Lots and lots of Top 100 prospect lists came out this week. Among the more respected lists, Blue Jays prospects placed well: Baseball America: 1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr 8. Bo Bichette 42. Danny Jansen 70. Nate Pearson 84. Eric Pardinho 89. Jordan Groshans 91. Kevin Smith MLB Pipeline: 1. Guerrero 11. Bichette 65. Jansen 76. … Continue reading Top 100 Prospects: Which Blue Jays Are on the Cusp?
In a little bit less than 24 hours from now, MLB 40 man rosters must be finalized and frozen in advance of the Rule 5 draft next month. The Blue Jays currently sit at 36 players on their 40, with the possibility of a couple of spots being opened tomorrow. Among the players the team … Continue reading All Quiet on the Blue Jays 40 Man Front
The Blue Jays made a number of roster moves yesterday ahead of next month's Rule 5 draft. A bunch of bullpen arms were moved in order to free up some space on the 40-man roster. Jose Fernandez was picked up by the Tigers on a waiver claim, Justin Shafer was outrighted to Buffalo, while Rhiner … Continue reading Blue Jays Make Roster Moves Ahead of Rule 5
Some evaluators will give you their Top 30, or even Top 50 prospects for a team. Truth be told, the differences in terms of overall tools and MLB potential gets less and less the farther you go down an organization's list of prospects, which is why it's very tough to get past the Top 20. … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 11-20 Prospects
The Blue Jays face more 40-man roster decisions than they have in some time ahead of the roster freeze that comes in late November prior to December's Rule 5 draft. The Rule 5 has been in the spotlight for the past several years, and truth be told, probably gets more attention than it deserves; few … Continue reading Blue Jays Face Many Decisions Ahead of Rule 5
Catcher - Danny Jansen .275/.390/.473 (MiLB numbers) Jansen solidified his label as the Blue Jays Catcher of the Future with a good season on both sides of the plate, and earned a late season call up as a result. Jansen has long been lauded for his leadership skills, and his ability to handle a Pitching … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League All-Star Team
After a season in which five Blue Jays prospects found themselves on Baseball America's Top 100, and the system itself reached #3 in BA's rankings, the Toronto farm system is on an upward trend. Prospects like Lourdes Gurriel Jr, Ryan Borucki, and Danny Jansen have established themselves as regulars, and Reese McGuire, Jonathan Davis, Sean Reid-Foley, … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Awards
Examining candidates to represent the Blue Jays in the Arizona Fall League.
This is another in a series of posts about the hottest prospects in the Blue Jays system over the past ten days (or so). It's not a re-ranking of the top Blue Jays prospects - that will come out after the minor league season. 1. Cal Stevenson, OF Bluefield. The 10th round pick from Arizona … Continue reading Blue Jays Last Ten Prospect Hot Sheet
Here's a little project that has been long in the thinking process, but has only recently come into execution. The following are the top five Blue Jays prospects based on their performance over the past week and a half. It's not a re-ranking of the top prospects, but just a snapshot of the hottest players … Continue reading Blue Jays Last Ten Days Hot Sheet