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This Blue Jays prospect is on the rise

May 24, 2022

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Here's the latest on Gabriel Moreno

Keeping tabs on the Blue Jays' No. 1 prospect
May 21, 2022

May 21: Moreno looks plenty healthy with first homer Gabriel Moreno showed no ill effects of a hit-by-pitch that pushed him out of a May 19 game, belting his first Triple-A home run during a four-hit showing in Buffalo's 12-11 win over Syracuse. MLB's No. 5 prospect reached base five

Top prospect Moreno belts 1st Triple-A HR

May 21, 2022

Welcome to the Blue Jays prospect update, where you’ll find news, promotions and standout performances, all year long.

Blue Jays' Single-A team strikes out 24(?!) 

May 15, 2022

Every nine-inning baseball game is a race to 27 outs. It doesn’t matter how you get them, they all count the same. But the way the Dunedin Blue Jays racked theirs up Saturday night is something we’ve never seen before. The Blue Jays’ Single-A affiliate did something unprecedented against Tampa,

Blue Jays' top prospect caps BIG night (4 H, 4 RBIs) with walk-off

May 6, 2022

What. A. Night. The Blue Jays' top prospect, Gabriel Moreno, had the best game of his young 2022 season Friday evening, delivering a walk-off base hit for Triple-A Buffalo to cap a four-hit, four-RBI performance versus Durham. With the bases loaded and nobody out in the bottom of the ninth

Blue Jays' top pitching prospect K's 9 over 5 perfect innings

April 29, 2022

Ricky Tiedemann, the Blue Jays' No. 6 prospect, had to bet on himself to get to where he is now. Originally a San Diego State commit, Tiedemann tried his hand at the MLB Draft in 2020, but after five rounds, his name wasn't called. After a long conversation with his

Here's where Blue Jays Top 30 prospects are starting '22

April 7, 2022

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Blue Jays’ Top 30 prospects are projected to start:

Who is Gabriel Moreno?

April 5, 2022

How it all got started Gabriel Moreno signed with Blue Jays during the 2016 international signing period for $25,000 as an unheralded catching prospect, and since then he has proven to be a great get. Toronto’s No. 1 prospect out of its Top 30 and MLB Pipeline’s No. 7 on

Here are Toronto's 2022 Top 30 prospects

March 21, 2022

The Blue Jays have turned into a major contender through various uses of their Minor League system. Homegrown talents like Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Alek Manoah have become the backbone of a strong Major League roster. Major trade additions José Berríos and most recently Matt Chapman were acquired

Just 17, Beltre showing power, leadership beyond his years

March 9, 2022

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- When the Blue Jays split their camp into groups by level this week at the beginning of full-squad workouts, the “Complex” group took Field 1, filling it with some of the organization’s top young International signings from recent years. Whether it was something as mundane as running

Blue Jays' young arms beginning to take flight

March 8, 2022

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- While Spring Training this year hasn’t exactly been typical, the Blue Jays are grateful that some things have moved in a more “normal” direction. This past offseason was really the first time the player development staff was able to use the newly renovated facilities in Dunedin to

Q&A: Groshans talks family, his power and more

March 8, 2022

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Jordan Groshans was the Blue Jays’ first-round pick out of the Texas high school ranks in 2018. After an injury-shortened first full season and then the pandemic-induced shutdown, the Blue Jays challenged Groshans with a jump to Double-A. We talked about that, his hitting mechanics, his brother

Elite speedster Brown taking strides in his swing mechanics

March 7, 2022

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Scouts and evaluators don’t hand out 80 grades with much generosity. Touching the top end of the 20-to-80 scale in baseball means you’re not just good in that one area, you’re elite. When Vladimir Guerrero Jr. earned an 80 grade for his hitting ability prior to the

Kloffenstein enters 2022 aiming to take step forward

Blue Jays pitching prospect is focused on rebounding from a rough '21
March 5, 2022

