Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects: Mid-Season Edition

CBS Sports photo There’s something about watching minor league games that I often find more interesting than the big league variety. Maybe it takes me back to my youth, watching my Midland, ON town team, led by a frizzy side burned 40-something former minor league pitcher named Gord Dyment while munching on crispy fresh fries … Continue reading Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects: Mid-Season Edition


Blue Jays Minor League Notebook This week’s edition will be even slimmer than has been the norm of late. My apologies. Adrian Hernandez There has been much talk of late about adding Hernandez to the Blue Jays bullpen. And for good reason. A year ago, Hernandez was struggling with his command at Dunedin. He started to harness his best … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notebook

Blue Jays Minor League Notebook

The week (May 21-28) that was in the Blue Jays minor league system. WHO’s HOT LINES OF THE WEEK Saturday, May 21st Buffalo nearly let 6 no-hit innings by Thomas Hatch go to waste. Hatch commanded his FB to all four quadrants of the strike zone, and while he gave up some flyball outs, there … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notebook

Blue Jays Minor League Notes – May 7th Edition

Your weekly wrap of things going on in the Blue Jays system over the past seven (or so) days…. WHO’s HOT The sticks were cold this week…… TEAM LEADERS Buffalo New Hampshire Vancouver Dunedin LINES OF THE WEEK Tuesday Dunedin’s Matt Svanson turned in another sparkling effort, this time in relief, his fourth scoreless outing … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notes – May 7th Edition

System Updates

With Florida not being exactly a desired spring destination quite yet, news from Blue Jays minor league spring training has been sparse to say the least. There are a few things to update you on, though…. Leading off…… Perhaps this is only important to the players and their families, but you have to feel for … Continue reading System Updates

Toronto Blue Jays Top Ten Prospects: #1 Gabriel Moreno

It’s an anecdote I’ve told before, but please indulge me one more time. It’s spring training, 2019. The Blue Jays minor league facility was closed to the public that year as much needed renovations to the Mattick Complex began. So, for Blue Jays prospect watchers, the Phillies complex at Clearwater was the next best thing. … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top Ten Prospects: #1 Gabriel Moreno

FBJ Notebook – MiLB Post-Season Edition

The Buffalo Bisons are set to begin their final home stand of the season tonight (the forecast doesn’t look great), and the playoff bound Bisons received a boost when it was announced yesterday that C Gabriel Moreno, the 8th ranked prospect according to Baseball America, will join the club. Moreno, last seen tearing up AA … Continue reading FBJ Notebook – MiLB Post-Season Edition

State of the Farm Update

    As we reach (roughly) the mid-point in the minor league season, it was time to catch up with Blue Jays Assistant Director of Player Development Joe Sclafani about the latest developments in the farm system.   The Blue Jays have to be pleased with the progress of their minor league system this year.  Vladimir Guerrero Jr … Continue reading State of the Farm Update

Gabriel Moreno: Catcher of the Future?

Toronto Observer photo It was a moment that still stands out some twenty seven months later… I had just settled in at the Phillies minor league complex in Clearwater for a spring training game between the Toronto and Philadelphia minor leaguers (the Blue Jays complex was undergoing a major overhaul, and was closed to the … Continue reading Gabriel Moreno: Catcher of the Future?