Toronto Blue Jays minor league players

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Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Toronto Blue Jays and rosters of their minor league affiliates.

Players[edit]

Anthony Alford[edit]

Anthony Alford
Toronto Blue Jays
Outfielder
Born: (1994-07-20) July 20, 1994 (age 20)
Columbia, Mississippi
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Anthony Joseph Alford (born July 20, 1994) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 20 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

Alford attended Petal High School, where he was the quarterback of the football team in addition to playing baseball. As a senior he recorded 2,058 passing yards and 20 passing touchdowns, in addition to 1,731 rushing yards and 24 rushing touchdowns,[2] and played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[3] In the same year, he batted .483 with 4 home runs and went 14/14 in steals.[4] He was projected as a first-round talent going into the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, but made it clear that his intention was to continue playing football, leading many teams to pass over him due to signability concerns. The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Alford in the third round, 112th overall.[5] He signed a unique contract with Toronto, one which paid him a $750,000 bonus and allowed him to attend university to play football, and then play baseball in the summer.[5]

Alford would make his professional baseball debut as a member of the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays in 2012 and play in 5 games, where he hit .167 with 1 home run and 4 stolen bases.[6] He then attended the University of Southern Mississippi, but transferred to the University of Mississippi after 1 year following an on-campus fight.[3] Alford would play 6 games in the Gulf Coast League in 2013, batting .227 with 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases.[6] Due to NCAA transfer rules, he was not allowed to play for the Rebels that season. The following year, Alford played 9 games for the Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League and was then promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts for 5 games. In total, he batted .259 with 2 home runs, 5 RBI, and 5 stolen bases.[6] He was relegated to a backup safety role for the Rebels in 2014, and made just 6 tackles in 4 games.[3] On September 30, 2014, it was announced that Alford was leaving the University to join the Blue Jays organization full-time, and planned on attending their fall instructional league before playing in the Australian Baseball League.[5] He would go on to play 27 games with the Canberra Cavalry, and batted .207 with 3 home runs, 9 RBI, and 9 stolen bases.[7]


Ryan Borucki[edit]

Ryan Borucki
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1994-03-31) March 31, 1994 (age 21)
Mundelein, Illinois
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Ryan J. Borucki (born March 31, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He played for Mundelein High School before being drafted in the 15th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[8] As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 14 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

In his first professional season, Borucki pitched 6 innings for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, posting a 1–0 record and a 3.00 ERA before undergoing Tommy John surgery which caused him to miss the entire 2013 season.[8][9] In 2014, he pitched for the Bluefield Blue Jays and the Vancouver Canadians, and earned a combined record of 3–2, a 2.37 ERA, and 52 strikeouts in 57 innings pitched.[8]


Matt Boyd[edit]

Matt Boyd
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1991-02-02) February 2, 1991 (age 24)
Mercer Island, Washington
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Matthew Boyd (born February 2, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 21 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

Boyd attended Eastside Catholic School and later Oregon State University.[10] In the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, he was selected in the 13th round by the Cincinnati Reds, but did not sign.[11] In the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, Boyd was drafted in the 6th round by the Blue Jays and received a $75,000 signing bonus.[12]

Boyd was initially assigned to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, where he recorded a 0.64 earned run average in 14 innings before being promoted to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays, where he would spend the remainder of the 2013 season.[11] He would post an 0–2 record in Dunedin with a 5.40 ERA in 10 innings pitched.[11] In 2014, Boyd pitched 9023 innings with Dunedin, earning a 5–3 record, 1.39 ERA, and 103 strikeouts before earning a promotion to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.[11] He would struggle in his first trip to New Hampshire, pitching to a 1–4 record, 6.96 ERA, and 44 strikeouts in 4223 innings.[11] Through his first 9 starts with the Fisher Cats in 2015, Boyd lead the league in both ERA (1.05) and strikeouts (56).[13]


Andy Burns[edit]

For the politician, see Andrew J. Burns Jr.
Andy Burns
Toronto Blue Jays
Third baseman
Born: (1990-08-07) August 7, 1990 (age 24)
Fort Collins, Colorado
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Andrew David Burns (born August 7, 1990) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 28 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

