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You Will Be Replaced By the New Kid: 4/23 Minor League Roundup

Many of the Jays' minor-league hitters, including Eric Thames, are off to great starts this season (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Many of the Jays' minor-league hitters, including Eric Thames, are off to great starts this season (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Rate stats of course haven't changed much since yesterday's update, so this'll just be a quick one (while Woodman is away).   Buona Pasqua, and Happy Easter!

Las Vegas lost 2-1 to Colorado Springs:

Scott Richmond started and was just ok.  4 innings, 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks, with two strikeouts, but he did have 5 ground ball outs to 1 in the air.  

Darrin Mastroianni was 0-4.  .240/.269/.293. 

Brett Lawrie was 2-4 with two singles.  1.212 OPS.

Eric Thames was 1-4 with a single and 2 Ks.  1.095 OPS

David Cooper was 2-3 with two doubles.  Guy has been a doubles machine - ten already in just 69 at-bats.  .377/.419/.609.  He's 24 and didn't seem overmatched at all by major-league pitching this spring, so I wonder whether he's got a place on the major-league team in the second half this year.    

Adam Loewen was 3-3 with a double.  .271/.308/.424.  

New Hampshire was rained out. 


Dunedin lost to Daytona, 6-2.  

Deck McGuire had a rough go of it, giving up 5 runs (4 earned) in 4 innings.  2 Ks and no walks, but he did give up a home run and have 6 flyouts to 4 groundouts.  He was victimized by an error in the first inning.  At any rate, a 3.44 ERA, and 16/5 K/BB ratio over 18 1/3 innings in his first taste of pro ball is pretty impressive, but you'd like to see him getting the ball down more (0.54 GO/AO) or the home runs will start to come against better hitting.  

Scott Podsednik, making another rehab start, was 2-3 with a double and a walk. Dewayne Wise also made a rehab start.  

A.J. JImenez and Brad Glenn had two hits a piece (one of Glenn's was a double).  Everyone else was a big O-fer.  Kevin Ahrens and Sean Ochinko did reach base via walks.  


Lansing beat West Michigan again, 6-1:

Carlos Perez was 3-5 with three singles.  .949 OPS.

Jake Marisnick was 1-2 with two walks and a triple. Great day.  .327/.422/.564.  He wasn't so great at Lansing last season over his 136 plate appearances there, but he's crushing the ball so far this season - maybe a promotion is in order in another month or so?  

2009 Draftee Daniel Webb had a great start, going 7 strong and really keeping the ball down, with 11 ground ball outs and just three in the air.   Webb gave up four hits, two walks, and struck out two.  

K.C. Hobson was 1-3 with a walk.  

Oliver Dominguez was 1-3 with a triple and a walk.  He's 22, but was fairly successful at Lansing last season and is hitting .313/.353/.469 thusfar.  


Title from the Old 97s' song "The New Kid," a great minor-league roundup song.