2016 Blue Jays MiLB Week in Review: Week 4

JOIN JAYS FROM THE COUCH EACH WEEK AS WE REVIEW THE WEEK THAT WAS IN THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS MINOR LEAGUE SYSTEM

 

 

Organizational record

The Blue Jays farm system had a rough week in week 4, seeing their overall record fall from .500 to .465 with only 9 wins.

 

Offense

ISO- 22nd with 0.101

Batting Average- 30th out of 30 organizations with a .226 batting average. No-Hitters will to that to an organization’s batting average.

Home Runs- 19th with 45 home runs

Stolen Bases- 6th with 101 stolen bases

 

Pitching

WHIP- 23th with a 1.35WHIP

ERA- 15th with a 3.74ERA

K/9- 27th with 7.59 strike outs per 9IP

 

BUFFALO BISONS

The Herd went 2-4, losing 3-of-4 to Rochester and one to Lehigh Valley.

Buffalo will start May tied for last place in the International North Division with Rochester.

The Bisons will finish 3-game set with the IronPigs, looking for the series win on Sunday, before welcoming Scranton/WB three games. Syracuse with roll into town in the 5th for a 4-game weekend series.

 

Hitter of the Week

Jesus Montero hit .308 with a home run, 2RBI and a .350BABIP in 26 at-bats.

Runner up: Domonic Brown with 6 runs driven in. Brown hit .267 with 4 runs scored.

 

SP of the Week

25-yr-old RHP Drew Hutchison

In one start, Hutch allowed one run on 6 hits over 6 innings for a no decision. Drew walked two and struck out 6.

 

Drew needed 16 pitches per inning and threw 96 in the start, finishing with 16 ground balls and 6 fly balls.

 

RP of the Week

26-yr-old RHP Dustin Antolin

For the second week in a row, Antolin earns the Bisons RP of the week with 5.1 shut out innings and a win. Dustin finished with a 0.784WHIP, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks. Dustin struck out 5 and needed 15.7 pitches per inning.

 

Player Movement

RP Bobby Korecky heads to the 7-day DL. RP Pat Venditte demoted from Toronto. 2B Jon Berti promoted from New Hampshire. SP Roberto Hernandez assigned to Buffalo. 3B Matt Dominguez and RP Ryan Tepera called up to Toronto.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Fisher Cats had a 2-4 week and are riding a 4-game losing streak into May. NH is 7-13 and are 10 games back of the division leading Hartford Yard Goats.

NH started the week by avoiding being swept at the hands of Reading. They took game one from Trenton, but were No-Hit by the Thunder the next night and held to just 2-hits the following game.

Binghamton Mets have taken the first two games from the Fisher Cats, with a chance to sweep with a win in Sunday’s game.

 

The Fisher Cats will welcome Reading to Manchester for 4 games before heading to Hartford for a 3-game weekend series with the Yard Goats.

Could be another long week for NH as Hartford and Reading sit atop the division with 18-4 and 14-8 records respectively.

 

Hitter of the Week

Jon Berti was on fire before leaving for the bright lights of Coca-Cola field. Berti hit .400 with a HR and 5 RBI in 15 at-bats between NH and Buffalo.

Jon went 6-for-12 in his final 3 games in NH.

 

SP of the Week

28-yr-old RHP Casey Lawrence

Casey pitched well in his first Double-A start of 2016. After struggling Buffalo, Lawrence was sent to NH and pitched 7 strong innings with 2 walks and 4 strike outs. He needed 13.1 pitches per inning and finished with 5 flyballs and 11 groundball outs.

 

RP of the Week

25-yr-old RHP John Stilson

John Stilson made three appearances this week, pitching 5 no-hit innings with 2 walks and 2 strike outs. Stilson saw his ERA drop from 4.15 to 1.93.

 

Player Movement

Shane Dawson heads to the 7-Day DL.

 

DUNEDIN BLUE JAYS

The D-Jays finished a 1-5 record. The D-Jays are riding a 5-game losing streak. Dunedin was swept in a 3-game series with Tampa and a 2-game series with Daytona.

After a off-day Sunday the Blue Jays will look to straighten things out on the road, as they head to Brevard County for 3 games before welcoming Daytona for 4 games.

 

Hitter of the Week

24-yr-old INF Jason Leblebijian

After a strong showing in the Australian Baseball League this past winter, Lebelbijian has started the 2016 season off with a bang. Jason hit .310 with 14 total bases in 29 at-bats.

Leblebijian hit his first home run in Saturday’s game, driving in 2. He collected 2 doubles, 3 walks and struck out 12 times.

 

SP of the Week

22-yr-old RHP Tom Robson

Although Conner Greene had a better statistical week, I thought Robson was more deserving. Robson had struggled, understatement, in the first 3 weeks of the season, but seems to figuring things out.

Robson finished week 4 with a 4.2IP loss. Tom walked 4 and struck out 4. He allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, but had walked 18 in his previous 12 innings. His ERA dropped from 7.50 to 6.48 for the week.

 

RP of the Week

24-yr-old LHP Tim Mayza

In week 4, Tim pitched 4 shut out innings and allowed 2 hits while striking out 3 and walking none. Mayza has not allowed an earned run dating back to April 11th. That’s 6 appearances and 11.1IP.

 

Player Movement

Juliandry Higuera assigned to Extended Spring Training. Emilio Guerrero headed back to the 7-Day DL. L.B. Dantzler activacted from the 7-Day DL. Bo Shultz on rehab assignment. Christian Lopes promoted to NH.

 

LANSING LUGNUTS

The Lugnuts were 4-2 this week, with 3-game sweep of Beloit. With a record of 12-8, the Lugnuts sit 2 games back of first place Lake County Captains.

Lansing will look for a series win over Wisconsin with a win on Sunday after taking game 2, 3-0.

They will head home on Monday for 3 against Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities.

 

Hitter of the Week

21-yr-old 1B Juan Kelly

For a second week in a row, Juan Kelly takes the Hitter of Week honors.

In 28 at-bats, Kelly hit .321 with a 1.013OPS. Juan collected 17 TB, 3 doubles, a triple, a HR and 6 RBI. Kelly has walked twice and and struck out 5 times.

 

SP of the Week

20-yr-old Francisco Rios and 21-yr-old Angel Perdomo

Rios struck out 9 and walked one while holding the Snappers to just 3 hits over 5.2 shut out innings. Rios hasn’t allowed a run in his previous two starts and owns a 1.47ERA

Perdomo dominated in his start, holding the Snappers to 3 hits over 5 innings while walking 2 and striking out 7.

 

RP of the Week

24-yr-old RHP Conor Fisk

In two appearances Fisk pitched 7.2 innings of shut out relief. Conor walked one batter while striking out 9 and saw his ERA drop from 9.95 to 4.50 in week 4.

Josh DeGraaf pitched 4.1 no-hit inning in week 4 while not walking anyone and striking out 5. He’s 2-0 with a 1.26ERA in 6 games.

 

Player Movement

Sean Reid-Foley will head to the 7-Day DL for some rest after Jonathan Harris was activated from the inactive list. Gustavo Pierre was added to the Vancouver Canadians roster.

 

 

 

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Ryan Mueller

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