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Diamondbacks trade Cliff Pennington to Blue Jays for prospect Dawel Lugo

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Published: Aug 9, 2015, 1:07 pm EDT

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Toronto Blue Jays made a post-waiver deadline trade Saturday night. Arizona sent veteran infielder Cliff Pennington to Toronto in exchange for infield prospect Dawel Lugo. Here's a quick look at Lugo. Dawel Lugo, SS: The Blue Jays signed Lugo out of the Dominican Republic in...

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Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 2015 PRE-SEASON Prospects in review

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Published: Aug 2, 2015, 5:00 pm EDT

Today we continue our summer reviews of the pre-season Top 20 Prospects lists with the Toronto Blue Jays. THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE PRE-SEASON LIST. IT IS NOT A NEW LIST. THESE ARE PRE-SEASON GRADES. This list was originally published December 29, 2014 1) Daniel Norris, LHP, Grade A-/A:...

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Aug 2, 2015, 5:00 pm

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Mariners trade Mark Lowe to Blue Jays for three pitching prospects

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Published: Jul 31, 2015, 4:21 pm EDT

The Seattle Mariners traded veteran pitcher Mark Lowe to the Toronto Blue Jays this afternoon. In exchange, the Mariners receive three minor league pitching prospects: Jake Brentz, Rob Rasmussen, and Nick Wells. Here is a quick summary. Jake Brentz, LHP: Jake Brentz was drafted in the 11th round in 2013...

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Jul 31, 2015, 4:21 pm

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Prospect Alert: Anthony Alford, OF, Toronto Blue Jays

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Published: Jul 16, 2015, 2:00 pm EDT

In the discussion comments section for the recent article on Top 75 Mid-season baseball prospects, a reader asked if Toronto Blue Jays outfield prospect Anthony Alford had been considered for the list. The answer is, no, I didn't consider him. However there is very much an "at this time" caveat...

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Jul 16, 2015, 2:00 pm

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Blue Jays prospect Rowdy Tellez: Not your normal 30th round pick

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Published: Jul 8, 2015, 3:19 pm EDT

From the Minor League Ball mailbag: "I know you are working on your Top 75 prospect update right now but I was wondering if you are giving any consideration to Rowdy Tellez in the Blue Jays system? I know he is a stretch for a top 75 but he's having...

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Jul 8, 2015, 3:19 pm

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Who is Blue Jays rookie Scott Copeland?

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Published: Jun 17, 2015, 11:12 am EDT

From the Minor League Ball mailbag, arriving shortly before midnight last night: I was watching the Mets/Blue Jays game yesterday and the Jays pitcher was some guy named Scott Copeland. Who is this guy? I never heard of him. He got beat up pretty good yesterday but I see he...

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Jun 17, 2015, 11:12 am

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Buy the 2015 Baseball Prospect Book because Devon Travis

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Published: May 12, 2015, 12:30 pm EDT

If you believe Fangraphs (and there is no reason not to), the top rookie in the American League so far in 2015 is second baseman Devon Travis of the Toronto Blue Jays, hitting .278/.352/.530 with a 1.2 fWAR already. Now, Travis was something of a trendy "sleeper prospect" coming into...

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May 12, 2015, 12:30 pm

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Blue Jays rookie pitchers Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna

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Published: Mar 30, 2015, 12:39 pm EDT

The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to bring two rookie pitchers north in the bullpen to open the 2015 season: right-handers Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna. This was certainly not a decision anticipated before spring training began. Who are these guys exactly?Miguel Castro is a 20-year-old right-hander from the Dominican...

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Mar 30, 2015, 12:39 pm

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Blue Jays rookie Devon Travis: on the cusp of the majors

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Published: Mar 25, 2015, 1:41 pm EDT

Toronto Blue Jays rookie second baseman Devon Travis is hitting .400/.442/.550 with six doubles, three walks, and five strikeouts in 43 plate appearances

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Mar 25, 2015, 1:41 pm

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Top 175 MLB prospects for 2015

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Published: Mar 16, 2015, 8:00 am EDT

Here is my current list of Top 175 MLB prospects for 2015. This revises and expands the Top 50/50 List. Grades here supersede previously published lists and rankings. The rankings are based on a combination of sabermetrics; scouting reports (including publicly available reports and private reports from friends or contacts),...

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