Blue Jays System Update with Gil Kim

Blue Jays Director of Player Development Gil Kim gives a wide-ranging update on the Blue Jays farm system.

Recapping New Hampshire’s Run to the Eastern League Title

The minor leagues may be more about development than they are about winning, but there are times when the two concepts are on parallel tracks, and the results can be rewarding for fans of the team both near and far. Such was the case with the 2018 New Hampshire Fisher Cats, who romped to the … Continue reading Recapping New Hampshire’s Run to the Eastern League Title

Vlad, Big Nate Atop AFL Top Prospects List

Blue Jays 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr - Elite hands and elite plate discipline. 0-0 takes are borderline insulting. No fear. Excellent balance in swing. Hands, hips, lower half work in unison. Still 19, man-child ūüĒ•ūüí™ūüí™ pic.twitter.com/6rDzcyJprI ‚ÄĒ Prospects Live (@ProspectsLive) October 25, 2018 To the absolute surprise of no one, Vladimir Guerrero Jr was named … Continue reading Vlad, Big Nate Atop AFL Top Prospects List

Blue Jays MiLB Schneider Developing Alongside his Players

Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Manager John Schneider has travelled a long road, and like many of the players on the championship teams he's managed the past two seasons, he's on the cusp of a Major League job. A career Blue Jay, Schneider was originally drafted by the Tigers in the 24th round of the … Continue reading Blue Jays MiLB Schneider Developing Alongside his Players

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

Fisher Cats Hitting Coach Reflects on Championship Season

Many people who knew Hunter Mense warned him about taking the hitting coach job at AA New Hampshire. After a season in the Padres' organization, Mense had been recommended for the position last off-season by the Blue Jays newly hired minor league hitting co-ordinator, Guillermo Martinez.¬† Mense interviewed for the position, and two days later … Continue reading Fisher Cats Hitting Coach Reflects on Championship Season

Jays Place Prospects on BA’s Top 20 Lists

You'll have to go behind their pay wall to read all the details, but a combined four Blue Jays prospects have made it to¬†Baseball America's Top 20 International and Eastern League Prospects lists. To the surprise of no one, Vladimir Guerrero Jr was named the EL's top prospect.¬† As BA pointed out,¬†having top prospects on … Continue reading Jays Place Prospects on BA’s Top 20 Lists

Blue Jays Minor League All-Star Team

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

Blue Jays Minor League Awards

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