Blue Jays Organizational All Stars: the Infield

In our last post, we looked at C Gabriel Moreno, the 8th overall prospect according to Baseball America. Let’s go around the infield to have a gander at the top performers in the Blue Jays system. Advanced warning: there will be some multi-positional players on this list. 1B Spencer Horwitz Horwitz fashioned a High A … Continue reading Blue Jays Organizational All Stars: the Infield

Kevin Smith Rises Once Again

Write Kevin Smith off as a prospect at your peril. https://twitter.com/buffalobisons/status/1404958426447462400?s=21 As a 4th round pick in 2017, Smith had the glove-first label applied. Baseball America’s evaluation was pretty much the industry’s consensus: Coming out of high school, Smith was small and skinny. Scouts liked his glove actions and arm strength, but he needed to … Continue reading Kevin Smith Rises Once Again

Down on the Farm: 6/5

https://twitter.com/dunedinbluejays/status/1401337772846297093?s=21 AA New Hampshire 8 Binghamton 3 The Fisher Cats used the long ball and a 5-run 8th inning to snap a five-game losing streak last night. Samad Taylor hit a pair of homers for New Hampshire, including a three-run opposite field shot to the short right field porch in that 8th inning explosion to … Continue reading Down on the Farm: 6/5

Down on the Farm: 5/25

AAA Buffalo 5 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 SS Kevin Smith hit a bomb to CF in the top of the 9th to break a 2-2 tie and send the Bisons on to victory: https://twitter.com/buffalobisons/status/1397364168685092864?s=21 With scheduled starter Alek Manoah on his way to New York to make his MLB debut tomorrow, Connor Overton was pressed into making … Continue reading Down on the Farm: 5/25

Who Will the Blue Jays Add to the 40?

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?

Mark Shapiro on Developing the Blue Jays Team Culture

When Mark Shapiro talks about how tough it is to compete with the Yankees and Red Sox, he makes sure to say that he's not making excuses. Always gracious with his limited time, Shapiro gave us a half an hour last week to talk about the recent experience of a number of Blue Jays prospects … Continue reading Mark Shapiro on Developing the Blue Jays Team Culture