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Archive for July, 2012

Roberto Osuna – Not a Bad Debut

Get it done Boss Man

I wrote in my last post that I was a bit excited about Vancouver getting Roberto Osuna .  Needless to say, he didn’t disappoint with his first start.  Over 5 innings of work, Osuna faced 19 batters, whiffing 13 of them.  You almost have to read that twice to let it sink in.  Predictably, the performance […]


The Jays Org is Active

Actually, that beard is getting better

There’s been a ton of activity of late throughout Toronto’s organizational rungs and the with the big club itself.  Unfortunately, not all the movements were by design.  The injuries continue to pile up, both with the Jays and their minor league playing staff.  So, let’s save talking about JP Arencibia’s broken hand until the end […]


Jesse Hernandez: You Beauty

Umm, what's it like up there?

This post will be written (at least at the start) more from a ‘fan’ perspective than from my recently jaundiced ‘I want to be a scout’s’ eyes.  So, let’s celebrate Jesse Hernandez.  As I’ve mentioned previously, we here at YourVanCs have a bit of a soft spot for Jesse after he started and won the […]


The Trade – Does it Affect Your Van Cs

The Trade – Does it Affect Your Van Cs

I’ve been meaning to write a bit about the 10 player mega/average/meh (depending on who you read) swap that AA pulled off with Houston, but as usual, life has somehow intervened.  I won’t trot out the same tired excuses of new baby, my own mediocre sporting endeavours, etc etc but just try and write the […]


The Yan Comes Up, Will the Yan go Down?

Why would they send me back down?

Yan Gomes was called up on his 25th birthday last night as cover for the possibility that ‘Superman’ Brett Lawrie is unable to drag his injured calf back on the field after deciding a foul pop was worth diving into a 6 foot deep camera well.  Hopefully that is the last run on sentence of […]


Vancouver Canadians vs Eugene Emeralds

Vancouver Canadians vs Eugene Emeralds

A heartbreaker last night.  After a run of, let’s be honest, not great starts from the Canadians staff, Javier Avendano stopped the bleeding somewhat.  His line doesn’t look overly attractive, but after a few beers, anything is going to look good, and the 1 ER over 5 innings put the C’s in a position to win. […]


Vancouver Canadians Stats and Notes

Ben White

I’ve updated both the hitters and pitchers stats sections.  Some interesting tidbits in both.  But, before discussing the numbers, a couple of organizational moves get a brief mention.  The C’s released RHP Daniel Tiburcio on Friday.  Tiburcio was a Rule 5 pick up from the Braves organization in ’10.  He had 4 years of pro […]


Vancouver C’s Stats – Hitters – As of July 14th

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Name Age PA BB% K% BB/K AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO Spd BABIP wRC wRAA wOBA wRC+ Jason Leblebijian 21 37 13.5% 13.5% 1 0.452 0.514 0.774 1.288 0.323 5.1 0.48 11 7.2 0.587 266 Matt Johnson 24 24 25.0% 25.0% 1 0.313 0.542 0.313 0.854 0 4.9 0.5 6 2.8 0.482 199 Harrison Frawley […]


Vancouver C’s Stats – Pitchers – As of July 14th

Nicolino will be missed. MLB eta? 2014

Name Age IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 K% BB% AVG WHIP BABIP LOB% ERA FIP E-F Matt Johnson 24 4 13.5 2.25 6 0 40.00% 6.70% 0.143 0.75 0.25 66.70% 2.25 0.95 1.3 Drew Permison 23 11.1 7.94 1.59 5 0 22.20% 4.40% 0.214 0.97 0.281 91.70% 0.79 2.23 -1.44 Taylor Cole 22 11 7.36 […]


That may have dashed the C’s 1st half title chances

That may have dashed the C’s 1st half title chances

The C’s dropped their 3rd in a row last night with a 5-1 loss to the Boise Hawks.  They now sit 4 and a half back of the Water-Sox with 12 to play.  Fact that none of those 12 are head to heads with Everett means will be very tough to make up the ground. […]


