Feb 24, 2013; Dunedin, FL, USA; A detailed view of the Toronto Blue Jays logo before a spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at Florida Auto Exchange Park. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Aaron Sanchez in the Pen

Buffalo Bisons (48-49)

The Bisons loss 5-2. Jared Goedert went 3-3 and hit his 10th double as the offence struggled to put up crooked numbers (in a Buck Martinez voice).

Aaron Sanchez threw one inning out of the pen and threw 17 of his 26 pitches for strikes. He gave up 2 run on 3 hits, while facing 6 batters and taking the loss.


Ryan Goins-0/4, RBB, K

Jared Goedert- 3/3, R, 2B(10), BB

Kevin Pillar- 1/4, 2B(25), RBI(32), 2K

Brad Glenn- 1/4, K, E

A.J. Jimenez- 1/4, K

Cory Aldridge- 0/3, RBI(4), K

Andy LaRoche- 1/4, 2B(10)

Ryan Schimpf- 0/4

Jonathan Diaz- 1/4, K


Austin Bibens-Dirkx-  4.0IP, 3H, R, 2BB, 4K, HR

Rob Rasmussen- 1.0IP, 2K

Aaron Sanchez (L, 0-3)- 1.0IP, 3H, 2R, 2K

Ryan Tepera- 1.0IP, 3H, 2R, BB, 2K

Mike Zagurski- 1.0IP, BB, K


New Hampshire Fisher Cats (45-52)

The Fisher Cats needed a 7th inning run to pull out a 3-2 win over Portland. The Fisher Cats got a home run out of Andy Fermin, his 4th, and strong pitching from Scott Copeland and John Anderson.


Dalton Pompey- 1/3, 2R, 2B(2), BB, K

Derrick Chung- 2/4, K

Matt Newman- 2/3, RBI(22), K, SB

Kevin Nolan- 1/4, 2B(17), K, CS(4)

Andy Burns- 1/4, E(16)

K.C. Hobson- 0/2, 2BB

Mike Crouse- 0/3, 2K

Jorge Flores- 1/4, K

Andy Fermin- 1/4, R, HR(4), RBI(8), 2-K


Scott Copeland- 6.0IP, 6H, 2R, BB, 3K, HR

John Anderson (W, 3-1)- 2.0IP, BB, 3K

Gregory Infante (S, 12)- 1.0IP, BB, K


Dunedin Blue Jays (58-38)

The D-Jays won 5-2.  The D-Jays scored 2 in each of the 3rd and 4th innings and added another in the 6th. Kevin Patterson has been on fire over his past 10 games with a .344/.475/.563 with 2 home runs and 7 RBI. Patterson collected two hits and hit his 8th home run in the 4th inning to give the D-Jays a 4-0 lead.

Kendall Graveman won his 8th game and went 7 strong innings to give the D-Jays his 7th quality start in row.


Nick Baligod – 1/4, R, 2K

Emilio Guerrero- 0/4, K

Dwight Smith Jr.- 1/4, R

Marcus Knecht- 2/4, 2B(18)

L.B. Dantzler- 0/3, BB, 2K

Santiago Nessy- 1/4, R

Peter Mooney- 2/4, R

Christian Lopes- 1,/2, RBI(20), K


Kendall Graveman (W, 8-3)- 7.0IP,9H, R, 2K

Tony Davis- 1.0IP, H, BB, K

Arik Sikula – 1.0IP, H, R, K, HR


Lansing Lugnuts (45-50)

The Lugnuts and Kane County pitched 9 scoreless inning until the Cougars broke it open in the 10th inning for a 3-0 Lugnuts loss. The Lugnuts were out hit 11-3.


David Harris- 0/3, BB, K

Derrick Loveless- 1/3, BB, SB(9)

Mitch Nay- 0/4, 2K

Matt Dean- 0/4, K

Dawel Lugo- 1/3, BB, K

Dickie Joe Thon- 0/3, BB, 2K

Chaz Frank- 0/3

Jason Leblebijian- 0/3, K

Mike Reeves-1/2

*Daniel Klein- 0/1


Brent Powers- 5.0IP, 3H, BB, 3K

Alonzo Gonzalez- 2.2IP, H, BB, 2K

Brady Dragmire (L, 3-5)- 2.1IP, 7H, 3R, BB, K


Vancouver C’s (21-13)

The C’s win 11-9. Every C’s in the starting 9 registered a hit, but Franklin Barreto had the biggest day with two triples and four RBI. Max Pentecost had a hit, an RBI, and two runs and is hitting .333.


Roemon Fields- 2/5, 2R, 2B(8), RBI(9)

Tim Locastro- 2/4, 2R, RBI(9), SB(14)

Franklin Barreto- 2/4,  2-3B(4), 4-RBI(26), E(13)

Max Pentecost- 1/5, 2R, RBI(2), SB

Ryan McBroom- 2/5, R, K, SB

Chris Carlson-2/5, R, RBI(14), K

Boomer Collins- 1/4, RBI(14), BB, K

Alexis Maldonado- 1/3, R, BB

Ryan Metzler- 2/4, 2R, 2B(3), K



Zak Wasilewski- 6.0IP, 4H, 5R, 2BB, 2K

Jose Fernandez- 0.2IP, 4H, 4R, 2BB

Mark Biggs (W, 2-0)- 0.1IP, K

Alberto Tirado- 1.0IP, BB, 3K

Joe Lovecchio (S, 1)- 1.0IP, H, K


DSL Blue Jays (19-22)

DSL Jays were shut out 6-0.


