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Breakout candidate: Blue Jays’ Kloffenstein

Toronto’s No. 7 prospect has arsenal to improve on rocky ‘21 season
@Gerard_Gilberto
January 18, 2022

MiLB.com's Breakout Candidate series spotlights players who could garner some serious attention in 2022. Here's a look at Blue Jays No. 7 prospect Adam Kloffenstein. The 2021 season was one that Adam Kloffenstein would surely like to put behind him. Kloffenstein sputtered to a 7-7 record, 6.22 ERA and .243

Toronto talents took off during flights north

Martinez, Taylor among Blue Jays' top MiLB performers in '21
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 5, 2022

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.

Prospect season in review: Blue Jays’ Groshans

No. 55 prospect tested at hot corner, flourished when healthy
@Gerard_Gilberto
October 26, 2021

MiLB.com's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at third-ranked Blue Jays prospect Jordan Groshans. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. Jordan Groshans is too talented to let his time on the injured list

Blue Jays' Palmer deals no-hitter -- again

Righty follows up Aug. 19 feat with another one for Dunedin
@tylermaun
September 15, 2021

Trent Palmer had the kind of night pitchers dream of on Aug. 19 for Low-A Dunedin. Less than a month later, he had another one. The right-handed Toronto prospect tossed his second seven-inning no-hitter in four weeks, striking out nine while walking just two as Dunedin silenced visiting Clearwater, 3-0.

Bisons blast Red Wings, 20-3, to move one step away from division title

Kevin Smith has five hits, Cavan Biggio drives in five runs and scores four times
September 15, 2021

With the 2021 season nearing a close, the Bisons still had time to post their most dominate performance of the year. Nearing their first division title since 2005, the Herd took an emphatic step towards a Northeast Division championship with a 20-3 thumping of the Rochester Red Wings on Wednesday

The Show Before the Show: Episode 304

Hops, Thunder execs discuss sharing parks with other MiLB clubs
April 15, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Toolshed: Spring Training camps to watch

Ten groups worth following as top prospects showcase talents
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 24, 2021

Pitchers and catchers have been in Arizona and Florida a while. Position players have officially joined them in earnest. Look around you. It's decidedly spring. To celebrate the official opening of Spring Training and return of full-squad workouts, Toolshed presents 10 camps across the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues that prospect

The Road to The Show™: Simeon Woods Richardson

Maturing right-hander preparing to lead on Jays farm and beyond
February 22, 2021

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Simeon Woods Richardson. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. Heading into the 2018

The Show Before the Show: Episode 296

Blue Jays' Groshans shares spring expectations, 2020 growth
February 19, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Mets net trio of arms from Jays for Matz

Righties Diaz, Winckowski, Reid-Foley head to New York in swap
@JoshJacksonMiLB
January 27, 2021

A little over a week after the Mets parted with Endy Rodriguez to acquire big league hurler Joey Lucchesi, a trio of young arms are joining the system. The Blue Jays announced a trade Wednesday night sending No. 26 Toronto prospect Yennsy Diaz, No. 27 Josh Winckowski and fellow right-hander

2021 Prospect Projections: AL East rookies

How Steamer600 views O's, Sox, Yanks, Rays, Jays rookies
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 13, 2021

This is the first in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for starting

The Road to The Show™: Jordan Groshans

Blue Jays infield prospect blends skill and aggression at plate
January 11, 2021

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Toronto Blue Jays infielder Jordan Groshans. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Martin ready to compete, win with Blue Jays

First-round pick's work ethic impressed at alternate site, fall camp
@AndrewAtBatt
December 22, 2020

When Vanderbilt's season ended prematurely on March 11 after a win against Toledo, it not only closed the book on Austin Martin's college career, but it also began the longest stretch of his life without a competitive baseball game. Even after going fifth overall in the Draft to the Blue

State of the System: Toronto Blue Jays

Pearson, Martin soaring among balanced group of prospects
@AndrewAtBatt
November 30, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.

