Pre-Christmas Links and Other Stuff

Let me go behind Baseball America’s paywall a little bit so that you don’t have to…. Geoff Pontes penned an excellent article for BA about ten prospects with intriguing profiles from an analytics perspective. Joey Murray burst onto the scene with a breakout 2019. His low arm slot, combined with a high spin fastball, missed … Continue reading Pre-Christmas Links and Other Stuff

Blue Jays 40 Additions: A Few Non-Surprises, a Few Surprises

The Blue Jays added four players from their minor league system to the 40-man roster in advance of next month’s (maybe) Rule 5 draft, and a fifth player from another organization. It was of no surprise that LHP Zach Logue and SS Leo Jimenez were added. A numbers game forced Logue to start 2021 in … Continue reading Blue Jays 40 Additions: A Few Non-Surprises, a Few Surprises

Blue Jays Have Some Decisions to Make Ahead of Rule 5

With tomorrow being the deadline to declare 40-man rosters in advance of next month’s Rule 5 draft, the Blue Jays have some decisions to make on several players both inside and outside of the 40. The Jays’ 40 currently sits at 33, and it’s hard to see many moves being made today. At the same … Continue reading Blue Jays Have Some Decisions to Make Ahead of Rule 5

C’s Zickel Reflects on a Season Like No Other

“If you would have asked me you were told me this time last year that I'd be here having this conversation with you about having played the season in Hillsboro I don't think anybody would have believed it.” For Vancouver Canadians’ broadcasting and media relations manager Tyler Zickel, 2021 was a season like no other. … Continue reading C’s Zickel Reflects on a Season Like No Other

First Look at the Rule 5 Draft

With the collective agreement between MLB and its players about to expire in less than four weeks, there is considerable uncertainty around many aspects of what constitutes a “normal” off season. Free agency, among other things, is up in the air, and the likelihood of teams making moves before the December 1st expiry date seems … Continue reading First Look at the Rule 5 Draft

Blue Jays Minor League Pitcher of the Year: Trent Palmer

MiLB.com photo His season didn’t get underway until June, and he was limited to 16 starts, but a pair of seven inning no-hitters and a second half in which he was all but unhittable have landed Trent Palmer, the Blue Jays 3rd round pick in 2020, the MiLB PioY Award from this corner. The 6’1/230 … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Pitcher of the Year: Trent Palmer

Blue Jays Minor League Player of the Year: Orelvis Martinez

MLB Pipeline Late last summer, as the alt camp was starting to wind down, 18 year old Orelvis Martinez had earned himself a promotion to Rochester to train and play with the high level prospects there. The Blue Jays felt that despite his young age, he would benefit from the experience. Shortly after joining the … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Player of the Year: Orelvis Martinez