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Blue Jays Minor League Report: Paxton Schultz had a superb Triple-A debut, Damiano Palmegiani continued his spectacular season, and extra!

There have been some debuts, some huge nights, and extra on Thursday’s slate of video games.

Like each Minor League Recap v.3, we’ll take a look at every degree, the Participant of the Recreation, and 1-3 gamers price mentioning.

Triple A:

The Triple-A Buffalo Bisons defeated the Toledo Mud Hens in 10 innings by a rating of 5-4. This brings Buffalo’s report to 27-33 for the season, and they’re 2-1 towards the Mud Hens on this collection.

The Blue Jays Nation Participant of the Recreation: Paxton Schultz

Paxton Schultz made his effectively deserved Triple-A debut on Thursday night, pitching a line of 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 Ok. 

Through the sport, his fastball sat wherever from 92 mph to 94 mph, whereas additionally throwing a excessive 80’s cutter, a slider, and a changeup, which is his finest pitch.

The 25-year-old who was acquired within the Derek Fisher commerce to Milwaukee was unbelievable with the Double-A Fisher Cats, proudly owning a 3.30 ERA and a 3.10 FIP in 46.1 innings pitched. Furthermore, he noticed a bounce in his Ok% from 21.6% in 2022 to 27.3% this season.

Keep watch over him, as he eats innings and has great things.

Issues price mentioning:

Otto López had two hits in 4 at bats and labored a stroll as effectively. Since Could 2nd, he’s slashing .301/.371/.320 with 9 RBIs. After a tricky begin to the season, he’s now slashing .243/.307/.287 in 199 plate appearances for the season.

Hagen Danner got here in in the course of the sixth inning after Schultz was lifted, and struck out two in a clear inning of labor. His fastball averaged 96-98 mph, whereas additionally throwing his 85-88 mph slider. The ten.39 ERA and eight.40 FIP in Triple-A remains to be excessive, however it is a step in the proper route.

Davis Schneider is a participant that may proceed to look on the report till he cools off. On Thursday night time, he went 1-2 with an RBI and an extra three walks. For the season, Schneider is slashing .261/.380/.523 in 213 plate appearances. He has the second most homers within the group moreover Orelvis Martinez, but additionally has an extremely excessive 15.5 BB%. It’s solely a matter of time earlier than he makes the large leagues.


The Double-A Fisher Cats defeated the Harrisburg Senators 7-2, shifting their season report to 28-24. Furthermore, they’ve received each video games they’ve performed towards Washington’s affiliate staff this collection.

The Blue Jays Nation Participant of the Recreation: Damiano Palmegiani

Severely, how isn’t this man a High 10 prospect within the Blue Jays group?

On Thursday night, the 23-year-old right-handed batter went 3-5 with a homer. He was additionally only a homer shy of the cycle.

For the season, he’s slashing .292/.400/.482 with seven homers (third within the group) with a 13.5 BB% and a 20.5 Ok%.

A call-up to Buffalo will certainly come quickly.

Issues price mentioning:

Chad Dallas’ resurgent season continues. On Thursday, the 22-year-old proper had a line of 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 Ok. For the season in Double-A, he has a 2.42 ERA and a 3.76 FIP in 22.1 innings pitched, together with a 22 Ok% and a 9.9 BB%. Simply wait till he begins hanging out extra batters.

Orelvis Martinez lastly bought his batting common over the Mendoza line. This was largely because of a 2-5 sport the place he hit two doubles. Regardless of batting .200 on the dot, he has a 110 wRC+ because of a excessive 12 BB% and 15 homers in simply 192 plate appearances. Triple-A is a chance within the close to future.

Connor Cooke’s ERA is slowly dropping down. On Thursday night time, he pitched an inning, hanging out three and permitting only a single. Regardless of the 4.15 ERA and three.82 FIP, Cooke has an insane 47.2 Ok% and a reasonably excessive BB% of 11.1% in Double-A.


The Vancouver Canadians suffered the one defeat the full-season associates did on Thursday night. They fell to the Everett AquaSox 5-4, simply failing to rally within the high of the ninth as they did on Wednesday.

The Blue Jays Nation Participant of the Recreation: Peyton Williams

The 6’5, 255 lb first baseman had his first huge sport as a Vancouver Canadian. He hit two singles and reached on a success by pitch to succeed in three of the 4 occasions he stepped as much as the plate.

The left-handed batter hasn’t fairly translated the success he had in Single-A to Excessive-A simply but. He’s slashing .192/.300/.308 with a 36.7 Ok% in 30 plate appearances with Vancouver.

There’s a very good probability he’ll flip it round quickly although.

Issues price mentioning:

Rafael Sánchez is a pitcher that may climb up the group ladder fairly quick. The 23-year-old was solely signed in Could 2022, and has already appeared at each degree main as much as Excessive-A. On Thursday, he had a line of 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 Ok. Whereas the 7.27 ERA stays excessive, it’s a very good step in the proper route.

Devonte Brown hit his fourth homer of the season Thursday night time. It’s fairly thoughts boggling how the 23-year-old went undrafted final season, as he tore up Single-A slashing .308/.477/.449 with a 171 wRC+, the very best complete for any participant within the group with 100+ plate appearances. He hasn’t had the identical begin to 2023, as he’s slashed .234/.286/.402 with 4 homers in 119 plate appearances, however the uncooked energy is unquestionably there.

