Where Blue Jays' Top 30 prospects are starting season

April 4th, 2018

With the 2018 season getting started, here's a look at where the Blue Jays' Top 30 prospects are starting the season:
1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (MLB No. 3), 3B -- New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)
2. Bo Bichette (MLB No. 13), SS/2B -- New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)
3. (MLB No. 47), OF -- Toronto Blue Jays (MLB) -- DL
4. Nate Pearson, RHP -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv)
5. Logan Warmoth, SS -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv)
6. , C -- Buffalo Bisons (AAA)
7. Eric Pardinho, RHP -- Extended spring training
8. , LHP -- Buffalo Bisons (AAA)
9. T.J. Zeuch, RHP -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv)
10. , RHP -- New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)
11. , SS -- Buffalo Bisons (AAA)
12. Miguel Hiraldo, SS/3B -- Extended spring training
13. Samad Taylor, 2B -- Lansing Lugnuts (A)
14. , C -- Buffalo Bisons (AAA)
15. , 1B -- Buffalo Bisons (AAA)
16. Riley Adams, C -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv)
17. , RHP -- Buffalo Bisons (AAA)
18. Ryan Noda, OF/1B -- Lansing Lugnuts (A)
19. Kevin Smith, SS -- Lansing Lugnuts (A)
20. Hagen Danner, C -- Extended spring training
21. Mc Gregory Contreras, OF -- Extended spring training
22. Leonardo Jimenez, 3B -- Extended spring training
23. Kevin Vicuna, SS -- Lansing Lugnuts (A)
24. Maximo Castillo, RHP -- Lansing Lugnuts (A)
25. Justin Maese, RHP -- Dunedin Blue Jays (A Adv) -- DL
26. Thomas Pannone, LHP -- Suspended
27. , RHP -- New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)
28. Jonathan Davis, OF -- New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)
29. , C/1B -- New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)
30. , RHP -- New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)
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Team to watch
Headlined by the Minor League's best offensive tandem in Guerrero Jr. and Bichette, it almost goes without saying that Double-A New Hampshire is the Blue Jays' affiliate to watch in 2018. Both players are elite offensive talents and could be in the mix for promotions relatively early in the year, so Blue Jays' fans should check out the Fisher Cats early and often this season. The club should have a solid rotation, too, with Reid-Foley, Romano and Harris, while Davis and Pentecost give the Fisher Cats two quality hitters to complement Vlad and Bo.
Where baseball's top prospects are starting the 2018 season
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Buffalo Bisons (AAA)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
New faces
The Blue Jays' Top 30 Prospects list doesn't include any players who were not with the organization last year.
On the shelf
Top 100 prospect Alford was having a strong spring in big league camp up until he suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain in mid-March. The 23-year-old outfielder has resumed light running and taking batting practice, and he's expected to join Triple-A Buffalo's roster once healthy. Toronto also will be without Maese to begin the season. Plagued by a shoulder injury for much of 2017, the 21-year-old right-hander underwent surgery to address a shoulder impingement during the offseason. He's expected to make a full recovery and should join Class A Advanced Dunedin early in the season. Pannone, acquired at last year's Trade Deadline from the Indians, will miss the first 80 games of the season after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance in March.