The Eastern League of Professional Baseball announced on Thursday the 2006 Eastern League All-Star…
Jays Send Seven to Arizona Fall League
The 23-year-old Thigpen began the season with Double-A New Hampshire, and was just recently promoted to Triple-A Syracuse. In 87 games with the Fisher Cats, Thigpen batted .259 with five home runs and thirty-six runs batted in. The University of Texas product drew 52 walks, and struck out just 61 times in 309 at bats. To date, Thigpen has played just two games with Syracuse, going 3-for-8.
Yates also began the season with New Hampshire, but struggled as a starter and was sent down to Dunedin to work out his inconsistencies. Yates came back in late May and was unhittable, however, the organization moved the right-hander to the bullpen late in July. The 23-year-old is 6-8 with a 3.62 ERA in 109.1 innings at Double-A this season. After posting an ERA of 7.00 and having opposing batters hit .365 off him during April, Yates is now one of the top pitchers in the organization after posting a 1.09 ERA in June.
Klosterman, 24, began the season with Single-A Dunedin and was promoted to Double-A after the Florida State League All Star Game. The shortstop batted .287 in 85 games with Dunedin, hitting 12 home runs and driving in 64 runs. In 34 games with New Hampshire, Klosterman is hitting .216 with three home runs and ten runs batted in.
The 24-year-old Cannon is one of the top power hitters in the Jays organization but is prone to the strikeout, having fanned 150 times in 429 at bats so far this season. Overall in 123 games, Cannon is batting .231 with twenty-two home runs and fifty-eight runs batted in.
Thorpe has spent the entire season in the Fisher Cats bullpen and is 3-0 with 12 saves, while posting an ERA of 3.10 Opponents are batting .164 off the 25-year-old who has also fanned 52 batters in 49 1/3 innings.
Hill, 24, came into the season with a lot of promise, but has struggled at the Double-A level, going just 3-7 in 70 1/3 innings with a 5.50 ERA.
De Jong, 27, has spent most of the season dominating the Double-A level. In 32 2/3 innings he's 4-0 with a 1.01 era, while holding opponents to a .177 batting average against mark. The right-hander has made a few appearances at Triple-A this season.
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