Blue Jays Minor League Recap: 12/05/16

The Toronto Blue Jays Minor League system went 3-1 on games played on May 12th, 2016. Join us in recapping the wins and losses.



Buffalo Bisons (16-18)

The Bisons win 3-0, as they welcome back Darrel Ceciliani



At the Plate

The Herd got contributions from their number 9 hitter, Jio Mier, who went 2-for-2 with 2 runs scored, acting like a second lead-off hitter.

Dalton Pompey and Casey Kotchman knocked in the runs for Buffalo.



On the Mound

Wade LeBLanc continues to pitch well for the Bisons, throwing 6.1 shutout innings for his 4th win.

He needed 98 pitches to get 19 outs, striking out 6 and not walking a batter. He owns a 1.88ERA on the year.

Ben Rowen and David Aardsma closed the game out combining on 2.2IP of shutout relief. Aardsma has 5 saves.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Dalton Pompey 1-4, RBI, 2 LOB .250BA

Andy Burns MLB

Chad Girodo MLB


3 Stars

  1. LeBlanc
  2. Pompey
  3. Mier

Next Game: Roberto Hernandez (1-1, 1.84ERA) 


New Hampshire Fisher Cats  (15-17)

The Fisher Cats won 5-3.


At the Plate

NH got 2-hit games from Roemon Fields, Jon Berti, Dwight Smith Jr., Rowdy Tellez, and Christian Lopes.

Tellez singled and homered to right field on a 1-0 pitch, finishing with a run scored and an RBI. Berti, Smith Jr., Matt Dean, and Jorge Saez chipped in with RBI’s of their own.

Derrick Loveless‘ May 11th HR


On the Mound

John Anderson allowed 2 runs onver 6 innings, earning his 2nd win. He owns a 5.25 ERA after needing 92 pitches to get 18 batters out, while walking 2 and striking 4.

Chris Smith, Danny Barnes, and Wil Browning combined to shut the door with 3 one-hit frames. Browning needed 8 pithes to pick up his 6th save, while Smith struck out all three batters he faces on 19 pitches.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Roemon Fields 2-5, R, K .268BA

Rowdy Tellez 2-4, R, HR, RBI, BB .196BA

Dwight Smith Jr. 2-5, 2B, RBI, K, 2 LOB .198BA

Brady Dragmire DNP


3 Stars

  1. Tellez
  2. Smith Jr.
  3. Chris Smith

Next Game: Casey Lawrence (0-2, 4.50ERA) will oppose Hartford Yard Goats’ German Marquez who dominated the Fisher Cats in his last start. 


Dunedin Blue Jays  (14-19)

The D-Jays were the only Blue Jays affiliate with a loss on Thursday, losing 5-2.



At the Plate

Jason Leblebijian scored a run, walked once, and was the only Dunedin batter with 2-hits. Leblebijian was also gunned down at the plate.

Ryan McBroom, Emilio Guerrero, and Jonathan Davis contributed with one hit each, Guerrero hitting a double and scoring a run.


On the Mound

Francisco Rios made his Florida State League debut, quickly realizing that he wasn’t in Lansing anymore. Rios allowed one run in each of his first 3 innings. He made it into the 6th inning, but allowed a single to the first batter he faced, got the next batter to fly out before exiting the game with 93 pitches.

Also making his Dunedin debut, non-drafted Jackson Lowery. The 23-yr-old allowed Rios’ inherited run to score and one of his own in 2.2 innings. He induced 4 fly ball out versus one ground ball out, while walking 2 and striking out.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Tom Robson DL

Francisco Rios L, 0-1 5.1IP, 9H, 4R, 2BB, 6K 6.75ERA

Anthony Alford 0-2, BB, 2K .128BA

Richard Urena 0-3, BB, 2K

Conner Greene DNP

D.J. Davis DNP

Dan Jansen DL

Mitch Nay DL

Ryan McBroom 1-4, 2K .225BA


3 Stars

  1. Leblebijian
  2. Rios for making his Advanced-A debut
  3. Lowery for being a non-drafted signee and heading straight to Dunedin.

Next Game: Game 1- Justin Shafer (0-1, 6.48ERA). Game 2- Kyle Westwood (0-4, 7.48ERA)


Lansing Lugnuts  (17-14)

The systems only team above .500 won 5-0, as it welcomed Max Pentecost to the roster.



At the Plate

Pentecost wasted zero time letting everyone know he’s back, hitting a 1-0 pitch to RF over the wall in his first at-bat since August 7th, 2014.

Max would single in his third and forth AB’s, finishing with a solid 3-for-4, 2-RBI 2016/Lansing debut. Don’t expect him to stay long Lugnuts.

Josh Almonte hit a double and drove in 2 runs, while Gunnar Heidt also hit a double and was the only other Lugnut, not named Pentecost, to collect 2-hits.


On the Mound

Jonathan Harris must’ve been flying high that his St. Louis Blues are moving on to the next round of the playoffs, as he pitched 5 shut out inning for his 2nd win.

Angel Perdomo piggy-backed with 7 strike outs, no-hitting South Bend over 4 innings.


Player of Interest/Top Prospects

Andrew Guillotte 1-3, R, SB .315BA

Sean Reid-Foley DNP

Jon Harris W, 2-0 5.0IP, 2H, 2BB, 2K 72 pitches for 15 outs 1.45ERA

Angel Perdomo 4.0IP, 0H, BB, 7K 63 pitches for 12 outs

Carl Wise 0-4, K .209BA

Lane Thomas 0-3, R, BB, K .175BA

Ryan Borucki DNP


3 Stars

  1. Perdomo
  2. Harris
  3. Pentecost

Next Game: Ryan Borucki will see if he can turn his season after a rough start in Dunedin. 


*Feature Image Credit: Dave Nelson under CC BY-SA 2.0






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