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Vancouver won both ends of a doubleheader with the second game being a no hitter. Devereaux Harrison went six no hit innings for the win. It wasn't Jose Bautista, but Jonathan Bautista who hit his first home run for the DSL Jays. New Hampshire split a doubleheader, Orelvis went deep again. Buffalo and Dunedin were down early and rallied only to lose.

Buffalo 5 Toledo 7

New Hampshire 6 Harrisburg 1 - game one

New Hampshire 2 Harrisburg 7 - game two

Vancouver 8 Everett 2 - game one

Vancouver 2 Everett 0 - game two

Dunedin 6 Bradenton 7

FCL Blue Jays 2 FCL Yankees 10

Three Stars

Third Star - Alan Roden

Second Star - Leo Jimenez

First Star - Devereaux Harrison



Buffalo came back from a 5-0 deficit to tie the game in the ninth, only to lose on a walk off home run by Toledo. Rob Brantly and LJ Talley each had three hits, Rafael Lantigua and Wynton Bernard two each.

New Hampshire won game one 6-1 with good pitching by Luis Quinones and Nick Fraze. Quinones went 3.2 innings with six K's, Fraze 3.1 with four. Leo Jimenez hit a 2 run home run, his third. Damiano Palmegiani hit his eighth, a solo shot. Orelvis was 1-3 with a walk.

Game two didn't go so well. Jimmy Robbins was rocked. He has lost all the mojo he had working at the end of 2022. Orelvis accounted for both runs with his 16th home run. He also walked for the second time on the day.

In Vancouver's first game they scored eight runs with seven hits. They also walked ten times. Dahian Santos started and went three innings but the star pitcher was Kevin Miranda who went four shutout innings with six K's. Offensively Peyton Williams hit his second home run in High A, a three run shot. Alan Roden had two hits.

Devereaux Harrison was the star of game two, six innings, no hits, three walks, eight K's. Harrison was at 84 pitches so Matt Svanson threw a 1-2-3 seventh. Harrison has now made four starts, 20 innings, nine hits, seven walks, 18 K's, three runs. Prior to starting Harrison made 11 relief appearances and nine of those were scoreless. As a reliever his April stats were OK but he was much better in May which led to him getting the opportunity to start.

Alan Roden, Gabriel Martinez and Jommer Hernandez each had two hits and all were part of the two run second inning.

Dunedin were in an early hole as Eliander Alcalde was rocked for six runs in 2.2 innings.

Ryan McCarty led the almost comeback with a home run and a double.

Joey Murray reappeared in the FCL. He threw about 20 pitches and was done. Addison Barger had two at-bats, Jordan Luplow four. The Jays were blown out but Victor Arias, 19, hit his first home run of the season.

Two Blue Jays in the DSL had two hits in their game. One of them, Jonathan Bautista, 19, homered. Bautista is from Santo Domingo, DR. Two pitchers caught my eye. Juanmi Vasquez, 19, struck out five in three innings. He was born in New York. Cawrin Salcedo, also 19, struck out three in an inning. He was born in Montreal. You have to assume that both families moved out of North America sometime after those players were born.

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Gerry - Sunday, June 11 2023 @ 09:49 AM EDT (#430020) #
Watching the C's second game. Harrison features a fastball, slider and change. BA said prior to the draft that Harrison's FB was around 94 mph.

One other note, Peyton Williams left the game in the seventh with an injury. He bobbled a ground ball and dived for the bag to get the out. Not sure if it was a shoulder injury or a leg injury.
bpoz - Sunday, June 11 2023 @ 11:51 AM EDT (#430030) #
I have become a bit overly optimistic about the OFs on our farm. I checked 2 prospect lists plus my own. My list was the only one with OFs in the top 10. Dasan Brown and Gabby Martinez who are both off to slow starts in Vancouver.

There is quantity, some tools and results with the following OFs. All in Vancouver and higher. Cam Eden has Avg, speed, strong arm I believe and D in CF. A Roden is a 5 tool player it is claimed and he is progressing V well. Devonte Brown impressed me last year so I may have liked him too much. He has some good tools but is not getting as much ABs as the others because of the OF logjam in Vancouver. Garrett Spain's playing time is similar to Devonte Brown.

hypobole - Sunday, June 11 2023 @ 12:05 PM EDT (#430032) #
Lot of punchless A ballers. 11 with 160 PA's have ISO's under .050.

But in A+ and above, only 7 of 553 batters under .050. Sadly, 3 of those 7 are Jays - Kasevich, Dasan and Otto Lopez. Maybe should hire Jose Canseco as a Strength and Conditioning coach. Or maybe not.

Of those 553 batters, only 8 have a K% under 10. The leader is Ernie Clement at 3.8%. Closest to that mark is in the majors - Luis Arraez of the .402 Batting Average at 4.8%.

Last year in AA, Orelvis' K rate was among the worst 25%. This year, best 25%.

Nigel - Sunday, June 11 2023 @ 12:20 PM EDT (#430034) #
I wouldn’t be surprised if Kasevich had some of the lowest exit velocities in minor league baseball. An excellent defender but I don’t see much hope with the bat.
Mike Green - Sunday, June 11 2023 @ 01:18 PM EDT (#430036) #
Even with the horrific start, Orelvis' seasonal numbers are quite encouraging across the board.  Compared with his A+ ball experience in 2021 and his AA experience in 2022, his K rate is down significantly, his W rate is up significantly, his line drive rate is up, his fly ball rate is down, his HR/FB rate is up and his pop-up rate is down.  Something seems to have flipped and he is not uppercutting to anywhere near the same degree.  He's posting a 121 wRC+ despite a still-low .179 BABIP.  That number is likely to improve as the season goes on. 
uglyone - Sunday, June 11 2023 @ 01:24 PM EDT (#430038) #
and crucially he's still young for his level. he could repeat AA again next year and still be at an age appropriate level.

hopefully he can earn a promotion before then, though, and keep on being young for his level.

also maybe even more impressive is that that cut in strikeouts and increase in walks hasn't hurt his power even an iota - in fact, his .328iso is the best power line he's put up yet, by a healthy margin, and really in the super-elite power category.
bpoz - Sunday, June 11 2023 @ 01:40 PM EDT (#430041) #
Irv Carter has not given up any runs in June. 2 games 7.2 IP. Today he gave up 4 walks but no runs.
Mike Green - Sunday, June 11 2023 @ 04:42 PM EDT (#430051) #
Davis Schneider has 4 hits, including 2 homers and a double, this afternoon.  They have him playing left-field today.  Schneider is having quite a good offensive season in triple A at age 24.
hypobole - Sunday, June 11 2023 @ 05:20 PM EDT (#430061) #
Someone (Gerry?) mentioned hearing Schneider has an uppercut swing and needs to work on his defence. Meant to, but forgot to ask, was the swing comment meant as a negative or just a statement of fact.
Nigel - Sunday, June 11 2023 @ 06:16 PM EDT (#430065) #
Schneider really doesn’t have a position but his offensive profile has always put him in the interesting category.
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