Dipping Into the Past: Derek Bell

Who can forget… https://youtu.be/nI5rs_zdYOg At another website, I wrote about what I thought (at the time) were the Blue Jays All-Time top ten prospects. I begin with the enigmatic Derek Bell. #10 Derek Bell OF Bell was a 2nd round pick in the 1987 draft out of high school in Tampa. By the middle of … Continue reading Dipping Into the Past: Derek Bell

Blue Jays Minor League Notebook

https://twitter.com/dunedinbluejays/status/1532796866831822850?s=21&t=9BXv1v92km-VCOkva0p8WA This week’s edition will be even slimmer than has been the norm of late. My apologies. Adrian Hernandez There has been much talk of late about adding Hernandez to the Blue Jays bullpen. And for good reason. A year ago, Hernandez was struggling with his command at Dunedin. He started to harness his best … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notebook

Blue Jays Minor League Notebook

The week (May 21-28) that was in the Blue Jays minor league system. WHO’s HOT LINES OF THE WEEK Saturday, May 21st Buffalo nearly let 6 no-hit innings by Thomas Hatch go to waste. Hatch commanded his FB to all four quadrants of the strike zone, and while he gave up some flyball outs, there … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notebook

Blue Jays Minor League Notebook – May 21st

Niall O’Donohoe/csplusbaseball.com photo WHO’s HOT LINES OF THE WEEK May 17th - the organization stretched Sem Robberse out, and the rangy righty rewarded them with six innings of shutout ball. Robberse induced 13 ground ball outs along the way. Casey Lawrence, who’s been a pro since 2010, tied a career high with 9Ks for Buffalo: … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notebook – May 21st

Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts May 14th Edition

A day late, but hopefully not a dollar short. Dunedin Blue Jays/MiLB.com photo WHO’S HOT………top performers over the past seven days LINES OF THE WEEK May 11th - Cuban southpaw Kendry Rojas received some notice last year when he struck out almost 15 batters/9 in the Complex league. He’s had some uneven results in Low … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts May 14th Edition

Blue Jays Minor League Notes – May 7th Edition

Your weekly wrap of things going on in the Blue Jays system over the past seven (or so) days…. WHO’s HOT The sticks were cold this week…… TEAM LEADERS Buffalo New Hampshire Vancouver Dunedin LINES OF THE WEEK Tuesday Dunedin’s Matt Svanson turned in another sparkling effort, this time in relief, his fourth scoreless outing … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notes – May 7th Edition

Notes and Thoughts…..

MiLB.com 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 Minor League Notes and Thoughts

The week that was in the Blue Jays system…. @BallparkGuide (Malcolm MacMillan) photo WHO’S HOT WHO’S NOT https://twitter.com/francysromerofr/status/1516865695081979910?s=21&t=DkHW201CSyYeldtYRBin5Q As first reported by our great source for all things Cuban, Francys Romero, the Blue Jays are about to sign (or perhaps have signed, although nothing has shown up on the MiLB transactions page) Cuban RHP Rafael … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts

Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts

Rain and lots of it was the order of the end of the week at three levels of the system. Over the past seven days, the OPS leaders in the system: Top Hitters Top Pitching Performances April 12th Maximo Castillo. April 17th Maximo Castillo Those two performances, the first in New Hampshire’s home opener, secured … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts

Two Nights, Two Outstanding Pitching Perfomances

With an abbreviated spring training, MLB hitters may be ahead of the pitchers at the moment, but such does not appear to be the case in minor league ball, which did start the spring on time. Strong pitching performances have been numerous in the Blue Jays system, and superb outings by Dunedin’s Matt Svanson and … Continue reading Two Nights, Two Outstanding Pitching Perfomances