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Buffalo 5 Syracuse 3

The Bisons beat the Mets again after falling behind 2-0 in the early going. A two-run double by Alejandro Kirk tied the game in the third. RBI singles by Kevin Smith and Christan Colůn proved to be the difference. Kirk and Colon had two-hit nights with Kirk getting pulled in the sixth inning after Danny Jansen pulled a hamstring. Cullen Large and Nash Knight had doubles. Logan Warmoth walked twice and stole a base.

Aaron Beasley allowed two runs in 1-2/3 innings on two hits and two walks but struck out four. Jacob Waguespack stranded a Beasley runner and pitched three shutout innings for the win. Wags only gave up a hit and.a walk and struck out two. Connor Overton stranded a runner but gave up a run in 2-1/3 innings on three hits but matched that with three whiffs. Bryan Baker and Kirby Snead locked it down in the final two innings with a punch out apiece.

Reading 7 New Hampshire 6

The Fightin' Phils got past the Fightin' Fisher Cats again after erasing a 4-1 deficit. RBI knocks by Jordan Groshans and Chavez Young and a two-run double by Vinny Capra in the fourth provided New Hampshire with the early advantage. Chris Bec hit a two-run homer in the ninth, his first Double-A tater. Bec, Young and Otto Lopez all had two-hit games. Groshans was on base twice with a hit and a walk while Austin Martin and Samad Taylor were 0-for-4 with a walk. Taylor started a 7-4-2 play to cut down a runner at the plate for the final out of the ninth.

Reilly Hovis was in line for the win after pitching five innings of two-run ball on three hits and a walk. He struck out five and picked up six outs on the dirt. Mike Ellenbest, Graham Spraker and Fitz Stadler all gave up runs in relief with Spraker taking the loss.

Everett 6 Vancouver 2

The Mariners affiliate snapped a 1-1 tie with five runs in the latter half of the game to pull away for the win. Zac Cook doubled in a Philip Clarke double to tie the game in the fourth. Tanner Morris mashed his fourth homer of the year in the eighth. Morris had two hits on the night. Clarke reached base twice by taking one for the team. Sebastian Espino had the other base rap as Vancouver was held to five hits for a second straight night. Eric Rivera drew the lone walk.

Nick Fraze gave up a run on a hit and a walk with two strikeouts over two innings. Brandon Eisert spun two shutout frames but Willy Gaston coughed up two runs in his inning of work to take the loss. Parker Caracci coughed up three runs in 1-2/3 innings. Connor Law finished up 1-1/3 scoreless frames.

Dunedin 11 Lakeland 2

The Flying Tigers were grounded by the D-Jays 11-hit, eight-walk attack. Orelvis Martinez mashed a pair of homers and added a single, a walk and a stolen base. His 16th homer of the year went out to right-center field before pulling his 17th over the wall in left. Zach Britton also had three hits, including his fourth homer of the season, and stole a base. Anthony Morales had two knocks and a swipe. Dasan Brown and Harrison Ray both walked with Ray stealing his 15th bag.

Naswell Paulino put together six shutout innings with just two hits and two walks. His strikeout and groundout totals were five apiece. Rafael Monsion gave up two runs in the seventh. Juan DePaula pitched the final two frames with no runs across.

FCL Phillies 7 FCL Blue Jays 3

The Jays scored first and last but had just one of the next eight runs in between. Darlin Guzman had two hits and an RBI groundout and Angel Del Rosario put up a two in the hit column and stole a base. Amell Brazoban doubled home a run and Rikelvin De Castro walked twice.

Jonatan Bernal took the loss as he was jolted for five runs (three earned) on eight hits, two walks and a hit by pitch in four innings. He served up a home run and struck out only one. Soenni Martinez surrendered two runs in two innings. Kelvin Perez struck out three over two shutout innings and Brayan Mejia put up a zero in the ninth with a punch out.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Reilly Hovis, New Hampshire

2. Naswell Paulino, Dunedin

1. Orelvis Martinez, Dunedin

Extra Innings

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greenfrog - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 07:41 AM EDT (#403079) #
In the 17 games he's played in July, Orelvis is hitting .400/.494/1.015 (OPS 1.509) with 7 doubles and 11 HR. Scorching.
Glevin - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 10:41 AM EDT (#403089) #
Orelvis now has highest WRC+ of any 19 YO in A ball. The rest of the top ones are mostly stud prospects too (Soderstrom, Veen, Luciano, Hassell, etc...).
lexomatic - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 11:12 AM EDT (#403091) #
Fangraphs article on trades proposing Kimbrel for Smith, Groshans, and Hiraldo. With the author making TOR more generous than SD... which makes me dislike this more. Just seems like tio much of the same, though maybe the Jay's would like that trade.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 11:20 AM EDT (#403092) #
It looks to me like the only comparable player in the Low A Southeast was Anthony Volpe.  Volpe is 6 months older than Orelvis, but has much better plate control and speed and plays a better shortstop.  After devastating the league, Volpe moved up recently to A+.  Somehow, Fangraphs has him still as the Yankees 14th best prospect with a 45 future grade. 
Shoeless Joe - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 11:42 AM EDT (#403095) #
Kimbrel a fair trade for Kimbrel is more like Reese McGuire and Patrick Murphy.
uglyone - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 11:49 AM EDT (#403097) #
Smith would imo be the wrong piece to trade because his trade value had likely not come close to catching up to his performance yet.

