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Buffalo 12 Columbus 9

Portland 5 New Hampshire 2

Eugene 5 Vancouver 0

Clearwater 10 Dunedin 1

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Damiano Palmegiani, Buffalo

2. Spencer Horowitz, Buffalo

1. Orelvis Martinez, Buffalo

Vancouver Canadians

When last we left you the Canadians were battling their way through their opening home stand against the Hillsboro Hops.

This week finds Brent Lavallee’s squad in Eugene Oregon to face the Emeralds squad that is now 9-1 after the win.

Vancouver was shut out 5-0 on the strength of No-Hitter thrown by three Emeralds pitchers who each went three innings in the game. Nick Sinacola got the win while Seth Corry got the save.

The Canadians are back at it tonight In Eugene 7:05 p.m. local time for game three of this series.

Buffalo Bisons

Orelvis Martinez continues to demonstrate why he is one of the top players for the Bisons with a grand slam that would have made Denny’s breakfast eater proud. Martinez has hit in 11 straight games now as well and one has to wonder when the Toronto Blue Jays will come knocking.

Damiano Palmegiani hit a home run in this game and finished the day at 3-for-4 with a double, 2 HRs & 3 RBIs to boost his OPS to .858 on the year. Nathan Lukes got the long ball fest going with a two-run blast as just the second batter in the game. Addison Barger was 2-5 with one run and 3 RBI while Spencer Horowitz had four runs to go with one hit and two walks.

Buffalo had four home runs in the contest as did the Columbus Clippers.

The Bisons and Clippers are at it again today at 6:15 pm local time. Both teams have not announced a starter.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats were victims of a 5-2 loss to the Portland Sea Dogs on Wednesday afternoon.

The Fisher Cats fall to 7-4 on the year while Sea Dogs are 5-4. New Hampshire wasted 16 strikeouts by its pitching staff including eight by Trenton Wallace who allowed two runs in four innings.

They also squandered strong catching by Phil Clarke who threw out three attempted base stealers. Garrett Spain also notched his first assist of the season, connecting with Clarke on a play at the plate. Consecutive doubles by Rainer Nunez and Miguel Hiraldo accounted for one of the two Fisher Cats runs.

The Fisher Cats and Sea Dogs continue their six-game set this afternoon at 12:05 p.m. RHP Michael Dominguez (0-0, 9.00 ERA) takes the mound against Portland LHP Zach Penrod (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Dunedin Blue Jays

Dunedin had hit double digits in runs the previous two contests but fell to The Clearwater Threshers 10-1 on Wednesday afternoon.

The Threshers exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning after adding a single run in the third and then single runs in the 6th and 8th.

Clearwaters Aidan Miller doubled scoring Dakota Kotowski and Trent Farquhar. Jordan Viars then homered to score Aidan Miller for a two-run shot to highlight four of the inning’s seven runs for

Miller was a one-man wrecking crew with four runs on four hits and two RBIs for the Threshers. Dunedin’s Daniel Perez leadoff triple in the eight was the lone highlight as he then scored on a wild pitch to make it 10-1.

The series with the Threshers continues tonight at 6:30 PM EDT in Dunedin. The Blue Jays are 8-3 on the season.

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finch - Thursday, April 18 2024 @ 01:25 AM EDT (#444762) #

Edwin compares Orelvis to Hanley Ramirez and believes Orelvis is more talented at their 22 year old levels. Interesting.
Gerry - Thursday, April 18 2024 @ 07:05 AM EDT (#444764) #
Jimmy Robbins has been traded to the Rangers.
Jonny German - Thursday, April 18 2024 @ 08:53 AM EDT (#444769) #
It's very early but the season has started very well for Blue Jay hitting prospects/ guys not egregiously old for their level:

Player Age Level PA
Goodwin 22 A+ 36
Arias 20 A 31
Robertson 26 AAA 39
Kasevich 23 AA 44
Horwitz 26 AAA 64
Aponte 20 A 46
Bohrofen 22 A+ 36
Spain 23 AA 34
Roden 24 AA 44
Jimenez 23 AAA 44
Barger 24 AAA 63
G Mart 21 AA 42
O Mart 22 AAA 53
Beltre 20 A 42
Duran 20 A 30
Toman 20 A 26
Nimmala 18 A 43
DeJesus 22 AA 33
Palmeg. 24 AAA 58
uglyone - Thursday, April 18 2024 @ 10:00 AM EDT (#444771) #
I'd hope Roden and Bohrofen are bumped up a level quickly. At their ages and performance they could have easily started the year a level higher.
bpoz - Thursday, April 18 2024 @ 11:28 AM EDT (#444776) #
Very nice list Jonny German.

The Buffalo players are at 50+ ABs which is still SSS IMO. When it gets to 100-200 then the sample is definitely big enough. Orelvis, Barger & Palmegiani have produced big power in previous years. Horwitz has not produced big power in prior years. Orelvis and Palmegiani have to improve further with their D. I think their D will stop them at the moment from replacing Biggio and IKF. This year so far Barger and Horwitz have elite BB/K. Orelvis good K but needs a few more walks. Palmegiani good bb but high Ks.

