Blue Jays Prospect Report – June 14, 2012

The daily report once again features Travis.

Hitters:

AAA (C) Travis d’Arnaud, 2-4, .346, 3b (1); just another two hit game for the best catcher in the minor leagues
AAA (CF) Anthony Gose, 1-5, 1 RBI, .295; back to customary CF spot
AAA (SS) Adeiny Hechavarria, 3-4, 1 RBI, .331
AAA (RF) Moises Sierra, 1-4, 1 RBI, .303
HiA (CF) Jake Marisnick, 1-4, .262, 2b (14)
HiA (RF) Marcus Knecht, 1-2, .267, 2b (17), BB (31); showing patience
LoA (C) Carlos Perez, 1-2, .267, 2b (16), 2 BB (25)
LoA (RF) Chris Hawkins, 1-5, 2 RBI, .308, SB (7)

Pitchers:

LoA (SP) Noah Syndergaard, 4 ip, 3 h, 2 bb – 6 k, 3.92; picks up a save

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4 Responses to “Blue Jays Prospect Report – June 14, 2012”


  1. 1 chief00 June 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Thoughts about how the Jays replace Morrow and Drabek?

    • 2 AL Eastbound (@ALEastbound) June 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      I was going to ask you? Ha

      As I have been saying since day one, we have a clear need in the rotation and need some veteran starters who can give us the needed innings.

      Drabek, Hutch and Alvarez won’t be able to give us 170+ IPs without their arms falling off and Hutch is showing me enough to actually worry about his well being going forward!

      • 3 chief00 June 14, 2012 at 10:19 pm

        I don’t have a clue, so I’m just spitballin’.

        I doubt anything happens until the deadline. That said, the farm doesn’t offer much help yet. mlbtraderumors. com mentioned that Ben Sheets worked out for a few teams (TOR wasn’t mentioned); he’d be interesting if he’s healthy.

        As far as I can tell, the farm offers Scott Richmond, Aaron Laffey, Jesse Chavez (and maybe a couple of others) while there’s Carlos Villanueva on the big club. If we assume that Drabek and Morrow miss a combined eight starts, they could rotate these guys through those starts. That way Beck, Crawford and others can be brought up to fill out the ‘pen. That doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.

        Romero’s scuffling, Hutchison is young (and, therefore, unpredictable), and Alvarez has been hit hard lately. If they add those four to the mix, the prospect of going .500 over the 39 games (say, 20-19 or 19-20) is pretty slim. They’re struggling to put together a consistent five-man rotation as it is; injuries have magnified the problem. That said, the last thing I want to see is a panic move that sees them pick up someone who won’t help them down the line.

        TEX has Oswalt coming up, but Ogando just went down for a while (6-8 weeks, I think). and LAA’s in the market for another pitcher. Several other teams are looking, so the market will be competitive.

        The most well-known arms ‘available’ are Garza, Dempster, Greinke, and Marcum. Imo Dempster’s out: he’s 35 and his fastball tops out at about 89-90 mph. He’d get killed in the AL. The other three are possibilities but Garza and Greinke would be costly. What about J.A. Happ? He hasn’t done very well in HOU. Brandon McCarthy from the A’s?

        But I don’t know what TOR wants to accomplish. Do they even care if they go 15-24 until the deadline? A couple of injuries and a bad spell in a season when they weren’t going to contend anyways may not be a big deal. I can see AA picking up someone he might pick up anyways, like a Garza or a McCarthy. Add a healthy Sheets (Marcum?) to that and things would actually look good.

        Thoughts?

      • 4 AL Eastbound (@ALEastbound) June 14, 2012 at 11:43 pm

        Not to give the team any excuses but 2012 was never the season IMO. Our rotation had WAY too many question marks and our best young hurlers are at least 1.5 seasons (if not 2 full years) away from making any meaningful contributions.

        I wouldn’t doubt the team starts to fall out of contention (though they have battled hard all year) and eventually turn into sellers at the deadline.

        Sorry Jason Frasor, I hope you didn’t get comfortable!

        But if the injury news on Morrow isn’t too bad and they hang around the WC spot I could see them add a starter if the price isn’t ridiculous.


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