Well....let's hope you all made it through polar vortex week better than my family room window, which now sports a parabola of a crack from top to bottom thanks to the extreme temps. It's been a bit of a black hole for minor league news in the usual down period after Christmas, but things … Continue reading Blue Jays MiLB Weekly
The minor leagues may be more about development than they are about winning, but there are times when the two concepts are on parallel tracks, and the results can be rewarding for fans of the team both near and far. Such was the case with the 2018 New Hampshire Fisher Cats, who romped to the … Continue reading Recapping New Hampshire’s Run to the Eastern League Title
Our good internet friend Clayton Richer over at Jays Journal suggested that the Blue Jays should re-sign OF Harold Ramirez, who was granted free agency as a six year minor league veteran earlier this month. On the surface, it makes a lot of sense. After a disappointing 2017, Ramirez made some adjustments this season to … Continue reading Should the Blue Jays Re-Sign Harold Ramirez?
The Blue Jays made a number of roster moves yesterday ahead of next month's Rule 5 draft. A bunch of bullpen arms were moved in order to free up some space on the 40-man roster. Jose Fernandez was picked up by the Tigers on a waiver claim, Justin Shafer was outrighted to Buffalo, while Rhiner … Continue reading Blue Jays Make Roster Moves Ahead of Rule 5
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
Catcher - Danny Jansen .275/.390/.473 (MiLB numbers) Jansen solidified his label as the Blue Jays Catcher of the Future with a good season on both sides of the plate, and earned a late season call up as a result. Jansen has long been lauded for his leadership skills, and his ability to handle a Pitching … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League All-Star Team
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