I look forward to them being promoted sometime this season.
Gerry - Thursday, April 18 2024 @ 05:51 PM EDT (#444786) #
I was checking on the starters tonight for the minor league update and I realised there is no sign of Ricky Tiedemann. He last pitched on the 11th, so he would be due to pitch yesterday or today. Nick Fraze was a surprise starter yesterday and Its Paolo Espino today.

There is no sign of Ricky going on the IL so I assume he has a minor injury. It's concerning that he seems to be injury prone.

He was on Blair and Barker earlier this week and there was no mention of him not feeling well. And as I type this he has been placed on the 7 day IL.
Nigel - Thursday, April 18 2024 @ 06:10 PM EDT (#444788) #
Unfortunately, the similarities between the paths taken by Pearson and Tiedemann are growing.
mendocino - Thursday, April 18 2024 @ 06:31 PM EDT (#444790) #
Ricky on 7 day IL
Glevin - Thursday, April 18 2024 @ 09:15 PM EDT (#444797) #
Orelvis another HR. Keeps this going for a bit and he should be up.
greenfrog - Thursday, April 18 2024 @ 09:54 PM EDT (#444799) #
Orelvis hit the home run off some young fireballer named Anthony Gose.
John Northey - Thursday, April 18 2024 @ 10:50 PM EDT (#444800) #
Tiedemann and Pearson are the reason why I never worry too much about trading pitchers.  Even the Jays worst case - Noah Syndergaard+ for R.A. Dickey+ wasn't _that_ bad.  Syn produced 13.7 bWAR for the Mets, 15.6 career.  Dickey 7.1 for the Jays, 2.2 post-Jays.  Yeah, there was more to it than that - but it was risking an A ball pitcher who just cracked top 100 prospect lists (#95 for MLB, 93 BP, would climb to top 30 on both and #54 on BA before he started in the Mets minors).  As with most pitchers injuries got him - 2 great years, then IL in '17, 2 solid years, then 2 years TJ.1 nice year, 1 bad year (67 ERA+ last year), and now is unsigned at age 31.  I'd give him AAA time but no lock to the majors.

Btw, AAA rotation...
  • Andrew Bash 3 starts, 1 relief - 9 2/3 IP 14 H 6 BB 12 K 6.52 ERA at age 27. Ugh.
  • Chad Dallas 3 starts, 12 2/3 IP 19 H 9 BB 6 SO 9.24 ERA at age 24 - ugly but young enough to keep sending out there
  • Ricky Tiedemann 3 starts, 8 IP 7 H 9 BB 10 SO 5.63 ERA at age 21 - maybe wasn't ready for AAA
  • Yariel Rodríguez 2 starts, 6 1/3 IP 1 H 3 BB 10 SO 0 R at age 27. No wonder he was called up
  • Paxton Schultz 2 starts, 2 relief, 8 IP 10 H 5 BB 11 SO 4.50 ERA at age 26, probably going to be stretched out given what we see above.
  • Paolo Espino 1 start, 6 IP 4 H 0 R 1 BB 5 SO age 37, wasn't a disaster in the majors but is more a 'break in case of emergency' guy
  • Nick Fraze 1 start, 1 relief, 4 2/3 IP 4 H 3 BB 4 SO 3.86 ERA age 26, Meh. Lets see more given the above.
  • Alek Manoah 1 start 3 1/3 IP 8 H 1 BB 4 SO 10.80 ERA age 26. Sigh.
So 8 guys used as starters already with more to come I'm sure. Yeah, I'd see if guys like Syndergaard want a shot with AAA time first.  Tiedemann and Rodriguez were the only real prospects there, Dallas arguably is one (10th twice in pre-season lists, #17 overall by my ranking system which uses all others).

FYI: In AA no one has 10 IP yet, max 2 starts. 7 starters, ages 23 and 25 - none doing 'WOW' so no callups likely anytime soon. Ryan Jennings in A+ has a solid start (9 IP 5 H 1 ER 2 BB 11 SO) but at age 25 he has to super-impress and get up to AA fast. Rafael Sánchez is similar at age 24 (10 IP 7 H 2 R/ER 3 BB 6 SO) but the low K's limit how likely he is to get moved along.

So yeah, I'd be looking at guys who no one would sign who once had success to sign AAA deals just to keep from moving pitchers too far too soon as the Jays are very weak in that department right now outside of the majors. I'd sell them on the 'if you are healthy you are likely up once someone gets hurt, and we all know pitchers get hurt' which would get nods of agreement from Thor and others I'm certain.  I'd add in a clause that lets them leave if someone else wants them in the majors after a month (seems automatic with vets).
John Northey - Thursday, April 18 2024 @ 10:57 PM EDT (#444801) #
Posted before checking today's game - Espino started so 2 starts, 10 2/3 IP 11 H 5 R 4 ER 7 BB 8 K 3.38 ERA now.  Schultz was in relief (2 1/3 IP 0 H 0 R 3 BB 2 SO).

Nice to see Juenger get the save. I keep hoping he gets it together and makes the majors. 2 games in a row Orelvis hits a game winning home run. Sweet - a guy who enjoys the pressure, could use that here.  But at 2B we have Biggio (133 OPS+) and Schneider (112 OPS+) with Clement (107) and IKF (109) also sharing time there and at 3B.  Orelvis' positions. So a bit hard to mix him in at this stage, but by mid-season space will probably exist (as it always does).
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