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    1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
    2. Bo Bichette
    3. Anthony Alford
    4. Lourdes Gurriel
    5. Nate Pearson
    6. Logan Warmoth
    7. T.J. Zeuch
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    1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B
    2. Bo Bichette, SS
    3. Anthony Alford, OF
    4. Nate Pearson, RHP
    5. T.J. Zeuch, RHP
    6. Logan Warmoth, SS
    7. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., SS/OF
    8. Danny Jansen, C
    9. Ryan Borucki, LHP
    10. Rowdy Tellez, 1B

    Would have liked to fit Urena, and Pardinho in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafro View Post
    1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B
    2. Bo Bichette, SS
    3. Anthony Alford, OF
    4. Nate Pearson, RHP
    5. T.J. Zeuch, RHP
    6. Logan Warmoth, SS
    7. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., SS/OF
    8. Danny Jansen, C
    9. Ryan Borucki, LHP
    10. Rowdy Tellez, 1B

    Would have liked to fit Urena, and Pardinho in there.
    Ureña suck. Pimp-Foley is top 10 for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angrioter View Post
    Ureña suck. Pimp-Foley is top 10 for sure
    Well I certainly would trust your judgement, over mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P2F View Post
    While I was never the high guy on Rowdy (IIRC), it's worth noting that, aside from being obviously hampered by his personal issues, he also changed his approach last season to go the opposite way a whole lot more. It led to an unsustainable massive decline in his HR/FB% (4.5!). His BABIP was also the lowest of his MiLB career; and while he's not exactly a burner on the base paths, it's apparent he ran into a whole lot of bad luck last season. Just a little food for thought.

    If you look at the underlying numbers, it's pretty easy to give him a mulligan on 2017. And although his ceiling is limited at 1B, I'm not off Rowdy just yet. Keep the belief alive.
    I appreciate this analysis. I know the FO still likes Rowdy, but I was starting to feel he was a failed prospect, not unlike Brett Wallace. I am more optimistic now after reading this information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angrioter View Post
    Ureña suck. Pimp-Foley is top 10 for sure
    I've read you slam Urena a few times. Here's a question, is he > or < than Goins? I ask because I think he may end up being a valuable bench piece with (a little) more offensive upside than Goins. More contact anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaskJaysFan_2 View Post
    I've read you slam Urena a few times. Here's a question, is he > or < than Goins? I ask because I think he may end up being a valuable bench piece with (a little) more offensive upside than Goins. More contact anyway.
    I have seen Ureña play in the DWL and his defense is overvalued, as well as being a mediocre hitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angrioter View Post
    I have seen Ureña play in the DWL and his defense is overvalued, as well as being a mediocre hitter.
    Ahhh, I ranked him #10

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    Strengths: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette make for arguably the best one-two prospect punch in baseball. Both are cornerstone players who should help carry Toronto's lineup for years. Center fielder Anthony Alford gives the Blue Jays a third potential impact player who should be in their upper levels this year, with a host of intriguing breakout candidates at the lower levels courtesy of their international department led by 16-year-old righthander Eric Pardinho.

    Weaknesses: The talent in the farm system thins quickly after the top handful of prospects. Upper-level pitching prospects like Sean Reid-Foley and Conner Greene regressed at Double-A in 2017, while shortstop Richard Urena also struggled in Double-A. Pitching in particular is an area of the farm system the Blue Jays need to bolster.



    BEST TOOLS
    ��Best Hitter for Average: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
    ��Best Power Hitter: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
    ��Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
    ��Fastest Baserunner: Roemon Fields.
    ��Best Athlete: Anthony Alford.
    ��Best Fastball: Nate Pearson.
    ��Best Curveball: Eric Pardinho.
    ��Best Slider: Nate Pearson.
    ��Best Changeup: Ryan Borucki.
    ��Best Control: Ryan Borucki.
    ��Best Defensive Catcher: Reese McGuire.
    ��Best Defensive INF: Kevin Smith.
    ��Best INF Arm: Richard Urena.
    ��Best Defensive OF: Anthony Alford.
    ��Best OF Arm: Reggie Pruitt.



