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New Hampshire and Vancouver were triumphant on Tuesday along with the Complex squads. Buffalo and Dunedin were not.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Buffalo 1
New Hampshire 4 Somerset 1
Vancouver 11 Eugene 4
Clearwater 10 Dunedin 4
FCL Blue Jays 13 FCL Yankees 8
DSL Blue Jays 9 DSL Arizona Red 3


*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Gabriel Ponce - 2.1IP 0H 0R/ER 0BB 3K - W(4-3)

2. Garrett Spain, Vancouver - 2/5, RBI triple, RBI single, RBI groundout -

1. Michael Turconi, Vancouver - 2/4, 2B, BB, 2 RBI


Paxton Schultz surrendered two solo home runs over six innings among eight hits and a walk. He struck out two and got seven outs on the ground. Jay Jackson and Yosver Zulueta worked scoreless frames with Zulueta plunking a batter before getting an inning-ending double play. Otto Lopez was 2-for-5 with an RBI single in the ninth. Nathan Lukes was 2-for-4 and Davis Schneider singled and walked. Each of them stole a base but Schneider was picked off at first. Tanner Morris was on base three times with a single and two walks.

Leo Jiménez had a two-run single and two walks atop the order while Orelvis Martinez continues to heat up with a 3-for-4 performance that included a double out of the number-two spot. Nick Fraze scattered a hit and two walks and struck out four over 3-2/3 shutout innings. Gabriel Ponce stranded a runner and tossed 2-1/3 innings of shutout relief with three punchouts for the win. Adrian Hernández had a perfect seventh. Mason Fluharty put up a zero in the eighth with a walk and a K. Connor Cooke coughed up a solo shot but struck out the side.

The first eight hitters in the C's batting order all had at least one hit and number nine hitter Estiven Machado was hit by a pitch twice and contributed an RBI. Alan Roden had three hits out of the leadoff spot. Michael Turconi had two hits, a walk and two RBI. Dasan Brown went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and is hitting .304 so far in the month of June. Michael Dominguez gave up just one run over 3-2/3 innings on two hits and two walks with one strikeout but needed 73 pitches to do it. Naswell Paulino stranded a Dominguez runner and though he gave up three runs (two earned) in 2-1/3 innings, he got the win. Braden Scott came off the injured list to strikeout the side to overcome a two-out double. Sam Ryan gave up a hit and a plunk before putting up two zeros.

Tucker Toman had an RBI double and two walks and stole a base to nudge his OPS to .701 out of the leadoff spot. Ryan McCarty also had two hits and stole a base to boost his OPS to .808. Glenn Santiago doubled twice and Robert Robertis had an RBI triple among his two hits but is still eight points away from the Mendoza Line. Alex Amalfi was mauled for five runs, including a grand slam, over four innings and struck out five. Lazardo Estrada, Michael Brewer and Keiner Leon did not keep it close out of the bullpen.

Luis Garcia homered and tripled and Jean Joseph had two doubles among his three hits for the Florida Complex League squad. Yhoangel Aponte had two hits and three RB and Adrian Pinto walked twice. Nolan Perry gave up a three-run homer and allowed four runs in total but lasted five innings and whiffed five for the win. Joey Murray worked the sixth and gave up a solo shot.

In the Dominican, David Guzman had three hits in the leadoff spot with an HBP and Faruk De La Cruz also put up a three in the hit column. Enmanuel Bonilla had two knocks with an RBI. Daniel Perez was 2-for-5 with three RBI. Eduar Gonzalez was the winning hurler by stranding a runner and whiffing three over 3-1/3 shutout innings.
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Ducey - Wednesday, June 21 2023 @ 10:44 AM EDT (#430558) #
I see Dunedin has a relatively new add - Jeffrey Wehler.

Played last year in college at Pittsburg where he hit 294/381/453. Went undrafted and wound up in independent ball this season where he hit an okay 282/318/427 with 6BB/22K in 32 games. He did steal 12 bases and was never caught. Is 24 years old in A ball, and will be immediately under pressure after the draft, but I guess you never know.
uglyone - Wednesday, June 21 2023 @ 12:09 PM EDT (#430562) #
Orelvis is legit creeping back into Top Prospect type status.

his line at this point is arguably the best of his milb career so far, given that everything looks very good to elite other than one single flaw - his low .225avg. And even that is somewhat softened by the super low .204babip....though given that super low babips have become a trend for him that doesn't completely wish it away. He did put up better overall numbers in Rk and A, but arguably with less impressive component numbers and more reliance on babip.

But otherwise...

* 12.0bb% - best of his milb career by far, and a very good mark for a prospect in general
* 20.9k% - best since his first year in rookie ball, and a solid mark for a prospect in general
* .305iso - best of his career, and super duper elite for a prospect in general
* 18.1ld% - 2nd best of his career, behind only his stint in A ball
* 16.3swstr% - 2nd best of his career, behind only his 125pa stint in A+ where he put up a 15.6%

All that stuff is top-end prospect type stuff. And he's doing it at a high level in AA, while still being young for the level.

