Fisher Cats Opening Day Roster

New Hampshire released their roster yesterday, a group that includes 5 Top 25 prospects. Leading the way is SS Orelvis Martinez, who was expected to begin at Vancouver, but an impressive spring convinced the organization that he could handle the jump to AA. High A pitchers got Orelvis to chase spin on the outer half … Continue reading Fisher Cats Opening Day Roster


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

Projecting the Rotations: Buffalo

Unlike the past few seasons, there will be no top pitching prospect starting (or maybe finishing, for that matter) their season in Buffalo. Adam Kloffenstein at AA might be a candidate for a late season promotion to Buffalo, but otherwise we’re looking at minor league veteran/fringe MLBers at this point. There is no Alek Manoah, … Continue reading Projecting the Rotations: Buffalo

Farm System Update with Joe Sclafani

With all of us somewhat starved for baseball content, we caught up with Blue Jays Assistant Director of Player Development Joe Sclafani about a number of things in the Toronto farm system. Since MLB does not allow team staff to talk about any player currently on a 40-man roster, that did cut the length of … Continue reading Farm System Update with Joe Sclafani

Blue Jays Have Some Decisions to Make Ahead of Rule 5

With tomorrow being the deadline to declare 40-man rosters in advance of next month’s Rule 5 draft, the Blue Jays have some decisions to make on several players both inside and outside of the 40. The Jays’ 40 currently sits at 33, and it’s hard to see many moves being made today. At the same … Continue reading Blue Jays Have Some Decisions to Make Ahead of Rule 5

Projecting the Rotations: Buffalo

Depending on the course the 2021 MLB season takes, the Buffalo starting rotation may be in a state of flux more often than it’s not. Simeon Woods Richardson RHP With Nate Pearson all but a lock to start the season with the big club, SWR assumes the mantle of top starting prospect in the organization. … Continue reading Projecting the Rotations: Buffalo

FBJ Scouting Notes: Groshans, Kirk, Murray

Disclaimer:   I am not a scout, but I'm more than willing to play one on tv.  I do talk to many people around minor league baseball about a variety of things, mostly player development.  The following are the observations of a pair of eyes that have been around for a long time. I journeyed to … Continue reading FBJ Scouting Notes: Groshans, Kirk, Murray

A Look at the Lugnuts

A cursory glance at the Blue Jays Low A Midwest League affiliate reveals a top prospect name or two, and a pitching rotation that looks good in the top half, but has some pretty serious question marks after that. Topping the list of high-profile prospects for Manager Dallas McPherson, who moves up from Vancouver after … Continue reading A Look at the Lugnuts

Joey Murray Hopes to Continue His Disappearing Act

RHP Joey Murray, the Blue Jays 8th round pick in last June's draft, was very hard to see last year. Pitching for Vancouver in tandem with 4th rounder Sean Wymer, Murray's pitches were very closely monitored last summer, and his stints were limited to two innings after throwing 95 for Kent State.  And with only … Continue reading Joey Murray Hopes to Continue His Disappearing Act