Toronto Blue Jays Prospect Hot Sheet Part II: June 25 – July 1
Now it’s time for Part II of the weekly Blue Jays‘ prospect hot sheet. While Part I is mostly filled with teenagers and those whose future in the MLB is quite distant, Part II is filled with players that we can expect to see in the majors, perhaps with the Jays, relatively shortly. Some could see a call-up by the end of the year, and some could still be a few years away.
Keep in mind the hitting environment that the Las Vegas hitters enjoy – we’ve seen Yan Gomes and Eric Thames come up to the majors and struggle mightily at times, yet they seem to flourish in AAA. Also keep in mind that the Florida State League is a very tough hitter’s league. While Jake Marisnick’s batting line is less than stellar for the season, sources around the club indicate that he’s actually had a very impressive year swinging the bat. This week’s stats do not corroborate that at first glance, however, the power numbers are there and by all indications he is swinging the bat very well. Those familiar with the team in Dunedin do not believe that Marisnick will remain in Advanced-A for much longer. At most, he will remain there for the rest of the year and open next season in New Hampshire. Alternatively, we could see him make the jump to AA before the end of the year.
A few other prospects are demonstrating that they are ready to make a jump to the next level. Although it is likely that older and more experienced starters RHP Anthony DeSclafani and RHP David Rollins will see a call-up to Dunedin first, Aaron Sanchez is doing his best to demonstrate his worth for a call. He has been absolutely dominant of late for the Lansing Lugnuts, as you will see below. Should Marisnick see a call-up to New Hampshire before year’s end, OF Kevin Pillar is the most likely to get the call to Dunedin. RHP Asher Wojciechowski has finally turned it on and is pushing for a call-up to New Hampshire, while 3B Mark Sobolewski has been on a power surge in New Hampshire and could be deserving of a call-up to Las Vegas.
LANSING LUGNUTS – A-BALL
Aaron Sanchez – RHP – 10 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K, 12 groundouts – 2 flyouts
Noah Syndergaard – RHP – 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 3 groundouts – 1 flyout
Kevin Pillar – OF – 8/23, 2B, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 SB, 1 CS
Gustavo Pierre – 3B – 7/17, 0 BB, 5 K
K.C. Hobson – 1B – 9/27, 2 2B, 4 BB, 4 K
Andy Burns – SS – 7/21, 2B, 3B, HR, 2 BB, 7 K, 3 SB
DUNEDIN BLUE JAYS – ADVANCED A-BALL
Asher Wojciechowski – 12 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 15 groundouts – 7 flyouts
Danny Barnes – 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 groundouts – 1 flyout
Jake Marisnick – 6/31, 2 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 3 BB, 4 K
NEW HAMPSHIRE FISHER CATS – DOUBLE-A
John Stilson – RHP – 10 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 7 BB, 7 K, 13 groundouts – 5 flyouts
Kenen Bailli – 1B/OF – 8/20, 2 2B, 0 BB, 4 K
Mark Sobolewski – 3B – 13/31, 2 2B, 3 HR, 1 BB, 5 K
LAS VEGAS 51s – TRIPLE-A
Anthony Gose – CF – 8/28, 2B, 4 BB, 7 K, 2 SB, 1 CS
Travis Snider – LF – 9/31, 3 2B, 3 BB, 6 K
Moises Sierra – RF – 13/30, 3 2B, 3 HR, 4 BB, 4 K
Eric Thames – LF – 14/30, 5 2B, 1 BB, 5 K
Yan Gomes – C/1B/3B – 10/26, 3 2B, HR, 3 BB, 9 K
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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