Breakout Prospects: Hitters

Addison Barger. PHOTO BY BOB FRID /PNG While pitching has been the name of the game so far this season in terms of development, there have been a handful of Blue Jays hitting prospects who have broken out and hold promise for the future. 1. Gabriel Martinez The Florida State League player of the month … Continue reading Breakout Prospects: Hitters


Blue Jays Minor League Notebook

Eric Pardiño The much-hyped 2017 IFA made his return to competition with a pair of relief outings in the Complex League over the past week. Pardiño left a start on August 7th, 2019, in which he clearly was struggling, and up until last Saturday, had pitched all of 3 innings since then. Pardiño underwent Tommy … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notebook

Notes and Thoughts….. photo Welcome to the Ricky Tiedemann update, a weekly look around the Blue Jays system. Buffalo: 14-10, 1st IL East New Hampshire 10-11, 3rd EL Northeast Vancouver 10-9, 2nd NWL Dunedin. 7-14, 6th FSL West WHO’s HOT. …..over the past seven days End of April Leaders Pitching stats among qualifiers. PLAYERS OF THE MONTH … Continue reading Notes and Thoughts…..

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

First Look at the Rule 5 Draft

With the collective agreement between MLB and its players about to expire in less than four weeks, there is considerable uncertainty around many aspects of what constitutes a “normal” off season. Free agency, among other things, is up in the air, and the likelihood of teams making moves before the December 1st expiry date seems … Continue reading First Look at the Rule 5 Draft

Blue Jays Organizational All Stars : the Outfield

Chavez Young/ Let’s just get this out of the way: because the Blue Jays scouting focus when it comes to position players the past few years has been on up-the-middle guys, the pickings at the outfield spots is….on the slim side. But that’s understandable, especially with the organization’s emphasis on run prevention. Branch Rickey famously … Continue reading Blue Jays Organizational All Stars : the Outfield

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

Down on the Farm: 6/5 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

A Conversation with Blue Jays MiLB Hitting Coach Matt Young

  At 5'8"/175, Blue Jays minor league hitting instructor Matt Young did not get a lot of attention in his draft year of 2004, even though he had put up very good numbers (.364/.476/.480, 43 steals, and 50 more walks than strikeouts) in his final year at New Mexico. Atlanta decided to take a chance … Continue reading A Conversation with Blue Jays MiLB Hitting Coach Matt Young