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Jays Organizational Player of the Day:
There were many candidates such as Nielsen, Mastroianni, Zeskind, Hatch and Tolisano. I used excel and a random number generation to find the JOPtD. The lucky winner is Anthony Hatch!
Hatch is a 23-year prospect that was given recognition in some of the prospect lists to end the 2006 year. Drafted in the 13th round out of 2005 Nicholls State University where he hit .393. Both 2005 and 2006 were very successful years for Anthony Hatch.
Last year with Lansing everything seemed to go his way as he hit .314 with a .955 OPS with a very nice 37:35 K/BB rate. Absolutely amazing numbers going forward which gave good reason to be a top 20 prospect.
This year in Dunedin however has been a disappointment. He is hitting .251 with an OPS of .708. His K/BB rate hasn't maintained it is 63:26 this year. It seems as if maybe a move to 3B may be hindering but either way all his power, batting average and ratios are down and he will ultimately fall off the map after this year. He will probably need repeat and do well at Dunedin to get a chance at higher levels.
Buffalo 7, Syracuse 2
Ony 3 hits on the night for the Chiefs and the pitching wasn't all that great. No JotG.
New Britain 8, New Hampshire 7
David Smith has his second consecutive 3 hit night to get the JotG in a losing effort. He had 2 RBIs on the night. Kyle Yates did alright but did give up 6 runs (4 earned) in 7 IP.
Fort Myers 6, Dunedin 5
Fort Myers rallied in the bottom of the 9th with 4 runs to take it. The JotG goes to Nielsen who went 4 for 4 and Anthony Hatch who went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles.
Cedar Springs 9, Lansing 1
Nothing to see here! Shoffit did have 2 hits...
Auburn 7, Jamestown 6
Mastroianni and Zeskind were both 2 for 4 with a homerun to share the JotG.
GCL Jays 5, GCL Phillies 4
Chi-Hung Cheng made his return from an injury who would be in Dunedin if it wasn't for his labrum. He pitched 1.1 innings in a "start" giving up 1 ER. Cuthbertson who normally starts then went on to pitch 4 innings with 6Ks and 2 ER. The JotG goes to Tolisano who was 4 for 5 on the night.