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09-11

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8

Pitching Backward: The Dangerous Business of Comparing Stroman to Maddux
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Jeff Long

09-04

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The Call-Up: The Others
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Mauricio Rubio, Tucker Blair, Jordan Gorosh, Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and Jeff Moore

09-03

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The Call-Up: Dalton Pompey
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Jeff Moore and Ben Carsley

09-03

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19

What's Next
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Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen

09-02

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The Call-Up: Daniel Norris
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Craig Goldstein and Mark Anderson

08-20

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2

Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Place Their Betts
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R.J. Anderson

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Migration of the Backups
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Sam Miller

07-18

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Transaction Analysis: Cahilling Time
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R.J. Anderson

07-11

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Transaction Analysis: A Pierz to be Missing
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R.J. Anderson

06-25

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19

BP Top 50
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Nick J. Faleris, Chris King and Jeff Moore

06-13

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11

Pebble Hunting: Alex Anthopoulos' Amazing Offseason
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Sam Miller

06-09

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17

What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/9
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Daniel Rathman

06-06

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What You Need to Know: Soaring Jays
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Chris Mosch

06-02

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Notes from the Field: Studying Aaron Sanchez
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Chris Mellen

05-21

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 21, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

05-05

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8

The Call-Up: Marcus Stroman
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Nick J. Faleris and Ben Carsley

04-28

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23

Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 28, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

04-18

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What You Need to Know: Meltdown in Minnesota
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Daniel Rathman

04-14

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 14, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

03-26

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9

Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski Gone Wild
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R.J. Anderson

03-25

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10

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine

02-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 392: 2014 Season Preview Series: Toronto Blue Jays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-20

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Rumor Roundup: Whither Santana?
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Daniel Rathman

02-14

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Raising Aces: Bush League: Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez
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Doug Thorburn

12-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 348: Robot GMs, Bartolo at Bat, and Other Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-09

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Prospect Debate: Stroman vs. Sanchez
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

12-06

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: Kratz All, Folks
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R.J. Anderson

11-26

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Rumor Roundup: Beltran to the Bronx?
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Daniel Rathman

11-06

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One Move: American League East
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Ben Carsley

09-05

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Transaction Analysis: Will Amenable
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R.J. Anderson

08-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Royals Add a Pretty Face
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R.J. Anderson

07-24

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What You Need to Know: Another Bad Night for the Blue Jays
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Daniel Rathman

07-19

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 9: Erlin vs. Strasburg
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

06-28

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Transaction Analysis: Marmol Gets a Free Pass
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R.J. Anderson

06-24

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Painting the Black: Birds Song
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R.J. Anderson

06-19

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Painting the Black: The Improbability of the Closer
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R.J. Anderson

03-05

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MLBDepthCharts: Toronto Blue Jays
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Jason Martinez

03-02

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BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Toronto Blue Jays
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Mike Ferrin

01-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 130: 2013 Season Preview Series: Toronto Blue Jays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

12-13

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-16

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Transaction Analysis: Melky Flees To Canada
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Sam Miller

11-14

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Overthinking It: The Moves Alex Anthopoulos Made Before the Blockbuster
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Ben Lindbergh

09-11

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Out of Left Field: Case Study: What Makes a Bad Baseball Game
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Matthew Kory

09-07

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Overthinking It: Feasting on the East
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Ben Lindbergh

08-23

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Painting the Black: Broken Romero
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R.J. Anderson

08-14

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Overthinking It: Anthony Gose is Not Ready Right Now
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Ben Lindbergh

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Snider and Lincoln Change Scenery, LA Adds League, and Thames Joins the M's
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Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

07-26

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The Process: When Will We Know Who Won the 10-Player Trade?
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Bradley Ankrom

07-20

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BP Unfiltered: Alex Anthopoulos Always Checks His Math
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Ben Lindbergh

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June 6, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Soaring Jays

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Chris Mosch

Toronto wins for the 17th time in 20 games and Masahiro Tanaka gets by without his best stuff, plus more from Thursday and weekend previews.

The Thursday Takeaway
Justin Verlander became the latest victim of Toronto’s explosive offense on Wednesday, as the Blue Jays cranked three more home runs and put the finishing touches on a three-game sweep over the AL Central leaders.


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June 2, 2014 6:04 am

Notes from the Field: Studying Aaron Sanchez

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Chris Mellen

With three looks at the Blue Jays pitching prospect this year, Chris is able to draw some lines.

Over the course of a season, I like to get multiple looks at a starting pitcher prospect as a baseline for establishing developmental trends and gauging progression. Similar to when sitting on a position player prospect for a series or stretch of games, there can be variability from look to look in regards to what you see. It’s possible, for instance, that in an isolated appearance a pitcher is working on one particular pitch or certain aspect of his game that doesn’t reveal the full scope of his arsenal. Or, the arm just doesn’t have it, for whatever reason, on a given night. It’s important when building the book to be able to reference reports from various points in time to compare, contrast, and look for clues that assist with making projections.

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Eyes on Miguel Almonte, Corey Sadler, Nick Williams, Victor Caratini, Hunter Renfroe, and Dalton Pompey.

Miguel Almonte

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May 5, 2014 12:20 pm

The Call-Up: Marcus Stroman

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Nick J. Faleris and Ben Carsley

The Blue Jays bring up their top starting pitching prospect, though it's not clear how soon he'll be starting.

