Toronto Blue Jays 2018 Mid-Season Top 15 prospects

When you have to of the top prospects in the game, you are already ahead of the curve when it comes to overall team prospect rankings.  Being so close to Dunedin, I spend quite a bit of time around their organization.  The Jays have one of the deepest farm systems, full of bats that start …

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Josh Donaldson has a dead arm. But what does that mean?

The rumors that Josh Donaldson has been dealing with throwing issues surfaced nationally on opening day.  Donaldson continually exhibited weakness in throwing across the diamond. His throws lacked the velocity and accuracy required to play 3rd base. As fans and media alike wondered what was going on with Donaldson, both he and manager John Gibbons …

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Bo Bichette: In-depth look at his stance and load

Bo Bichette, the 2017 MiLB batting champ, rocketed up prospect lists after an amazing season that led to a Future's Game appearance and a promotion to High A Dunedin as a teenager.  Much has been written about his dominant start to his pro career and Bichette has become a household name in the home's Jays …

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Player Profile: Ryan Borucki, LHP, Toronto Blue Jays

Ryan Borucki, LHP, was taken in the 15th round of the 2012 draft. The 23 year old flew under the radar after undergoing Tommy John surgery and struggling with shoulder injuries that limited his ability to stay on the mound. Coming into 2016, Borucki had thrown only 68.2 IP from 2012-2015. He found his groove …

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With Irma closing in, the Dunedin Blue Jays win the Florida State League “Co”- Championship

Tampa, FL - Hurricane Irma hasn't reached Cuba yet but it has already left her mark on MiLB.  The Florida State League canceled the 2017 Championship Series that pits the winners of the North and South semi-finals in a best of 3.  Instead, the league decided to award the winners of the best of 3 semifinals …

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Jays Journal Podcast: Sept. 1, 2017 “Back to the Future”

My 3rd appearance on the Jays Journal podcast discussing the Blue Jays minor league system http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jaysjournal/2017/09/01/jays-journal-podcast--september-1-back-to-the-future Jays Journal Podcast - "Back to the Future." Link: https://t.co/ORxVXRgTvp. Guests: @Craigers1221, @JasonAtTheGame, @jgoldstrass. #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/Sy6wXfKvHI — Ari Shapiro (@ari_shapiro) September 1, 2017  

Jays Journal Podcast – Aug 2, 2017 “A Glimmer of Hope”

Jays Journal Podcast Aug 2 - " A Glimmer of Hope" I had the privilege to join Ari Shapiro, Dr. Kristina Reihl, and Brendan Panikkar for a roundtable on the state of the Jays, increasing ticket prices despite a losing season, how to rebuild and be competitive at the same time, and how versatility and …

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Kyle Wright Sizzles in Florida State League Debut

Dunedin, FL - Kyle Wright was considered by many scouts and evaluators to be the top pitching prospect in the MLB Draft based on his experience at SEC powerhouse Vanderbilt, big league body (6'4/220 lbs.) and elite stuff.  The Braves selected him 5th overall in June and gave him a $7,000,000 bonus, $1.3m over slot …

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