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Buffalo won. That's it.

Buffalo 5 Columbus 4

Samad Taylor had a two-run triple in the fifth to give the Herd the lead. Taylor, Gabriel Moreno and Jordan Groshans all had three-hit games and Otto Lopez was on base three times with a single and two walks while stealing a base. Chavez Young hit into a sacrifice fly double play 7-4 in the seventh to plate what turned out to be the winning run.

Nick Allgeyer limited the Guardians affiliate to three hits over five shutout innings. He struck out one and recorded eight groundball outs. Shaun Anderson gave up all three runs in two-thirds of an inning. Joe Biagini stranded both of Anderson's runners and earned with the win with two strikeouts over 1-1/3 shutout innings. Adrian Hernandez allowed a run in the ninth but got the save.

Akron 11 New Hampshire 8

The Fisher Cats had four two-run innings and had a 2-0 lead after the top of the first but the Guardians erupted for nine runs in the first two frames for the win. Phil Clarke gave the Cats the early lead with a two-run homer and Orelvis Martinez and Zac Cook followed suit in the fifth and eighth. Clarke also had an RBI single among his three hits and L.J. Talley had two. Will Robertson had an RBI double.

Luis Quiñones only lasted one-third of an inning, getting lit up for six runs (five earned) on four hits and two walks. Marcus Reyes did not fare much better as he was roughed up for three runs in 2-2/3 innings and allowed an inherited runner to score. Andrew Bash had 3-2/3 shutout innings of two-hit ball with two whiffs. Mike Ellenbest gave up the other two runs in the eighth.

Hillsboro 12 Vancouver 8

The Diamondbacks affiliate put up the game's first 12 runs for the win. Chad Dallas was thrashed for nine runs in 1-2/3 innings but five were earned after an error at third by Riley Tirotta. Dallas gave up seven hits and two walks and struck out one. Garrett Farmer gave up a run in 2-1/3 innings, Alex Nolan was nicked for two runs (one earned) and Will McAffer did not allow any in their two-inning stints.

Miguel Hiraldo hit a two-run homer in the sixth to get the C's on the board as part of a two-hit game. Steward Berroa had an RBI single as he had a three-hit night, finishing a home run shy of the cycle. Cameron Eden was the hit leader by going 4-for-4 with two doubles and a stolen base. P.K. Morris and Andrés Sosa each had a knock and a walk.

St. Lucie 8 Dunedin 6

The Mets grabbed a 5-0 lead and held off a late Dunedin rally for the win. Adrian Pinto had two hits, including his first home of the year, and was hit by a pitch. He also stole his 10th base of the season. Jommer Hernandez also had a two-hit game. Gabriel Martinez had an RIB double and Rainer Nuñez singled home another. Estiven Machado doubled and drew two walks as did Damiano Palmegiani.

Michael Dominguez was dinged for three runs on five hits, two of them homers, over four innings but had a 7-0 K/BB total. Justin Kelly was jolted for another two dingers resulting in five runs over two innings. Wilgenis Alvarado also served up a tater in three innings.

*** 3 Stars!!!! ***

3. Nick Allgeyer, Buffalo

2. Phil Clarke, New Hampshire

1. Samad Taylor, Buffalo

Extra Innings Extravaganza
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lexomatic - Thursday, May 26 2022 @ 10:14 AM EDT (#414200) #
<br>glad to see Pinto heat up a bit. Had a rough start. Will be curious to see what the nu.bwrs are like when he matched his DSL time. So far doubles power is down to about 35/40% BB are half K are double, babip and average down.
Interesting to see he's played a bunch of up the middle poaitions 2b (44gp) ss (24) Cf (6) and hope he continues.
His listed height/weight are tiny so I don't see a ton of power upside, but up the middle speedster is a path to 26 man and useful strategic option, especially if he can keep the on base ability.
Jonny German - Thursday, May 26 2022 @ 10:59 AM EDT (#414201) #
My 2nd-favourite 5’6” Venezuelan second baseman has won an MVP and twice hit 30 bombs in a season. Pinto is currently ahead of where he was at age 19.
Mike Green - Thursday, May 26 2022 @ 11:01 AM EDT (#414202) #
Pinto is 5'6", 156 at age 19 and plays second base.  Jose Altuve is listed at 5'6", 165 at age 32.  Let's imagine that Altuve was a comparable size to Pinto at age 19.  I checked his minor league record.  At age 19, he hit very well in Rookie ball and then moved up to short-season A ball and hit .250/.337/.316.    The following year, he hit 11 home runs in 434 PAs in full-season A ball (the level that Pinto is at now).  His power didn't really arrive until age 26. 

