June 11th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Bec a force for Dunedin

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The Blue Jays minor league system went 4-for-6. Dunedin won both ends of their doubleheader. Bo Bichette played both of the D-Jays games. T.J. Zeuch made his 1st start of 2019. David Paulino returned to action with the Bisons. Griffin Conine and Hagen Danner flexed some muscle.

 

Triple-A

Buffalo Bisons (28-34)

 

The Herd won 2 to 0 in David Paulino’s return.

 

HR- Patrick Kivlehan (9)

 

Starter- Paulino 4.0IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 6K on 68 pitches

 

W- Zach Jackson (5-0, 4.06ERA)

 

H- Justin Shafer (1)

 

SV- Buddy Boshers (2)

 

Wednesday, June 12th starting pitcher- Sean Reid-Foley

 

Double-A

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-33)

 

The Fisher Cats were blanked 6 to 0, being held to just 4 hits and a walk.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Yennsy Diaz 6.0IP, 7H, 4R, 0BB, 2K on 92 pitches

 

L- Diaz (4-5, 3.92ERA)

 

Wednesday, June 12th starting pitcher- Hector Perez

 

Advanced-A

Dunedin Blue Jays (40-24)

 

GM1

Dunedin won 2 to 0. T.J.Zeuch looked good in his return, as did Graham Spraker fresh off his 1st ever Triple-A start. Cal Stevenson and Logan Warmoth each drive in a run.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- T.J. Zeuch 4.0IP, H, BB, 7K on 60 pitches

 

W- Graham Spraker (5-2, 2.04ERA)

 

SV- Brad Wilson (5)

 

GM2

The D-Jays got another outstanding start from Joey Murray, as Dunedin won 11 to 0. The Blue Jays scored 3 runs in the 1st inning, and 4 runs in both the 3rd and 5th innings.

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Murray 5.0IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 6K on 74 pitches

 

W- Murray (3-1, 1.49ERA)

 

Wednesday, June 12th starting pitcher- TBD

 

A-Ball

Lansing Lugnuts (29-34)

 

The Lansing Lugnuts won 11 to 7. Lansing was down 4 to 2 after 4 innings. They scored 2 in the 5th, 5 runs in the 7th, and two more runs crossed home in the 8th inning.

 

HR- Hagen Danner (9) and Griffin Conine 2(6)

 

Starter- Troy Miller 4.0IP, 6H, 5R, 3BB, 2K on 81 pitches

 

W- Joey Pulido (2-2, 4.82ERA)

 

Wednesday, June 12th starting pitcher- Sean Wymer and Fitz Stadler (doubleheader)

 

Dominican Summer League

Blue Jays (2-7)

 

The DSL Blue Jays lost 9 to 8

 

HR-none

 

Starter- Yaifer Perdomo 3.0IP, 7H, 5R, 1BB, 5K

 

L- Gerardo Santana (0-1, 3.00ERA)

 

Top Performers:

  • Buffalo’s Patrick Kivlehan (2-for-3, R, HR, RBI, BB), Paulino (see above), Zach Jackson (2IP, 0H, 0BB, 3K), Buddy Boshers (2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K)
  • Dunedin GM1- Cal Stevenson (2-for-4, R, RBI), Samad Taylor (1-for-3, R, 2B), Zeuch (see above), Spraker (2.2IP, 1H, 0BB, 0K)
  • Dunedin GM2- Cal Stevenson (1-for-5, 2R, RBI, K), Bo Bichette (4-for-5, 2R, 2B, RBI, K), Demi Orimoloye (1-for-4, R, 2B, 2EBI, 2K), Kevin Vicuna (2-for-3, R, 2B, RBI, BB), Murray (see above)
  • Lansing’s Reggie Pruitt (2-for-4, 3R, 3B, BB), Ryan Gold (2-for-5, R, 2-2B, 2RBI), Nick Podkul (2-for-4, 2R, RBI), DJ Neal (2-for-5, SB, K), Hagen Danner (2-for-5, R, HR, 2RBI, K), and Joey Pulido (4IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 5K)
  • DSL BJ’s Adrain Montero (2-for-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI, SB), Javier D’Orazio (3-for-3, R, 2B, 2BB), Yeison Jimenez (2-for-3, R, 2B, 3B, 3RBI), and Jorman Gonzalez (2IP, H, 2K)

