A whole bunch of Blue Jays minor leaguers become free agents

More transactions! There’s a huuuuuge list of Blue Jays minor leaguers who have elected to become free agents. With a hat tip to u/sigbox on Reddit, here they are…

Buffalo Bisons

RHP Taylor Guerrieri

INF Jon Berti

LHP Craig Breslow

RHP Rhiner Cruz

3B Jason Leblebijian

2B Tim Lopes

C Jose Mayorga

RHP Jake Petricka

RHP Murphy Smith

RHP Zach Stewart

LHP Matt Tracy

LHP Juliandry Higuera (Released)

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

C Patrick Cantwell

OF Harold Ramirez

1B Juan Kelly

C Alex Monsalve

LF Eduard Pinto

Dunedin Blue Jays

RHP Emilio Guerrero

LHP Angel Perdomo

2B Ivan Castillo

RHP Claudio Custodio

RHP Connor Eller (Released)

C Owen Spiwak (Released)

Lansing Lugnuts

C Andres Sotillo

RHP Dalton Rodriguez (Released)

LF Freddy Rodriguez (Released)

LHP Matt Gunter (Retired)

Vancouver Canadians

RHP Orlando Pascual (Released)

Bluefield Blue Jays

RHP Josh Almonte

RHP Joel Espinal

DSL Blue Jays

C Brayan Rodriguez

1B Anthony Rodriguez

SS Pedro Ventura

RHP Sergio Leon

GCL Blue Jays

RHP Alexander Molina (Released)

There are a bunch of names that any normal person wouldn’t recognize, but a few interesting prospects have elected to become free agents. Remember, the Jays could bring any of these players back into the system as a free agent.

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  • Harold Ramirez, who was one of the prospects Toronto acquired when they took on Francisco Liriano’s salary, enjoyed a breakout season with New Hampshire last year. He had a league leading .320 batting average and he won Eastern league Finals MVP. Though it was his second go at Double-A, Ramirez looked to have regained legit prospect status with his strong season.
  • Angel Perdomo is a 6’6 lefty who appeared to have some serious upside, though, at age 24, he hadn’t yet figured things out. He was, as recently as last year, on Toronto’s top-30 pipeline prospects list. Perdomo had a 3.63 ERA in his second go at Single-A with Dunedin but always struggled with command.
  • This time last year, Jason Leblebijian was a name people talked about as a super utility player who could crack the Jays roster. He boasted nice positional versatility and had a decent offensive year in Triple-A Buffalo in 2017. He followed it up with a disappointing 2018 season, though, slashing a paltry .220/.315/.362 line.