Blue Jays MiLB, Who’s Hot: May 19th, 2018

Join Jays From the Couch as we check in on the Blue Jays minor league system with a ‘Who’s Hot’ review of the past 10 games.

With the weather settling down and being more cooperative, it is time we begin more frequent reviews on our minor league prospect. Specifically, the ones swinging hot bats.

 

At the end of the article, I will profile one hitter’s past 10 performance.

 

Over the last 10 Days

 

Hits

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr leads the system with 19 hits in 43 at-bats.

 

Jonathan Davis 14 hits in 45 at-bats

 

Andrew Guillotte and Kevin Vicuna each have 12 hits.

 

Connor Panas, Cavan Biggio, and Samad Taylor each have 11 hits.

 

Extra Bases

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr leads the way again. He picked up 6 doubles.

 

Jonathan Davis picked up 5 doubles, and a triple.

 

Harold Ramirez and Chavez Young each hit 5 doubles.

 

Samad Taylor hit 4 doubles and a triple.

 

Kevin Smith hit 4 doubles.

 

Runs Scored

 

Jonathan Davis scored 12 runs

 

Vladdy scored 11 runs

 

Kevin Smith scored 9 runs

 

Samad Taylor scored 8 runs

 

Cavan Biggio, Brock Lundquist, and Kevin Vicuna each scored 7 runs

 

Stolen Bases

 

Roemon Fields and Chavez Young each had 4 stolen bases. Fields was caught once.

 

Samad Taylor stole 3 bases and was caught once.

 

Jonathan Davis, Andrew Guillotte, Dwight Smith Jr., Kevin Smith, and Logan Warmoth each had 2 stolen bases.

 

OBP

 

Ryan Noda leads the system with a .529 OBP, walking 11 times while batting .200.

 

Andrew Guillotte had a .500 OBP, walking 7 times while batting .387.

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a .479 OBP, walking 3 times while batting .442.

 

Kevin Smith had a .474 OBP, walking 5 times while batting .375.

 

Samad Taylor had a .444 OBP, walking 5 times while batting .355.

 

RBI

 

Cavan Biggio lead the system with 13 RBI

 

Brock Lundquist drove in 12 runs for the Lugnuts

 

Kevin Smith drove in 8 RBI

 

Harold Ramirez and Guerrero Jr. drove in 6 RBI

 

Juan Kelly, Jonathan Davis, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Norberto Obeso, and Chavez Young each had 5 RBI.

 

Home Runs

 

Cavan Biggio hit 5 HR.

 

Brock Lundquist hit 4 HR.

 

Vladdy, Dalton Pompey, and Kevin Smith each hit 2 HR.

 

Player of the Week

 

It would be easy to give the POW to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. but I feel that Vladdy gets enough love, he doesn’t need more from me. With Vladdy off the table, it came down to Cavan Biggio and Jonathan Davis. Both players had amazing performances over the past 10 days but Cavan’s power output was too hard to ignore.

 

On May 10th, Biggio was given the day off until being called upon to pinch hit for catcher Patrick Cantwell in the 9th inning with 1 on and 2 out. The 2-run home run tied the game at 8-8; unfortunately, Harrisburg scored in the bottom of the 10th for the win.

 

Back in the starting lineup on May 11th, Cavan Biggio went 1-for-4 with a 3-run shot in the 8th inning as part of a 4-run 8th. The Fisher Cats won 5 to 0.

 

On May 13th, Cavan Biggio went 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored and a 1st inning 2-run home run. He would finish with 3 RBI with RBI single in the 7th to Jonathan Davis. He was 0-for-2 with an RBI in game 2 of the double dip.

 

The 2016 5th round pick homered in three straight games between May 10th and May 13th.

 

May 14th saw Biggio go 1-for-1 with an RBI and 3 walks.

 

On May 15th, Biggio was at it again, his 4th HR in 6 games and his 11th on the year. Biggio’s solo homer in the 2nd inning opened the scoring for the Fisher Cats who ended up winning 7 to 6 in 11 innings. Cavan added a single in the 3rd inning.

 

On May 16th, another HR and another multi-hit game. Biggio hit his 12th HR in the 3rd inning off former farmhand Jesus Tinoco with one out and one on. He would add a single in 5th inning to finish 2-for-4 with a HR, 2-RBI, a BB, and a K.

 

On May 17th Biggio had a ‘bad’ game. He struck out 3 times while going 1-for-4.

 

On May 18th, another double dip, Biggio went 1-for-2 with a run scored and 2 walks in game 1 and 0-for-4 with a pair of K’s in game 2.

 

Biggio has transitioned back to 2nd base after the promotion of Lourdes Gurriel Jr.to Toronto and then to Buffalo. Biggio will continue to get everyday at-bats and can be expected to maintain a decent OBP. It is unrealistic to expect Biggio to maintain this current power surge over the course of 2018. A .393 ISO is unsustainable; however, with his current totals, we can expect Biggio to reach 20 HR this season.

 

 

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Lover of all things Toronto Blue Jays. Blue Jays MiLB fanatic. I strive for average while stumbling onto above average. Rogers isn't cheap. Baseball is a business. Your right, but I'm more right.