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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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Farm Notes: Who Are These Guys?

The Blue Jays always wait as long as possible to release the rosters for their full-season minor league teams. True to form, this season they again left me jonesing for the news all weekend (which probably says unpleasant things about my priorities in life) before finally revealing the placement of their prospects and organization filler […]

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The Consensus Top Prospects and Where to Find Them

Various sites and publications, some carrying more weight than others, publish top prospect lists throughout the offseason each year. They are each informative in their own way, as they can include players others didn’t mention or provide you with some tidbit of scouting information you may not have seen otherwise. For a prospect fangirl like myself […]