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Two Blue Jays on Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospect list

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Ahead of the release of of their annual guide, Baseball Prospectus has shared their 2016 Top 101 Prospects list and,even after all the trades of last year, there are two Blue Jays on the list.

Anthony Alford, after his first full season playing in the Jays minor league system, jumps onto the list at #44:

Alford cost the Jays almost twice the third-round slot on a two-sport deal out of the 2012 draft (he was a highly regarded quarterback prospect at Southern Miss), and it started to pay off in 2015. He always had five-tool potential, and it showed up at the plate in a big way in his first extended taste of full-season ball. Alford displayed above-average bat speed and an improving approach, and his athleticism already plays well in center. Although he lost some development time due to his dalliance with college football, he will find himself in 2016 a level-appropriate 22-year-old in the Eastern League.

And Conner Greene makes the list, for the first time, down at #100:

The Jays nabbed Greene as a projectable Southern California prep arm in the seventh round of the 2013 draft. He, uh, projected, climbing three levels of the minors in his full-season debut. The skinny 6-foot-3 right-hander can run his fastball up to 98 and sits comfortably at 92-94. The curveball and changeup will both flash average, but are in need of further development. Greene got all the way to Double-A, but he is still a bit of a raw athlete on the mound. The stuff is good enough that with more development time he could round into a mid-rotation starter, although the top-end velocity he showed last year would also be alluring in a late-inning role

I hope the Jays keep Greene in the rotation, it seems like we keep moving our best pitching prospects to the pen, but then it gets them to the majors quicker.

There are two former Jays on the list:  Jeff Hoffman comes in at #24 and Franklin Barreto at #26

Our AL East rivals have some players on the list.

Boston Red Sox (5): 3B Yoan Moncada #7, 3B Rafael Devers #35, OF Andrew Benintendl #46, RHP Anderson Espinoza #73 and RHP Michael Kopech #98.

New York Yankees (3): OF Aaron Judge #18, SS Jorge Mateo #65 and C Gary Sanchez #92.

Baltimore Orioles (2): RHP Hunter Harvey #58 and RHP Dylan Bundy #69.

Tampa Bay Rays: LHP Blake Snell #21, RHP Brent Honeywell #52, SS Willy Adams #54, RHP Taylor Guerrieri #84 and SS Daniel Robertson #88.

Number one on the list is the Dodger's Corey Seagar and number two is Byron Buxton from the Twins.