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Toolshed's best of the decade: Offensive players

Reviewing, ranking 2010s MiLBY winners for work with the bat
October 27, 2020

There was no Minor League season in 2020, and unfortunately, that means there will be no MiLBY Awards this year either. In their stead, Toolshed is taking the next couple weeks to look back at MiLBY winners from the major categories in the 2010s. The series will rank all the

Bichette gets call he's been waiting for

Toronto promotes No. 1 prospect in wake of Stroman trade
July 28, 2019

Bo knows baseball and now he'll display that knowledge in The Show.In the wake of Sunday's Marcus Stroman trade to the Mets, top-ranked Blue Jays prospectBo Bichette was brought up to the Major Leagues.

Bichette breaks out power for Bisons

Top Blue Jays prospect homers twice, drives in three runs
July 17, 2019

Since coming back from the injured list at the end of June, Bo Bichette has done plenty of damage at the plate in the International League. It was more of the same from the top Blue Jays prospect on Wednesday. Bichette recorded his first career multi-homer game, going deep twice and driving

Bisons' Bichette collects three more hits

Top-ranked Blue Jays prospect homers, raps pair of doubles
July 5, 2019

Bo Bichette is showing no signs of cooling off -- and that's not good for International League's eighth overall prospect homered, doubled twice, drove in a pair and scored twice Friday as Triple-A Buffalo handled Syracuse, 8-2, at NBT Bank Stadium.

Bichette heating up at dish for Bisons

Top Blue Jays prospect posts first four-hit game at Triple-A
June 23, 2019

In their race to the big leagues, former top Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. got the head start on Bo Bichette. Since returning from the injured list, Toronto's current top talent is doing everything he can to meet Guerrero there.Bichette notched four hits for the first time in Triple-A,

Bichette gets back in the swing of things

Top Blue Jays prospect drives in season-high five for Bisons
June 20, 2019

In the midst of a minor skid at the plate, Bo Bichette was back to vintage form Thursday.Toronto's top prospect looked like his old self after collecting three knocks -- including a three-run homer and a double -- setting a season high with five RBIs and scoring twice to power

Bo to return to Triple-A after four-hit effort

No. 8 overall prospect posted 1.415 OPS in four rehab games
June 11, 2019

By his own admission, patience is not one of Bo Bichette's strong suits. The good news is that the 21-year-old won't have to wait too much longer to return to the Minors' highest level.After collecting four hits in the nightcap of a doubleheader for Class A Advanced Dunedin on Tuesday,

Blue Jays' Bichette suffers broken hand

No. 10 overall prospect hit by pitch Monday with Triple-A Buffalo
April 23, 2019

One of the Minor Leagues' most exciting lineups could be without one of its most promising bats for some time.No. 10 overall prospect Bo Bichette was diagnosed with a broken left hand, one night after he was hit by a pitch while playing for Triple-A Buffalo. He is expected to

Vlad Jr. crushes mammoth homer for Buffalo

Top Jays prospects Guerrero, Bichette deliver four hits, four RBIs
April 17, 2019

There's not much to say that hasn't already said about Vladimir Guerrero Jr., but the slugger just keeps on putting on a hitting clinic. Baseball's top overall prospect collected two hits -- including a towering home run -- and scored twice, but Triple-A Buffalo fell to Pawtucket, 11-8, on Wednesday night

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 5

Manning spins gem for 'Wolves; Bichette gets first Triple-A hits
April 6, 2019

Tigers RHP Matt Manning, Double-A Erie: 5 IP, 1 R/ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 5 K -- One night after top Tigers prospect Casey Mizetossed five scoreless innings, Manning nearly matched him. The right-hander surrendered an RBI double to Rashad Crawford in the second inning, but it was the only

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.,

Jays reassign Bichette to Minors

Pirates send down No. 2 prospect Hayes as well
March 18, 2019

Bo Bichette might not be in big league camp anymore, but he certainly made the most of his opportunity. The Blue Jays reassigned their No. 2 prospect to Minor League camp Monday. Bichette impressed during his second Major League Spring Training, batting .417/.485/.833 with four home runs, eight runs scored, five

Bichette turns power on for Blue Jays

Toronto's No. 2 prospect cranks two jacks on three-hit day
March 10, 2019

On a day when the Blue Jays got bad news about Vladimir Guerrero Jr., their No. 2 prospect stepped up in his absence.Shortly after Toronto announced its top prospect will miss three weeks with a left oblique strain, the club got some big offensive output from Bo Bichette. Baseball's No.

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

Jays invite Guerrero, Bichette to camp

Toronto's top pair of prospects will head to Spring Training
January 26, 2019

Much has been made of whether Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will begin the 2019 season in the Major Leagues. Turns out, he'll have the opportunity to compete against the game's best sooner rather than later. Baseball's top prospect will head to Major League Spring Training in a few weeks, the Blue Jays

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

Bichette to skip AFL with minor injuries

Blue Jays No. 2 prospect experienced elbow, knee soreness
September 28, 2018

Bo Bichette's longest season in professional baseball culminated in a championship, but that will be the last time he touches the field in 2018.'s No. 9 overall prospect was dropped from the Arizona Fall League roster due to minor elbow and knee soreness, the Blue Jays announced Friday. Blue Jays No.

Bichette's perfect night lifts New Hampshire

Jays' No. 2 prospect reaches five times, Cats take 2-0 semis lead
September 6, 2018

Bo Bichette seems to have mastered the postseason in his second shot.After going 1-for-11 for Class A Advanced Dunedin last year, Bichette has seven hits in his first eight at-bats this postseason. He went 3-for-3 with a walk and was hit by a pitch for a perfect night at the

Eastern League playoff preview

Biggio, Bichette lead Cats vs. Thunder; Ducks take on Curve
September 4, 2018

No stranger to the postseason, Trenton has made the most of its trips by reaching the Eastern League Finals in seven of the last 11 seasons. In capturing the Eastern Division for the second straight year, they are three wins away from yet another appearance.Looking to thwart the charging Thunder

Bichette keeps rolling with three knocks

Blue Jays No. 2 prospect posts fifth straight multi-hit game
August 30, 2018

Blue Jays fans have been captived all season by top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr., but Bo Bichette is still flourishing back in the Eastern League.Toronto's No. 2 prospect collected his fifth straight multi-hit game, tallying three knocks and adding a walk, as Double-A New Hampshire beat Portland, 4-2, on Thursday.

Guerrero, Whitley headline AFL rosters

Scottsdale, Surprise squads loaded with top prospect talent
August 30, 2018

The Arizona Fall League has long been considered a finishing school for many of the game's top prospects. Now, we know what the Class of 2018 will look like.Top overall prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and No. 7 Forrest Whitley were two of the 17 top-100 prospects named to the six

2018 Eastern League All-Star Team Announced

August 23, 2018

The Eastern League of Professional Baseball is pleased to announce the selections for the 2018 Eastern League All-Star Team as voted on by respective Eastern League managers and coaches and media personnel.

2018 Eastern League All-Star Team Announced

August 23, 2018

The Eastern League of Professional Baseball is pleased to announce the selections for the 2018 Eastern League All-Star Team as voted on by respective Eastern League managers and coaches and media personnel.

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 20

Rays' Liberatore continues GCL run; Bucs' Swaggerty goes deep
August 21, 2018

Theme of the dayYoung guns: The Braves called up No. 13 prospectBryse Wilson to make his Major League debut in Pittsburgh. When he took the hill (and eventually tossed five scoreless innings), the 20-year-old right-hander became the youngest pitcher to start a game this season. On the Minor League side,