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Thread: BJMB Top 10 Bluejays Prospects

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    The BA top 10 Jays have posted!
    Interesting...

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

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    4. Nate Pearson, RHP ��
    image: https://www.baseballamerica.com/wp-c...-2-201x300.jpg


    BORN: July 20, 1994.
    B-T: R-R. | HT: 6-6 | WT: 245
    DRAFTED: JC of Central Florida, 2017 (1st round).
    SIGNED BY: Matt Bishoff.
    MINORS (2 teams): 0-0, 0.90 ERA | 26 SO | 5 BB | 20 IP
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    Track Record: After his freshman year at Florida International, Pearson transferred to the JC of Central Florida, where he elevated his stock to become the No. 28 overall pick in 2017 with a $2,452,900 bonus. The Blue Jays limited his workload after signing, but he blew away short-season Northwest League competition.

    Scouting Report: Pearson gives hitters an uncomfortable at-bat. He attacks them with downhill angle from his 6-foot-6 frame and pitches with a lively, heavy fastball that parked at 92-94 mph and touched 98 regularly in his college starts. In short bursts with the Blue Jays, Pearson sat in the mid- to upper 90s and touched 101 mph, with the fastball life to get swings-and-misses up and down in the zone. His secondary stuff is inconsistent but shows flashes. His changeup is an average pitch with late fade, and he added power to his slider in pro ball. It now reaches the mid- to upper 80s with late tilt, though he's still learning to land it for a strike. He throws a curveball as well but it's behind his other pitches.

    The Future: Pearson should start 2018 at a Class A affiliate. If he can handle a starter's workload, he has a chance to develop into a mid-rotation arm.

    5. Lourdes Gurriel, SS/2B ��
    image: https://www.baseballamerica.com/wp-c...es-199x300.jpg


    BORN: Oct. 19, 1993.
    B-T: R-R | HT: 6-3 | WT: 190
    SIGNED: Cuba, 2016.
    SIGNED BY: Andrew Tinnish.
    MINORS (2 teams): .229/.268/.339 | 5 HR | 3 SB | 236 AB
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    Track Record: Gurriel, the younger brother of Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel, signed a seven-year, $22 million contract with the Blue Jays in October 2016. He didn't play in 2016 as he worked in preparation to sign, and his debut in 2017 got off to a rocky start. He opened the year on the disabled list, played one game on April 19 and re-aggravated the injury, then finally returned two months later. He went to the Arizona Fall League after the season.

    Scouting Report: A long layoff combined with injury setbacks could explain some of Gurriel's 2017 struggles. At his best, he has shown good strike-zone discipline, though he got too aggressive in 2017, perhaps as he got used to facing better pitchers than he ever faced in Cuba. Gurriel is a long-armed hitter, so his swing will always have some length, but he doesn't strike out excessively and has above-average raw power. In his final season in Cuba, Gurriel improved his speed to above-average, though the leg injury held him back in 2017. Gurriel's range might be stretched at shortstop, but he has a strong arm and could fit well at third base.

    The Future: While a lot of signs point to Gurriel's debut being a one-year blip, he will have to prove that on the field in 2018.

    6. Eric Pardinho, RHP ��
    image: https://www.baseballamerica.com/wp-c...ll-187x300.jpg


    BORN: Jan. 5, 2001.
    B-T: R-R | HT: 5-9 | WT: 160
    SIGNED: Brazil, 2017.
    SIGNED BY: Andrew Tinnish/Sandy Rosario.
    MINORS: Did Not Play – Signed 2018 contract.
    Track Record: Pardinho struck out 14 batters in six innings against the Dominican Republic at the COPABE 16U Pan American Championship in July 2016, then two months later pitched out of the bullpen for Brazil in the World Baseball Classic qualifier as a 15-year-old. After establishing himself as the top international pitching prospect in the 2017 class, Pardinho signed with the Blue Jays for $1.4 million.

