Like with the hitters report, I made some adjustments to how stats are presented in the table below. Gone are games, games started (innings should suffice), and raw hits, home runs, strikeouts, and walks. In their places, I’ve decided to use rates (H/9, HR/9, SO%, BB%). Follow the daily progress of the Blue Jays’ top 20 prospects, as ranked by Kevin Goldstein, via the Baseball Prospectus Prospect Tracker.

PITCHER

W-L-S

IP

ERA

FIP

H/9

HR/9

BB%

SO%

BIP

BARNES, D. (R)

22

A+

1-1-13

17.7

2.04

3.99

11.2

0.5

11%

17%

.356

BECK, C. (R)

27

AAA

1-0-6

16.7

1.08

4.26

4.3

0.5

10%

17%

.156

CARPENTER, A. (R)

27

AAA

0-0-0

23.0

3.91

4.68

11.7

1.2

6%

19%

.375

CARRENO, J. (R)

25

AAA

2-2-0

20.3

6.20

4.06

12.0

0.9

4%

19%

.373

CARRENO, J. (R)

25

AA

0-0-0

3.0

9.00

6.71

9.0

3.0

14%

29%

.286

CARRENO, J. (R)

25

MLB

0-1-0

12.0

4.50

6.29

8.2

1.5

17%

11%

.243

CRAWFORD, E. (L)

25

AAA

0-0-0

3.7

7.36

6.45

9.8

0.0

17%

6%

.308

CRAWFORD, E. (L)

25

AA

0-0-0

4.0

0.00

3.04

6.8

0.0

0%

100%

CRAWFORD, E. (L)

25

MLB

0-0-0

5.0

3.60

7.88

9.0

3.6

14%

23%

.250

DALY, M. (R)

25

AA

0-3-0

18.7

5.30

5.24

9.2

0.5

16%

11%

.281

DESCLAFANI, A. (R)

22

A

3-1-0

31.0

2.61

2.55

10.2

0.6

5%

23%

.367

DYSON, S. (R)

24

AA

0-0-0

3.0

0.00

4.04

12.0

0.0

8%

0%

.333

DYSON, S. (R)

24

A+

2-0-0

28.7

4.08

3.28

11.0

0.3

4%

13%

.337

FARQUHAR, D. (R)

25

AA

0-1-0

22.7

1.99

3.04

7.5

0.8

5%

26%

.274

HUTCHISON, D. (R)

21

AA

2-1-0

16.7

2.16

3.64

8.6

0.5

4%

13%

.333

HUTCHISON, D. (R)

21

MLB

3-1-0

33.7

4.81

3.94

9.9

0.8

9%

16%

.315

JENKINS, C. (R)

24

AA

2-3-0

39.3

5.03

5.41

10.3

1.6

6%

10%

.288

LOUP, A. (L)

24

AA

0-1-2

20.0

1.80

3.59

9.0

0.9

6%

18%

.290

MCGUIRE, D. (R)

23

AA

2-5-0

38.7

6.75

4.78

11.2

1.4

7%

15%

.333

NICOLINO, J. (L)

20

A

2-0-0

27.0

1.33

2.36

8.3

0.3

3%

22%

.333

NOLIN, S. (L)

22

A+

5-0-0

44.7

2.62

3.27

8.1

0.8

6%

25%

.300

ROLLINS, D. (L)

22

A

3-0-0

36.3

2.23

2.21

7.7

0.0

8%

24%

.316

SANCHEZ, A. (R)

20

A

4-0-0

27.0

0.67

2.58

3.0

0.0

13%

32%

.167

STILSON, J. (R)

21

A+

0-0-0

29.3

2.45

3.38

10.1

0.3

9%

19%

.356

SYNDERGAARD, N. (R)

19

A

3-0-0

28.7

1.88

2.47

7.2

0.6

9%

32%

.304

UVIEDO, R. (R)

25

AA

2-1-5

17.7

3.06

4.85

4.6

1.5

11%

21%

.143

WOJCIECHOWSKI, A. (R)

23

A+

1-1-0

34.7

6.49

3.43

11.2

0.5

4%

17%

.363

Joel Carreno – 6.7 IP, 5 H, 1 HR, 7 BB, 5 SO; was demoted from Toronto to Double-A New Hampshire on May 14 to make room for left-hander Evan Crawford. He threw six innings out of the Blue Jays bullpen, but struggled with his command in his last two outings, walking five over 3.7 innings. After going 7-9 with 152 strikeouts in 134.7 innings at New Hampshire in 2011, Carreno returned on Tuesday with three innings in the second game of a doubleheader.

Anthony DeSclafani – 8.0 IP, 10 H, 1 HR, 1 BB, 12 SO; struck out a season-high eight batters in his “start” against Fort Wayne last night. His numbers outperform his stuff, and last year’s sixth-round pick out of Florida should be promoted out of the Midwest League where he clearly isn’t being challenged.

