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  1. #2941
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    Bichette named Midwest League MVP


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    Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette has done nothing but hit since entering pro ball as a second-round pick last year. He batted .427/.451/.732 in 22 games in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League during his debut, and he's raking at a .372/.433/.570 clip between two Class A stops in his first full season. Bichette is just 19, yet he leads the Minors in hitting, 15 points ahead of Yankees first baseman Garrett Cooper.

    It has been 51 years since a teenager won the Minor League batting championship. The last one was Phillies outfielder Gil Torres, who hit .365 for a Class A Spartanburg club that went 91-35 and featured six future big leaguers, most notably Larry Bowa. Torres topped out in Double-A and batted just .254 in the remaining five years of his career.
    Callis' all prospect lineup;

    Here's what I came up with:
    C: Jake Rogers (Astros' No. 11)
    1B: Peter Alonso (Mets' No. 10)
    2B: Keston Hiura (Brewers' No. 5, MLB No. 92)
    3B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays' No. 1, MLB No. 6)
    SS: Kevin Maitan (Braves' No. 6, MLB No. 44)
    OF: Taylor Trammell (Reds' No. 3, MLB No. 77)
    OF: Estevan Florial (Yankees' No. 4, MLB No. 88)
    OF: Adam Haseley (Phillies' No. 7, MLB No. 98)
    DH: Marcus Wilson (D-backs' No. 8)
    LHP: A.J. Puk (Athletics' No. 2, MLB No. 39)
    RHP: Alec Hansen (White Sox No. 9)
    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/248951...spect-in-2018/

  3. #2943
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    Danny Jansen, C, Toronto

    1. Danny Jansenís offensive indicators are impressive. He has consistently recorded better-than-average strikeout rates and average-ish power numbers as a professional. This is particularly noteworthy, given the low offensive demands of his position.
    2. For this reason, Jansen has not only appeared previously as part of the Next Five but has also become the subject of his own segment during a weekly Blue Jays podcast that I conduct with managing editor Dave Cameron.
    3. Nevertheless, there remain very real concerns about Jansenís defensive capacities. The reports from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen are not optimistic. The numbers support these observations: according to the methodology used by Baseball Prospectus, Jansen has recorded roughly -7 runs as a catcher already this year.
    4. If heís unable to remain at catcher, Jansenís slide down the positional spectrum will be dramatic. To first base, likely. Thatís a swing of roughly 2.5 wins per season. Itís unlikely heíd be able to compensate for that offensively.
    5. Therefore, Iím unlikely to include him among the Five in the foreseeable future.
    6. That said, I am frequently wrong.
    7. Perhaps even usually wrong.
    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-f...-prospects-99/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd02 View Post
    Some of the blue jays top 10 have him 10th or lower.
    well don't read those lists then because whoever wrote them is a moron.. there is no chance Alford is out of the top 10 even if ur not high on him

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    The Future is Bright - Blue Jays Minor League Thread 4.0

    Id love to see a list by an actual baseball writer that doesn't have Alford in the Jays top ten. Please post a link if you have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceUpperCut View Post
    Yeah I don't see why on earth you think Alford wouldn't be top 5 he's easily my 3rd right now. He's a plus runner and defender and easily has the potential to have a plus bat at CF. he's also damn close to MLB ready.
    -Todd already pulled this routine on that piece of crap bluejaysmessageboard.com
    Beeston: "we should be able to support a $140-$150 million payroll and that's the direction that we're headed."
    1.27.11

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    The Future is Bright - Blue Jays Minor League Thread 4.0

    Pearson still perfect with another 3 inning start allowing no hits or BB's.

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    Vladdy has homered for 3 straight games now. He's been even better in Dunedin than in Lansing. If he can keep up his torrid hitting, he has a strong chance to beat Acuna for the #1 prospect in baseball.

    McGuire has also homered for 3 straight games. He has 5 homers in 35 games at AA after hitting only 4 prior to this season. The short porch in right field might've played a role. Nonetheless, he's having a good season aside from the injury. If he can keep this up, he'll definitely be added to the 40 man and we might have to trade guys due to a roster crunch in the offseason.

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    Mcguire's gonna go Piazza on all of our *****.

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    The Future is Bright - Blue Jays Minor League Thread 4.0

    Jansen with one hell of a game tonight. 4-4 two Hrs a triple and single.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceUpperCut View Post
    Jansen with one hell of a game tonight. 4-4 two Hrs a triple and single.
    In AAA? Or AA? Either way pretty damn impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChongInc. View Post
    In AAA? Or AA? Either way pretty damn impressive.
    Triple A.

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