A Bus Ride to Boise

A Bus Ride to Boise

The C’s have the day off today, which I should temper by saying their day off consists of a 14 hour bus ride to Boise, Idaho where  tomorrow they’ll open up a 5 game set with Boise Hawks.  Boise are the short season affiliate of the Chicago Cubs so am guessing they have zero prospects […]


C’s v Aquasox – A Nooner at the Nat

Matt Johnson heater

Before I get into the baseball guts of this post, let me preface it by saying the weather in Vancouver has finally turned.  So, I’ll be honest, today’s charting was marred somewhat by a few Asahi Super Pops (make sure I tell you some time about the Asahi commercial I was in, that was fun) […]


Canadians Starting Staff

Self Portrait

After Javier Avendano’s excellent start against Salem-Keiser last night, thought it might be worthwhile to have a quick look at the C’s starting staff and how it might play out over the next few weeks.  As mentioned previously, the Jays organization have stated on numerous occasions that they prefer their affiliates (and thus their minor […]


Vancouver Canadians news and notes

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The C’s put a bit of a damper on Salem-Keizer’s 4th of July party by burning the Volcanoes (see what i did there) 8-2.  Kellen Sweeney took the C of the day, reaching base 3 times, including his first long ball of the season.  Kellen was one of my prospects to watch at the start […]


July

July

July 2012  Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 1 vs SK L 1-5 2 vs SK L 1-2 3 vs SK W 4-3 4 @ SK W 8-2 5 @ SK W 10-2 6 @ SK L 3-5 7 vs EVE W 4-3 8 vs EVE L 6-10 9 vs EVE L 3-4 10 […]


Vancouver Canadians Prospecting

Vancouver Canadians Prospecting

As a quick update to my prospecting post yesterday, today there were to promotions from Bluefield to the C’s and neither of the players were on my radar at all.  Shows how difficult it is to predict these things: July 4: OF Carlos Ramirez assigned to Vancouver Canadians (Short-A) from Bluefield Blue Jays (Rookie-APP). #bluejays […]


Vancouver Canadians Stats

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I’ve played around with the stats category a bit.  Previously I took what milb.com provided and plugged the numbers into my own spreadsheet with hacked formulas for advanced stats such as wOBA and WRC+.  They were a bit hacky as milb.com doesn’t provide all the necessary inputs for certain formulas so concessions needed to be […]


Vancouver C’s Stats – Pitchers – As of July 3rd

Nicolino will be missed. MLB eta? 2014

Name Age IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 K% BB% AVG WHIP BABIP LOB% ERA FIP E-F Matt Johnson 24 1 18 0 2 0 66.70% 0.00% 0 0 0 100.00% 0 -0.8 0.8 Drew Permison 23 6 4.5 0 3 0 13.60% 0.00% 0.182 0.67 0.211 100.00% 0 2.2 -2.2 Javier Avendano 21 15 10.2 […]


Vancouver C’s Stats – Hitters – As of July 3rd

Vancouver C’s Stats – Hitters – As of July 3rd

Name Age PA BB% K% BB/K AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO Spd BABIP wRC wRAA wOBA wRC+ Matt Johnson 24 24 25.00% 25.00% 1 0.313 0.542 0.313 0.854 0 4.9 0.5 6 2.8 0.482 203 Balbino Fuenmayor 22 72 2.80% 31.90% 0.09 0.382 0.403 0.603 1.006 0.221 1.3 0.535 16 7.5 0.463 191 Dalton Pompey […]


Vancouver Canadians Prospecting – Who’s on their way to the C’s?

Vancouver Canadians Prospecting – Who’s on their way to the C’s?

After mentioning in my last post that Kyle Anderson had been promoted to the C’s from the GCL Jays I happened upon a note that Philip Brua had been sent from Vancouver to Lansing.  Philip was a C’s returnee so good to see him earn a promotion after a good start to this season.  Brua […]


Marcus Stroman in Vancouver!

Stroman deals for New Hampshire (image courtesy of mlbprospectportal.com)

Now this is a piece of good news!  The Jays 2nd pick in this year’s draft and 22nd pick overall has signed and has been sighted in Dunedin where he’ll stay a couple of days before joining the C’s in Vancouver.  Of course, we only have his word to go by, but hopefully his word […]