July 4th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Chavez Young shines

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On Wednesday, July 4th, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went an awful 1 and 6.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (38-40)

Bisons lost 4 to 2

 

HR- Richard Urena (2)

 

Starter- Matt Tracy 5.0 IP, 1-H, 0-R, 1-BB, 3-K on 62 pitches

 

L- Jose Fernandez (0-1, 4.91 ERA with Bisons)

 

Thursday, July 5th starting pitcher- Nick Tepesch

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (48-35)

The Fisher Cats lost 5 to 3

 

Starter- Justin Dillon 6.0 IP, 4-H, 2-R, 2-BB, 3-K on 94 pitches

 

L- Zach Jackson (2-2, 2.31 ERA)

 

Thursday, July 5th starting pitcher- Tayler Saucedo ***AA debut***

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (37-43)

 

Postponed

 

Thursday, July 5th starting pitching-Conner Eller and Patrick Murphy

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (53-31)

The Bolts lost 7 to 3

 

 

Starter- Maverik Buffo 6.0 IP, 11-H, 5-R, 0-BB, 5-K, and 3-HRA on 85 pitches

 

L- Buffo (9-3, 4.26 ERA)

 

Thursday, July 5th starting pitcher- Andrew Deramo

Short-Season A-Ball

 

Vancouver Canadians (8-12)

The C’s lost 4 to 3

 

HR- Tanner Kirwer (1)

 

Starter-  Jose Espada 5.0 IP, 6-H, 4-R, 2-BB, 6-K, and 1-HRA on 80 pitches

 

L- Espada (0-3, 6.75 ERA)

 

Thursday, July 5th starting pitcher- Jordan Barrett

 

Rookie Ball

 

Bluefield Blue Jays (13-2)

Blue Jays won 2 to 0 in extra innings

 

Starter- Claudio Galva  5.0 IP, 3-H, 0-R, 2-BB, 9-K on 74 pitches

 

W- Sean Rackoski (3-0, 1.29 ERA)

 

GCL Blue Jays (5-7)

Blue Jays lost 4 to 2

 

Starter- Graham Spraker 2.1-IP, 4-H, 3-R, 1-BB, 3-K

 

L- Spraker (0-1, 4.15 ERA)

 

DSL Blue Jays (15-13)

Blue Jays lost 8 to 7

 

Starter- Junior Guzman 0.2 IP, 3-H, 4-R, 2-BB, 1-K

 

L- Jeison Contreras (1-2, 4.35 ERA)

Player of the Day

 

Top Performers:

  • The Herd’s Richard Urena (2-for-4, R, HR, 2-RBI) adn Matt Tracy (see above)
  • NH’s Justin Dillon (see above)
  • The C’s Jake Brodt (2-for-4, 2B) and Cobi Johnson (3.0IP, 1-H, BB, 3-K)
  • Bluefield’s Luis De Los Santos (2-for-4, RBI) and Alejandro Kirk (0-3, RBI on sac fly in the 10 to seal the game). Bluefield pitchers (10IP, 4-H, 3-BB, 14-K).
  • GCL Juan Diaz (4.0IP, 2-H, 1-R, 1-BB, 3-K)
  • DSL Pedro Hurtado (2-for-4, R, 3-RBI)

 

Wednesday, July 4th POD goes the Chavez Young

 

Yesterday I struggled to pick one because there were so many performances but today was a lot easier. The Lansing Lugnuts right-fielder fell a homer shy of hitting the 2nd cycle in the Blue Jays system in 2018 and first for the Lugnuts since Edward Olivares did it last season.

 

Playing RF and batting second, Chavez Young hit a single in the 1st inning. He advanced to 2nd on a balk and was doubled off 2nd base when Brandon Grudzielanek lined out to short.

Chavez Young followed a run-scoring Kevin Vicuna double with a run-scoring double (22) of his own. Lansing 2 and Whitecaps 0. Young’s next at-bat came in the 6th inning, leading off the inning. He sent a 0-1 pitch through the right side of the infield and motored around to 3rd for a triple. Young scored on a Ryan Noda groundball to pull to within 2 runs, 5 to 3.

 

He went down swinging in the 8th to end his day at the plate.

 

The former 39th round selection has scuffled recently, batting just .226 in June and .225 over his last 10 games. Overall, Young holds a .293 batting average with 22 doulbes, 6 triples, 4 HR, 35 RBI, and 19 stolen bases.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr remains of the 7-day DL.

 

Bo Bichette had another off day today, going 0-4, with a strikeout. Bichette has one hit in his last 5 games and is batting just .186 over his last 10 games. Overall, Bo Bichette has seen his batting average dip to .270. Bo has 21 doubles, 5 triples, 8-HR, 44-RBI, and 26 stolen bases in 81 games with NH.

 

 

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Ryan Mueller

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.