Jays Place Prospects on BA’s Top 20 Lists

You'll have to go behind their pay wall to read all the details, but a combined four Blue Jays prospects have made it to Baseball America's Top 20 International and Eastern League Prospects lists. To the surprise of no one, Vladimir Guerrero Jr was named the EL's top prospect.  As BA pointed out, having top prospects on … Continue reading Jays Place Prospects on BA’s Top 20 Lists

Blue Jays Minor League All-Star Team

Catcher - Danny Jansen  .275/.390/.473 (MiLB numbers) Jansen solidified his label as the Blue Jays Catcher of the Future with a good season on both sides of the plate, and earned a late season call up as a result. Jansen has long been lauded for his leadership skills, and his ability to handle a Pitching … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League All-Star Team

Blue Jays Instructional League Roster Announced

The Blue Jays have released their 2018 Instructional League roster. What's often interesting about these rosters are some of the names who appear on it: -Jol Concepcion and Naswell Paulino were both considered up-and-coming arms in the system before both were suspended for PED use last fall; -Pitcher Luke Gillingham, who was taken in the … Continue reading Blue Jays Instructional League Roster Announced

Blue Jays Minor League Awards

After a season in which five Blue Jays prospects found themselves on Baseball America's Top 100,  and the system itself reached #3 in BA's rankings, the Toronto farm system is on an upward trend.  Prospects like Lourdes Gurriel Jr, Ryan Borucki, and Danny Jansen have established themselves as regulars, and Reese McGuire, Jonathan Davis, Sean Reid-Foley, … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Awards

Bluefield Broadcaster Helton Reflects on a Successful Season

Note:  I spoke with Bluefield Blue Jays broadcaster Zach Helton several weeks ago.  Technical problems and the limitations of the 24 hour day prevented me from fully transcribing this great hour-long interview until now.   Many thanks to Zach for his time and insights.   Bluefield Blue Jays broadcaster Zach Helton is a local boy who's … Continue reading Bluefield Broadcaster Helton Reflects on a Successful Season

Fisher Cats Win, Lugs Lose in Extras in Play Off Openers

It was win one, lose one for Blue Jays affiliates in minor league post season play last night. The AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats and Lansing Lunguts opened their division series at home.  The Cats blanked Trenton, 8-0, while the Lugnuts fell to Bowling Green 4-3 in 10 innings. TJ Zeuch gave New Hampshire 6 … Continue reading Fisher Cats Win, Lugs Lose in Extras in Play Off Openers

A Look at Demi Orimoloye

The Blue Jays got younger, more athletic, and considerably more Canadian when they acquired OF Demi Orimoloye from the Brewers last night for veteran Curtis Granderson. Oluwademilade Oluwadamilola Orimoloye was born in Nigeria, but moved to Canada as a toddler.  He attended St Matthew Catholic College in Ottawa, and joined the Canadian National Junior team … Continue reading A Look at Demi Orimoloye