I'm not saying Pinto is Altuve.  Merely that one shouldn't discount the possibility of power developing based on his height.  Pinto's .259/.364/.376 is good for a 120 wRC+ as a 19 year old second baseman in full season ball.  This is very, very good, and noticeably better than where Altuve was at the same age.  Pinto is 10-5 stealing bases, but he was caught on his first four attempts and has gone 10-1 since then in 17 games.  At this point,  I like him an awful lot.

Jordan Groshans is hitting .381 with a 12/6 W/K and no home runs.  I'd love to know about his exit velocities. His fly-ball rate is lower, and his line-drive rate is up.  He's made 6 errors in 16 games, 10 at short and 6 at third base.  Obviously that's another thing for him to work on. I wonder if he might be a candidate to move to the outfield; he had enough speed for the role when he was drafted but I don't know if he has any lingering effects from his significant foot injury. 
Mike Green - Thursday, May 26 2022 @ 11:03 AM EDT (#414203) #
Laconic, witty and just generally better than I was, Jonny!
Jonny German - Thursday, May 26 2022 @ 11:57 AM EDT (#414205) #
Lol &#128518;

Dunedin has a lot of intriguing players on the roster right now, will be interesting to where they stand on the prospect lists at season’s end.

2B Adrian Pinto
SS Estiven Machado
SS Rikelbin de Castro
OF Gabriel Martinez
OF Dasan Brown
RHP Nick Frasso
RHP Rafael Ohashi
RHP Dahian Santos
LHP Kendra Rojas
Jonny German - Thursday, May 26 2022 @ 11:58 AM EDT (#414206) #
My apologies to Kendry Rojas for the autocorrect fail.
hypobole - Thursday, May 26 2022 @ 12:15 PM EDT (#414207) #
Going to give a star for Cam Eden. 4 for 4, 2 doubles, a triple and a HBP.

Pretty sure all of Groshans errors are throwing. Last night ball hit right at him, set himself, threw it right on line, but bounced the throw. Vlad, or any good 1st baseman would have picked it almost every time. Podkul didn't and the ball bounced off his glove and dropped in front of him.
lexomatic - Thursday, May 26 2022 @ 01:26 PM EDT (#414209) #
<br>Morgan was small too and had power, but we're talking about exceptions. I didn't think altogether was hitting as many HR this season until I checked just now. Anyway its too soon, but realistically someone that small isn't going to be a big power hitter. More? Likely. Potential for a lot more? Sure. My original point was badly phrased. It's been a long day.
GabrielSyme - Thursday, May 26 2022 @ 06:07 PM EDT (#414219) #
Seems like there are an unusual number of hitting prospects who are forcing a bit of a re-evaluation of where they stand: in addition to Cameron Eden, you have Logan Warmoth looking like a well-balanced hitter in Buffalo and Tanner Morris adding power while avoiding Ks in New Hampshire.
greenfrog - Thursday, May 26 2022 @ 07:59 PM EDT (#414240) #
Warmoth is an odd case (in a good way). How many prospects around age 25/26 have cut their strikeout rate in consecutive seasons from around 33% to 15% while maintaining the same walk rate and increasing their power output?
hypobole - Thursday, May 26 2022 @ 08:45 PM EDT (#414246) #
Gabriel Martinez is making a case for himself in Dunedin. Doesn't turn 20 for another 2 months. Came into today with a 137 wRC+, and has hit a pair homers giving him 8 on the season.

Somewhat like Tanner Morris, he doesn't give a team much other than his bat but if his hit tool remains a plus, it should be a path to the majors.

Got me thinking. How many players with better than average hit (110 OPS+/110 wRC+) couldn't stick in the majors because of defensive deficiencies? I'm guessing deficiencies may prevent them ever getting the chance, but if they do, it seems they stick in some capacity as long as they keep hitting.
greenfrog - Friday, May 27 2022 @ 12:21 PM EDT (#414273) #
BA and Fangraphs suggest that G-Mart has the potential to be average defensively in a corner OF position. If he can hit well and play average defense, he would be a valuable player.
GabrielSyme - Friday, May 27 2022 @ 04:35 PM EDT (#414286) #
Hypobole - even 1B don't have an average OPS+ of more than 110. I think a true-talent 110 OPS player will almost always have a starting role somewhere on the diamond.
hypobole - Friday, May 27 2022 @ 04:59 PM EDT (#414288) #
Last year 19 of the 26 1st basemen listed at FG were 110 or better. Sano, who was 110 wRC+ had a 113 OPS+.
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