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Prospects in the Blue Jays’ 2020 player pool

Pearson, Woods Richardson ready to soar north of the border
July 15, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 19

Rockies' Welker homers again; Royals' Rivera drives in five
June 20, 2019

Rockies 3B Colton Welker, Double-A Hartford: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 1 BB -- Colorado's No. 2 prospect continued his June power binge with his fourth blast of the month, belting a two-run shot to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning. The third baseman's big fly followed

Blue Jays Prospect Primer: Vlad Jr. coming

Top overall prospect ready for bigs; Bichette not too far behind
April 1, 2019

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2019 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Major League-ready: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.,

Paddack dazzles on mound for Padres

No. 34 overall prospect fans seven over four scoreless innings
March 8, 2019

Through a pair of Cactus League starts, Chris Paddack had showed why he belonged at Major League camp. On Friday, he left no doubt as to why he was one of the Minor Leagues' most dominant pitchers last season. The fifth-ranked Padres prospect fanned seven over four scoreless frames, allowing three

Blue Jays call up No. 5 prospect Alford

Outfielder gets chance to impress in Majors to end season
September 17, 2018

Anthony Alford began the 2018 season on the Blue Jays' Major League disabled list. He'll end it in the big league outfield.The fifth-ranked Toronto prospect -- who began the season on the big league disabled list because of a hamstring strain -- was called up Monday by the big club

Toolshed: September expansion preview

A look at which top prospects should, could, won't move up soon
August 31, 2018

The prospects are coming. The prospects are coming.Major League active rosters are set to expand Saturday, Sept. 1, allowing teams the opportunity to include any members of their 40-man rosters in time for the final playoff push. That means a good amount of's Top 100 Prospects will pour into

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 25

Rangers' Crouse fans 12; Giants' Canario tees off twice
July 26, 2018

Theme of the dayLong and strong outings: Wednesday was a day for pitching across the Minor League landscape. No. 40 overall prospectDylan Cease was the most dominant of the bunch, retiring the first 20 batters he faced before finishing with 12 strikeouts in a gem for Double-A Birmingham. Padres No.

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 25

Rays' Adames keeps hits coming; Jays' Alford starting to fly
April 26, 2018

Theme of the nightHow much longer?No. 10 overall prospectMichael Kopech turned in another gem for Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday. The 21-year-old right-hander struck out eight and allowed one earned run on one hit and two walks over six frames against Louisville. He now has a 2.14 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, .189

Blue Jays prospects break out in Florida

Alford, Guerrero Jr., Bichette combine for nine hits in victory
March 8, 2018

The future is arriving early in Toronto.The Blue Jays' top three prospects -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Anthony Alford -- combined for nine hits Thursday afternoon in a 9-3 win over the Orioles in Sarasota.

Guerrero Jr., Bichette lead flock of Blue Jays

Dynamic infield duo, deep rotation help Dunedin capture FSL title
December 18, 2017

This offseason, is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.John Schneider was drafted by the Blue Jays, spent his

The Show Before the Show: Episode 137

Jays' Alford discusses winter ball in Mexico, Major League debut
December 7, 2017

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review The Show Before the Show on iTunes. The podcast is also available via

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 29

Alford builds case for big league return; Mateo adds more triples
August 30, 2017

Angels RHP Jaime Barria, Triple-A Salt Lake: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 85 pitches, 52 strikes -- The Angels' No. 8 prospect continued to impress in his second Triple-A start. Barria has yet to allow an earned run over 10 innings

Blue Jays call up Alford from Double-A

No. 3 prospect goes 0-for-2 against O's in big league debut
May 19, 2017

Called up from Double-A New Hampshire, Blue Jays No. 3 prospect Anthony Alford made his Major League debut on Friday night against the Orioles in Baltimore."I found out late [Thursday] night when I got off the bus," Alford told "My manager pulled me to the side and pretty much

Healthy Alford notches four hits for Fisher Cats

Blue Jays No. 3 prospect heats back up after returning to the lineup
May 17, 2017

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Alford leaves Fisher Cats' game in pain

Blue Jays No. 3 prospect suffers apparent ankle injury
May 7, 2017

A promising season for Anthony Alford hit a snag on Saturday.The Blue Jays' No. 3 prospect left the first game of Double-A New Hampshire's doubleheader after suffering an apparent ankle injury while fielding a ball in the outfield.

Blue Jays' Alford leaves game with apparent injury

May 6, 2017

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Early Lead Holds As 'Cats Corral Rumble Ponies

4-run first, tenacious offense lead to 7-5 win in Binghamton
April 28, 2017

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Prospect Roundup: Games of April 23

Perkins walks off twice for Suns; Alford's strong start continues
April 24, 2017

D-backs LHP Anthony Banda, Triple-A Reno: 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 11 K, 102 pitches, 66 strikes -- The D-backs' top prospect entered Sunday with only nine strikeouts in his first three starts (14 innings) but fanned 11 in a 4-3 win at El

Fisher Cats Outlast Thunder In Extras

Two-run 11th the difference in 4-2 triumph to secure winning road trip
April 20, 2017

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EL notes: Alford on a mission with Fisher Cats

Blue Jays No. 3 prospect inspired by conversation with Raines
April 19, 2017

While feeling a greater level of comfort in his third big league camp this spring, a Hall of Fame conversation sparked in Anthony Alford a new, higher level of expectation.Now, as the Blue Jays' No. 3 prospect begins to come into his own in his first season at Double-A, he pulls no

Scorching Alford stays hot with three hits

Toronto's No. 3 prospect boosts Minors-leading average to .500
April 17, 2017

In a six-year Minor League career full of ups and downs, Anthony Alford probably hopes his current run never ends.

Fisher Cats' Alford continues hot start

Blue Jays No. 3 prospect clubs first Double-A homer, doubles
April 15, 2017

Anthony Alford has seemingly done nothing but hit this season. He connected for his first home run on Saturday, courtesy of a familiar face.The Blue Jays' No. 3 prospect homered, doubled and drove in two runs to raise his average to .464 and help Double-A New Hampshire top Hartford, 8-5,

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 10

Alford reaches base five times; Robles picks up three more hits
April 11, 2017

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Blue Jays Prospect Primer: Next-gen impact

Guerrero Jr. could step out from shadow of former All-Star father
March 31, 2017

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2017 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining star: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.,