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Large Adult Son Update: T.J. Zeuch is killing it

The Blue Jays just completed a sweep of the Washington Nationals last weekend. Want some more good news? Some of our Large Adult Son pitchers are killing it around the farm.

Toronto’s first-round pick from the 2016 draft is enjoying a breakout season after much of his 2017 campaign was derailed by injuries. Zeuch started in Single-A Dunedin, posted a 3.72 ERA in six starts, got promoted to Double-A New Hampshire, and has been even better since. Zeuch has made eight starts for the Fisher Cats and he owns a 2.81 ERA. His most recent start was probably the best of his professional career as he allowed just two hits over eight innings. His 4.7 strikeouts per nine leaves a lot to be desired, but Zeuch is more of a pitch-to-contact arm.

After a really, really bad start to his Triple-A career (allowing eight runs in two-and-a-third innings), Sean Reid-Foley has been excellent with the Buffalo Bisons. In his last two outings, Reid-Foley has combined to throw 14 1/3 innings while scattering just two earned runs on seven hits and two walks. In 24 2/3 innings at Triple-A, Reid-Foley has struck out 29 batters while walking just seven.

Another pitcher worth keeping an eye on is Angel Perdomo. He’s in his second go-around at Single-A Dunedin, but the righty was named to the Florida State League All-Star game. He has 3.20 ERA in 45 innings (nine starts) with 50 strikeouts and 15 walks.

I feel like I have to mention this because I said he was a bat without much power last time I did a run through the farm system. Ryan “Moneyball” Noda now has seven homers in his last 10 games. He now owns a .902 OPS through 58 games with Low-A Lansing this season.

 



  • The Humungus

    I saw Zeuch start about 10 days ago. He’s definitely a pitch-to-contact guy (7IP, 2BB, 2K), but the whole game was weak contact after weak contact. The hard-hit ball Bowie had was a NEDD-special to right, even the triple by Santander was a pop-up to right that hit the wall and got away from Weird Harold, a ball that is an easy out in most stadiums.

    Zeuch had 14 ground-ball outs in the game, while throwing 2/3 of his pitches for strikes.

    With all that contact, he’s probably a back-end starter in the bigs, but he definitely looks good so far.

        • The Humungus

          My sister-in-law works at Central Michigan University, so we’re going to Mount Pleasant, which is actually quite nice.

          The ballgame is in Midland, another decent place (aside from the giant Dow Chemical campus just on the edge of town).

          I’ve been to Lansing. It’s every bit as Erie as Erie.

      • The Humungus

        North
        East
        Delta
        Dental

        It has a super short porch in right because it’s crammed between the river and the train tracks. Balls that would be deep flyouts in most places get out there because it probably doesn’t go deeper than 350 in right field until the power alley