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Riley Tirotta was promoted to Buffalo just over two weeks ago. He has made his presence felt. On Friday he went deep twice helping Buffalo win, and he is now hitting over .400 in his short AAA career. Ryan McCarty had a big hit to help New Hampshire win. Dunedin won in eleven innings. Vancouver had a bad day.

There were a couple of notable pitching performances too. Two of the Jays top pitching prospects, Adam Macko and Fernando Perez pitched well. Even Aaron Sanchez had a good start.

Buffalo 5 Lehigh Valley 2

New Hampshire 4 Erie 1

Vancouver 2 Everett 9

Dunedin 10 Palm Beach 8 - 11 innings

FCL Blue Jays 2 FCL Phillies 5

Three Stars

Third Star - Adam Macko

Second Star - Manuel Beltre

First Star - Riley Tirotta



Aaron Sanchez made his fifth start for Buffalo and this was his best by far. He went six innings with just two hits while striking out five. It lowered his ERA from 11.81 to 9.00.

In the second inning Michael Turconi singled in Riley Tirotta for the first run. Tirotta then hit a two run home run in the sixth. In the ninth Orelvis Martinez and Tirotta went back to back with solo shots. Tirotta was 3-4, scoring three runs and driving in three.

Adam Macko is on a roll. On Friday he went six innings, four hits, eight K's and one run. He now has 71 strikeouts in 55 innings.

The big hit for New Hampshire was a three run home run by Ryan McCarty in the fifth inning. NH had just five hits, Josh Kasevich had two.

Chris McElvain had a start to forget for Vancouver. In just over three innings Everett scored nine runs on eleven hits and that was too big a deficit to overcome. Oddly for a bad game, McElvain struck out six of his nine outs.

Just six hits for the C's, Jeff Wehler had two including a home run.

Fernando Perez threw 6.2 innings with two runs allowed for Dunedin. He struck out seven. Per Savant he had 12 whiffs, five on each of his FB and slider. The two runs he allowed came from the last two hitters he faced, he had a shutout on three hits through 6.2 innings.

The Jays led 6-2 into the eight inning. Then Jays pitcher Juanmi Vasquez walked four hitters. JJ Sanchez replaced him and he walked the first hitter he faced. Throw in a couple of wild pitches and a bunt single and Palm Beach had scored five runs without getting a hit to the outfield. The Jays trailed by one. They tied it in the ninth on an error. Yhoangel Aponte doubled in two runs in the eleventh.

Manuel Beltre had a big game, he had five hits, one a double. Damiano Palmegiani, on rehab, hit a 108 mph solo home run. Tucker Toman and Alexis Hernandez had two hits each.

In the FCL Chad Dallas started on a rehab assignment. He went 2.2 innings. Enmanuel Bonilla, David Guzman and Railin Tejada each had a single and a double. Arjun Nimmala walked three times.

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Mike Green - Saturday, June 08 2024 @ 08:18 AM EDT (#447185) #
The big improvement with Macko is in his control.  His stuff and his K rate have always been very good, but instead of walking 4-5 per 9IP, he's walked just north of 3.  And he is averaging 5 innings per appearance, edging up quite a bit from previously.   The Fangraphs' scouting report suggests that he has a good 4 pitch mix, and if you add decent control and the ability to throw 160-180 innings in a year to that, you've got yourself a starter.  He's making real progress and definitely one worth tracking closely.  
Nigel - Saturday, June 08 2024 @ 12:16 PM EDT (#447190) #
Nimmala has been demoted to the Rookie League. Hard to argue with that decision.
mendocino - Saturday, June 08 2024 @ 01:57 PM EDT (#447199) #
Francys Romero@francysromeroFR
Cuban RHP Silvano Hechavarrķa (21) officially signs with the Toronto Blue Jays. Bonus deal: $215,000.

He is the 18th Cuban-born player to sign in the current international period.

Pitcher of 6-3 height, fastball at 93-97 mph, slider and changeup as secondary pitching.
bpoz - Saturday, June 08 2024 @ 02:42 PM EDT (#447206) #
Thanks mendocino. I think the draft is in about 1 month. Have to start getting interested.
Kelekin - Saturday, June 08 2024 @ 03:02 PM EDT (#447208) #
Sann Omosako off to a good start in the DSL putting up 5 shutout innings. Was a bit surprised to see him go another round in the DSL, but he's a potentially exciting arm.
finch - Sunday, June 09 2024 @ 12:07 AM EDT (#447232) #
With results and potential, I would have these as my Top 5 Jays Prospects:
1. Emmanuel Bonilla
2. Orelvis Martinez
3. Rickey Tiedemann
4. Miguel Beltre
5. Alan Roden
bpoz - Sunday, June 09 2024 @ 09:15 AM EDT (#447235) #
V nice top 5 finch. Seems fair that Barriera & Nimmala have been demoted. Today is M Beltre's 20th birthday. I can see Beltre becoming a heads up, smart 2B who finds ways to win. His D is probably V good. His numbers are not flashy but I think (no proof) that he has had big hits in key moments.
Mike Green - Sunday, June 09 2024 @ 09:35 AM EDT (#447236) #
For what it's worth, Nimmala remains a better prospect than Bonilla in my opinion. He's 2 months older, but plays shortstop well enough, has displayed much better plate control and enough power to make it work. I don't put much weight in batting average in the first 200-300 PAs for a young player.
Glevin - Sunday, June 09 2024 @ 11:10 AM EDT (#447239) #
Not sure I'd have Bonilla top-5 right now. Not great offense and way too many K's. Things can change very quickly of course but right now, not looking very promising. Nimmalla much more interesting to me. He struggled a lot but was playing in a league where most guys are years older.
uglyone - Sunday, June 09 2024 @ 11:57 AM EDT (#447240) #
have to agree. Bonilla's line doesn't show much without that .400babip. Whereas most everything is good about Nimmala's line aside from his .200babip.
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