Toronto Blue Jays Prospect Hot Sheet Part I: June 25 – July 1
The Toronto Blue Jays have one of the best and most exciting farm systems in baseball. Even with star prospect Travis d’Arnaud (pictured above, because we miss him) out for an extended period of time with a torn PCL, there are plenty of players to keep close tabs on, as this weekly recap will demonstrate throughout the summer.
Every Sunday, I will give a rundown of the hottest prospects in the Jays’ system, maintaining a focus on those possessing high upside. Some are more legitimate prospects than others. Be wary of the performance of prospects playing for the Low-A short-season Vancouver Canadians, as they play in a league filled with recent college draftees, often those drafted in the later rounds who lack upside. Of course, numbers from the Las Vegas 51s must also be kept in context, as they play in an extreme hitter-friendly park and league.
The hot sheet will come in two sections: one reserved for short-season and rookie ball, and the second reserved for full-season ball. Thus, the Gulf Coast League, Appalachian League, and Northwest League affiliates will be recapped first. This will be followed by the Midwest League, Florida State League, Eastern League, and Pacific Coast League affiliates.
GULF COAST LEAGUE BLUE JAYS – ROOKIE BALL
Adonys Cardona – RHP – 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 K, 5 groundouts – 1 flyout
Jesus Gonzalez – RF – 4/12, 2B, 5 K, SB
Wuilmer Becerra – OF – 4/12, 2 2B, 3 BB, 2 K, CS
D.J. Davis – CF – 4/12, 2 BB, 1 K, 3 SB, 1 CS
BLUEFIELD BLUE JAYS – ADVANCED ROOKIE BALL
Kevin Comer – RHP – 8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 9 groundouts – 3 flyouts
Tom Robson – RHP – 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 K, 8 groundouts – 2 flyouts
Roberto Osuna – RHP – 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 4 groundouts – 2 flyouts
Griffin Murphy – LHP – 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 4 groundouts – 3 flyouts
Art Charles – 1B – 6/21, 2B, 3 HR, 7 BB, 6 K
Dickie Thon – SS – 5/20, 2B, 3B, HR, 1 BB, 4 K
Matt Dean – 3B – 6/22, 2 2B, 2 BB, 9 K
Dwight Smith Jr. – 7/31, 2 HR, 2 BB, 2 K
VANCOUVER CANADIANS – LOW-A SHORT-SEASON
Derrick Chung – 2B/SS – 7/14, 2 2B, 0 BB, 0 K
Balbino Fuenmayor – 1B/3B – 8/20, 2B, BB, 8 K
Note: Matt Dean and Dwight Smith Jr. were included on the hot sheet due to a strong week for both that ended in a thud. Both had abysmal nights tonight, and the final line is not representative of their play this week.
Stats never tell the whole story – if you want to talk Jays’ prospects or have any questions about the tools that these players possess, tweet me and I’ll be ready to answer any questions that you throw at me.
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