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Chavez Young got things started by homering in the first at-bat of the Buffalo game. Nick Podkul liked that so he homered twice. That's a win for the Bisons. New Hampshire went to the bottom of the ninth tied thanks to an eighth inning home run by Zach Britton. John Aiello liked that so he walked it off with along ball in the bottom of the ninth. Vancouver played two. Game one went to ten innings and Vancouver got the walk-off win. Jommer Hernandez hit a three run home run in the sixth in game two to help the C's sweep the doubleheader. Dunedin also played two and split. Gabriel Martinez hit his eleventh homer and hit four balls at 94.5 mph or higher.

Buffalo 7 Scranton 4

Richmond 6 New Hampshire 7

Tri-City 3 Vancouver 4 - Game one

Tri-City 3 Vancouver 4 - Game two

Dunedin 0 Lakeland 4 - Game one

Dunedin 3 Lakeland 2 - Game two

FCL Yankees 2 FCL Blue Jays 0


This is what I noted from yesterday's games.


Nick Podkul homered twice for Buffalo and drove in three runs. Chavez Young led off the game with a home run and later added an RBI triple. Cullen Large, who has been on a tear recently, went 3-4 with a walk.


Thomas Hatch went six innings and he allowed two home runs, and four runs total. Hayden Jeunger pitched the last two innings with out allowing a run. However, he lived dangerously. He needed an out at home plate to escape the eighth and he put the first two runners in the ninth to reach before pitching out of the jam.


Adam Kloffenstein started with four shutout innings and he hadn't walked anyone. So far so good. Then the fifth came. He hit the first batter, followed by a single then the dreaded walk. Two more singles brought in three runs. Sean Mellen came on in relief and gave up a home run meaning Kloff had allowed five runs. So, some good, some bad.


The Fisher Cats trailed 6-2 but began chipping away with a run in the sixth and another in the seventh. That setup Zach Britton to hit a two run home run in the eighth to tie the game. John Aiello then homered for the walk off win.


Aiello was 2-4 as was Cam Eden and Addison Barger. Zach Britton had three hits. New Hampshire pitchers set a team record with 19 strikeouts. Four pitchers combined for the record.


Vancouver's first game went to extra innings. It took just one pitch in the bottom of the tenth to win. Andres Sosa singled to left to bring in Miguel Hiraldo, the designated runner. Glenn Santiago was 2-3 with a walk and an RBI. Matt Svanson went four innings with five K's. The only run he allowed came from a fielding error.


Chad Dallas started game two and gave up three runs in five innings. Trailing 3-0 Jommer Hernandez singled in a run in the fourth. He came to the plate with two men on in the sixth and hit a three run home run to give the C's a 4-3 lead, and ultimately the win. Dasan Brown and Riley Tirotta had a pair of hits.



Dunedin had just two hits in their first game. Yondrei Rojas was just promoted from the FCL team to start. He did well for three innings but them gave up four runs in the next two innings. Rojas is a little undersized at 5'10". He did mix four pitches and got at least one whiff on each of them. His fastball averaged 93 mph.


Gabriel Martinez hit a two run home run in game two, his eleventh. He also had a second hit. His home run came off the bat at 96.5 mph and went 384 feet. His single was 101.4 mph. Martinez also lined out twice, once at 99.7 mph and the other at 94.5 mph. Four batted balls at 94 mph and higher. That's why he is getting attention. Robert Robertis was 2-4 as another new player up from the FCL.



Three Stars

Third Star - Nick Podkul

Second Star - Zach Britton

First Star - Jommer Hernandez


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bpoz - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 08:05 AM EDT (#419139) #
Thanks for the details Gerry. Excellent write up. G Martinez good exit velocities. Rojas has 4 pitches. Nice to know because unranked prospects don't have a scouting report.
Mike Green - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 08:16 AM EDT (#419140) #
Dasan Brown is holding his own so far in Vancouver- no power yet, but he's hitting .270 and reaching base at an acceptable rate, and is 6-0 stealing bases in 11 games.  We'll see how the rest of August goes for him, but it would be fine if he starts 2023 in Vancouver.
Gerry - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 08:55 AM EDT (#419141) #
Scott Mitchell is reporting that Tiedemann will start for New Hampshire tonight.
jerjapan - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 11:17 AM EDT (#419155) #
What do you guys think about Gabe Martinez?  he was mentioned in the AL write up on 40 man decisions at Fangraphs - i forget the author.  he was saying the jays' can slow-play his promotion and hope nobody drafts a hitter in A ball, or promote and add him to the 40 man in the fall. 

tbh, he slipped under my radar, but those numbers look promising. 
hypobole - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 12:37 PM EDT (#419161) #
i forget the author.

That was Longo, who just ranked all the traded prospects.

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/ranking-the-prospects-traded-during-the-2022-deadline/

Longo had Gabriel 27th pre-season, now up to 7th in the system. And that's with Barriera and Kasevich at 4 and 6. Pipeline also has him 7th, but hasn't added the draft picks yet.

