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The #BlueJays continue their homestand against the Snakes for the Coppertone Cup. #LetsGoBlueJays


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Chavez Young finally had a big game leading Dunedin to a win. Anthony Alford also did well, three hits, and Graham Spraker pitched well for Buffalo in a spot start. The Bisons also won. Lansing made it three wins with 14 hits including a home run by Gabriel Moreno and three triples. New Hampshire lost.
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Every affiliate lost, and Buffalo did it twice. Griffin Conine was one of the bright spots, he picked up another home run. Yennsy Diaz pitched seven very good innings. But there was not much hitting on the farm. The Bisons had four hits over two games.

One thing to note was David Phelps who pitched an inning in Dunedin. I look and Conine and some Lansing hitters below.

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The final 30 rounds of the 2019 MLB Draft goes today. You can follow the draft right here. #LetsGoBlueJays #BlueJays
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The Jays were oh-so-close to an organizational sweep Tuesday, winning four of five, including three shutout victories. #LetsGoBlueJays
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The first place Yankees come to town to see the floundering Jays.
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It is Day 2 of the 2019 MLB Draft with Rounds 3-10 with the Blue Jays picking 88th. You can follow the draft right here. #LetsGoBlueJays
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A doubleheader saw-off and a win in the Dominican produced a split of four games for the Blue Jays affiliates Monday. New Hampshire and Lansing had the night off. #LetsGoBlueJays
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Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2019 MLB Draft are taking place in Secaucus, New Jersey. Follow the draft right here. #LetsGoBlueJays.
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The Blue Jays are in Denver for the Suenghwan Oh Showdown. #LetsGoBlueJays

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Nate Pearson surrendered five runs today and couldn't complete five innings. In consecutive "scheduled for five inning" starts, he has given up seven hits. This is not the Pearson we signed up for! We don't know what Pearson is working on, whether he is trialing some new grips, or approaches, and therefore it's hard to pass judgement on what is going on. I am confident he will return to normal results in short order. Pearson is not he only player to panic over. Kevin Smith is hitting .170, that is made up of .200 in April and .140 in May. He struck out 25 times in April and 31 times in May. Whatever he is trying doesn't seem to be working. At some point the Jays might have to look at a drop down to Dunedin to get his confidence back.


On the field, the top two teams lost easily although Forrest Wall and Riley Adams just keep hitting. Dunedin and Lansing won easily, Griffin Conine had a big day including two home runs. Another high pick, Logan Warmoth also hit well.

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The affiliates rebounded with three wins on Wednesday. Anthony Alford and Socrates Brito led Buffalo to a win. Tampa helped the Dunedin Jays win but Nick Allgeyer was very good again. Josh Winkowski pitched well for Lansing. New Hampshire couldn't make it a sweep with a close loss.


I also decided to take a look at some stats, specifically the leaders in OPS for hitters and WHIP for pitchers. I was surprised by one thing, namely the amount of promotions that have already happened this season. Normally we wait until this time of the season, after the draft and when the short season teams start, to see who is promoted. But when you look at the top performers in the minors, many of them have already been promoted. It's also time for a pop quiz question. Among Blue Jays hitters with at least 100 at-bats, who has the fewest strikeouts?

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The Blue Jays affiliates lost three of four Tuesday. #LetsGoBlueJays
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A shutout loss, a blowout victory and a one-run win happened on Memorial Day Monday for the Blue Jays affiliates. Dunedin had the day off. #LetsGoBlueJays
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The Jekyl and Hyde Jays head into Tampa for a three game set. Today is memorial day in the US so the game is a 1pm start. There is a flu bug going through the clubhouse so it remains unknown who will be effected, other than Cavan Biggio who was moved from 2B to DH because he has been ill.
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