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Blue Jays Minor League Report: Davis Schneider hit his 12th homer, Tucker Toman has a great game, and more!

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Brennan Delaney
3 months ago
The Blue Jays affiliate teams had an alright day on Tuesday.
In this article, we’ll look at each level similar to the post-game articles. We’ll have a player of the game from each of the affiliate games, as well as one to three players worth mentioning.
We’ll start with Triple-A, and work our way down to the Dominican Summer League.

Triple A:

The Triple-A Buffalo Bisons defeated the Toledo Mud Hens 10-7 in a walk-filled game. Their record now stands at 26-32.

The Blue Jays Nation Player of the Game: Luis De Los Santos

The Jays promoted the 24-year-old infielder to Buffalo on May 16th, and he’s done fantastic since the call up. Last night, he hit his second homer and added two more hits to his total. Moreover, he had three RBIs.
In 45 plate appearances in Buffalo, he’s slashing .333/.422/.590 with two homers, six RBIs, and a 154 wRC+.

Things worth mentioning:

Tanner Morris went 3-5 with two doubles and the same number of RBIs in Tuesday’s game. After a slow start to his season, he’s now slashing .264/.344.,393 with three homers for an 88 wRC+.
Davis Schneider surpassed the home run leader for the Bisons last season – and he did so on June 6th with his 12th homer. The 24-year-old is slashing .249/.365/.515 with 12 homers and has a rather high 14.8 BB% for a 118 wRC+. It’s only a matter of time before the Jays call him up.

Double-A:

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats defeated the Harrisburgh Senators (Washington) 6-5 to open up their series. They now have a record of 27-24.

The Blue Jays Nation Player of the Game: Leo Jimenez

Back when Leo Jimenez was a top five Blue Jays prospect, the one concern about his game was the lack of power in his bat..
On Tuesday evening, he hit his second homer in 123 plate appearances, yet he’s still behind his 2022 pace of six homers in 294 plate appearances with the High-A Canadians.Regardless, he’s slashing .300/.366/.409 with an 8.1 BB% and a 14.6 K%.
He’s not a top prospect by any means, but he’ll probably stick at shortstop and can get on base.

Things worth mentioning:

Damiano Palmegiani is someone who keeps getting underrated by publications with top prospect rankings. He went 2-4 on Tuesday, and is now slashing .282/.395/.460 with seven homers in 195 plate appearances for a 136 wRC+. He is a top 10 Blue Jays prospect.
Mason Fluharty pitched 1.2 innings, and struck out four of the six batters he faced. With the Fisher Cats, he has a 2.84 ERA and a 0.96 FIP in 6.1 innings pitched, to go along with a 36 K% and a 4 BB%. He very well could be ready by some point next season.
T.J. Borck is another 2022 draft pick like Fluharty. He picked up the save going 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, which included striking out all three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth. His numbers in Double-A are still very high after allowing five runs in his debut, but this is an encouraging sign.

High-A:

The Vancouver Canadians fell to the Everett AquaSox 2-0, in what was a rather boring game.  Their record now sits at 27-24.
The Jays’ High-A team mustered four hits, from Andres Sosa, Alex De Jesus, Gabriel Martinez, and Dasan Brown. We’ll look at two pitchers in the Player of the Game and things worth mentioning.

The Blue Jays Nation Player of the Game: Michael Dominguez

The 22-year-old had a solid game, owning a line of 4.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K. He struck out four during the first time through the order, but relied on contact afterwards.
For the season, he has a 6.19 ERA and a 6.05 FIP in 32 innings pitched. While his 28 K% is rather impressive for a starting pitcher, he has struggled with command like he has never before, as his BB% sits at 18.2%.
Still, the raw stuff is enticing, and hopefully this game will turn around his season.

Things worth mentioning:

Naswell Paulino pitched a good game in relief on Tuesday night. He had a line of 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K. He now has a 3.43 ERA and a 4.94 FIP in 21 innings pitched, all in relief. The 12.4 BB% is on the high side (up fro 10.4% last season), while his K% went from 23.1% in 2022 to 20.6% this season. The past two outings have been encouraging for the 23-year-old.

Single-A:

The Blue Jays fell 10-3 to the Bradenton Marauders on Tuesday evening. Their season record now sits at 25-27.

