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Many are called but few are chosen. The Jays have approximately two hundred and fifty players under contract at the end of a season when the newly drafted players mix with the no longer rookies. Out of that number only thirty can be chosen to be on the Batters Box Top 30 list. There are many other worthy candidates who just didn't play enough to be recognized or who haven't really matured yet and as a result haven't shown their true potential. Last year Justin Nicolino didn't make our top 30, he was too new to the system. Luis Perez looked to have topped out as a AAA reliever. Both of those were able to shake-off the disappointment of not making the Batters Box top 30 to shine in 2011. Who will surprise with a break-out in 2012? Most likely it will be one of the players listed below. If you doubt that, consider that two of the prospects included in last year's feature were Adonis Cardona and Michael Crouse. Following a list of the prospects to watch, this art...
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Welcome to the creme de la creme, the number one through ten prospects. In case you missed it number 11 through 20 are here, and number 21 to 30 are here.We hope you enjoyed this top 30 and the hope it brings to the future of the Blue Jays organization. Check back tomorrow for a few who missed the top 30.
10. Deck McGuire | RHPYearAgeLevelGGSIPH/9HR/9BB/9K/9ERA201122A+1918104...
The Toronto Blue Jays weren't at their most memorable in 2002. I wouldn't even bring them up if it weren't for a few series they won in July. They lost the first game to the Red Sox in SkyDome on July 11th (10-3, with Pete Walker taking the loss), and then won the next three. On the 17th and 18th, Baltimore was in town, and the Jays took both games, and then beat the...
PHILADELPHIA • Pat Hentgen had won more than 100 games as a
starter in eight-plus seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays. But he
knew his time there was up in 1999.
From a sheer numbers standpoint, it was a good year for the top prospects in the Blue Jays' system. The top three prospects when the year began -- Kyle Drabek, Brett Lawrie and J.P. Arencibia -- all graduated to the big leagues and off the Top 10 list after surpassing the rookie-eligibility threshold.