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Bauxite Mike Green is a former contributor to these minor league updates. He must have been feeling the itch today as he summarised the afternoon. Here it is: The affiliates are 3-0 so far (edit 4-0) and Vancouver has a 1 run lead in the middle innings (edit: they won in extras). Carl Edwards Jr. got the win with a scoreless 7th inning for the Bisons. SWR threw 5 shutout innings with 4 walks and 7 strikeouts. Samad Taylor homered among his 3 hits and Otto Lopez doubled twice and walked to lead the Fisher Cat offence. Thanks Mike.

Cameron Eden had the walk off hit for the C's, his fourth hit of the day. He also drove in the tying run in the ninth.

Rochester 1 Buffalo 2

Somerset 0 New Hampshire 6

Spokane 6 Vancouver 7 - 11 innings

Bradenton 3 Dunedin 6

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

The Bisons had to face Stephen Strasburg who was on a rehab assignment. He shut the Bisons down over 4.2 innings. The Bisons scored two runs off the bullpen, Dilson Herrera drove in both runs.

The Bisons had six hits, all singles. Herrera and Logan Warmoth each had two hits.

It was a bullpen day. Kirby Snead started and pitched two innings. Jackson McClelland followed and threw three innings. He gave up the only run. Carl Edwards pitched an inning and picked up the win. Tayler Saucedo also threw a scoreless inning to keep his ERA at zero.

Simeon Woods Richardson threw five shutout innings. Four hits allowed with seven K's. Three relievers finished up.

Samad Taylor led the offense with a two run home run and two other hits. He also scored three runs. Otto Lopez was 2-3 to stay hot. Both hits were doubles. Gabriel Moreno was 1-3.

The C's took a 5-4 lead to the ninth. Hagen Danner has been pitching well so far but he was touched up for two runs to make it a 6-5 deficit. Tanner Kirwer evened the game in the bottom of the ninth. He singled, stole second and scored on a single by Cameron Eden. Danner pitched a scoreless tenth, Parker Caracci pitched the eleventh and got the win. Paxton Schultz started and gave up three runs in four innings.

Cameron Eden has been hitting well recently. He was 4-6 in this game, including the game winning single in the eleventh. Ronny Brito had two hits including his first home run of the season.

Dunedin bounced back from being held hitless with a win.

Orelvis Martinez and Mack Mueller had two hits each. Justin Ammons drove in two runs with a 1-4.

Rafael Ohashi was not as good in his second start. He just pitched two innings allowing three runs on two hits and five walks. Fair to say his command was off. William Gaston pitched three shutout innings, Gabriel Ponce two, and Roither Hernandez two. Hernandez keep his ERA at zero.

Ryan Sloniger ended the game by picking off a runner at first base.

Three Stars

Third Star - Simeon Woods Richardson

Second Star - Samad Taylor

First Star - Cameron Eden


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ramone - Monday, May 17 2021 @ 11:21 AM EDT (#398129) #
Baseball America added Moreno to their top 100 prospect list this morning. That gives them 8 on the list, the most in the majors.
greenfrog - Monday, May 17 2021 @ 12:18 PM EDT (#398134) #
Manoah and SWR made BAs latest Prospect Hot Sheet.
GabrielSyme - Monday, May 17 2021 @ 04:17 PM EDT (#398140) #
I don't imagine we'll have 8 prospects on the top 100 for long: Pearson and Kirk have to be extremely close to exceeding their rookie status.

Perhaps a good question to ask is: who is next to join the six remaining guys? Miguel Hiraldo? van Eyk? Otto Lopez? Kloff?

I like our farm, but I'm not sure anyone else is particularly close to being a top 100 prospect. Someone will probably surprise us, though.
PeterG - Monday, May 17 2021 @ 05:19 PM EDT (#398142) #
I would put Lopez in that category tight now.
earlweaverfan - Monday, May 17 2021 @ 06:52 PM EDT (#398144) #
One of the things I like most about Lopez is that he is able to play many positions in the field - a highly valuable attribute in Jays World.
Nigel - Monday, May 17 2021 @ 07:44 PM EDT (#398147) #
Like a lot of the players that the Jays have tried to turn into multi-position players, Lopez is a pretty poor defender at most of them. He really shouldn't be anywhere other than 2B or LF. He sure can hit though.
85bluejay - Monday, May 17 2021 @ 08:27 PM EDT (#398153) #
Unsurprisingly, many prospects that played winter ball are off to strong starts.

Happy to read that Atkins is pumping the tires on Forrest Wall - As I mentioned when he was acquired, I've liked him since the draft - It's nice to see him rebounding from those terrible injuries early in his career.
Shoeless Joe - Monday, May 17 2021 @ 09:08 PM EDT (#398155) #
Forrest Wall has shown the underlying numbers I look for, which are typically low ground ball rates and low swinging strike rates. I agree he is bit of a sleeper candidate.

