Blue Jays Nation’s 2023 Preseason Top 50: #3 Brandon Barriera
Blue Jays Nation Blog
by Brennan Delaney
3h ago
Our last 2022 draftee also ranks as Blue Jays Nation’s third best prospect. Brandon Barriera may not have any statistics yet, but his stuff has been described as “the nastiest” in the 2022 class. Before we jump into the profile, let’s look at the criteria! Brennan’s criteria: Instead of writing this out every time I did for the mid-season Top 60, I’ll copy and paste my criteria for how I rank and scout these players. There are many factors that determine a top prospect. The eye test is the biggest driver in determining a top prospect, but proximity to the majors, ceiling, and floor is also imp ..read more
Visit website
Cito Gaston is apparently among the possible candidates to be considered for the Hall of Fame by the Era Committee this year
Blue Jays Nation Blog
by Cam Lewis
3h ago
A former Blue Jay was elected into the Hall of Fame this year by the Era Committee. Might we see another one make it in next time around? According to Jon Morosi, long-time Blue Jay manager Cito Gaston is among the possible candidates for the next Baseball Hall of Fame Era Committee vote in December… Jim Leyland, Cito Gaston and Brian Sabean are among the possible candidates for the next @baseballhall era committee vote in December 2023. I'll examine their candidacies coming up at 10:30 am ET on @MLBNetwork. Please join us! @Tigers @BlueJays @SFGiants @Yankees — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) Januar ..read more
Visit website
Blue Jays Nation’s 2023 Preseason Top 50: #5 Yosver Zulueta
Blue Jays Nation Blog
by Brennan Delaney
2d ago
We’re approaching the upper-echelon of Blue Jays prospects, as today we’re looking at 25-year-old flamethrower, Yosver Zulueta. Did you know, that this was his first real season in the Blue Jays organization? Not only that, but he had a quick rise, playing in all “A” levels, ending his season with the Buffalo Bisons. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that before! But before we look into his season, let’s look at the criteria. Brennan’s criteria: Instead of writing this out every time I did for the mid-season Top 60, I’ll copy and paste my criteria for how I rank and scout these players. There are ma ..read more
Visit website
The Blue Jays should try to trade for Kansas City Royals closer Scott Barlow if he’s available
Blue Jays Nation Blog
by Brennan Delaney
3d ago
If closer Scott Barlow becomes available, the Blue Jays should be all over that. As you may know, the Royals signed left-handed reliever Aroldis Chapman around a week ago. That could mean that their closer, Barlow, could become available. Furthermore, USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale noted that more moves could be coming. The Kansas City #Royals have been busy on the trade market, and still have a couple of more deals they are lining up now. Stay tuned. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 24, 2023 That begs the question, why should the Jays be all over Barlow? Scott Barlow could be that hig ..read more
Visit website
Prospect Devereaux Harrison talks about the Dirtbags, being drafted by the Blue Jays, and his first pro season
Blue Jays Nation Blog
by Tyson Shushkewich
3d ago
Following his time at Vacaville High School (Vacaville, California), right-hander Devereaux Harrison knew that Long Beach State was going to be the right place for him, “I knew I wasn’t going to be the biggest kid on campus and the whole squad is full of grinders. Long Beach State has an excellent baseball program and was definitely one of my dream schools that I was considering in high school.” Boasting alumni such as Evan Longoria, Jason Giambi, Jeff McNeil, and former Blue Jays infielder Troy Tulowitzki (amongst others), Harrison joined the Dirtbags during the 2020 season, which saw him mak ..read more
Visit website
Blue Jays Nation’s 2023 Preseason Top 50: #6 Spencer Horwitz
Blue Jays Nation Blog
by Brennan Delaney
3d ago
This is quite ironic and unintentional, but today’s prospect, Spencer Horwitz, ranked as Blue Jays Nation’s 6th best prospect in the 2022 preseason list. I’m higher than most on the 25-year-old first baseman/left fielder. The hit tool is arguably the best in the organization, especially as Gabriel Moreno (who would’ve ranked second) was traded in late December. But before we look at why I’m so high on him, let’s view the criteria. Brennan’s criteria: Instead of writing this out every time I did for the mid-season Top 60, I’ll copy and paste my criteria for how I rank and scout these players. T ..read more
Visit website
The Blue Jays are apparently among the teams interested in adding one of the “lefties still out there”
Blue Jays Nation Blog
by Cam Lewis
3d ago
We’re into the Dog Days of Winter now as pretty much everybody around baseball has done their heavy lifting for the off-season. With just over two months left until Opening Day, there are still a handful of notable names left floating around in free agency who don’t yet have contracts for the 2023 season. There’s been plenty of talk about the Blue Jays adding another outfielder who can smash lefty pitching, but another thing worth considering is Toronto adding another left-handed pitcher to the bullpen. Over at The Athletic, Ken Rosenthal wrote a column about some of the players who are still ..read more
Visit website
Buck Martinez will reportedly be back in the Blue Jays broadcast booth for the 2023 season
Blue Jays Nation Blog
by Cam Lewis
3d ago
Swing and a drive! With just over two months left until the start of the 2023 Major League Baseball season, we got a major update about the Toronto Blue Jays’ broadcast booth. According to Bob Elliott, Buck Martinez will be back calling games this season… Hearing broadcaster Buck Martinez will be back in the Blue Jays booth for the 2023 season @BlueJays @Sportsnet — bob elliott (@elliottbaseball) January 24, 2023 We’ve known for a while that Sportsnet’s broadcasts for the upcoming season were going to feature Dan Shulman, who has given up his ESPN Radio gig in order to take on a larger role ..read more
Visit website
Whit Merrifield’s late-season success may be difficult to replicate in 2023
Blue Jays Nation Blog
by Thomas Hall
3d ago
After joining the Toronto Blue Jays in a midseason trade from the Kansas City Royals last season, Whit Merrifield is entering his first full campaign with the franchise, in which he hopes to serve as an everyday contributor during his age-34 season. Merrifield’s tenure with the Blue Jays didn’t start on a positive note, though, as he faltered to a .182/.239/.227 slash line with a 35 wRC+ across his first 26 games. He also struck out considerably more than expected, nearly eclipsing a 20 per cent clip. But the right-hander found his footing almost immediately after teammate Santiago Espinal suf ..read more
Visit website
Blue Jays prospect Trenton Wallace discusses the University of Iowa, the 2021 MLB Draft, and playing at Nat Bailey Stadium
Blue Jays Nation Blog
by Tyson Shushkewich
4d ago
Hailing from Rock Island, Illinois, Blue Jays prospect Trenton Wallace decided to take his talents to the University of Iowa after a solid high school career at Davenport Assumption (Davenport, Iowa). “My decision to attend the University of Iowa was because it felt like home more and more after each visit. I became closer with the coaching staff and the team was very welcoming each time I visited. The way they competed at every game I attended, and with the competitive edge I have, I knew it was the place to be. They also intrigued me by allowing me to play as a two-way player which only one ..read more
Visit website

Follow Blue Jays Nation Blog on Feedspot

Continue with Google
OR