Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects – #2 Anthony Alford

If there is one thing to be learned from covering minor league prospects for over half a decade, it's that teams that are patient with their top hopefuls are usually rewarded.  Progress is not always measured in a straight line.  Injuries can disrupt the timeline.  Players who have never had an extended experience with failure … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects – #2 Anthony Alford

Blue Jays Minor League Free Agent Tracker

34 Blue Jays minor leaguers filed for free agency after last season. There's not a lot for MLB teams looking to add to their 25-man rosters, but there could be some useful minor league depth pieces. Among the notable names:   Adonys Cardona, the most heralded Pitcher in the 2010 international free agent class.  Venezuelan Cardona … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Free Agent Tracker

Tinnish Reunites with Anthopoulos in Atlanta

Assistant GM Andrew Tinnish has left the Blue Jays to accept a promotion with Atlanta, according to a Braves' press release. The Nepean, ON native, and Brock University Grad joined the Jays in 2001.  He worked his way up the scouting ranks from Assistant Scouting Director in 2006 to Director of Amateur Scouting in 2009.  … Continue reading Tinnish Reunites with Anthopoulos in Atlanta

Blue Jays Trying to Sneak Pentecost Through Rule 5

A few eyebrows were raised last week when Toronto left Max Pentecost, one of their two 2014 first round picks, off of their 40-man roster in advance of next month's Rule 5 draft. Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reported on Friday that the club ordered Pentecost shut down with a week left in the Arizona Fall League season.  … Continue reading Blue Jays Trying to Sneak Pentecost Through Rule 5

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #3 Bo Bichette

 "Windshield'" is a term Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins likes to use to describe someone who has insight into a baseball situation as a result of past experience.     When it comes to Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr, both future stars have had "windshields," into what it takes to be a First Division … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #3 Bo Bichette

The Blue Jays Have a Problem…..

"Corruption exists in every pore of commerce, and the Latin-American market just happens to have really oily skin." Jason Parks, "From the Buscones to the Big Leagues,"    When we talk about the lower levels of the Toronto Blue Jays farm system, President/CEO Mark Shapiro and GM Ross Atkins would like to have us mention … Continue reading The Blue Jays Have a Problem…..

Blue Jays GM Atkins on the 40-man Roster Additions

The Blue Jays added 5 prospects among some additions and subtractions on Monday to get their 40-man roster to 39 players in advance of the deadline to freeze rosters in advance of next month's Rule 5 draft. Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins admitted that setting a 40-man in advance of the Rule 5 is what … Continue reading Blue Jays GM Atkins on the 40-man Roster Additions

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects – #4 Nate Pearson

https://youtu.be/hx9cLyg3y38 The crowd at Vancouver's Nat Bailey Stadium buzzed with excitement. A hot, hazy, late August afternoon saw the Vancouver Canadians' last home game of the season.  The wildly successful Northwest League affiliate of the Blue Jays had smashed another attendance record, and with a return to the playoffs in the offing at the end … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects – #4 Nate Pearson

Blue Jays Add Prospects at 40-Man Deadline

The Blue Jays added 5 prospects to their 40 man roster today to prevent the possibility of losing them at next month's Rule 5 draft. Catchers Reese McGuire and Danny Jansen, 1B Rowdy Tellez, and Pitchers Thomas Pannone and Conner Greene were added.  Left unprotect included C/1B/DH Max Pentecost, OF Jonathan Davis, and Ps Andrew … Continue reading Blue Jays Add Prospects at 40-Man Deadline

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects – #5 Sean Reid-Foley/Richard Urena

For the first time since I started ranking Blue Jays in 2013, I honestly can't make my mind up about a pair of prospects. RHP Sean Reid-Foley and SS Richard Urena had their struggles at AA this year, but there's still tremendous updside to both.  Perhaps the biggest challenge this year was condensing what's becoming … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects – #5 Sean Reid-Foley/Richard Urena