Jays Minors Review: 17 April 10

Here is a review of the major events in the minors for the Jays on Saturday, 17th of April:

AAA Las Vegas – Postponed

AA New Hampshire – Won 13-8  vs Binghamton

  • Bobby Bell had an outing to forget, lasting only 5 innings and giving up 7 ER through 8 hits and 2 walks, but he was picked up by a potent offensive display by the Fishercats hitters, as well as from 4 strong innings by Adrian Martin (1 ER over 2 IP) and Tim Collins (2 IP, no hits or walks, 4 Ks).
  • Doubles and walks were the key to this game for New Hampshire, as they managed 11 walks and 6 doubles in the game. Eric Thames (.306)led the way with a 3 for 5 day including a double, while David Cooper (.270) went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 walks.
  • C Brian Jeroloman (.308) also had a good day at the plate with a 2 for 3 day and a walk. Both of his hits were doubles.

HiA Dunedin – Won 10-1 vs Brevard County

  • SP Henderson Alvarez impressed once again by going 7 strong innings on Saturday, allowing 5 hits, no walks, 1 ER, and striking out 3. He has definitely made the most of his promotion to HiA and may very well get another promotion before the season is through if he keeps pitching like this. Hie ERa is now a meager 0.64 through 2 starts.
  • Tyler Pastronicky must be feeling the heat from the Adeiny Hechevarria signing and his pending arrival in HiA because he turned it on big time Saturday. He went 4 for 4 with 2 doubles, 2 walks, and 4 runs scored. That bodes well for his chances of getting a look in AA.
  • OF Dan Perales was the other offensive star for Dunedin as he went 4 for 5 with a triple and a HR.
  • Meanwhile, Travis d’Arnaud continued to hit, going 2 for 5 with a double and now holds a .425 average.

LoA Lansing – Won 7-1 vs Bowling Green

  • Ryan Tepera has an outstanding outing, as he lasted 7 innings, allowed only 3 hits and 1 walk, and struck out 4 for his first win of the season. His ERA now sits at 2.61 and he is making me look good for pointing him out as a prospect to watch in 2010.
  • Youngster Kenny Wilson is starting to come out of his shell, going 2 for 4 with a triple and a SB. He now has a .257 average on the season but has been getting better the more he plays.
  • 3B Mark Sobolweski (.303) was great once again, as he finished the day a perfect 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and a SB.
  • 23 year old OF Bradley Glenn went 2 for 3 to bring his average up to a very impressive .366.

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Tags: Bobby Bell Bradley Glenn Brian Jeroloman Dan Perales David Cooper Eric Thames Henderson Alvarez Kenny Wilson Mark Sobolewski Ryan Tepera Travis D'Arnaud Tyler Pastornicky

  • D Mah

    Mat or anyone else interested:

    I was doing a little schedule search and saw that the Fisher Cats are in Erie, PA for a weekend series in June (11 to 13) when the Jays are in Colorado.

    Erie is about 1.5 hours from Buffalo. I wonder if Hechevarria will be at AA with New Hampshire by then. Could be a nice road trip to check him out. Erie is Detroit’s AA team. The top names there are OF Wilkin Ramirez, LHP Andrew Oliver (a 2nd round pick last year), and Toronto-born and son of Garth, Cale Iorg.

  • Mat Germain

    Hey D Mah, I almost missed your message – it’s been quite a week! That Adeiny would make AA by then would be absolutely great, but I’m not sure how quickly the Jays are looking to move him up or how they’ll handle having him and Pastronicky on the same squad. If they promote Tyler to allow Adeiny to get playing time in HiA, and he does well in AA, it’ll make promoting Adeiny a little harder. But, if both stay in HiA and they simply play one at DH or move Tyler to the OF for some starts (which would increase his value in case the Jays want to use him as a Utility player in the future) then it makes promoting Adeiny to AA after a hot start a lot easier to accomplish. With what they’re paying him, I’m pretty certain that if he does well, he’ll be pushed and promoted.

    Alex did talk about using him like a College Junior, so I’m not sure if there’s going to be much rushing to get him moved up, but AA by June seems very doable with a hot start. He’ll have to start, first, before we can even fathom that idea, but I hope for you that he does make it there by then – he’ll be a treat to watch! (wish I could make more minors games!)

    Cheers and good luck in getting that set up. If you do watch the game, let us know how it went!


  • D

    Thanks Mat, I will let you know if I do go. Thanks for all the work you do on the site. I enjoy coming here to read your posts.