Checking in on how the minor league portion of the Blue Jays' 40-man roster did in June

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Tyler Heineman: Heineman was shuffled back and forth from Buffalo and Toronto through June due to the activation of Danny Jansen from the IL and the placement, and subsequent activation of Alejandro Kirk. The switch-hitting Heineman appeared in eight games with Toronto (seven starts), slashing .333/.450/.475 in that frame, and catching one out of four base stealers. Heineman has gone 4-8 for Buffalo since being sent down (all four hits being singles) and threw out the only potential base stealer against. Heineman is a solid defensive catcher and a reliable option if Kirk or Jansen goes down. Ideally, he'd be with Buffalo until the end of their season before a likely move back up when rosters expand in September.

Leo Jimenez: Toronto's number 19-prospect, Leo Jimenez followed up a solid May with an impressive June. Jimenez usually lacks in the power categories, but blasted three homers (tripling his season total to that point) to go along with nine doubles in June. The strikeouts are low (13 in 23 games) and the walks are high (10) for Jimenez. While his 8 errors aren't sexy to look at, New Hampshire has been using him at second base and that seems to be a much more comfortable position. Not to jinx anything, but Jimenez has yet to commit an error at that position in 20 games. He's only 22 so there's still a lot of time for growth, but the youngster appears to be heading in the right direction.

Spencer Horwitz: A hearty Mazel Tov to Spencer Horwitz who not only made his major league debut in June but also collected his first MLB hit and RBI. Horwitz appeared in three games for Toronto (all three as a DH) going 2-8 with two walks. The contact-heavy Horwitz earned the promotion on June 15th despite only hitting.244 from June 1st until his recall date. After Brandon Belt was activated off the IL on June 21st Horwitz was optioned back down and has gone right back to generating contact and getting on base at an elite level. While he has yet to record an XBH since the demotion, Horwitz is slashing .308/.387/.308 in those seven games including two walks and two hit-by pitches. The defense isn't great, and the power is almost non-existent, but his elite-bat-to-ball skills make him an ideal option as a left-handed option off the bench. If Toronto decides to move Belt, Horwitz will likely take his place on the roster.