2020 Prospect Projections: AL East rookies

McKay ready to help Rays rotation; Garcia, Pearson should wait

Brendan McKay's 1.10 ERA ranked second among Minor Leaguers with at least 70 innings in 2019. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | January 7, 2020 10:08 AM ET

Two-way Rays prospect Brendan McKay would fit right into his Major League club's starting rotation, according to Steamer600's projections for the 2020 season.

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Murray, Conine carry changing Jays system

After star prospects graduate, others emerge to lead solid group

Joey Murray tied for seventh in the Minor Leagues with 169 strikeouts in 2019. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Jordan Wolf | December 18, 2019 10:15 AM ET

Griffin Conine slugged 22 homers in 80 games and Joey Murray tied for seventh in the Minors with 169 strikeouts to lead the Toronto Blue Jays Organization All-Stars.

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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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