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Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects

The Toronto Blue Jays farm system has been depleted by blockbuster trades in recent years. While the system still has good prospects, such as Sanchez and Stroman, it lacks depth. The remaining pitchers on this list have potential as Norris, Osuna, and Nolin all have high strikeout rates. Nay might develop into an everyday Major League third baseman. Barreto and Jimenez should provide...
Via Batting Leadoff
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Derrick Chung catching on fast

Remember the name Derrick Chung. It wouldn’t be fair — or very nice — to hang the Blue Jays Catcher of the Future tag on him. A.J. Jimenez has that title ... but shhhhh ... don’t tell him. Sports Illustrated has its cover jinx and the Blue Jays organization has its Catcher of the Future jinx. Chung, 26, remains a fast mover. A back-up infielder, at class-A Vancouver...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Steamer Projects: Toronto Blue Jays Prospects

Earlier today, polite and Canadian and polite Marc Hulet published his 2014 organizational prospect list for the Toronto Blue Jays. It goes without saying that, in composing such a list, Hulet has considered the overall future value those prospects might be expected to provide either to the Jays or whatever other organizations to which they might someday belong. What this brief post...
Via Fangraphs
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 Top 10 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays

This Top 10 (+5) list is the weakest collection of prospects that Toronto has had in the minors for quite a while now. Most of the talent is in A-ball or Rookie ball with a noticeable lack of depth at the upper levels, thanks to the 2012-13 trades that were supposed to turn the Jays into a winning club. On a positive note, there are quite a few players — including many who failed...
Via Fangraphs
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays Next Wave

The Toronto Blue Jays must decide within the next few weeks whether to make a final push for a playoff spot or focus on the future. While they are still reportedly evaluating potential additions for a second half run, the organization spent a large part of their minor league capital over the off-season, and will have to decide how much more they want to dip into that pool to make...
Via Fangraphs
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Mid-season Farm Report

With the major league team back in contention (despite a less than pleasing 7 game road trip this week) and the All Star game approaching, to be followed by the trade deadline - let's take time out to look at the Farm and see how it's going.And the truth is, it's not been great so far. Part of that is that the preponderance of the Jays more interesting players are young...
Via The Southpaw
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Fisher Cats Come Alive Late, Stun Aeros in Ninth

Manchester, NH—New Hampshire right fielder Brad Glenn emerged as the hero Wednesday night when he laced a run-scoring single to complete an improbable, five-run, ninth-inning comeback for the Fisher Cats in a 9-8 victory over the Akron Aeros at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.The Aeros (32-33) led 8-4, going to the home ninth inning, but the Fisher Cats sent nine batters to...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 Prospects

The Blue Jays had plenty of farm depth after the 2012 season, but how did the system fare after trading away quite a few key prospects? Note: Avg ranking takes the average of any site I could find that had team rankings (sum of ranks divided by total sites). Comp ranking is the composite for the organization; it basically is a ranking of the averages. Rank Player Pos Avg...
Via 85% Sports
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

212 Positional Rakings: Catchers

Pretty much the easiest position to order right now, if not as deep as it once was, with JPA now entrenched in the majors and Chris Perez and Yan Gomes dealt.You'd think it wouldn't have taken me almost a month to get it posted, wouldn't ya?1. Travis d'Arnaud (2/10/89) - Likely the top catcher prospect in major league baseball, d'Arnaud is almost a finished product...
Via The Southpaw
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Top 15 Prospects (Updated)

I published the Jays Top 15 prospect list just over a week ago but it already undergoes a transformation thanks to the (still unconfirmed) blockbuster trade between Toronto and the Miami Marlins. Justin Nicolino (5th), Jake Marisnick (6th), and Adeiny Hechavarria (10th) slide off the list and head to Florida while Anthony DeSclafani, another member of the trade, was in the 16-22...
Via Fangraphs
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

The Season for Listing

We're in the midst of that very special season in which baseball fans seek out lists and make their own. One of my favorite pastimes, to be sure. While I'm in the midst of the ponderous process of doing the positional rankings, let me interrupt the series to report to you that two of the more respected major publications have listed their favorite Bllue Jays' prospects...
Via The Southpaw
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Top 15 Prospects (2012-13)

The Toronto Blue Jays organization boasts some impressive depth that stretches well beyond the 15 best prospects listed below. There were at least another 10-12 prospects legitimately in the running for the 10-15 spots on this list.   #1 Travis D’Arnaud (C) Age PA H 2B HR BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG wOBA 23 303 93 21 16 19 59 1 .333 .380 .595 .415 Opening Day Age: 24 2012 Level...
Via Fangraphs
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Out-Ninjas the Ninja: Acquires Intriguing Prospects from Toronto

It’s no secret that I’ve been a big fan of the moves that Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has been making. He’s done an outstanding job of turning the organization around despite having almost nothing to work with. Astros fans will not see immediate results at the big league level but the organization – including the front office, scouts, and minor league development...
Via Fangraphs
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Minor League Players - Catchers

We are in the depths of a baseball-less winter but pitchers and catchers will be reporting to camp in less than 30 days.  The minor league camp won't start until March but let's start thinking about the lineups for the 2012 season.  There is no hurry so we will do this over the next week or so.  Today I will look at the catchers.  Infielders, outfielders and starting...
Via Batter's Box
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 50 Prospects: Part 2 - the Top 25

Since this is the post I'll be linking for the next year in the sidebar, let me start by including links to the previous lists:100-7675-5150-26Also, the list from last season is here. And with that, let us indulge ourselves in a list of players Jays fans have to be thankful for (even if it's not Thanksgiving in Canada).25. DJ Thon (20) SS [#17 last year] - The drop in ranking...
Via The Southpaw
November 24, 2011  |  Discuss

2011 Positional Review: Catchers

This is a position both well stocked (astonishingly so given the rarity of good prospects behind the plate) and easy to handle in review. 1. Travis d'Arnaud (22) - It's difficult to imagine a player taking a bigger leap forward or accomplishing more of what he needed to in a season than d'Arnaud did this year. He was the MVP of the EL and deservedly so. He showed good...
Via The Southpaw
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss
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