Welcome to DC: Futures Game Field Notes

Luis Basabe, OF CWS: Slender, athletic player, good speed. Battles at the plate, swing has natural loft that should translate to game power. Plus bat speed. Hit 102 for long HR. Leodys Tavares, OF TEX: Slender, athletic build. Tall frame, long legs. Strong wrists in BP. Indecisive at plate, in between FB and off-speed. Good …

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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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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  

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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