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

Update from MiLB Spring Training….and other stuff

Greetings to all from sunny Florida.  Ok, points between the Sarasota and Toronto airports might be more like it. Spring training is starting to wind down, and more and more prospects are being sent to minor league camp from the big league version. Some updates from a week spend in the south.... -as you no … Continue reading Update from MiLB Spring Training….and other stuff

Top 100 Prospects: Which Blue Jays Are on the Cusp?

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?

A Look Back at the Blue Jays 2017 IFA Signings

Vladimir Guerrero headlined the Blue Jays 2015 International Free Agent class, and the bonus pool penalty the team experienced the following year, but their 2017 group may be the best the Blue Jays have ever assembled. And that's saying something.  The Blue Jays have been active in the International market for some time.  The 2011 … Continue reading A Look Back at the Blue Jays 2017 IFA Signings

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects

With a preference for acquiring and developing up-the-middle players who can slide to other defensive positions, the Blue Jays farm system continued its ascension into the upper tiers of baseball's elite organizations in 2018. With 15 prospects scattered among the Top 20 in Baseball America's rankings of each minor league this fall (tied for 3rd with … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects

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 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

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

Blue Jays Last 10 Prospect Hot Sheet

These are the top performers in the Blue Jays minor league system over the past ten days. 1.  Grffin Conine, Vancouver OF The 2nd round pick in June's draft needed a short period to acclimate to pro ball, and he's been on a tear ever since.  Conine blasted 3 Home Runs over the past 10, … Continue reading Blue Jays Last 10 Prospect Hot Sheet

Blue Jays Last Ten Hot Sheet

Ok, if you're scoring at home, it's been a little more than ten days since the last post. This is not a ranking of the Blue Jays Top 10 prospects - it's a snapshot of who the top performers have been. 1.  Ryan Noda, Lansing Noda tops the charts for the second straight time.  This … Continue reading Blue Jays Last Ten Hot Sheet