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?
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 can't see it unless you're there, but there is a wide array of data being collected at each and every minor league game. Behind home plate sit scouts with notebooks and radar guns, as well as last night's Pitcher, who is charting pitches. Further up, somewhere in the press box level is a Trackman … Continue reading When is it time to Promote a Prospect?
The Blue Jays announced their minor league instructional staffs this week, and there was a mix of old and new faces. Tim Raines was welcomed back into the organization after having accepted an ambassadorship position with the White Sox. Formerly a roving Base Running and Outfield coach with the Blue Jays, Raines will be serving … Continue reading Blue Jays Bring in New Faces to Minor League Staffs