Taking a Look Back at the Undervalued 2011 Blue Jays Draft Class

By Mason McRae The best part about the Blue Jays 2011 class, is the fact that they didn’t sign their first round pick (Tyler Beede), and completely whiffed on Jacob Anderson - the highest selected of four compensation picks. So let’s start with the four Compensation picks - Jacob Anderson, Joe Musgrove, Dwight Smith Jr, … Continue reading Taking a Look Back at the Undervalued 2011 Blue Jays Draft Class

Young Credits Improved Approach to Second Half Turnaround

Chavez Young burst onto the prospect radar last season with a power-speed flourish, becoming the only player in all of minor league baseball with 50+ extra base hits and 40 stolen bases. Promoted to Dunedin from Lansing last year, Young had some difficulty making the adjustment to the pitcher-friendly Florida State League, and after slashing … Continue reading Young Credits Improved Approach to Second Half Turnaround

Blue Jays Continue to Value Starting Pitching Above All Else

  Blue Jays GM said in a post-trade deadline interview that the team has assembled a group of at least 20 starting Pitchers who they feel could take a spot in an MLB rotation. Meeting with the Toronto media yesterday, CEO/President Mark Shapiro went a step further, and identified three waves of starters who we … Continue reading Blue Jays Continue to Value Starting Pitching Above All Else