Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects 2014: Stock Update For 5 Best Players

Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects 2014: Stock Update For 5 Best Players

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While the Toronto Blue Jays have not had luck with signing their first-round picks in recent years, they still have quite the farm system. This past year's draft provided them with several high-risk, high-ceiling players. Here is a look at their top five minor league prospects.

5. Jeff Hoffman

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5. Jeff Hoffman

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Had he not gotten Tommy John surgery at the start of the college season this year, Jeff Hoffman may have been the first pick of the 2014 draft. As one of the best college pitchers available, Hoffman possesses a high-90s fastball and the makeup to control games. He will not pitch this season, but is set to debut in 2015.

4. Max Pentecost

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4. Max Pentecost

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Many viewed Max Pentecost as the best college catcher in the 2014 draft. He not only led a small school to the Super Regionals, he dominated the Cape Cod league the summer before. As a professional, he was promoted from the Rookie League after just six games. He is currently playing at High-A Vancouver, where he is batting .313 in 19 games.

3. Aaron Sanchez

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3. Aaron Sanchez

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For years, Aaron Sanchez has been viewed as one of the top arms in the organization. He has the stuff to be a top of the rotation starter, and has impressed with his short time in the Blue Jays bullpen thus far. In his 22 minor league starts, he was 3-7 with an ERA of 3.95 and 84 strikeouts. Next year he looks to be a permanent member of the team's rotation.

2. Dalton Pompey

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2. Dalton Pompey

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With one of the best baseball names in the minor leagues, Dalton Pompey has the making of a future star outfielder. This season through three levels, he has a .312 batting average with 39 steals. His patient eye and speed makes him a perfect top of the order hitter. Already playing in AAA, it won't be long until Pompey debuts.

1. Daniel Norris

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1. Daniel Norris

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Daniel Norris has quickly become the team's best minor league pitcher. The left hander doesn't overpower hitters, but his steady command and mixing of pitches keeps him in control. In 24 starts through three levels, Norris is 12-1 with 2.20 average. He has also struck out 157 batters in 118.2 innings. He has the look of a future ace.

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