There's this story about a young pitcher whose team had no choice but to expose him to the Rule 5 draft. They rolled the dice and lost, with another team scooping him up. The young pitcher was hit hard in spring training, and was used mostly in a mop-up role, compiling a 6.49 ERA while … Continue reading What to do about Elvis?
Greetings to all from sunny Florida. Ok, points between the Sarasota and Toronto airports might be more like it. Spring training is starting to wind down, and more and more prospects are being sent to minor league camp from the big league version. Some updates from a week spend in the south.... -as you no … Continue reading Update from MiLB Spring Training….and other stuff
I have to admit to being a bit confused. A little over a month ago, Blue Jays President/CEO Mark Shapiro, when questioned about the incredibly low wages minor leaguers receive, said, "look, it's short-sighted to just say 'pay them more'," sighting improvements in a whole host of areas in the Blue Jays player development system. … Continue reading It’s About Time: Blue Jays to Raise Minor Leaguers’ Pay
This time of year is kind of like being halfway between two distant cell phone towers in terms of stories about minor league baseball. Minor league camps opened last week, and will begin playing games shortly. To that end, here is the schedule of the Blue Jays four full season affiliates : For those of … Continue reading Blue Jays MiLB Links
Not many more sleeps til Florida, peeps..... Here's a look at a recent mock draft from the keyboard of Alex Jensen, who has the Blue Jays selecting Missouri OF Kameron Misner with their first overall pick. Misner does not check a lot of boxes, but he is a bit of an under-the-radar prospect after missing … Continue reading Blue Jays MiLB Weekly Links
A look at the best hitting prospect the Blue Jays have ever produced.
An up-the-middle player? Check. MLB bloodlines? Check. Young for his draft class? Check. A polished bat? Check. As D1 College play started last week, MLB draft guru Jeff Ellis of scout.com tabbed Clemson SS Logan Davidson as a player who checks a lot of boxes for the Blue Jays with their first pick, 11th … Continue reading A Still Early MLB Draft Preview
Spring training games start this weekend, with Ryan Borucki and Sean Reid-Foley getting the starting nods in the pair of scheduled games. The light at the end of the tunnel is looking less and less like a train. Here's a round-up of things I read and enjoyed this week, and thought you might too. … Continue reading Blue Jays MiLB Weekly Links
Through 4 starts last June, New Hampshire's Jonathan Harris was all but unhittable. The 2015 1st round pick from Missouri State allowed but 2 earned runs during that stretch, which he kicked off with 6 no-hit innings against Akron, who he would stymie again in the Eastern League finals two months later. With added velocity … Continue reading Jon Harris Knows He Has to be Better
Blue Jays Director of Player Development Gil Kim gives a wide-ranging update on the Blue Jays farm system.