Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects: Mid-Season Edition

CBS Sports photo There’s something about watching minor league games that I often find more interesting than the big league variety. Maybe it takes me back to my youth, watching my Midland, ON town team, led by a frizzy side burned 40-something former minor league pitcher named Gord Dyment while munching on crispy fresh fries … Continue reading Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects: Mid-Season Edition

Blue Jays Minor League Notebook

Eric Pardiño The much-hyped 2017 IFA made his return to competition with a pair of relief outings in the Complex League over the past week. Pardiño left a start on August 7th, 2019, in which he clearly was struggling, and up until last Saturday, had pitched all of 3 innings since then. Pardiño underwent Tommy … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notebook

Notes and Thoughts….. photo Welcome to the Ricky Tiedemann update, a weekly look around the Blue Jays system. Buffalo: 14-10, 1st IL East New Hampshire 10-11, 3rd EL Northeast Vancouver 10-9, 2nd NWL Dunedin. 7-14, 6th FSL West WHO’s HOT. …..over the past seven days End of April Leaders Pitching stats among qualifiers. PLAYERS OF THE MONTH … Continue reading Notes and Thoughts…..

C’s Announce Opening Day Roster

The Vancouver Canadians are holding a media day today as they officially announce the roster for the return of baseball to the Lower Mainland for the first time since 2019. The biggest surprise is the return of Adam Kloffenstein, who will spend a third season in Vancouver (the first of which was with the short-season … Continue reading C’s Announce Opening Day Roster

Projecting the Rotations: Vancouver

Baseball fans in the Lower Mainland are gearing up for the return of baseball to Nat Bailey Stadium for the first time since 2019. They should have a decent starting pitching staff to cheer for. Dunedin may have posted the second-worst team ERA in the Low A Southeast last season, but the core of their … Continue reading Projecting the Rotations: Vancouver

Toronto Blue Jays Top Ten Prospects: #7 Sem Robberse Maybe ranking right handed Sem Robberse, who may well turn out to be a gem of a late signing from the 2018-19 IFA class, as high as 7th is a bit of a reach, but when you read the reports about Robberse, there certainly is a lot to like: Brendan Gawlowski of Fangraphs: Anthony … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top Ten Prospects: #7 Sem Robberse

Blue Jays Organizational All Stars: Starting Pitchers

Joe Territo/ With Nate Pearson and Alek Manoah graduating to the majors this season, competition among starting pitches in the Blue Jays organization was wide open. The quality perhaps drops off after those two fireballers, but Toronto is building some impressive depth at this position just the same. LHP Zach Logue The knock against Logue … Continue reading Blue Jays Organizational All Stars: Starting Pitchers

Sem Robberse is the Real Deal photo    The first thing you want to do after talking to Blue Jays minor league pitcher Sem Robberse is to go to baseball-ref and check his age.  The native of Zeist, Netherlands, won’t turn 20 until October.  Yet, his poise, depth of thought, and the progress he’s made in such a relatively short period … Continue reading Sem Robberse is the Real Deal

Down on the Farm: 5/22

It was an 0-fer in the system last night AA Portland 7 New Hampshire 6 Up 6-3 heading into the 9th inning, the Fisher Cats snatched a defeat from the jaws of victory as a bullpen collapse handed the visiting Sea Dogs a W. Two out, two-run homers by Chavez Young and Samad Taylor earlier … Continue reading Down on the Farm: 5/22