Blue Jays Rowdy Tellez & MiLB Recap:14/6/16

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MiLB Scores from June 14th, 2016

Buffalo Bisons improve to 34-31 with a 5 to 1 win. Matt Dominguez supplied all the offence for the Herd with a RBI single in the 1st and a grand slam in the 6th, his 6th HR of 2016. With 5 RBI on the day, he now has 34 RBI on the campaign.

Wade LeBlanc struck out 11 over 8 innings, lowing his ERA to 1.51 and picking up his 7th win.

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats fell to 28-35 with a 11 to 3 loss. Casey Lawrence allowed 5 runs and couldn’t get out of the 5th. Brady Dragmire and John Stilson didn’t fare much better, as both RP surrendered 3 runs each.

Rowdy Tellez and Shane Opitz each had two hits, but it was Dwight Smith Jr. and Ian Parmley who collected one RBI each.

 

Dunedin Blue Jays picked up their 29th win, to go with 35 loses, with a 8 to 5. The D-Jays scored 3 in the 1st and 6th and added two in the 3rd, getting a 2-run HR in the 6th off the bat of Ryan McBroom. L.B. Dantzler, Emilio Guerrero, D.J. Davis, and Dickie Joe Thon contributed with one RBI each.

Taylor Cole (W, 1-0) didn’t have his best stuff today, allowing 5 runs before being lifted after retiring just one batter in the 6th. Alonzo Gonzalez, Jose Fernandez and Colton Turner (S1) combined to provide the Fisher Cats with 3.2 no-hit innings of relief.

 

Lansing Lugnuts loss 11-4 to the Great Lake Loons. Angel Perdomo evened his record at 2-2 with the loss. Perdomo allowed 6 runs on 7 hits, while still managing to strike out 7 batters; unfortunately, he was unable to make it out the 5th. Nate Abel allowed 4 the Loons to tack on 4 more runs in his 1.2IP and Josh DeGraaf surrendered one run over 2IP.  Danny Young worked around two 9th inning hits and two strike outs for a scoreless 9th.

Connor Panas hit a solo HR in the 7th, his 4th. Juan Kelly contributed with 2 hits to up his average to .281 and Josh Almonte chipped in with his 16th RBI.

 

DSL Blue Jays fell in extra innings, 9-7, to the White Sox to fall to 5-4. They committed 6 errors, 2 coming from Jesus Navarro. As a club the Blue Jays went 3-for-20 with RISP. Navarro redeemed himself…some what, by picking up 2 hits, 2SB and 2 RBI.

Sam Buelens went 0-for-3 with 2 runs scored, 4BB and a stolen base. Yorman Rodriguez picked up two hits, an RBI and walked 3 times, while Victor Figuereo went 3-for-6.

Orlando Pascual allowed 2 unearned runs, Emmanuel Reyes allowed one, Oscar Brito allowed 2, Juan Bautista allowed one unearned runs, and Luis Mendoza (L, 0-1) allowed 3 runs. The only Blue Jays picked not to allow a run was Wilton Mueses with a scoreless 8th.

 

Spot Light: Rowdy Tellez

The 6’4″ 245lb 1st baseman got off to a slow start in April, hitting just .164, yet he managed to still post a respectable .345 OBP and .706 OPS. Rowdy would turn things around in May with a triple slash of .288/.364/.490 and an OPS of .855.

What changed?

It’s easy. He got comfortable. Hits started falling in and he started getting pitches to hit. After walking 19 time and striking out 14 in April, Tellez became more aggressive at the plate with 12 walks and 25 strike out. Increase power is normally followed by increase strike outs.

There’s been a bit of a regression in the first week and a half in June, as he is hitting .225. Tellez continues to get his walks with 6 and is still showing power with 2 HR in just 11 game versus 4 in 28 May games.

Pitchfx Hits Profile: Rowdy Tellez 

Crredit: MLBfarm.com
Crredit: MLBfarm.com

Rowdy Tellez is walking in 14.8% of his plate appearance and striking out in 19.6% plate appearances, yet he’s produced a .205 ISO. He’s fallen victim to a poor BABIP (.263).

PITCHfx Profile: Rowdy Tellez Whiffs

Crredit: MLBfarm.com
Credit: MLBfarm.com

Despite his slow start, Tellez leads the Fisher Cats with 9 home runs and 93 total bases, he’s tied with Roemon Fields for the team lead in runs scored (32), and trails only Dwight Smith Jr. for the team lead in RBI(34), and 2B(13).

Credit: MLBfarm.com
Credit: MLBfarm.com

So far in 2016, Tellez has had trouble with LHP (.197BA) and with RISP (.200BA). At just 21-yrs-old, Tellez continues to look like a legitimate prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays and possibly their 1st baseman of the future.

 

 

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