Blue Jays MiLB Pitcher and Player of the Year

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

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A Look at Some Vancouver Canadians

A couple of days spent watching video of Vancouver's series at Hillsboro and Eugene from this past summer have revealed some insights, first of which is that it would be nice if the C's games were streamed on milb.com as well.  Vancouver had an agreement With Shaw, a western cable giant, to telecast several live … Continue reading A Look at Some Vancouver Canadians

Conine Releases Statement Regarding PED Suspension

Blue Jays prospect Griffin Conine, the 52nd player chosen in last June's draft released a statement in view of the 50 game ban he received for a positive performance-enhancing drug this week via Twitter: pic.twitter.com/eY1apWjNAY — Griffin Conine (@Griffin_Co9) November 19, 2018 While minor league drug PED suspensions have become somewhat commonplace (90 this year, … Continue reading Conine Releases Statement Regarding PED Suspension

Blue Jays Instructional League Roster Announced

The Blue Jays have released their 2018 Instructional League roster. What's often interesting about these rosters are some of the names who appear on it: -Jol Concepcion and Naswell Paulino were both considered up-and-coming arms in the system before both were suspended for PED use last fall; -Pitcher Luke Gillingham, who was taken in the … Continue reading Blue Jays Instructional League Roster Announced

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 Select a Pair of Bats in MLB Draft

The Blue Jays, who have shown a preference for middle infielders and pitchers with their top picks in the most recent drafts, added to their growing stable of Short Stops by selecting Texas HS slugger Jordan Groshans with their first pick, 12th overall. Most mock drafts had the bat-first Groshans in the 30s, but the … Continue reading Blue Jays Select a Pair of Bats in MLB Draft

MLB Draft Preview: Griffin Conine

After homering to his pull-side in the first, Griffin Conine showcases his oppo power in AB No. 2 in a 0-2 count. #mlbdraft pic.twitter.com/AYnq24GlnS — Michael Lananna (@mlananna) March 9, 2018 We've learned several things about the early round draft preferences of the Mark Shapiro/Ross Atkins regime over the course of the last two years: … Continue reading MLB Draft Preview: Griffin Conine

MLB Draft Preview #2 (From a Blue Jays Perspective)

The Blue Jays are in a "sweet position" to grab a premium college Pitcher or Outfielder with the 12th pick in June's draft, according to a noted amateur talent evaluator. Jeff Ellis, the lead MLB draft analyst at Scout.com (you can read his most recent mock draft here), feels that given the preferences shown by … Continue reading MLB Draft Preview #2 (From a Blue Jays Perspective)