The Arizona Fall League is at the midway point of their season so why not check-in and see how the seven Toronto Blue Jays farmhands have made out thus far.
Undrafted pitcher Jackson Rees will be the lone Blue Jays representative at the Fall Stars game tonight. Rees has dazzled in five fall appearances striking out ten without allowing a run in 6.1 innings of work. The 25-year-old has earned a save while only walking one batter for the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Rees went 5-2 with an impressive 0.73 earned run average in 39 games between Lansing and Dunedin this past season. The right-hander also whiffed 88 hitters in just 61.2 innings while also compiling 9 saves.
Mike Ellenbest has also enjoyed Fall League success in five appearances, the 25-year old has yet to surrender a run while fanning six in 7. 1 innings. Ellenbest sported a 2.30 earned run average in 25 games for Dunedin and New Hampshire.
More from Toronto Blue Jays News
- Matt Chapman has been exactly what the Blue Jays needed
- Blue Jays: The goalposts are moving in the right direction
- Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays advance to the Championship Series
- Blue Jays: Comparisons for Alek Manoah’s Second Season
- Blue Jays: Adam Cimber, the unlikely decision King
Logan Warmoth is hitting .308 with 12 hits including three doubles and a stolen base in 39 at-bats. The former first-rounder is attempting to put himself back into top prospect discussions following a subpar 2019 campaign.
Infielder Kevin Smith is attempting to bounce back from a disappointing campaign with New Hampshire. Smith is hitting just .130 with just six hits in 46 fall at-bats, the 23-year old still needs to find a way to cut down on the strikeouts having fanned already 27 times in Fall League play.
Cullen Large is hitting .275 with 11 hits and a homer in 40 at-bats while only striking out five times thus far.
Pitcher Graham Spraker has struggled with an inflated 8.22 earned run average surrendering 11 hits in 7.2 innings. Right-hander Maverik Buffo is also 0-2 with an 8.10 earned run average in 6.2 innings of work.
The Scottsdale Scorpions will attempt to have a better second-half as they currently sit in the basement of the East Division with an 8-11 record.