Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts

The week that was in the Blue Jays system…. @BallparkGuide (Malcolm MacMillan) photo WHO’S HOT WHO’S NOT https://twitter.com/francysromerofr/status/1516865695081979910?s=21&t=DkHW201CSyYeldtYRBin5Q As first reported by our great source for all things Cuban, Francys Romero, the Blue Jays are about to sign (or perhaps have signed, although nothing has shown up on the MiLB transactions page) Cuban RHP Rafael … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts

Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts

Rain and lots of it was the order of the end of the week at three levels of the system. Over the past seven days, the OPS leaders in the system: Top Hitters Top Pitching Performances April 12th Maximo Castillo. April 17th Maximo Castillo Those two performances, the first in New Hampshire’s home opener, secured … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts

Two Nights, Two Outstanding Pitching Perfomances

With an abbreviated spring training, MLB hitters may be ahead of the pitchers at the moment, but such does not appear to be the case in minor league ball, which did start the spring on time. Strong pitching performances have been numerous in the Blue Jays system, and superb outings by Dunedin’s Matt Svanson and … Continue reading Two Nights, Two Outstanding Pitching Perfomances

Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts

Some notes and thoughts after the first weekend of play in the Blue Jays farm system. In the past, I’ve tried to post daily game summaries, and that’s just beyond the realities of the 24 hour day for me. This season, I’ll endeavour to have something up every Monday (Tuesday at the latest). Now THIS … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts

Fisher Cats Opening Day Roster

New Hampshire released their roster yesterday, a group that includes 5 Top 25 prospects. Leading the way is SS Orelvis Martinez, who was expected to begin at Vancouver, but an impressive spring convinced the organization that he could handle the jump to AA. High A pitchers got Orelvis to chase spin on the outer half … Continue reading Fisher Cats Opening Day Roster

D-Jays Announce 2022 Roster

Hot on the heels of Vancouver releasing their season roster, Dunedin announced theirs yesterday morning. No less than five top 30 prospects will suit up for Dunedin. Leading the way is LHP Rickey Tiedemann (6th), and RHP Dahian Santos (28). Tiedemann’s stock rose tremendously in his 2021 draft year, and he’ll make his pro debut … Continue reading D-Jays Announce 2022 Roster

C’s Announce Opening Day Roster

The Vancouver Canadians are holding a media day today as they officially announce the roster for the return of baseball to the Lower Mainland for the first time since 2019. The biggest surprise is the return of Adam Kloffenstein, who will spend a third season in Vancouver (the first of which was with the short-season … Continue reading C’s Announce Opening Day Roster

System Updates

With Florida not being exactly a desired spring destination quite yet, news from Blue Jays minor league spring training has been sparse to say the least. There are a few things to update you on, though…. Leading off……https://twitter.com/tombaseball29/status/1507863677818396672?s=21&t=mAG_R3Dwz4ZEZtyk6PpbmQ Perhaps this is only important to the players and their families, but you have to feel for … Continue reading System Updates

Projecting the Rotations: Buffalo

Unlike the past few seasons, there will be no top pitching prospect starting (or maybe finishing, for that matter) their season in Buffalo. Adam Kloffenstein at AA might be a candidate for a late season promotion to Buffalo, but otherwise we’re looking at minor league veteran/fringe MLBers at this point. There is no Alek Manoah, … Continue reading Projecting the Rotations: Buffalo