but he seems to have caught right up with Wall at this point. They're pretty much exactly the same age and size.

the two levels they've played at at the same age:

AA (23)

Forrest: 345pa, 11.0b%, 20.9k%, 8.6swst%, 14.5ld%, .333bip, .265avg, .139iso, 126wrc+
Palacios: 171pa, 12.9b%, 18.7k%, 13.6swst%, 18.0ld%, .309bip, .252avg, .112iso, 119wrc+

A+ (22)

Forrest: 230pa, 10.0b%, 20.4k%, 10.7swst%, 19.9ld%, .386bip, .305avg, .148iso, 128wrc+
Palacios: 562pa, 8.4b%, 22.2k%, 10.5swst%, 17.6ld%, .372bip, .292avg, .126iso, 124wrc+
dan gordon - Wednesday, July 10 2019 @ 04:43 PM EDT (#376887) #
Fields and Davis are not of interest to me as prospects. They're too old, and haven't really hit very much, especially Fields. I would be astonished if either one ever became a significant mlb player. McKinney has some pop, but that's about it. I think he is easily droppable as well. I wouldn't give up on Alford yet - he's quite a bit younger than Fields and Davis, and his progress has been interrupted by injuries, but he's got to show something next year. Hernandez has shown more with the bat than McKinney, and I wouldn't want to drop him yet, but this year has been a disappointment, and he's losing his prospect status quickly. He'll be 27 next year, and like Alford, he's got to get it in gear soon. Palacios has no power, and is a poor percentage base stealer. He walks and has shown flashes of hitting for average. For next year, I can see Wall and Palacios at AAA and Stevenson at AA to start the season, with a promotion for Stevenson once he shows he can handle AA. He could even start at AAA next year if the team moves him to AA soon, and he performs well there. Depending on what the team does between now and next April, there could be room for one or two of Alford and Hernandez on the big league roster.

Frankly, the only players in the above group that I have much hope for are Stevenson and Alford.
scottt - Wednesday, July 10 2019 @ 06:31 PM EDT (#376889) #
Fields has been passed on. Isn't Brito ahead of him?

Incidentally, Biggio is no longer a prospect a MLB pipeline.
The new 30th Blue Jays prospect is Joey Murray.

bpoz - Thursday, July 11 2019 @ 09:40 AM EDT (#376907) #
Regarding the less impressive position players: You do need a 4th OF type and a backup IF type I think. You definitely need a 2nd catcher.

I like the power we get at all 8 positions. T Hernandez is the regular CF until replaced. Great power potential.

9-12 position players on the team for me seem to be McKinney for LH power at PH, DH, 1B and the corner OFs. 10 is the backup catcher Maile/McGuire for now. 11 & 12 would be versatile, defense 1st IF and OF. So Urena and J Davis.

Alford or Pompey could beat out a regular OF (CF) or be the 4th OF. The defense would be better but offense has not been proven yet.

Palacios/Wall are potential 4th OFs or possibly better.
bpoz - Thursday, July 11 2019 @ 10:01 AM EDT (#376908) #
Consider F Galvis. He was a minor signing as an amateur. Defense is his strength. Offense is ok. Does not walk enough.

So back up IF with a weak Phillies team. This gave him the chance to earn regular playing time and he did well.

Urena has a chance to become that.
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