    PROJECTED 2021 LINEUP
    (Listed with 2021 season age)

    ��C Danny Jansen (26)
    ��1B Justin Smoak (34)
    ��2B Devon Travis (30)
    ��3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (22)
    ��SS Bo Bichette (23)
    ��LF Anthony Alford (26)
    ��CF Kevin Pillar (32)
    ��RF Lourdes Gurriel (27)
    ��DH Rowdy Tellez (26)
    ��SP Marcus Stroman (30)
    ��SP Aaron Sanchez (28)
    ��SP Nate Pearson (24)
    ��SP Ryan Borucki (27)
    ��SP Sean Reid-Foley (25)
    ��CL Roberto Osuna (26)



    TOP PROSPECTS OF THE DECADE
    (Listed with 2017 organization)

    ��2008: OF Travis Snider (Mets) | WAR: 4.6
    ��2009: OF Travis Snider (Mets) | WAR: **
    ��2010: RHP Zach Stewart (Orioles) | WAR: 1.6
    ��2011: RHP Kyle Drabek (Atlantic League) | WAR: 0.1
    ��2012: C Travis d’Arnaud (Mets) | WAR: 2.0
    ��2013: C Travis d’Arnaud (Mets) | WAR: **
    ��2014: RHP Aaron Sanchez (Blue Jays) | WAR: 8.0
    ��2015: LHP Daniel Norris (Tigers) | WAR: 2.6
    ��2016: OF Anthony Alford (Blue Jays) | Top 10
    ��2017: 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue jays) | Top 10



    TOP DRAFT PICKS OF THE DECADE
    (Listed with 2017 organization)

    ��2008: 1B David Cooper (Did Not Play) | WAR: 0.1
    ��2009: RHP Chad Jenkins (Did Not Play) | WAR: 1.4
    ��2010: RHP Deck McGuire (Reds) | WAR: N/A
    ��2011: RHP Tyler Beede (DNS/Giants) | WAR: N/A
    ��2012: OF D.J. Davis (Blue Jays) | WAR: N/A
    ��2013: RHP Phil Bickford (DNS/Brewers) | WAR: N/A
    ��2014: RHP Jeff Hoffman (Rockies) | WAR: 0.6
    ��2015: RHP Jon Harris (Blue Jays) | WAR: N/A
    ��2016: RHP T.J. Zeuch (Blue Jays) | Top 10
    ��2017: RHP Logan Warmoth (Blue Jays) | Top 10

    1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B ��
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    BORN: March 16, 1999.
    B-T: R-R| HT: 6-2| WT: 225
    SIGNED: Dominican Republic, 2015.
    SIGNED BY: Ismael Cruz/Sandy Rosario/Luciano Del Rosario.
    MINORS (2 teams): .323/.425/.485 | 13 HR | 30 8B | 437 AB
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    Track Record:: Vladimir Guerrero hit 449 home runs for his career, which included an American League MVP award in 2004. Vladdy Jr. followed his father around to big league ballparks but grew up in the Dominican Republic and trained with his uncle Wilton, also a former big leaguer. His bat stood out at an early age and he was the No. 1 international prospect when the Blue Jays signed him for $3.9 million in 2015. After dominating the Rookie-level Appalachian League in his pro debut in 2016, Guerrero was just 18 but looked like a man among boys by clobbering two Class A leagues in 2017. At an age where his peers in the U.S. were graduating from high school, Guerrero nearly led the minors in on-base percentage.

