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The Thundering Herd from Buffalo/Trenton were the only winners on the night. New Hampshire's game in Portland was rained out. #WeAreBlueJays

Buffalo 5 Worcester 2

The Thundering Bisons are off to a 2-0 start after another win over the Woo Sox. Nick Allgeyer submitted his name for consideration to be called up with six strong innings in which he yielded only a solo homer to Chris Hermann and one other hit. The lefty's K/BB and GO/FO ratios were 6-2. Dany Jimenez and Jackson Rees pitched scoreless frames before Hobie Harris served up a solo tater in the ninth.

Breyvic Valera, Logan Warmoth and Kevin Smith all went deep for the Herd with Warmoth and Smith smacking two-run bombs. Warmoth also made a nice sliding catch in left field to save a run and end the eighth inning for Rees. Valera drew a walk to reach base twice. Rowdy Tellez doubled and drew a free pass while Cullen Large also collected an extra-base hit.

Tri-City 11 Vancouver 6

Sean Wymer was whacked for seven runs and finished an out shy of two-innings. A three-run homer by Angels 2018 first-round pick Jordyn Adams sent Wymer to the showers. Justin Maese worked a scoreless inning of relief in his first appearance in a Vancouver uniform in five years. Marcus Reyes was nicked for an unearned run but struck out four over three innings.

It took 12-plus innings for the C's to pick up their first runs of the season and it came on the team's first extra-base hit on a bases-clearing double by Luis De Los Santos, who would finish with a 2-for-3 night along with a walk. Tanner Kirwer had two hits and stole a base. Cameron Eden drove in a pair and reached base twice with a double and a hit by pitch. Tanner Morris walked twice and swiped a bag.

Tampa Bay 19 Dunedin 9

The D-Jays were up 7-0 and 8-5 before the Yankees affiliate erupted for 19 of the next 21 runs. Yosver Zulueta threw only three pitches before leaving due to injury. Willy Gaston took over and lasted 3-2/3 innings, giving up a solo homer plus four unearned runs on an error by right field MacKenzie Mueller. Gabriel Ponce was pounded for nine runs in 1-1/3 innings to take the loss and the blown save. 6-foot-9 Thomas Ruwe—a free-agent signee last winter from Missouri Western State— allowed three Ponce runners to score and gave up three of his own in one-third of an inning. Roither Hernandez allowed an inherited runner to score but struck out four over 1-2/3 innings. Infielder Davis Schneider pitched the final inning and he was slapped around for three runs.

Jhon Solarte went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in. Eric Rivera walked three times and stole two bases while Harrison Ray had a pair of walks and steals. Miguel Hiraldo singled in four at-bats and drove in a pair but committed an error at second. Orelvis Martinez was 1-for-4 with a miscue at short.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Logan Warmoth, Buffalo

2. Breyvic Valera, Buffalo

1. Nick Allgeyer, Buffalo

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scottt - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 09:51 AM EDT (#397366) #
Do they need to wait for Tellez to go on a tear before calling him back?
If McGuire is the backup catcher, they certainly could use a big bat on the bench.

lexomatic - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 10:53 AM EDT (#397369) #
Can we put "warpath" on the fo not use list?
hypobole - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 11:03 AM EDT (#397370) #
Manoah debut for Buffalo, SWR and Luciano for NH, Paulino for Dunedin today.
scottt - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 11:07 AM EDT (#397371) #
I don't necessary resent the expression, but Warmoth would have been on the warpath if he'd caused the benches to empty.

Warmoths are guitars?

scottt - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 11:17 AM EDT (#397374) #
Naswell Paulino is a 5'11" lefty.
hypobole - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 11:33 AM EDT (#397376) #
He did make the FG prospect list #9 of 39:

Paulino is a converted outfielder currently sitting in the low-90s (he was 88-91 in 2019 and I have him 90-92 in 2020) with big time carry on his fastball based on the data I sourced from the 2019 minors. He’s a smaller-framed guy, but is loose, and I think there’s a chance more arm strength comes with maturity and continued focus on pitching. His breaking ball has bat-missing action at times but needs to become more consistent. He’s an interesting bullpen prospect.
hypobole - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 11:35 AM EDT (#397377) #
1st line should read:

He did make the FG prospect list #39 of 39:
bpoz - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 11:44 AM EDT (#397380) #
Thanks for the info hypobole.
hypobole - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 11:53 AM EDT (#397382) #
Might as well post this as well. Roither Hernandez, who struck out 4 of the 6 batters he faced in the Dunedin game, #38 prospect:

Hernandez is an arm strength-only relief prospect who spent his first two pro seasons in the DSL, then pitched in the Appy League in 2019 and instructs in 2020. Typically prospects like this would be in the Honorable Mention section of the list but Hernandez throws really hard, sitting 95-98 and touching 99. My 2019 notes said he had a shot to develop a viable, bat-missing slider (currently 85-87) and that was indeed the developmental focus at instructs, but Hernandez needs to pitch well and move into the upper-levels of the minors to move the FV needle.