And while Kimbrel looks good this year I don't think he should get back an A prospect and 2 Bs.
uglyone - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 11:52 AM EDT (#403098) #
You think they'd move Orelvis up a level soon.
greenfrog - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 12:01 PM EDT (#403099) #
Mike, when I go on the Fangraphs page for Volpe, it lists him as a 50 FV prospect, same as Orelvis. They grade them out as follows:

Volpe: hit (25/55), game power (20/35), raw power (40/45), speed (50/50), field (50/55), FV 50

Orelvis: hit (20/45), game power (25/50), raw power (50/60), speed (45/40), field (30/45), FV 50

Orelvis being five months younger is a point (not an enormous one) in his favour. As we've seen this season, a lot can change for a prospect over the course of a few months.
finch - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 01:10 PM EDT (#403108) #
Keith Law with his Top 50 Prospects from the Athletic. Blue Jays:

5. Gabriel Moreno
12. Austin Martin
19. Nate Pearson
40. Orelvis Martinez

hypobole - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 01:16 PM EDT (#403109) #
Posted yesterday the Longo comment they'll be updating team lists over the course of the summer, so I guess in progress now that the draft is over.

The only 6 televised Dunedin games will start Tuesday through Sunday. I'll be using my limited scouting skills to check out the GICA's (Guys I Care About). Hoping both the weather and the broadcast guality cooperate.

ISLAND BOY - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 01:38 PM EDT (#403114) #
The Jays have signed 15 of the 20 players picked in the amateur draft this year including all of the top 10 picks plus two more undrafted pitchers.
uglyone - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 01:41 PM EDT (#403116) #
I imagine Keith's ranking of Martin is neae consensus....which makes me lean towards him being the guy to move.
hypobole - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 01:51 PM EDT (#403119) #
NH is probably one of the most scouted teams in the minors.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 02:17 PM EDT (#403125) #
When somebody rating prospects tells me that Orelvis' current game power is 25 and his future game power is 50, I think back to the ratings of Teoscar Hernandez which were comically wrong in all directions both bad and good. 

I've seen him, and can read the stat lines in context well enough to know that the power is there and it is usable.  Both numbers are obviously low.  It is far from known though whether he will succeed as a hitter but it has nothing to do with his obviously substantial power.  To put it another way, if you look at the future numbers: hit-45, power-50, speed-40; field-45, you're looking at a below average third baseman or corner outfielder.
John Northey - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 03:47 PM EDT (#403132) #
Keith Law's list is interesting...

Baltimore: 1 guy, the #1 prospect.
Boston: 1 guy, #14
New York: 2 guys, 35, 42
Tampa: 1 guy, #4
Toronto: 4 guys, #5, #12, #19, #40

So 1 less for the Jays than all other teams in the division combined. I like. Sucks that Baltimore and Tampa have guys in the top 4 though.
uglyone - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 04:01 PM EDT (#403133) #
Yeah those teoscar scouting reports were hilarious in retrospect - but not just retrospect because the statsline didn't match those scouting reports either.
hypobole - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 04:41 PM EDT (#403134) #
John, you missed the O's Rodriguez #24, And Tampa's Lowe #32 and Edwards #50.

So 12 of 50 are AL East guys.
greenfrog - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 08:55 PM EDT (#403146) #
If you canít appreciate what Orelvis is accomplishing *right now*, at age 19, Iím not sure what to say.

2/3 with two doubles so far tonight.
John Northey - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 11:20 PM EDT (#403150) #
Good catch hypobole. Wonder how I missed those, given I used a find feature to speed it up. Ah well. Did seem weird for Tampa to have just 1 in the top 50. The O's I just figure will be incompetent and will screw up having a #1 soon enough.
hypobole - Thursday, July 22 2021 @ 11:37 PM EDT (#403153) #
I'm far from a technical expert John, but can you use a find feature to find a better find feature?
John Northey - Friday, July 23 2021 @ 12:17 AM EDT (#403154) #
Checking the Jays website I see the 16 of 20 signed. Going through the draft, the Jays signed their #11 pick over budget at $172.5k which is $47.5k over budget. Also over were picks 4 and 5 $523.5k total over. Other picks were under by a net of $245.5k. Teams are allowed to go 5% over without penalty outside of some cash. So not knowing what Round 6, Hayden Juenger signed for the Jays had $231.54k available. Juenger did sign according to his Twitter and the Jays Twitter. So this draft was well planned and hopefully got some solid players in the end. Guess we'll learn in a few years if it was solid or not.
Glevin - Friday, July 23 2021 @ 02:42 AM EDT (#403156) #
Axford has been lights out. Seems like about time to give him a shot.
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