Greetings From Dunedin
Welcome back to your weekly fix of Blue Jays prospecty goodness. I decided to try something new this week: if you scroll down to the end of this article, you’ll see organization leaders in several hitting and pitching categories (current through games of April 17). If you like seeing them every week, let me know. If enough people are interested in them, I’ll work on a better way of displaying the leaderboard tables.

Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that you’re now able to follow the statistics of Toronto’s top 20 prospects (as ranked by Kevin Goldstein) over at Baseball Prospectus’ new Top 11 Prospects Tracker.

(Note: to conserve pixels, I won’t be running the Top 30 Prospects list every week, but I will include a link to the list in each post)

HITTER LVL AVG/OBP/SLG

AB

H

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

Kevin Ahrens, 3b A+ .189/.318/.243 37 7 2 0 0 7 5 0 1
Jonathon Berti, 2b A .265/.435/.412 34 9 2 0 1 8 10 5 0
Markus Brisker, cf A .182/.325/.364 33 6 1 1 1 5 11 9 0
Andrew Burns, ss A .256/.268/.513 39 10 4 0 2 1 10 2 0
David Cooper, 1b AAA .289/.373/.378 45 13 2 1 0 6 7 0 0
Michael Crouse, of A+ .200/.314/.333 30 6 2 1 0 5 8 4 0
Travis d’Arnaud, c AAA .200/.289/.275 40 8 3 0 0 5 8 1 1
Brad Glenn, of AA .302/.354/.465 43 13 1 0 2 4 13 2 0
Ryan Goins, ss AA .244/.260/.333 45 11 2 1 0 2 8 0 0
Anthony Gose, cf AAA .151/.246/.170 53 8 1 0 0 6 14 3 3
Chris Hawkins, lf A .317/.364/.512 41 13 3 1 1 3 7 0 0
A. Hechavarria, ss AAA .302/.327/.396 53 16 3 1 0 2 14 1 0
K.C. Hobson, 1b A .250/.300/.333 36 9 3 0 0 3 4 0 0
Justin Jackson, 2b AA .368/.415/.500 38 14 3 1 0 3 7 4 0
Brian Jeroloman, c AA .000/.273/.000 8 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
A.J. Jimenez, c AA .243/.282/.270 37 9 1 0 0 2 6 2 2
Jonathan Jones, of A+ .213/.302/.234 47 10 1 0 0 5 5 3 1
Marcus Knecht, of A+ .255/.364/.489 47 12 5 0 2 8 17 1 0
Jake Marisnick, of A+ .234/.383/.426 47 11 5 2 0 7 11 3 1
Mike McDade, 1b AA .333/.354/.400 45 15 3 0 0 2 9 0 0
Jack Murphy, c A+ .182/.321/.455 22 4 0 0 2 4 4 0 0
Sean Ochinko, c A+ .316/.381/.474 19 6 3 0 0 2 4 0 0
Kevin Patterson, 1b A .261/.370/.565 23 6 1 0 2 4 8 0 0
Carlos Perez, c A .270/.341/.405 37 10 3 1 0 4 7 1 1
Ryan Schimpf, 2b A+ .216/.286/.297 37 8 3 0 0 4 11 0 0
Moises Sierra, of AAA .273/.360/.523 44 12 2 0 3 6 11 0 1
Kellen Sweeney, 3b A .250/.357/.333 36 9 1 1 0 5 5 0 2
Jon Talley, 1b A+ .293/.370/.439 41 12 3 0 1 5 9 0 0
Jorge Vega-Rosado, ss A .105/.105/.105 19 2 0 0 0 0 10 1 0

