The folks at BP (no not British Petroleum) have posted their Top 11 Jay Prospects list (yeah for most of it you need a subscription). Not too many surprises:
1. Travis Snider, LF
2. J.P. Arencibia, C
3. David Cooper 1B
4. Brett Cecil LHP
5. Justin Jackson, SS
6. Brad Mills, LHP
7. Brad Emaus, 2B
8. Ricky Romero, LHP
9. Mark Rzepczynski, LHP
10. Scott Campbell, 2B
11. Tom Collins, LHP
Just Missed: Carlos Perez, C; Kevin Ahrens, 3B; Kenny Wilson, CF
Not that much different from our top 11, Ahrens is 6th on our list, Emaus is 18th on our list, but looks like he should be moving up with a nice spring, Tom Collins is 16th on our list and we have John Tolisano 10 on our list. The totally new name for us is Carlos Perez an 18 year old catcher that played in the Dominican Summer league last year. He won the Jays MVP award for that level last year. Very early to consider him a prospect, but can hope.
Among the nuggets of information:
Snider is a 'massive physical presence, almost built like a cube'....are they calling him fat? 'May have to move to first base'.
JP Arencibia: "a rarity as a catcher who is often described as athletic and toolsy. He has excellent hitting fundamentals with easy plus power".
Justin Jackson: "He has an advanced feel for the strike zone and solid gap power, as well as a tick above-average speed. He has outstanding moves at shortstop with fantastic instincts and plus range, and a strong, accurate throwing arm."
Brad Mills: "He is the consummate pitcher who gets by without top-of-the-line stuff by hitting his spots and keeping hitters off balance." Sounds like Jimmy Key, doesn't he.
Brad Emaus: "Emaus just plays the game right."
Scott Campbell: "is one of the best pure hitters in the system, with a good approach, a quick bat, and excellent plate coverage. He's walked more than he's struck out at every level as a pro, and he has gap power and plays a fundamentally sound second base."
Tim Collins: "His listed height of 5-foot-7 is generous, and his weight only passed the 150-pound mark when a conditioning program (more like simply eating) put an additional 15 pounds on his skinny frame, with one scout noting, "the first time I saw him take the mound, I was wondering why the batboy was warming up."
Anyway it sounds like we have some good players moving up and some we should see soon.