John Northey - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 02:04 PM EDT (#419172) #
Marintez is interesting - hurt by COVID (lost 2020 - would've been his 2nd pro season at age 17) but at 18 he hit 330/442/411 (mostly rookie ball, plus a bit at A), at 19 (this year) 285/349/480 (mostly A, little bit of rookie). I could see a promotion to A+ this year but not all the way to AA.

He should be safe to leave unprotected as the skills you want from a rule 5 (speed/defense you can use in a Zimmer role) aren't his core - 19-13 SB-CS over 159 career games, just 10 games in CF (73 innings) vs 61 in LF and 75 in RF. 0 games in CF this year. This all suggests his bat is what will get him to the majors and he needs to build up more power for that to be enough. His 11 HR in 67 games suggests it is coming (27 HR over 162 pace) but isn't enough to justify a full season bench role unless some team really is high on him. He has real potential but right now he is just one of many guys in A ball who have shown promise. I could see him making some top 30 lists for 2023, but not a top 10 guy yet unless that power really starts to take off (ie: 40+ HR pace)
Nigel - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 02:08 PM EDT (#419173) #
Personally, I'd be very surprised if the Jays have the scope of prospects needing 40 man protection to warrant leaving a top 10 prospect unprotected, but I haven't done the math.
PeterG - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 02:11 PM EDT (#419176) #
I think it would be highly unlikely that anyone would take him in Rule 5 so I would not put him on 40 man.
Mike Green - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 03:28 PM EDT (#419182) #
FWIW, Gabriel Martinez turned 20 a couple of weeks ago.  The FSL is an unfavourable league for the hitters; Martinez' line translates to a 139 wRC+ and there aren't many better hitting prospects in the league right now. 
hypobole - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 04:12 PM EDT (#419183) #
I could see him making some top 30 lists for 2023, but not a top 10 guy yet

You didn't read my post? He's already top 10.
Dr B - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 04:18 PM EDT (#419184) #
Personally, I'd be very surprised if the Jays have the scope of prospects needing 40 man protection to warrant leaving a top 10 prospect unprotected, but I haven't done the math.

I haven't done the maths either, but there never seems enough roster spots to protect everyone you want. Last year Graham Spraker and Samad Taylor were left off (to much gnashing of teeth). Zulueta will need a spot.
Dr B - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 04:23 PM EDT (#419185) #
Martinez' line translates to a 139 wRC+ and there aren't many better hitting prospects in the league right now. 


No doubt he's a good prospect, but if you are a team looking to take someone in the rule 5 draft, what would you do with him? Is his bat major league ready? We don't know from this distance, but it's really unlikely.
Nigel - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 04:30 PM EDT (#419186) #
Spraker sort of proves my point:)

I agree that the likelihood of anyone taking a flyer on Martinez is very low but I'm not sure I'd even take that risk given a choice between protecting this year's "Spraker" and protecting a top 10 prospect. But that's just me - I understand the alternative approach.
hypobole - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 04:36 PM EDT (#419187) #
A team with zero hope of contending, like the Nats, could take him like the Padres took Torrens out of A ball back in 2017.
prospect - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 04:44 PM EDT (#419188) #
Another example that is similar was Santander who the Orioles took back in 2016 from CLE A ball team. I would not risk leaving him unprotected especially with us very thin of OF prospects and Gurriel/Hernandez potentially gone after 2023.
hypobole - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 04:45 PM EDT (#419189) #
And last year when the Jay left off Spraker and Samad, they protected Leo Jimenez, who spent the entire season in Dunedin.
Nigel - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 04:56 PM EDT (#419191) #
The other thing about Martinez is that he's close to a unicorn in the Jays system - leaving aside this year's draftees, he's the system's only OF prospect and really the only prospect in the system with the appearance of both above average power and above average strike zone control (as early as it is to reach that conclusion on a low A player).
Dr B - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 06:11 PM EDT (#419196) #
In Jimenez and Torrens you can stash someone fielding a premium position without completely punting the roster spot. Santander is comparable though. He was plucked from high A by the juggernaut sometimes known as the Orioles. The Orioles still exist, so I'm told, so it's definitely possible.


greenfrog - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 06:19 PM EDT (#419197) #
Emmanuel Bonilla could become a cornerstone outfield prospect in the Jays system before too long.
Cracka - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 08:14 PM EDT (#419200) #
Tiedemann had an outstanding AA debut tonight - 3 IP, 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 walk, 5 Ks, and 3 ground ball outs; 46 pitches, 30 strikes. He hasn't seen game action in nearly a month, so I expect he'll ramp back up to 5 innings / 80 pitches over his next couple of starts.
greenfrog - Friday, August 05 2022 @ 09:24 PM EDT (#419214) #
Thanks, Cracka, for that update. Iím pleased the Jays didnít trade Tiedemann. Theyíre going to need him to bolster the rotation.
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