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Dunedin won with a walk off home run by Jeffrey Wehler. New Hampshire won with a come back sealed by Leo Jimenez. Seven Bisons combined to shutout Scranton. Vancouver lost despite Alan Roden going 4-4.

Buffalo 2 Scranton WB 0

New Hampshire 8 Somerset 7

Vancouver 4 Eugene 6

Clearwater 2 Dunedin 3

Three Stars

Third Star - Alan Roden

Second Star - Jeffrey Wehler

First Star - Leo Jimenez



Excellent pitching for the Bisons. Seven pitchers combined on a three hitter. Paxton Schultz started, went three innings, didn't allow a hit, and yet was pulled. Schultz has a 3.50 ERA in four starts, just what the Bisons needed. Six relievers threw an inning each and you could say all were good, although Yosver Zulueta loaded the bases and then got out of it.

Otto Lopez accounted for both runs with his first home run of the season. No power? I got your power right here!

NH came back from being 7-5 down in the sixth to win 8-7. Damiano Palmegiani doubled in the sixth run in the seventh and Leo Jimenez doubled in the tying and go ahead runs in the eighth. Jimenez had two doubles, Rainer Nunez and PK Morris had two hits each.

Sem Robberse just went four innings, two hits but three walks and 79 pitches. Credit to TJ Brock, who got four outs, and Mason Fluharty who got the save by pitching the ninth.

Devereaux Harrison did his thing for Vancouver, five innings, six hits, one run, five K's. He has a 1.16 ERA as a starter. He left with the lead but Eric Pardinho and Naswell Paulino gave up five between them.

Alan Roden had a big game 4-4 with a walk and four runs scored. Two of his hits were doubles. Dasan Brown and Alex De Jesus had two hits each. Brown has been hitting better recently. He has a six game hit streak and has hit in 11 out of his last 13 games.

The Dunedin game was tied at two heading to the bottom of the ninth. Leading off for the D Jays was Jeffrey Wehler who just joined the org recently. He hit his first home run for the walk off. The Jays just had four hits, Manuel Beltre had two and Tucker Toman one.

Irv Carter started and had a nervy first inning. He might not like runners on base. A lead off single was followed by a stolen base and later a run via a ground out. A hit batter also stole second and scored on a single. Two runs allowed. Through the next four innings three more baserunners reached. One stole, and another advanced on a balk. Overall a decent start, five innings, two runs, but just one strikeout. Lazaro Estrada went three innings to get the win, he struck out five.

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hypobole - Sunday, June 25 2023 @ 11:54 PM EDT (#430740) #
Gerry, Otto Lopez with a 6th inning home run, his 1st of the season.

Rehabbing Carlos Rodon threw 4 shutout innings vs NH.
Ducey - Monday, June 26 2023 @ 07:40 AM EDT (#430744) #
Roden had a walk too. Now 33BB/ 25K
bpoz - Monday, June 26 2023 @ 08:03 AM EDT (#430745) #
Rodens numbers are fantastic except for the HRs. He is working on hitting the ball higher because a few hit the fence rather than got over it. He hustles and has speed. I don't know if he can run down a difficult flyball and catch it. Only 307 minor league ABs due to being a 2022 draft pick. Another factor is that he is one of the older Vancouver OF/IF players.

I was very high on him until I realized that he is 1 year older than Kasevich & Doughty. 1 month older than D Palmegiani who should get promoted to AAA soon.
Marc Hulet - Monday, June 26 2023 @ 09:01 AM EDT (#430746) #
I do believe the age factor is a little overblown - not every player's development follows the same path. There's lots of recent examples of productive players not reaching the majors until ages 25-27. Now, they may not be stars but they're still solid big leaguers.

As for Roden's defense in RF, I have seen him chase down and successfully dive for balls. He's a good fielder (based on 5-6 looks). He got to stuff I never thought he would...
bpoz - Monday, June 26 2023 @ 10:10 AM EDT (#430747) #
Thanks Marc. Hope he gets promoted July/Aug.
Mike Green - Monday, June 26 2023 @ 10:32 AM EDT (#430748) #
Thank you, Marc.  Roden's skill set- line drive hitter, good plate control, doubles power, effective base-stealer (13/2 so far this year), good defence in a corner outfield slot.  If he can move up the developmental ladder, that is a good player.  In 100 minor league PAs, he hasn't hit left-handers, which may mean he ends up as the heavy-side of a platoon. 
Gerry - Monday, June 26 2023 @ 11:16 AM EDT (#430749) #
Thanks hypobole.
GabrielSyme - Monday, June 26 2023 @ 12:35 PM EDT (#430753) #
Orelvis has been pretty quiet the last two weeks - he's in a bit of a slump with an OPS of just .649. But the character of the slump should be pretty encouraging: he's walked as often as he's struck out, both at a 16% rate.

