Conner Greene is not a household name in Blue Jays fandom but he soon could become one as he rockets up the Blue Jays farm system. Greene, who turned 20 at the beginning of the season, started the year in Lansing and had just made his double-A debut after a brief seven-start stop in Dunedin. The right-hander threw six innings of shutout ball for New Hampshire last night, giving up just three hits but walking three against Akron. He struck out just one RubberDuck, but in Dunedin and Lansing he had put up some great strikeout numbers.
Up in Buffalo, the Bisons went through a hectic week, playing two doubleheaders against Rochester and splitting both after coming back all the way from Gwinettt. As per usual, the Bisons had a whole bunch of roster changes this week. Joining the Bisons were the recently-signed Chris Heisey and the recently-optioned Munenori Kawasaki, while Roemon Fields was sent back to double-A, Luke Scott and Joba Chamberlain were given their release.
For those of you who are not familiar with Around The Nest, every Friday Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, the Voice of the Lansing Lugnuts, gathers together the radio broadcasters of every Blue Jays minor league affiliate and chats with them about the players they see play every day. By tuning in you will get insight on some Blue Jays minor league players you may only know through boxscores and stat lines.
As always, here is the show description from Jesse:
The Bisons finish five games in 45 hours; Chris Heisey (Buffalo) and Conner Greene (New Hampshire) enjoy triumphant debuts; Shane Dawson wins his 13th game of the season -- and his 1st game in Dunedin; D.J. Davis is reaching base every single day for Lansing; Sean Hurley walks off the AquaSox; Angel Perdomo arrives in Vancouver; and Bluefield sets its sights on the Mercer Cup!
If you have any questions about the Blue Jays' minor league system, ask them below in the comments, and Jesse and his guests will try to answer them on air.