Mike Green - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 11:57 AM EDT (#397383) #
Very interesting pitching day in the minors.  With Roark's departure and the numerous injuries among the major league staff, there is more likelihood of an earlier arrival from Pearson, Manoah and even SWR if they dominate.
scottt - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 11:57 AM EDT (#397384) #
Right. Hard throwing lefty. Probably more a bullpen guy in the end.
Chatwood is listed at 5' 11", Tice at 5' 9".
Mike Green - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 12:05 PM EDT (#397386) #
tercet - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 01:37 PM EDT (#397399) #
Ty Tice is a friendly 5'9'', probably closer to 5'7''.
hypobole - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 06:58 PM EDT (#397435) #
From Kevin's scouting notebook at FG:

Moreno is a personal favorite who ranked seventh in the Toronto system and 93rd overall entering the year. Moreno is a bit on the small side, but he’s bulked up and had a strong finish to the 2019 season, showing some sudden power to go with his well above-average contact ability. After a strong showing in the Venezuelan Winter League, the Jays pushed him to Double-A and after one game, that doesn’t look like an aggressive assignment. With a career strikeout rate in the minors under 10%, Moreno’s plus bat control is apparent, and while it leads to an aggressive approach, his added pop helps mitigate the issue. He’s not a remarkable defender, but he’s more than capable, with most of his receiving and arm strength grades averaging in the 50 range. Toronto has had a number of interesting catching prospects over the last decade fizzle out in the minors; Moreno’s unique skill set will hopefully allow him to break the trend.
Gerry - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 08:35 PM EDT (#397443) #
Yosver Zulueta, pulled early in yesterdays game, has knee ligament damage and will miss the rest of the season.
Mike Green - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 08:48 PM EDT (#397444) #
Through 5 innings, Alek Manoah has surrendered one hit, walked none and struck out 10.  Not a shocker, but if dominance is required for an early callup, that's a good beginning. 
Mike Green - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 09:16 PM EDT (#397447) #
Manoah's final line- 6 innings, 81 pitches, 2 hits, 0 walks, 12 strikeouts. 
cascando - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 09:45 PM EDT (#397448) #
...and 3 hit batters. You can't hit me, but I can hit you.
Cynicalguy - Thursday, May 06 2021 @ 09:51 PM EDT (#397449) #
Looks like Manoah really terrorized the opposition... not just with the 12Ks, but by also hitting 3 of the batters.
Waveburner - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 02:05 AM EDT (#397451) #
I'm surprised to not see Dasan Brown, Trent Palmer and Nick Frasso not assigned to any teams. All recent high draft picks.

Also, anyone know where Graham Spraker is playing?
Jonny German - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 04:43 AM EDT (#397452) #
Among the Sox AAA hitters Manoah dominated - their #2, #3, and #16 prospects, a combined 1-for-11 with 7 strikeouts.
Jonny German - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 04:48 AM EDT (#397453) #
When Ty Tice made his debut Céspedes Family BBQ tweeted that he was tied for 2nd-shortest pitcher in the majors, with only Stroman shorter.
Shoeless Joe - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 06:30 AM EDT (#397454) #
That’s too bad about Zueletta, he had big time sleeper potential. I am assuming Palmer, Frasso and Brown are also injured?

I think Manoah is probably better right now that some of our starting pitching options.

Lost in last night was that Hagen Danner had a really nice line debuting as a pitcher, but I’m not sure how his stuff played.
Shoeless Joe - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 08:42 AM EDT (#397458) #
I just read that Dasan Brown is being sent to extended, it’s rather disappointing to not make it out of extended after a year and a half in the org.
scottt - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 08:59 AM EDT (#397461) #
Brown, Estiven Machado, Leonardo Jiminez, Pardinho, de Castro, Beltre, Frasso, Palmer and Robberse are all in extended spring training.

These are all still relatively raw prospects who can benefit from working on specific things.