Welp, so much for Adeiny Hechavarria having turned things around at the plate. This time last week, the 22-year-old shortstop was hitting .435/.458/.609, but since then he’s gone 6-for-30 with one extra-base hit, one walk, and eight strikeouts, causing his slash line to drop to a more Hechavarrian .302/.327/.396. He has at least one strikeout in each of his last 10 games and is currently in the midst of an 0-for-15 slump. He also celebrated his 23rd birthday on Sunday. Happy birthday, Adeiny Hechavarria . . . A pair of two-hit games brought Travis d’Arnaud’s batting average up to .242 on April 13, but he’s gone 0-for-7 with three strikeouts since, and is hitting only slightly better than his weight on the year. His slow start comes while the player blocking him in Toronto, J.P. Arencibia, is mired in his own 2-for-35 slump to begin the year . . . It took eight games, but center fielder Anthony Gose finally found success on the base paths, stealing a pair of bases off of Fresno’s Eric Hacker and Eli Whiteside on April 12. Despite his low stolen base totals, Gose is still running at a reasonable rate. In 2011, Gose reached base via single, double, triple, walk, or hit by pitch 188 times and attempted 85 steals, a 45.2 percent running rate. So far this year, he’s attempted six steals in 15 times on base (40 percent running rate) . . . Moises Sierra has owned one of Las Vegas’ hottest bats over the last week, collecting seven hits in his last six games and raising his batting average to .273 on the season. His three home runs are tied with Travis Snider for the team lead and account for 43 percent of the 51s total . . . Las Vegas first baseman/sometimes designated hitter David Cooper went 4-for-5—falling a home run short of the cycle—in the 51s’ 14-4 drubbing of Fresno on April 11, but has gone 1-for-17 in five games since. The left-handed hitting Cooper hasn’t had much luck against righty pitchers thus far, hitting .206/.289/.235 in 38 plate appearances

Right fielder Brad Glenn hit his team-leading second home run in the ninth inning of New Hampshire’s 10-6 loss to Binghamton last night. The pride of Cedartown, Georgia, Glenn has been one of the Fisher Cats’ most consistent contributors this year, collecting hits in 10 of 12 games . . . An 8-for-26 week, including three multi-hit affairs, lifted Ryan Goins’ batting average from .217 to .244 . . . Center fielder Justin Jackson also had three multi-hit games last week, and currently leads the Fisher Cats in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging average . . . Brian Jeroloman is still looking for his first hit of the season, as well as consistent playing time . . . A.J. Jimenez, New Hampshire’s regular starter behind the plate, went 5-for-20 last week, including his first extra-base hit of the year.

Dunedin third baseman Kevin Ahrens saw his batting average tumble last week (a 2-for-16 stretch will do that), but six walks helped raise his OPS from 558 to 561. After taking balls at first base during spring training, Ahrens made the first start of his career at the less-hot corner on April 10, but has yet to return for an encore. He reached Dunedin as a 20-year-old in 2009, but has failed to show enough with the bat to warrant a promotion to Double-A. In 1,082 Florida State League plate appearances, the Blue Jays’ first pick (16th overall) in the 2007 draft has hit just .223/.303/.338. For what it’s worth, other high school third basemen drafted in the first round that year (Josh Vitters, Matt Dominguez, Jon Gilmore) haven’t fared so well, either, but Ahrens certainly inspires little confidence in his major-league future at this point . . . Marcus Knecht went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Dunedin’s 6-3 win over Daytona on April 16. Knecht leads the Blue Jays with with 23 total bases and is tied with Jack Murphy for the team lead in home runs (2) and Jake Marisnick for the lead in doubles (5) . . . Sean Ochinko was placed on the 7-day disabled list on April 15 (retroactive to April 12), which moved Jack Murphy into the team’s starting catcher role. The 24-year-old Murphy was Toronto’s 31st round pick in 2009 out of Princeton, and he’s shown a strong arm and potent bat this year, gunning down five of seven base runners and slugging two home runs in 28 trips to the plate . . . After beginning the year with a five-game hitting streak, Dunedin second baseman Ryan Schimpf has gone 2-for-19 in his last five games and is hitting just .216 for the year . . . Jon Talley owned one of Dunedin’s few hot bats last week, raising his OPS from 498 to 809 with nine hits, including a pair of doubles and a  home run, in seven games. After arriving in Dunedin in 2010, could this be the year Talley finally hits his way to Double-A? He could perform well enough to earn a promotion, but whether or not he makes it to New Hampshire depends just as much on what happens to the players in front of him (Mike McDade and David Cooper) on what Talley does in Dunedin.

Since beginning the year 1-for-10, Lansing second baseman Jonathon Berti has gone 8-for-24 with two doubles, a home run, three stolen bases, and five runs scored . . . Left fielder Chris Hawkins’ six-game hitting streak was snapped with an 0-for-4 night against South Bend on Monday, but his .317 batting average and 21 total bases are still tops among Lansing regulars . . . The good news is that Lugnuts first baseman K.C. Hobson had hits in five of seven games last week, but the bad news is that Hobson had only five hits in those seven games and his batting average dropped from .444 to .250 . . . Carlos Perez’s bat has started to heat up—seven hits last week, including three doubles and a triple—and he could force a promotion to Dunedin sooner rather than later . . . Toronto selected shortstop Jorge “Chino” Vega-Rosado out of a Puerto Rico high school in the 28th round of last year’s draft. He signed quickly and went on to hit .317/.380/.470 with 22 stolen bases in 210 Gulf Coast League plate appearances. Things haven’t gone as well for Vega-Rosado in the Midwest League, where he’s just 2-for-19 with 10 strikeouts and no walks, and he could be in line for a reassignment to extended spring training until short-season leagues open up.

