by Mason McRae You may have some scrolling to do, but here is a thorough look at the first ten rounds of next June's draft, including bonus predictions and scouting reports.
RHP Luis Quiñones, who was lights out in the Vancouver bullpen this year, received an 80 game ban today for a positive test for Nandrolone, a steroid which aids recovery, as well as building muscle by producing protein. Quiñones, a 34th round find out of Juco power San Jacinto last June, fanned 47 in 30 … Continue reading Blue Jays Prospect Receives 80 Game PED Ban
Five days after the World Series ends, the minor league free agency period begins. Here is a list of players in the Blue Jays system who will be eligible when that date arrives.
The Blue Jays have added RHP Jackson Rees to the complement of players the Blue Jays have sent to the Arizona Fall League, bringing up the total number of Toronto prospects to 7. Unlike past years, Toronto is not sending a top prospect to the southwest, with SS Kevin Smith (ranked 13 by MLB … Continue reading Blue Jays Round Out Arizona Contingent
Coming in at number 16 is Patrick Murphy, once a highly touted arm in the system. He’s turned into a fringe Blue Jay in the future. Coming off a stellar 2018 season in New Hampshire and Dunedin, he took a step backwards in 2019 after making some serious mechanical adjustments, and having a … Continue reading Blue Jays Top 25 Under 25: #16 Patrick Murphy
When you've been writing about the Blue Jays farm system for some time, you develop a network of contacts in various roles inside and outside of the organization. It's immensely helpful when you can't see more than a fraction of games across the system in person. When it comes to the disappointing season the Blue … Continue reading Blue Jays Need to Clean House in Vancouver
By Mason McRae With fifteen Blue Jays games remaining, it’s safe to say that the Jays will be selecting fifth overall in the 2020 MLB Draft. They currently sit two games behind the Royals for the fourth overall pick and three and a half games ahead of the Mariners, who sit with the sixth overall … Continue reading Blue Jays End of the Year 2020 Draft Update
By Mason McRae Coming in at number 17 is an interesting player in Elvis Luciano, the Rule 5 pick for the Jays an offseason ago. Luciano was the first player born in the 21st Century to make it to the majors, and was easily the youngest player in the game on Opening Day. So, failure … Continue reading Blue Jays Top 25 Under 25: #17 Elvis Luciano
By Mason McRae Coming in at number 18 is Miguel Hiraldo, a 19 year old from the Dominican Republic. Hiraldo can play the entire infield and has a really good shot at being the Future Blue Jays 3rd Baseman of the future. Hiraldo started the year and played the majority of it in Rookie … Continue reading Blue Jays Top 25 Under 25: #18 Miguel Hiraldo
Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons penned a column today entitled "The Fight to Bring Bo Bichette to the Blue Jays." Normally, I don't tend to bite when a Toronto media guy who usually covers hockey dangles a bit of clickbait, but this article is not much more than a thinly disguised Shatkins pile on. I won't even … Continue reading A Toronto Sun Columnist and the ‘Real’ Story on Bo Bichette