Hello and welcome to a new year of following the Jays' minor league system with Bluebird Banter. Tom has asked me to help the BBB staff with this, and so I've gladly stepped in to help out. I hope I can provide the same reading pleasure as your favorite Bluebird Banter bloggers. So, let's get on with it and take a look at how our minor leaguers are doing.
The Las Vegas 51s:
Darin Mastroianni: 1-for-6 (2ks) saturday, 3-for-4 sunday. .389/.421/.389
Brett Lawrie: 2-for-5 with a triple saturday. 1-for-4 with a walk sunday. .375/.474/.625
Eric Thames: 2-for-5 saturday, 2-for-4 and a walk sunday, and a double in both games. .438/.474/.625 (funny how he has the exact same OBP and SLG as Lawrie)
David Cooper: was 4-for-5 on saturday, "just" 1-for-4 with a walk on sunday. Is hitting line drives like crazy. .471/.500/.588
Adam Loewen: didn't play saturday, but was 1-for-3 with a walk on sunday. .100/.231/.100
Other notables: Chris Woodward is hitting well, going 2-for-4 with a walk on both weekend days, hitting a home run on saturday. Is now hitting .375/.444/.625 (that does look a lot like Brett Lawrie's line too, doesn't it?)The New Hampshire Fisher Cats:
Anthony Gose: 0-for-4 saturday, 1-for-5 sunday. .176/.176/.176
Adeiny Hechavarria: 1-for-4 with a double saturday, 0-for-4 sunday. .250/.294/.375
Travis d'Arnaud: (probably) rested on saturday, 1-for-3 with a double and a walk on sunday. .091/.231/.182
Michael McDade: 4-for-4 with a double saturday, 1-for-3 with a walk and a double sunday. .500/.529/.688 (even though he's struck out in 25% of his ABs)
John Tolisano: 1-for-2 with 2 walks on saturday, did not play sunday. .333/.538/.333
Moises Sierra: did not play saturday, 1-for-3 and hit by a pitch on sunday. .182/.308/.182
Also of note: Mark Sobolewski went 2-for-3 with a walk (.300/.462/.300) on sunday, B.J. LaMura struck out 8 and walked 1 in 6 innings on saturday. He gave up just 2 hits and no runs.
The Dunedin Blue Jays:
A.J. Jimenez: 0-for-2 with 2 walks on saturday, did not play sunday. .111/.273/.222
Asher Wojciechowski: took the mound on sunday, pitched 5 innings of scoreless baseball with 2 strikeouts and no walks. Of the (non-bunted) balls that were put in play against "Wojo", 61.5% were groundballs.
Also of note: Justin Jackson hit 2-for-3 on sunday (did not play saturday) and is now hitting .375/.400/.375. Chad Beck pitched saturday and struck out 7 batters while walking one in 5.1 innings. Gave up a solo homer as his only run against.
The Lansing Lugnuts:
(their season started on sunday, after three straight days of postponed games)
Carlos Perez: 3-for-5, 1 k.
Jake Marisnick: 1-for-4 with a walk.
K.C. Hobson: 2-for-5 with a double and a k.
Gustavo Pierre: 2-for-5. 2 errors in the field though.
Marcus Knecht: 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
Michael Crouse: 2-for-5 with a home run and a strikeout.
Misaul Diaz: pitched just 2.1 innings giving up 5 runs total, but just 2 earned on 5 hits, 2 walks, 2 hit by pitch, just 1 strikeout. Balls in play were 69% groundballs though, so that's one positive for Misaul, who's pitching above the rookie levels for the first time.
Other notables: Drew Permison and Dayton Marze also had a rough first time in A-ball, both giving up 4 earned runs in relief (Permison in 1.1 IP, Marze in 2.1).