PITCHER LVL

W-L

ERA

WHIP

G-GS

SV

IP

H

HR

SO-BB

BABIP

Danny Barnes A+

0-0

0.00

1.65

7-0

6

6.7

8

0

5-3

.364

Chad Beck AAA

0-0

0.00

0.92

4-0

0

4.3

3

0

2-1

.231

Andrew Carpenter AAA

0-0

2.16

1.20

4-0

0

8.3

8

2

9-2

.300

Joel Carreno MLB

0-1

6.00

1.67

1-1

0

6.0

6

2

3-4

.235

Joel Carreno AAA

1-0

0.00

0.60

1-1

0

5.0

1

0

8-2

.143

Evan Crawford MLB

0-0

0.00

1.00

1-0

0

1.0

1

0

1-0

.333

Evan Crawford AA

0-0

0.00

1.25

3-0

0

4.0

3

0

5-2

.300

Matt Daly AA

0-1

4.05

1.50

5-0

0

6.7

7

0

8-3

.368

Anthony DeSclafani A

1-0

1.00

0.89

3-1

0

9.0

7

0

10-1

.304

Danny Farquhar AA

0-0

1.29

0.71

5-0

0

7.0

2

1

9-3

.071

Drew Hutchison AA

2-1

2.16

1.14

3-3

0

16.7

16

1

12-3

.312

Chad Jenkins AA

1-2

8.04

1.40

3-3

0

15.7

19

4

7-3

.273

Aaron Loup AA

0-0

0.00

0.75

6-0

1

5.3

4

0

3-0

.235

Deck McGuire AA

0-2

9.90

2.00

2-2

0

10.0

18

5

11-2

.433

Justin Nicolino A

0-0

0.00

0.83

2-1

0

6.0

4

0

8-1

.267

Sean Nolin A+

2-0

2.30

1.15

3-3

0

15.7

13

1

18-5

.308

David Rollins A

1-0

1.35

1.20

3-3

0

13.3

11

0

16-5

.344

Aaron Sanchez A

1-0

0.00

1.00

2-1

0

6.0

2

0

7-4

.182

John Stilson A+

0-0

1.69

1.12

3-3

0

10.7

9

0

9-3

.310

Noah Syndergaard A

1-0

0.00

1.11

3-2

0

9.0

7

0

14-3

.333

Ronald Uviedo AA

0-0

3.38

0.38

4-0

3

5.3

2

2

6-0

.000

A. Wojciechowski A+

0-0

6.30

1.30

2-2

0

10.0

11

0

6-2

.306

Last Week’s Starters

PITCHER

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

Joel Carreno

4/13

@CSP

W

5.0

1

0

0

0

2

8

2.00

Anthony DeSclafani

4/11

@DAY

3.0

3

1

1

0

1

3

2.33

Anthony DeSclafani

4/16

SB

W

3.0

2

0

0

0

0

3

3.00

Sam Dyson

4/14

@BRV

5.0

3

0

0

0

0

4

2.43

Drew Hutchison

4/15

NBR

L

5.2

5

2

2

1

1

6

1.06

Chad Jenkins

4/12

NBR

L

7.0

5

5

5

3

1

5

1.06

Chad Jenkins

4/17

BIN

L

2.2

9

8

8

0

2

0

1.22

Deck McGuire

4/13

NBR

L

5.0

7

4

3

0

0

5

1.13

Justin Nicolino

4/14

@WM

3.0

4

1

0

0

1

3

4.50

Sean Nolin

4/12

@BRV

W

5.2

3

0

0

0

0

11

1.00

Sean Nolin

4/17

DAY

4.0

6

5

4

1

3

5

1.08

David Rollins

4/12

@WM

W

5.0

2

1

0

0

2

4

0.60

David Rollins

4/17

SB

4.1

4

0

0

0

1

7

0.91

Aaron Sanchez

4/14

@WM

3.0

1

0

0

0

2

3

0.80

John Stilson

4/11

@DAY

4.0

1

0

0

0

2

4

4.50

John Stilson

4/16

DAY

3.2

7

2

2

0

0

2

2.33

Noah Syndergaard

4/11

@DAY

W

3.0

2

1

0

0

2

2

4.00

Noah Syndergaard

4/16

SB

3.0

3

0

0

0

0

6

3.67

A. Wojciechowski

4/13

@BRV

6.0

2

1

1

0

1

4

0.79

Note: For our purposes, I’m including “relievers” who are part of a tandem among the starters listed in the preceding table.

