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

Down on the Farm 5/7:

You could forgive Dunedin Blue Jays Manager Luis Hurtado if he was feeling kind of pessimistic. His D-Jays, one of MiLB’s youngest teams, have gone 0-4 against the Yankees powerful Tampa affiliate, with a run differential of 33 after last night’s lopsided 25-10 loss to the Tarpons. But the career Blue Jay isn’t looking for … Continue reading Down on the Farm 5/7:

‘Tis the Season for Top Prospect Lists

Blue Jays photo As we unsteadily march towards spring training - whatever form it ultimately takes - top prospects lists are popping up like so many Wiarton Willies (Canada’s version of Punxsutawney Phil). As you likely know, the Blue Jays have placed four prospects on MLB pipeline’s Top 100. Nate Pearson checks in at 10, … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for Top Prospect Lists

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects

With a preference for acquiring and developing up-the-middle players who can slide to other defensive positions, the Blue Jays farm system continued its ascension into the upper tiers of baseball's elite organizations in 2018. With 15 prospects scattered among the Top 20 in Baseball America's rankings of each minor league this fall (tied for 3rd with … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 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