Toronto Blue Jays: News from the Nest – Sunday, June 6
To view the previous News from the Nest segments looking at players in the Blue Jays minor league system, you can find them in the attached links below:
Buffalo Bisons – AAA
Christian Colon – OF
Moved to the outfield as of late, Christian Colon continues to perform well, leading the team in OPS (1.018), AVG (.346), and OBP (.429). What is even more impressive is through 22 games and 78 at-bats, Colon has more walks (10) than strikeouts (7), seeing the ball well and leading the team because of it.
Since May 23, Colon has gone 9 for 33 with two doubles, three RBI, and one home run.
Riley Adams – C
While Riley Adams started off slow this year, the past two weeks have been a resurgence of sorts for the prospect catcher. Since May 23, Adams has gone 7 for 18 with one double, three home runs, and four RBI. His six home runs has him tied for the team lead while his 1.011 OPS puts him behind only Colon on the Bisons roster.
The Bison’s bullpen has been outstanding this year, with multiple players pitching very well.
Bryan Baker: 9 games; 10.1 IP; 0.00 ERA; 7 walks; 15 strikeouts
Kirby Snead: 12 games; 13.1 IP; 0.68 ERA; 4 walks; 19 strikeouts
Connor Overton: 8 games; 20.1 IP; 0.89 ERA; 3 walks; 21 strikeouts
Taylor Saucedo: 9 games; 15.1 IP; 1.17 ERA; 1 walk; 19 strikeouts
Hobie Harris: 10 games; 11.0 IP; 1.64 ERA; 4 walks; 17 strikeouts
Jackson McClelland: 7 games; 10.0 IP; 2.70 ERA; 2 walks; 7 strikeouts
While the bullpen has been performing well, the starting rotation has started to slip as of late, with top prospect Nate Pearson experiencing a rough stretch for one of the first times in his minor league career.
Nick Allgeyer: 6 games; 27.1 IP; 4.61 ERA; 18 walks; 27 strikeouts
T.J. Zeuch: 5 games; 24.0 IP; 5.25 ERA; 7 walks; 19 strikeouts
Jacob Waguespack: 5 games; 21.1 IP; 5.48 ERA; 6 walks, 30 strikeouts
Nate Pearson: 4 games; 13.2 IP; 7.24 ERA; 6 walks; 27 strikeouts
Cullen Large – INF
Infielder Cullen Large has had a rough start in June, as he has gone 1 for 15 through five games with one walk, one RBI, and three strikeouts. Since May 23, Large has only had one multi-hit game, mustering five hits during that time span while his .526 OPS is second-worst on the team.
LHP Anthony Kay was optioned to the Bison’s roster after his stint on the injured list with the Blue Jays was complete.
RHP Carl Edwards Jr. was promoted to the Blue Jays roster.
RHP Jeremy Beasley has been optioned and promoted several times during the past two weeks.
INF Breyvic Valera was placed on the 7-day injured list.
RHP Patrick Murphy was brought to the club from Single-A on a rehab assignment.