Blue Jays Minor League Notes – May 7th Edition

Your weekly wrap of things going on in the Blue Jays system over the past seven (or so) days…. WHO’s HOT The sticks were cold this week…… TEAM LEADERS Buffalo New Hampshire Vancouver Dunedin LINES OF THE WEEK Tuesday Dunedin’s Matt Svanson turned in another sparkling effort, this time in relief, his fourth scoreless outing … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notes – May 7th Edition

Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts

Rain and lots of it was the order of the end of the week at three levels of the system. Over the past seven days, the OPS leaders in the system: Top Hitters Top Pitching Performances April 12th Maximo Castillo. April 17th Maximo Castillo Those two performances, the first in New Hampshire’s home opener, secured … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts

Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts

Some notes and thoughts after the first weekend of play in the Blue Jays farm system. In the past, I’ve tried to post daily game summaries, and that’s just beyond the realities of the 24 hour day for me. This season, I’ll endeavour to have something up every Monday (Tuesday at the latest). Now THIS … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notes and Thoughts

Fisher Cats Opening Day Roster

New Hampshire released their roster yesterday, a group that includes 5 Top 25 prospects. Leading the way is SS Orelvis Martinez, who was expected to begin at Vancouver, but an impressive spring convinced the organization that he could handle the jump to AA. High A pitchers got Orelvis to chase spin on the outer half … Continue reading Fisher Cats 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

Farm System Update with Joe Sclafani

With all of us somewhat starved for baseball content, we caught up with Blue Jays Assistant Director of Player Development Joe Sclafani about a number of things in the Toronto farm system. Since MLB does not allow team staff to talk about any player currently on a 40-man roster, that did cut the length of … Continue reading Farm System Update with Joe Sclafani

Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects: #2 Orelvis Martinez

Yes, Orelvis is worth getting all shook up about. The Blue Jays have a cornerstone 3rd baseman in the making, one who has been comped to no less than Adrian Beltre. There is some high risk/high reward aspect to his profile, but Orelvis Martinez may well be the real thing. The best hitter in the … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects: #2 Orelvis Martinez

Blue Jays Minor League Player of the Year: Orelvis Martinez

MLB Pipeline Late last summer, as the alt camp was starting to wind down, 18 year old Orelvis Martinez had earned himself a promotion to Rochester to train and play with the high level prospects there. The Blue Jays felt that despite his young age, he would benefit from the experience. Shortly after joining the … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Player of the Year: Orelvis Martinez

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

Orelvis is the Next Prospect to Get All Shook Up Over

My promise to you, gentle readers, is to never use the above line again. Similarly, #OrelvisHasLefttheBuilding has, well…..left the building, as far as my lexicon is concerned. But the hype is real. With Gabriel Moreno out with a broken thumb, Alejandro Kirk and Alek Manoah about to lose prospect status, and Austin Martin dealt away … Continue reading Orelvis is the Next Prospect to Get All Shook Up Over