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Vancouver was your lone Wednesday winner.

Syracuse 8 Buffalo 7
Reading 6 New Hampshire 5
Vancouver 3 Everett 1 (10 Innings)
Clearwater 9 Dunedin 4


*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Cam Eden, Buffalo - 1/3 BB 2HBP 2SB

2. Chad Dallas, Vancouver - 6IP 4H 1R/ER 3BB 6K 4GO

1. Dasan Brown, Vancouver - 2/4, SAC GW HR


Yoaver Zulueta opened with two shutout innings for the Herd, overcoming two second-inning walks but striking out nobody.Hayden Juenger was beaten up for five runs and got the blown save and the loss in just two-thirds of an inning. Rafael Lantigua had two hits and two walks and Cam Eden stole two bases to give him 14 on the year and has an OPS of .760. Otto López was 2-for-2 coming off the bench after pinch-hitting for L.J. Talley.

Orelvis Martinez, Will Robertson and Phil Clarke all homered to give them five, four and two respectively on the season. Martinez subbed in for Leo Jiménez at short in the bottom of the third. Jimmy Robbins allowed four runs on four hits and six walks while whiffing four in three innings. Gabriel Ponce and Hagen Danner worked perfect frames with two punchouts apiece.

Dasan Brown belted his first home run of the season to lift his batting average to .161. Rainer Nuñez had a double among his two hits. Karl Ellison threw out two of five baserunners from behind the plate. Cade Doughty is mired in a 2-for-29 slump after going 0-for-4. Chad Dallas backed up his Northwest League Pitcher of the Week honours with his second straight quality start. The bullpen trio of Hunter Gregory, Matt Svanson and T.J. Brock combined for four innings of shutout relief with Brock getting the win with two scoreless frames. Everett looked to have taken the lead on a sacrifice fly in the 10th but the runner was called out for leaving the bag too early.

Brandon Barriera only threw 29 of 58 pitches for strikes over three innings in which he gave up four runs on three hits, three walks and a hit by pitch. He also committed a balk. Kendry Rojas gave up two runs in four innings which included a long ball but he struck out six. Tucker Toman and Peyton Williams were 0-for-4. Jalen Rudd was on base for times with a hit, a hit by pitch and two walks. Former Tampa Bay farmhand Abiezel Ramirez had two hits and a plunk and is hitting .412 in five games with the D-Jays. Despite nine hits, 12 walks and three plunks, Dunedin only scored four times.
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bpoz - Thursday, May 11 2023 @ 09:13 AM EDT (#428629) #
Danner is being used every 2-3 days as a 1 inning pitcher. Doing well.

Phil Clarke is coming up to 300 ABs in AA. His Avg is under .250 but his bb/k is very good. If his D is good then he has a chance to get to the majors.

Dylan Rock is having success at AA. He has moved very fast. I don't know what his tools are.

Will Robertson has about 370 AA ABS. This year he has improved his bb/k. A lefty bat with some power potential.

JC Masson is in his 5th year in the org, but 20 years old almost all year. Never had 100 ABs in a season. He is making very good progress by my standards but also very slowly.
Ducey - Thursday, May 11 2023 @ 10:12 AM EDT (#428630) #
Masson has struck out 40% of the time and has a BABIP of .520.

bpoz - Thursday, May 11 2023 @ 10:53 AM EDT (#428631) #
Agreed that Masson's K rate is bad. It was over 50% in the FCL in 2021 (46 ABs) and also over 50% in 2022 FSL (27ABs).However his 2022 K rate in the FCL was lower at 35%. I am hoping that he improves on that as he gets used to each level. He has not shown any power yet but is playing some RF so maybe he has a good arm. Definitely a long term project.
Gerry - Thursday, May 11 2023 @ 04:33 PM EDT (#428635) #
Leo Jimenez has been placed on the IL.
Gerry - Thursday, May 11 2023 @ 05:13 PM EDT (#428637) #
The FCL will return on June 5th.
Mike Green - Thursday, May 11 2023 @ 07:13 PM EDT (#428638) #
Spencer Horwitz has two doubles in his first two PAs for the Herd. His OBPis north of .450 and he does have 11 doubles in 130 PAs. If Belt or VGJ was hurt, he would likely be next in line.
John Northey - Thursday, May 11 2023 @ 07:22 PM EDT (#428640) #
Y'know, I wonder if I'm the only one who sees Syracuse vs Buffalo and thinks the Jays are Syracuse still. I love that they got Buffalo as the affiliate (closer, bigger market) but my old geezer mind still remembers decades of Syracuse as the Jays AAA team (1978-2008 - in '77 they only had 2 low level minor league teams) before the (thankfully brief, but still a painful 4 years) time in Vegas then finally moving to Buffalo in 2013.

