The minor leagues may be more about development than they are about winning, but there are times when the two concepts are on parallel tracks, and the results can be rewarding for fans of the team both near and far. Such was the case with the 2018 New Hampshire Fisher Cats, who romped to the … Continue reading Recapping New Hampshire’s Run to the Eastern League Title
Lots and lots of Top 100 prospect lists came out this week. Among the more respected lists, Blue Jays prospects placed well: Baseball America: 1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr 8. Bo Bichette 42. Danny Jansen 70. Nate Pearson 84. Eric Pardinho 89. Jordan Groshans 91. Kevin Smith MLB Pipeline: 1. Guerrero 11. Bichette 65. Jansen 76. … Continue reading Top 100 Prospects: Which Blue Jays Are on the Cusp?
Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Manager John Schneider has travelled a long road, and like many of the players on the championship teams he's managed the past two seasons, he's on the cusp of a Major League job. A career Blue Jay, Schneider was originally drafted by the Tigers in the 24th round of the … Continue reading Blue Jays MiLB Schneider Developing Alongside his Players
Some evaluators will give you their Top 30, or even Top 50 prospects for a team. Truth be told, the differences in terms of overall tools and MLB potential gets less and less the farther you go down an organization's list of prospects, which is why it's very tough to get past the Top 20. … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 11-20 Prospects
Many people who knew Hunter Mense warned him about taking the hitting coach job at AA New Hampshire. After a season in the Padres' organization, Mense had been recommended for the position last off-season by the Blue Jays newly hired minor league hitting co-ordinator, Guillermo Martinez. Mense interviewed for the position, and two days later … Continue reading Fisher Cats Hitting Coach Reflects on Championship Season
You'll have to go behind their pay wall to read all the details, but a combined four Blue Jays prospects have made it to Baseball America's Top 20 International and Eastern League Prospects lists. To the surprise of no one, Vladimir Guerrero Jr was named the EL's top prospect. As BA pointed out, having top prospects on … Continue reading Jays Place Prospects on BA’s Top 20 Lists
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
Examining candidates to represent the Blue Jays in the Arizona Fall League.
After hitting his 6th Homer of the year (good for 2nd in the Eastern League) this afternoon, it's high time we had a closer look at New Hampshire UT Cavan Biggio. The Blue Jays selected Biggio in the 5th round in 2016. Clearly, they were higher on him than Baseball America was: As you would expect for … Continue reading It’s Time to Look at Cavan Biggio
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