Jays Organization Player of the Day:
Perez is a 24-year old pitcher currently in short season A ball with Auburn. He is still listed as an OFer as he was an international signing by the Oakland system where he was a batter.
As a batter he wasn't so bad actually. He hit for for a minor league average of .301 with a .788 OPS and went as far a High-A. He could have been moved to AA but alas that didn't happen.
For his first year in the minors as a pitcher he is doing pretty well. A 3.75 ERA with a K/9 of almost 9 he is intriguing. Unfortunately his age makes him unnoticed when it comes to prospects but who knows. He will probably get a chance at higher levels and I'll root for him since I just found he was converted from a position player.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 9, Syracuse 6
JotG: Chad Mottola was 2 for 4 with two home runs with 4 RBI.
New Britain 7, New Hampshire 3
JotG: David Smith and Rob Cosby both were 2 for 4 with a home run.
Dunedin 12, Sarasota 3 (8 innings)
JotG: Anthony Hatch went 3 for 4 with a home run and an RBI.
Lansing 3, Fort Wayne 2
JotG: Kyle Ginley pitched 7 innings giving up just one run while striking out 5. Snider and Luizza each had 3 hits on the night.
Auburn 1, Batavia 0
JotG: Luis Perez pitched 7 shutout innings with 7 Ks while giving up only 5 hits.
GCL Yankees 7, GCL Jays 1