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Biggio homers twice in offensive outburst vs. O's

June 14, 2019

BALTIMORE -- Cavan Biggio started it, and he nearly finished it, too. The young Blue Jays outfielder needed 41 at-bats for his first big league home run. In Thursday’s 12-3 win over the Orioles, he needed just three to collect homers No. 2 and 3, igniting the Toronto offense for

Blue Jays finalize deal with 1st-rounder Manoah

June 13, 2019

BALTIMORE -- The Blue Jays announced on Thursday that they have signed right-hander Alek Manoah, their first-round pick in last week's Draft. His bonus of $4,547,500 (full pick value), a source confirmed, is the largest in team history for an amateur, (exceeding Adeiny Hechavarria's $4 million in 2010). Manoah, the

Blue Jays, top pick Manoah have deal (sources)

Toronto also reportedly inks second-round pick Williams
@baseballexis
June 9, 2019

TORONTO -- It appears as though the Blue Jays could be adding to their reserves down on the farm with arms from this year’s Draft in the very near future. Sources told MLB.com that first-rounder and 11th overall pick Alek Manoah had a deal in place to sign for his

Vlad Jr. belts clutch go-ahead HR to beat Yanks

Top prospect hits three-run blast, while Grichuk has 2-homer game
@baseballexis
June 6, 2019

TORONTO -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was the hero the Blue Jays needed on Wednesday night. The 20-year-old rookie phenom -- the No. 1 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline -- hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to help lift the home team to an 11-7

Toronto 'excited about the whole group' for Draft

@baseballexis
June 5, 2019

TORONTO -- After taking two big right-handers on the first day of the 2019 MLB Draft and getting some position-player depth on the second day, the Blue Jays concluded the selection process with a mishmash of players at all positions and levels on Wednesday. Alek Manoah was the first player

Blue Jays take Doc's son in symbolic 32nd Rd.

Braden Halladay will keep his commitment to play at Penn State
@baseballexis
June 5, 2019

TORONTO -- A little over a month before Roy Halladay is due to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame, the Blue Jays selected his son, Braden, a right-hander from Calvary Christian (Florida) High School, in the 32nd round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday. With a strong commitment to

Blue Jays draft top-ranked Canadian prospect

Speedster Brown, from Oakville, Ont., picked in third round
@baseballexis
June 4, 2019

TORONTO -- When Dasan Brown became the first Canadian taken off the Draft board in this year’s selection process, it felt as though the pick had been a long time coming. Plenty of time and effort goes into every choice by every team, but the Blue Jays spent an inordinate

Toronto stocks up on college players on Day 2

@baseballexis
June 4, 2019

TORONTO -- After selecting two 6-foot-6 right-handed pitchers in the first two rounds of the Draft on Monday -- one college pitcher and one high schooler -- the Blue Jays went with a slew of college position players on Tuesday, sandwiched between a Canadian high school outfielder to start the

Blue Jays opt for two pitchers on Day 1 of Draft

Toronto 'confident' in No. 11 pick Manoah's stuff
@baseballexis
June 3, 2019

TORONTO -- Alek Manoah showed the Blue Jays everything they wanted to see this year and more. Toronto has followed the 6-foot-6, 260-pound right-hander since his playing days at South Dade Senior High School in Miami, but it was Manoah’s success in the Cape Cod League last summer and in

Blue Jays have vacancies on farm for Draft picks

@baseballexis
June 3, 2019

TORONTO -- As Blue Jays fans continue to get a glimpse of the future with the organization’s young talent on display at the big league level, Toronto will look to expand its pool of homegrown talent this week, starting with the No. 11 pick in baseball’s annual selection process. The

Guerrero flashes defensive potential at 3B

Blue Jays struggle vs. Rockies starter Gray in loss
@MannyOnMLB
June 2, 2019

DENVER -- Though it may be hard to believe given his tremendous ability at the plate, not to mention the prodigious force with which he smashes baseballs to the outer reaches of a ballpark, the first place Vladimir Guerrero Jr. goes when he gets to the ballpark each day is

Vlad Jr. received Coors Field advice from dad

Blue Jays phenom homered in opener against Rockies
@MannyOnMLB
June 1, 2019

DENVER -- The night before Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was to play in his first game at Coors Field, he got a phone call from his dad. "He gave me a heads-up and feedback about the ballpark," Guerrero said through an interpreter. Vladimir Guerrero Sr.'s feedback may have included just how

