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Hot Takes From The Farm: Week Fourteen

Honestly, I’m not sure this is even a thing that people care about anymore as a marker of potential vulnerability but I’m going to make a post out of it anyway. The rest of the baseball world has moved on to metrics that I only understand insomuch as it goes to comparing one player to…

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Hot Takes From The Farm: Week Thirteen

Recently I did a re-rankling of prospects, and the major publications have also begun to update their lists, but there’s a quirk about lists this time of year – there’s both a lot of movement due to graduations from eligibility (Cavan Biggio will have done so by the end of the All Star Break, for…

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Hot Takes From The Farm: Week Twelve

There’s a persistent narrative afield that when the Jays sell off in July they need to get back top level starting pitching in return. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all for adding quality arms at every opportunity, but I want to push back a bit on the perception that the Jays’ minor league pitching…

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Hot Takes From The Farm: Week Eleven

For this weeks edition of the farm system highlights, I’m going to start all the way at the bottom and work my way up but before i do, we’re now past the midseason point so that means I get to indulge myself (and you?) in an actual prospect ranking update. Rather than use the chart…

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Hot Takes From The Farm: Week Ten

As might be expected, my predictions regarding the short season squads last week were somewhat so-so. I point I failed to make was one I was reminded of in the team related news this week – some draftees don’t yet have passports. Alek Mamoah being the prominent example. Such a player who will in all…

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Hot Takes From The Farm: Week Nine

You might not have noticed but for 10 days or so now the Blue Jays farm system has had five teams, rather than four, in play most nights. The Dominican Summer League began play June 1, and we’re not that far away from the three other short-seasons teams getting started. On Friday night the Vancouver…

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Hot Takes From the Farm: Week Eight

We’re now well and truly into the heart of the MiLB season. The Dominican League began play this weekend, the Draft is today which means the other short season teams will begin play in about two weeks. The Florida State League All Star Game is in 10 days and the Midwest League game immediately thereafter….

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Hot Takes From the Farm: Week Seven

That whole large adult son thing is getting real in Toronto. Now that Cavan Biggio has joined Vladdy and Lourdes Gurriel Jr is back, all eyes are on Bo Bichette’s healing hand . . . and the calendar. Not only that, the trio busted out for a huge game on Sunday which can only give…

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Hot Takes From the Farm: Week Six

Other than following the adjustment made by promoted players, the past week was on the whole one relatively lacking in newsworthy highlights. But we’re almost three weeks into May which means the monthly end points can serve as a starting point for looking for trends in performance. Buffalo Look no further than Lourdes Gurriel, Jr….

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Hot Takes From the Farm: Week Five

Starting off this week, I note that the full season teams are about 1/4 of the way through their season, and that several players on the pre-season prospect have graduated so it seems like a good time to do our first revision to that list. Again, this particular list is my own personal judgement, driven…

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Hot Takes From the Farm: Week Four

So the farm teams are now a full month into the season and the player promotion news has started to pick up. Some has been announced, some I’ll speculate about, some I can only ask a question. Also, we’ve enough stats now to look into who’s trending in a direction we might not have noticed…

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Hot Takes From the Farm: Week Three

The theme this week may be one of following up on the names already mentioned, as well as taking a look at a few names you might have expected to see but haven’t. At the obvious risk of repeating myself, it’s so early that extreme reactions, positive or negative, are unwise even though they are…