So all eyes on his babip/average going forward. And there's some good news on that front. 1st off it's always encouraging when the average and babip track closely together, instead of needing high babip to post low average. In this case his average is actually higher than his babip, which tells us that he doesn't need babip luck to be good.

Secondly, after an extremely rough start he's now shown he can hit for average too - over his last 41gms (of 57 total this year) he's hitting .286 based on a .277 babip. Over his last 26gms he's at a .326avg with a .344babip. Again it's encouraging that the average and babip track so closely together, and even more encouraging that he's been able to up his babip to a more reasonable level for an extended stretch now.

Those last 26gms, or 108pa, are at the level where you start thinking it's promotion time (though to be clear i would stay very patient here and not promote him any time soon. MAYBE near the end of the year if he keeps up this recent pace. maybe.)

* Last 26gms: 108pa, 18.5bb%, 15.7k%, .344babip, .326avg, .291iso, 182wrc+
* Last 41gms: 166pa, 13.9bb%, 19.9k%, .277babip, .286avg, .371iso, 171wrc+
* First 16gms: 68pa, 7.4bb%, 23.5k%, .047babip, .083avg, .150iso, -3wrc+
* ALL 57gms: 234pa, 12.0bb%, 20.9k%, .204babip, .225avg, .305iso, 121wrc+

Glevin - Wednesday, June 21 2023 @ 12:13 PM EDT (#430563) #
Toman with a HR today. He's one of those guys who isn't have a great year but is doing well enough that he's still keeping himself in the prospect category. It's been such a rough year for the prospects so far that that seems like a victory.
Nigel - Wednesday, June 21 2023 @ 01:57 PM EDT (#430571) #
Fingers crossed for Toman, he may have to save the top part of the 2022 draft. The high picks in Vancouver from that draft all have something interesting about them, but look, on the whole, pretty underwhelming.
bpoz - Wednesday, June 21 2023 @ 06:47 PM EDT (#430586) #
Grayson Thurman is a pitcher with terrible results. Yet he keeps being used. I think he has some elite pitches that he cannot use well enough.
Kelekin - Wednesday, June 21 2023 @ 08:41 PM EDT (#430587) #
Agreed UO, Orelvis is definitely getting there. I pointed out a couple of threads back that the only concern at this point is his line against righties. His stats are great but being buoyed by a 1.198 OPS against lefties. This is the primary reason I'm okay still not rushing him to AAA...let's see if he can keep improving vs righties and gain some confidence, and maybe move him up for August.
Gerry - Wednesday, June 21 2023 @ 09:08 PM EDT (#430588) #
From BA on Tiedemann:

There's some concern that the current injury could shelve Tiedemann for a good chunk of the summer.
greenfrog - Wednesday, June 21 2023 @ 09:49 PM EDT (#430589) #
I’m encouraged by Orelvis’s progress over the last couple of months. He’s probably the Jays’ best prospect at this point.

BA has posted some good content on some rising prospects for various teams. I won’t reproduce all (or even most) of the Jays-related content, but here is an excerpt:

“Kendry Rojas, LHP (No. 21 to No. 6)

Rojas is a projectable lefthander who has performed for Low-A Dunedin this season. He’s made 10 appearances and has held opponents to a .218 batting average with 9.5 strikeouts per nine and 2.8 walks per nine. Rojas has added 3 mph of velocity onto his four-seam fastball and slider in 2023 and the improved stuff has led to results. Rojas' fastball has added velocity while maintaining above-average ride on the pitch. With starters traits and improving stuff, Rojas is a big arrow-up name.

Leo Jimenez, SS (No. 20 to No. 7)

Over the course of his professional career Jimenez has struggled to stay on the field. This season he’s been healthy for Double-A New Hampshire and has hit leadoff while spending time at second base and shortstop. His versatility defensively is an asset but it’s been his combination of strong plate skills, above-average exit velocity data and the ability to find the barrel that has him climbing up the Blue Jays rankings. Jimenez is hitting .301/.361/.451 with 11 doubles and four home runs over 39 games with Double-A New Hampshire. He is difficult to strike out and shows a wide variety of skills that could translate to success sometime in the next few seasons.”
Mike Green - Wednesday, June 21 2023 @ 10:12 PM EDT (#430590) #
Dasan Brown doubled in his first PA tonight. He's had a return to form in June, hitting .300 with walks, power, and speed. After a vile April and a bad May.
bpoz - Thursday, June 22 2023 @ 08:42 AM EDT (#430593) #
I like Alan Roden. He seems to do it all except he is 23 years old in Vancouver. NH will be a good challenge if he gets there this year. That is a good climb for a 2022 draft pick.

Chad Dallas is doing very well in AA. Will turn 23 on Monday. He may get to AAA this year.
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