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.
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...
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...
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...
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)
Opening Day Age: 24
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...
Entering his sixth season as Manager of the Trenton Thunder; the longest tenured skipper in both franchise and Eastern League history, Tony Franklin opted to hand southpaw hurler Shaeffer Hall the ball in last nights season opener against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Waterfront Park in Trenton.
Hall took the hill in front of the 6,497 eager Thunder fans looking to set the tone...
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...
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...
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...