Name to know
Logan Warmoth. The 22-year-old shortstop is the fifth-ranked prospect in the Blue Jays organization, per MLB.com. A 2017 first-round pick for the Jays out of North Carolina, he is hitting .230 with four doubles and eight RBIs through his first 27 games with Class-A Dunedin in his first full season of professional baseball. He went 3 for 5 on May 6 for Dunedin in a 5-4 loss to Clearwater.
By the numbers
8 – Roemon Fields became the eighth player to steal 50 bases with the Bisons in the modern era.
27 – Number of stolen bases by the Bisons this season, through Sunday’s games.
14 – Number of times the Bisons have been caught stealing.
Challenging Vladdy Jr.
When Ben Cherington was in town to announce the extension of the Buffalo-Blue Jays partnership, the VP of baseball operations addressed the development of the organization’s most exciting prospect, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., currently in Double-A New Hampshire where, through Sunday, he was batting .398 with 10 doubles, three homers and 30 RBIs:
“Obviously the offensive performance has been really strong, and that’s not surprising to us. There are other parts of his game that he’s really working hard at and we still feel like that (Double-A is) a level that can challenge him and it’s appropriate, but we’ll see. These things work themselves out and it would certainly be our responsibility to Vlad, and also to the Blue Jays, to make sure that we are challenging him appropriately.”
Three questions with …
Tim Lopes leads the Bisons with a .403 batting average through the first 19 games.
Q: Who was your biggest baseball influence?
A: My dad. 100 percent my dad.
Q: What do you like to do outside of baseball?
A: I love hanging out with my dogs, hanging out with my wife. We love just going to movies, going to the beach. We live in Orange County so we’re always just hanging out with friends and having a good time at the beach.
Q: What have you learned about Buffalo?
A: I’ve learned about snow. I’ve never seen snow like this before. I’ve never seen snow fall from the sky actually, because I’m from California. I’ve only seen snow on the ground. I’ve never actually seen it come down. That was kind of cool.
He said it:
“A lot of begging.” Bisons General Manager Mike Buczkowski on how conversations go with MLB affiliates to get top prospects to make a stop in Buffalo.
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