2017 IBWAA Ballot: AL/NL ROY

There was some incredible and record breaking rookie performances in 2017.  Below is my ballot for the IBWAA's Rookie of the Year. American League ROY Aaron Judge, NYY Andrew Benintendi, BOS Trey Mancini, BAL Judge should receive 100% first place votes for Rookie of the Year.  His dominance is such a landslide that I don't …

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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