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Toronto Blue Jays prospects (5-1)

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I continue my  look at the Blue Jays top 10 prospects according to MLB.com. After the past couple seasons the Blue Jays depleted their farm system but drafting well, developing and trading for prospects has made their farm system much better. Recently I looked at the Jays prospects ranked 10-6 and the honorable mentions and you can view it here.

5. Harold Ramirez, OF, New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)

Ramirez was recently added to the farm system from the trade deadline trade that sent Francisco Liriano to Toronto. Ramirez's best tool is his bat and was hitting above .300 when they Blue Jays acquired him. Ramirez seems destined for left field in the future as he doesn't have the best arm. With 7 steals and 10 caught, Ramirez needs to work on his base stealing or give up on it.

4. Reese McGuire, C, New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)

Like Ramirez, McGuire was acquired with the Liriano trade as well. He was drafted in 2013 in the first round by the Pirates. McGuire's best tool  is his defense and that should carry him to the majors, but he . McGuire is he wants to a a starting catcher in the MLB but needs to improve on his .254/.335/.332 line in Double A/

3. Anthony Alford, OF, Dunedin Blue Jays (A)

Alford slipped to the 2/d round in 2012 because many thought he was going to college for baseball. Alford ended up signing and is the Jays best outfield prospect. Alford has very good speed and defense. Many scouts project him to stick in center field and a top of the order bat in the majors.He had a tough year, missing time with a concussion. He hit .236/.344/.378 in Dunedin, but was much better in the second half hitting .257/.381/.449 with 13 steals.

2. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP, Dunedin Blue Jays (A)

Reid-Foley was one of the surprises of the MLB draft in 2014. As many pegged Reid-Foley to be a 1st round selection he slipped and ended up the Blue Jays pick, #49 all in all, partially because he had a commitment to Florida State. Reid-Foley currently projects as a middle of the order rotation arm. Reid-Foley had a very good season in the minors this year. In combined stats with Lansing and Dunedin, he was 10-8 with a 2.81 ERA in 21 game splayed and 115.1 innings.

1. Richard Urena, SS, New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)

Urena was signed as a international free agent in 2012 the same year Franlin Barreto (part of the Donaldson trade) was signed.. Urena is a  good defender and figures to stick at shortstop. Urena needs to control the plate a little more to be productive. Urena hit .295/.335/.434 splitting time between Dunedin and New Hampshire.