Ski resorts are opening out West, fans are worried about the Leafs, and our provincial government just got back to work. All are signs that fall is in its final days, and winter is on the way here in the Great North, and with it that annual rite of baseball passage knows as the Rule … Continue reading Will the Blue Jays Have a Roster Crunch Ahead of the Rule 5 Draft?
Month: October 2019
Blue Jays Add/Subtract From High Performance Group
It was not public knowledge, but around the Blue Jays system, it was pretty much an open secret. The day Marcus Stroman was traded to the Mets was the beginning of the end for Head Athletic Trainer Nikki Huffman. It's no secret that the two became close when Huffman pulled off something just short of … Continue reading Blue Jays Add/Subtract From High Performance Group
Toronto Blue Jays Top 25 Under 25: Final Ranking
By Mason McRae After just finishing Eric Pardinho’s article last week, I got an itch to release to complete the ranking. As you can see listed below, the top 25 players in the system under 25. Note: the ages listed were on September 1st when I started the articles. Rank Age Name Current Potential … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 25 Under 25: Final Ranking
Blue Jays Rule 5 Status
Here it is folks......a first look at which Blue Jays minor league players who must be placed on the 40 man roster next month in order to protect them from exposure in the Rule 5 Draft. A closer look will be forthcoming.....
Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects 11-20
The Blue Jays Top 10 was a fairly obvious group. Most lists I've seen have had the same 10 or 11 players in various forms of order. Consensus was fairly easy. When we move down to the next tier of prospects, there is some depth, but things are not as cut and dried as they … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects 11-20
MLB’s Proposed MiLB Changes: What Will it Mean From a Blue Jays Perspective?
Baseball has undergone a technological revolution over the last decade. Spreadsheet-savvy analysts have become major influences in front offices, high-tech devices like Rapsodo and Edgertronic help Pitchers design better pitches while Motus sleeves determine stress on their UCLs, and tools like Diamond Kinetics' swing tracker help determine bat speed and launch angle. Teams are hiring … Continue reading MLB’s Proposed MiLB Changes: What Will it Mean From a Blue Jays Perspective?
Toronto Blue Jays Top 25/Under 25: #12 Eric Pardinho
By Mason McRae Coming in at number 12 on the top 25 under 25 rankings for every Jay in the system is Eric Pardinho, the first massive splurge Shapiro & co made in the INTFA market. Pardinho was 16 when signed and has developed as good as expected since. W L ERA IP … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 25/Under 25: #12 Eric Pardinho
Risers and Fallers – October Draft Board
by Mason McRae Updated Top 25 Players for the 2020 Draft with Notable Risers & Fallers RK POS FIRST LAST FV SCHOOL HT WT 1 OF Spencer Torkelson 70 Arizona State 6'1 205 2 RHP Emerson Hancock 60 Georgia 6'4 200 3 C Drew Romo 55 The Woodlands HS 6'1 205 4 OF Dylan … Continue reading Risers and Fallers – October Draft Board
Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects: #1 Nate Pearson
To the surprise of no one, you will find Nate Pearson atop very Toronto Blue Jays top prospect list you can google. To be honest, even if Bo Bichette had not graduated to the minors, I had Pearson pencilled in as our top prospect by mid-July, such has been his body of work and upside. … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects: #1 Nate Pearson
Blue Jays 2020 First Round Pick: An Early Look at Some Candidates
After finishing with the fifth worst record in baseball, the Blue Jays will be “rewarded” with the fifth overall pick. I was optimistic they’d finish in the bottom-3 and get their choice of the ever-so-loaded prep outfielding group. Instead, they’ll have to settle with some backup plans. Luckily, this class is deep and whoever they … Continue reading Blue Jays 2020 First Round Pick: An Early Look at Some Candidates