Join Jays From The Couch Every Morning For Your Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap And Vlad And Bo Update
On Wednesday, June 6th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system played 5 games, winning 2 and losing 3.
Buffalo Bisons (26-24)
Bisons lost 4 to 1
HR- Rowdy Tellez (3)
Starter- Chris Rowley 7.0IP, 9-H, 4-R, 1-BB, 4-K, and 1-HRA on 97 pitches
L- Rowley (3-3, 3.40 ERA)
Thursday, June 7th starting pitcher- Deck McGuire (3-2, 3.03 ERA)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (35-23)
Fisher Cats won 7 to 6.
HR- Patrick Cantwell (3)
Starter- Jon Harris 4.1IP, 8-H, 5-R, 1-BB, 7-K, and 1-HRA on 92 pitches
W- Andrew Case (1-1, 5.40 ERA)
Thursday, June 7th starting pitcher- TBA
Dunedin Blue Jays (23-33)
The D-Jays lost 3 to 1
Starter- Yennsy Diaz 6.0IP, 3-H, 3-R, 3-BB, 5-K, and 1-HRA on 92 pitches.
L- Diaz (0-2, 3.63 ERA)
Thursday, June 7th starting pitcher- Patrick Murphy (3-4, 3.79 ERA)
Lansing Lugnuts (38-21)
The Bolts won 2 to 0
Starter- Colton Laws 5.0IP, 3-H, 3-K on 75 pitches
W- Laws (2-2, 5.85 ERA)
H-Kyle Weatherly (2)
SV- Claudio Custodio (1)
Thursday, June 7th starting pitcher- Turner Larkins (4-4, 3.72 ERA)
Dominican Summer League
DSL Blue Jays (2-2)
Blue Jays won 11 to 10
Starter- Alexis Carmona 3.0IP, 4-H, 4-R, 3-BB, 2-K on 31 pitches
L- Christian Reyes (0-1, 6.75 ERA)
Player of the Day
POD Honorable Mention:
- Buffalo’s Rowdy Tellez (2-for-3, R, 2B, HR, RBI)
- NH’s Cavan Biggio (2-for-3, R), Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (see below), Patrick Cantwell (2-for-4, R, HR, 2-RBI)
- Dunedin’s Bradley Jones (2-for-4) and Andy Ravel (2.0IP, no hits, and a K)
- Lansing’s Chavez Young (2-for-4, RBI and SB) and Colton Laws (see above)
- DSL’s Jose Ferrer (0-for-2, 3-R), Jose Rivas (1-for-3, 3-BB, 3-R)
Wednesday, June 6th POD goes to Miguel Hiraldo
I really really try NOT to give POD honors to DSL or GCL players but Miguel has had two solid games, back-to-back, to start the season. The 17-yr-old corner infielder went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI on June 5th. On June 6th, Hiraldo went 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored, three doubles, four runs batted in, and a walk.
Miguel Hiraldo singled in the 1st inning and scored two batters later on a wild pitch. He doubled to lead off the 3rd inning but was left stranded at third base.
The 5-foot-11 Santiago, DR native doubled in the 4th inning, scoring Jose Ferrer and Jose Rivas to put the Blue Jays ahead 5 to 4.
Hiraldo picked up his 3rd double in the 6th inning, scoring Jose Ferrer and Jose Rivas (again) putting the Blue Jays 7 to 4. He struck out in the 9th inning.
Rated number 12 on MLB Pipeline, here is their scouting report:
Hiraldo opened eyes with his bat as a Dominican amateur, and many scouts viewed him arguably as the best overall hitter in the class. That distinction made him one of the most coveted players on the market, and he ranked as MLB Pipeline’s No. 17 prospect for the 2017-18 international period before signing with Toronto for $750,000.
Hiraldo is a bat-first prospect who has the makings of becoming a special offensive talent. Scouts like Hiraldo’s approach and his swing. He’s a mature player with quick hands, a plan at the plate and he can hit the ball hard to all fields. He’s also been praised for his makeup and how he plays the game.
Hiraldo was signed as a shortstop, but he’s widely expected to end up at third base once he’s added strength his naturally thicker frame. Second base is also a possibility, as is a corner-outfield spot, although neither his athleticism nor his below-average speed are clean fits at those positions. (link)
Bo and Vlad Show
Vladimir Guerrero Jr played 3rd base and went 2-for-2. Vlad left the game in the 4th inning. He was lifted after advancing to 2nd base on Cavan Biggio’s single. VGJ is batting .407 with 1.124 OPS in 2018.
Bo Bichette played short and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a walk, and a stolen base (16). Bichette is batting .359 with 1-HR, 4-RBI, and 5-SB over his last 10 games raising his batting average from .264 up to .278.
*Featured Image Credit: Ryan Mueller
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