Blue Jays MiLB Standouts: Pompey thrives in short week

Mar 3, 2016; Bradenton, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Dalton Pompey (23) looks on as he works out prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2016; Bradenton, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Dalton Pompey (23) looks on as he works out prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

A look around the top performers for the Toronto Blue Jays minor league organization for the week that ended on July 17th

Triple A – Buffalo Bisons
Record 50-44 (4th Place 9.0 GB)

A quick week for the Herd left them feeling down as they went 1-3.  The offence was just unable to come out of the break and swing it.  They scored just four runs total during the first three games.

Dalton Pompey appears to be healthy and picked up three hits and a home run in 11 at bats.  He also had a double and a stolen base during the three-game span.  Scott Diamond turned in the one decent start for the short week as he threw 6.0 innings and allowed three earned runs on six hits.  Wilmer Font and Chris Leroux started the other two games and neither of them pitched past the 4th inning.

Finally in the 4th game of the week the Bisons bats came to life with a 20-hit barrage Sunday.  Dalton Pompey added a four-hit, three-RBI performance to end his week.  Casey Lawrence pitched a masterful 6.2 innings and allowed just one run on three hits.

MVB – Dalton Pompey

Double A – New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Record 42-51 (4th Place 23.0 GB)

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The shortened week led to a 2-2 record for the Fisher Cats.  Jason Leblebijian enjoyed a fruitful week as he collected four hits in 15 at bats which included four RBI and a home run.  Conner Greene had a great start in which he allowed just one earned run over 6.0 innings of work.  He did allow three walks and six hits but was able to minimize the damage and strike out three.  Taylor Cole also turned in a solid start with a five-inning, one-run performance.

MVFC – Conner Greene

Single A+ – Dunedin Blue Jays
Record 15-8 (Tied 1st Place – 0 GB)

A 2-3 week still has the D-Jays hanging tight in first place.  Richard Urena continues to impress and collected a hit in all five games this week.  Urena mashed a pair of home runs and has four RBI in the past two games.  Ryan McBroom was also swinging it this week as he also clubbed a couple of home runs.  He also drove in six and had a hit in four of the five games.  Conor Fisk pitched a 6.2-inning, four-hit game to pick up a win.  He struck out three and walked a pair while allowing just one run during the start.

MVDJ – Ryan McBroom

Single A Full – Lansing Lugnuts
Record 15-9 (2nd Place – 1 GB)

The Lugnuts went 2-3 this week and got bumped into second place in the process.  Max Pentecost started off the week hot as he put up a 3-for-4 performance with a home run and three RBI.  Juan Kelly took over as the leader for the rest of the week as he picked up a hit in all but one game, homered, and brought home three runners.  He finished off his week with a 3-for-4 showing.

On the bump Jon Harris picked up his 8th win and was nearly unhittable.  He allowed just four hits over seven innings and did not allow a run.  He only struck out three but was very effective.  He threw 56 of 89 pitches for strikes in the dominant start.  Looking to keep up the trend, Angel Perdomo threw six innings of shutout ball while striking out eight later in the week.  He allowed just five hits and no free passes during the start.

MVL – Jon Harris

Single A Short – Vancouver Canadians 
Record 15-14 (Tied 1st Place – 0 GB)

The C’s managed to hold onto the first place position with a 2-3 week.  A rough week for pitchers as they were not able to keep their opponents quiet for a full game.  Jacob Anderson and Christian Williams continue to provide some solid thunder in the middle of the C’s attack.  Anderson drove in five while Williams collected seven RBI.  The two have supplied a solid 4-5 punch in the order. Each of them also hit a home run this week.

MVC – Christian Williams

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Rookie level – Bluefield Blue Jays
Record 10-11 (4th Place 3.5 GB)

Four straight losses has the Blue Birds flying south in the standings.  The offence has been there as they have scored 23 runs in four games but their pitching has been giving up a ton of runs.  The offensive contributions were from everyone so it is hard to put a name to the standout this week.  Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has improved and had six RBI this week.  He also hit his 3rd home run of the season.

MVBBJ – The offense