Through 4 starts last June, New Hampshire's Jonathan Harris was all but unhittable. The 2015 1st round pick from Missouri State allowed but 2 earned runs during that stretch, which he kicked off with 6 no-hit innings against Akron, who he would stymie again in the Eastern League finals two months later. With added velocity … Continue reading Jon Harris Knows He Has to be Better
Blue Jays Director of Player Development Gil Kim gives a wide-ranging update on the Blue Jays farm system.
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Some links related to the Blue Jays farm system, for your clicking pleasure.... New Hampshire's Forrest Wall impressed many with his speed and athleticism after coming over via trade from the Rockies this summer. There was no award for the Eastern League finals MVP last season, but if there was one, it surely would've … Continue reading Blue Jays MiLB Weekly Update
When Mark Shapiro talks about how tough it is to compete with the Yankees and Red Sox, he makes sure to say that he's not making excuses. Always gracious with his limited time, Shapiro gave us a half an hour last week to talk about the recent experience of a number of Blue Jays prospects … Continue reading Mark Shapiro on Developing the Blue Jays Team Culture
Well....let's hope you all made it through polar vortex week better than my family room window, which now sports a parabola of a crack from top to bottom thanks to the extreme temps. It's been a bit of a black hole for minor league news in the usual down period after Christmas, but things … Continue reading Blue Jays MiLB Weekly
The minor leagues may be more about development than they are about winning, but there are times when the two concepts are on parallel tracks, and the results can be rewarding for fans of the team both near and far. Such was the case with the 2018 New Hampshire Fisher Cats, who romped to the … Continue reading Recapping New Hampshire’s Run to the Eastern League Title
Lots and lots of Top 100 prospect lists came out this week. Among the more respected lists, Blue Jays prospects placed well: Baseball America: 1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr 8. Bo Bichette 42. Danny Jansen 70. Nate Pearson 84. Eric Pardinho 89. Jordan Groshans 91. Kevin Smith MLB Pipeline: 1. Guerrero 11. Bichette 65. Jansen 76. … Continue reading Top 100 Prospects: Which Blue Jays Are on the Cusp?
In their 42-year history, the Blue Jays have drafted 70 players in the first round (this total includes supplemental picks). Roya Halladay, who was announced as one of this year's Hall of Fame entrants earlier this week, was the best of those first rounders the team ever made, and it's not particularly close. The Colorado … Continue reading Halladay the Greatest Blue Jays First Round Pick Ever
At 5'8"/175, Blue Jays minor league hitting instructor Matt Young did not get a lot of attention in his draft year of 2004, even though he had put up very good numbers (.364/.476/.480, 43 steals, and 50 more walks than strikeouts) in his final year at New Mexico. Atlanta decided to take a chance … Continue reading A Conversation with Blue Jays MiLB Hitting Coach Matt Young