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Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 2014 PRE-SEASON Prospects in Review

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Published: Sep 24, 2014, 9:00 am EDT

Rookie pitchers Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez were big successes in Toronto, but the Blue Jays farm system has more talent on the way. This morning we continue with our prospect reviews with an examination of the Toronto Blue Jays system. Remember, this is the PRE-SEASON list. This is not a new...

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Sep 24, 2014, 9:00 am

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Blue Jays prospect Daniel Norris: bumpy but rapid rise to the majors

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Published: Sep 5, 2014, 12:00 pm EDT

Toronto Blue Jays rookie Daniel Norris is one of the most interesting prospects to watch in the major leagues this September. His rise to the highest level has been rapid: he was in rookie ball two years ago. But Norris wasn't just in rookie ball, he was getting blasted in rookie ball....

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Sep 5, 2014, 12:00 pm

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Phillies trade John Mayberry Jr., to Blue Jays for Gustavo Pierre

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Published: Sep 1, 2014, 4:10 pm EDT

The Philadelphia Phillies traded outfielder/first baseman John Mayberry, Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend for infield prospect Gustavo Pierre. Here's a quick look at the newest member of the Phillies organization. Gustavo Pierre, 3B-SS: :Pierre was signed by the Blue Jays out of the Dominican Republic in 2008. Earning a...

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Sep 1, 2014, 4:10 pm

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Athletics purchase Deck McGuire from Blue Jays

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Published: Jul 25, 2014, 3:04 pm EDT

The Oakland Athletics announced that they have purchased right-hander Deck McGuire from the Toronto Blue Jays today. He has been assigned to Triple-A Sacramento in the Pacific Coast League. McGuire is one of the bigger prospect disappointments of recent years. He was the ace of the Georgia Tech pitching staff from 2008...

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Jul 25, 2014, 3:04 pm

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Toronto Blue Jays promote prospect Aaron Sanchez

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Published: Jul 22, 2014, 1:15 pm EDT

The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to promote top pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez to the major league roster today. Here's a report on what to expect. Sanchez was drafted by the Blue Jays in the supplemental first round in 2010, from high school in Barstow, California. Very athletic but raw when drafted,...

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Jul 22, 2014, 1:15 pm

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Prospect Notes: Blue Jays lefties Sean Nolin, Daniel Norris

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Published: Jun 23, 2014, 11:44 am EDT

A pair of southpaw pitching prospects in the Toronto Blue Jays farm system have been in the news the last few days: Sean Nolin at Triple-A Buffalo and Daniel Norris at Double-A New Hampshire. Here's an update. Sean Nolin, LHP: Nolin got off to a good start with Buffalo this year, posting...

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Jun 23, 2014, 11:44 am

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Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 Prospects for 2014

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Published: Jan 18, 2014, 6:25 pm EST

The Blue Jays system features a great deal of high-ceiling talent at the lower levels. Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 Prospects for 2014 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...

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Jan 18, 2014, 6:25 pm

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Update

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Published: Jan 18, 2014, 12:00 am EST

I'm still here guys. Sorry for the delay. The Blue Jays list is really tough, so much Grade C+ in this system. I have everyone graded but ranking them is quite difficult once you get past number seven or so. I hope to have it done Saturday.It is apparent to me that...

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Jan 18, 2014, 12:00 am

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Toronto Blue Jays farm system preliminary grade breakdown

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Published: Jan 16, 2014, 2:45 am EST

I am progressing on the Toronto Blue Jays prospect list. Here is the current breakdown. The final list may differ slightly but it will be close to this.36 playersOne Grade A-One Grade B+One Grade BThree Grade B-16 Grade C+14 Grade CFeel free to speculate. ...

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Jan 16, 2014, 2:45 am

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Toronto Blue Jays preliminary prospect list

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Published: Jan 14, 2014, 1:35 am EST

My first run through the Blue Jays system gave me 42 names worthy of analysis, which I have cut back to 35. Here's the list. Toronto Blue Jays 35 players Franklin Barreto SS Matt Boyd LHP Andy Burns INF Adonys Cardona RHP Miguel Castro RHP L.B. Dantzler 1B D.J. Davis OF Shane...

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