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Making a Case for Melvin Upton Jr. as the Starting Left Fielder

Thursday marks the halfway point between the Blue Jays’ first Spring Training game and Opening Day. With the second half getting underway, we are beginning to see more cuts, higher pitch counts, and a greater sense of clarity as to who’s winning the spring’s annual position battles. While some of these situations are beginning to […]

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Minor League Update: April 15th to May 11th Edition

This week BP Toronto is bringing back the Weekly Minor League Update. The format is slightly revised but if you followed the old Blue Jays Plus site, you’ll recognize the framework. What’s different? I’ll be choosing up to three top hitters and pitchers each week, instead of one. And the Other minor league notes section […]

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Moving Pillar Down is Good, But Doesn’t Help as Much as You’d Think

Twelve short games in to the Blue Jays season, and the Kevin Pillar leadoff experiment is over. As we say during today’s game, and as we learned via Richard Griffin this morning, the Jays have moved Michael Saunders in at the top of the lineup, and have pushed Pillar down to No. 8. Big move in #bluejays lineup […]

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The Comprehensive Blue Jays Minor League Primer

Today is the big day for fans of the Toronto Blue Jays prospects. Today, weather permitting – given that three of the four full season teams play in northern climates – is opening day for all four full season affiliates. Since full (tentative) rosters were announced at the first of the week, you have probably perused […]

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A Fantasy Baseball Guide to the Toronto Blue Jays

March baseball can get tedious. The games are slow and full of players most of us will never see or hear from ever again. Thankfully, there is something to break up all the split-squad games, designated hitters in the National League, and Goose Gossage rants. If, like me, you think you know more about running a […]