A Friendly Reminder: Flags Fly Forever

Look, I can be as big a prospect hugger as anyone, but the more I look at the haul of prospects Oakland received from the Blue Jays for 3B Matt Chapman, the more I like it. For both sides. In exchange for Chapman, the Blue Jays gave up last year’s first round pick, RHP Gunnar … Continue reading A Friendly Reminder: Flags Fly Forever

Blue Jays Organizational All Stars: the Infield

In our last post, we looked at C Gabriel Moreno, the 8th overall prospect according to Baseball America. Let’s go around the infield to have a gander at the top performers in the Blue Jays system. Advanced warning: there will be some multi-positional players on this list. 1B Spencer Horwitz Horwitz fashioned a High A … Continue reading Blue Jays Organizational All Stars: the Infield

Kevin Smith Rises Once Again

Write Kevin Smith off as a prospect at your peril. https://twitter.com/buffalobisons/status/1404958426447462400?s=21 As a 4th round pick in 2017, Smith had the glove-first label applied. Baseball America’s evaluation was pretty much the industry’s consensus: Coming out of high school, Smith was small and skinny. Scouts liked his glove actions and arm strength, but he needed to … Continue reading Kevin Smith Rises Once Again

Down on the Farm: 6/5

https://twitter.com/dunedinbluejays/status/1401337772846297093?s=21 AA New Hampshire 8 Binghamton 3 The Fisher Cats used the long ball and a 5-run 8th inning to snap a five-game losing streak last night. Samad Taylor hit a pair of homers for New Hampshire, including a three-run opposite field shot to the short right field porch in that 8th inning explosion to … Continue reading Down on the Farm: 6/5

Down on the Farm: 5/25

AAA Buffalo 5 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 SS Kevin Smith hit a bomb to CF in the top of the 9th to break a 2-2 tie and send the Bisons on to victory: https://twitter.com/buffalobisons/status/1397364168685092864?s=21 With scheduled starter Alek Manoah on his way to New York to make his MLB debut tomorrow, Connor Overton was pressed into making … Continue reading Down on the Farm: 5/25

Who Will the Blue Jays Add to the 40?

Gabriel Moreno - milb.com photo With the roster freeze that will come in advance of December's Rule 5 draft, the Blue Jays have openings on the 40, and decisions to make. Unlike in previous years, there is not necessarily a 40 crunch coming up. The Blue Jays have 5 spots open at the moment, but … Continue reading Who Will the Blue Jays Add to the 40?