Andrew Carpenter surrendered a pair of solo home runs on April 9, but has struck out nine batters in 5.1 scoreless innings in his three other appearances . . . After only one major-league start, Joel Carreno was replaced in the Toronto rotation by Aaron Laffey. Carreno made his Triple-A season debut at Colorado Springs on April 13, giving up just one hit and striking out eight Sky Sox batters.

Four of New Hampshire reliever Danny Farquhar’s five outings this year have resulted, cumulatively, in eight strikeouts, and one walk allowed over 5.1 innings . . . Entering the week, right-hander Drew Hutchison had earned wins in all five of his career starts at Double-A. He was the tough-luck loser Sunday night when the Fisher Cats offense was three-hit by a trio of New Britain hurlers. In addition to taking his first loss, Hutchison gave up his first Double-A home run to Rock Cats catcher Chris Herrmann, ending his homerless streak at 31.2 innings  . . . Chad Jenkins lost both of his starts last week in spectacular fashion, combining for a 12.06 ERA, 13 hits (including three home runs), and just five strikeouts in 9.2 innings . . . Deck McGuire rebounded from his five-home run season debut to strike out five New Britain batters in five innings on April 13, but he still earned his second loss as the New Hampshire offense behind him was limited to one run on eight hits.

Dunedin closer Danny Barnes picked up three saves in three tries last week, increasing his league-leading save total to six . . . Sean Nolin struck out 11 batters in 5.2 scoreless innings on April 12 to earn his second win of the season, but was roughed up for five runs in four innings by Daytona in his next start. Nolin’s18 strikeouts are twice as many as any other Dunedin starting pitcher . . . Like Nolin, right-hander John Stilson began the year with two scoreless starts, but saw his budding streak come to an end against Daytona . . . Asher Wojciechowski rebounded from a rocky debut to notch his first quality start of the season on April 13, going six innings and allowing only three base runners while striking out four.

Several of the young arms in Lansing are continuing to pitch in tandem, and it’s hard to argue with the early results. The combination of Anthony DeSclafani and Noah Syndergaard has struck out 24 batters and allowed just one earned run in 18 innings over three “starts.” Justin Nicolino and Aaron Sanchez have experienced similar success, collecting 15 strikeouts and allowing zero earned runs in 15 total innings. While impressive, those numbers should be digested with the understanding that when a pitcher knows he’s only being asked to throw three innings he’s able to let it fly more often, rather than pacing himself to go six or seven innings. It isn’t clear how long the Blue Jays intend to keep tandem system in place, but it seems likely that you’ll start seeing Lansing’s youngsters stretched out sooner rather than later.

I’ve been asked a few times whether we should expect to see any of the pitchers in Lansing repeat Drew Hutchison’s rise through the organization last year, and my response has been, in short, “no.” Hutchison certainly pitched well enough in 10 starts at Dunedin to warrant a late-season promotion to Double-A, but the only reason he actually made that jump was because the organization needed to replace Deck McGuire in the New Hampshire rotation after McGuire’s season was cut short by back trouble. Is it impossible that one or more of Nicolino, Syndergaard, et al. could make a Hutchison-esque ascension through the ranks? Of course not—but it is unlikely.

