Just a quick note before the weekend officially starts: The Jays played their second intrasquad warmup earlier today in Dunedin – Brandon Morrow started for the A-squad, throwing two solid innings, allowing no runs and striking out four. We’ve covered Morrow’s ace potential earlier, and he looks to be well on his way to showing off his stuff this spring. Anthony Gose, the Jays’ blue-chip centre-field prospect, also made some noise; the speedy outfielder made a couple of solid plays, and showed off his arm with a strong throw to home nearly caught Adam Lind scoring from 2nd on a single. The National Post’s John Lott has more on Gose’s thoughts on his coming season. Speaking of Lind: we covered his fantasy potential earlier – here’s Fangraph’s excellent take on his come back ability in 2011.
On the sidelines: Aaron Hill took part in the morning team exercises, but did not participate in the game. It sounds as though he will also miss tomorrow’s Grapefruit opener against the Tigers, and is considered day-to-day (fingers are still crossed). Travis Snider hit off a tee again, and could be about a week away from game-ready.
We’re less than a day from officially kicking off the Jay’s Grapefruit League season!