Blue Jays Minor League News and Notes from down on the farm

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A look at some of the minor league news and notes surrounding the Toronto Blue Jays down on the farm for July 20th, 2018.

Vladdy Jr. Assigned Back To Double-A

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. wrapped up his rehab assignment as was promptly assigned back to Double-A New Hampshire. The phenoms remaining time with the Fisher Cats should in all likelihood be short-lived as a promotion to Triple-A Buffalo is expected in the very near future.

Guererro is batting .405/.455/.658 with 90 hits and 11 homers in 59 games this season.

Espinal Promoted To New Hampshire

Santiago Espinal was promoted from Dunedin to Double-A New Hampshire yesterday after slashing .262/.333/.431 with 2 homers in 17 games for the advanced Single-A affiliate. Espinal was acquired from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Steve Pearce at the end of June.

The 23-year old plays shortstop so it unknown how he will fit into the Fisher Cats plans with Bo Bichette still in New Hampshire. However, it is possible that Bichette could soon see a promotion with Vladdy Jr. to the herd.

Biggio Leads Eastern League

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Cavan Biggio is tied for the league lead in home runs with 20 and runs batted in with 72 while honing his craft in Double-A. The 23-year old is hitting .261/.399/.539 in 90 games for the Cats thus far this season.

Biggio connected for only 11 round trippers all last season in 127 games with Dunedin.

Taylor Burning Up The Base Paths

Samad Taylor is burning up the base paths with the Lansing Lugnuts this season. Taylor has swiped 31 bases in 42 attempts in his first season with the Lugnuts. Taylor’s previous career high was 7 thefts last season.

Taylor was acquired with Thomas Pannone at the trade deadline last season in exchange for reliever Joe Smith.

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First Round Flair

Blue Jays 2018 first round selection Jordan Groshans has hit the ground running in his first taste of professional baseball. Groshans is hitting .372/.440/.590 with 29 hits and 3 homers in 21 games with Bluefield.

The Jays reached for Groshans with the 12th overall selection, however, the gamble appears to be paying off early on.