Bluefield's Alejandro Kirk has had a smashing pro debut this season. Signed in the fall of 2016, he was limited to two ABs in the GCL last season, but the C/DH has made up for lost time this season. The Tijuana native has been the most consistent threat in Bluefield's lineup, and was named to … Continue reading Bluefield’s Kirk Bashes His Way to Appy All Star Nod
MLB Rosters expand on September 1st from 25 to 40 players, a tradition that goes back at least a century - Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig was a September call up in both 1923 and 1924, before sticking for good the following season. Minor League regular schedules end on Labour Day, and with AAA Buffalo … Continue reading Who Will the Blue Jays Call Up on September 1st?
Post-season baseball for major league organizations is something of a blessing and a curse. Prospects get to play some pressure-packed baseball down the stretch and into the playoffs, hopefully learning to win together on their way up. On the other hand, particularly at the lower levels, players are tired after a long season (for many, … Continue reading Blue Jays System Readies for Post-Season
Examining candidates to represent the Blue Jays in the Arizona Fall League.
The Dunedin Blue Jays get no love. And their fans (all 161 of them in attendance last night) get even less. The club-owned team is a place for prospects to play in the Blue Jays system, and not much else. When Blue Jays President and CEO Mark Shapiro was asked last fall where the D-Jays … Continue reading Welcome to Minor League Baseball….
RHP Sean Reid-Foley is a study in prospect development. Thought to be a late first round pick in 2014, the Florida High Schooler fell to the 2nd round due to a college committment. The Blue Jays scooped him up with the 49th pick, and while he hit full season ball in just his second year … Continue reading What to Expect from Sean Reid-Foley
During the Alex Anthopolous regime, then-Amateur Scouting Director Blake Parker was given free rein (and, for a while, one of the largest scouting departments in the game) to look for players in non-traditional baseball markets. That approach landed them Anthony Alford in 2012, and a year later, an injured Wisconsin Catcher named Danny Jansen in … Continue reading What to Expect From Danny Jansen
Lost in the hype of the Blue Jays farm system being named one of the top ones in the game this summer has been the play of Buffalo 1B Rowdy Tellez over the past two months. Seemingly headed for Toronto after bashing 23 HRs as a 21-year-old in AA two seasons ago, Tellez appeared headed … Continue reading Time to Take Another Look at Tellez
This is another in a series of posts about the hottest prospects in the Blue Jays system over the past ten days (or so). It's not a re-ranking of the top Blue Jays prospects - that will come out after the minor league season. 1. Cal Stevenson, OF Bluefield. The 10th round pick from Arizona … Continue reading Blue Jays Last Ten Prospect Hot Sheet
We had a chance to catch up with Blue Jays Director of Amateur Scouting Steve Sanders to talk about the crop of players the team selected in June's draft. The Blue Jays played things relatively safe in last year's draft, selecting only one High Schooler (2nd round pick Hagen Danner) with their first 14 picks. … Continue reading Blue Jays Amateur Scouting Director Talks About the June Draft