The Situation: With injuries and ineffectiveness dragging the Toronto pen through a month of underperformance, the Jays look to Marcus Stroman (the top prospect in the system entering 2014) to help hold down the late innings.

Background: Stroman was a first round selection out of Duke University in 2012, coming off the board with the 22nd overall pick. Despite one of the loudest arsenals in the draft class, consisting of three potential plus-plus offerings (fastball, slider, and cutter) and an average to plus changeup, Stroman’s diminutive stature (listed at 5-foot-9) and dominant stint as closer for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team led many evaluators to place the Friday night ace into the “bullpen bin.” The Blue Jays saw a starter and, after easing his arm into the pro game via the pen in late 2012, inserted Stroman into the Double-A rotation for 20 starts in 2013.

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April 28, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 28, 2014

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Updates on Gregory Polanco, Mark Appel, Dalton Pompey, Joey Gallo and six others.

Dalton Pompey, CF, Blue Jays (High-A Dunedin)
During the offseason, Pompey’s name was in the running for the Jays top 10 list, and after falling short of that distinction he was in the running (but not chosen) to be named a prospect on the rise in that organization. The omission is our mistake—and a foolish one at that—as the 21-year-old outfielder has blossomed into arguably the top position prospect in the Blue Jays organization, a toolsy dream of a player who is finally healthy and putting the pieces together on the field. A relatively unknown 16th-round draft pick in 2010, Pompey has struggled with injuries, most notably a broken hamate bone, but he has always flashed the promise, especially the plus-plus speed (and plus-plus baserunning) and defensive chops in center field. A switch-hitter at present, Pompey is superior from the left side of the plate, with a quick to-the-ball stroke and gap pop. While he’s far from a finished product—the right-side bat can look like a mess, with poor balance and bat control, and the defense in center is still more raw athleticism than crisp reads and routes—the step forward in 2014 is legitimate, and if Pompey can stay healthy, he should reach the Double-A level at some point during the season and emerge as a nationally recognized prospect. –Jason Parks


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April 18, 2014 6:11 am

What You Need to Know: Meltdown in Minnesota

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Daniel Rathman

The Blue Jays' and Brewers' bullpens fall apart, David Price gets hit hard, and what to watch this weekend.

The Thursday Takeaway
A week replete with bullpen meltdowns continued on Thursday with what might be the most embarrassing of them all.


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April 14, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 14, 2014

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BP Prospect Staff

Updates on Hunter Harvey, Aaron Sanchez, Mark Appel and others.

Hunter Harvey, RHP, Orioles (Low-A Delmarva)
Given the volatility of young arms, along with the overall nature of the position, it’s easy to be on the conservative side when initially assessing the early stages of their pro careers. After seeing Harvey toward the end of last season, though, it wasn’t a tough call to put a 7 on the future potential. The stuff absolutely screamed “legit.” The heater effortlessly came out of his hand at 92-95 mph, with late life and jump. The feel for the curveball was advanced for a pitcher his age, and though the changeup was inconsistent, the quality arm-side fading action when Harvey did execute lent a big clue that future growth is there. It’s an arsenal of three future plus-to-better pitches.


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March 26, 2014 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski Gone Wild

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R.J. Anderson

A flurry of moves as teams pack their buses: Ortiz gets an extension, the Braves get a new sixth starter, the Tigers extend the Doug Fister trade tree, and more.

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March 25, 2014 6:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview

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Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine

The second installment in a division-by-division dialogue leading up to Opening Day.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus is conducting a division-by-division dialogue, asking and answering five questions about each team. Below, Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine discuss the American League East.

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Ben and Sam preview the Blue Jays' season with Adam Sobsey, and Nick talks to Sportsnet baseball columnist Shi Davidi (at 22:49).

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February 20, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Whither Santana?

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Daniel Rathman

Ervin Santana might not be Toronto-bound, plus news about Raul Ibanez' ongoing defensive adventures and Nick Franklin's future home.

Ervin Santana probably won’t land north of the border
Once word leaked that Ubaldo Jimenez was going to become an Oriole, some presumed that the Blue Jays would ante up and reel in the other remaining high-profile free agent starting pitcher. But ESPN’s Jayson Stark has heard from multiple sources that general manager Alex Anthopoulos does not intend to break the bank for Ervin Santana.

Stark wrote on Wednesday that the Blue Jays will come away with Santana only if his asking price falls into the range they have in mind. If agent Bean Stringfellow sticks to his guns, industry sources—both in other organizations and on the player-representation side—don’t believe that the Blue Jays will budge.


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February 14, 2014 6:43 am

Raising Aces: Bush League: Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez

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Doug Thorburn

Mechanical breakdowns of two top Toronto arms.

The Bush League series takes a slight turn this week, doubling up to tackle a pair of pitchers from the Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects list. I broke down the mechanics of a total of 21 pitchers from the Top 101 in the newly-released 2014 Starting Pitcher Guide, including each of the top 18, and all 47 arms from the big list were covered by Paul Sporer within the guide. I’d like to cover a number of those top pitchers at BP before the season begins, so let's make a dent with the top two prospects in the Toronto system.

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