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The Blue Jays were three-up, two-down in the win-loss column on Tuesday. The Dominican Jays did not play because of lightning.

Buffalo 7 Lehigh Valley 5
Reading 3 New Hampshire 2 (11 Innings)
Vancouver 6 Eugene 0
Dunedin 5 Tampa 4
FCL Yankees 8 FCL Blue Jays 6


*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Peyton Williams, Vancouver

2. Lazaro Estrada, New Hampshire

1. Gabriel Cancel, Buffalo


The Herd raced out to a 7-0 lead with Gabriel Cancel, Max McDowell and Addison Barger going yard. Barger took one for the team while Cancel and McDowell had two-hit games. Alan Roden drew a walk and stole two bases. Chad Dallas gave up five runs in 4-1/3 innings, including a home run, while striking out three and walking two along with seven hits. Yerry Rodriguez struck out two but walked four in 1-1/3 innings. Eric Pardinho stranded the bases loaded for Rodriguez and struck out four over 1-1/3 innings of one-hit relief to get the win. Mason Fluharty stranded two runners and struck out three over 1-1/3 perfect innings for the save.

Ryan McCarty homered and walked while Josh Kasevicn and Zach Britton had two-hit nights with a stolen base. Alex De Jesús and Devonte Brown also found the hit column. Lazaro Estrada served up a solo dinger but that was it over five innings as he allowed four hits and two walks while striking out three. Hunter Gregory, Braydon Fisher and Jimmy Burnette put up a shutout frame with Fisher striking out the side. Anders Tolhurst struck out two over two shutout innings. Abdiel Mendoza took the loss.

The C's cranked out 12 hits but only one was for an extra-base as Peyton Williams had a double among his three hits with an RBI single and a walk. Jackson Hornung had three hits as well. Dasan Brown had two singles, two RBI and a walk. Je'Von Ward singled twice and was plunked. Kendry Rojas scattered four hits and three walks with six punchouts over 3-2/3 innings. The winning pitcher was Chay Yeager who supplied 2-1/3 shuotut innings. Johnathan Lavallee struck out the side in a one-hit seventh, Kai Peterson also racked up three Ks in a one-walk eighth. Aaron Munson pitched a shutout ninth.

The D-Jays hit for the cycle with Christian Feliz homering, Arjun Nimmala tripling, Tucker Toman doubled and Roque Salinas singling. Joey Votto and Manuel Beltre both walked twice. Nolan Perry surrendered a two-run shot among his three hits. He walked four and whiffed five in 4-1/3 innings. Irv Carter got the victory by stranding two runners and walking one over 2-2/3 shutout innings in which he fanned four. Juanmi Vasquez and Bo Bonds each gave up solo shots but got a hold and save respectively.

David Guzman had three hits with a pair of doubles. Kendry Chirinos and Daniel Perez had the two-hit games for the F-Jays. Chirinos homered and drew a walk whiel Perez doubled and walked twice. Sam Shaw walked three times and stole a base. Christopher Castro coughed up three runs over three frames for the loss. Raudy Gomez gave up four more in his two innings. Luis Torres put up two goose eggs with three punchouts. Julio Ortiz served up a solo homer but punched five tickets over two frames.
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uglyone - Wednesday, July 10 2024 @ 01:04 PM EDT (#449003) #
So Swanson wasn't injured. He was removed for "Heat-related issues".
John Northey - Wednesday, July 10 2024 @ 01:05 PM EDT (#449004) #
Decided to look into Gabriel Cancel.
  • He was a 7th round pick by KC in 2015 as a SS out of high school.
  • Spent 2 years in rookie ball, his 2nd at age 19 (now playing 2B) he was top 10 in doubles, extra base hits, slugging, and ISO.
  • 2017 was in A ball, top 10 in R, 2B, extra base hits
  • 2018 he moved up to A+ and led in doubles & HBP, was top 10 again in RBI & extra base hits.
  • 2019 up to AA top 10 in R, 2B, HR, RBI, HBP, total bases, extra base hits, but also in K's. Made a few Royals top 30 prospect lists (normally in the 20's)
  • then COVID hit and he missed 2020 obviously.
  • 2021 & 2022 - career fell apart, injuries I assume (57 + 78 games in AAA) his average dropped below 240, OBP to 305, still had power in 2021 (510 slg%) but lost that in 2022 (333 slg%), released after 2022.
  • 2023 in indy ball led in doubles and sac flies, top 10 in extra base hits. Finding his way again with a 286/351/486 line over 96 games playing SS according to BR (Baseball Cube has him at 2B/LF).
  • 2024 indy ball again hitting 282/414/605 when the Jays signed him (9 former ML'ers on his team, including Delino DeShields Jr and former top 20 prospect Blake Swihart). Now at 410/500/974 in Buffalo over 10 games, 46 PA
That seems to be about it for him. He has played at 1B/2B/3B/SS/LF/RF and has a game on the mound plus a few at DH. Most played is 2B by a mile, then 3B/SS about equally (roughly 300 innings each), 250 innings at 1B, 76 in LF, 9 in RF, plus that one out on the mound. Winter ball he was mostly 1B, then 2B, plus some 3B and SS. If he keeps this up he'll need to be called up, could be put at 3B possibly (2B is kinda covered by Schneider and Horwitz).
jerjapan - Wednesday, July 10 2024 @ 01:38 PM EDT (#449007) #
If Cancel keeps hitting like he is now, he is forcing himself onto the 40 man, D notwithstanding. 

