Join Jays From the Couch as we review the DSL Blue Jays opening month-ish, highlighting the team’s top performers and statistical leaders
Last nights scores
Buffalo won 6-0
New Hampshire lost 6-4
Dunedin won 10-7
Lansing won 4-1
Vancouver lost 2-1
Bluefield lost 4-0
GCL won 9-5
DSL lost 2-1
Cavan Biggio collected 3 hits for Vancouver and Freddy Rodriguez and Francisco Rodriguez each had 3 hits of Bluefield. Norberto Obeso had 2 doubles for Bluefield, while Anthony Alford, Jonathan Davis, Gunnar Heidt, Connor Panas and Roemon Fields each hit home runs.
DSL Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays Dominican Summer League, is where many International Free-Agent signings go to start their professional careers. The DSL Blue Jays are essentially being made up of teenagers from Latin America having been signed the previous year.
The DSL is made up of 6 divisions: Northeast, San Pedro, Baseball City, Northwest, South and North. The Blue Jays are in the Baseball City division, accompanied by D-Back, White Sox, Reds, Padres and Orioles1.
The Dominican Summer League started up on June 4th with a 2 game split of the D-Backs. Since then they have played 20 games going 11-9. They are 2.5 games back of the first place D-Backs, and have gone 5-5 over the past 10 games.
As the team the DSL Blue Jays have lacked pop at the plate with only hit 2 home runs, but remain middle of the pack in most all other categories. They are 6th with 99 walks, but also have the 6th most strike outs with 168 and own a .232 team batting average.
At 18-yrs-old, Yorman is in his 2nd professional season. In 61 games last season he hit .335 with 2 home runs and drove in 45RBI while splitting time between 1st and catcher.
In 20 games this year Rodriguez has almost surpassed his 9 doubles from a year ago, hitting 6 to go along with a triple. He already has three 3-hit games and has 9 multi-hit games under his belt. His 15 RBI leads the team and already has 3 stolen bases.
On the field, the 5’10” from Maracay, Venezuela, continues to split his time between 1st and catcher.
The 6’2″ Colombian seems to get better each time out. Galindo leads the team in IP (22.0), wins (4), and strike outs (21).
Alvaro was 2-0 with 1.82ERA in 18 games in 2015. He finished with 15 walks and 31 strike outs.
In his most recent start, Galindo pitched 6 shut out innings, striking out 8 and extended his scoreless streak to 17IP. The 18-yr-old right-handed pitcher owns a 0.41ERA and 0.73 WHIP while holding opponents to a .145BA and 1.88 groundball out to flyball out ratio.
BB/K- Jesus Navarro (2.17)
wOBA- Yhordegny Kelly (.432)
ISO- Victor Figuereo (.143)
wRC+- Yhordegny Kelly (153)
OPS- Yorman Rodriguez (.861)
***Andres Guerra owns a 1.00. OPS, a 184 wRC+, and .486, but has played only half the games.***
K-BB%- Alvaro Galindo (19.1)/Tommy Henriquez (33.3)
WHIP- Alvaro Galindo (0.73)/Luis Mendez (1.04)
BABIP- Alvaro Galindo (.193)/Jesus Coleman (.191)
FIP- Elio Silva (2.18)/Tommy Henriquez (0.84)
***Henriquez has only pitched in two games, for 4IP, last pitching on June 15th.****
Joel Espinal, Orlando Pascual, Maximo Castillo, and Dany Jimenez were moved to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays on June 24th to bolster their pitching staff, Kevin Vicuna was added to the GCL to anchor the infield.
Join us next week as we review the DSL Blue Jays top performers over the past 14 days.
Stay up-to-date on all Blue Jays minor league affiliates as Shaun Doyle provides bi-weekly updates for the Blue Jays Triple-A Buffalo Bisons and Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Mat Germain provided bi-weekly update for the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays and A-Ball Lansing Lugnuts. I will provide updates for all short season affiliates which include the Vancouver Canadians, Bluefield Blue Jays, Gulf Coast League Blue Jays and you guessed it the DSL Blue Jays.