Here it is folks......a first look at which Blue Jays minor league players who must be placed on the 40 man roster next month in order to protect them from exposure in the Rule 5 Draft. A closer look will be forthcoming.....
The Blue Jays Top 10 was a fairly obvious group. Most lists I've seen have had the same 10 or 11 players in various forms of order. Consensus was fairly easy. When we move down to the next tier of prospects, there is some depth, but things are not as cut and dried as they … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects 11-20
Baseball has undergone a technological revolution over the last decade. Spreadsheet-savvy analysts have become major influences in front offices, high-tech devices like Rapsodo and Edgertronic help Pitchers design better pitches while Motus sleeves determine stress on their UCLs, and tools like Diamond Kinetics' swing tracker help determine bat speed and launch angle. Teams are hiring … Continue reading MLB’s Proposed MiLB Changes: What Will it Mean From a Blue Jays Perspective?
To the surprise of no one, you will find Nate Pearson atop very Toronto Blue Jays top prospect list you can google. To be honest, even if Bo Bichette had not graduated to the minors, I had Pearson pencilled in as our top prospect by mid-July, such has been his body of work and upside. … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects: #1 Nate Pearson
When you're talking about top ten prospects, you're talking about players who have a chance to become MLB regulars, maybe even stars. But there are no guarantees. Jordan Groshans is about as close to one as you're going to get, though. A foot injury limited him to only 23 Midwest League games this year, but … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects: #2 Jordan Groshans
Believe me folks. I've been mulling this one over for a while. As far as the Blue Jays 3rd, 4th, and 5th ranked prospects are concerned, Alek Manoah, Adam Kloffenstein, and Simeon Woods Richardson would fit the bill. But not necessarily in that order. And that's the reason for my extended musing. All have tremendous … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects: 3/4/5
Leaders for selected stats in the Blue Jays system (qualifiers only):
It's pretty heady when scouts are comparing you to a Hall of Famer. Orelvis Martinez, signed to the second highest bonus in last year's IFA class, was compared to Adrian Beltre prior to inking a contract with the Blue Jays. Now, that's a pretty tough comp to live up to, but after skipping the … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects: #6 Orelvis Martinez
After breaking the bank on Vladimir Guerrero Jr in 2015, the Blue Jays were limited in the IFA game the following year. The penalty they incurred for going over their bonus pool was a $300K bonus limit to any one player in 2016, which resulted in some bargain hunting. Francisco Plasencia, a Toronto scout based … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects: #7 Gabriel Moreno
Cavan Biggio certainly made a splash with the big club this summer, but another Blue Jays 2nd Baseman of the future may be found ready to burst onto the full season scene next year in Miguel Hiraldo. Originally signed as a SS in 2017, the 5'11" Hiraldo is listed at 170 lbs, but our good … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects: #8 Miguel Hiraldo