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

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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?

BA Releases Blue Jays Top 10

Baseball America published their Top 10 Blue Jays prospects today, and the results are similar to many other versions, including FBJ's. There were some minor variations - BA included Lourdes Gurriel and Danny Jansen, but left Conner Greene, Sean Reid-Foley, and T.J. Zeuch off of their Top 10. The detailed reports are behind BA's paywall, and … Continue reading BA Releases Blue Jays Top 10

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #7 Logan Warmoth

When it comes to the MLB draft, many fans don't realize that for some teams, selecting a player is the culmination of several years of patiently watching a player develop, and cultivating a relationship with that player, and hoping he'll still be on the board when their turn to select comes. The Blue Jays were … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #7 Logan Warmoth

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #7 Logan Warmoth

When it comes to the MLB draft, many fans don't realize that for some teams, selecting a player is the culmination of several years of patiently watching a player develop, and cultivating a relationship with that player, and hoping he'll still be on the board when their turn to select comes. The Blue Jays were … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #7 Logan Warmoth

Vancouver Places 4 in BA’s Northwest League Top 20

You can forgive Vancouver Canadians' fans for being a bit spoiled. The team won three consecutive Northwest League titles after they swtiched affiliation to the Blue Jays in 2011, and just missed a fourth in 2014. 2015 and 2016 were lean, sub .500 seasons for the short-season club, and there were some grumblings that the … Continue reading Vancouver Places 4 in BA’s Northwest League Top 20