Toronto Blue Jays top prospect pitcher Aaron Sanchez. Credit: MLB Prospect Portal

Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Aaron Sanchez dominates

Buffalo Bisons (30-30)

The Bisons are back at .500 with a rain shortened 4-2 win over Syracuse. Liam Hendirks improved to 6-0 as he went the distance in a game that went 5.2 innings.

1B Dan Johnson failed to make it three games in a row with a home run but was able to hit a double for the third straight game. Darin Mastroianni, Jared Goedert, A.J. Jimenez, and Mike Nickeas each had a multi-hit game, as the Bisons were able to collect 14 hits over 5 innings. Brad Glenn hit his first AAA home run and continues to hit AAA pitchers well.

Darin Mastroianni- 2/3

Ryan Goins- 0/3

Jared Goedert- 3/3, R

Dan Johnson 1/3, R, 2B(12)

Brad Glenn- 1/3, R, HR, RBI(11)

A.J. Jimenez- 2/3, R, RBI(4)

Munenori Kawasaki- 1/3

Mike Nickeas- 3/3, R, HR(2), 2RBI(8)

Kenny Wilson- 1/3, K


Liam Hendriks (W, 6-0)- 5.2IP, 9H, 2R, 3K


New Hampshire Fisher Cats (25-37)

The Fisher Cats beat up on the Erie SeaWolves 7-1. Aaron Sanchez picked up his second consecutive win and now has a record of 3-4. Sanchez  was dominate and seemed in control throughout with one walk and 7 strike outs. Sanchez did a good job of keeping the ball on the ground with 10 ground ball outs to 2 fly ball outs and didn’t give up any extra base knocks.

The Fisher Cats had a better day with the bats than Saturday’s game. The Fisher Cats collected 12 hits, 2 dingers, 3 two baggers, and a three bagger. Melky Mesa was a triple away from hitting for the cycle and Matt Newman was a single away from hitting for the cycle. Kevin Nolan had a bad day in the field with 2 errors and Jon Berti got caught stealing for the third consecutive day. The Fisher Cats went 2 for 14 with RISP.


Melky Mesa- 3/4, R, 2B(3), HR(3), 3RBI(7), BB

Jon Berti- 1/5, CS(8)

Ryan Schimpf- 1/5, 2B(16)

Hector Gimenez- 2/4, R

Andy Burns- 1/3, R, BB

Mike McDade- 0/4

Kevin Nolan- 0/4

Matt Newman- 3/4, 2R, 2B(6), 3B(1), HR(3), 3RBI(10)

Jack Murphy- 1/3, 2R, BB


Aaron Sanchez(W, 3-4)- 6.2IP, 4H, R, BB, 7K

Blake McFlarland- 1.1IP, 2K

Dustin Antolin- 1.IP, H, 3K


Dunedin Blue Jays (42-20)

The D-Jays lost 6-5 to Lakeland Flying Tigers. The D-Jays were done in by a 5-run 6th inning and 2 errors. Kendall Graveman seemed to be cruising until the 6th inning and finished with 6 strike outs, 2 walks, 8 hits, and 4 runs. Graveman wasn’t hit hard, as he held Lakeland to 8 singles and induced 6 ground ball outs versus 2 fly ball outs.

1B K.C. Hobson had another good game and extended his hit streak to 6 games with another 2-hit game. Nick Baligod hit his 2nd home run of the year and drove in 2 runs.

Dwight Smith Jr.- 0/5

Dalton Pompey- 1/4, RBI(30), BB, K

Marcus Knecht- 0/5, K

K.C. Hobson- 2/4, 2B(12), K

Derrick Chung- 1/3, 2R, BB

Nick Baligod-1/4, R, HR(2), 2RBI(11)

Emilio Guerrero- 1/1, 2RBI(23)

Christian Lopes- 0/4

Gustavo Pierre-2/4, R, SB(3), E(10)


Kendall Graveman (L, 5-2)- 5.0IP, 8H, 4R, 2BB, 6K

Efrain Nieves- 0.0IP, H, 2R,  BB

Justin Jackson- 0.2IP, 2H, K

Tony Davis- 2.1IP, H, 4K


Lansing Lugnuts (28-34)

The Lugnuts dropped their 34th game 5-2 to the Great Lakes Loons. The loss was the Lugnuts forth loss in a row. Shane Dawson effort was undone by Adaric Kelly‘s first blown save.

Chaz Frank had a 3-hit game, Mitch Nay had a 2-hit game, and Dickie Joe Thon hit his 3rd home run. The Lugnuts were 0-8 with RISP. Frank gave D.J. Davis a much needed day off. Davis was having a tough time of things in recent games, as he struck out 7 times in his last 3 games.

Chaz Frank- 3/5, SB(3)

Derrick Loveless- 1/4, K

Matt Dean- 1/4, K

L.B. Dantzler- 0/3, BB

Mitch Nay- 2/4, R, 2B(10), E(13)

Dickie Joe Thon- 1/4, R, HR(3), RBI(28)

Santiago Nessy- 0/4, K

Ian Parmley- 1/4, K

Jason Leblebijian- 0/4, K


Shane Dawson- 5.1IP, 5H, 2R, 2BB, 2K

Adaric Kelly (L, 0-3)- 1.2IP, 4H, 3R, K, HR

Roberto Espinosa- 2.0IP, 2H, 2K

Tomorrow’s Startes
Bisons- Radhames Liz (0-0, 0.00 ERA, last start: ND, 4.0IP, 2H, 5BB, 3K)
NH- Day off
D-Jays- Taylor Cole (4-2, 2.12 ERA, last start: ND, 6.0IP, 6H, 3R, 6K)
Lugnuts- Frank Viola (first start)

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  • Andrew van Laar

    Man… so many of the Jays hitting prospects are incredibly underwhelming. I was just going through the stat lines of almost every player mentioned here and it was one “meh” after another. I know there is more to prospect than just stat lines, but its been a while since we had a position player to get excited about who is tearing through the minors.

    • Ryan Mueller

      I feel your pain. There are a couple players having good years but if you are looking for power numbers then looking at another teams farm system is what you will have to do. It is something that concerns me also.
      Lets hope that the Nay’s and Dean’s of the system can hit a couple homers.
      thx for the comment

    • BtgJays

      Travis Snider? lol

      • RyanMueller

        Love the humour.