Catch of the year candidate? Take a look

@Sportsgal25
May 30, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- There is not a much more punishing schedule in sports than the one the Blue Jays have just wrapped up. Sixteen consecutive days of baseball, from one coast to the other, against the defending World Series champions and the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, through

Secret to Biggio's success? Here's what he did

@baseballexis
May 26, 2019

TORONTO -- Last year in Double-A, Cavan Biggio had what some might consider to be a banner year. His team won the Eastern League championship -- just one year after his Dunedin Blue Jays squad won a Florida State League championship -- and the infielder was named the circuit’s Most

Big day for Biggio: 1st hit, 1st home run

Rookie goes 3-for-4 as Blue Jays bust out 17 hits
@baseballexis
May 26, 2019

TORONTO -- Welcome to the big leagues, Cavan Biggio. After two hitless games following the 24-year-old infielder’s callup to the Majors on Friday, Biggio broke out in a big way on Sunday in Toronto’s 10-1 series finale win over the Padres at Rogers Centre. In Biggio’s first at-bat of the

Cavan Biggio, son of HOFer, makes ML debut

May 24, 2019

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays offered another glimpse into their future when prospect Cavan Biggio made his Major League debut Friday. Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts as the rookie got a feel for the speed and skill of the

Blue Jays' lineup adds to HOF lineage

Biggio, Vlad Jr. become first teammates to have HOF fathers
@AndrewSimonMLB
May 24, 2019

The Blue Jays already had one son of a Hall of Famer in their lineup. On Friday, they made it two -- and made some history in the process. Toronto officially called up infielder Cavan Biggio on Friday, selecting the contract of their No. 9 prospect from Triple-A Buffalo. The

For 1st time at home, Vlad Jr. goes north of wall

Phenom does it with glove too, but Blue Jays fall short in slugfest
@baseballexis
May 23, 2019

TORONTO -- Wednesday just wasn’t the Blue Jays’ night. Despite a highlight-reel performance from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. that included his first home run at home, comebacks in the ninth and 12th innings, and an encouraging outing from Aaron Sanchez, Toronto couldn’t muster enough offence to stave off the Red Sox

Vlad Jr., Bell earn Player of Week honors

@_dadler
May 20, 2019

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finally started crushing home runs, and his big week earned him the first Player of the Week Award presented by W.B. Mason of his young career. He also becomes the Blue Jays' youngest POTW Award winner, breaking the record held by Junior Felix. Vlad Jr. was named

Guerrero's third homer gets a helping touch

Rookie's odd drive part of big day at the plate for Blue Jays batters
@gregorMLB
May 18, 2019

CHICAGO -- The Blue Jays’ offense finally exploded on Friday night, and it should come as no surprise that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. played a big role in making sure it happened -- though his biggest contribution came in weird fashion. Guerrero hit a two-run shot to straightaway center field for

Talk about a 1-2 punch! Watch Vlad's 1st 2 HRs

@goodforball
May 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s pregame line of questioning revealed his intentions Tuesday night. During batting practice, he quizzed Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo about the ground rules for Oracle Park’s right-field wall that distinguished balls hit in play from home runs. Obviously, power was on Guerrero’s mind. And he

Vlad's 1st RBI has direct connection to his dad

@gregorMLB
May 5, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. picked up the first RBI of his career Saturday night, and in a unique twist, it had a connection to his Hall of Fame father. Guerrero scored Justin Smoak from second base with an RBI single during an 8-5 loss to the Rangers, which brought

Vlad gets first day off since storming onto scene

@SarahWexler32
May 2, 2019

ANAHEIM -- For the first time since his callup, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was out of the starting lineup for Thursday’s series finale at Angel Stadium. According to manager Charlie Montoyo, the Blue Jays always intended this to be an off-day for Guerrero, who missed three weeks during Spring Training with

Vlad Jr. plays first game at dad's old home park

Guerrero draws pair of walks as Blue Jays drop opener in Anaheim
@SarahWexler32
May 1, 2019

ANAHEIM -- Angel Stadium holds a special place in Guerrero family history. Vladimir Guerrero Sr. called it home for six seasons, including his American League MVP campaign in 2004. So much of his peak happened as a member of the Angels that he became the first player to wear their

Check out Bucs skipper Hurdle's Vlad Jr. story

@adamdberry
April 30, 2019

ARLINGTON -- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was Vladimir Guerrero’s hitting coach for one season in Texas, but to hear him tell it, he might have spent more time working with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. -- as a 10-year-old. Hurdle spent a few minutes Tuesday afternoon looking back on his time as