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Nate Pearson will play in the Arizona Fall League

Is this the best group of prospects the Blue Jays have ever sent to the Arizona Fall League? They already had Vlad, Bo, and Biggio headlining a group of six heading to Arizona to play for the *checks notes* Surprise Saguaros and today it was announced that Nate Pearson will also join them.

Pearson missed virtually all of the 2018 season after taking a line drive off of his arm. He pitched just one-and-two-thirds innings for Dunedin this season but made a pseudo return with the Lansing Lugnuts played their annual Crosstown Showdown game with the Michigan State Spartans. Pearson struck out four guys over two scoreless frames.

Obviously it sucks that Pearson had his 2018 derailed given that he was a breakout candidate for the farm system, but he’ll get some much-needed reps in against some good prospects in Arizona. Watching Pearson, Bo, Vlad, and Biggio? Hell yes. Sign me up. Keep the Large Adult Son content flowing through the winter.

  • The Humungus

    Cam, you can fly from Edmonton to Phoenix the second week of fall league for $400 Canadian incl. return. Time to pony up for first hand coverage, dude.

  • Seguaro

    As an aside and for you poolies out there – just got back from the Florida State League finals between Fort Myers and Daytona. Two kids jumped out for Fort Myers but I was unaware of how good they are in the big picture. Today MLB.com predicted shortstop Royce Lewis and outfielder Alex Kirilloff as the number 1 and number 3 minor league prospects going forward. I guess we better not sleep on the Twins especially if Buxton can get it back together.