Player of the Day

Tuesday, June 11th POD goes to Christopher Bec

 

Last year’s 5th round selection out of Miami, FL., 23-yr-old Bec saw limited action in April. Bec was playing behind Riley Adams in the opening month but has assumed a more prominent role with the Dunedin around May 18th. With Adams in New Hampshire, the D-Jays welcomed another hot hitting catching prospect in Alejandro Kirk. If you read my recaps with any sort of frequency than you are up to speed on how Kirk has performed in 2019; unfortunately, Bec has lost playing because of the success Kirk is having since joining Dunedin.

 

On Tuesday, Bec was behind the plate for GM2 of the Blue Jays doubleheader with the Fire Frogs. He batted cleanup. The 5-foot-11 catcher stroked a 2-run double to LF, scoring Logan Warmoth and Bo Bichette to give the D-Jays a 3-0 lead. Bec singled in his 2nd at-bat which came in the 3rd inning and put D-Jays on 1st and 3rd. That is until Bec swiped 2nd base for his 13th SB of the season. He would cross home plate with Dunedin’s 6th run courtesy of a Demi Orimoloye double.

 

Christopher Bec hit a flyball to CF in the 4th inning for an out. He singled in Cal Stevenson in the 5th inning to make the score 11 to 0. Bec struck out in his final at-bat to end the 7th inning.

 

Bec is swinging a hot bat with an 8-game hit streak which raised his batting average from .208 to .286. He is batting .375 over his last 10 games with 7 runs scored, 7RBI, one HR, 5 walks, 7 strikeouts, and 7 stolen bases……7’s wild.

 

With Bec and Kirk hit so well, we can expect to see more of this pair sharing the catching and DH duties.

 

Hit Streak

 

Logan Warmoth played 2nd base in game 1 and game 2. His 8-game hit streak is now 10-games, as Warmoth collected a double and an RBI in GM1 and a single, a run, an RBI, a walk, and a K in GM2.  He’s also reached base in 12 straight games. The former 2017 1st round selection is batting .371 over his last 10 games raising his batting average from .264 to .292. Overall, Logan owns a .380OBP, .803OPS with 7 doubles, a triple, 3HR, and 16RBI in 36 games. Warmoth spent some time on the IL between April 30th and May 23rd.

 

Bo Bichette Rehab

 

The Blue Jays top prospect in the system played SS and batted 3rd in GM1. He went 1-for-3 with a double and 2 errors. He was the D-Jays designated hitter in GM2. He collected a double and three singles for a 4-for-5 game. He scored a pair of runs while driving in one run and striking out once.

 

The Griffin Conine and Alejandro Kirk Show

 

Griffin Conine was the Lugnuts DH and batted 3rd. The 21-yr-old former 2nd round selection went 4-for-5 with 3 runs scored, a double, a pair of longballs (6), 5 RBI (16) and a strikeout. He is batting .438 with a 1.481OPS in 12 games.

 

Alejandro Kirk was behind the plate for the D-Jays in GM1, batting 4th. Kirk went hitless in 2 at-bats with a walk and a strikeout. Alejandro owns a .346 batting average in 24 games with the D-Jays. He has 11 doubles, 16RBI, 12/11 BB/K and an outstanding .905 OPS with Dunedin. Recently, Kirk seems to be mixing 0-for games with multi-hit games with three 3-hit games and a 2-hit game in his last 10 games to go with a five hitless games.

 

 

 

 

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