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No, it's not Orelvis Martinez who went deep twice, it was the other Martinez, Gabriel, for Dunedin. He drove in all four runs but it wasn't enough as Dunedin were held to four hits. New Hampshire were also held to four hits and they lost too. Vancouver managed eight hits but that too was not enough. Buffalo were rained out.

Nate Pearson made an appearance. Also note that the FCL will start play on June 6th, just ten days away.

Buffalo at Columbus -postponed

New Hampshire 3 Akron 4

Vancouver 3 Hillsboro 4

St Lucie 7 Dunedin 4

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

Hayden Juenger got back on track with a good start. It was short as most Juenger starts are, just three innings. He was taken deep for the only run he conceded. He struck out three. He was followed by Brady Lail who allowed the other three runs.

New Hampshire was held to four hits. Two of them were doubles leading to runs. Rafael Lantigua and Luis De Los Santos were the doubles hitters who scored. John Aiello also doubled but did not score.

Yosver Zulueta took the loss for Vancouver by giving up two runs in 3.2 innings. The first came via an infield single, a stolen base, a passed ball and a sac fly. In the third a single and a walk were again followed by a steal, in this case a double steal, and a ground ball scored the run. Zulu might need to work on holding runners. He did strike out five in his 3.2 innings. Conor Larkin was charged with the other two runs.

Addison Barger homered for the first C's run. Riley Tirotta delivered the other two with a bases loaded single. Davis Schneider tripled to lead off the ninth putting the tying run 90 feet away. But a trio of strikeouts around two walks, one intentional, left the bases loaded and gave Hillsboro the win.

Gabriel Martinez went deep twice. Both were two runs shots giving him eight on the season. That gave him four RBI, all the runs for the Jays. It is turning into a break-out season for the 19 year old. The Jays had just four hits.

Kendry Rojas started but lasted only one inning. He needed 31 pitches, 17 strikes, to get through it and so was pulled. Nate Pearson also threw 30 pitches over 1.2 innings and he also was pulled having hit what was presumably his limit. Jonatan Bernal, who often starts, came on in the fifth innings and threw four shutout innings.

Three Stars

Third Star - Addison Barger

Second Star - Jonatan Bernal

First Star - Gabriel Martinez


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bpoz - Friday, May 27 2022 @ 08:44 AM EDT (#414261) #
M Hiraldo is listed at 5'11" 197 lb so he has filled out. He is getting the SBs. He needs to improve his bb/k ratio. 21 years old so still young.
hypobole - Friday, May 27 2022 @ 10:30 AM EDT (#414266) #
Gabriel Martinez started slowly, not unexpected for a 19 yr old getting his first taste of A ball. But he's having a scorching May.

April: 60 AB's, 1 2B, 1 HR, 8 BB, 17 K, .183/.290/.250

May: 84 AB, 8 2B, 7 HR, 6 BB, 10 K, .369/.411/.714

Be interesting to see his EV's.
Mike Green - Friday, May 27 2022 @ 01:18 PM EDT (#414276) #
Ricky Tiedemann and Dahian Santos get the starts for the A ball clubs tonight. Many, many strikeouts. 
bpoz - Friday, May 27 2022 @ 02:33 PM EDT (#414280) #
Great interview on C'Plus Baseball with Leo Jimenez. Leo revealed that he committed to the jays as a 14 year old and officially signed at 16. Most of us understand that is the process.

I had him 4th on my prospect list not counting Pearson. If his power does not show up I expect him to drop. His bb/k ratio is a bit worse.

Groshans is doing very well except for 0 HR.

I cannot evaluate defense.

With the exceptional pitching Leo Jimenez and Groshans most likely drop on my list even though they probably have good seasons.
krose - Friday, May 27 2022 @ 03:33 PM EDT (#414282) #
On the Jays transaction page it says the Dodgers have traded 19 year old Francisco Lucumi to the Jays. No indication of anyone going the other way.
hypobole - Friday, May 27 2022 @ 04:16 PM EDT (#414284) #
No indication of anyone going the other way.

I can guess who everyone wishes is going the other way.
Gerry - Friday, May 27 2022 @ 04:49 PM EDT (#414287) #
Lucumi pitched in relief in the DSL last season. He was not listed by fangraphs in their Dodger prospect list.

I would guess this is just a deal of convenience.
ISLAND BOY - Friday, May 27 2022 @ 06:33 PM EDT (#414291) #
That makes it sound so tawdry.
bpoz - Friday, May 27 2022 @ 08:52 PM EDT (#414294) #
O Martinez #14.
greenfrog - Friday, May 27 2022 @ 09:10 PM EDT (#414298) #
Orelvis is righting the ship. His OPS in May is over 900 and his BB:K ratio is already much improved. Heís 20 years 6 months and in his second month at AA. These are very positive indicators. He isnít a sure thing. but I remain bullish on him. I think he has a good chance of being an above-average major leaguer, if not a star.
Kelekin - Friday, May 27 2022 @ 09:29 PM EDT (#414303) #
Similarly, Jimenez was having a much better May, but he has missed the last week.
clark - Saturday, May 28 2022 @ 04:45 PM EDT (#414373) #
Good take on Orelvis Greenfrog.

Last 18 games, 76 pa, 9bb, 20k.


Thatís with a babip of .216.

This is a 20 year old shortstop leading AA in home runs and slugging. He hit 28hr in 98 games as a 19 year old. That type of power at that age is pretty much unheard of in Jays farmhands in my recollection.

I think the aggressive promotion to AA at 20 was designed to make him face adversity and it worked. If his adjustments and success this month holds, this could be a truly remarkable age 20 AA season. Maybe leading the league in OPS and pushing 40 homers.

Orelvis could very easily be a top 10 mlb prospect going into next season.
John Northey - Saturday, May 28 2022 @ 05:08 PM EDT (#414375) #
Orelvis in the past 28 days has hit 243/349/581, 191/292/476 in the past 7 days. He seems to be going for the old slugger profile (ala Dave Kingman) where you swing for the fences at all times, but with a batch of walks too. Good news is the K's - first 17 games 24 K's vs 1 BB in 67 PA, last 20 games 22 K's 9 BB in 86 PA. Still not great, but a drastic improvement (215 K pace over 600 PA vs an 153 pace plus from a 9 BB pace to a 63 pace). If he keeps improving on the BB-SO ratio the other numbers should climb as well and a move to AAA might happen this year, but at this point I'm expecting him to spend nearly all summer in AA - maybe a call up to AAA for September.
bpoz - Saturday, May 28 2022 @ 07:42 PM EDT (#414385) #
Totally agree with Clark. Orelvis is moving up the prospect charts.
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