2016 Blue Jays MiLB Week in Review: Week 5

Jays From the Couch review Week 5 in the Blue Jays farm system, highlighting the system’s top performers, and tracking player movement



Organizational record

The Toronto Blue Jays minor league system hasn’t been doing so hot lately. The farm was .500 this week, finishing the week with an organizational win total of 53. As a whole the farm still winning percentage of below .500 with a 46.49% win percentage.



ISO- there was a drop in the organizations ISO from .101 to 0.099. This drop of .002 caused the farm drop from 22nd to 23rd, showing an overall lack of consistent power in the system.

Batting Average- the systems batting average continues to be abysmal, standing pat at .226. This sad organizational batting average in the worse among the 30 systems….not by much as Cinncinati Reds hold a .227BA and Houston Astros are at .228.  

Home Runs- there were 9 home runs hit this week raising the total from 45 to 54; however, the system dropped from 19th to 23rd overall.

Stole Bases- this seems to be the strength of the system. The system swiped 25 bags, raising their total from 101 to 126; unfortunately, the system dropped from 6th to 9th. 



WHIP- there was a drop from 1.35 to 1.34, which allowed the system to gain one place from 23rd to 22nd. 

ERA- the organization didn’t see a change in it’s ERA, maintaining a 3.74ERA and their 15th ranking…..middle of the pack.

K/9- another organizational stat that didn’t see much movement this week, going from 7.59 to 7.60. The system holds a K/9 rate which is 4th worse. 



The Bisons played to a 3-4 record, losing a 3-game series to Scranton/WB and splitting a 4-gamer to Syracuse.

Buffalo opened a 4-game set in Durham before moving on to Norkfolk for a 3-game weekend series.


Hitter of the Week

David Adams

The 28-yr-old Adams is hitting over .500 over his past 7 games. He’s seen his batting average rise from .196 on May 1st to .276 on May 8th. Adams collected 9 total bases, with a .700BABIP and 2 RBI. He finished the week with 1.456 OPS.


SP of the Week

Wade LeBlanc

Wade has been outstanding for the Herd this season, this week was no exception, as he made two starts. Leblanc got a ND in his first start, lasting 5.1IP while allowing 3 runs on 8 hits. In start number 2, Wade shutout Syracuse over 7 innings. He struck out 13 in 13.1IP and walked 3.

LeBlanc finished with one win, a 2.19ERA and a 1.143WHIP.


RP of the Week

Colt Hynes

Called up on May 5th, Hynes made 3 appearances. Colt pitched 3 scoreless innings for Buffalo, allowing one hit.


Player Movement

Blue Jays called up Chad Girodo and Andy Burns, returning Matt Dominguez and Ryan Tepera. Sent Pat McCoy to the DL and called up Colt Hynes from New Hampshire. Sent Jon Berti back to NH and activated Bobby Korecky from the DL, but then put him back on the DL a few days later. Shane Opitz called up from NH.


New Hampshire

The Fisher Cats went 3-4 in games played in week 5. New Hampshire avoided a 4-game sweep at the hands of Reading with 4-3 win in game 2 of the series, dropping the next two. The 1st Place Hartford Yard Goats avoided being swept by the Fisher Cats with a devastating 0-10 beating in the rubber match on Sunday.

NH welcome Portland for 3 games before heading to Hartford for a 4-game series.


Hitter of the Week

Ian Parmley

The 26-yr-old outfielder played 4 games, finishing with a .333BA in 18 at-bats. Ian collected 9 total bases and posted a 0.955OPS. His best game came against Hartford on the 7th when he went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and a walk.


SP of the Week

Shane Dawson

Shane made one start on May 6th, which he received a ND. Dawson pitch 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. He also walked 3 and struck out 6.


RP of the Week

Wil Browning

Browning made 3 appearances, converting 2 saves. Browning lowered his ERA from 1.04 to 0.84 with 3 innings in which he allowed just a single base runner.


Player Movement

Melky Mesa heads to the DL. Bo Schultz started his rehab on the 4th. Dawson activated from the DL to make his May 5th start.



The D-Jays played to a 2-3 record, with a rain postponed game.

Brevard County swept Dunedin in a 3-game, turned 2-game series. Dunedin took the first 2 games of a 4-game series with Daytona before dropping the final 2 games for a split.

The Blue Jays start a 4-game home and home series with Clearwater before welcoming Brevard County back for a double header on Friday to open a 4 game weekend series.


Hitter of the Week

Jason Leblebijian

Jason is hitting .371 over his past 10 games, collecting 6 hits in 6 games. His big game came on May 5th when he went 1-for-3 hitting a home run and collecting 3 RBI. During week 5, Leblebijian saw his batting average increase from .281 to .292.


SP of the Week

Brad Allen

The 27-yr-old Allen one hit over the Daytona Tortugas over 5.2 innings on May 6th. Allen struck out 5 and walked one, picking up his 3rd win. Allen saw his ERA drop from 3.57 to 2.70, as he continues to pitch well over the past 2-3 weeks.


RP of the Week

Tim Mayza

The 24-yr-old Mayza continues to make a case for a promotion with another solid week that saw him pitch 2.2 innings and convert his 3 save.  Mayza pitched 2 one-hit innings against the Tortugas backing up Allen’s strong start on May 6th. Tim struck out 3 batters while allowed just 2 hits and zero walks. His ERA dropped from 0.63 to 0.53. in 10 games.


Player Movement

Tom Robson headed to the DL on the 2nd, with Anthony Alford making his return. Michael De La Cruz took Danny Jansen‘s spot on the roster when Danny was placed on the DL on the 5th. Micheal Bourn was released on the 7th, with Colton Turner taking his spot on the roster.




The Lugnuts went 4-3 in week 5, with a series loss to Cedar Rapids and series win over Quad Cities.

Lansing pitchers pitched back-to-back shutouts over Quad Cities on Saturday and Sunday, winning 1-0 and 6-0.

They head to Bowling Green for a 3-game series on Monday, then welcome South Bend to Lansing for a 4-game set to end the week.


Hitter of the Week

Andrew Guillotte

The Lugnuts CF and leadoff man continues to roll, collecting 6 hits in 6 games. It was his 3-5 performance over Quad Cities on May 6th that stood out. Andrew had 2 singles, a double, a stolen base and two 2-out-RBI.


SP of the Week

Francisco Rios

Rios made a start on the 1st and 6th in week 5, allowing just one run over 11.2 innings. Francisco continues to dominate, striking out 15 and walking just 3 while allowing 6 hits. He saw his ERA fall from 1.47 to 1.20 with his solid performances. It shouldn’t be long before he gets a chance at the Florida State League.


RP of the Week

Dustin Isaacs

The 24-yr-old reliever made 4 appearances and converted 2 saves. Isaacs threw 5 innings, allowed no runs on 2 hits while striking out 3. He’s now pitched 12.1 shutout innings to start the year and has converted 4-of-5 save opportunities.


Player Movement

Colton Turner moves up to Dunedin.





*Feature Image Mandatory Credit: Tom Hagerty UNDER CC BY-SA 2.0






Ryan Mueller

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