Hitting Leaders

Batting Average

1. Travis Snider, Las Vegas

.432

2. Justin Jackson, New Hampshire

.368

3. Yan Gomes, Las Vegas

.349

4. Mike McDade, New Hampshire

.333

5. Kevin Nolan, Dunedin

.319

On-Base Percentage

1. Travis Snider, Las Vegas

.490

2. Justin Jackson, New Hampshire

.415

3. Kevin Nolan, Dunedin

.385

4. Jake Marisnick, Dunedin

.383

5. David Cooper, Las Vegas

.373

Slugging Average

1. Travis Snider, Las Vegas

.773

2. Moises Sierra, Las Vegas

.523

3. Andrew Burns, Lansing

.513

4. Chris Hawkins, Lansing

.512

5. Justin Jackson, New Hampshire

.500

On-Base + Slugging

1. Travis Snider, Las Vegas

1.263

2. Justin Jackson, New Hampshire

.915

3. Moises Sierra, Las Vegas

.883

4. Chris Hawkins, Lansing

.876

5. Marcus Knecht, Dunedin

.853

Hits

1. Travis Snider, Las Vegas

19

2. A. Hechavarria, Las Vegas

16

3. Yan Gomes, Las Vegas

15

Mike McDade, New Hampshire

15

Kevin Nolan, Dunedin

15

Total Bases

1. Travis Snider, Las Vegas

34

2. Marcus Knecht, Dunedin

23

Moises Sierra, Las Vegas

23

4. Chris Hawkins, Lansing

21

5. A. Hechavarria, Las Vegas

21

Home Runs

1. Moises Sierra, Las Vegas

3

Travis Snider, Las Vegas

3

3. Andrew Burns, Lansing

2

Brad Glenn, New Hampshire

2

Marcus Knecht, Dunedin

2

Jack Murphy, Dunedin

2

Kevin Patterson, Lansing

2

Walks

1. Mike McCoy, Las Vegas

9

2. Jonathon Berti, Lansing

8

Marcus Knecht, Dunedin

8

4. Kevin Ahrens, Dunedin

7

Jon Diaz, New Hampshire

7

Jake Marisnick, Dunedin

7

Kenny Wilson, Lansing

7

Strikeouts

1. Marcus Knecht, Dunedin

17

2. Anthony Gose, Las Vegas

14

A. Hechavarria, Las Vegas

14

4. Brad Glenn, New Hampshire

13

5. Markus Brisker, Lansing

11

Jake Marisnick, Dunedin

11

Ryan Schimpf, Dunedin

11

Moises Sierra, Las Vegas

11

Stolen Bases

1. Markus Brisker, Lansing

9

2. Kevin Pillar, Lansing

7

3. Jonathan Berti, Lansing

5

Jon Diaz, New Hampshire

5

Kenny Wilson, Lansing

5

Caught Stealing

1. Anthony Gose, Las Vegas

3

2. A.J. Jimenez, New Hampshire

2

Mike McCoy, Las Vegas

2

Kellen Sweeney, Lansing

2

5. 11 tied at

1 

Pitching Leaders

Wins

1. Brandon Berl, Lansing

2

Scott Gracey, Dunedin

2

Drew Hutchison, New Hampshire

2

Sean Nolin, Dunedin

2

Egan Smith, Dunedin

2

Losses

1. Brett Cecil, New Hampshire

2

Chad Jenkins, New Hampshire

2

Aaron Laffey, Las Vegas

2

Deck McGuire, New Hampshire

2

Bill Murphy, Las Vegas

2

Earned Run Average

1. David Rollins, Lansing

1.35

2. Jesse Hernandez, Lansing

1.38

3. John Stilson, Dunedin

1.69

4. Drew Hutchison, New Hampshire

2.16

5. Sean Nolin, Dunedin

2.30

Walks + Hits / Innings Pitched

1. Jesse Hernandez, Lansing

0.77

2. Sam Dyson, Dunedin

0.82

3. Jesse Chavez, Las Vegas

1.12

John Stilson, Dunedin

1.12

5. Drew Hutchison, New Hampshire

1.14

Saves

1. Danny Barnes, Dunedin

6

2. Ajay Meyer, Lansing

5

3. Ronald Uviedo, New Hampshire

3

4. Dustin Antolin, Dunedin

1

Aaron Loup, New Hampshire

1

Tyler Ybarra, Lansing

1

Innings Pitched

1. Drew Hutchison, New Hampshire

16.2

2. Jesse Chavez, Las Vegas

16.0

3. Chad Jenkins, New Hampshire

15.2

Sean Nolin, Dunedin

15.2

5. Casey Lawrence, Dunedin

15.0

Hits

1. Casey Lawrence, Dunedin

20

2. Chad Jenkins, New Hampshire

19

Scott Richmond, Las Vegas

19

4. Brett Cecil, New Hampshire

18

Deck McGuire, New Hampshire

18

Home Runs

1. Deck McGuire, New Hampshire

5

2. Chad Jenkins, New Hampshire

4

3. Aaron Laffey, Las Vegas

3

4. 7 tied with

2

Walks

1. Bill Murphy, Las Vegas

8

2. Ryan Tepera, New Hampshire

6

Marcus Walden, Lansing

6

4. Jesse Chavez, Las Vegas

5

Sean Nolin, Dunedin

5

David Rollins, Lansing

5

Tyler Ybarra, Lansing

5

Strikeouts

1. Jesse Chavez, Las Vegas

18

Sean Nolin, Dunedin

18

3. David Rollins, Lansing

16

4. Noah Syndergaard, Lansing

14

5. Drew Hutchison, New Hampshire

12

Comments (21)

  1. Yup, Awesome

    Also, Snider’s OPS is 1.263? I know it’s Vegas, and it’s early, but……fuck…..

