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 signed for a record $2.8 million bonus, the top amount ever offered for a prospect from that country. His career has been marked by injury and inconsistency. Converted to relief in 2016, he posted very good numbers for High A Dunedin, but was not able to match that performance this year.
-John Stilson dropped in the 2011 due to concerns about his shoulder, but his high 90s heat was too much for the Blue Jays to pass up in the 3rd round. Despite considerable promise, the reliever has not been able to stay healthy, with the 38 games he appeared in last year a career high.
-Matt Dean won a batting title with Bluefield in 2013, and showed some pop with Dunedin in 2015, but has never quite hit enough for a corner infielder.
-Taylor Cole led minor league baseball in K’s in 2014, but has pitched only 99 innings over the past two years. He was hit hard in his one and only MLB appearance in September.
This page will be updated as players sign.
|Jon Berti||2B||Blue Jays||1/15/18|
|T.J. House||P||White Sox||1/22/18|
|Raffy Lopez||C||San Diego||12/6/17|
|Luis Santos||P||Blue Jays||12/6/17|
|Murphy Smith||P||Blue Jays||1/15/18|