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

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Otto Lopez: Capable of playing all over the diamond, Montreal's Otto Lopez has found himself mainly at the middle infield positions for Buffalo this season and has fared relatively well at both second base and shortstop (better at second, although in fewer opportunities). After a cold April, Lopez has regained his strong offensive numbers from last season, and after recording 22 hits in May recorded 26 in June. Lopez also stole five bases in June and finally hit his first home run of the season on June 25th. The super-utility player is still very swing-happy (17 strikeouts to 4 walks in June) but is making a lot more contact then earlier on in the season. A statistic that's kind of a bummer is his .186 with two outs and RISP, however, he is a Blue Jay and unfortunately, that's not too far off from some of his big league teammates.

Orelvis Martinez: The Blue Jays' number-4 prospect, Orelvis Martinez has turned a putrid April into an amazing June for Double-A New Hampshire. The free-swinging Martinez cut his strikeouts down from 23 in May to 14 in June and raised his average from .236 in May to .280 in June and his OBP from .359 to .391. Martinez hit significantly fewer homers in June (only three compared to 11 in May) but became less of a "three true outcome" player by launching six doubles. The errors at shortstop continue to be a significant issue (six in June including four in four games towards the end of the month). A move to the hot corner might be in the near future, but another Blue Jays shortstop with a history of a high amount of errors has been able to turn things around for himself, so Toronto might be cautious to move him.

Addison Barger: Finally healthy, number-6 prospect Addison Barger has had a bit of a tough time since returning to Triple-A. After going 0-6 in Rookie Ball, and 3-11 in Class A, Barger was returned to Buffalo on June 21st and has seen his offensive numbers take a dip. Barger went just 4-25 in June (one of those hits being a homer) and struck out eight times in 25 at bats. Being used at DH, 3B, and SS, Barger didn't commit an error in June (albeit only six games were played in the field) but has committed five in 33 games this season. Barger hit over .300 at both Triple-A (in very limited action) and Double-A last season so there's a tiny bit of concern. He is, however, just returning from injury so things will take time to get back to normal. Hopefully, the offense returns soon for an exciting young player.

Nathan Lukes: Optioned in mid-June, the sporadically used Lukes has resumed doing what he does so well at the Triple-A level, get on base. He reached in all eight games played with Buffalo in June and recorded five extra-base hits to go along with them. Lukes is now hitting above .350 in Triple-A, but unfortunately for him just can't seem to find any significant playing time with the Jays. Despite struggles of some of their other hitters, John Schneider decided to keep Lukes as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement for most of his time up with the big league squad only recording 19 at-bats in 23 games. If Lukes continues his torrid pace he's going to force Toronto's hand, as he's proven that when given opportunities he can flourish at the plate.