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The affiliates were 0-3 Tuesday. Dunedin's game in Clearwater was rained out. Those teams will play two today.

Worcester 2 Buffalo 1

The Red Sox scored once in the ninth off Kyle Johnston for the winning margin against the Herd. Casey Lawrence allowed a run on three hits and struck out six over 5-2/3 innings. Eric Yardley gave up a hit and a walk but got the final out of the sixth. Vinny Nittoli and Graham Spraker tossed perfect frames with Nittoli striking out the side and Spraker whiffing one.

Jordan Groshans singled home the lone run for the Bisons in the sixth, driving in a Gabriel Moreno base knock. Groshans had two hits but the Buffalo hit leader was L.J. Talley with three. Eric Stamets and Logan Warmoth had a base hit apiece with Warmoth pinch-hitting for Stamets. Chavez Young had a leadoff walk in the ninth but Cullen Large lined into a double play and Warmoth struck out to end the game. Otto Lopez and Spencer Horwitz walked with Lopez stealing a base.

Binghamton 8 New Hampshire 2

The Mets affiliate scored four times off Sean Mellen in the middle innings and another three against Parker Caracci to knock off the Fisher Cats. Alejandro Melean gave up one run over three hits and a walk but struck out three over 2-2/3 innings. Thomas Ruwe got the final out of the third and Jimmy Burnette put up a zero in the fourth. Ryan Boyer pitched 1-1/3 shutout innings and Braden Scott got the final out for Caracci in the eighth.

Addison Barger and Rafael Lantigua both homered to give the Cats a 2-1 lead. Luis De Los Santos had two hits to tie Barger for the team lead. John Aiello singled and walked and Orelvis Martinez had a base on balls.

Everett 2 Vancouver 1

The Mariners affiliate scored twice off Naswell Paulino in the fifth and sixth to defeat Monty's Mounties. Paulino served up a solo homer in the fifth before giving up a two-out RBI single in the sixth after getting ahead in the count at 0-2. Nick Frasso needed 26 pitches to get out of the first but he pitched four shutout innings with four strikeouts and two hits allowed in his 55-pitch outing. Frasso retired the last 11 hitters he faced. Juan Nuņez and Jol Concepcion combined to pitch three shutout innings with Nuņez striking out three over 1-1/3 innings and Concepcion ringing up two..

Damiano Palmegiani homered in the second inning to give the C's the lead. He was a triple short of the cycle and stole a base but he did strike out with the bases loaded with one out in the third when the Canadians had a chance to break the game open. P.K. Morris then grounded out back to the mound to leave the bags full. Anthony Morales had the other hit and also drew a walk. Dasan Brown had a walk in his Nat Bailey Stadium debut. He almost homered in his first at-bat but was robbed by the Frogs left fielder who made the catch against the short fence. Steward Berroa was saddled with the golden sombrero. Vancouver hitters struck out 17 times and were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Nick Frasso, Vancouver

2. Jordan Groshans, Buffalo

1. Addison Barger, New Hampshire
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greenfrog - Wednesday, July 27 2022 @ 08:19 AM EDT (#418090) #
Barger this season: 155 wRC+ in high-A (292 PA) and 224 wRC+ in AA (41 PA). One nice thing is that he's brought his K rate down from 2021 (almost 33%) to 26% in high-A and 22% in AA so far.

He's had a great season. He's gone from a fringe prospect to the Jays #18 prospect (per BA's most recent update).
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 27 2022 @ 08:50 AM EDT (#418091) #
Here's what Barger looks like now.  Interestingly, while he has a significant platoon split, he is somewhat of a different hitter against LH pitchers.  His K, W and IsoP are all lower, and he does hit enough to put up a decent line. He's also got an unusual ball-in-play distribution- almost evenly distributed between ground balls, line drives and fly balls (but way too many pop-ups).  Obviously, his .520 BABIP from New Hampshire will not continue but perhaps his .370 BABIP from Vancouver may reflect that he has above-average ability on balls-in-play.  I'd love to see exit velocity data on him.

It's quite possible that he gets the first shot at the third base job in 2024.  I wouldn't have guessed that at the beginning of the year.  Greenfrog noticed his improvement early in the year- tip of the cap on that...

greenfrog - Wednesday, July 27 2022 @ 09:10 AM EDT (#418093) #
Another prospect who has soared up the charts is Frasso (now the Jays #13 prospect per BA). He's allowed one earned run in June and July combined. He was excellent in May as well.
bpoz - Wednesday, July 27 2022 @ 09:16 AM EDT (#418095) #
Great video Mike Green. Barger video followed by Zulueta videos. 4 pitches for Zulueta FB, CH, SL and CU. Controls them quite well. Lets see what he can do in NH.

Barger is a natural RHH. Says he will switch hit next year.
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 27 2022 @ 09:20 AM EDT (#418096) #
Frasso had a UCL repair last year, which was apparently somewhat less invasive than traditional Tommy John surgery, and he's made a good recovery so far.  His fastball has been clocked at 100 mph- the club is sending him out for 4 innings max and he has been absolutely dominant.  Apparently his slider and changeup are still a work-in-progress. 
bpoz - Wednesday, July 27 2022 @ 06:35 PM EDT (#418147) #
NH won 6-1 and Dunedin won 2-1. L Quinones was good only 2bb and 9Ks in 5 innings. 84 pitches 48 strikes. His weakness is the bb.
P Clarke is having a very nice July only 23 ABs 391 avg 7bb and 4 K. I don't know about his catching abilities.
greenfrog - Wednesday, July 27 2022 @ 10:39 PM EDT (#418167) #
It looks like Tiedemann last pitched on July 8. Is he injured?

Nice to see Moreno hit a HR tonight, hopefully in front of some scouts.
#2JBrumfield - Thursday, July 28 2022 @ 01:22 PM EDT (#418206) #
It looks like Tiedemann last pitched on July 8.

He has been placed on the Development List so he's working out at the PDC in Dunedin. He is expected to go to New Hampshire when he is done there.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 28 2022 @ 01:39 PM EDT (#418208) #
This video of Frasso is helpful.  His changeup and slider were better than I expected. 
scottt - Thursday, July 28 2022 @ 02:53 PM EDT (#418213) #
His defense was better than I expected.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 28 2022 @ 03:01 PM EDT (#418214) #
That's true too, but I hadn't heard much about that.  The comments I read indicated that he was pretty much a hard thrower and that's it, right now.  What I saw instead was a pitcher who has a slider and changeup that are getting there, but that there isn't sufficient consistency yet. 
Nigel - Thursday, July 28 2022 @ 03:20 PM EDT (#418217) #
Thanks for the link Mike. I come away from that with the view that his CH is actually pretty good and consistent. Quite a few swings and misses and it has pretty good movement as well. I thought the SL was actually pretty consistently poor. Something about his slight cross fire action gives his SL a pretty early "tell" that its not a FB. I'm not sure he fooled anyone with it. The FB up in the zone is pretty devastating though - no one looked able to deal with that.
Mike Green - Thursday, July 28 2022 @ 03:56 PM EDT (#418218) #
He was throwing the changeup to both RH and LH hitters. If you can throw high 90s and a good changeup with movement to both sides of the plate, you've got something.

I have no sense of deception from the centerfield camera, but I trust you that his slider has an early tell. I was focused on the shape.
bpoz - Thursday, July 28 2022 @ 04:42 PM EDT (#418221) #
Frasso has that good basketball background. He looked good fielding balls hit to him.

Late start to his season. Dominate A- & hopefully A+ and get a few AA starts. But Vancouver could make the playoffs. Playoff experience is a good thing.
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