July 31st Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Fisher Cats’ Ramirez continues his grand season

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On Tuesday, July 31st, the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system went 6 and 2.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (47-57)

The Herd lost 11 to 8

 

HR- Danny Jansen (11)

 

Starter- Nick Tepesch 2.0 IP, 28H, 8-R, 1-BB, 1-K, and 3-HR on 58 pitches

 

L- Tepesch (1-6, 7.90 ERA with the Herd)

 

Wednesday, August 1st starting pitcher- Double Header: TBD and Murphy Smith

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (61-44)

The Fisher Cats won 11 to 5

 

HR- Harold Ramirez (8)

 

Starter- Tayler Saucedo 6.0IP, 8-H, 4-R, 0-BB, 3-K on 96 pitches

 

W- Saucedo (3-1, 4.71 ERA with the Cats)

 

Wednesday, August 1st starting pitcher- Jon Harris

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (55-51)

The D-Jays won 8 to 0

 

Starter- Maverik Buffo 6.0 IP, 2-H, 0-R, 1-BB, 5-K on 77 pitches

 

W- Buffo (3-2, 2.70 ERA with the D-Jays)

 

Wednesday, August 1st starting pitcher- Connor Eller

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (62-46)

The Bolts won 8 to 7

 

HR- Chad Spanberger (1 with the Lugs and 23rd for the season)

 

Starter- Graham Spraker 5.0 IP, 5-H, 2-R, 0-BB, 2-K on 52 pitches

 

W- Spraker (2-2, 2.72 ERA)

 

SV- Dany Jimenez (8)

 

Wednesday, August 1st starting pitcher- Kyle Weatherly

 

Short-Season A-Ball

 

Vancouver Canadians (24-22)

The Canadians won 6 to 3

 

Starter- Joey Murray 2.0 IP, 1-H, 0-R, 0-BB, 1-K on 22 pitches

 

W- Sean Wymer (3-2, 4.64 ERA)

 

H- Will McAffer (1) and Marcus Reyes (3)

 

SV- Cobi Johnson (6)

 

Wednesday, August 1st starting pitcher- Nick Allgeyer

 

Advanced Rookie Ball

 

Bluefield Blue Jays (23-17)

The Blue Jays lost 7 to 6

 

HR- Rafael Lantigua (1)

 

Starter- Nathanael Perez 5.0 IP, 5-H, 2-R, 2-BB, 5-K on 69 pitches

 

L- Sean Rackoski (5-2, 2.65)

 

H- Pascoe (2)

 

BSV- Josh Almonte (1)

 

Rookie Ball

GCL Blue Jays (16-16)

The Blue Jays won 11 to 6

 

HR- Jordan Groshans (4) and Yhordegny Kelly (2)

 

Starter- Emanuel Vizcaino 4.0 IP, 7-H, 5-R, 3-BB, 4-K

 

W- Franniel Polanco (1-0, 3.24 ERA)

 

DSL Blue Jays (28-22)

The Blue Jays won 7 to 3

 

Starter- Alexis Carmona 6.0 IP, 4-H, 1-R, 0-BB, 4-K

 

W- Carmona (2-1, 4.54 ERA)

 

H- Junior Guzman (1)

 

Player of the Day

 

Top Performers:

 

Tuesday, July 31st POD goes to Harold Ramirez

It is worth noting that Spanberger and Groshans were just as deserving but I decided to go with the higher level and even that was tough when comparing the performances of Espinal and Ramirez. Ultimately, I  was wowed by Ramirez’ display of power (HR) and speed (2-SB).

 

Batting third and playing in RF for the Fisher Cat on Tuesday, Ramirez got his day started with a single with an infield single and steal of 2nd base (10). Ramirez scored on a Max Pentecost single to put NH up 1 to 0. He reached base again in the 2nd inning thanks to a fielding error by the IronPigs shortstop and stole 2nd base (11) but was stranded there when Cavan Biggio flew out to end the inning.

 

Harold Ramirez came to the plate with the bases loaded and 1-out in the 3rd inning. With the count 1-1, the Fisher Cats’ outfield sent the ball over the wall in RF for a grand slam (8). The Cats lead exploded to 10 to 4. He would draw a leadoff walk in the 5th inning but did not score as the Cats were held off the board from the 4th inning on. He popped out in his final at-bat.

 

The 23-yr-old has played really well this season, re-establishing himself as legit prospect and consistent Double-A contributor. He is batting .293 with 5 runs, 2-HR, 9-RBI, and 3-SB over his last 10 games, pushing 2018 batting average from .304 to .307. Overall, Ramirez has 27 doubles, 8-HR, 48 RBI, and 11-SB.

 

Cal Stevenson On-Base Streak

Cal Stevenson extended his on-base streak to 34 games, going 2-for-5 with a pair of singles, a run scored, and an RBI. Cal is batting .327 with a .503 OBP.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made his Triple-A debut on Tuesday. He was hitless but it was an impressive 0-for as he walked 3 times, scored a run, and picked up his first RBI with the Bisons in the 6th inning with a sac fly to cash Ngoepe in from 3rd. VGJ batted 3rd and played 3rd base.

 

Bo Bichette played SS and batted 2nd for the Fisher Cats on Tuesday. Bo went 1-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI, and a walk. Bo drew a bases-loaded walk in the 3rd inning to push Jon Berti across for the Fisher Cats 6th run and 3rd run of the inning. Bichette is batting .272 with a .330 OBP and is slugging .449.

 

 

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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.