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Blue Jays land most talent from 2014 Draft

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Published: Jul 25, 2014, 8:45 pm EDT

The Astros would've been the biggest winners on deadline day had they been able to sign Brady Aiken. Instead, the Blue Jays lead the list of big league clubs that were able to acquire and sign solid talent.

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Jul 25, 2014, 8:45 pm

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Pipeline Perspectives: Blue Jays made out best in Draft

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Published: Jun 18, 2014, 10:00 am EDT

The Blue Jays earned the No. 9 pick this June with their 2013 performance, and added the No. 11 choice as compensation for not signing Phil Bickford at No. 10 last summer. With their pair of early selections, Toronto lands a pair of potential impact talents in Jeff Hoffman and Max Pentecost.

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Jun 18, 2014, 10:00 am

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Reed, Stroman are Pipeline Prospects of Week

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Published: May 5, 2014, 4:47 pm EDT

Outfielder Michael Reed (Brewers) and right-hander Marcus Stroman (Blue Jays) are the Pipeline Prospects of the Week.

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This year's Draft: Pitching, pitching and more pitching

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Published: Apr 29, 2014, 10:00 am EDT

Pitchers headline this year's Draft prospects to such an extent that the record of 20 pitchers selected in the first round in 2001 also could be equaled.

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Apr 29, 2014, 10:00 am

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Next year's Draft deeper, packed with pitchers

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Published: Dec 4, 2013, 10:43 am EST

Though the Astros still have seven months to determine whom they'll take at No. 1, North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon has established himself as the frontrunner. Owner of a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout slider, Rodon topped NCAA Division I with 184 strikeouts last spring and led the Wolfpack to their first College World Series appearance in 45 years.

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Dec 4, 2013, 10:43 am

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Twins' Buxton, Cubs' Bryant head AFL Top 20

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Published: Nov 20, 2013, 9:00 am EST

The Arizona Fall League was once again chock full of exciting young talent, though the league was younger than it typically has been, as more players who have yet to play above Class A participated. That's reflected in the Top 20 AFL prospects list, which includes four teenagers.

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Nov 20, 2013, 9:00 am

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Sanchez, Crick have the look of frontline starters

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Published: Nov 14, 2013, 7:51 pm EST

On Thursday afternoon, Blue Jays pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez and Giants pitching prospect Kyle Crick showed they have the power it requires to develop into frontline starters in the next few years.

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Nov 14, 2013, 7:51 pm

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Six prospects nominated for Stenson Award

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Published: Nov 14, 2013, 9:07 am EST

The main focus of the Arizona Fall League is to help prospects in the final stages of their development. It gives extra at-bats, defensive reps and innings to players hoping to make the jump to the Major Leagues. While refining skills is the point of emphasis, the AFL also honors one player each year for qualities unrelated to on-field performance.

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Nov 14, 2013, 9:07 am

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Blue Jays Go 2-for-3 At Deadline, Lose First-Rounder Bickford

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Published: Jul 12, 2013, 6:25 pm EDT

The draft signing deadline didn’t provide much drama today, though the Blue Jays can take credit for what little there was. Toronto failed to sign 10th overall pick Phil Bickford, [...]

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Jul 12, 2013, 6:25 pm

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Draft Deadline Day Figures To Be Quiet

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Published: Jul 12, 2013, 12:26 am EDT

Just when you thought baseball’s signing deadline couldn’t get any duller, it has. In 2011, the last year of the previous Collective Bargaining Agreement, 23 first-round picks remained unsigned at [...]

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