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Three Blue Jays on Baseball America's Minor League All-Star Team

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Daniel Norris
Daniel Norris
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The Blue Jays have 3 players on Baseball America's Minor League All-Star Team.

Daniel Norris and Kendall Graveman make the first team all-stars. Dalton Pompey is on the second team all-stars.

About Graveman they said:

Signed for just $5,000 as an eighth-round senior from Mississippi State in 2013, Graveman pitched at all four full-season levels this year, walking 1.7 batters per nine innings and allowing just two home runs in 27 starts. The sinkerball righty pitches at 90-92 mph and added a cutter this season to notch 14 wins (to rank third in the minors) and log a 1.83 ERA (fourth) and 1.03 WHIP (12th).

And about Norris:

The 2011 second-rounder appeared destined to be a $2 million bust at midseason 2013-when through 25 pro starts he had logged a 7.08 ERA and 1.77 WHIP-but the power-armed southpaw got his delivery in sync at that point, and he hasn't looked back. Norris dominated the minors at three stops this season with an electric three-pitch mix, climbing from Dunedin to Buffalo and ranking first in the minors with 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings along the way. The Blue Jays rewarded him with a September callup.

It is a much deserved honor for all three. They had pretty incredible years, each starting at Dunedin, playing in 3 minor league levels and finishing in Toronto. I wonder if we've ever had three guys climb from A-ball to the majors in one season before?

Congratulations Daniel, Kendall and Dalton.