New Hampshire released their roster yesterday, a group that includes 5 Top 25 prospects. Leading the way is SS Orelvis Martinez, who was expected to begin at Vancouver, but an impressive spring convinced the organization that he could handle the jump to AA. High A pitchers got Orelvis to chase spin on the outer half … Continue reading Fisher Cats Opening Day Roster
The Blue Jays added four players from their minor league system to the 40-man roster in advance of next month’s (maybe) Rule 5 draft, and a fifth player from another organization. It was of no surprise that LHP Zach Logue and SS Leo Jimenez were added. A numbers game forced Logue to start 2021 in … Continue reading Blue Jays 40 Additions: A Few Non-Surprises, a Few Surprises
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!
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
The Bluefield Jays of the Appalachian League start play tonight. The Jays have been a Toronto affiliate since 2011. Even though it's near the bottom of the minor league ladder, playing in Bluefield is a big jump from the complex leagues. For many players, particularly high schoolers, it's their first extended experience with travel, and … Continue reading A Look at the Bluefield Blue Jays
The lousy weather that hit much of the northeastern part of the continent meant that there wasn't a lot of minor league ball to watch this weekend. However, Jason Woodell (@JasonAtTheGame on Twitter), who scouts prospects in Florida and contributes to several sites as well as his own, took in some Blue Jays Extended Spring … Continue reading Notes on Blue Jays’ IFAs from Extended
Baseball America recently released their Top 20 Gulf Coast League prospects, and after Bo Bichette made the list at number 4 last year (despite missing a month of the short season), no Blue Jays were to be found on the list this time around. BA's Ben Badler said that SS Luis De los Santos received … Continue reading No Blue Jays Crack BA’s Top 20 GCL Prospects List