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Gabriel Moreno impresses, Orelvis Martinez goes yard + other minor league standouts

You know them, you love them. Gabriel Moreno and Orelvis Martinez both had great nights at the plate.

Let’s go over how they did:

Gabriel Moreno:

Starting with the Jays #1 prospect, Gabriel Moreno made his season debut in the Buffalo Bisons’ win on Tuesday night.

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In his first at bat, he flared the ball to shallow centre field. At one point, the 22-year-old catcher was down 0-2 in the count, but he battled back to 2-2 before the hit.

In the defending half of the inning, Moreno made a nice sliding grab on a popup behind home plate, showing off his quick speed and athleticism.

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In the same half of the inning, he threw out a runner, showing off his plus plus arm.

The catcher then hit his second single of the game, driving in another run to make it 3-0.

In Moreno’s following three at bats, he flew out twice and grounded into a fielder’s choice.

Orelvis Martinez:

How could you ever forget about the #2 prospect, Orelvis Martinez. The 20-year-old went DEEP in his first at bat of the game, giving the New Hampshire Fisher Cats a 3-0 lead.

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Of course, he followed that up with a single, showing his quick bat speed to get a ball on the other side of the plate.

Not just that, but Martinez also rocketed a double down the third baseline, meaning he was just a triple away from the cycle.

Elsewhere for top prospects:

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Sebastian Espino ranks as my 13th best Blue Jays prospect. He went DEEP to put the game out of reach.

Although he’s not a top prospect, I must mention Steward Berroa’s mammoth homer, tacking on three insurance runs.

All in all, it was a great night for the Blue Jays top prospects, and there were some other players that stood out.

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As always, you can follow me on Twitter @Brennan_L_D. Every night, I write about each level of the minor leagues, so if that’s something you’re into, give me a follow!


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