I always viewed Lopez as having a Mookie Betts starter package earlier in his career, but he still continues to hit too many ground balls and Im not sure the power will ever be there now. However that being said I dont see why Xavier Edwards is a much better prospect than Lopez and his is a top 75 prospect.
hypobole - Monday, May 17 2021 @ 11:13 PM EDT (#398160) #
Edwards and Lopez seem good comps. Edwards and Lopez put up very similar lines in Low A. but Edwards at almost a year younger. All tools at FG are within half a grade of each other, except speed, Edwards at 80, Lopez 60.
Plus Edwards has always been a prospect, Lopez was an unheralded 18 yr old IFA signed during the Jays penalty period.

Manoah for the Bisons tomorrow, Luciano vs Josh Winkowski in NH.

Nigel - Monday, May 17 2021 @ 11:22 PM EDT (#398161) #
That 60 grade for speed for Lopez is surprising. I would have said that while he is pretty agile, he isnt overly fast. Definitely a limited base stealing threat. The other thing with Lopez is that hes probably somewhere around 56 and not the 510 that hes listed at.
scottt - Tuesday, May 18 2021 @ 06:36 AM EDT (#398164) #
He did steal 20 bags in Lansing.
scottt - Tuesday, May 18 2021 @ 07:54 AM EDT (#398165) #
And got caught 15 times. Yeah, limited base stealing ability.
hypobole - Tuesday, May 18 2021 @ 08:35 AM EDT (#398167) #
Longenhagan said he uses home to 1st for speed IIRC.

Kinda good news. Ellenbest was put on the 7 day IL yesterday by NH, but Martin and Groshans are still active.
uglyone - Tuesday, May 18 2021 @ 10:28 AM EDT (#398168) #
ill always love me some Otto but yeah his complete lack of power and/or strength development so far is kind of a downer.
scottt - Tuesday, May 18 2021 @ 11:18 AM EDT (#398169) #
He does walk a fair bit.
Gerry - Tuesday, May 18 2021 @ 12:20 PM EDT (#398172) #
Buffalo Bisons have announced this weeks rotation and there are some welcome names on there:

Tue: Zauch/Allgeyer
Wed: Manoah
Thu: Hatch/Waguespack
Fri: Pearson
Sat: Allgeyer
bpoz - Tuesday, May 18 2021 @ 12:42 PM EDT (#398173) #
I don't see Otto as anything really good. I am probably not giving him a fair value. So how does he compare with Ryan Goins? I liked Goins as a backup.
Nigel - Tuesday, May 18 2021 @ 12:56 PM EDT (#398174) #
Lopez is a better and different prospect than Goins (in many ways). I don't see a Betts starter package, I see a mid career Shannon Stewart starter package (i.e. without the early career 30+ SBs). He can really hit, has decent patience and plate control and can probably fight a LF or 2B defensive assignment to a draw. His defensive issues are that he really doesn't have the arm for 3B/SS and I'm not sure he has the range for CF. What he does is just hit line drives. He's a bit of an outlier in today's game so he will have to prove it at every level.
scottt - Tuesday, May 18 2021 @ 01:01 PM EDT (#398175) #
Goins was glove a first middle infielder who batted left. Max OPS .750
Lopez is an infielder/outfielder utility player who bats right. OPS .825 in 2018, .796 in 2019, currently .956.
Lopez is a lot more like Biggio. He was the batting champ in the MidWest League.

92-93 - Tuesday, May 18 2021 @ 01:15 PM EDT (#398177) #
Maybe Lopez will find his power stroke this year. The age-22 season is when Rios started flashing his pop.
GabrielSyme - Tuesday, May 18 2021 @ 01:44 PM EDT (#398180) #
Putting Lopez at his best position, 2B, I see a comp to Orlando Hudson: some speed but not a big base-stealing threat, decent average and K/BB ratio, but not elite. Even the first names are similar.

Of course, Hudson was elite defensively early in his career, which I gather is not in the cards for Lopez.
jgadfly - Tuesday, May 18 2021 @ 02:02 PM EDT (#398182) #
frightening and unsettling incident with Kevin Pillar ... leaves me struggling for words ... hopefully his eyesight is not affected and that after the reconstructive surgeries he'll be able to return to some kind of 'normalcy' without any side affects ... if anybody can recover from this it'll be Kevin with his endless determination and full-on dedication, nothing but respect and admiration for the way he played, never short-changing desire or hustle ... thoughts, prayers and best wishes to Kevin, his wife and family ... hopefully it isn't as bad as it looked
Gerry - Tuesday, May 18 2021 @ 03:33 PM EDT (#398194) #
Groshans back in the lineup tonight. No Martin.

Pillar has broken bones in his nose, hopefully no eye impact.
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