Hot Takes From the Farm: Week 19

The sun is beginning to set on the MiLB season, teams not bound for the playoffs (Dunedin, possibly Buffalo, possibly Lansing) have 15 more games to play before wrapping up for the year. That doesn’t mean we lack for news, though. The most significant item dropped just yesterday as we learned that Big Nate Pearson will move up to AAA to finish the year (along with CF Forrest Wall which is likely a result of Anthony Alford heading back to the IL).  The Bisons are just two games out of the division lead and if they make the playoffs, this is where you want Pearson to be. He looks set to reach 100 regular season innings, but one or more playoff starts (plus possibly an AFL assignment) can boost that some more. The more he accumulates this year, the greater the likelihood he gets fast tracked to Toronto next year.
Short Season
The GCL squad has 13 games left on their schedule over the next two weeks, including some double-headers necessary to make up the recent run of rainouts. As i write this on Sunday evening, the squad has managed to get in a game just once since Tuesday, a game in …

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Author: Tammy Rainey / Blue Jays Nation

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