The Blue Jays Nation Player of the Game: Tucker Toman

Tuesday was the first chance I got to see the 77th overall pick in action, and he did not disappoint.
The 19-year-old left-sided infielder went 2-3 with a walk, while also driving in two of the three runs for the Dunedin Blue Jays.
On the season, he’s now slashing .233/.354/.344 with two homers and a 104 wRC+. He also has an impressive 13.8 BB%, even if his 29.2 K% is on the high side.

Things worth mentioning:

Lazaro Estrada has the best curveball in the Blue Jays organization, but it was the fastball that got the job done in his relief appearance yesterday. The 24-year-old had a line of 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K. I don’t imagine he’ll be in Single-A for much longer, given his age and his 3.38 ERA and 2.29 FIP in 24 innings pitched.
Davis Feldman was an under-the-radar signing completed in early June. He made his affiliate ball debut on Tuesday, owning a line of 3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K. From what I could tell with baseball savant, he throws a changeup, fastball, slider and curveball, with the fastball averaging 92-93 mph.
Jaden Rudd was one player I pegged for a breakout season, and he’s done just that. On Tuesday evening, he went 2-4 with an RBI. For the season, the 20-year-old is slashing .235/.395/.364 with two homers in 168 plate appearances for a 124 wRC+ Moreover, he has an insane 17.3 BB%.

Florida Complex League:

The Florida Complex League Jays kicked off their season on Monday, and finished two games on Tuesday, losing both and bringing their record to 0-2. We’ll focus on the 6-4 loss that was the scheduled game for Tuesday.

The Blue Jays Nation Player of the Game: Nolan Perry

The high school pitcher drafted in the 12th round of the 2022 draft made his professional debut in this game.
The 19-year-old had a line of 4.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, a pretty solid debut if you ask me.

Things worth mentioning:

Yhoangel Aponte is an outfielder who was once a top Blue Jays prospect according to a few publications. He hit well in the second game he appeared in, going two for three with two singles. In the FCL last season, he slashed .212/.291/.329 with three homers in 165 plate appearances with a 29.1 K%. He’ll have to make some adjustments to get back on top prospect lists.
Martin Gimenez also had a solid game, going 2 for 3 with a strikeout. Last season was pretty rough in the Dominican Summer League, as he only slashed .151/.230/.183 with no homers in 140 plate appearances. He also had an elevated 32.1 K% and finished with a 23 wRC+.

Dominican Summer League: 

The Dominican Summer League Jays picked up a 4-2 victory on Tuesday afternoon. Their record now stands at 1-1 for the season.

The Blue Jays Nation Player of the Game: Raudy Gomez

The 18-year-old right-handed pitcher was one of the more prolific signings of the 2022 international free agent class. He had a solid 2023 debut, owning a line of 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.
Last season in the DSL was pretty rough for the then 17-year-old, as he only pitched 7.1 innings and had a 8.59 ERA and a 7.22 FIP. Moreover, he had a very low 10.8 K% and a very high 18.9 BB%
It’s nice to see him kick off the season in a good way.

Things worth mentioning:

Railin Tejada was covered in the first Minor League report of the rookie league season, and he had another good game on Tuesday afternoon. The 18-year-old outfielder went 2-5 with two singles and an RBI. Last season in the DSL, he slashed .127/.314/.236 with a high 18.6 BB%, but also a very high 41.4 K%. We’ll see if he can hit for a higher average in 2023.
Daniel Perez was a part of the 2023 international free agent class and had a great game on Tuesday. He went 0-1 in his at bats, but he drew four walks and had two RBIs because of it. He is a 21-year-old Cuban first baseman, so don’t expect him to be in the rookie leagues for too long.
Jorge Guerra picked up the save on Tuesday afternoon, owning a line of 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K. The 19-year-old who actually celebrated a birthday on Tuesday was signed in the 2022 IFA class. He posted a 12.46 ERA and a 6.43 FIP in 13 innings pitched with the DSL Jays last season.

Setting up the Minor League report for Thursday:

Only three of the affiliates are in action, as the New Hampshire game has been postponed until June 10th due to the wild fires.
Buffalo starts at 7:05 PM EST with Wes Parsons on the mound. Vancouver starts at 10:05 PM EST with Adam Macko on the mound. The Dunedin Blue Jays start at 6:30, with Rafael Ohashi on the mound.
The rookie league teams are back in action on Thursday afternoon.
As always, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram @Brennan_L_D.

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