Blue Jays 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr - Elite hands and elite plate discipline. 0-0 takes are borderline insulting. No fear. Excellent balance in swing. Hands, hips, lower half work in unison. Still 19, man-child 🔥💪💪 pic.twitter.com/6rDzcyJprI — Prospects Live (@ProspectsLive) October 25, 2018 To the absolute surprise of no one, Vladimir Guerrero Jr was named … Continue reading Vlad, Big Nate Atop AFL Top Prospects List
Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Manager John Schneider has travelled a long road, and like many of the players on the championship teams he's managed the past two seasons, he's on the cusp of a Major League job. A career Blue Jay, Schneider was originally drafted by the Tigers in the 24th round of the … Continue reading Blue Jays MiLB Manager Schneider Developing Alongside his Players
It takes time to develop a Major Leaguer. Even Mike Trout needed three years of seasoning before bursting onto the scene a couple of weeks shy of his 20th birthday. The one thing I hear the most from minor league managers/coaches and front office personnel about player development is the need for repetitions. Players need … Continue reading Blue Jays 2013 Draft Review
Baseball's Rule 5 draft is still three weeks away, but with the Blue Jays having added 5 players to take them up to a full 40-man roster, will there be anyone eligible for the draft the team might consider? On the surface, with a full roster, that seems unlikely. However, with Yangervis Solarte likely to … Continue reading Will the Blue Jays be Rule 5 Players?
Blue Jays prospect Griffin Conine, the 52nd player chosen in last June's draft released a statement in view of the 50 game ban he received for a positive performance-enhancing drug this week via Twitter: pic.twitter.com/eY1apWjNAY — Griffin Conine (@Griffin_Co9) November 19, 2018 While minor league drug PED suspensions have become somewhat commonplace (90 this year, … Continue reading Conine Releases Statement Regarding PED Suspension
In a little bit less than 24 hours from now, MLB 40 man rosters must be finalized and frozen in advance of the Rule 5 draft next month. The Blue Jays currently sit at 36 players on their 40, with the possibility of a couple of spots being opened tomorrow. Among the players the team … Continue reading All Quiet on the Blue Jays 40 Man Front
The Blue Jays cleared up the log jam of up-the-middle players somewhat today when they dealt Aledmys Diaz to Houston for minor league RHP Trent Thornton. The move appears to open up the SS position, at least for now, to Lourdes Gurriel Jr. The Blue Jays attempted to develop him as a super utility player … Continue reading Blue Jays Land Astro Arm for Diaz
.....I wrote this several years ago at another site, and thought it was worth publishing again with the deadline for declaring 40-man rosters in advance of the Rule 5 coming up this week. Over the course of the first three years of their existence, the Blue Jays were lovable losers, losing over 100 games each … Continue reading How Doing Their Rule 5 Homework Landed the Blue Jays an MVP
Our good internet friend Clayton Richer over at Jays Journal suggested that the Blue Jays should re-sign OF Harold Ramirez, who was granted free agency as a six year minor league veteran earlier this month. On the surface, it makes a lot of sense. After a disappointing 2017, Ramirez made some adjustments this season to … Continue reading Should the Blue Jays Re-Sign Harold Ramirez?
LHP Angel Perdomo, who long teased Blue Jays prospect watchers with an electric fastball, signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with Milwaukee yesterday. The tall, angular southpaw was a six year minor league free agent, and decdided to test the often uncertain minor league free agent market at the end … Continue reading Angel Perdomo Signs With Brewers