Toolshed: 10 most fun callups of 2020 season

Revisiting quick risers, late bloomers who made way to Majors
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 2, 2020

There were 210 Major League debuts (and perhaps still counting) during the 2020 season. This week, Toolshed looks back at the 10 most fun first callups of the 2020 season, listed in chronological order of debut date. To be clear, this isn't focused on how they did in their first

Jays' Pearson blazes his way into record books

No. 7 overall prospect hurls 101.5 mph heater, sets club mark
September 26, 2020

It’s no secret that Nate Pearson throws hard. Through three Minor League seasons and a handful of appearances in the bigs this year, the top Blue Jays prospect put on display one of the best fastballs in the game and in the Toronto organization as a whole. Now, after just

Kirk powers Jays with perfect night at plate

Sixth-ranked Jays prospect homers, doubles in first multi-hit game
@brianjstultz
September 21, 2020

Alejandro Kirk hadn't played above Class A Advanced before he was brought up on Sept. 12. The sixth-ranked Toronto prospect had two hits in the Majors heading into Monday's game. By the end of the night, he had tripled that number. Kirk went a perfect 4-for-4 -- smacking a homer

Cut it out: Rochester rooters finally take their seats

Frontier Field, serving as Jays' alt site, adds cardboard supporters
@BensBiz
August 27, 2020

To be a Rochester Red Wings fan in 2020, you've got to be cut out for the job. The Red Wings, Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, welcomed their first crowd of the year on Aug. 21. This Frontier Field gathering, eclectic yet inanimate, was in the form of approximately

Pearson heads to IL with elbow problem

Top Blue Jays prospect felt tightness after start on Tuesday
@katiejwoo
August 19, 2020

The Blue Jays suffered a setback Wednesday, placing top prospect Nate Pearson on the injured list with elbow tightness.

Romano sharp as Majors return to Buffalo

Jays No. 30 prospect has yet to allow a hit in eight innings in '20
@MavalloneMiLB
August 11, 2020

The wait was well worth it. Hosting a Major League game for the first time in 105 years, Triple-A Buffalo’s Sahlen Field experienced a little bit of everything Tuesday night. With a number of former Bisons competing in their former home, the Blue Jays bounced back from a late Marlins

Toolshed: What Buffalo move means for bats, arms

Blue Jays' new home could tilt advantage to pitchers, righty hitters
@SamDykstraMiLB
July 31, 2020

Buffalo's Sahlen Field is preparing for its closeup, and in a few ways, that's been some time coming. Last Friday, the Blue Jays announced they would be using Buffalo as its home for the 2020 Major League season, beginning on Aug. 11 with a game against the Marlins. The club

The Show Before the Show: Episode 269

Bisons exec Buczkowski explains Buffalo's prep to host Blue Jays
July 30, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Blue Jays’ Pearson shines in scoreless debut

No. 8 overall prospect yields pair of hits and walks in five innings
July 29, 2020

The circumstances of Nate Pearson’s debut in the Majors likely defied his expectations. But his performance in what became a home game for the Blue Jays in an empty Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. certainly fit his scouting report. "He gave us a chance, it was outstanding. He was fun

Waful left lasting impression in Central New York

Lifelong Syracuse resident, former team president was a local icon
@MavalloneMiLB
July 29, 2020

It was a life well lived and one that touched tens of thousands in the Syracuse area. When Don Waful died last September at the age of 103, he left a legacy of charity, friendship and charm that will far supersede his century on this Earth. Born in Newark, New

Pearson will start for Blue Jays on Wednesday

Toronto to summon top prospect for MLB debut against Nationals
@SamDykstraMiLB
July 27, 2020

We now have a liftoff date for one of the game's top pitching prospects. The Blue Jays are calling up top prospect Nate Pearson for his Major League debut against the Nationals on Wednesday, according to MLB.com's Keegan Matheson. Pearson has been on the Toronto taxi squad since the 2020