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Vancouver swept a doubleheader. That was the only two wins for the affiliates on Tuesday.

Lehigh Valley 6 Buffalo 3
Portland 6 New Hampshire 4
Vancouver 5 Spokane 4 - Game 1 (7 Innings)
Vancouver 6 Spokane 4 - Game 2 (7 Innings)
Fort Myers 13 Dunedin 3


*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Michael Dominguez, Vancouver - 5IP 5H 1R/ER 2BB 6K (W)

2. Alan Roden, Vancouver - 3/5, 3BB, 3RBIm 19-game on-base streak-

1. Adam Kloffenstein, New Hampshire - 6IP 6H 1R/ER 2BB 5K -


Luke Bard gave up a home run and four first-inning runs in total to take the loss. Yosver Zuluete pitched a shutout frame with two strikeouts to offset one walk but threw 22 pitches, 11 for strikes. Spencer Horwitz was 3-for-4 and drove in all three runs to push his batting average up to .338. Davis Schneider doubled, walked twice and stole a base. Luis De Los Santos had two doubles and a walk

Dylan Rock singled, walked twice and stole two bases to get his OPS up to .864. Leo Jiménez walked twice and stole a base. Orelvis Martinez had a singled and a walk and is now hitting .156. Damiano Palmgiani drove in two runs but gave it back by committing two errors to give him six on the year. One of those miscues led to Troy Watson getting three unearned runs on his line to blow the save and take the loss. Andrew Bash pitched a shutout inning to bring his ERA down to 2.76.

Andrés Sosa belted a home run on the first pitch he saw to give Vancouver a 2-0 lead in Game 1 and added a walk in his return to Vancouver. Alan Roden scored on Sosa's blast after e leadoff walk and earned three ball fours along with a base hit. Garrett Spain finished a homer shy of the cycle and drove in two runs. Michael Dominguez scattered five hits and two walks, striking out six and allowing just one run over five innings. T.J. Brock stranded a runner and struck out two for a four-out save. In Game 2, Kevin Miranda worked around four hits and a walk and struck out one over four shutout innings. Matt Svanson Struck out three and stranded a runner over 1-1/3 shutout innings. Alex De Jesus homered to put the C's on the board. Dasan Brown was 2-for-3 with a walk and stole three bases to give him 14 on the year. Josh Kasevich went 2-for-3 and is now sporting a .314 batting average.

Tucker Toman went deep for the second time this year to give Dunedin a 3-0 lead before the Mighty Mussels flexed their way to 13 unanswered runs. Nicolas Deschamps singled and drew two walks. Jaden Rudd doubled and was hit by a pitch. Ryan McCarty drew two walks but is hitting just .233. Robert Robertis was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and is batting only .160. Rafael Ohashi served up three home runs and gave up five in total over four innings, striking out five e and walking three. Kelvin Perez gave up eight runs in one inning, three earned. Fitz Stadler tossed a scoreless frame and Felipe Bello put up three goose eggs.
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John Northey - Wednesday, May 24 2023 @ 08:17 AM EDT (#429223) #
In May so far Orvelous Martinez has hit 212/297/667 - still not great with the sub 300 OBP but the power is back and getting the avg and obp to an endurance level at least. Still hope there. If he can learn to lay off pitches he can't hit then he could up that OBP to a decent level. Let's hope.
bpoz - Wednesday, May 24 2023 @ 08:55 AM EDT (#429224) #
I like Cam Eden. He is hitting well considering the aggressive promotion to AAA. But it is his D and SBs that have me impressed the most.

Good to see Leo Jimenez is staying somewhat healthy. D Palmegiani has progressed well for a 2021 draft pick. D Rock good progress for a 2022 pick. Kloffenstein 41IP 10 ER. His 1st game 4IP, 4bb, 4 ER. So after that he has been incredible.

Vancouver players are starting to get promotions.

Since signing Aug 2,2022 F Bello has made it to the FSL. I don't know anything else about him.
lexomatic - Wednesday, May 24 2023 @ 12:16 PM EDT (#429227) #
Definitely a long way to go for Orelvis Martinez to get to his power in MLB.

