Jul 13, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; World outfielder Dalton Pompey hits a single in the 6th inning during the All Star Futures Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays Minor League Report: Pompey, Norris impress at Futures Game

Futures Game

Dalton Pompey and Daniel Norris both shone at the 2014 SiriusXM Futures Game. Pompey picked up two hits and scored a run while Norris pitched a clean frame with a strikeout. A.J. Jimenez also got in the game and flied out to right field in his only plate appearance.

Joey Gallo and Javier Baez both put on a show with round-trippers with Gallo named as the game’s MVP. Gallo, who is from the Texas Rangers organization, also put on a legendary display of power during batting practice prior to the game. Tip: Don’t park near the stadium when Gallo is in town.

Dalton Pompey – 2/4, K
A.J. Jimenez – 0/1

Daniel Norris – 1.0 IP, K

Below is video of Pompey taking BP before the game courtesy of Baseball America.

Triple-A: Buffalo Bisons (48-48)

Postponed due to rain.

Double-A: New Hampshire Fisher Cats (44-51)

Andy Burns had a big day at the dish with four base hits including two doubles and a triple as New Hampshire lost 7-6. Kevin Nolan added two doubles while Derrick Chung chipped in with two hits and a walk. Richard Bleier gave up three earned runs off a walk and five hits including two home runs. The Fisher Cats led 6-3 heading into the bottom of the eighth but a poor outing from Tyler Ybarra gave Portland the lead for good.

Jon Berti – 1/5, HR, 3 RBI
Kevin Nolan – 2/5, 2 2B
Matt Newman – 1/5, 3 K
Mike Crouse – 0/5
Andy Burns – 4/5, 2 2B, 3B, CS
K.C. Hobson – 1/2, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Derrick Chung – 2/3, 2B, RBI, BB, K
Jorge Flores – 0/4
Andy Fermin – 1/4

Richard Bleier – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, BB, 5 K, 2 HR
Blake McFarland – 1.0 IP, H
Dustin Antolin – 1.0 IP, BB, K
Tyler Ybarra – 0.0 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 3 ER, BB, HR (L)
Randy Boone – 1.0 IP, H, BB, K (BS)

Class A Advanced: Dunedin Blue Jays (57-35)

Marcus Knecht had two hits including a triple while Dwight Smith Jr. also went for extra bases as Dunedin lost 3-1. Smith has been raking of late and has a .405/.450/.676 slash line over his past ten games. Jesse Hernandez gave up three earned runs off six hits and two walks to take the loss while Tony Davis loaded the bases but didn’t allow a run in his one inning of work.

Nick Baligod – 1/3, K
Gustavo Pierre – 0/3
Dwight Smith Jr. – 1/3, 2B, K
Marcus Knecht – 2/3, 3B
L.B. Dantzler – 0/3, RBI
Emilio Guerrero – 1/3
Christian Lopes – 0/2
Santiago Nessy – 0/2
Ian Parmley – 0/2

Jesse Hernandez – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB (L)
Tony Davis – 1.0 IP, H, 2 BB, K

Class A: Lansing Lugnuts (43-49)

Dickie Joe Thon was a perfect three for three while Chaz Frank and Derrick Loveless both reached base three times with a hit and two walks apiece as Lansing lost 3-1. Brady Allen allowed eight hits in five innings but was able to limit the damage to just two earned runs. D.J. Davis was moved down to fifth in the Lugnuts batting order, which is the lowest he’s batted this year to date.

Chaz Frank – 1/2, 2 BB, CS
Dawel Lugo – 0/3, RBI, K
Matthew Dean – 0/3, BB, K
Mitch Nay – 0/4, 2 K
D.J. Davis – 0/4, K
Derrick Loveless – 1/2, 2 BB, CS
David Harris – 1/4, 2B, K
Mike Reeves – 1/3
Dickie Joe Thon – 3/3

Brad Allen – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 7 K, HR (L)
Brady Dragmire – 3.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 K, HR

Class A Short-Season: Vancouver Canadians (18-12)

Franklin Barreto had two hits with a stolen base and Chris Carlson had two knocks as Vancouver won 4-3. Starlyn Suriel pitched six solid, one-run frames and struck out six to earn the win. Tim Locastro added an infield RBI single while Ryan McBroom and Alexis Maldonado also chipped in with ribbys.

