Trying to determine which Pitching prospects in the organization might have a breakout season in 2018 is more difficult than it is for position players. This administration has proven that they're not afraid of promoting relievers to multiple levels over the course of the season, but with pitch limits a factor, they're more conservative with … Continue reading Blue Jays Breakout Pitching Prospect Candidates
Month: December 2017
Who is the Next Blue Jays Breakout Prospect?
In may be cold and snowy in Southern Ontario, but with the days getting incrementally longer, spring training inches closer every week. And for most serious baseball prospects, they have been putting in long days since the end of the last minor league season working on their conditioning, and honing their skills on the playing … Continue reading Who is the Next Blue Jays Breakout Prospect?
BA Releases Blue Jays Top 10
Baseball America published their Top 10 Blue Jays prospects today, and the results are similar to many other versions, including FBJ's. There were some minor variations - BA included Lourdes Gurriel and Danny Jansen, but left Conner Greene, Sean Reid-Foley, and T.J. Zeuch off of their Top 10. The detailed reports are behind BA's paywall, and … Continue reading BA Releases Blue Jays Top 10
Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects: The Fringe 5
Ranking prospects can be a little like trying to choose a team in just about any sport: the top players clearly separate themselves from the pack, and are easy to identify. Once you get down the list, the distinctions become less clear. The difference, of course, is that all of these players can play. The … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects: The Fringe 5
Raines Leaves Jays for Sox
Hall of Famer Tim Raines, who has served as a Blue Jays minor league instructor since 2012, has left the club to accept an ambassadorship with the Chicago White Sox. Raines was introduced today by the Sox, along with A.J. Pierzynski and Jose Contreras. Raines was a coach with the World Series winning 2005 team, … Continue reading Raines Leaves Jays for Sox
Blue Jays Quiet in MLB Part of Rule 5; Add/Subtract in MiLB Phase
The Blue Jays made no selections in the Major League portion of today's Rule 5 draft for the first time since 2014. With two roster spots open, GM Ross Atkins had said prior to the draft that the team had a list of players they were considering. After passing on all four rounds, it's obvious … Continue reading Blue Jays Quiet in MLB Part of Rule 5; Add/Subtract in MiLB Phase
Trade Bo Bichette?
Blue Jays prospect Frankie Barreto was on top of the world in 2014. Ranked one of the top international prospects in 2012, he was fresh off an MVP season in the Northwest League at the tender age of 18, playing against players 3 and 4 years older. He was still several years away, but the … Continue reading Trade Bo Bichette?
Who Do The Blue Jays Risk Losing in the Rule 5 Draft?
Baseball's Rule 5 draft takes place this Thursday, as the annual winter meetings draw to a close. The Blue Jays have been participants in the past two Rule 5s, striking paydirt with Joe Biagini two years ago, but whiffing on Glenn Sparkman last year. It's impossible to predict who the Blue Jays might be considering, … Continue reading Who Do The Blue Jays Risk Losing in the Rule 5 Draft?
Blue Jays 2012 Draft Recap
It takes, on average, 4-5 years to develop a Major Leaguer. Some, of course, race through the minors and beat that timeline by a considerable margin, while others need longer to figure things out. Because of that, I like to wait five years before evaluating an MLB team's draft results. When Alex Anthopoulos took over … Continue reading Blue Jays 2012 Draft Recap
Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects – #11 to #20
Over the past several weeks, we've produced individual profiles of the Blue Jays Top 10 prospects. When considering the guys who fall into the next 10, things don't become quite as cut and dried as they do with the top group. Only a handful of "top" prospects have much of an impact at the MLB … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects – #11 to #20