    Scouting Report: Pardinho has an outstanding combination of stuff and polish for his age, with his stuff continuing to tick up after signing. Prior to signing, his fastball sat 88-92 mph and reached 94. Now he's sitting regularly in the low 90s and has reached 97 mph. His curveball flashes plus with tight spin and sharp break to miss bats. The Blue Jays are teaching him a changeup that's still a new pitch for him. Pardinho throws with remarkable ease, showing smooth arm action and minimal-effort mechanics that he repeats consistently. He has a small stature and his lower half is already strong, so several scouts had concerns about how much more velocity he would gain.

    The Future: Pardinho will likely make his pro debut as a 17-year-old in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.

    7. Danny Jansen, C
    image: https://www.baseballamerica.com/wp-c...68-224x300.jpg


    BORN: April 15, 1995.
    B-T: R-R| HT: 6-2 | WT: 225
    DRAFTED: HS – Appleton, Wis., 2013 (16th round).
    SIGNED BY: Wes Penick.
    MINORS (3 teams): .323/.400/.484 | 10 HR | 1 SB | 368 AB
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    Track Record: A broken left hand sidelined Jansen for three months in 2015 and a broken hamate bone in his left hand in 2016 put him out for two months that season. Healthy in 2017, Jansen broke through, hitting a combined .323/.400/.484 in a season he spent primarily at Double-A New Hampshire but finishing at Triple-A Buffalo.

    Scouting Report: Jansen's success stems from excellent strike-zone judgment. He walked (41) more often than he struck out (40) because he tracks pitches well, has a disciplined approach and doesn't chase much off the plate, enabling himself to get into advantageous counts and draw walks to get on base. Jansen makes frequent contact with a pull-minded, line-drive approach and enough power to hit 10-15 home runs, with his value coming more from his on-base skills than his power. Behind the plate, Jansen blocks balls well, but his arm strength is fringe-average and he threw out just 24 percent of baserunners in 2017.

    The Future: The Blue Jays added Jansen to the 40-man roster in November to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. He should return to Triple-A to start 2018 and could be up by midseason.

    8. Logan Warmoth, SS ��
    image: https://www.baseballamerica.com/wp-c...an-197x300.jpg


    BORN: Sept. 6, 1995.
    B-T: R-R | HT: 6-0 | WT: 190
    DRAFTED: North Carolina, 2017 (1st round).
    SIGNED BY: Chris Kline.
    MINORS (2 teams): .302/.350/.418 | 2 HR | 6 SB | 182 AB
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    Track Record: A three-year starter at North Carolina, Warmoth was the first shortstop drafted in 2017, going No. 22 overall and signing for $2,820,200. He performed well in his pro debut in the short-season Northwest League.

    Scouting Report: Warmoth is a bucket full of 50-grade tools on the 20-80 scouting scale, with no one true calling card but a high overall baseball IQ and no glaring holes either. He's a steady hitter with quick bat speed, a good performance record and below-average power. While his hands tend to shoot out away from his body, he catches up to good velocity and uses the whole field. He has an aggressive approach and did get pull happy early in his pro debut, though he adjusted as the season went on to better handle pitches on the outer third and drive them the opposite way. An average runner with a solid-average, accurate arm and quick hands, Warmoth has a chance to stay at shortstop, though some scouts think he would fit better at second base.

    The Future: Warmoth is unlikely to develop into a star, but his skills in the middle of the diamond give him a chance to become a solid-average regular.

    9. Richard Urena, SS ��
    image: https://www.baseballamerica.com/wp-c...rd-193x300.jpg


    BORN: Feb. 26, 1996.
    B-T: B-R | HT: 6-0 | WT: 185
    SIGNED: Dominican Republic, 2012.
    SIGNED BY: Ismael Cruz/Sandy Rosario/Luciano Del Rosario.
    MINORS: .247/.286/.359 | 5 HR | 0 SB | 510 AB.
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    Track Record: Urena signed for $725,000 as a 16-year-old in 2012 and made steady progress up through high Class A Dunedin. He reached Double-A New Hampshire at the end of 2016 and struggled there, then struggled with the Fisher Cats again in 2017. He made his major league debut as a September callup.