And if he has some defensive value other than versatility? I keep thinking about Jose Bautista (light). 

Good first start in AA for Estrada.  He's looking like an add to the 40 man in the offseason. 

Braydon Fisher, the return from LA for Biggio, has 20 Ks in 11.1 IP with Toronto.  He could be a relief sleeper. 

Count me as in favour of a retool, starting ASAP.   Dump KK, run with Berroa / Lukes. 

Espino / Cuas / Burr / Yerry Rodriguez are all on the 40 man, so a guy like Estrada / Cancel could take a spot from one of them easily. 

We have a ton of moving parts right now.  This trade deadline could prove significant, and I'd like to see the FO get a head start on the market. 
Gerry - Wednesday, July 10 2024 @ 06:54 PM EDT (#449032) #
It's Ricky T night for Buffalo.
Gerry - Wednesday, July 10 2024 @ 07:57 PM EDT (#449038) #
Ricky just pitched one inning, 27 pitches, 12 strikes, 15 balls. He walked three guys and gave up a hit.

In his last Dunedin start Tiedemann threw 44 pitches so I am not sure why he didn't come out for the second inning.
Gerry - Wednesday, July 10 2024 @ 07:59 PM EDT (#449039) #
Gabriel Cancel who has been hitting well, just made back to back errors in the Buffalo game. That might explain why he hasn't made it as a major leaguer.
Mike Green - Wednesday, July 10 2024 @ 08:15 PM EDT (#449042) #
In fairness, Cancel is playing shortstop (increasing his positional flexibility!) but is challenged defensively at second base.  The charitable description is that the club wants him to have the experience playing the position in case he gets called up and has to play short in an emergency.  The more accurate description is that they are slaves to a pre-conceived notion that has some merit sometimes, but not always.  Cancel in his first 15 games with the organization is not one such situation. 
Gerry - Wednesday, July 10 2024 @ 09:10 PM EDT (#449045) #
From the bad season gets worse department:

Tiedemann left tonight's start with forearm tightness

Adam Macko also had forearm tightness and is currently rehabbing.
uglyone - Wednesday, July 10 2024 @ 09:23 PM EDT (#449046) #
RIP Ricky
greenfrog - Wednesday, July 10 2024 @ 09:36 PM EDT (#449047) #
Should have traded him for Soto
Marc Hulet - Thursday, July 11 2024 @ 11:25 AM EDT (#449068) #
Funny enough, someone tagged me on a Twitter post I made 7 years ago suggesting the Jays look at acquiring Cancel back when he was in the low minors.
uglyone - Thursday, July 11 2024 @ 11:40 AM EDT (#449071) #
10gms since Nimmala was called back up to Dunedin:

43pa, 11.6bb%, 20.9k%, .444babip, .351avg, .378iso, 218wrc+

obviously the babip is way high, but there's a ton of room there for a babip decrease while still leaving excellent numbers.

And the most encouraging thing there is that his K% is much lower and at a very good level considering the amount of power he's generating at the moment.

Spifficus - Thursday, July 11 2024 @ 06:39 PM EDT (#449116) #
One thing he's done since returning is hit the ball hard, and doing it often. If I didn't miss anything, he's averaged a 91MPH exit velo, and 51% were above 95.
Glevin - Thursday, July 11 2024 @ 07:43 PM EDT (#449119) #
And Nimmala with a HR. Just looking like an absolute stud right now. He's 18 in A ball and smashing the ball. Please draft another guy like this on Sunday!
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