Blue Jays Organizational All Stars: Relievers

MiLB.com photo RHP Adrian Hernandez Look, we know the baseball adage that closers in A ball are a dime a dozen. But if there’s one thing that the ascendancy of a guy like Tim Mayza (who started all of six games as a minor leaguer) has shown, it’s that hard-throwing guys with an out pitch … Continue reading Blue Jays Organizational All Stars: Relievers

Horwitz Captures High A West Top Prospect Award

Csplusbaseball.com+/Niall O’Donohoe photo 1B/DH Spencer Horwitz has had quite a week. The Blue Jays 24th round 2019 draftee was named to the contingent of Toronto prospects headed to the southwest for play in the Arizona Fall League next week, where many top prospects are gathering for further reps and competition against elite opponents. Today, he … Continue reading Horwitz Captures High A West Top Prospect Award

Blue Jays Send Seven to the Desert

Seven Blue Jays prospects have been sent to the Arizona Fall League for some finishing against elite competition, as well (in several cases) to make up for playing time lost to injury this season. https://twitter.com/mitchbannon/status/1445770556117118987?s=21 Gaby Moreno was activated at Buffalo for the end of the AAA season, but obviously needs some time in Arizona … Continue reading Blue Jays Send Seven to the Desert

Blue Jays Organizational All Stars: Starting Pitchers

Joe Territo/milb.com With Nate Pearson and Alek Manoah graduating to the majors this season, competition among starting pitches in the Blue Jays organization was wide open. The quality perhaps drops off after those two fireballers, but Toronto is building some impressive depth at this position just the same. LHP Zach Logue The knock against Logue … Continue reading Blue Jays Organizational All Stars: Starting Pitchers

Blue Jays Organizational All Stars : the Outfield

Chavez Young/legendsondeck.com Let’s just get this out of the way: because the Blue Jays scouting focus when it comes to position players the past few years has been on up-the-middle guys, the pickings at the outfield spots is….on the slim side. But that’s understandable, especially with the organization’s emphasis on run prevention. Branch Rickey famously … Continue reading Blue Jays Organizational All Stars : the Outfield

Blue Jays Organizational All Stars: the Infield

In our last post, we looked at C Gabriel Moreno, the 8th overall prospect according to Baseball America. Let’s go around the infield to have a gander at the top performers in the Blue Jays system. Advanced warning: there will be some multi-positional players on this list. 1B Spencer Horwitz Horwitz fashioned a High A … Continue reading Blue Jays Organizational All Stars: the Infield

FBJ Notebook – MiLB Post-Season Edition

The Buffalo Bisons are set to begin their final home stand of the season tonight (the forecast doesn’t look great), and the playoff bound Bisons received a boost when it was announced yesterday that C Gabriel Moreno, the 8th ranked prospect according to Baseball America, will join the club. Moreno, last seen tearing up AA … Continue reading FBJ Notebook – MiLB Post-Season Edition

Sem Robberse is the Real Deal

dutchbaseballhangout.blog photo    The first thing you want to do after talking to Blue Jays minor league pitcher Sem Robberse is to go to baseball-ref and check his age.  The native of Zeist, Netherlands, won’t turn 20 until October.  Yet, his poise, depth of thought, and the progress he’s made in such a relatively short period … Continue reading Sem Robberse is the Real Deal