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Friday, November 09, 2012

Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects: Blue Jays

A Noah Syndergaard needs to be in the majors.

1. Travis d’Arnaud, c
2. Jake Marisnick, of
3. Noah Syndergaard, rhp
4. Aaron Sanchez, rhp
5. Justin Nicolino, lhp
6. Roberto Osuna, rhp
7. Marcus Stroman, rhp
8. Adeiny Hechavarria, ss
9. D.J. Davis, of
10. John Stilson, rhp

The Blue Jays’ most significant acquisitions may have come in the June draft. With the new Collective Bargaining Agreement radically changing the draft, Toronto came out swinging with the most aggressive approach of any team. The Jays took high-upside, high-dollar players with their seven picks in the first three rounds and then extremely cheap college seniors in rounds four through 10.

The biggest bonus went to supplemental first-rounder Matt Smoral, a big lefthander who signed for $2 million. The Blue Jays also gave seven-figure bonuses to power righthander Marcus Stroman ($1.8 million), athletic outfielder D.J. Davis ($1.75 million) and power-hitting third baseman Mitch Nay ($1 million). They got the best athlete in the draft, outfielder Anthony Alford in the third round, and paid him $750,000 with no guarantee the Southern Mississippi quarterback will one day give up football

Repoz Posted: November 09, 2012 at 06:57 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 09, 2012 at 11:34 AM (#4298779)
Is Drew Hutchison ineligible for prospect status now or did TJ surgery hurt his stock that much?
   2. AROM Posted: November 09, 2012 at 11:50 AM (#4298799)
He pitched 58 innings last year, I'm pretty sure he no longer has rookie status.
   3. Rants Mulliniks Posted: November 09, 2012 at 12:20 PM (#4298822)
Does anyone have any idea why people are so high on Marisnick? Even if he's a GG-type CF, I don't get how a .249 .321 .399 line with only 24 steals and 100 Ks in 489 ABs, topping out at AA at age 21, puts him at #2 on this list. He's reasonably young for his league, but its not like he's 19.
   4. andrewberg Posted: November 09, 2012 at 01:14 PM (#4298881)
That is a pretty solid ISO for someone who is young and in a pretty advanced league. Whether it is right or not, the combo of power, speed, and glove at a young age is a pretty attractive package to a talent evaluator, especially since power and glove are often things we wait for a guy to develop. My hesitation is that it may not matter of the contact skill doesn't refine. I could see an argument that he belongs below the trio of pitchers, but they are so tightly grouped that I don't imagine anyone would try to wedge Marisnick between them, and putting him 5th would seem pretty low. Semantics, I guess.
   5. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: November 09, 2012 at 01:28 PM (#4298904)
I see Stroman's PED suspension didn't hurt his ranking much
   6. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: November 09, 2012 at 02:01 PM (#4298942)
I could see an argument that he belongs below the trio of pitchers, but they are so tightly grouped that I don't imagine anyone would try to wedge Marisnick between them, and putting him 5th would seem pretty low.

I'd put him 4th, above Nicolino.
   7. Rants Mulliniks Posted: November 09, 2012 at 02:44 PM (#4299010)
I see Stroman's PED suspension didn't hurt his ranking much


I don't see why it should, unless you're implying that missing 50 games of development might merit a lower ranking. He took an OTC supplement that contained methylhexaneamine, he didn't know he was doing anything wrong.

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