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#BlueJays affiliates won just three of nine Tueday. #LetsGoBlueJays

Buffalo 8 Charlotte 1

Socrates Brito, Jonathan Davis and Rowdy Tellez all socked two home runs and Bo Bichette also hit one out. Thomas Pannone got the win with one run permitted over 5-2/3 innings.

Harrisburg 8 New Hampshire 2 (Game 1- 7 Innings)

Josh Palacios was 3-for-3 with an RBI. Kevin Smith homered. Ryan Feirerabend was not very good.

Harrisburg 8 New Hampshire 3 (Game 2 - 7 Innings)

Brock Lundquist had a two-hit night. Logan Warmoth was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly. Yennsy Diaz was dinged for two runs over six innings on five hits and two walks while punching out three.

Dunedin 2 Fort Myers 0 (Game 1 - 7 Innings)

Maximo Castillo limited the Twins affiliate to five hits and two walks over five shutout frames while whiffing eight. Jackson Rees earned his first Florida State League save. Cal Stevenson singled, walked and drove in both runs.

Fort Myers 5 Dunedin 4 (Game 2- 7 Innings)

Josh Winckowski was jolted for five runs over six frames. Demi Orimoloye had a two-hit game and Samad Taylor singled and stole two bases to run his season total to 20.

Everett 5 Vancouver 3

Yorman Rodriguez had three hits on his 22nd birthday. Randy Pondler took the loss in relief, surrendering a 3-1 lead by permitting four runs over 2-2/3 innings.

Bluefield 10 Pulaski 1

Davis Schneider has five straight two-hit games including a home run. He is hitting .429 since his demotion from Vancouver. Scott Bradley homered, doubled and singled. Patrick Morris had two hits and two walks. Jol Concepion allowed just two hits and two walks and struck out eight over six scoreless innings.

GCL Tigers East 14 GCL Blue Jays 4

Kendall Williams allowed a run in his first pro inning with a hit and a walk allowed while punching out one. Jackxarel Lebron was lit up for six runs with getting anyone out to take the loss. Francisco Ruiz and Jose Rivas had two hits apiece.

DSL Padres 9 DSL Blue Jays 3

Daniel Oliva homered and singled. Soenni Martinez surrendered two runs on four hits and a walk and struck out five over five frames in a no-decision.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Rowdy Tellez, Buffalo

2. Jonathan Davis, Buffalo

1. Socrates Brito, Buffalo

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Mike Green - Wednesday, July 24 2019 @ 11:39 AM EDT (#377715) #
Castillo had a very nice outing- it would have earned him a star on most nights.

Stevenson now leads the FSL in OBP at .383.  It's a severe pitching environment.  He also threw out 2 runners on the basepaths (there were 5 runners thrown out total in the game which lasted 6.5 innings- it must have driven the managers crazy).
Gerry - Wednesday, July 24 2019 @ 11:50 AM EDT (#377716) #
Shi Davidi mentioned today that Patrick Murphy developed some shoulder fatigue from his remade delivery and needed some IL time.

PeterG - Wednesday, July 24 2019 @ 09:40 PM EDT (#377746) #
5.2 no hit innings for Pearson tonight...1 walk, 8 K's.
greenfrog - Wednesday, July 24 2019 @ 10:21 PM EDT (#377749) #
Stevensonís minor league career to date has been very impressive. I expect Fangraphs will be upgrading his 35 FV before long. Questions:

Will he be able to hit against pitchers with better stuff in AA and above?

Does he have enough speed, power, and/or defensive ability to set him apart in the majors?
hypobole - Wednesday, July 24 2019 @ 11:38 PM EDT (#377750) #
Fangraphs now has a fluid farm ranking system. With Vlad, Danny and Biggio graduating, we're down to 21st.,1&team=&type=100&filter=&pos=
Glevin - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 02:03 AM EDT (#377751) #
"Fangraphs now has a fluid farm ranking system. With Vlad, Danny and Biggio graduating, we're down to 21st."

Fangraphs are the low guys on Groshans and Pardinho. Pipeline for example, has them both at 55. Fangraphs has them at 45. Obviously, the system has lost a lot of talent, but I think a system is still in the top half of the league. There is elite talent at the top of the list and a lot of interesting young talent on the way to give the system depth. Where the system is lacking right now is I think the depth of talent in the upper minors. I don't think after Bo and Pearson, there is a single player in AA and AAA who looks like a regular major leaguer. Those guys on MLB Pipeline are Smith, SRF, Alford, Zeuch, Perez, Murphy, McGuire, Diaz, Adams, Espinal, Davis, Warmoth, Murray. There are probably a few part time players/backend starters/relievers on there but right now doesn't look like more than that. The Jays need some of the A ball guys to keep performing as they move up.
Nigel - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 11:33 AM EDT (#377776) #
Glevin - that's a solid description of the state of the farm. All the premium talent after the two you mentioned is, at best, a couple of years away.
bpoz - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 12:06 PM EDT (#377781) #
A lot of pitchers that are close.

Some are having a very hard time in AAA. SRF is the big example for me. We will see how Zeuch, Pearson, J Diaz, Murphy, Logue, H Perez do.

