Draft week is always an exciting time for prospect-watchers, not only in anticipation of the new draft picks playing professional baseball, but for the beginning of the short-season league schedules. Soon, host Jesse Goldberg-Strassler of Around The Nest will be joined by guests from Vancouver and Bluefield to give us updates from those Blue Jays affiliates. But today we continue with our half-hour program featuring broadcasters Bob Lipman from the Fisher Cats, Kevin Gehl from the Lugnuts, Ben Wagner from the Bisons, and Spence Siegel from the D-Jays.
Here’s the show description from Jesse:
MLB Draft Weekend is upon us in the Blue Jays' system, but while the future pro careers of T.J. Zeuch, J.B. Woodman and Bo Bichette remain theoretical, draftees from past seasons are thriving in Jays' system: Lane Thomas (5th round, 2014) is homering every day for Single-A Lansing; Dalton Pompey (16th round, 2010) enjoys a sizzling week in Triple-A Buffalo; and Jason Leblebijian (25th round, 2012) makes a splash in his Double-A debut in New Hampshire.
If you would like your questions about Blue Jays minor league players answered by the radio voices who watch them play every day, put them in the comments below and they'll try to answer them on the air!