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State of the System: Toronto Blue Jays

Pearson, Martin soaring among balanced group of prospects
@AndrewAtBatt
November 30, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.

Prospects in the Blue Jays’ 2020 player pool

Pearson, Woods Richardson ready to soar north of the border
@RobTnova24
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 August 27

Jays' Kay puts up six zeros; Cubs' Hoerner collects three hits
August 28, 2019

Blue Jays LHP Anthony Kay, Triple-A Buffalo: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 5 K -- The fifth-ranked Toronto prospect twirled his second straight scoreless start, anchoring the Bisons' 5-3 win over Rochester. Kay retired the first six batters, benefited from a pair of double plays and only allowed two

Prospect Roundup: Games of August 21

Kay extends Bisons' shutout streak; Angels' Marsh keeps raking
August 22, 2019

Blue Jays LHP Anthony Kay, Triple-A Buffalo: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K -- Toronto's No. 5 prospect extended Buffalo's scoreless streak among its starting pitchers, pushing it to 22 innings with six stellar frames. After T.J. Zeuch's no-hitter on Monday night and seven scoreless frames

Prospect Roundup: Games of August 11

Astros' Armenteros unhittable; Jazz reaches base five times
August 12, 2019

Astros RHP Rogelio Armenteros, Triple-A Round Rock: 6 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 BB, 4 K-- Houston's No. 22 prospect was unhittable in his 16th start for the Express. Armenteros retired 16 of the first 17 batters he faced before issuing back-to-back walks in the sixth. It was first the

Mets trade two prospects for Stroman

Kay, Woods Richardson head to Blue Jays in three-player deal
July 28, 2019

You have to give something to get something, and the Mets' cost of acquiring an All-Star arm is two of their top pitching prospects.The Mets traded No. 4 prospectAnthony Kay and sixth-ranked Simeon Woods Richardson to the Blue Jays for big league right-hander Marcus Stroman and cash considerations. Stroman, a Long Island native,

Mets' Kay makes the jump up to Triple-A

No. 7 prospect in New York system posted 1.49 ERA in EL
June 11, 2019

Anthony Kay is one step closer to the Majors.The Mets' seventh-ranked prospect was promoted to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday after making 12 starts with Double-A Binghamton. Over that time, the left-hander put together a 1.49 ERA, second in the Eastern League behind top Detroit prospectCasey Mize, who has a 1.27

Kay dazzles again for Rumble Ponies

No. 7 Mets prospect strikes out nine, lowers ERA to 1.49
June 8, 2019

From the start of the season, Anthony Kay has established himself as not only one of the best arms in the Eastern League but all of Double-A with his lethal three-pitch mix. On Saturday, he deployed all three and continued to live up to his billing. The seventh-ranked Mets prospect struck out

Rumble Ponies' Kay spins yet another gem

Mets No. 7 prospect delivers seven hitless frames, fans seven
May 20, 2019

Anthony Kay was nearly hitless in his last start. On Monday, he actually was.The Mets' No. 7 prospect didn't allow a hit over seven frames to lead Double-A Binghamton to a 3-0 win over Bowie at Prince George's Stadium. He struck out seven and walked one.

Rumble Ponies' Kay hurls three-hitter

Seventh-ranked Mets prospect records his first complete game
May 14, 2019

Anthony Kay stayed in his groove. The Mets' seventh-ranked prospect pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game, leading Double-A Binghamton to a 7-0 blanking of Altoona in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader at NYSEG Stadium. He struck out eight and walked one.

Kay gets back in the saddle for Ponies

No. 8 Mets prospect strikes out 10 over six shutout frames
April 22, 2019

After a rough outing his last time on the hill, Anthony Kay decided it was time to make a change -- he was going to speed things up.The No. 8 Mets prospect spent the week working on accelerating the tempo in his delivery and brought this new modification with him

Healthy Kay making mark with Columbia

Like townsman Matz, No. 14 Mets prospect strong after surgery
May 31, 2018

Lou Petrucci has been the baseball coach at Ward Melville High School in Setauket-East Setauket, New York, for over a decade and had coached elsewhere for nearly two decades before that, but he's never come across anybody who hates losing more than Anthony Kay does.So when Kay lost about a

Fireflies' Kay notches first professional win

Mets No. 14 prospect scatters three hits over six shutout innings
April 22, 2018

You never forget your first one.And for Class A Columbia starter Anthony Kay, his first professional baseball win -- Sunday's 5-0 result against Hickory at Spirit Communications Park -- was especially unforgettable because it came in just his third outing since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Mets Prospect Primer: Gimenez atop next wave

Teenager leads New York talent pool, Ponies taking step forward
March 28, 2018

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 2018 season approaching, MiLB.com takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining star: Andrés Giménez, SSFollowing