Pannone in the ML is not good but V good in AAA.
uglyone - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 12:19 PM EDT (#377783) #
I gotta say it's a bit annoying when people say "aside from these 2 great prospects...."

how many great prospects do you guys think other teams have? You "aside from" any teams top 2 mlb ready prospects and then there's not a lot of mlb ready legit prospects left.

uglyone - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 12:24 PM EDT (#377784) #
even after the recent graduations:

AAA: Bichette, SRF, Zeuch, (McGuire, Alford)
AA: Pearson, Smith, (Diaz, Perez, Murphy, Murray)

with Kirk, Stevenson, Castillo, Winckowski all playing well enough in A+ to deserve a promotion.
Nigel - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 01:06 PM EDT (#377787) #
Out of SRF, Zeuch, McGuire, Alford, Smith, Diaz, Perez and Murray I would be surprised if they ultimately ended up with more than one middle reliever and one back of the roster (back-up catcher, 4th OF, utility INF) player out of that group. If I had to guess McGuire looks like he may be an interesting back-up C (in large part because he's a LH) and one of SRF or Perez may make a useful reliever. That's just a group of prospects that I don't hold out much hope for. Having said that, I hope they all get looks in the next year and a half. Because - youneverknow.
uglyone - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 01:18 PM EDT (#377790) #
that's fine.

now go around and look at other teams AAA/AA prospects, and remove their best two prospects, and see what's left over.
uglyone - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 01:23 PM EDT (#377791) #
Baseball America's re-ranking of the farm systems has come out, Jays come in at 9 with this blurb "Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has graduated, but Bo Bichette and Nate Pearson is still one of the best 1-2 prospect punches in baseball."
Mike Green - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 01:42 PM EDT (#377793) #
Cleveland's system is ranked 16th.  They have 4 prospects in the high minors- Nolan Jones, Yu-Cheng Chang, Daniel Johnston and Sam Hentges.  I'd probably prefer Bichette, Pearson and two lesser prospects to those four. 

What it really comes down to is that Fangraphs prefers Cleveland's lower level prospects to the Blue Jays.  For instance, they like 19 year old catcher Bo Naylor in the Midwest League (45+) more than they like Gabriel Moreno (40+) or Alejandro Kirk (40+).  I have no idea whether they are right, but I do love Moreno's swing and the statistics are hard to beat. 

It's obvious that the Blue Jay system would be lower this year with the graduation of VGJ, Biggio and Jansen, but rating the strength of players inthe lower minors is often a very subjective enterprise.  As it is with Naylor, Kirk and Moreno.  Dan Gordon has suggested that Moreno is arguably the club's 3rd best prospect.  He has all the tools, and the major thing is that he is a 19 year old catcher in the Midwest League.  Will he stay healthy?  Will he refine his defensive game?  If everything proceeds as it might, there is no reason that he cannot be an All-Star. 
Nigel - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 02:05 PM EDT (#377795) #
uglyone - not sure how to respond as it wasnít me who made the comment you were taking issue with:). My only point was that after the top two all of the really interesting prospects in the system are players who are a few years away and (mostly) for whom we have little or no pro data. To Mikeís point that makes the system hard to rank and one with significant subjectivity. A year from now this system could easily be top 5 or bottom 10 (ignoring the issue of promotions to the majors).
greenfrog - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 02:15 PM EDT (#377796) #
If the Jays trade most of their available veterans for prospects and select near the top of the rule 4 draft next year (and again the year after), the team should have an opportunity to have one of the better farm systems in baseball, perhaps even after Bichette and/or Pearson graduate.
bpoz - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 02:17 PM EDT (#377797) #
Was Gurriel ever ranked as a prospect? He has huge power and a v good Avg. Our system may not have got much of a boost when he was a prospect because he is a late bloomer sort of.
He surprised me by being this good.
uglyone - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 02:37 PM EDT (#377798) #
Nigel, my point is that if you remove any system's top-2 prospects, they're not going to have a whole lot of high-minors sure-thing prospects left in the system.
Nigel - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 02:57 PM EDT (#377801) #
If you look at other systems that are generally considered the top systems in the majors right now - SD, Atl, TB, CWS - they can graduate 2 top prospects and still have some top 100-150 prospects in AA/AAA. Youíre right that lesser rated systems would have similar issues to the Jays.
ISLAND BOY - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 03:19 PM EDT (#377806) #
Adding to what Greenfrog said about adding prospects in trades and having a high pick in the Rule 4 draft, the Jays will most likely have a top 5 pick in next June's amateur draft. This could be a very good player who will rise quickly through the farm system.
scottt - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 04:38 PM EDT (#377809) #
When teams have top prospects at AAA, it's usually because they are struggling there.
If a guy has an OPS over a 1.000 at AAA, you make room for him.
It's the same with pitching. I think the Dodgers are the only teams that don't need pitching help.

Let's see.
Top rated pitching prospects by MLB pipeline.

M Gore, 3rd overall, ERA of 6.75 in AA
F Whittley, 9th overal, ERA of 12.21 in AAA
J Luzardo, 13th overall, ERA of 3.65 in AAA, but out with a lat strain
M Kopech, 14th overall, has not pitched following TJ surgery
M Keller 15th overall, ERA of 3.10 in AAA

So after Bichette gets promoted, the Jays will still have Pearson, Groshans and Pardinho in the top 100.
And a year from now, they should have a strong draft to restock.

hypobole - Thursday, July 25 2019 @ 04:59 PM EDT (#377811) #
As far as a top 5 pick next year, just noticed the Jays are now 28th. KC has been playing good ball and don't seem to have much on the trade block. Neither do the Marlins, although they have a brutal schedule from here on out.

Don't think we'll catch the O's or Tigers, but with a lot of our best pieces on the block it's not outside the realm of possibility.
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