Join Jays from the Couch in reviewing the DSL Blue Jays past month, highlighting the clubs top performers and statistical leaders
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 DSL Blue Jays have gone 13-10 in June, 16-10 in July, and 2-4 in August. This gives the DSL Blue Jays in 2nd place 7 games back behind the DSL D-Backs in the Baseball City Division.
DH/OF Yhordeghy Kelly
The 19-yr-old Dominican hit .269 in June, following that up with a .307 batting in July. Kelly leads the DSL with 4 home runs, hitting 3 in July. That is a .303/.447/.449 triple slash line and .896 OPS since we last checked.
Kelly hasn’t hit that many extra base hits, hitting 4 in June and 4 in July. Those 8 doubles leads the team now that Yorman Rodriguez was promoted to Gulf Coast League Blue Jays.
In 22 July games Kelly drew 17 walks, striking out 26 times. Overall, Yhordegny has a 15.7 BB% and 25 K% in 191 plate appearances.
The native of Santo Domingo has played 3 games in LF and 9 in RF, while primarily being the clubs designated hitter.
On the Rise: Luis De Los Santos has hit .344 in July and .292 in August , while hitting 5 doubles, a triple and no home runs. During July and August Santos has slashed .322/.380/.381 with an OPS of .761.
Despite an impressive slash, Luis De Los Santos has not generated much power hitting for .049 ISO.
Santos makes a lot of contact with a 6.2 BB% and 16.8 K% in 161 plate appearances.
The native of Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic has played 25 games at 3rd and 16 at short.
RHP Meliton Reyes
In 6 July starts the 6’2″ right-handed pitcher went 2-1 with a 2.01ERA and 0.86 WHIP while holding opponents to a .168 batting average.
Reyes showed good control for a 19-yr-old, walking 9 batters, while striking out 36 in 31.1IP. Besides racking up the K’s, Reyes did an excellent job of keeping the ball in the yard allowing zero home runs and managing a 1.89 GO/AO in July.
Overall, the native of Aguadulce, Panama owns a 4-2 record and 2.74 ERA over 46IP.
On the Rise: Adams Cuevas is a 6’0″ right-handed pitcher out of San Isidro, Dominican Republic. Cuevas has made 2 starts, piggy backing on 7 other games. He’s converted 2-out-of-3 saves, each being of the 3.0 inning variety.
Setting a career high with 6.0IP in his July 26th start, Adams finished July with a 2-1 record with a 0.33ERA. Cuevas finished the month with a ..059 WHIP, and 2.11 GO/AO, while holding opponents to a .118 batting average over 27.0 IP.
BB/K- Andres Guerra (0.68) and McGregory Contreras (0.67)
wOBA- Yhordegny Kelly (.431) and McGregory Contreras (.418)
ISO- McGregory Contreras (.152) and Yhordegny Kelly (.133)
wRC+- Yhordegny Kelly (153) and McGregory Contreras (148)
OPS- Yhordegny Kelly (.855) and McGregory Contreras (.835)
K%- Meliton Reyes (27.2) and Adams Cuevas (25.4)
K-BB%- Elio Silva (19.5) and Meliton Reyes (18.9)
WHIP- Adams Cuevas (0.79) and Elio Silva (0.96)
BABIP- Jesus Colman (.191) and Adams Cuevas (.193)
FIP- Elio Silva (2.18) and Meiton Reyes (2.37)
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