Some names to ponder while we wait for the Blue Jays to release their minor league rosters, an annual rite of spring.......... We're on the cusp of the MLB season, which means that the MiLB campaign start will not be far behind it. Based on conversations with Blue Jays officials, fellow prospect hunters, and my … Continue reading Five Potential Blue Jays Breakout Prospects
https://youtu.be/FwZyCrizwWE Spring training camps have broken, rosters (the Blue Jays bullpen notwithstanding) have been set, and real baseball is nearly upon us. Amateur scouts have been out in full force since February, compiling lists for cross-checkers and scouting directors to get a second set of eyes on when they start piling up the frequent flyer … Continue reading MLB Draft Update: A Look at Corbin Carroll
It received little notice almost a week ago when the Blue Jays received righty reliever Jason Adam in a cash consideration deal from the Royals, but given his performance this spring and the meltdown the Toronto bullpen is currently in the midst of, he may be taking the QEW shuffle before we know it. … Continue reading A Look at Jason Adam
Word comes from Sportsnet's Shi Davidi that C Max Pentecost, the Blue Jays 1st round pick in 2014, has left the team's spring training camp to ponder his future, and may be considering retirement. Injuries have done a great deal to derail Pentecost's career and rob him of development time, but truth be told, he's … Continue reading Pentecost Leaves Camp to Ponder His Future
There's this story about a young pitcher whose team had no choice but to expose him to the Rule 5 draft. They rolled the dice and lost, with another team scooping him up. The young pitcher was hit hard in spring training, and was used mostly in a mop-up role, compiling a 6.49 ERA while … Continue reading What to do about Elvis?
Greetings to all from sunny Florida. Ok, points between the Sarasota and Toronto airports might be more like it. Spring training is starting to wind down, and more and more prospects are being sent to minor league camp from the big league version. Some updates from a week spend in the south.... -as you no … Continue reading Update from MiLB Spring Training….and other stuff
I have to admit to being a bit confused. A little over a month ago, Blue Jays President/CEO Mark Shapiro, when questioned about the incredibly low wages minor leaguers receive, said, "look, it's short-sighted to just say 'pay them more'," sighting improvements in a whole host of areas in the Blue Jays player development system. … Continue reading It’s About Time: Blue Jays to Raise Minor Leaguers’ Pay
This time of year is kind of like being halfway between two distant cell phone towers in terms of stories about minor league baseball. Minor league camps opened last week, and will begin playing games shortly. To that end, here is the schedule of the Blue Jays four full season affiliates : For those of … Continue reading Blue Jays MiLB Links