Hechavarria and Encarnacion Play for Dunedin


Newly signed Cuban SS Adeiny Hechavarria finally made his U.S. debut yesterday, going 1 for 5 with 1 strike out while hitting out of the 2-hole. He also turned 1 double play in the game. Fellow infielder Tyler Pastornicky shifted over to 2B in order to accommodate Adeiny and lead off for Dunedin who pulled out an 8 to 2 win against Clearwater in this game.

Edwin Encarnacion also played in this one for his rehab assignment, hitting a solo HR in the 6th inning and getting a walk and 2 runs scored in his 5 ABs. Edwin should get plenty of chances to build up strength in his wrist before the Jays call on him because the team has been on a role of late.

The last big story for this one was Boomer Potts who got his 3rd win of the season. I’ve been trying to figure out why this guy hasn’t been promoted. In 13 games this season he has thrown 18.2 innings, given up 10 hits and 7 walks while striking out 16. Best of all, he’s only given up 1 ER for a 0.48 ERA. He’s a big lefty reliever, 6’3″ 210 lbs, who is a little old for the HiA level at 25. Still, he is doing well enough to deserve a shot at AA sometime soon, so perhaps when the Jays begin to deal RPs and to promote guys like Daniel Farquhar and Tim Collins, you’ll see Mr. Potts in AA. Keep an eye on him, because MLB teams are always looking for a great lefty in the pen.

HiA Dunedin Stat of the day: Welinton Ramirez is hitting .371 over his last 10 games with 2 HRs, 4 doubles, and 1 triple to go along with a .395 OBP and .714 SLG. The 23 year old is making good on his promising 2009 and heating up the more he gets playing time. I still don’t understand how you can have him hitting 9th when he’s this hot, but that’s exactly where he’s hitting for Dunedin.