Minor League Update: What Now Edition

With the Fisher Cats having capped off their undefeated post-season and their Eastern League championship on the evening of my last post, all farm team play is of course now more than two weeks in the past. The Blue Jays clubhouse has been packed with kids at a level no one can remember in previous Septembers […]

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Minor League Update: Year in Review

As of now, there is only one Blue Jays minor league affiliate still playing ballgames. That team — your New Hampshire Fisher Cats — now sit one win away from being crowned Eastern League champions. Both Lansing and Bluefield also played in the postseason, but each was eliminated in the first round, while the Cats have […]


Minor League Report: Signing Day Edition

After the draft, this week’s July 2nd start to the international free agent signing period was the other gold-rush event for teams to add young raw talent to their system. Unsurprisingly, the Jays gave what might be the highest bonus in this cycle — $3.5 million of their $4,983,500 pool — to 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Orelvis Martinez.  […]


Minor League Report: New Teams Edition

While the major league club, despite a wonderful weekend, is facing up to some harsh realities, it’s that time of the summer when things get hopping again in prospect land. Beginning with the Rule 4 draft last week, systems see an influx of new talent and the start of play for the short-season clubs, usually packed […]


Minor League Report: Coming Up Big-gio

This week’s report is heavier on high profile prospects than might ordinarily be the case. Other than the youngsters making noise in the Lansing rotation, few of these names are going to catch you by surprise. That said, top prospects doing what you expect them to do is much better than the alternative. Hottest Pitcher: […]