Going into this season, I remember hearing Baseball America saying that Orelvis just needed to improve his swing decisions a little bit to be a good prospect. With more than a month of more walks than Ks, I think it's fair to say his swing decisions have improved a great deal. If he was just cutting down on his swing rate without increasing contact or better strike-zone judgement, we wouldn't be seeing this major decline in his strikeout rate.
bpoz - Monday, June 26 2023 @ 02:33 PM EDT (#430758) #
Emmanuel Bonilla did not get a hit in his first 3 games but he managed 4 walks with 1 K. After that he got a hit in every game but 1 which includes todays game but his walks have reduced to 4 while his Ks have increased. Not much power yet.

Nobody is hitting for power yet in the DSL. I checked Daniel Perez because he is older and is a good physical specimen.
bpoz - Monday, June 26 2023 @ 03:20 PM EDT (#430760) #
It seems Olelvis maybe is in a small slump. Just 1 hit in his last 4 games, 13 ABs, 4bb & 2K. His eye at the plate is very good now.

2 weeks from now day 2 of the draft is taking place. Promotions have happened quite nicely so far this year. If we have any good offense prospects that are close to the majors they should be getting their shot in 2024/25. I am thinking Orelvis, Barger, Leo Jimenez and D Palmegiani. I feel that the FO wants a long term contender by using a decent payroll and the controversial "wave of prospects". Payroll will be reduced by departing FAs which can then be used for new signings. I will not speculate on the FA expenses details.

I am having difficulty figuring out how the prospects will be added to the lineup of a contender. St Louis was a 2022 contender and added Jordan Walker for Opening day. He got demoted and recalled. St Louis plays in the weak NL Central. IMO the Jays hoped to contend (be in a pennant race) in 2021. With 91 wins they missed because of only 2 WC teams. The 2024/25 season could/should have all 5 ALE teams contending for a playoff position. So how many position rookies break in? I don't know and cannot figure it out. Of my 4 candidates Leo Jimenez should be defensively elite at 2B/SS/3B. Orelvis and Barger are righty/lefty power hitters. Palmegiani is a righty power hitter.

Vlad, Bo and Springer should have been decided upon long term by 2025. Biggio/Espinal's value should be established.

That is a future problem that I don't expect myself to solve.

greenfrog - Monday, June 26 2023 @ 06:43 PM EDT (#430766) #
Kiley's latest mock has the Jays taking Dillon Head at #20, with the Cardinals taking Nolan Schanuel at #21.
Gerry - Monday, June 26 2023 @ 06:51 PM EDT (#430767) #
Sem Robberse and Yosver Zulueta are going to the futures game.
GabrielSyme - Monday, June 26 2023 @ 07:08 PM EDT (#430768) #
His eye at the plate is very good now. If, before the season, we were told that this could be said honestly of Orelvis at any time this year, I for one would have taken it as a victory, apart from anything else he might do.
Glevin - Tuesday, June 27 2023 @ 11:52 AM EDT (#430778) #
Bonilla seems to be heating up. He's only 17 so has some rope. He was 5 for his first 30. Since then, he's 10 for his last 24. Would love to see one or two prospects step up in the second half and become more than "he could be interesting if he develops". Alex De Jesus continues to stay on in Vancouver. Definitely seems like one of the Jays better prospects right now as others fall back even though he has plenty of question marks of his own.
bpoz - Tuesday, June 27 2023 @ 02:49 PM EDT (#430786) #
Carlos Vasquez a C playing for the FCL has been described as the lefty hitting G Moreno. So I was excited. He turned 18 on June 4th. Playing in his 3rd game this year, 2 games at DH, 1 at 2B. Counting today 5ABs 4bb, 0K and 1SB. I liked G Moreno's arm the best. Hope C Vasquez has a strong, accurate arm.

Sammy Hernandez is doing well.
Gerry - Tuesday, June 27 2023 @ 07:48 PM EDT (#430807) #
Very few minor league games tonight. Most US based teams have today off so they can play next Monday as part of the July 4th weekend.
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