Don’t Count Your Prospects Before They’re Hatched

I'm not normally one to single someone out like this, but here goes: The Blue Jays' talent in the upper levels of the minors is really something. They could trade virtually their entire infield on July 31, and then some, and still be better (and cheaper) next year: Donaldson -> Vlad Solarte -> Bo Travis … Continue reading Don’t Count Your Prospects Before They’re Hatched

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Blue Jays Last Ten Hot Sheet

Ok, if you're scoring at home, it's been a little more than ten days since the last post. This is not a ranking of the Blue Jays Top 10 prospects - it's a snapshot of who the top performers have been. 1.  Ryan Noda, Lansing Noda tops the charts for the second straight time.  This … Continue reading Blue Jays Last Ten Hot Sheet

A Look at the Bluefield Blue Jays

The Bluefield Jays of the Appalachian League start play tonight. The Jays have been a Toronto affiliate since 2011.  Even though it's near the bottom of the minor league ladder, playing in Bluefield is a big jump from the complex leagues.  For many players, particularly high schoolers, it's their first extended experience with travel, and … Continue reading A Look at the Bluefield Blue Jays

Kevin Smith Is This Year’s Prospect on the Rise

One of the best aspects of following the Blue Jays system is watching the rise of a breakout prospect.  In 2014, we watched Dalton Pompey begin the year in High A, and finish it in the majors.  Anthony Alford was 2015's breakout prospect after giving up his college football commitment.  In 2016, Conner Greene added … Continue reading Kevin Smith Is This Year’s Prospect on the Rise

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Position Prospects

"There are no shortcuts." Of all the correspondence this blog has had with Blue Jays President/CEO Mark Shapiro over the past year, that aphorism stands out the most.  It underscores the approach this management group takes to organization building, a methodology that eschews the quick fix.  Players will be challenged, but they won't be rushed.  … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Position Prospects

Blue Jays Last Ten Days Hot Sheet

Here's a little project that has been long in the thinking process, but has only recently come into execution. The following are the top five Blue Jays prospects based on their performance over the past week and a half.  It's not a re-ranking of the top prospects, but just a snapshot of the hottest players … Continue reading Blue Jays Last Ten Days Hot Sheet