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Ricky Tiedemann was wild on Thursday and Buffalo lost a rain shortened game. Damiano Palmegiani hit his first home run. New Hampshire's offense is hot and they rode some big performances to a win. Dunedin's pitching is hot and they shut down the Yankees to run their record to 5-1. Vancouver were rained out.

Rochester 6 Buffalo 3

Somerset 3 New Hampshire 6

Hillsboro at Vancouver - Rained out

Dunedin 3 Tampa 1

Three Stars

Third Star - Grant Rogers

Second Star - Josh Clarke

First Star - Josh Kasevich



Ricky Tiedemann has been healthy through three starts this season. And that's the best thing about his season so far. Ricky has had control problems. He walked three and hit two batters on Thursday. He also was taken deep twice. All of this in 3.2 innings. Year to date Ricky has walked nine in eight innings and hit three batters. His WHIP is 2.00. He has given up three home runs in eight innings. On a marginally positive note, he has ten strikeouts, including seven on Thursday. Ricky is relatively inexperienced and now his task is to learn how to command his pitches to cut down on walks and get deeper into games.

Damiano Palmegiani his his first home run of the season, one of his two hits. Will Robertson was promoted to the number three spot in the order and walked twice, but no hits.

New Hampshire had 13 hits. It's time to start talking about Josh Kasevich. He had three hits including two doubles. His batting average is .435 and his OPS is over 1000. Small sample but bears watching. Another one to watch is Phil Clarke who also had three hits and he too is hitting over .400. And just to make it three, Gabriel Martinez is hitting .304 and is playing well after a down 2023.

Trenton Wallace struck out five and gave up two runs in 4.2 innings.

Dunedin improved to 5-1. When you look at the batting averages most players are down around the .200 mark. Victor Arias is the one exception, he homered on Thursday and is hitting .368. The Jays are winning thanks to their pitching. The bullpen has been outstanding and the starters decent. Thursdays starter, Grant Rogers, was better than decent as he made his pro debut on Thursday. He went four shutout innings with six K's. He did walk four though. Rogers was an eleventh round pick last season out of McNeese State. Rogers threw all the pitches, 4 seam, cutter, sinker, slider, change up and curve. He topped out at 93 mph.

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uglyone - Friday, April 12 2024 @ 12:01 AM EDT (#444398) #
Yariel has been called up.
Glevin - Friday, April 12 2024 @ 10:09 AM EDT (#444406) #
Pretty meh on Kasevich. Doesn't K but no power and probably won't stick at SS. You're looking at a David Fletcher sort of player which can be a useful piece but not very exciting. In AA, very happy with Gabriel Martinez's start. Looked great 2 years ago, like a non prospect last year, so nice to see him off to a solid start.
bpoz - Friday, April 12 2024 @ 10:10 AM EDT (#444407) #
Still SSS so I will be patient with the prospects. EVs tell a lot. Barger, Robertson and Palmegiani have good ones this year. I expect Orelvis to produce a few good EVs. Gameday for NH does not give EVs.

Looks like Buffalo, NH and Dunedin will have happy fans this year. They are winning a lot of games.
Nigel - Friday, April 12 2024 @ 12:46 PM EDT (#444414) #
Glevin I may be more down than you on Kasevich’s offensive potential but I think he’s a legit defender at SS and I was actually pretty wowed by his defence at 3B when I saw him play there a handful of games.
bpoz - Friday, April 12 2024 @ 01:03 PM EDT (#444415) #
Kacevich could be valuable as a 2B, SS and 3B player with good D. He could grow into some power. He played for playoff bound Dunedin in 2022 with 18 runs and 7 rbi which I expect from a singles hitter with a high Avg. In 2023 with championship Vancouver his Runs scored was 46 which was less than the 50 rbi which I did not expect. BB/K is great.
99BlueJaysWay - Friday, April 12 2024 @ 02:02 PM EDT (#444422) #
Re: Kasevich, from Shi’s April 11th article:

Kasevich shares some similarities to Roden in his pitch selection and contact ability at the plate, pairing those talents with fielding skills that make him “the best the defender we have at short in the system,” according to Sclafani.

But like Roden, Kasevich is also seeking ways to drive the ball more.

“Incredible worker, physical specimen. There's more in there. He knows it,” says Sclafani. “Both those guys are pretty cerebral. So figuring out how to sync up their bodies better to tap into the strength and leverage that they already have is going to be a point of emphasis.”
Nigel - Friday, April 12 2024 @ 02:54 PM EDT (#444423) #
I repeat what I said at the end of last season - I saw a large number of live plate appearances by Kasevich, probably 50-60, and I never saw one example of interesting exit velocity (fair or foul). He does have an excellent sense of the strike zone but he isn't comparable to Roden. Roden had both an excellent knowledge of the strike zone and a plus pitch selection skill.
Ducey - Friday, April 12 2024 @ 04:15 PM EDT (#444427) #
Kasevich seems similar to Clement. As I understand it Ernie was a singles hitter who was hard to strike out. Last year he learned to drive the ball. Seems like that is something that can be learned, unless he is hitting like Rod Carew or something.

He should not be written off. If he can hit close to .300, not strike out much and play good D, there have been lots of infielders who have been great contact guys and learned to drive the ball as they matured. Craig Biggio being one.

But alas projecting prospects will break your heart 90% of the time.
bpoz - Friday, April 12 2024 @ 05:36 PM EDT (#444428) #
Thank you for your scouting reports Nigel. Very valuable.
bpoz - Friday, April 12 2024 @ 06:30 PM EDT (#444429) #
Double header in Vancouver. We won 2-0 in game 1. Geison Urbais pitched 4 innings only 1K. I am looking forward to more details.
Marc Hulet - Friday, April 12 2024 @ 09:57 PM EDT (#444441) #
Urbaez is a sleeper favorite of mine dating back to 2022. He was hurt much of last year. He's shown the ability to get whiffs on three pitches with excellent pitch characteristics
and spin but his command wavers which is likely why he didn't strike anyone out.
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