  2. Have you seen either of the Stilson starts? Or heard any second-hand feedback on what he’s been showing? He’s definitely one of the most intriuiging pitchers in the Jays system to me. Are the Jays going to give him a long extended look as a starter?

    And in discussing Stilson, man A&M must have a tough time recruiting pitchers after what happened to Stilson and Loux

  3. Love this.

  4. The encouraging thing about Snider’s numbers isn’t that he has lots of hits, but that he isn’t in the top ten for strikeouts.

  5. fantastic job. and the org leaders are a good source of info, you should continue to do it.
    I know its early in the season but Gose’s start worries me. SSS and all but hes striking out a tonne which is to be expected. i guess ill hold my tongue for another month or so

  6. Love the summaries at the end . . . great read! Might I suggest a few more advanced stat leaders . . . such as K/BB (hitters and pitchers), SB% . . . just a few tweaks.

    Keep up the great work!

    • Yes, if I can find a way to present the leaderboards more succinctly, I’ll be sure to include some more advanced stuff.

  7. hmm just at a bare numerical level, which isn’t much, there’s not a lot of position prospects having unexpected big years outside of Jackson and Glenn in AA (which is pretty nice – upper level OF depth!) and a lot of guys struggling. Same with our SP in the upper minors, with only the relievers really doing well. I love Lansing and Dunedin just owning it, but NH and LV are pretty concerning. We seriously couldn’t find better LV cannon fodder than Tim Redding and Bill Murphy? IIRC Carpenter, Coello, and Beck can start and have started in the last year

    • Jenkins and McGuire’s struggles are definitely worrisome, especially as it’s cold-weather time.

      As for LV, that really only matters for fans of the 51s who come out to the ballpark knowing that their home team’s pitchers are in for a shellacking. It has next to no bearing on the Jays system as a whole if Tim Redding is out there every 5th day. As you say, cannon fodder. Such is life for journeymen pitchers stuck in the PCL. If Carpenter, Coello and Beck are viewed as relievers by the Jays, no sense getting them on a starter’s schedule

      • Put it the opposite way, if you’re a journeyman free agent minor league starter, Las Vegas is probably the last place you want to be pitching to try to get back in the bigs.

        • I agree that having a winning club in LV doesn’t have to be the highest priority for the Jays, but it shouldn’t be the lowest either. Don’t even want amazing starters, just guys who can go 5-6 innings and only give up 3-4 runs, which counts as a Vegas quality start for me. Can’t be great for their bullpen (our BP depth) to be exhausted all the time, and can’t be great for the position players to always be batting from behind trying to regain a lead. plus, losing = worse habits and a worse clubhouse atmosphere (vague unmeasurable things! yay)

          again, not a call for LV pitching to be the club’s highest priority but it’s just ridiculously bad at this point outside of Chavez and the BP.

  8. I should add as a caveat, though, that Jesse Chavez has been a nice surprise in LV and I’m interested to see how Carreno meets the challenge there

  9. I’m really excited to see what Stilson can do in his first year. Hopefully he sticks as a starter.

  10. It’d be helpful if you could put ages in brackets after player names.

  11. Also, I have to say that I skimmed through the whole thing. I could find a lot more insight just looking at the advanced stats on minorleaguecentral. What I want is someone going through those advanced stats for our minor leagues and showing who is playing better or worse than their traditional stats suggest.

  12. This is really good.
    Keep up the great work!

    Go Jays! Also, Thames stinks, bring up Snider already.

  13. This is excellent! Please keep this as a regular feature.

  14. Good to see Sam Dyson healthy and pitching well.

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