Jays reassign Bichette to Minors

Pirates send down No. 2 prospect Hayes as well

Bo Bichette participated in the All-Star Futures Game during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. (Nathan Denette/AP)

By Chris Bumbaca | March 18, 2019 6:36 PM ET

Toronto reassigned its No. 2 prospect Bo Bichette to Minor League camp on Monday, while Pittsburgh did the same for its second-ranked prospect, Ke'Bryan Hayes.

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Jays' Groshans hopes to follow familiar path

Shortstop/third baseman getting set to fit mold of Bichette, Smith

Jordan Groshans produced a .799 OPS across two levels in his first Minor League season. (Buck Davidson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | March 13, 2019 10:27 AM ET

For No. 6 Blue Jays prospect Jordan Groshans, there are plenty of infielders to look up to in the farm system. Entering his first full season, all involved hope he can be the club's next big thing on the dirt.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Vlad Jr.: 'I'll be working hard to get back'

Top overall prospect talks oblique injury, missing rest of spring

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. suffered his left oblique strain in his sixth Grapefruit League game of the spring. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

By Sam Dykstra | March 12, 2019 10:57 AM ET

Top overall prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. talked about the oblique injury that will cause him to miss three weeks from the Blue Jays' Spring Training home in Dunedin.

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Bichette turns power on for Blue Jays

Toronto's No. 2 prospect cranks two jacks on three-hit day

Bo Bichette led the Eastern League in hits last season with 154 hits for Double-A New Hampshire. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

March 10, 2019 5:31 PM ET

The second-ranked Blue Jays prospect Bo Bichette smacked a pair of dingers and a double as Toronto coasted by Minnesota, 10-1, on Sunday.

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Vlad Jr. out with strained left oblique

Top Blue Jays prospect expected to miss three weeks

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has posted a .211/.250/.316 slash line in six Spring Training games with the Blue Jays this month. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

By Tyler Maun | March 10, 2019 11:50 AM ET

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., MLB.com's top overall prospect, suffered a Grade 1 strain of his left oblique on Friday and is expected to miss about three weeks, the Blue Jays announced Sunday.

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Paddack dazzles on mound for Padres

No. 34 overall prospect fans seven over four scoreless innings

The Padres acquired Chris Paddack from the Marlins for Fernando Rodney in June 2016. (Matt York/AP)

March 8, 2019 5:44 PM ET

Padres No. 5 prospect Chris Paddack fired four scoreless innings Friday, striking out seven and allowing three hits, in a 6-5 Cactus League loss to the A's.

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Farm System Rankings: Overall (10-1)

Padres, Rays, Braves battle for top spot in 2019

San Diego's Fernando Tatis Jr. and MacKenzie Gore are two of MLB.com's top 15 overall prospects. (Charlie Riedel/AP, Fort Wayne TinCaps)

By Sam Dykstra | March 6, 2019 10:08 AM ET

The Padres, Rays and Braves compete for the top three spots as MiLB.com concludes its Farm System Rankings with the top 10 overall systems in the game heading into the 2019 season.

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Jays' Vlad heats up with punishing double

Baseball's top prospect connects on one-handed laser to wall

Two of top Toronto prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s first three hits this spring have been doubles. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

March 3, 2019 5:39 PM ET

Baseball's top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. clobbered a one-handed double in his first at-bat of the afternoon as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees, 5-2, on Sunday.

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Farm system rankings: Pitchers (20-11)

Keller ready to make impact with Bucs; Jays more than big bats

Mitch Keller struck out 57 over 52 1/3 innings in the International League to end last season. (Joe Santry/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | February 19, 2019 11:03 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 20-11, based on pitching talent and depth.

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Farm system rankings: Position players 10-1

Rays still loaded; Jays have talent to back top prospect Vlad Jr.

Wander Franco notched a 1.004 OPS in 61 Appalachian League games last summer. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | February 13, 2019 10:09 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 10-1, based on the strength of position players.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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