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Baseball America's Top Ten Blue Jays Prospects

Dalton Pompey
Dalton Pompey
Tom Szczerbowski

Baseball America has posted their Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects (we will wait until January to post our top prospects list, mostly because I hate putting up the list and then having guys traded away).

Their top 10 are:

1. Daniel Norris, LHP

2. Aaron Sanchez, RHP

3. Jeff Hoffman, RHP

4. Dalton Pompey, OF

5. Franklen Barreto, SS

6. Max Pentecost, C

7. Roberto Osuna, RHP

8. Richard Urena, SS

9. Miguel Castro, RHP

10. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP

Last year's list was:

1.Aaron Sanchez
2. Marcus Stroman
3 .D.J. Davis
4 .Mitch Nay
5 .Franklin Barreto
6 .Daniel Norris
7 .Roberto Osuna
8. Alberto Tirado
9. Dawel Lugo
10. Sean Nolin

So quite a bit of change over. Stroman 'graduated' off the list. Davis, Nay, Tirado, Lugo and Nolin fell off the list.

Our two first round picks in the 2014 draft (Hoffman and Pentecost) jump on the list, as does our second round pick Sean Reid-Foley. I am kind of surprised that Osuna is in their top 10, after missing most of the year after Tommy John surgery. He did pitch 9.1 innings in the AFL, allowing 17 hits, 10 runs, 4 walks with 10 strikeouts. I wouldn't read much into that, he's still recovering, but I would drop him a few spots because of the missing season.

Dalton Pompey had a better time in the AFL, he hit 283/.358/.417, with 8 steals, 4 doubles and 2 triples.

Other Jays that played in the Arizona Fall League:

Dwight Smith, Jr. hit .383/.452/.500 with 3 steals in 7 games.

Jon Berti hit .178/.315/.244 with a home run and 3 steals in 14 games.

Sean Nolin pitched in 5 games, had a 4.05 ERA, allowing 11 hits, 5 walks, 2 home runs, with 14 strikeouts in 13.1 innings.

Arik Sikula pitched 7.1 innings, in 7 appearances, with a 2.45 ERA, allowing 8 hits, 1 walk with 3 strikeouts.

Baseball American had this to say about the system:

Toronto boasts nearly major league-ready starters in Norris, right-hander Kendall Graveman and left-hander Sean Nolin-though the bulk of the organization's potential impact talent is concentrated at the lower levels. Competing in the extremely difficult AL East, Toronto's hope of ending the playoff drought at 21 seasons will rely very heavily on its recent influx of home-grown pitchers.