Samuel Dyson – 3.0 IP, 4 H, 0 HR, 1 BB, 0 SO; was promoted from Dunedin to Double-A New Hampshire on May 11 when Chad Jenkins went on the disabled list. Dyson has made two appearances out of the Fisher Cats bullpen, but has yet to record a strikeout in three innings of work. He struggled against right-handed batters in Dunedin, and that trend has continued, albeit in a small sample, in Double-A.

Drew Hutchison – 12.0 IP, 8 H, 0 HR, 8 BB, 7 SO; won both of his starts last week, bumping his major-league record up to 3-1. After walking only three batters in as many starts at Double-A, Hutchison has found the strike zone a bit more elusive in the big leagues, issuing 14 walks against 24 strikeouts through 33.7 innings (six starts) and throwing about four percent fewer strikes.

Chad Jenkins – placed on the 7-day disabled list on May 11.

Deck McGuire – 6.3 IP, 8 H, 0 HR, 3 BB, 3 SO; only lasted one-third of an inning on May 11 as Binghamton rocked him for five runs on five hits. The Mets’ Double-A affiliate had similar luck against Jenkins in their last matchup on April 25, where he allowed seven runs in three innings. McGuire threw four wild pitches in 125.3 innings in 2011, but has five through eight starts this year.

Justin Nicolino – 4.0 IP, 6 H, 0 HR, 0 BB, 3 SO; has surrenered a season-high six hits in each of his last two outings and was roughed up in his start against Bowling Green on May 10 (four innings, six hits, three runs, and his first home run allowed of the season).

Sean Nolin – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 HR, 0 BB, 8 SO; tossed his fourth quality start of the year on Monday and has allowed more than three runs in only one of his eight starts. Nolin’s excellent strikeout rate followed him to Dunedin, but he’s also cut his walk rate by 30 percent.

David Rollins – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 HR, 1 BB, 1 SO; like Anthony DeSclafani, Rollins is a little too old to be in the Midwest League, but his performance has fallen off a bit since starting the year 2-0 with a 1.16 ERA in April. Despite being a fly ball pitcher, Rollins has yet to allow a home run in 36.3 innings.

Aaron Sanchez – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 HR, 2 BB, 5 SO; finally allowed a run (two, in fact) on May 10, snapping a 21-inning scoreless streak. He maintains a stellar 0.85 WHIP, but has walked two or more batters in three-quarters of his appearances.

John Stilson – 4.7 IP, 10 H, 0 HR, 1 BB, 5 SO; his surface numbers continue to impress, but Stilson hasn’t been able to get into the sixth inning in any of his eight starts this year. His inefficiency has kept him winless, though he’s pitched well enough in his abbreviated outings to avoid being tagged with a loss.

Noah Syndergaard – 8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 HR, 2 BB, 10 SO; has pitched much better as a starter (0.56 ERA, 21/3 SO/BB in 16 innings), and should be moved into the regular rotation next month. We’ll learn more about him when he has to turn a batting lineup over multiple times in an outing.

Asher Wojciechowski – 3.0 IP, 6 H, 0 HR, 1 BB, 4 SO; was only able to go five and one-third innings over his last two starts in which he faced 33 batters and gave up 14 earned runs (23.77 ERA). Is averaging just over three strikeouts per game, and hitters aren’t having trouble picking up his average fastball and dulled slider. A move to the bullpen appears imminent.

Comments (9)

  1. Anthopolous was in Lansing again last night, watching Syndergaard & DeSclafani. Was there last week (as was LeCava) to see Sanchez & Nicolino. No doubt the F.O. makes these trips a couple times year but I always wonder if there’s anything more going on when the visits are more regular (I.E. promotions, trades etc).

    • It’s a short trip from Toronto and they’re the system’s best arms, I’d chalk it up to standard protocol.

  2. Anybody seen that little pussy Snarf around here today? That fucking little pussy has been nosing around in my shit again. What a little perv!

  3. I would love to see WHIP up there Bradley. Great work though! Much appreciated.

    • Yeah, I debated whether to cut WHIP or not… there’s only so much horizontal space to work with.

  4. So who’s swinging the biggest stick in Dunedin right now in your mind?

    And who do you think is the biggest star hitter-wise in the Florida State League this season?

    • Jon Talley has been Dunedin’s most consistent hitter, but Marisnick has had his moments. As for most impressive FSL hitter, I’d have to cast my vote for Lakeland’s Nick Castellanos. The pitching talent definitely outweighs the hitting talent this year, but it’s a great class overall.

  5. Check out this funny Lawrie video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYvojaW7Ylw

  6. I’ve seen Lansing in Dayton 5 times this year (5-0.) That team makes my pants shrink.

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