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Dunedin scored 13 runs today, the FCL Jays 17. There were lots of hitters with lots of hits. There were not a lot of hits elsewhere in the system. There were plenty of wins, every team other than Buffalo won.

Syracuse 6 Buffalo 0 - 5 innings

Akron 0 New Hampshire 2 - 8 innings

Hillsboro 2 Vancouver 3

Lakeland 2 Dunedin 13

FCL Blue Jays 19 FCL Tigers 3

Three Stars

Third Star - Tucker Toman

Second Star - Sammy Hernandez

First Star - Christian Feliz



Luis Quinones was promoted to Buffalo and started. He has been mostly relieving in NH and so just went three innings. Syracuse scored two runs off him in the second inning thanks to three wild pitches. A Luke Voit home run made it three runs in three innings.

It hasn't been the best start of the season for Jimmy Robbins but he delivered his best start on Friday. Five scoreless innings, seven strikeouts, two hits and four walks.

NH scored two runs with three hits. They had two big ones in the second inning. After a Steward Berroa walk, Leo Jimenez doubled in a run. Riley Tirotta singled and Orelvis Martinez had a sac fly.

Dahian Santos struck out seven in four innings. Santos has a lot of break on his slider. The only issue is does it break too soon, will major league hitters pick it up?

Dasan Brown his his third home run of the season. He added a single and was the only hitter with two hits. The game was tied in the bottom of the ninth when a single and an error gave Vancouver runners at first and third with one out. Hillboro opted to intentionally walk Alex De Jesus to load the bases and go for the double play. That was risky as the next batter was Garrett Spain who had a walk off home run against Hillsboro earlier this week. This time spain worked a walk off walk to win the game.

Dunedin scored 13 runs with 13 hits and just one hit went for extra bases. Eight walks helped. Tucker Toman was 3-6 with three RBI. New Blue Jay, Jeffrey Wehler was 2-3 with two walks and two RBI. Wehler was signed out of independent ball and at 24 is too old for low A.

Kendry Rojas went five innings, one run allowed on two hits.

In the FCL, catcher Sammy Hernandez, who was just moved down from Dunedin, went 5-6 with two doubles. First baseman Christian Feliz went deep twice and was 4-6. He is the best hitter on the FCL team. He has been described as a large man although he is listed at 6'4" and 190 pounds. He is a good hitter but first basemen have to really hit to get on prospect lists. The winning pitcher was Fernando Perez, 19 years old. He had a 1.26 WHIP in the DSL last season with a 4.53 ERA. In just two starts his ERA is 1.00 in the FCL.

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bpoz - Saturday, June 17 2023 @ 11:28 AM EDT (#430364) #
As many have pointed out our farm is weak regarding good prospects to trade by the trade deadline. I agree. I don't know what the ML team needs at the moment other than more depth is always a necessity. By The trade deadline we may know more. My guess is the pen and maybe the rotation. Manoah should/could be back by the trade deadline and also Ryu. Pop should be healthy & White will prove if he is good enough to help. The above are not prospects.

Regarding prospect help from AAA/AA. In AAA Juenger should have as many as 14-16 more appearances by the trade deadline. Same for Danner, Zuluete and Burnette. In AA the evaluation is harder to make. All pitching IMO. I don't see any position players joining the Jays and helping like O Lopez, Lukes, Horwitz.
bpoz - Saturday, June 17 2023 @ 12:21 PM EDT (#430367) #
We have signed some young Cuban and Brazilian IFAs. Pitcher Kendry Rojas, 20 year old that is doing very well for Dunedin and C Maykel Mineso 17 years old who is playing a lot of 2B in the DSL. From Brazil pitchers Eric Pardinho, Rafael Ohashi and Sann Omosako. Good that we flood the system.
hypobole - Saturday, June 17 2023 @ 01:59 PM EDT (#430369) #
Enmanuel Bonilla finally reached the Mendoza line today. After going 0-fer his 1st 3 games, he has had a hit 6 of his past 7, with a double and 2 triples the past 3 games.

Is there anyone else on the DSL team worth monitoring?
bpoz - Saturday, June 17 2023 @ 06:15 PM EDT (#430381) #
Vancouver just won their game.
Kelekin - Sunday, June 18 2023 @ 05:19 AM EDT (#430397) #
There's a few to check out in the DSL:

David Guzman (OF, 17) - Signed for 650k this year, bat-first player with a good eye though not too tall and may be capped on power potential. Not fast, so bat will have to carry him.

Railin Tejada (OF, 18) - Signed for 600k last year, repeating in the DSL. More of a power hitter.

Daniel Perez is very interesting, but he's 21 in the DSL. From Cuba, but played for Spain in the U-18 World Cup (dual citizen). He worked with Mickey Brantley in the past. 6'2" strong lefty. Needs to be challenged, but could be a solid sleeper.

On the pitching side, Cawrin Salcedo was born in Montreal. Slightly older than most DSL signings. Raudy Gomez was one of our bigger bonuses in 2022, but still hasn't shown much in limited time in the DSL.

A bit surprised to see Eminen Flores back there, was one of the top pitchers for us last year and repeating DSL at 20. Though there could be other reasons.
Nigel - Sunday, June 18 2023 @ 11:17 AM EDT (#430402) #
Thanks Kelekin. Thatís very helpful. The IFA market has been a disappointment recently. Which is a problem as itís the one relatively unregulated way to acquire talent. Some well run organizations have made hay as a consequence.
hypobole - Sunday, June 18 2023 @ 11:48 AM EDT (#430404) #
Thank you Kelekin
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