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What to expect from Toronto Blue Jays rookie Arnold Leon

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: 21 days ago via minorleagueball.com

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What to expect from Toronto Blue Jays rookie Joe Biagini

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: 26 days ago via minorleagueball.com

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Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 prospects for 2016

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: 125 days ago via minorleagueball.com

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Toronto Blue Jays prelminary prospect grade distribution breakdown

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: 126 days ago via minorleagueball.com

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Toronto Blue Jays preliminary prospect list

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: 128 days ago via minorleagueball.com

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Toronto Blue Jays organization discussion

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: 148 days ago via minorleagueball.com

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Young relievers and Blue Jays rookie Roberto Osuna

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: 189 days ago via minorleagueball.com

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Diamondbacks trade Cliff Pennington to Blue Jays for prospect Dawel Lugo

By John Sickels

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...

Added: 268 days ago via minorleagueball.com

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

By John Sickels

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:...

Added: 274 days ago via minorleagueball.com

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Mariners trade Mark Lowe to Blue Jays for three pitching prospects

By John Sickels

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...

Added: 277 days ago via minorleagueball.com

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