I kinda feel Horwitz is a Leach or Catalanotto type with less defensive usefulness. Maybe Magadan as a peak? Less use now with short benches and no pitchers to PH for.Not sure Miami would want him, or he'd have much value, but they don't seem Scare of light-hitting 1b. Might make sense where there's some power suppression anyway.
uglyone - Wednesday, May 24 2023 @ 01:41 PM EDT (#429229) #
the thing with Orelvis is that there's still a lot of room for him to sacrifice power to get his average up, and still put up excellent power numbers anyways.

it's going to take some serious discipline and maturity for him to decide to take a better approach, but it's definitely possible.
85bluejay - Wednesday, May 24 2023 @ 01:53 PM EDT (#429230) #
Why trade Horwitz - I'd give him a shot to replace Belt next year

There have been so many like Orelvis Martinez over the years and very few learn plate discipline enough to be successful in the ML - He's in the show me catogory of prospects.
uglyone - Wednesday, May 24 2023 @ 02:11 PM EDT (#429232) #
I think Orelvis has rarer power than most of the other similar prospects you're thinking of tho.
Nigel - Wednesday, May 24 2023 @ 03:25 PM EDT (#429234) #
uo - I just don't know that its as simple as saying there's room for Martinez to sacrifice some power to get his average up. Looking at his batter ball data and just watching him, his entire batting approach is built on extreme launch angles to generate HR's. Its leading to horrible BABIP's (pop ups, weak fly balls etc.). I think it would require a complete batting mechanics make-over. Is that even possible and what power is left after said make-over? The thing is there's a select group of players who can make an extreme low batting average/high HR approach work (eg Gallo). That approach generally requires above average defence and a very high BB%. There are mixed reviews on Martinez's defence but there's no doubt that Martinez isn't a BB% monster. I just don't see the offensive profile working as currently constructed.
uglyone - Wednesday, May 24 2023 @ 03:38 PM EDT (#429235) #
I get it - but as 85bluejay noted, Orelvis is far from the only prospect to sell out for power like this - but his power is still rarer than most of the prospects that do this. That gives him more leeway than most all of these types to successfully make an adjustment.
lexomatic - Wednesday, May 24 2023 @ 05:18 PM EDT (#429241) #
I don't care either way about Horwitz, though im enjoying his 1920 power, Was mostly thinking about Marc Hulet's thoughts about him not being viable, and trading him while he had value. Miami doesn't have any 1B and is very thin in the OF now from injury so it seemed like a good destination.
Marc Hulet - Wednesday, May 24 2023 @ 09:26 PM EDT (#429253) #
I'm in the camp that thinks Orelvis is dangerously close to being a non-prospect. Three years ago, I saw him as an easy top 50 prospect but his approach has just cratered since he was needlessly rushes to AA. The minors is littered with players similar to Orelvis that had plus-plus power but fell apart at AA.

The best thing people can do for him is to stop hyping the power and stop taking about his home runs. The org literally needs to fine him when he hits a homer and reward him for every quality AB.

It "felt wrong not to swing."
uglyone - Wednesday, May 24 2023 @ 09:29 PM EDT (#429254) #
for the record i don't see him as a great prospect.
Kelekin - Thursday, May 25 2023 @ 12:26 AM EDT (#429255) #
"Good to see Leo Jimenez is staying somewhat healthy."

Sadly bpoz, he has only played 18 games, and he was out for almost 2 weeks before last night. I really wish him the best health-wise, there is a lot to like there.

I think we'd all love for Orelvis to figure it out, as the power is tantalizing. And we have very few prospects showing power potential in the minors. Sadly, he might just be the next Chip Cannon (never forget the .830 SLG in High-A).
hypobole - Thursday, May 25 2023 @ 12:56 AM EDT (#429256) #
A guy showing what I thought was surprising pop this season is Davis Schneider.

Wasn't until I actually looked him up for the 1st time I realized he hit 16 HR's last year across 3 levels and he only turned 24 a few months ago despite seemingly being around for years.
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