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It was just over 13 months ago that the Blue Jays and Astros completed a 10-player trade that brought J.A. Happ, Brandon Lyon, and David Carpenter to Toronto. With the two clubs having just finished their first series in Houston since 2005, I thought it’d be a good time to look back...
Aug 26, 2013, 11:48 am EDT via bluebirdbanter.com
Aug 26, 2013, 11:48 am
Two years ago, Daniel Norris waited patiently to see how the next chapter of his life would play out. The top high school left-hander in the 2011 draft class, Norris was considered a tough sign given his strong commitment to Clemson University, but that didn't stop the Blue Jays from taking him...
Aug 21, 2013, 12:21 pm EDT via bluebirdbanter.com
Aug 21, 2013, 12:21 pm
By now, you’ve heard the underdog story of new Blue Jays left fielder Kevin Pillar. Taken by Toronto in the 32nd round of the 2011 Draft out of Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills, Pillar set a new Division II all-time record with a 54-game hit streak. The West Hills, Calif., native anticipated getting drafted [...]The post Kevin Pillar: From Bluefield to Blue Jays appeared first on Jays Prospects.
Aug 16, 2013, 11:23 am EDT via jaysprospects.com
Aug 16, 2013, 11:23 am
Unknown to almost everyone last year, young right-hander Alberto Tirado made a name for himself and received praise this past winter. Now the 18-year-old is maturing in his second stint with Bluefield.The post Bluefield Game 2: Alberto Tirado Scouting Report appeared first on Jays Prospects.
Aug 14, 2013, 8:03 pm EDT via jaysprospects.com
Aug 14, 2013, 8:03 pm
Buffalo Bisons shortstop Ryan Goins might be known more for his defense, but it's the adjustments he's made at the plate this season that have really worked wonders.The post Goins Making Right Adjustments With Bisons appeared first on Jays Prospects.
Jul 31, 2013, 6:46 pm EDT via jaysprospects.com
Jul 31, 2013, 6:46 pm
On location in Bluefield, 19-year-old left-hander Jairo Labourt tossed a season-high six shutout innings in the first game that we saw. Bluefield won 6-0.The post Bluefield Game 1: Jairo Labourt Shines appeared first on Jays Prospects.
Jul 31, 2013, 2:26 pm EDT via jaysprospects.com
Jul 31, 2013, 2:26 pm
Thanks to a seven-run second inning that supplied all of their offense, the Buffalo Bisons defeated the Toledo Mud Hens by a score of 7-5 last night. With the win, the Herd stayed 3.5 games back of Rochester in the North division but pulled to within 2.5 games behind Pawtucket in the Wild Card standings. [...]The post Bisons Notebook: Gose, Sierra, Wagner appeared first on Jays Prospects.
Jul 30, 2013, 7:52 am EDT via jaysprospects.com
Jul 30, 2013, 7:52 am
The Blue Jays have already signed the players they drafted in the 12th and 13th rounds--left-handed pitcher Tim Mayza and shortstop Tim Locastro, respectively--and here's a bit of background on the pair.The post 2013 Draft Rounds 12 & 13: A Pair of Tims appeared first on Jays Prospects.
Jun 15, 2013, 7:04 pm EDT via jaysprospects.com
Jun 15, 2013, 7:04 pm
Outside of one hiccup, Marcus Stroman has been impressive so far in pro ball, and he's missing a lot of bats. In his most recent start, all of his career-high eight strikeouts came swinging.The post Marcus Stroman: Missing Lots of Bats appeared first on Jays Prospects.
Jun 15, 2013, 3:27 pm EDT via jaysprospects.com
Jun 15, 2013, 3:27 pm
The Blue Jays wasted no time going after yet another high-risk, high-reward prep pitcher in the 11th round. The name they called was Jake Brentz out of Parkway South High School in Missouri, and this young, unique southpaw isn't like other pitchers.The post Jake Brentz: Blue Jays 11th Round Pick appeared first on Jays Prospects.
Jun 14, 2013, 9:13 am EDT via jaysprospects.com
Jun 14, 2013, 9:13 am
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