Prospect Reider Gonzalez shines in AA start

New Hampshire's 24 year old RHP Reider Gonzalez, who hails from Cuba, threw a gem in his latest start, lasting 8 innings of shutout ball. He only allowed 4 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 5. It was his 11th start of the season and he now holds a meager 2.31 ERA, and has 43 Ks over 66 innings.

Over the season, Reider has been hit a lot more by lefties (.268) than righties (.184) which leads me to believe that he'll have to do a little better before getting a promotion. He also struggles with runners on base, allowing a .265 average which is manageable, but not ideal. With his height of 5'9", he may end up with a role in relief given his dominance over righties. But for now, the Jays must be happy that they have at least one RHP option in the minors since they have so many LHP to draw from.

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