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MLB Rookie Report: Andy Burns, INF, Toronto Blue Jays99999

By John Sickels

Published: Jun 16, 2016, 12:03 pm EDT

The Toronto Blue Jays promoted infielder Andy Burns to the major league roster yesterday. This is his second promotion this year: he was in the majors briefly back in May. We neglected to write him up during his first promotion so we'll remedy that right now as part of our...

Added: Jun 16, 2016, 1:39 pm via minorleagueball.com

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Braves trade Jason Grilli to Blue Jays for prospect Sean Ratcliffe99999

By John Sickels

Published: Jun 1, 2016, 9:41 am EDT

The Atlanta Braves have traded veteran relief pitcher Jason Grilli to the Toronto Blue Jays for pitching prospect Sean Ratcliffe. Here's a quick look at the newest member of the burgeoning Braves farm operation. Sean Ratcliffe, RHP: Ratcliffe is a local talent for the Jays, drafted in the 18th round...

Added: Jun 1, 2016, 11:12 am via minorleagueball.com

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MLB Rookie Report: Dustin Antolin, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays99999

By John Sickels

Published: May 17, 2016, 4:21 pm EDT

If you blinked you may have missed this: on May 15th the Blue Jays promoted rookie right-hander Dustin Antolin to the major leagues. On May 16th he pitched two innings of relief against the Tampa Bay Rays, giving up four hits, a walk, and three runs in two innings while...

Added: May 17, 2016, 5:30 pm via minorleagueball.com

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What to expect from Toronto Blue Jays rookie Arnold Leon99999

By John Sickels

Published: Apr 12, 2016, 11:36 am EDT

Continuing our "What to Expect" series for major league rookies, we turn out attention to Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Arnold Leon. He's appeared in two games so far for the Jays, pitching 2.1 innings, giving up three hits and two runs, walking one but fanning two.Leon is from Mexico and...

Added: Apr 12, 2016, 1:30 pm via minorleagueball.com

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What to expect from Toronto Blue Jays rookie Joe Biagini99999

By John Sickels

Published: Apr 7, 2016, 2:47 pm EDT

Looking for cheap bullpen reinforcement, the Toronto Blue Jays selected right-hander Joe Biagini out of the San Francisco Giants system in the December 2015 Rule 5 draft. Biagini made the team out of spring training. Can he stick all year? Let's take a look.First, from the 2016 Baseball Prospect Book:...

Added: Apr 7, 2016, 5:30 pm via minorleagueball.com

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Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 prospects for 201699999

By John Sickels

Published: Dec 30, 2015, 10:08 pm EST

Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 Prospects for 2016 The list and grades are a blending of present performance and long-term potential. Comments are welcome, but in the end all analysis and responsibility is mine. Full reports on all of players can be found in the 2016 Baseball Prospect Book. We...

Added: Dec 31, 2015, 12:36 am via minorleagueball.com

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Toronto Blue Jays prelminary prospect grade distribution breakdown99999

By John Sickels

Published: Dec 29, 2015, 9:00 am EST

Here is the current grade breakdown distribution for 35 Toronto Blue Jays prospects, listed below. Graduations and trades have cut into system depth very quickly here. Grade A:  ZeroGrade A-:  ZeroGrade B+: ZeroGrade B:  TwoGrade B-:  SevenGrade C+: SevenGrade C: 19 There is some play in the C+ territory but...

Added: Dec 29, 2015, 9:36 am via minorleagueball.com

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Toronto Blue Jays preliminary prospect list99999

By John Sickels

Published: Dec 27, 2015, 6:16 pm EST

Here is the working research list of 35 Toronto Blue Jays prospects, listed below. Trades and graduations thinned this system considerably compared to a year ago. Toronto Blue Jays 35 players Anthony Alford OF Deiferson Barreto 2B Travis Bergen LHP Joe Biagini RHP Ryan Borucki LHP Andy Burns INF Lupe...

Added: Dec 27, 2015, 6:36 pm via minorleagueball.com

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Toronto Blue Jays organization discussion99999

By John Sickels

Published: Dec 7, 2015, 2:00 pm EST

I am now working on the Los Angeles Dodgers prospect list. The next team in line is the Toronto Blue Jays, to be followed by the Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and the Los Angeles Angels.Use this thread to discuss the Toronto Blue...

Added: Dec 7, 2015, 2:07 pm via minorleagueball.com

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Young relievers and Blue Jays rookie Roberto Osuna99999

By John Sickels

Published: Oct 26, 2015, 11:22 am EDT

Last week over at Fangraphs, Chris Mitchell examined the rookie debut season of Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Roberto Osuna. As you know, Osuna jumped from A-ball to the major leagues in the spring of 2015 and performed excellently in the Jays pen, saving 20 games with a 2.58 ERA, 3.02...

Added: Oct 27, 2015, 3:36 am via minorleagueball.com

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