2016 Blue Jays MiLB Week in Review: Week7

JAYS FROM THE COUCH REVIEW WEEK 7 IN THE BLUE JAYS FARM SYSTEM, HIGHLIGHTING THE SYSTEM’S TOP PERFORMERS, AND TRACKING PLAYER MOVEMENT

 

 

Organizational record

Toronto’s farm system played to a 12-15 record between May 15th and May 21st, once again falling further below .500 as an organization.

The farms owns a winning percentage of 46.99, with a 81-89 record.

 

Offense

ISO- moved from 0.099 two weeks ago up to .107, gaining one spot from 23rd to 22nd.

Batting Average- The farm continues to struggle with batting average, remaining at the bottom (30th) with a .230 organizational batting average.

Home Runs- The home run hitters appear to be finding their swings hitting 34 between week 5 and 7. This power surge helped bring their total to 88, good 20th.

Stolen Base- organizational speed continues to be a strength, swiping 167 bases and standing 9th among 30 organizations.

 

Pitching

WHIP- Despite holding steady at 1.33, the farm rose from 22nd to 17th.

Earned Run Average- shaving .13 points off their ERA has helped the farm move from 15th up to 11th. The organizational ERA is now 3.61.

K/9- Another category which has improved of late is K/9IP, moving from 7.60 to 7.71. This allowed the organization to move from 26th to 23rd.

 

Buffalo Bisons 

The Bisons played to a 4-3 record, allowing them finish the week at 22-22.

Buffalo opened the week with a lost in the rubber match against Norfolk. The loss concluded a 1-2 series loss. 

The Herd welcomed Toledo to Coca-Cola Field for 3 games, winning 2 for a series win.

Red Sox Pawtucket showed up at the end of the week for a 4-game weekend series. The Herd took 3 of 4.

The Bisons head on the road for 6 games, 3 in Columbus, and Toledo for 3.

 

Hitter of the Week

Junior Lake

Lake hit .455 with a home run and 3 runs batted in. Junior Lake had 2 3-hit games and bumped his batting average from .169 to .206 with 10 hits.

 

SP of the Week

Drew Hutchison

Hutch made 2 starts, finished with a 0-1 record. Despite the record Drew Hutchison allowed just one run over 13 innings.

Hutchison averaged 14.2 pitches per inning and finished with a 0.769 WHIP and 0.69ERA. Drew showed good command of the strike zone with 8 strike outs versus Norfolk and 4 versus Pawtucket for 12K’s.

 

RP of the Week

Colt Hynes

The lefty made two appearances, allowing one hit over 2.1IP. Colt struck out 2 and lowered his ERA from 4.05 to an even 3.00.

 

New Hampshire

The Fisher Cats finished the week 2-4 and are a game under .500 at 20-21 before Sunday’s 13-7 win which pushed them back to .500, but that’s next week.

NH finished last week and started this week with a 4-game sweep of the Harford Yard Goats. They moved on to Portland where they limped home losing 2-of-3. All-in-all it was a good road trip, as they won 5 and lost 2.

The Yard Goats got their revenge for being swept at home taking 2-of-3 in the Fisher Cats back yard.

It’s off to Trenton for 4 before returning home to start a 4-game series with Reading.

 

Hitter of the Week

Dwight Smith Jr.

The 23-yr-old outfielder has finally woken up, hitting .391 with .533BABIP this week. Smith Jr. has a home run, 3RBI, and stolen base.

Update: Smith Jr. hit 2 HR in Sunday’s game.

 

SP of the Week

Jeremy Gabryszwski

The 23-yr-old made one start, going 6 innings and allowing 2 runs. Jeremy walked one and struck out 6.

 

RP of the Week

Danny Barnes

The 26-yr-old reliever made 3 appearances, throwing 5 shut out innings. Barnes struck out 5, with no walks and 5 hits. Barnes dropped his ERA from 1.04 to 0.84.  Barnes has not allowed an earned run since May 22nd, a string of 9 outings and 13.2IP.

 

Dunedin

The D-Jays are 18-26 after a 3-4 week which saw them loss a 4-game series to Brevard County and split a 4-game series with Fort Myers.

Dunedin will finish a 4-gamer with Bradenton on Monday , trying to split the series after losing 2 of 3 over the weekend. They’ll head home for 3 with Lakeland and 2 against Daytona.

 

Hitter of the Week

Ryan McBroom

The D-Jays offense must be soooo happy to have McBroom swinging a hot bat again. McBroom saw hit 13 game hitting streak come to an end on Saturday, but this dude was on fire.

McBroom hit .370 with a .529BABIP in 27 at-bats. Ryan McBroom hit a home run and drove in 4 RBI. The slugging first baseman had 10 hits, 4 doubles and finished with a triple slash line of .393/.630/1.023 to bump his average up .20 points to .265.

 

SP of the Week

Chris Rowley

The 25-yr-old made his 2nd start on Saturday, after making a 4.2 inning relief appearance on Monday.

Rowley picked up the win on Saturday with 6 innings of 3 hit shutout baseball. He walked 3 and struck out 2, throwing 44 of his 70 pitches for strikes.

Overall, Rowley allowed 7 hits in 10.2 shutout innings. He induced 19 ground balls and finished with a tidy 1.078WHIP.

 

RP of the Week

Colton Turner

The 25-yr-old lefty has put together some strong outings since being promoted from Lansing on May 7th. Turner pitched 3.0 no-hit innings, striking out 5 and walking one.

Turner has yet to allow a run in 19.2IP. He owns a 0-0 record with a 0.00ERA and is a perfect 5-for-5 in save opportunities.

 

Lansing

The Blue Jays only affiliate with a winning record played to a 3-4 record and has a 21-20 record.

The week started with a win over Hartford to conclude a 3 game sweep of the Yard Goats. The Lugnuts moved on to Portland for 3 games, losing 2 of 3 with a 8-2 win in the rubber match.

Lansing and Hartford met again to end the week over the weekend. The Lugnuts dropped the first two games on Friday and Saturday, before winning 13-7 on Sunday.

Monday starts off in Trenton for 4 games before returning home for 4 games with Reading.

 

Hitter of the Week

Juan Kelly

The 21-yr-old first baseman has been on a tear over the past 10 games after a slow start to May that has seen him hit just .225 in 20 games.

Over his last 7-games he has hit .318 with a home run, a triple, and a double. On top of his 7 hits, Kelly was clutch with 8 RBI.

 

SP of the Week

Jonathan Harris

The 22-yr-old Harris seems to be gaining steam, getting better with each start. In his May 18th start, Harris struck out 11, walked one while holding Fort Wayne to 4 hits over 7 shut out innings.

FYI- Harris kicked a$ last on Monday too.

 

RP of the Week

Starlyn Suriel

The native of Bonao, Dominican Republic made two appearances for 4.2 innings pitched. He struck out 4 and walked one. Suriel hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last 7 innings.

His ERA fell from 2.16 to 1.82 with a good week.

 

 

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