A look at some of the Toronto Blue Jays minor league news and notes from down on the farm for Wednesday, June 26th, 2019.
Merryweather Makes Season Debut
Julian Merryweather who the Blue Jays acquired from the Cleveland Indians in the Josh Donaldson trade made his season debut on Monday with the Rookie League Dunedin Blue Jays. Merryweather is rehabbing back from Tommy John surgery and tossed two innings for the Baby Jays.
Merryweather surrendered two runs on four hits while fanning three in his debut. The 27-year old had been lighting up the radar gun with triple digits leading up to the appearance.
Alford Forcing His Way Back Into The Conversation
Anthony Alford may be forcing his way back into the Blue Jays conversation with his strong play of late. Alford who got off to a slow start has been on fire of late hitting .351 with a homer and six stolen bases over his last ten games.
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The 24-year old has raised his average to .256 with five homers, a team-leading 31 runs batted in and 17 stolen bases in 24 attempts through 62 games with the herd this season. Alford has become the forgotten man in the Jays outfield as a result of his inconsistent play on the farm.
Zeuch Effective In First Start With Bisons
T.J. Zeuch appears fully healthy after being sidelined since February with a severe lat strain. The hurler tossed 5.2 innings of scoreless ball while fanning in his Bisons season debut. Zeuch had made two rehab starts with the Dunedin prior to the start where he had surrendered four runs while fanning 12 in 8.2 innings of work.
Zeuch could find himself north of the border before seasons end with the current need for starting pitching at the major league level.
Conine Cools Off
Griffin Conine has cooled off somewhat since returning from his PED suspension, the prospect was on fire out of the gate but is just hitting .200 with no homers over his last ten contests with Single-A Lansing.
Conine is still hitting an impressive .337/.415/.663 with 28 hits including 6 home runs over his first 22 games.