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Midseason Top 20 Blue Jays Prospects List Released


The Prospect Watch section of released their midseason Top 20 lists last night, with the rankings including recently drafted players from this June's entry draft. The Blue Jays have a new...

Around the Nest Question Thread


Fans in Toronto finally saw what Aaron Sanchez is like this week with his promotion up to the major leagues. But many of the broadcasters in the Blue Jays' minor league system have been watching...

Bluebird Banter Mid-Season Prospect Review 11-20


We continue our review of our top 40 prospect list. 11.Roberto Osuna: is still recovering from Tommy John surgery last year. He's throwing now and has pitched 1 inning of rehab, in the Gulf Coast...

Friday: Esmil Rogers fired up against PawSox


Last Friday evening at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, there was a small dust-up between the triple-A affiliates of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox that led to the emptying of both dugouts...

Around the Nest Question Thread


It's Friday again and Friday means it is time to submit questions for this week's Around the Nest podcast. Our host. broadcaster for the Lansing Lugnuts, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, talks to the...

Only One Blue Jay Cracks Law's Top 50 Prospects


After two Blue Jays cracked both the Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus Top 50 prospect lists last week, Keith Law has toned down the excitement a bit. Only lefty Daniel Norris made his list...

Bluebird Banter Mid-Season Prospect Review 6-10


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...

Bluebird Banter Mid-Season Prospect Review 1-5


A look at how the players on our top prospect list are doing this season.

Around the Nest Question Thread


Special guest this week: Chris King of Baseball Prospectus!

Open thread for Buffalo Bisons game


We don't have a Blue Jays game tonight, but the Bisons are playing and Aaron Sanchez is pitching, so we'll have an open thread for those of us following that game. Game time is 7:00 Eastern. S...


Osuna starts Tuesday, Pentecost debuts tonight


Blue Jays pitching prospect Roberto Osuna returns from Tommy John surgery tomorrow with a rehab outing for the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays.

Ask your Blue Jays minor league questions here!


The folks at Around The Nest don't rest, even on America Day! The weekly live podcast hosted by the Lansing Lugnuts' Jesse Goldberg-Strassler will be broadcast today at 5 pm Eastern and will...

Bisons Bites: Blue Jays injury updates


This Canada Day edition features updates on the injuries of Brett Cecil, Kevin Pillar, and Sean Nolin.

Jays move Dalton Pompey up to New Hampshire


This morning, Dalton Pompey tweeted this: On my way to AA New Hampshire! Definitely going to miss my teammates here. Incredible group of guys. Looking forward to this new opportunity — Dalton...

Around The Nest Question Thread


Another week, another Friday, another episode of Around The Nest! And as with every week, we invite you, the readers and commenters of Bluebird Banter, to submit your questions about the Blue Jays'...

Dan Johnson profile


Through their first 75 games the Bisons are a respectable 38-37. When you consider the team has already had 54 different players make an appearance they really have done quite well. That sort of...

Minor League Highlights - June 24


With short season leagues now fully underway, on any given day there almost 200 Blue Jay prospects in uniform across seven North American leagues. Last night was no exception, headlined by pitching...

Sanchez OK in start for Bisons


The Buffalo Bisons earned their third victory in the past two days Friday night with an impressive 5-3 comeback win over Rochester. Top prospect Aaron Sanchez made his home debut to start off the...

Around The Nest - Minor League Question Thread


There was a lot going on this past week in the Blue Jays' minor league system. From draft pick signings to promotions to All-Star Games to debuts to injuries to a big brawl down in New Hampshire....

Welcome to the Bisons, Mike, you're fat.


When I watch a baseball game on TV, I get very excited when I start to catch on to the various hand signals the catchers and coaches use to communicate various plays. I'm not able to elucidate the...

Brawl overshadows Norris's 9 K in his AA debut


Blue Jays pitching prospect Daniel Norris made his double-A debut with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Wednesday and struck out 9 in his outing. Later, after several hit-batsmen, a big brawl broke...

L.B. Dantzler and K.C. Hobson promoted


The Blue Jays like to be really secretive about everything it seems. After the end of the first half of the Midwest League (single-A) and Florida State League (advanced-A) seasons, the club...

Derrick Chung and Daniel Norris promoted


Not Derrick Norris and Daniel Chung, as I told people in a drunken stupor this weekend.

Around The Nest - Minor League Question Thread


It's always great to see players in the minor leagues progress and do well. Last summer in late August, I visited Lansing and got a chance to chat with Daniel Norris, who had just come off of a...

Wagner, Rasmus, Chambers, Hill, Tuiasosopo, RRS


Move tracker summary chart at the end of the article!

Aaron Sanchez promoted to Buffalo


Blue Jays top prospect Aaron Sanchez has been promoted to the triple-A Buffalo Bisons, according to Sportsnet's Shi Davidi. The first round pick from 2010 has been having a good season with...

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