Riley Adams Goes Under the Radar

Friday, August 02 2019 @ 09:30 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Buffalo won, the DSL Jays won and the other two wins came in doubleheader splits for Dunedin and the GCL Jays. Riley Adams had a quiet month of July but he ended with an OPS of 873. He has been good in two out of three months.

Buffalo 6 Lehigh Valley 0

New Hampshire 5 Akron 6

Dunedin 0 Fort Myers 3 - Game 1

Dunedin 6 Fort Myers 2 - Game 2

Lansing 4 Lake County 5

Vancouver 2 Boise 3

Kingsport 11 Bluefield 10 - 11 innings

GCL Jays 8 GCL Yankees 1

GCL Yankees 8 GCL Jays 3

DSL White Sox 2 DSL Blue Jays 7

Here are some things I noted from Thursdays games:

Dalton Pompey cleared waivers two days ago, but still hasn't played.

Jonathan Davis had three hits. Like my comment on Forrest Wall yesterday, Davis has moved down the pecking order with the acquisition of Ben Fisher.

Nick Kingham was scheduled to start but pulled just before the game. He might be starting for the Blue Jays on Friday.

Rowdy Tellez homered. He is hitting .310 in Buffalo.

Jackson McClelland benefited from the bullpen promotions, he made his Buffalo debut. He pitched 2.1 innings, shutout innings, but did allow 4 hits.

Riley Adams was 3-4 with a home run. His OPS by month is 903; 459; 873. One of these things is not like the others. I don't know what his true level is, but if Adams can have a good August he should be ready for Buffalo next season and clear the decks for Alejandro Kirk and Gabriel Moreno.

On the other hand Brock Lundquist had an excellent May but has an OPS under 600 in the other three months. He did have two hits on Thursday.

Santiago Espinal homered, his fifth, and has an OPS of 720. That is lower than the 748 he put up last season so there is no sign of progression. He is also 24, older than Richard Urena. His AA numbers are better than Urena put up in AA but Urena was three years younger. I don't think Espinal will be better than Urena.

Hector Perez was on a good run but he only went two innings because of pitch count. He threw 58 pitches over two innings.

Josh Winkowski had a rough start, he walked six hitters and threw a 50/50 mix of balls and strikes.

Leonardo Jimenez had three hits and Miguel Hiraldo had two, plus a walk. As 18 year olds they are holding their own in Bluefield.

Eric Pardinho pitched five innings, allowing one earned run. He allowed five hits and one walk, with four K's.

Griffin Conine had two hits, one was his 16th home run.

Alex Nolan, an undrafted free agent out of Brock University, has a 2.58 ERA for Vancouver. That is a great accomplishment given his background.

Yorman Rodriguez had three hitsand Philip Clarke had two, the good hitters keep on hitting.

Dasan Brown, local boy, has got off to a good start in the GCL. Often high school kids are intimidated going in for their first year but Brown had two hits on Thursday and is hitting .316.

Another draft pick worth mentioning is Michael Dominguez, a 15th round pick this year out of a Tampa high school so he is effectively playing at home, and probably still living at home. He has pitched in six games and has an ERA of 1.69, a WHIP of 1.0, and 24 K's in 16 innings.

Orelvis Martinez had two hits. His average is down to .269 but he has been in and out of the lineup with an inury or injuries so the drop is understandable.

3 Stars

3rd star: Leonardo Jimenez

2nd star: Yorman Rodriguez

1st star: Riley Adams