I hate to give things away in the first paragraph, but Ronny Brito's performance so far as a pro could be called Trouble With the Curve. Still, with plus defensive skills and elite bat speed, there's enough projection remaining with him that he's still an interesting, if fringe prospect. Brito was signed for $2 million … Continue reading A Look At Ronny Brito
Think of the thinnest things you know. Like the average supermodel, your bank account the day before payday, Doug Ford's knowledge of government, or your average safety razor. That appears to be the margin between success and failure for RHP Andrew Sopko, acquired along with 2B Ronnie Brito from the Dodgers this weekend for Russell Martin. … Continue reading A Look at Andrew Sopko
The Toronto Blue Jays released news of additions and moves among their minor league personnel yesterday: Among the bigger moves was the promotion of Hunter Mense to Hitting Co-ordinator after serving as New Hampshire's Hitting Coach last year, and long-time Jays staffer John Tamargo to Latin America Field Co-ordinator from the DSL Jays Managing … Continue reading Blue Jays Announce Minor League Staffs
I have to admit it: after seeing Brock Lundquist, the Blue Jays' 6th round pick from Long Beach State last summer in person and online with Vancouver, I did not come away impressed. I found his swing to be long, and his pitch recognition lacking, making for some lengthy swings-and-misses. In the Northwest League playoffs, … Continue reading Lundquist’s 2018 Moving Him onto the Prospect Radar
RHP Joey Murray, the Blue Jays 8th round pick in last June's draft, was very hard to see last year. Pitching for Vancouver in tandem with 4th rounder Sean Wymer, Murray's pitches were very closely monitored last summer, and his stints were limited to two innings after throwing 95 for Kent State. And with only … Continue reading Joey Murray Hopes to Continue His Disappearing Act
One of the most accomplished athletes to ever put on a uniform representing a Toronto team not only did so for one team in the 1920s, but did so for three.
As 2018 slowly winds its way down, it's a good time to look at players who put up solid numbers last year, but have been overlooked somewhat in the overall Blue Jays prospect picture. Ryan Noda What he did: Noda led the minor leagues in walks with 109 last year, as did his .421 OBP. … Continue reading Five Prospects to Keep an Eye on in 2019
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Mock Drafts are like Christmas music in stores and on the radio: every year, they seem to appear even earlier than the year before. With that it mind, it's always good to unwrap the stocking stuffer that is Baseball America's first look at the 2019 draft. Scouting Directors right now are looking over the reports their … Continue reading 2019 Mock Draft – Far Too Early Edition
A couple of things came this way over the past few days. A Blue Jays official said that the team should have their minor league staffs finalized early in the New Year. Interviews have been taking place since November. Last year, the Blue Jays had a signficant turnover in staff, bringing in many instructors who … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notes