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Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Kyle Drabek impressive in Bisons win

Buffalo Bisons (24-19)

With Thursday’s 4-2 win against Louisville the Bisons are in 1st place by 1 game with 2 games in hand. The Tweet from @BuffaloBisons says just about everything you need to know about this game.

Of note Brad Glenn (is Glenn a later bloomer) drove in 2 RBI and now has 5 in his 7 games since being promoted. Jonathan Diaz had a solid day at the plate…see tweet below.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (16-30)

The Fisher Cats got a strong pitching performance from Matt Boyd to end their 11-game losing streak and are now 5-17 in May. Boyd has struggled since his promotion but has pitched better his last 2 times out. Boyd allowed 1 run, on 1 hit, over 6.0IP in Thursday 3-1 victory over the Reading Fighting Phils. Ryan Schimpf supplied all the offence the Fisher Cats would need in this one with a 2-run home run, his 8th.

Dunedin Blue Jays (33-13)

The D-Jays slugged their way to a 7-5 victory over Fort Myers and now hold a 4-game lead over Lakeland Flying Tigers for first place. The D-Jays will face the Flying Tigers for a doubleheader on Saturday and an afternoon game on Sunday. Kendall Graveman picked up his 3rd win and struck out 5 over 5.2IP.

Dalton Pompey got 2 hits and walk and I am wondering why he hasn’t gotten called up to New Hampshire yet. Dwight Smith Jr. hit his 4th triple and drew a walk, which was his 7th in games and he now has 22 BB and 22K. Emilio Guerrero and Derrick Chung each had two hits as Chung continues to swing a hot bat. Chung now has 17 hits in his past 10, with 7 multi-hit games in that span.

Lansing Lugnuts (23-23)

The Lugnuts dropped to .500 with a 3-1 loss to Fort Wayne TinCaps. The Lugnuts were held in check with zero extra base hits, but were able to draw 7 walks; unfortunately, they were 1-11 with RISP.


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  • Andrew van Laar

    Is it just me or does NH seem completely devoid of any type of hitting prospect? I mean other than Jimenez, there is not a single bat in their organization that I would consider to have a serious chance at making the bigs and sticking even as a bench piece.

    • Justin Jay

      You’re not wrong. They’re devoid. I think they’re drafting guys with frames in hopes of the development of power. Alex Rios types. It’s not working so far.

      • Andrew van Laar

        Ya… I am all for projectability and high risk high potential… just not for almost every player. I am starting to get disenchanted with the farm system to be honest, more so on the hitters side of things. For the pitchers, I have some excitement except a lot of that excitement is coming from players who have come out of no where to be good this year, but who could very well regress back to their norms. For the hitters, honestly, only Pompey and Smith Jr are stirring up any sign of future hope for me.

        • RyanMueller

          Hey Andrew…I feel your pain.I have resorted to looking at the little things like plate discipline and OPS or OBP. On the Fisher Cats I have been somewhat impressed with Andy Fermin. He has hit well at every level and seems to have a good approach at the plate. He won’t get you excited but if this guy continues to hit for average and show PD when he plays for Buffalo we could see him given a shot at a bench role in the near future. I have also been pleasantly surprised with Ryan Schimpf this year.
          thanks as all ways for the comment