Edward Olivares- 1/3, BB, K

Jesus Severino- 0/4, K

Enmanuel Moreta- 2/4, 2B

Javier Hernandez- 1/4

Bryan Lizardo- 0/3, BB, K

Francisco Rodriguez- 0/4

Ronniel Demorizi- 1/2, BB, K

Eddy Alcantara- 1/4, K

Jean Almanzar-0/2


Denis Diaz (L, 3-3)- 4.1IP, 6H, 4R, 2BB, 3K, HR

Luis Gomez- 2.2IP, 4H, 2R, 2K, HR

Manuel Cordova- 1.0IP, K


GCL Blue Jays (7-15)

The GCL BLue Jays loss 8-1.


Cliff Brantley- 1/3, R

Shance Opitz- 0/3

Lane Thomas- 0/2, BB, SB

Juan Tejada- 0/2, BB, K

Edwin Fuentes- 1/3

Deiderson Barreto- 2/3, 2-2B

Matt Morgan- 0/3, 2K

Andres De Aza- 0/3

Dean Bell- 0/3, K


Daniel Rodriguez (L, 0-2)- 4.0IP, 7H, 5R, 2K

Joe Claver- 2.0IP, 5H, 3R, 3BB


Bluefield (15-12)

Bluefield got good pitching from Ryan Borucki (5.0IP) and Ryan Smith (4.0IP) as they combine to shut out Greeneville 8-0.


Richard Urena- 2/4, 2R, RBI, BB, K

Austin Davis- 1/4, R, K

Josh Almonte- 2/5, R, RBI

Trent Miller- 2/4, R, 2B

Rowdy Tellez- 1/4, R, 2-RBI

Gabriel Cenas- 2/4

Dan Jansen- 2/4, R, 2B, 2-RBI

Rolando Segovia- 2/3, 2B, RBI, BB, K

Jesus Gonzalez- 0/3, BB, 3K


Ryan Borucki (W, 2-1)- 5.0IP, H, BB, 5K

Evan Smith (S,1)- 4.0IP, 2H, 2BB, 5K


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  • http://www.jaysjournal.com/ Keegan Matheson

    Even Rowdy Tellez hit a baseball? What a night!

    Excited to see Barretto continue with the bat, too. His start to the season excited me but I was a little cautious. Seems he has an error every game, but, he’s 18.

    Sanchez though… I’m ready to see him dominate. Didn’t happen.

    • Justin Jay

      Barretto I was worried about too. I still don’t know if he’ll hit for high enough avg but he’s a pretty exciting player to watch.

      With Sanchez, I think this is what you’re going to see for a little while. Sounds like he’s on an innings limit (which a couple of solid twitter folk confirmed for me is partially true) and it sounds like they want him to focus more on just hitting the strike zone and getting outs that way. With Sanchez’s stuff, that’s a solid approach. They tried that with Romero and he obviously got shelled because 96 MPH is a big difference from 91.

      • RyanMueller

        Hey Justin maybe thats what they are doing with Kyle Drabek…..get him to focus of repeating his delivery and as a RP he can make minor adjustments and see the results the next day as opposed to 5 days later

        • Justin Jay

          Drabek’s biggest problem is he keeps changing his delivery, but he had to. Chris Sherwin wrote a great article about the amount of strain Drabek puts on his elbow throwing the ball the way he had. However, he’s always had an issue hitting the strike zone and because of his 2 TJ surgeries, pitching everyday might not be the best idea for him. It’s kind of how I feel about McGowan.

          Sanchez is a different problem, but equally as concerning. People say “yea, we hear a lot about the arm slot” but that’s what it is. He can’t hit a consistent spot throwing to the left side of the plate (catcher’s view). Ask him to throw across his body to the middle and right and he’s very solid, but he flies open trying to throw to that left side. I said it last year and I’ll say it again… that’s hard as hell to correct. So yea, going out there everyday could help. It also limits his IPs.

          • RyanMueller

            I also notice that he doesn’t drive with his legs as much as he uses his arms to generate speed on his pitches. That wears on a guy….not a smooth delivery.

    • RyanMueller

      Barretto has looked like a man among boys with the C’s. I am not too concerned with the E’s.

  • Ewan Brocklehurst

    I hate seeing Sanchez in the pen, more mishandling of our farm system (see Deck McGuire)

    • RyanMueller

      I hear ya, but it might be a way to get him to the show this year and see what he can do in short inning situations. This how the Jays used to do it and this is the way St.Louis still does it with many of their young arms. I would love to see the Jays bring up young arms in a long relief role for the first half of the season and move them to the rotation in the second half or the following season. Gives the staff a chance to work with them and to see exactly what value they have long term. Deck McGuire is a completely different story, he was his own worse enemy…..i would agree with you more if you had said Chad Jenkins.

      Thanks for commenting Ewan.

      • Ewan Brocklehurst

        Well actually, I totally agree with the Chad Jenkins comment. I was just disappointed to see Deck get DFA’d.

        • RyanMueller

          I was also upset about the Deck situation, but quickly got over it. You should have read the emails that were flying between this site writers. There was a lot of Alex WTF are you doing? After I had a chance to cool off I realized that Deck wouldn’t be much of a loss if another team were to pick him up.