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It was a mixed bag on the farm on Thursday. Kevin Smith had a big night. Cullen Large moved his average over .300 so the write-up asks, who is the better prospect?

There are around twelve games left in the season. Dunedin are in the playoffs. Buffalo and Lansing are both in with a chance but they both had bad games on Thursday where they were behind by a lot early in the game. The other five teams vary from little to no hope.

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Demi Orimoloye hit two home runs. Justin Ammons had four hits with three doubles. Anthony Kay became the third Bisons pitcher in a row to pitch shutout baseball. TJ Zeuch, Nate Pearson and Kay are each staking a claim on a promotion. Adam Kloffenstein pitched well. It has been a good week for Blue Jay pitching prospects.

It was a good night for the affiliates with six wins and two losses. Vancouver had the most exciting win, getting a run in the tenth to win 1-0. The GCL Jays took an 8-1 lead to the bottom of the ninth and had to hang on to win 8-7.

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#BlueJays affiliates won four and lost four Tuesday. #LetsGoBlueJays
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The #BlueJays affiliates won four out of five Monday. Dunedin and the GCL squad had the day off. The DSL team saw their game rained out. #LetsGoBlueJays
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Nate Pearson pitched 5.2 shutout innings with six strikeouts. Adam Kloffenstein pitched five shutout innings with eight K's. They helped New Hampshire and Vancouver to a pair of 1-0 wins. The other teams lost. Buffalo lost by seven runs, Dunedin by 6, Lansing by 8, Bluefield by 7. After Wednesday had some good pitching performances, Thursday saw some poor pitching, with Pearson and Kloffenstein the obvious exceptions.
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Santiago Espinal singled in the winning run for Buffalo in the eleventh inning. New Hampshire scored just one run but that was good enough for the win. Dunedin also had a shutout win. Lansing had a more normal win. Vancouver lost in extras. Bluefield and the GCL Jays did not play. Some of the pitchers listed in the waves of those coming to deliver the Jays to the playoffs pitched well on Wednesday. TJ Zeuch, Yennsy Diaz, Maximo Castillo all pitched shutouts while they were on the mound.
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#BlueJays affiliates racked up six wins in eight games Tuesday. #LetsGoBlueJays
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#BlueJays affiliates won five out of six Monday. Buffalo and New Hampshire had the night off. #LetsGoBlueJays
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Baseball America has revised its midseason Top 30 #BlueJays prospects after the July 31 trade deadline. #LetsGoBlueJays

Adam Kloffenstein remains among the top baker's dozen of Toronto Blue Jays prospects according to Baseball America.
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New pitchers were in most affiliate parks with various levels of success. Alek Manoah, Thomas Hatch, Kyle Johnston, Juan De Paula, Sem Robberse and Yaifer Perdomo, all in their first years with the Jays, started for their respective teams. One exception was TJ Zeuch who pitched very well for seven innings on Thursday. His eighth was less fun.
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Conor Fisk delivered his best start of the season and Anthony Alford homered as Buffalo won. Joey Murray lost in a rain shortened affair. Simeon Woods Richardson, like Murray, pitched well in a losing cause. Eric Pardinho didn't pitch well but Lansing won anyway. Bluefield's bats were racking up the hits including Miguel Hiraldo who homered and drove in five. The GCL Jays lost, but the DSL Jays won.
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#BlueJays affiliates won three and lost four on Tuesday. Vancouver had the night off except for their four Northwest League All-Star representatives. #LetsGoBlueJays
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#BlueJays affiliates only managed two wins in six tries and were victims of a no-hitter. Buffalo, New Hampshire and Vancouver had the night off. #LetsGoBlueJays
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Buffalo won, the DSL Jays won and the other two wins came in doubleheader splits for Dunedin and the GCL Jays. Riley Adams had a quiet month of July but he ended with an OPS of 873. He has been good in two out of three months.
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New Hampshire scored two in the ninth to come from behind and win. Lansing scored two in the tenth to win. The GCL Jays gave up two in the eleventh and lost. Vancouver's bats were en fuego. Buffalo lost as Anthony Kay did little to take the heat off of Ross Atkins. Bluefield won, the GCL Jays lost. Otto Lopez hit well, as did Jesus Lopez.
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