Bluebird Banter Mid-Season Prospect Review 6-10

Sean Nolin from above. - Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Continuing our review of how the players on our Top 40 prospect list are doing this season. Again, it isn't a re-doing of the list, just a look at how the players are doing.

6. Mitch Nay: Nay has been playing at Lansing, he has a .286/.346/.383 slash line in 90 games.  3 triples, 2 home runs, 31 walks and 52 strikeouts.He's picked it up over the last couple of months, hitting .317/.391/.439 in June and .339/.375/.441 so far in July, after a .233/.302/.310 line in May. Mitch isn't showing a lot of power but he's just turned 20, there is time for that to come. He's been playing third base and has cut down on the errors some from last year, he's made 17 errors for a .933 fielding average, better than last year's .901. Nay played in the Mid-West League All-Star game, but went 0 for 3 with 2 strikeouts.

7. Sean Nolin: With all the guys going up and down on the Blue Jays staff, you'd think we would have seen Nolin by now, but then he hasn't been 100% healthy. At Buffalo, he is 2-4 with a 3.70 ERA. In 48.2 innings, he's allowed 43 hits, 3 home runs, 24 walks and 42 strikeouts. He's been on a rehab assignment in Florida. He's 24 now and I'm kind of wondering if he has missed his moment.

8. D.J. Davis: Our first round pick in 2012 isn't hitting at all in Lansing, just .210/.268/.322 with 5 triples, 6 home runs, 9 steals with 13 times caught (Tim Raines has his work cut out for him with Davis), 26 walks and 122 strikeouts in 348 at bats. When you strikeout more than a third of the time, things aren't going well. July isn't going any better for D.J., he has a .120/196/.180 line in 12 games this month. He's made 12 errors in CF, which I'll chalk up to being young and learning the position. He is 19, playing in a league where most of the players are older than he is but still, i would expect better. I'm sure he'll be dropping down the list next time around.

9. A.J. Jimenez: A.J. started the season in New Hampshire, hitting .223/.275/.340 with 1 home runs, 6 walks and 19 strikeouts in 25 games. They moved him up to Buffalo, where he has hit .276/.310/.372 with 1 home run, 9 walks and 23 strikeouts in 41 games. He's thrown out 42% of base stealers with the Bisons. He played for the World team in the Futures game. With how bad our catchers have been, I'd like to see him get a chance in Toronto, but as long as Thole is Dickey's personal catcher, there won't be room.

10. Jairo Labourt: Jairo started the season at Lansing and had a rough time of it, putting up a 6.43 ERA in 6 games, 3 starts. He threw 14 innings, allowed 15 hits, 1 home runs, 20 walks with 11 strikeouts. 13 walks per 9 innings isn't what we'd like to see. They sent him down to Vancouver, at the start of the Canadians season, and things have gone much better there. He is 1-2, with a 2.83 ERA in 7 starts. in 28.2 innings he's allowed 17 hits, no home runs, 17 walks with 35 strikeouts. 5.3 BB/9 isn't good but at least is isn't more than a walk an inning. He's just turned 20, he's got a long way to go yet. Jairo was an international free agent signing in 2011.

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