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Six former Lugnuts head to Hohokam, and more spring training Nuts news

March 14, 2022

See that photo? That's Christian Lopes, who played with Bryce Harper while growing up, was drafted out of high school by the Blue Jays in 2011, and played 129 games with the Lugnuts in 2013. Nine years later, Lopes has Triple-A experience in Toronto's, Texas's and Arizona's organizations, and just

Top prospects opening 2019 in the Majors

Tatis, Jiménez, Robles lead large crop on MLB's Opening Day
March 28, 2019

Are the tides turning?This is perhaps the most aggressive teams have been in pushing top prospects to the Major Leagues in recent memory. In 2018, nine of's Top 100 Prospects found themselves on Major League Opening Day rosters. This year -- when 28 of the game's 30 clubs will

Toolshed selects the 2018 All-MiLB Team

Guerrero, Jimenez, Paddack were among the best of the best
December 21, 2018

Each offseason, goes position by position for every farm system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. The result is our Organization All-Star series, which is now in the books for 2018.This edition of Toolshed caps the

Blue Jays system ready to make an impact

Top prospects Guerrero, Bichette build strong case for The Show
December 18, 2018

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The Blue Jays were a distant fourth in the American League East this year, finishing 17

Montoyo prepared to manage young Jays

Ex-Rays Minor League skipper has perfect skill set for Toronto
December 11, 2018

LAS VEGAS -- By definition only, Charlie Montoyo will be a Major League rookie manager when he starts with the Blue Jays because it's his first gig at baseball's highest level. But Montoyo, who was hired after a three-year stint with the Rays as third-base coach and bench coach, won't

MVP Meneses headlines IL All-Stars

August 28, 2018

The International League today announced its Postseason All-Star Team and Award Winners as selected by the circuit's managers, coaches, media, and club representatives. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, who with the League's best record have already clinched the North Division title, are the first team since Norfolk in 1995 to sweep

Blue Jays call up Jansen from Triple-A's No. 73 prospect earns promotion with Reid-Foley
August 12, 2018

It's been a rough year for the Blue Jays, but Toronto will soon see a glimpse into its bright future. With an injury to infielder Yangervis Solarte, the club promoted third-ranked prospectDanny Jansen from Triple-A Buffalo to the Majors. No. 10 prospect Sean Reid-Foley was also added to Toronto's taxi squad

Bisons' Jansen cracks pair of homers

Blue Jays No. 6 prospect backs strong start by Reid-Foley
July 22, 2018

Danny Jansen arrived at Coca-Cola Field frustrated yet determined. The Blue Jays' sixth-ranked prospect had two hits in his previous 25 at-bats, with appearances in the Triple-A All-Star Game and the Futures Game keeping him from finding any sort of groove. He figured things out Sunday, homering twice and plating three runs

IL notes: Jansen back to being himself

Blue Jays No. 6 prospect among IL leaders in batting, OBP
June 11, 2018

Last fall, Buffalo hitting coach Corey Hart had some "homework" for Danny Jansen."I gave him something to work on over the offseason," Hart said. "When he came back, it was amazing -- he had worked on it and perfected it. We wanted him to 'load' into his backside instead of

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 24

Toussaint climbs K leaderboard; Jays' Jansen doubles thrice
May 25, 2018

Theme of the dayArms racing: Entering his rehab outing with Triple-A Memphis on Thursday, Cardinals top prospectAlex Reyes had struck out 31 over three starts between Class A Peoria, Class A Advanced Palm Beach and Double-A Springfield. So what could he possibly do to top himself? How about setting a Pacific

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 29

Marlins' Harrison homers again; Jays' Jansen proves bona fides
April 30, 2018

Theme of the dayDo not doubt the Pacific Coast League:Kyle Tucker, Luis Urías and Dustin Fowler have all had their rough days in the first month of the season, but Sunday was not among them. Tucker homered as part of a three-hit game for Fresno, Urias reached base five times

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 9

Jays' Jansen picks up where he left off; Greene, McKay take hill
April 10, 2018

Theme of the daySucceeding one way:Hunter Greene and Brendan McKay -- the second and fourth overall picks in the 2017 Draft, respectively -- both entered pro ball as potential two-way stars. Greene has given up the shortstop position -- for now -- to focus on the mound with the Reds'

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

Jays' Jansen 'rides wave' to reach new heights

Toronto's No. 17 prospect quietly joins Minors' top hitting catchers
December 7, 2017

Danny Jansen had decided that 2017 would be different.He'd been limited to 53 games in 2015 due to a broken left hand and 57 games a year ago with a fractured hamate bone. Over those two seasons, he had hit .210 and .218, respectively.

Bisons' Jansen homers twice on four-hit night

Blue Jays' 18th-ranked prospect finishes double short of the cycle
August 22, 2017

In the seventh inning Monday night, Danny Jansen got his marching orders."After the third at-bat, I was standing on first and Red Sox first baseman [Blake Swihart] said, 'You've gotta get a double now,'" Toronto's No. 18 prospect said. "Obviously, [hitting for the cycle] is in your head. You're thinking

Jansen homers twice in D-Jays' big inning

No. 22 Toronto prospect combines with Pentecost to go 8-for-11
May 7, 2017

Back in Spring Training, Danny Jansen spoke some prophetic words to teammate Max Pentecost. Now his prediction is fueling the heart of a potent Florida State League lineup.Jansen, the cleanup hitter and No. 22 Blue Jays prospect, homered twice in a nine-run third inning on a 4-for-5 day and Pentecost