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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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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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Mar 16, 2015, 8:00 am

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Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman: torn ACL, out for season

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Published: Mar 10, 2015, 3:21 pm EDT

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss most or all of the 2015 season. Here is a quick look at potential replacements: prospects Aaron Sanchez and Daniel Norris. Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has torn the ACL in his...

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Mar 10, 2015, 3:21 pm

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Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 Prospects for 2015

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Published: Dec 29, 2014, 10:59 pm EST

The Blue Jays system features several highly-intriguing prospects beginning with southpaw Daniel Norris, ground ball Grand Master Aaron Sanchez, and exciting Canadian outfielder Dalton Pompey. Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 Prospects for 2015 The list and grades are a blending of present performance and long-term potential. Comments are welcome, but...

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Dec 29, 2014, 10:59 pm

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Toronto Blue Jays preliminary grade breakdown

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Published: Dec 29, 2014, 9:00 am EST

I am finalizing the Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 Prospects list for 2015. So far, the grades break down like this:Grade A:  ZeroGrade A-:  TwoGrade B+:  ZeroGrade B:   TwoGrade B-:  EightGrade C+:  EightGrade C:   20This seems kind of too low to me now that I break it down like this....

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Dec 29, 2014, 9:00 am

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Toronto Blue Jays preliminary prospect list

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Published: Dec 27, 2014, 6:22 pm EST

My first run through the Toronto Blue Jays system gave me 51 names of interest, which I have brutally cut back to 38. As always the top 20 or 25 are relatively easy to decide, but after that you have a mass of interesting Grade C prospects that you can...

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Dec 27, 2014, 6:22 pm

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Toronto Blue Jays Organization Discussion

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Published: Dec 22, 2014, 9:00 am EST

I am now working on the Arizona Diamondbacks prospect list. The next team in line is the Toronto Blue Jays, to be followed by the Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals, Detroit Tigers, and the San Diego Padres. Use this thread to discuss the Toronto Blue Jays farm system. Possible...

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