Burns graduated from Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2008. The Colorado Rockies selected Burns in the 25th round of the 2008 MLB Draft, but Burns opted to attend college. He enrolled at the University of Kentucky, and played college baseball for the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team.[14] He was named the Southeastern Conference's freshman of the week for the week ending May 10, 2009.[15] He transferred to the University of Arizona, where he intended to continue his collegiate career with the Arizona Wildcats baseball team. After sitting out a season due to the National Collegiate Athletic Association's rules on transferring between schools, the Toronto Blue Jays selected Burns in the 11th round, with the 349th overall selection, of the 2011 MLB Draft.[14][16]

Burns signed with the Blue Jays and made his professional debut with the Vancouver Canadians of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League, winning the league's championship. Burns played for the Lansing Lugnuts of the Class A Midwest League in 2012.[14] In 2013, Burns began the year with the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, and was promoted at midseason to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Class AA Eastern League.[16] After the 2013 season, the Blue Jays assigned Burns to the Arizona Fall League, where he was named player of the week in the fourth week of the six-week schedule.[17]

The Blue Jays invited Burns to spring training as a non-roster invitee in 2014.[18] He played for New Hampshire in 2014, and returned there to start the 2015 season.


Taylor Cole[edit]

Taylor Cole
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1989-08-20) August 20, 1989 (age 25)
Simi Valley, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Taylor James Cole (born August 20, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Cole was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 26th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He did not sign and attended the College of Southern Nevada. He again was drafted, this time by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 31st round of the 2008 Draft, and again did not sign. Cole did not play baseball in 2009 and 2010 while he was on his Mormon Missionary.[19] He returned to pitch in 2011 for the Brigham Young University Cougars baseball team.[20]

Cole was drafted a third time, by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 29th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed with the Blue Jays and made his professional debut with the Vancouver Canadians. He also pitched for Vancouver in 2012 and spent 2013 with the Lansing Lugnuts and Dunedin Blue Jays.[21] In 2014, Cole pitched mostly for Dunedin and made two starts for the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.[22] He finished the season with 181 strikeouts which led all minor league players.


D. J. Davis[edit]

D. J. Davis
Toronto Blue Jays
Outfielder
Born: (1994-07-25) July 25, 1994 (age 20)
Wiggins, Mississippi
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Dylan Jaleel Davis (born July 25, 1994) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 19 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

Davis was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of Stone County High School in Wiggins, Mississippi.[23][24] He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Blue Jays that year.[25] He also played for the Bluefield Blue Jays and Vancouver Canadians, and batted a combined .250 with 5 home runs, 18 RBI, and 25 stolen bases.[26] He played the 2013 season with Bluefield, batting .240 and hitting 6 home runs with 25 RBI.[26] He was promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts to start the 2014 season, and spent the entire season there. In a career-high 121 games played, Davis batted .213 with 8 home runs and 52 RBI.[26]

His father, Wayne Davis, also played in the Blue Jays organization.[27][28]


Chase De Jong[edit]

Chase De Jong
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1993-12-29) December 29, 1993 (age 21)
Long Beach, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Chase Louis De Jong (born December 29, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 26 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

De Jong played for Woodrow Wilson High School, and was drafted by Toronto in the 2nd round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[29] After signing for a bonus of $620,300,[30] De Jong was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays and made 6 relief appearances for the team, posting a 1–0 record with a 1.50 earned run average and 15 strikeouts over 12 innings, with only 1 walk.[31] He was promoted to the Bluefield Blue Jays prior to the start of the 2013 season, and made 13 appearances for the team, 10 of which were starts. In 2013, De Jong posted a 2–3 record with an ERA of 3.05 and 66 strikeouts over 56 innings pitched.[31] In 2014 he was promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts.[30] De Jong made 23 appearances for Lansing in 2014, 21 of which were starts, and compiled a record of 1–6 with a 4.82 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 97 innings pitched.[31]

He is the cousin of former Blue Jays pitcher Jordan De Jong.[30]


Matthew Dean[edit]

"Matthew Dean" redirects here. For other uses, see Matthew Deane (disambiguation).
Matthew Dean
Toronto Blue Jays
First baseman/Third baseman
Born: (1992-12-22) December 22, 1992 (age 22)
Highland Village, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Matthew Christopher Dean (born December 22, 1992) is an American professional baseball first baseman and third baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 18 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

Dean played high school baseball for The Colony High School and was drafted by Toronto in the 13th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.[32] He played his first professional season in 2012 with the Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League, where he batted .222 with 2 home runs and 24 RBI in 49 games.[32] Dean stayed in Bluefield for the 2013 season and greatly improved on his previous season, batting .338 with 6 home runs and 35 RBI over 63 games played.[32] He was promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts of the Midwest League for the 2014 season. In 113 games played for Lansing, Dean batted .281 with 9 home runs and 51 RBI.[32]