AA was Knoxville from 1980-1999, 3 years in Tennessee, 1 year in New Haven, then New Hampshire from 2004-now (wow, this is the 20th year there to tie Knoxville).
A+: Dunedin 1990-2019, Vancouver 2020-now. Before 1990 there was no A+ (Dunedin had an A team from 1987-1989, plus 78/79).

Below that it is a mess. Although I loved Medicine Hat having a team from 1978-2002 with tiny attendance but just seemed cool for some reason.
For 4 years the Jays had 9 minor league team (1992-1994, 1997) but are league limited now (AAA/AA/A+/A plus FCL and a DSL team). I doubt many players ever made it from those extra low level teams, the 2009 DSL team had 1 player who made the majors (Carlos Ramirez who only had 17 relief games in the majors). 2010 none, 2011 Jairo Labourt (LH reliever 6 games in 2017 for the Tigers, was part of the David Price trade), 2012 had a few pitchers (Miguel Castro, Jimmy Cordero, José Fernández, Angel Perdomo, and Jesus Tinoco) - Castro with 3.1 WAR is the most successful. 2013 saw Richard Urena, Castro, and Perdomo reach. 2014 Edward Olivares. I think that is enough to get the idea. DSL will provide some talent, but rarely noteworthy stuff outside of Gabriel Moreno in 2017 who at 17 hit 248/274/296 - he has improved just a bit since then (100 OPS+ now this year, making it likely that big trade will look bad before the end of 2023). FYI: Gurriel Jr is now up to a 140 OPS+ - yikes!
Marc Hulet - Thursday, May 11 2023 @ 08:19 PM EDT (#428641) #
The repeated injuries by Leo Jimenez are becoming a pretty big red flag - he's getting hurt running and fielding. And while he's shown promise at times with the bat, he has yet to add any kind of power capable of generating regularly hard-hit balls. After this year he has one option year left and then has to stick in the majors. This year (trade deadline) might be the last good time to deal him before his value is nil. I don't see him being ready to play every day for a contender at the start of 2025.
Gerry - Thursday, May 11 2023 @ 09:01 PM EDT (#428642) #
Orelvis has two home runs tonight.
Mike Green - Thursday, May 11 2023 @ 09:48 PM EDT (#428645) #
Orelvis has raised his batting average to .116.
Jonny German - Friday, May 12 2023 @ 02:48 AM EDT (#428646) #
Like many I'd written him off as a prospect, but Adam Kloffenstein is making me believe again. He's still at a good age (22) for AA and has been dominant, a 2.40 ERA and 37/11 K/BB over 30 innings, 21 hits allowed. And half of the 8 earned runs against him came in his first start of the season, since then it's been 5 starts with 0 or 1 earned runs.
Ryan Day - Friday, May 12 2023 @ 08:54 AM EDT (#428647) #
Spencer Horwitz has two doubles in his first two PAs for the Herd. His OBPis north of .450 and he does have 11 doubles in 130 PAs. If Belt or VGJ was hurt, he would likely be next in line.

Horwitz might be more useful than Lukes or Biggio right now. Less defensive versatility, but some actual offensive potential, and still likely a pinch-running improvement over the likes of Kirk, Belt, and Jansen.
92-93 - Friday, May 12 2023 @ 11:48 AM EDT (#428649) #
Lukes never plays and Biggio starts maybe once a week in the OF, so there isn't really any playing time for Horwitz. It could be worthwhile though to try and get Biggio going again by giving him everyday ABs in Buffalo.

The bench has been completely useless this season.
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