Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Minor League Roundup - August 13th

The Good

Anthony Gose – Buffalo (Triple A)
2/5 - 1 SB, 1 K. 

A second consecutive appearance on the the Minor League Roundup’s good list, Gose was 2/5 with a stolen base in Buffalo’s 13-4 loss to former Jays affliliate Syracue. Gose is 3/11 over the last two games yet has 3 stolen bases. Over his last 10 games he’s hitting .300/.300/.525 and 7 Stolen bases without being caught. It’s a strange 10 games for Gose as he hasn’t walked at all despite a good career and an alright season walk rate. After breaking his strikeout streak yesterday Gose struck out once in 5 plate appearance today. Gose has currently stolen 9 bases in a row without being caught.

Andy Burns – New Hampshire (Double A) 
3/7 - 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 E

New Hampshire played a pair of 7 inning games today, with Burns going 3/7 with a double, a homer and an error. The error came playing short stop. Andy Burns has been on fire over the last 10 games. Hitting .300/.349/.600 with 2 HR, 4 2B and a triple. Burns also has stolen 2 bases over that period.

Jacob Brentz – GCL Blue Jays (Complex League GCL) 
1 IP - 1 BB, 1 K, 1 balk

After a rather poor start to his pro career, Brentz showed some improvement in his 5th appearance. The young lefthander still is incredibly raw, but the stuff is for real, especially for a lefthander. All you can hope for is improvement at this point, as the balks show, he is still very new to pitching.

The Bad

Sean Nolin – New Hampshire (Double A)
7 IP - 9 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 4 Ks, 2 HRs

Nolin pitched a complete game due to the 7 inning double header. Of the two dingers against one was to Twins ├╝ber-prospct Miguel Sano. Despite the sub-par start today still has a 2.97 ERA and a 16/68 BB/K ratio over 60.2 IP.

The Odd

Dickie Thon – Vancouver (Low A)

Thon finally returned from a turned ankle, played DH and singled in his only plate appearance before being pulled from the game for a pinch runner. There are two thoughts behind this as I haven’t seen anything on the reason for being pulled. Either Thon re-aggravated the injury, or the team wanted to get him at bats and didn’t want to worry about him running too much. Thon’s injury had de-railed what amounts to his best season as a pro, while old for the league, Thon’s blood disorder cost him nearly a full year of development time and hadn’t lived up to his 1.5 million signing bonus he got in 2010. Over his past 10 games (pre injury and last night) Thon had been hitting .355/.447/.484.

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