Brown is the fastest guy in the org and could be working on his swing.
Guys like that just need to make contact to get infield hits.

bpoz - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 09:08 AM EDT (#397462) #
Allgeyer is very interesting. Aggressively promoted considering no 2020 minor league season. He has succeeded at every level. Basically the same for Logue. Both LHPs doing well but not dominating.
Gerry - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 09:12 AM EDT (#397463) #
Sem Robberse is on the Dunedin roster. Leonardo Jimenez is also on the Dunedin roster but on the IL.
bpoz - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 09:17 AM EDT (#397464) #
Palacios said that the Alt site experience of 2020 helped him a lot. He is a good player to have. K'd too much in Dunedin in 2018 but fixed it. Also seems run well on the basepaths and has a good OBP.
Shoeless Joe - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 11:50 AM EDT (#397475) #
Louge and Allgeyer were drafted as guys with 55/60 control of 40/45 stuff.

However Allgeyer is another one of the players who has rumours of his stuff taking a tick up at the alternative site, sitting 92/93 instead of 89/90 previously. He might have some actual upside, but perhaps would still work best as a lefty in the bullpen long term.
bpoz - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 11:53 AM EDT (#397476) #
Very accurate Shoeless. 55/60 control but need stronger stuff.
hypobole - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 12:20 PM EDT (#397481) #
That's interesting Shoeless Joe, about Logue and Allgeyer.

About a week ago, there was an ESPN story highlighting the Cleveland model - instead of the ages old strategy of drafting pitchers with stuff and hoping to teach them command, they've been drafting command and then attempting to improve their stuff.
Shoeless Joe - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 12:58 PM EDT (#397482) #
I tried that article after you mentioned it, but I could not. Could you please share it? Shane Bieber was perhaps the best example of that.
bpoz - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 12:58 PM EDT (#397483) #
Pearson, Manoah and Kloff are good candidates to test out this theory Hypobole. They have stuff.

I think Zeuch is a control pitcher. Also SWR. Max Castillo.

Pretty good test sample for this year.

I don't have the computer skills to do the following as a study.
Dunedin W Gaston 79-47, 60% strikes. R Hernandez 27-14, 5 outs 1bb and 4K. 52%.

AA & AAA pitchers are better test subjects.

Need a bigger sample size and then look for an evaluation of potential reliever or starter/multi innings.
hypobole - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 01:02 PM EDT (#397484) #

If you still can't get it, it has been suggested to try it at ESPN Australia
Shoeless Joe - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 01:17 PM EDT (#397486) #
That was a great read, it was interesting that they listed Trent Palmer specifically as an example of a prospect from the Cleveland model, as his command in college was really impressive.

I guess prospects who fit this mold in the system are probably Allgeyer and Joey Murray,
scottt - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 02:27 PM EDT (#397493) #
Zeuch lacks command, otherwise he'd be up.
Pardinho is a guy with plus command and question marks over some of his stuff.

Allgeyer has now cracked the Mlb pipeline top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.
Kasi - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 03:10 PM EDT (#397495) #
Zeuch is not a control pitcher. He walks like 3-4/9 which is way too wild. He pretty much lacks command and control. Also a workable breaking ball of any sort to actually get batters to swing.
scottt - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 03:56 PM EDT (#397496) #
For smaller guys who can hit, I kinda like Austin Martin, whom several teams passed on.
I mean, Baltimore preferred to take a guy who is 3 inches taller and 20 lbs heavier.

hypobole - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 04:23 PM EDT (#397502) #
Baltimore signed their #2 pick for $1.8 million less than we paid for our #5 pick. They used the savings to sign 2 upside HS arms in rounds 4 and 5. If they had both wanted the same money, the O's would have taken Martin over Kjerstad, or someone else over Kjerstad.
scottt - Friday, May 07 2021 @ 05:08 PM EDT (#397508) #
I understand the strategy, but who would accept 2M less just not to drop and end up with a  better team?

Heston Kjerstad is the 3rd best prospect in their system. (by mlb)
Coby Mayo drafted in the 4th is a big third baseman 6'5", 215 lbs. He ranks 17th. Hit 45, Power 60
Carter Baumler drafted in the 5th round is 22nd. He's a big guy and he's recovering from TJ surgery.
He's a stuff before control guy.

It sure looks to me like Baltimore skipped on a smaller guy to get 3 big guys.
The Jays have drafted/signed a ton of shortstops, no big corner infielder types.

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