Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts May 14th Edition

A day late, but hopefully not a dollar short. Dunedin Blue Jays/MiLB.com photo WHO’S HOT………top performers over the past seven days LINES OF THE WEEK May 11th - Cuban southpaw Kendry Rojas received some notice last year when he struck out almost 15 batters/9 in the Complex league. He’s had some uneven results in Low … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts May 14th Edition

C’s Announce Opening Day Roster

The Vancouver Canadians are holding a media day today as they officially announce the roster for the return of baseball to the Lower Mainland for the first time since 2019. The biggest surprise is the return of Adam Kloffenstein, who will spend a third season in Vancouver (the first of which was with the short-season … Continue reading C’s Announce Opening Day Roster

System Updates

With Florida not being exactly a desired spring destination quite yet, news from Blue Jays minor league spring training has been sparse to say the least. There are a few things to update you on, though…. Leading off……https://twitter.com/tombaseball29/status/1507863677818396672?s=21&t=mAG_R3Dwz4ZEZtyk6PpbmQ Perhaps this is only important to the players and their families, but you have to feel for … Continue reading System Updates

Blue Jays 40 Additions: A Few Non-Surprises, a Few Surprises

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

Blue Jays Have Some Decisions to Make Ahead of Rule 5

With tomorrow being the deadline to declare 40-man rosters in advance of next month’s Rule 5 draft, the Blue Jays have some decisions to make on several players both inside and outside of the 40. The Jays’ 40 currently sits at 33, and it’s hard to see many moves being made today. At the same … Continue reading Blue Jays Have Some Decisions to Make Ahead of Rule 5

A Look Back at the Blue Jays 2017 IFA Signings

Vladimir Guerrero headlined the Blue Jays 2015 International Free Agent class, and the bonus pool penalty the team experienced the following year, but their 2017 group may be the best the Blue Jays have ever assembled. And that's saying something.  The Blue Jays have been active in the International market for some time.  The 2011 … Continue reading A Look Back at the Blue Jays 2017 IFA Signings

Blue Jays Place Six on Rookie Ball Top Prospects Lists

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

Short Stop Becoming A Blue Jays Position of Strength

Last year, with the emergence of Danny Jansen, the acquisition at the previous year's trade deadline of Reese McGuire, and the drafting of Hagen Danner and Riley Adams, Catching became the deepest position in the Blue Jays organization. This year, the team has built on that depth at Short Stop. Leading the way is Bo … Continue reading Short Stop Becoming A Blue Jays Position of Strength