Draft Day Edges Closer; Still No Consensus Blue Jays Pick

With the MLB draft now a week and a half away,  several things about the oddest lottery in baseball history are becoming clear.  The draft will be college heavy, primarily because no "pop up" high school players have had a chance to race up draft boards thanks to their play this spring.  And even though … Continue reading Draft Day Edges Closer; Still No Consensus Blue Jays Pick

Candidates Beyond the Obvious for the Blue Jays 1st Round Pick

  As we inch towards baseball's pandemic-shortened draft next month, some interesting names have emerged in connection with the Blue Jays first round pick, fifth overall. Georgia RHP Emerson Hancock has been something of an industry consensus for that selection, and while he does check a number of boxes for the Blue Jays, there are … Continue reading Candidates Beyond the Obvious for the Blue Jays 1st Round Pick

Southpaw Garvin Befuddled Hitters and Base Stealers Alike for Two Months

  Just as Otto Velez was a one-month force for the expansion 1977 Blue Jays, so was LHP Jerry Garvin.  Unlike Velez, Garvin was not a minor league veteran who couldn't crack an MLB roster; plucked from the Twins in the expansion draft, Garvin was still six months away from his 22nd birthday when he … Continue reading Southpaw Garvin Befuddled Hitters and Base Stealers Alike for Two Months