Blue Jays MiLB Pitcher and Player of the Year

The Blue Jays farm system certainly took a hit in terms of upper level depth with the promotions of Danny Jansen, Ryan Borucki, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Cavan Biggio, and Bo Bichette over the last twelve months, but the organization has rounded quite nicely this summer. There may be a bit of a drop off in … Continue reading Blue Jays MiLB Pitcher and Player of the Year

FBJ Scouting Notes: Groshans, Kirk, Murray

Disclaimer:   I am not a scout, but I'm more than willing to play one on tv.  I do talk to many people around minor league baseball about a variety of things, mostly player development.  The following are the observations of a pair of eyes that have been around for a long time. I journeyed to … Continue reading FBJ Scouting Notes: Groshans, Kirk, Murray

A Look at the Lugnuts

A cursory glance at the Blue Jays Low A Midwest League affiliate reveals a top prospect name or two, and a pitching rotation that looks good in the top half, but has some pretty serious question marks after that. Topping the list of high-profile prospects for Manager Dallas McPherson, who moves up from Vancouver after … Continue reading A Look at the Lugnuts

Five Prospects to Keep an Eye on in 2019

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

The Blue Jays Top 20 – Five Who Just Missed

In putting together a top prospects list, invariably there's some buyer's remorse, and more than a few tweets or comments about who was left off - rest assured that the 11-20 list went through several drafts before it was published. As anyone who has ever coached a team can tell you, when you're selecting players … Continue reading The Blue Jays Top 20 – Five Who Just Missed

Blue Jays Place Six on Rookie Ball Top Prospects Lists

Blue Jays CEO/President Mark Shapiro and GM Ross Atkins spoke several times this summer about the need to develop waves of prospects.  With Danny Jansen, Lourdes Gurriel Jr, and Ryan Borucki having established themselves after making their MLB debuts this summer, the next wave, featuring Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Bo Bichette, and Nate Pearson are not … Continue reading Blue Jays Place Six on Rookie Ball Top Prospects Lists

Blue Jays Minor League All-Star Team

Catcher - Danny Jansen  .275/.390/.473 (MiLB numbers) Jansen solidified his label as the Blue Jays Catcher of the Future with a good season on both sides of the plate, and earned a late season call up as a result. Jansen has long been lauded for his leadership skills, and his ability to handle a Pitching … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League All-Star Team

Blue Jays Minor League Awards

After a season in which five Blue Jays prospects found themselves on Baseball America's Top 100,  and the system itself reached #3 in BA's rankings, the Toronto farm system is on an upward trend.  Prospects like Lourdes Gurriel Jr, Ryan Borucki, and Danny Jansen have established themselves as regulars, and Reese McGuire, Jonathan Davis, Sean Reid-Foley, … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Awards

Bluefield’s Kirk Bashes His Way to Appy All Star Nod

Bluefield's Alejandro Kirk has had a smashing pro debut this season. Signed in the fall of 2016, he was limited to two ABs in the GCL last season, but the C/DH has made up for lost time this season.  The Tijuana native has been the most consistent threat in Bluefield's lineup, and was named to … Continue reading Bluefield’s Kirk Bashes His Way to Appy All Star Nod

Canada’s Newest Favourite Team – the Bluefield Blue Jays

Move over New Hampshire Fisher Cats and your Vlad/Bo travelling Boy Band road show;  take your twenty games over .500 despite shipping out your top prospect every few weeks, Lansing Lugnuts, and have a seat.  Canada has a new favourite minor league team - the Appalachian League's Bluefield Blue Jays. A solid 2017 draft, a … Continue reading Canada’s Newest Favourite Team – the Bluefield Blue Jays