Down on the Farm: 6/2

Photo by Matthis Villars on AAA Syracuse 6 Buffalo 4 Starter Anthony Kay struggled with his command, yet his teammates bailed him out in the early innings, but the Buffalo offence went cold over the second half of the game and the Bisons dropped a decision to the Mets. Kay fanned 6 over 3.1 … Continue reading Down on the Farm: 6/2

May Prospect Lines of the Month

The following players got off to good starts in May, and were among the leaders in the Blue Jays system. This is not a ranking of prospects, of course, although several top 10 guys showed why they’re in that stratosphere with a strong month. Hitters 1. Gabriel Moreno, New Hampshir What he hit: the organization’s … Continue reading May Prospect Lines of the Month

FBJ Notebook: May Edition

For those looking for the daily farm apologies. Life gets in the way some time. But fear not, for while Alek Manoah was warming up in the Bronx prior to his sizzling debut against the Yankees, Nate Pearson was toiling two hours away in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Bisons and Railriders had their Wednesday night game … Continue reading FBJ Notebook: May Edition

Down on the Farm: 5/22

It was an 0-fer in the system last night AA Portland 7 New Hampshire 6 Up 6-3 heading into the 9th inning, the Fisher Cats snatched a defeat from the jaws of victory as a bullpen collapse handed the visiting Sea Dogs a W. Two out, two-run homers by Chavez Young and Samad Taylor earlier … Continue reading Down on the Farm: 5/22

Down on the Farm: 5/21 - breakfast included AAA Buffalo 6 Worcester 4 Nate Pearson threw three innings in his return to action. After missing his last start due to a shoulder impingement, Pearson showed some signs of rust, and the veteran WooSox lineup didn’t offer as he missed his spots, driving Pearson’s pitch count up, and leading to … Continue reading Down on the Farm: 5/21

Down on the Farm: 5/18

High A Vancouver 13 Hillsboro 4 The C’s were all that stood in the way of a reverse Org Sweep last night with the other three affiliates losing, but in their first appearance on MiLB. Tv last night, Vancouver pounded out 18 hits to win their sixth in a row. A six-run third inning put … Continue reading Down on the Farm: 5/18

Down on the Farm: 5/14

AA New Hampshire 7 Somerset 2 The Fisher Cats were bolstered by Otto Lopez’ four-hit night, and five strong innings from starter Maximo Castillo in downing the Yankees’ affiliate. Southpaw reliever Brody Rodning ran his scoreless streak to 9 IP over four appearances with three frames of one hit relief. Gabriel Moreno had a pair … Continue reading Down on the Farm: 5/14

FBJ Scouting Notes: Groshans, Kirk, Murray

Disclaimer:   I am not a scout, but I'm more than willing to play one on tv.  I do talk to many people around minor league baseball about a variety of things, mostly player development.  The following are the observations of a pair of eyes that have been around for a long time. I journeyed to … Continue reading FBJ Scouting Notes: Groshans, Kirk, Murray