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Toronto Blue Jays

Original Published Date: April 21, 2014
Updated: June 9, 2014

Toronto has gotten off to a much better start than 2013 and has a chance to be a contender throughout the year.  They could use a few more arms, which fortunately they have in the upper minors.  Marcus Stroman has already been promoted and has looked terrific.  Sean Nolin is serviceable and could add depth as well.  From a positional standpoint, it’s weak and the Jays will likely have to look outside the organization for help down the stretch.

1. Next in Line Infield Prospects

  • Dan Johnson (1B, Triple-A) – Fantasy relevance: Low
  • Chris Getz (2B, Triple-A) – Fantasy relevance: Low

Notes: Dan Johnson and Chris Getz provide nice organizational depth if Toronto needs help in the case of an injury.  While Getz can steal a handful of bases, both he and Johnson can be ignored in most fantasy formats.

2. Next in Line Outfield Prospects

  • Anthony Gose (OF, Triple-A) – Fantasy relevance: Medium – PROMOTED: 5/15/14
  • Kevin Pillar (OF, Triple-A) – Fantasy relevance: Low
  • Kenny Wilson (OF, Triple-A) – Fantasy relevance: Low

Notes: Anthony Gose is a plus defender with plus speed but the hit-tool has never allowed him to see consistent playing time when he’s had his chances.  He’s still only 23-years-old and the Blue Jays have not given up on him.  Kenny Wilson is a prospect to keep an eye on.  As with Gose, he has plus speed but with a little more pop and better plate discipline.  He played well in the Arizona Fall League with a .258/.333/.392 slash line and led the league with 12 stolen bases.  He has an outside chance to see Toronto later in the summer and therefore should be on fantasy owner’s radar

3. Next in Line Pitching Prospects

  • Marucs Stroman (RHP, Triple-A) – Fantasy relevance: High – PROMOTED: 5/31/14
  • Kyle Drabek (RHP, Triple-A) – Fantasy relevance: Low
  • Sean Nolin (LHP, Triple-A) – Fantasy relevance: Low
  • Aaron Sanchez (RHP, Double-A) – Fantasy relevance: Medium

Notes: Marcus Stroman is a high strikeout pitcher that pounds the zone and should be be a fantasy asset for the remainder of the season.  His short stature will continue to be a concern for many, but for 2014, we are all in.  Sean Nolin is a lessor known prospect but could also see time in Toronto in 2014.  He has a nice four pitch mix but none of his pitches grade out as plus.  He’s also a fly ball pitcher and despite a reasonable hr/f ratio, could run into trouble once he starts pitching in the one of the home run friendly environments in the Sky Dome.  Aaron Sanchez is a long-shot to see Toronto but continues to show top-of-the-rotation stuff with below average control and command.  If he can start to locate his pitches, he could special.

4. Next in Line Relief Prospects

  • Chad Jenkins (RHP, Triple-A)  – Fantasy relevance: Low

 

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