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- There’s a long list of reasons Adam Kloffenstein is glad to have the 2021 season behind him. But he doesn’t want it to fade from the rear-view mirror entirely. With a 6.22 ERA over 23 starts at High-A Vancouver, Kloffenstein got his first prolonged taste of adversity

'I have my fun out there': Carter mixes it up on the mound

March 4, 2022

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- There was a little extra spice to Irv Carter’s bullpen session on Friday afternoon at the Blue Jays’ complex in Dunedin. After Carter lets a heavy fastball go, he sets for his next pitch, lifts his knee high, then hesitates for a split second before he drives

Refreshed Groshans ready to rise with Blue Jays

March 3, 2022

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- There’s something different about Jordan Groshans this spring. From a distance, the big, broad-shouldered Texan with the cool swagger of a big leaguer is still easy to pick out of a crowd of 50 prospects all wearing the same T-shirt. Up close, though, there’s a refreshed mindset

Explore Vancouver's Nat Bailey Stadium

March 2, 2022

Welcome to Nat Bailey Stadium, where the fish run (literally), Blue Jays prospects get ready for a big jump and fans north of the border prove that baseball is an international game -- even in the Minors.

Martinez emerging as Blue Jays' next big prospect

March 1, 2022

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Blue Jays fans have been spoiled with top prospects lately. From the Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hype train to Bo Bichette, Nate Pearson and new No. 1 prospect Gabriel Moreno, there’s been a “next big thing” for years now, and No. 2 prospect (per MLB Pipeline) Orelvis Martinez

Robberse's curiosity, willingness to learn key to prospect's success

February 28, 2022

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Sem Robberse’s path to becoming a top prospect for the Blue Jays began at a swimming pool in the Netherlands. Robberse was a kid looking for a sport to stick with, but pitching wasn’t nearly the obvious choice. There’s soccer, which is king in the Netherlands, or

Consistency key for Blue Jays prospect Tiedemann

February 26, 2022

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Everybody who’s anybody in the Blue Jays’ organization gathered around Field 1 at the club’s new player development complex on Saturday to watch a round of live batting practice featuring a trio of top pitching prospects, led by young left-hander Ricky Tiedemann. General manager Ross Atkins and

Hoglund on mend from TJ surgery, hungry to 'compete again'

February 25, 2022

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Gunnar Hoglund is starting to lean into that final turn of the Tommy John rehab process, the point where he can almost let it loose like he used to. Hoglund, the Blue Jays' first-round pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, underwent Tommy John surgery nine months and

Blue Jays land elite international catcher

January 17, 2022

The Blue Jays are adding one of the top catchers on the international market to their system. The club on Monday officially signed catcher Luis Meza, who ranks No. 33 on’s Top 50 International Prospects list, to a $2.05 million deal. Toronto’s signing pool of $4,644,000 dropped by $500,000

Jays' Horwitz shows off bat, speed in AFL

November 3, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Fall League annually boasts the premier prospect talent in the game. Through play Wednesday afternoon, with myriad elite up-and-comers on the circuit, just one qualified player boasts a batting average north of .400: Spencer Horwitz. “It’s a blessing to be here, the AFL is great

Top prospect Moreno headed to Triple-A

Blue Jays' third base options; key to facing AL East foe Tampa Bay
September 21, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Blue Jays’ catching position is one of this lineup’s biggest variables down the home stretch of the American League Wild Card race, but down in the Minor Leagues, the future of the position just took the next step. Blue Jays No. 1 prospect Gabriel Moreno has

'A blessing': Pearson back with Blue Jays

Springer returns to lineup after exiting Tuesday's loss
September 1, 2021

TORONTO -- Help is on the way for the Blue Jays’ bullpen. Big, hard-throwing help. Blue Jays No. 2 prospect Nate Pearson was added to the roster on Wednesday along with right-hander Bryan Baker as rosters expanded from 26 to 28 for September. Pearson’s injury-riddled season finally brings him back