3 Blue Jays Prospects Suspended for PED Use

The look says it all.  16 year-old Hugo Cardona of La Sabana, Venezuela, signs his first pro contract on July 2nd of last year.  It's for a modest sum in the land of international bonuses, but it's an opportunity for him and his family to escape the cycle of poverty in his turmoil-filled homeland. Cardona … Continue reading 3 Blue Jays Prospects Suspended for PED Use

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4 Jays Prospects Help Propel Peoria to AFL Title Game

Three Blue Jays prospects have played prominent roles in taking their talent-laden Peoria Javelinas to the Arizona Fall League championship game. OF Jonathan Davis was a 15th round pick in 2013 out of Central Arkansas.  Injuries limited his development early on in his minor league career, but he's been a steady, get-on-base (.376 at A+ … Continue reading 4 Jays Prospects Help Propel Peoria to AFL Title Game

Blue Jays Linked to Top 2018 IFA SS

https://youtu.be/k2iG38mwIq4 Ben Badler of Baseball America attended the showcase of top prospects for next July 2nd in the Dominican Republic earlier this month, and in an article today suggested that the Blue Jays are the odds-on favourite to land 15 year-old SS Orelvis Martinze next summer.  Martinez is expected to command the highest bonus of all IFAs … Continue reading Blue Jays Linked to Top 2018 IFA SS

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #6 T.J. Zeuch

The 2016 1st round pick has found redemption in the desert. Limited to all of 12 innings after a late May stint on the disabled list that stretched into the summer, T.J. Zeuch has been drawing rave reviews for his work in the Arizona Fall League.  Count MLB.com's Mike Rosenbaum, who caught him in action … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #6 T.J. Zeuch

Will a New Team Change Alex Anthopoulos’ ways?

I have to admit to mixed feelings about former Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos, who landed with Atlanta yesterday. When fans almost everywhere were tweeting #FireAA in the early 2-teens, I was a steadfast AA defender, even as his attempted overhaul of the team in the fall of 2012 ultimately proved unsuccessful.  He was a … Continue reading Will a New Team Change Alex Anthopoulos’ ways?

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #7 Logan Warmoth

When it comes to the MLB draft, many fans don't realize that for some teams, selecting a player is the culmination of several years of patiently watching a player develop, and cultivating a relationship with that player, and hoping he'll still be on the board when their turn to select comes. The Blue Jays were … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #7 Logan Warmoth

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #7 Logan Warmoth

When it comes to the MLB draft, many fans don't realize that for some teams, selecting a player is the culmination of several years of patiently watching a player develop, and cultivating a relationship with that player, and hoping he'll still be on the board when their turn to select comes. The Blue Jays were … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #7 Logan Warmoth

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects – #8 Conner Greene

https://youtu.be/UovjEiyrE1o I don't tend to write critically about Blue Jays prospects - I will be the first to admit that.  I prefer to state my opinion about their tools, the strengths, and their weaknesses, and let you the reader form yours. It was during a conversation with Blue Jays Director of Player Development Gil Kim … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects – #8 Conner Greene

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #9 Ryan Borucki

I had a chance to meet Blue Jays President and CEO Mark Shapiro in his Rogers Centre office a few weeks ago.  The plan was to talk about the state of the team's farm system, but it developed instead into a wide-ranging discussion about the team and baseball in general. One thing that Shapiro said … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #9 Ryan Borucki