Roemon Fields – 1/3, BB, 2 SB
Timothy Locastro – 1/3, RBI
Franklin Barreto – 2/4, RBI, K, SB
Ryan McBoom – 1/4, RBI, K
Chris Carlson – 2/3, BB, K, PO
Alexis Maldonado – 1/4, HR, RBI, 2 K
Brenden Kalfus – 0/4, 2 K
Christian Vasquez – 1/3

Starlyn Suriel – 6.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 6 K, HR (W)
Jose Fernandez – 2.0 IP, 2 H, K
Andrew Case – 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, K (S)

Advanced Rookie: Bluefield Blue Jays (13-11)

Rowdy Tellez led the way with three hits, an RBI and a stolen base as Bluefield won 5-1. Austin Davis and Josh Almonte also picked up multiple hits while Richard Urena reached base twice with a double and a walk. Francisco Rios gave up one earned run off five hits and a walk over five frames.

Richard Urena – 1/4, 2B, BB, 2 K
Austin Davis – 2/3, RBI, PO
Aaron Attaway – 1/2, RBI, K
Josh Almonte – 2/5
Trent Miller – 1/5
Rowdy Tellez – 3/4, RBI, SB
Gabriel Cenas – 0/3, BB
James Lynch – 1/4
Angel Rojas – 0/4, RBI
Andres Sotillo – 1/3, SB
Dan Jansen – 1/1

Francisco Rios – 5.0 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 2 K (W)
Oscar Cabrera – 3.0 IP, H, 4 K
Jordan Romano – 1.0 IP

Rookie: GCL Blue Jays (6-13)

Scheduled off-day.

All stats courtesy MLB.com/MiLB.com.

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  • RyanMueller

    Great to see Burns and Nolan hitting better over the past 30 days. Burns could be helpful to the Jays in the second half. Even with his struggles this season he has hit LHP pretty well…283 and he is versatile enough to play a utility role.

    • Andrew van Laar

      Do you think Burns can make the jump from AA to MLB without a stop in Buffalo? I don’t know too much about the guy but one would think he could use a little seasoning in AAA. It is good to see them hitting well though you are right!

      Man… non Blue Jays item, but Gallo and Baez look goooooooood! Wow the power Gallo has is mind boggling. I am excited to see them in the majors :)

      • RyanMueller

        With respect to Burns being able to make the jump….I doubt it. Not too many hitters are able to make that jump but if you are going to do it why not do when they is riding a hot streak. I really like Burns and hope he can get a chance, but he doesn’t look like an elite prospect…not that all prospect need to look like Gallo.

        I hate Gallo and Baez, they suck (because they aren’t Jays prospects). It really bugs me that the Jays can’t seem to develop position players. I have zero issues with AA trading Sanchez or Norris for a position starter. I know the Jays have arms in the system.

      • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

        I can’t deny it, I love me some Gallo and Baez. Couldn’t help but slide them into the post lol. As for Burns, he’ll definitely need some time at Triple-A and will probably be added to the 40-man at the end of the year and will be optioned to Buffalo to start next season. He could see some time in the Bigs when the minor league season finishes at the end of August but if the Jays don’t think he’s ready they could always hold him out and then put him in the Arizona Fall League or have him play winter ball. Either way, with position players often it takes a bit longer for the bat to come around, Burns is known for having a good approach but for whatever reason hasn’t translated into great results this year. I’m still confident that he can be a big league contributor, his ceiling might be some type of super utility guy that can play multiple positions around the diamond but probably not good enough to be a regular, everyday player at any one position (imo).