2016 Blue Jays MiLB Week in Review: Week 3

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Organizational record

The Blue Jays farm system has a winning percentage of .500 and sits in the middle of the pack with 31 wins, 13 games behind the MiLB leading Texas Rangers.

 

Offense

ISO- 22nd with 0.104

Batting Average- 26 out of 30 organizations with a .238 batting average

Home Runs- 18th with 32 home runs

Stolen Bases- 8th with 76 stolen bases

 

Pitching

WHIP- 18th with a 1.32WHIP

ERA- 13th with a 3.63ERA

K/9- 27th with 7.72 strike outs per 9IP

 

Buffalo Bisons

The Herd went 4-3 away from home this week, winning a 4-game series agaisnt Scranton/WB. They are currently in the middle of a 6 game home-home series against the Rochester Red Wings, splitting the first 2 games in Rochester

They will head home and open the second half of the 6-gamer against Rochester on Tuesday with an off day on Monday. Buffalo heads back on the road at the end of the week, heading to Lehigh Valley for a weekend series.

 

Hitter of the Week

Matt Dominguez has a .500 batting average in 6 games played this week. He hit a home run, drove in 8 runs, scored 4 runs, struck out once and walked twice. He finished with an outstanding 1.288OPS.

SP of the Week

31-yr-old LHP Wade LeBlanc

In one start, Wade allowed one run on 4 hits over 7 innings for his 2nd win of the year. LeBlanc walked one and struck out 8.

 

RP of the Week

26-yr-old RHP Dustin Antolin

The native of Mililani, Hawaii, made a relief appearance and a spot start for the Bisons.  Dustin finished the week with a 0.00ERA and a WHIP of 0.692 over 4.1IP. Antolin struck out 8 and walked 2 while finishing the week with an overall ERA of 1.54ERA.

Player Movement

SP Drew Hutchison and RP Chad Girodo were called up to Toronto. Arnold Leon was outrighted to Buffalo. RP Colt Hynes moved up from New Hampshire. C Humberto Quintero was released.

 

New Hampshire

The Fisher Cats had a 1-5, owning a 5-9 overall record and  sitting 5th in the Eastern League Eastern Division.

NH started the week splitting a 4-game weekend series with Trenton before losing 2-of-3 to Hartford.

On Sunday they will attempt to avoid the sweep in the rubber match with Reading.

The Fisher Cats head to Trenton on Monday to start a 3-game set. They have an off day on Thursday before welcoming Binghamton for 3-game weekend series.

 

Hitter of the Week

 

29-yr-old OF Melky Mesa

Mesa hit .263 with 5 hits in 5 games. He walked twice and struck out 5 times.

Rowdy Tellez only hit .154 but hit a home runs, drove in 2 runs. Rowdy finished with 6 walks and 4 strike outs.

SP of the Week

23-yr-old RHP Jeremy Gabryszwski

0-0, 2.84ERA in 6.1IP with 2BB and 5K, finishing with a 1.26 WHIP.

RP of the Week

26-yr-old RHP Dany Barnes

In 2 appearances, Danny pitched 4 innings, allowing one run on one home run. Barnes struck out 6 and didn’t walk anyone. He finished with a 0.250WHIP and a 2.25ERA.

Player Movement

Colt Hynes to Buffalo

 

Dunedin Blue Jays

The D-Jays finished 4-3 with a no-hitter on Saturday. Dunedin started the week with a 4-game series win over Palm Beach, but loss the series in Tampa against the Yankees. They are guaranteed a series win against Lakeland with a sweep of Saturday’s double-header.

After an off day Monday the D-Jays will welcome Tamps for 3 games before heading to Dayton for two game to end April.

Hitter of the Week

23-yr-old 3B Emilio Guerrero

After being activated from the DL Guerrero collected 9 hits in his first 3 games. He is hitless in the 3 games since, but still managed to hit .360 with 5RBI for the week.

SP of the Week

21-yr-old RHP Conner Greene

In two starts, Greene allowed 3 runs on 6 hits over 10IP. Conner earn his first win on Saturday with a 5.2IP one run effort. He has now pitched 20 innings, allowing 6 runs, walking 7 and striking out 11. Not really dominating to start the season.

RP of the Week

27-yr-old RHP Brad Allen

In a spot start on Saturday Allen pitched 4 no-hit innings. For the week Brad pitched 7 innings, allowing 4 runs, walking 2 and striking out 6, but it was his no-hitter that earned him this weeks honors.

Player Movement

Veteran Michael Bourne added to the roster. Micheal De La Cruz and Juliandry Higuera assigned to Extended Spring Training. 

 

Lansing Lugnuts

The Lugnuts were 3-4 this week with a series loss to Fort Wayne and sit 3rd with a 8-6 record. Lansing has won 3 of their past 4 will look to take the 4-game series from Lake County after winning the first 2 games.

Lansing has an off day on Monday, then will head to Beloit for three games, followed by a 3-game series with Wisconsin to finish April and welcome in May.

 

Hitter of the Week

21-yr-old 1B Juan Kelly

In 6 games Kelly hit .348 with a .812OPS. Juan collected 8 hits, 3 doubles, and 2 RBI. Kelly has walked only once in his past 10 games and struck out 11 times. His best game was on the 19th when he went 3-for-4 with a run and saw his batting average increase to .387.

SP of the Week

20 RHP Sean Reid-Foley

Angel Perdomo had a solid outing but SRF made two nice starts this week. SRF pitched 9.2 innings, allowing 3 runs with a 1-1 record. He walked 4 in his first start of the week and only 2 in the second start. He struck out 4 and 7 and now owns a 1.72ERA.

RP of the Week

23-yr-old RHP Josh DeGraaf

In two appearances DeGraaf pitched 6 shutout innings while walking one and striking out 4. He lowered his ERA from 4.50 to 1.80 a strong week 3.

Player Movement

Jon Harris placed on the temporarily inactive list and Austin Davis activated from teh 7-day DL.

 

 

 

*Feature Image Credit: Wade Black 

 

 

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