Blue Jays News and Notes: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Sean Reid-Foley and more
Toronto Blue Jays news and notes for Sunday, October 14th including updates on Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Sean Reid-Foley and more.
Guerrero Jr. Named Hitter Of The Year By MLB Pipeline
This announcement should come as no surprise to anyone as MLB Pipeline anointed Vladimir Guerrero Jr. the Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Hitter of the Year. Vladdy put up video game-like numbers in 2018 slashing .381/.437/.636 with 20 homers and 78 ribbies in 95 minor league games.
Guerrero is currently leading the Arizona Fall League in hitting after the first week of play going 9 for 14 with four doubles and six runs batted in.
Reid-Foley Named Pitcher Of The Year By MLB Pipeline
Conversely, Sean Reid-Foley was awarded the Blue Jays Pitcher of the Year by MLB Pipeline. The 23-year old hurler made his MLB debut in 2018 going 2-4 with a 5.13 earned run average in seven starts. The numbers may appear inflated but Reid-Foley did manage an 11.3 SO/9 rate and looks to be an important piece of the Blue Jays future moving forward.
Prior to the call-up, Reid-Foley sported a tidy 3.26 earned run average in 24 starts between Double and Triple-A.
Ramirez To Play Winter Ball In Venezuela
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Harold Ramirez will look to continue his breakout campaign of 2018 when he suits up for Leones del Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League. Ramirez won the Eastern League batting title hitting .320/.365/.471 with 11 homers and 16 stolen bases for the Fisher Cats.
Ramirez will join forces with his New Hampshire teammate Eduard Pinto in Venezuela. The 23-year old Pinto slashed .276/.317/.368 with 11 stolen bases between Dunedin and the Fisher Cats in 2018.
Fields Will Swipe Bags In Mexico During The Winter
Roemon Fields will take his talents to Mexico for the winter playing for Tomateros de Culiacan of the Mexican Winter League. Fields spent the 2018 campaign with the Buffalo Bisons hitting .238/.307/.305 in 100 games on the farm. The 27-year old also swiped 25 bags in 41 attempts for the herd last season adding to his minor league career total of 213.