As we reach (roughly) the mid-point in the minor league season, it was time to catch up with Blue Jays Assistant Director of Player Development Joe Sclafani about the latest developments in the farm system. The Blue Jays have to be pleased with the progress of their minor league system this year. Vladimir Guerrero Jr … Continue reading State of the Farm Update
Toronto Observer photo It was a moment that still stands out some twenty seven months later… I had just settled in at the Phillies minor league complex in Clearwater for a spring training game between the Toronto and Philadelphia minor leaguers (the Blue Jays complex was undergoing a major overhaul, and was closed to the … Continue reading Gabriel Moreno: Catcher of the Future?
The following players got off to good starts in May, and were among the leaders in the Blue Jays system. This is not a ranking of prospects, of course, although several top 10 guys showed why they’re in that stratosphere with a strong month. Hitters 1. Gabriel Moreno, New Hampshir What he hit: the organization’s … Continue reading May Prospect Lines of the Month
C’s prevent a reverse OrgSweep, Moreno goes oppo, Elvis suffers apparent injury, Orelvis heating up, Bisons shut out, Murphy makes rehab appearance. Blue Jays farm report for 5/23:
High A Vancouver 13 Hillsboro 4 The C’s were all that stood in the way of a reverse Org Sweep last night with the other three affiliates losing, but in their first appearance on MiLB. Tv last night, Vancouver pounded out 18 hits to win their sixth in a row. A six-run third inning put … Continue reading Down on the Farm: 5/18
AA New Hampshire 6 Somerset 5 Simeon Woods Richardson was electric, and Gabriel Moreno was hot at the plate as the Fisher Cats walked off the Patriots last night. SWR gave up only one hit - a lead off HR in the 5th, and fanned 8. He had some momentary lapses of control, but otherwise … Continue reading Down on the Farm 5/11
Baseball America photo In their latest ranking of the top IFAs eligible for this year’s July 2nd class, Baseball America has the Blue Jays linked to Venezuelan C Luis Meza, their top-rated backstop and 10th prospect overall. This year’s crop of IFAs has been a challenge to scout and recruit in light of Covid-19, to … Continue reading Blue Jays Poised to Add Catching Depth
Gabriel Moreno - milb.com photo With the roster freeze that will come in advance of December's Rule 5 draft, the Blue Jays have openings on the 40, and decisions to make. Unlike in previous years, there is not necessarily a 40 crunch coming up. The Blue Jays have 5 spots open at the moment, but … Continue reading Who Will the Blue Jays Add to the 40?
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
Hot off the presses this morning...... The Blue Jays have promoted C Gaby Moreno from Extended to Lansing. The athletic Moreno is one of the most exciting under-the-radar prospects in the system. After laying waste to GCL in his first taste of stateside play last year (.413/.455/.562 in 23 games), the 2016 IFA from Venezuela … Continue reading It’s Gaby Time!