Friday, 1 February 2013

Stuff:BP Podcast, Promos

If it's not something like this, then I dunno who's working the PR department.

The Jays have announced that single-game tickets will go on sale February 15th.  Beyond that, Shi Davidi has tweeted a little noteworthy item for us:

So that's why JPA was so sure he wasn't getting traded.

Elsewhere, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star joined the folks at for their podcast to have a little chat about the Jays and their chances this season. Certainly worth a listen.

Finally, BaseballAmerica has released their Top-10 prospect lists, including the ones that we care about.  Conspicuous by his absence from the list is Sean Nolin.  I'm not going to pretend to know a whole lot about prospecting, but when AA says that Nolin is probably the closest young pitcher to the majors, it's weird to see that he's not even a top-10 for BA.  Fangraphs has him at #5, assuming everyone just gets bumped up to make up for d'Arnaud and Syndergaard's trades.

Anyway, the list (age, projected '13 level):

  1. Aaron Sanchez (20, A+)
  2. Roberto Osuna (18, A+)
  3. Marcus Stroman (21, AA)
  4. DJ Davis (18, A)
  5. John Stilson (22, AA/AAA)
  6. Daniel Norris (19, A)
  7. Matt Smoral (19, Rookie-ball)
  8. Anthony Alford (18, A-)
  9. AJ Jimenez (22, AA)
  10. Tyler Gonzales (20, A)
This list is obviously pretty different from the one that was posted in November, before the trades of d'Arnaud, Nicolino, Syndergaard, Hechavarria and Marisnick, but meh.

A lot of these guys are 2012 draftees, and are thus pretty far from their ceilings.  Tough to get value out of a single-A pitcher, which kind of explains why guys like Morrow, Encarnacion and Dickey are all signed through the 2015 season.

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