    Scouting Report: Urena was a 21-year-old shortstop in Double-A, so while he was one of the youngest players at the level, he seemed to hit an offensive wall. He has fast hands and has shown solid bat control throughout his career, but his overaggressive approach got him in trouble in 2017. He's not a total free-swinger, but he needs to develop a better plan to get into better counts. Urena hasn't shown much power, though he has more extra-base sock from the left side. A below-average runner, his pure range is just adequate for shortstop, but he has good anticipation off the bat and a plus arm.

    The Future: Urena has a chance to be a steady regular in the middle of the diamond, but his offensive performance will have to rebound to the levels he showed prior to 2017. He will head to Triple-A in 2018.

    10. Ryan Borucki, LHP
    image: https://www.baseballamerica.com/wp-c...an-187x300.jpg


    BORN: March 31, 1994.
    B-T: L-L| HT: 6-4 | WT: 190
    DRAFTED: HS – Mundelein, Ill., 2012 (5th round).
    SIGNED BY: Mike Medici.
    MINORS (3 teams): 8-8, 2.93 ERA | 157 SO | 36 BB | 150 IP
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    Track Record: Injuries have slowed Borucki's development. He had Tommy John surgery as a high school senior, then dealt with shoulder problems in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Borucki had pitched just six games above low Class A entering 2017, but he took off that season and finished the year at Triple-A Buffalo.

    Scouting Report: Borucki locates his fastball, gets ground balls and changes speeds effectively to keep hitters off balance. He's a strike-thrower who walked 2.2 per nine innings in 2017, with good command of a fastball that sits in the low 90s and scrapes 96 mph. He catches hitters leaning out front or swinging through his changeup, a plus pitch that he disguises well to look like a fastball out of his hand. Borucki's slider is a fringe-average pitch, so he mostly relies on his fastball/changeup combination. While arm problems have hampered him in the past, Borucki showed durability by throwing 150 innings in 2017.

    The Future: Borucki's big leap forward put him in contention to compete for a rotation spot in Toronto in 2018, though most likely he begins back in Triple-A. He has the profile of a back-end starter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky99 View Post
    Interesting...

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

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    Did any of us have Pardino in the top 10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    Did any of us have Pardino in the top 10?
    I believe a couple did, I'll check. Nope, just Nafro mentioned squeezing him and Urena in. So, no weiner... surprised he's so high at his age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky99 View Post
    I believe a couple did, I'll check. Nope, just Nafro mentioned squeezing him and Urena in. So, no weiner... surprised he's so high at his age.
    Honestly, i just totally forgot he existed. Not sure i would have him top 10 just yet though.

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    ��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.
    Drools over 80 hit 70 power. That certainly could make him the most best player. (can this be a new thing in upcoming prospect talk?)

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    The order feels pretty arbitrary after the top 4. They give high grades to Borucki's tools and see him as contributing soon but they prefer to rank a bunch of players with longer odds ahead of him. I'd be shocked if Urena was more of a contributor than Borucki but they value certain tools a lot more than others and really like to wish cast on some unknown quantities.

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    I really don't like this list. #notascout

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    Lol holy shit, an 80/70 is fucking obscene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r0s View Post
    Drools over 80 hit 70 power. That certainly could make him the most best player. (can this be a new thing in upcoming prospect talk?)
    I like that we have the possible most best player in all the land.

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    80 hit 70 power

    So prime Albert Pujols
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    80 hit 70 power

    So prime Albert Pujols
    This would be acceptable.

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    No Zeuch in the top 10 seems strange.

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    Well that was pretty enjoyable to read. They weren't conservative with Vlad Jr at all. My goodness gracious.

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    After that write up on Vlad, we could trade him and contend in 2018. Where's AA when we need him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    80 hit 70 power

    So prime Albert Pujols
    Let's be realistic now...

    It's Miguel Cabrera. It's always been Miguel Cabrera.
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