Jays' Rees wings way to MiLBY award

Unheralded second-year reliever excels in quest to 'get guys out'

Jackson Rees held opposing batters to a .183 average with a 0.89 WHIP over two levels this season. (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Tarpons)

By Duane Cross | November 7, 2019 10:28 AM ET

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Jackson Rees made significant strides during his second season in the 'pen, going 5-2 with a 0.73 ERA and nine saves to earn MiLBY Top Relief Pitcher honors.

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Head of the Class: Class A Advanced

Padres' Campusano breaks out bat; Astros' Garcia brings heat

Luis Campusano batted .325 for Lake Elsinore, leading all Class A Advanced batters this season. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | September 30, 2019 10:15 AM ET

Padres catcher Luis Campusano and Astros right-hander Luis Garcia delivered strong campaigns in 2019, while Blue Jays righty Simeon Woods Richardson impressed in a brief Florida State League stint.

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Head of the Class: Full-season Class A

Jays' Conine flexes muscle; Giants' Corry consistently dominant

Griffin Conine led the Midwest League in homers despite missing the first 50 games of the season. (Lansing Lugnuts)

By Jordan Wolf | September 26, 2019 10:21 AM ET

Blue Jays slugger Griffin Conine and Giants southpaw Seth Corry were the leaders of the pack at the Class A level this season, while Indians prospect Will Benson left his mark with a milestone performance.

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Jays' Quinones among four suspended

Right-hander highlights quartet punished for drug violations

Luis Quinones held opponents to a .138 batting average and posted a 0.98 WHIP in 36 2/3 innings in 2019. (Jared Ravich/MiLB.com)

By Chris Tripodi | September 20, 2019 5:49 PM ET

Blue Jays right-hander Luis Quinones was among four Minor Leaguers suspended by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball on Friday, receiving an 80-game ban for Nandrolone.

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Prospect Roundup: Games of August 27

Jays' Kay puts up six zeros; Cubs' Hoerner collects three hits

Anthony Kay is 2-1 with a 1.89 ERA in six starts since coming over from the Mets system on July 28. (Cheryl Pursell/Lehigh Valley IronPigs)

By Duane Cross and Brian Stultz | August 28, 2019 10:15 AM ET

Blue Jays left-hander Anthony Kay threw his second straight scoreless start for Triple-A Buffalo while Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner collected three hits for Double-A Tennessee.

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Prospect Roundup: Games of August 21

Kay extends Bisons' shutout streak; Angels' Marsh keeps raking

Anthony Kay has allowed two earned runs on eight hits over 17 innings in his last three starts. (Cheryl Pursell/Lehigh Valley IronPigs)

August 22, 2019 10:16 AM ET

Blue Jays left-hander Anthony Kay extended a scoreless streak for Triple-A Buffalo starters while outfielder Brandon Marsh stayed hot with three hits for Double-A Mobile.

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Jays' Pearson spins gem in Triple-A debut

No. 14 overall prospect hurls seven shutout innings for Bisons

Nate Pearson has recorded 14 scoreless outings across three levels this season. (Bare Antolos/Rochester Red Wings)

By Andrew Battifarano | August 20, 2019 10:07 PM ET

Toronto Blue Jays No. 2 prospect Nate Pearson allowed three hits over a career-best seven scoreless innings, but the Buffalo Bisons dropped a 4-1 decision to Rochester.

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Zeuch goes distance in Bisons' no-hitter

Jays No. 17 prospect delivers club's first feat since Colon in '97

T.J. Zeuch celebrates with new catcher Beau Taylor after throwing a no-hitter for Buffalo. (Joe Territo/Rochester Red Wings)

By Brian Stultz | August 19, 2019 10:01 PM ET

Blue Jays No. 17 prospect T.J. Zeuch delivered the club's first no-no since Bartolo Colon on June 20, 1997 in Triple-A Buffalo's 3-0 victory over Rochester on Monday.

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Jays' Pearson heads to Triple-A Bisons

Club's No. 2 prospect gets promoted for second time this year

In 22 starts across two levels, Pearson has gone 4-4 with 104 strikeouts and a 2.15 ERA. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Dan Stokes | August 18, 2019 4:40 PM ET

Second-ranked Toronto Blue Jays prospect Nate Pearson headed to Triple-A Buffalo after striking out 69 over 62 2/3 innings in the Eastern League, his second promotion of the season.

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Pearson finally gets first Double-A win

Blue Jays No. 2 prospect hurls 5 2/3 scoreless frames for Cats

With a sample size of 17 2/3 innings, leadoff hitters are batting .151 against Pearson with a 0.51 ERA. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Dan Stokes | August 16, 2019 2:18 AM ET

Toronto Blue Jays No. 2 prospect Nate Pearson hurled 5 2/3 innings for his first Double-A victory in 16 outings as New Hampshire squeaked by Binghamton, 1-0.

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