Andres Sosa was invited to Blue Jays spring coaching and did alright. Sadly, he missed a big a part of the beginning of the season, solely making a comeback in the direction of the top of Could. On Thursday’s sport, he had two hits within the 4 plate appearances. He’s now batting .257/.395/.371 with a homer in 43 plate appearances, together with a 14 BB% and a 9.3 BB%. I like his management behind the plate, and it’s solely a matter of time earlier than the 25-year-old catcher is in Double-A.


The Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays completely hammered the Bradenton Marauders 14-3, convey their season report to 27-27. Extra importantly, they maintain their first-half title aspirations alive, even when it’s fleeting at this level.

The Blue Jays Nation Participant of the Recreation: Pat Gallagher

The 2022 eleventh rounder had his first nice skilled outing, proudly owning a line of 5 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 Ok in what was his second begin of the season.

For the season, the 22-year-old has a 4.96 ERA and a 4.13 FIP in 16.1 innings pitched. Extra impressively, nonetheless, is his 32.8 Ok% and 4.7 BB%.

He’s not an influence pitcher by any means, as his fastball averaged wherever from 88 mph to 91.6 mph on Thursday, however he’s proven a capability to throw it for strikes. He additionally has a a changeup and a curveball, each of that are stable pitches.

Issues price mentioning:

Alex Amalfi was an undrafted free agent picked up after the 2022 draft. On Thursday, he had a line of 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 Ok and has put collectively a powerful season in Dunedin. His season totals sit at a 1.06 ERA and a 3.24 FIP in 17 innings pitched, together with a 28.8 Ok%.

Tucker Toman is form of like Davis Schneider. Till he has a foul sport, it’s onerous to not justify placing him on the report. On Thursday, he went 2-5 with a stroll and 4 RBIs. Surprisingly, none of which have been additional base hits.

Jaden Rudd went 1-4 with a stroll in Thursday’s sport, however he additionally drove in three RBIs within the night. His BB% now sits at 17.4% over 178 plate appearances, whereas he has a very good 126 wRC+.

Florida Complicated League:

The FCL Blue Jays fell to the FCL Tigers 6-1, and introduced their report to 0-3 (spoiler alert: they received Friday afternoon). Extra importantly, the Jays additionally had a 2022 draftee making his skilled debut.

The Blue Jays Nation Participant of the Recreation: Martin Gimenez

Martin Gimenez has had a stable begin to his season. On Thursday, the 19-year-old went 1-2 with a stroll and a double, one of many solely additional base hits the FCL Jays had.

After a really robust 2022, it’s good to see the younger infielder get off to a pleasant begin.

Issues price mentioning:

Gage Stanifer was chosen within the nineteenth spherical of the 2022 draft, and made his skilled debut on Thursday. He had a line of 4 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 Ok, albeit two of these runs got here after he had left the sport. He has a fastball that has touched 97 mph, and a nasty splitter. Keep watch over him.

Addison Barger appeared in his first sport since April twenty eighth on Thursday. It’s not a lot the outcomes that we take a look at in rehab assignments, however he did draw a stroll in certainly one of his three plate appearances. After rising up high prospect lists drastically final season, Barger has had a tricky begin to his 2023 season, slashing .237/.333/.329 with a homer in 87 plate appearances in Triple-A. It’s price noting he missed time with an elbow harm, so this may increasingly have been the reason for his poor begin.

Victor Arias had the opposite double on Thursday afternoon. Not like Gimenez, Arias had a profitable 2022, slashing .315/.448/.481 with no homers in 67 plate appearances with the Dominican Summer season League Blue Jays. This was preceded by a season the place he slashed .248/.388/.339 with two homers in 134 plate appearances, additionally with the DSL Jays in 2021.

Dominican Summer season League:

The DSL Blue Jays fell to certainly one of Arizona’s DSL groups, 2-1. This brings their report to 1-2.

The Blue Jays Nation Participant of the Recreation: Railin Tejada

The 18-year-old outfielder has had a very good begin to his 2023 season, hasn’t he?

On Thursday, he had two hits, each single, driving in a run for his fourth RBI of the season. It’s approach too early to take a look at the stats of the rookie leagues and make concrete assumptions, nevertheless it’s a very good begin for an outfielder who solely hits .127/314/.235 in 70 plate appearances final season.

Furthermore, he’s already tied (effectively, surpassed because of Friday’s sport) his RBI complete of 4 final season.

Issues price mentioning:

Samuel Colmenares made his skilled debut on Thursday with a line of 4 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 Ok. Fairly good begin for the 18-year-old from Venezuela.

Maykel Minoso has been within the group for 2 seasons now, however he’s nonetheless solely 17-years-old. On Thursday, he had a success in his 4 plate appearances. Final season, the catcher hit .161/.333/.161 with a 20.5 BB% and 33.3 Ok% in 39 plate appearances with the DSL Jays. And sure, he’s associated to Corridor of Famer Minnie Minoso.

Organising the Minor League report for Saturday:

Each the Florida Complicated League Jays and the Dominican Summer season League Blue Jays performed their Friday video games.

The Bisons will begin Yosver Zulueta on the mound on Friday, with Danny Jansen behind residence plate.

For the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Trenton Wallace (who I name Huge Arm for completely no cause), makes his debut on the degree.

It hasn’t been introduced as I write this, however Dahian Santos is anticipated to begin for the Vancouver Canadians, and is having a very good season.

Even if Dunedin performs about an hour out from after I’m scripting this, they’ve but to announce a starter for the 6:30 PM sport. Final week, Pat Gallagher began on Thursday and Kendry Rojas adopted him on Friday, in order that’s my finest guess.

As all the time, you possibly can observe me on Twitter and Instagram @Brennan_L_D.




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