Little bits of off-day Blue Jays news.
Luis Santos and Gift Ngoepe both cleared waivers and have been sent to Buffalo.
No surprise Vladimir Guerrero Jr was named the Player of the Week in the Eastern League.
Speaking of Vlad Jr:
Vlad just called his shot and went deep off the tee for @MLBNetwork. Carlos Pena approves. pic.twitter.com/SrcMlYvdjY— NH Fisher Cats (@FisherCats) May 7, 2018
Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet has two Blue Jays prospects this week. As well as Vlad Jr it lists Cavan Biggio. It says:
The Scoop: New Hampshire has an all-time infield with Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Biggio, three sons of former big leaguers, including two Hall of Famers. Vlad Jr. and Bichette are two of baseball’s best prospects, but Biggio has started to establish himself as a legitimate prospect with his bat and ability to move all around the infield. Biggio has a smooth lefthanded swing that generates loft, with six home runs in 23 games this year after 11 long balls in 127 games last year in the less hospitable high Class A Florida State League. He’s off to a .300/.431/.662 start, putting together consistently quality at-bats by working himself into good counts and taking advantage when he gets a pitch he can drive.
Baseball America also has a post on Sean Reid-Foley.
Against Reading on Wednesday, Reid-Foley struck out 10 with zero walks in six innings, allowing two runs and five hits. His fastball sat at 92-95 mph. His threw a plus slider in the mid-80s, burying it as a chase pitch down and away to righthanded hitters and just as effectively generating empty swings when he threw it to the back foot against a lefty.
And they had video:
We are going to need a couple of starters next year. I’m hoping Sean is one of them.
And there was this....I don’t know what’s more impressive, that’s he’s just 714 strikeouts short of Nolan Ryan’s record or that we’ve had 20 others get to this mark.
Ok, it was just a typo, they meant 500 strikeouts.
Five years ago today
J.A. Happ was hit in the head by a line drive and hurt his knee.