An 0-4 in the first game of New Hampshire's doubleheader with the Nationals' Harrisburg affiliate yesterday dropped Bo Bichette's average for the season to .264. He struck out 3 times (fanning 6 times in 14 ABs in the series against the Senators), and is hitting .194 over his last 10 games. After leading the minor … Continue reading Is It Time to Be Concerned About Bo?
Last year, with the emergence of Danny Jansen, the acquisition at the previous year's trade deadline of Reese McGuire, and the drafting of Hagen Danner and Riley Adams, Catching became the deepest position in the Blue Jays organization. This year, the team has built on that depth at Short Stop. Leading the way is Bo … Continue reading Short Stop Becoming A Blue Jays Position of Strength
Jordan Romano has come a long way for a guy who started out as a reliever, and whom some feel would be best suited to that role. The Markham, ON native was drafted in the 10th round of the 2014 draft after serving as Oral Roberts' closer. He began his career in the Blue Jays … Continue reading Romano Continues to Impress as a Starter
First, a disclaimer: I love Vladimir Guerrero Jr like he's one of my own sons. In fact, if it were up to me, my wife and I would have another son and call him Vladito (it's not). Before I had seen him play a game, the reports I'd read about him led me to label … Continue reading Beware of Minor League Stats, and Some Thoughts About Jon Harris
The abbreviated week that was around the Blue Jays organization: Buffalo The Bisons visited cross-state rival Rochester for a scheduled three game series this weekend, all three of which were postponed due to winter's late rally. Buffalo travels to Pawtucket to take on the Red Sox affiliate for a trio of games before heading back … Continue reading Blue Jays Farm System Notes – April 5 – 8
There were some ups and downs last year, but the Blue Jays farm system continues to be one on the rise. The amateur scouting department has added some top-flight talent in the past several drafts, the international scouts continue to come up with top prospects, and the high performance staff is expanding its reach throughout … Continue reading The State of the Blue Jays Farm System
Fans in Manchester, NH, home of the Blue Jays AA Eastern League affiliate, have reasons to be excited. Not only did the club extend its Player Development Contract with the Blue Jays for another two seasons last month, their roster released today includes two of the top prospects in all of baseball in the form … Continue reading Fisher Cats Release Roster
TSN's Scott Mitchell suggests that top prospects Vladimir Guerrero Jr and Bo Bichette will face challenges at AA this year, after President/CEO Mark Shapiro confirmed the pair will begin their 2018 season there. The rise of the bash twins is quite remarkable. Both are entering only their third year of pro ball, but are on … Continue reading Vlad and Bo Will be All Right in AA
Thanks to the excellent resources that are available (beyond this one, of course), many Blue Jays fans are now keeping closer tabs on the team's minor league players. For someone who loves the minors just as much as the majors, that's great. There are many ways to keep track of your favourite minor league prospects. … Continue reading Where Will the Top Prospects Play?
Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins has been pumping up his team's prospects beyond the obvious top two in recent appearances. On the west coast last month for the annual Hot Stove Luncheon in Vancouver, Atkins told our friend Charlie Caskey (@CharlieCaskey on Twitter) about 1st rounder Nate Pearson: “It’s unusual for someone to be, I … Continue reading Atkins Bullish on Top Prospects Not Named Vladdy or Bo