By Mason McRae One of the most talked about topics amongst Jays fans is the Ross Atkins vs Alex Anthopoulos debate. Some Jays fans absolutely refuse to give Atkins any sort of leeway, and love to point the finger at Shapiro and Atkins for the team’s current state, when in reality, the blame lies with … Continue reading Alex Anthopoulos’ Legacy: Is It What Jays Fans Think It Was?
Month: August 2019
Blue Jays Top 25 Under 25: #23 Reese McGuire
By Mason McRae Coming in at number 23 is a former first round pick from the 2013 MLB Draft, taken by the Pirates, Reese has a 30 Current grade, and a 40 future grade, equaling out to a 35.1 total grade. McGuire was acquired in one of the more underrated trades in the Atkins/Shapiro … Continue reading Blue Jays Top 25 Under 25: #23 Reese McGuire
Blue Jays Top 25 Under 25: #24 Hector Perez
By Mason McRae Coming in at number 24 is Hector Perez. He’s currently 23 with a 30 Current grade and 40 Future Grade. His overall grade is 35.1, which is actually tied for 21st with 3 others. Perez was one of two prospects (Ken Giles also) acquired for Robert Osuna. Since then … Continue reading Blue Jays Top 25 Under 25: #24 Hector Perez
D-Jays Claim Share of Title as Dorian Draws Nearer to Dunedin
With Hurricane Dorian bearing down on the Sunshine State, the Florida State League has decided to cancel its upcoming weekend slate of games, as well as the playoffs, meaning that for the second time in three years, the Dunedin Blue Jays will bring home a share of the league title. Dunedin will go out in … Continue reading D-Jays Claim Share of Title as Dorian Draws Nearer to Dunedin
Blue Jays Top 25 Under 25: #25 Dasan Brown
By Mason McRae Coming in at the number 25 spot is some Candian content - Oakville, ON native Dasan Brown. A third-round pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, Dasan has been great for the Jays in the Gulf Coast League in rookie ball. He’s currently slashing .222/.444/.356 in 45 at-bats. In that time, he’s … Continue reading Blue Jays Top 25 Under 25: #25 Dasan Brown
Blue Jays Top 25 Under 25: Honourable Mentions
In this first instalment, Mason McRae looks at the players who just missed making his T25/U25 list. Look for more players in the next 25 days. by Mason McRae Starting today, for the next 25 days (including today). I’ll be releasing one person off my Top 25/Under 25 rankings for the Blue … Continue reading Blue Jays Top 25 Under 25: Honourable Mentions
How Loaded is the 2020 MLB Draft Class?
By Mason McRae With the Blue Jays sitting in fifth from the bottom in the overall standings, some fans are finally accepting the fact that losing and gaining a higher draft pick (through losing) is obviously the best scenario for the Blue Jays. But some fans still believe a couple of morale victories at … Continue reading How Loaded is the 2020 MLB Draft Class?
Big Nate as Advertised for Bisons
I saw Nate Pearson for the first time in person as the 2017 season was drawing to a close. Sitting in the press box at Vancouver's venerable Nat Bailey Stadium, Pearson's fastball looked every bit the 100 mph weapon it had been touted to be. Pitching in his innings-limited 8th start, he allowed both a … Continue reading Big Nate as Advertised for Bisons
2020 MLB Mock Draft 3.0
by Mason McRae My second mock draft this summer, I’ll probably end up having about 4-6 released between now and draft day. This one has changed a pretty good amount thanks to the Team USA trials,Area Code Games, PG HR Derby, and plenty of other high volume events. This will probably be my final mock … Continue reading 2020 MLB Mock Draft 3.0
TJ Zeuch: A GUY, or Just a Guy?
TJ Zeuch leaped into the consciousness of many Blue Jays fans when he tossed a no-hitter for Buffalo last night. It was the first no-hitter for the Bisons since Bartolo Colon tossed one in 1997, and the first nine-inning no-no in the Blue Jays system since Kyle Drabek since recorded one for New Hampshire in … Continue reading TJ Zeuch: A GUY, or Just a Guy?