    Scouting Report: Guerrero is a prodigious offensive talent, with the combination of hitting ability, plate discipline and power in the mold of Manny Ramirez. Guerrero has high-end bat speed and outstanding bat control. With hitting mannerisms reminiscent of his father, Guerrero has a compact but aggressive swing. With his hand-eye coordination, he has excellent plate coverage, barreling premium velocity while also possessing the pitch recognition skills to square up all types offspeed pitches, too. He has plus raw power now, with 30-homer years likely in his future and a chance for 40. He drew more walks (76) than strikeouts (62) in 2017 and has the potential to contend for batting titles. A gifted offensive player, Guerrero did not inherit his father's speed or athleticism. He trained as an outfielder when he was an amateur and figured to be a left fielder at best, but after the Blue Jays signed him they put him at third base. He has surprised scouts with his play there, improving his arm strength to above-average and showing the hands to be a playable defender. However, Guerrero is already so big and stocky as a teenager that it's going to be a challenge for him to maintain his weight. Even if he moves to first base or possibly left field, his bat is good enough to be a premium player there too.

    ��Projected Future Grades On 20-80 Scouting Scale
    Hit: 80. Power: 70. Speed: 40. Field: 40. Arm:55.

    The Future: Guerrero has the upside to be one of the most best players in baseball. He likely will start 2018 at Double-A New Hampshire, and while the Blue Jays are conservative with promotions, Guerrero is in position to possibly make his major league debut by the end of the season as a 19-year-old.

    2. Bo Bichette, SS/2B ��
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    BORN: March 5, 1998.
    B-T: R-R| HT: 6-0 | WT: 200
    DRAFTED: HS – St. Petersburg, Fla., 2016 (2nd round).
    SIGNED BY: Matt Bishoff.
    MINORS (2 teams): .362/.423/.565 | 14 HR | 22 SB | 448 AB
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    Track Record: Bichette's father Dante played 14 years in the big leagues, and his older brother Dante Jr. was a Yankees supplemental first-round pick in 2011. He went No. 66 overall in 2016 and quickly became the steal of the draft. He blasted his way through two levels in 2017, winning the low Class A Midwest League MVP and the minor league batting title.

    Scouting Report: Bichette loads his swing with an aggressive leg kick and unleashes a powerful swing with fierce bat speed. He's consistently on time and on plane through the hitting zone for a long time, which allows him to barrel balls at a high rate. Bichette has a good sense for the strike zone and uses the whole field, with above-average power and loft to go deep to all fields. He has a strong, compact frame and while some scouts think he's a future second or third baseman, he looked better than expected at shortstop in 2017. An average runner, Bichette doesn't have the range or footwork many teams want at the position, but he's a fundamentally sound defender with an above-average arm.

    The Future: Bichette has the potential to be one of the most talented offensive players in baseball. Double-A New Hampshire is his next step.

    3. Anthony Alford, OF ��
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    BORN: July 20, 1994.
    B-T: R-R.| HT: 6-1. | WT: 215.
    DRAFTED: HS – Petal, Miss., 2012 (3rd round).
    SIGNED BY: Brian Johnston.
    MINORS (3 teams): .299/.390/.406 | 5 HR | 19 SB | 278 AB
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    Track Record: Alford's stock jumped in 2015 with a breakthrough year, but in 2016 a knee injury and then a concussion slowed his progress. In 2017, he started in Double-A New Hampshire, made his big league debut on May 19 but broke his left wrist five days later.

    Scouting Report: Alford is a premium athlete who glides around center field with plus speed. He has good anticipation off the bat, getting quick breaks with clean routes to give him above-average range, though with a below-average arm. Alford has a tablesetter offensive profile with his on-base skills and speed. His elevated strikeout rate in 2016 was an aberration, with Alford showing a patient approach, good bat-to-ball skills and the ability to use the opposite field in 2017. Alford has never cracked double-digit homers in a season, though more power could come once he learns which pitches he can turn on to drive and elevate to his pull side.

    The Future: Alford finished 2017 in Triple-A and should return there to open 2018. His ability to get on base and play plus defense give him the potential to be an above-average regular.


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