Down on the Farm: 6/1

Bisons walk off a walk off W, D-Jays lose in the 9th, C’s hit into a triple play, and Fisher Cats fall short. Farm report for 6/1.

Kevin Smith Is This Year’s Prospect on the Rise

One of the best aspects of following the Blue Jays system is watching the rise of a breakout prospect.  In 2014, we watched Dalton Pompey begin the year in High A, and finish it in the majors.  Anthony Alford was 2015's breakout prospect after giving up his college football commitment.  In 2016, Conner Greene added … Continue reading Kevin Smith Is This Year’s Prospect on the Rise

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Position Prospects

"There are no shortcuts." Of all the correspondence this blog has had with Blue Jays President/CEO Mark Shapiro over the past year, that aphorism stands out the most.  It underscores the approach this management group takes to organization building, a methodology that eschews the quick fix.  Players will be challenged, but they won't be rushed.  … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Position Prospects

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

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

Where Will the Top Prospects Play?

Thanks to the excellent resources that are available (beyond this one, of course), many Blue Jays fans are now keeping closer tabs on the team's minor league players. For someone who loves the minors just as much as the majors, that's great. There are many ways to keep track of your favourite minor league prospects.  … Continue reading Where Will the Top Prospects Play?

Who’s the Next Blue Jays Top 100 Prospect?

After some lean years in terms of elite prospects, these are heady times for Blue Jays fans. Vladimir Guerrero Jr (4th), Bo Bichette (19th), and Anthony Alford (58th) cracked Baseball Prospectus' Top 101 list earlier today , and just a few hours ago, Fangraphs released their Top 100,  with Guerrero 3rd, Bichette 9th, Alford 36th, Danny Jansen … Continue reading Who’s the Next Blue Jays Top 100 Prospect?