Earlier today, Keith Law (sub. req’d) named Blue Jays 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. his Prospect of the Year. RHP Mike King and RHP Deivi Garcia were among the runners-up. “(King) pitches with average velocity and doesn’t have even an average breaking ball, but his cross-body delivery makes it tough for right-handed hitters to pick the ball up out of his hands. He’s not a top prospect, probably not a starter in the long run, but his year was one of the best among any minor league pitchers,” says the write-up.
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (3-0 loss to Durham) they trail the best-of-five International League Championship Series two games to one, so it’s win or go home time
1. LF Mark Payton: 2-4, 1 K — 9-for-25 (.360) in seven postseason games
2. 2B Bruce Caldwell: 1-3, 1 K
PH-2B L.J. Mazzilli: 0-1
3. 3B Gio Urshela: 0-4 — only his second hitless game in seven postseason games
4. 1B Ryan McBroom: 0-4, 3 K, 1 E (missed catch) — 6-for-28 (.214) in the postseason, and three of the six hits came in one game
5. DH Mike Ford: 1-4, 1 K
6. RF Zack Zehner: 1-3, 1 2B — has a hit in six of the seven postseason games
7. CF Shane Robinson: 1-3, 1 2B
8. SS Rey Navarro: 0-3
9. C Francisco Diaz: 1-3, 2 K, 1 PB — 4-for-11 (.364) in his three postseason games
RHP Mike King: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 12/1 GB/FB — 62 of 98 pitches were strikes (63%) … first time he allowed more than two runs in eight Triple-A starts … only the seventh time he allowed more than two runs in 27 games this year
LHP Phil Diehl: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K — ten pitches, five strikes … Triple-A debut for the 2017 sixth rounder … he had a 2.51 ERA with 108/23 K/BB in 75.1 innings between Tampa and Trenton this year
RHP David Sosebee: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 1/0 GB/FB — nine of 13 pitches were strikes
The season is over for the Double-A Trenton Thunder, the High-A Tampa Tarpons, the Low-A Charleston RiverDogs, the Short Season Staten Island Yankees, the Rookie Pulaski Yankees, and the two Rookie GCL Yankees affiliates. Trenton was swept in their best-of-five first round postseason series. None of the other teams affiliates qualified for the postseason.