A. J. Jiménez[edit]

A. J. Jiménez
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 8
Catcher
Born: (1990-05-01) May 1, 1990 (age 25)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Antonio J. "A. J." Jiménez (born May 1, 1990) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 16 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

Jiménez was drafted by Toronto in the 9th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. After signing with the team, he was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays and played in 19 games during the 2008 season, batting .191 with 5 RBI.[33] In 2009, Jiménez was promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts and recorded a batting average of .263, in addition to hitting 3 home runs and 31 RBI.[33] Jiménez played for Lansing, as well as the High-A Dunedin Blue Jays in the 2010 season, hitting a combined .299 with 5 home runs and 55 RBI over 72 games.[33] His entire 2011 season was played with Dunedin, where he hit .303 with 4 home runs and 52 RBI in 102 games played.[33]

Jiménez was promoted to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2012 but played only 27 games that season, hitting .257,[33] before undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.[34] He was added to the Blue Jays' 40-man roster on November 20, 2012.[35] In 2013, Jiménez played for Dunedin initially, batting .429 in 9 games, before being promoted to New Hampshire. In 50 games with the Fisher Cats, he batted .276 with 3 home runs and 29 RBI.[33] Jiménez was selected to appear in the 2013 All-Star Futures Game,[34] and was promoted to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on August 17, 2013.[36] He batted .233 in 8 games with the Bisons in 2013.[33] While it was believed that he would be called up to Toronto for the September roster expansion, irritation in his surgically-repaired right elbow ruled him out for the rest of the season.[37] Jiménez started the 2014 campaign with the Fisher Cats, and was promoted to the Bisons on May 26.[38] He was placed on the disabled list on August 5, and activated on August 27.

Jiménez was optioned to the Buffalo Bisons on March 18, 2015. He was assigned to New Hampshire on April 16, brought back up to Buffalo on April 23.[39]


Jairo Labourt[edit]

Jairo Labourt
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1994-03-07) March 7, 1994 (age 21)
Azua, Azua, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Jairo Snaider Labourt (born March 7, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 12 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

Labourt was signed by the Blue Jays as an international free agent for $350,000 in August 2011.[40] He made 12 starts for the Dominican Summer League Blue Jays in 2011, and posted a 0–4 record with a 2.23 earned run average in 3613 innings.[41] Labourt played the 2012 season with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays and went 0–3 with a 3.79 ERA over 12 starts totalling 38 innings.[41] Continuing his rise through the minor league system, he played all of 2013 with the Bluefield Blue Jays and earned his first professional win, finishing the season with a 2–2 record and an impressive 1.92 ERA over 5123 innings.[41] Labourt began the 2014 season with the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, where he struggled in his 6 appearances (3 starts) and pitched to a 6.43 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 14 innings.[41] He was then reassigned to the Low-A Vancouver Canadians and made 15 starts for the team, posting a 5–3 record with a 1.77 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 7113 innings.[41] His 1.77 ERA was the lowest mark in the Northwest League, earning him the 2014 ERA title.[42] On October 1, Labourt was named the number 3 in the Northwest League by Baseball America.[43]


Dawel Lugo[edit]

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lugo and the second or maternal family name is Baez.
Dawel Lugo
Toronto Blue Jays
Shortstop
Born: (1994-12-13) December 13, 1994 (age 20)
Baní, Peravia, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Dawel Leoner Lugo Baez (born December 13, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 17 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

Lugo signed with the Blue Jays as a 16-year-old international free agent in 2011 for $1.3 million, the largest bonus paid to a Latin American infielder that year.[44] Ben Badler of Baseball America described Lugo in a scouting report as having "a solid swing, good bat speed and makes consistent contact with natural loft, showing the potential for plus power down the road."[44] He played his first season as a member of the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays in 2012, where he batted .224 in 47 games played.[45] Lugo began the 2013 season playing with the Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League, where he posted a .297 batting average with 6 home runs and 36 RBI in 51 games.[45] He was then promoted to the Low-A Vancouver Canadians, and played 16 games in which he batted .246 with 1 home run and 8 RBI.[45] Lugo was promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts for the 2014 season. He played in a career-high 117 games, where he batted .259 with 4 home runs and 53 RBI.[45]


Ryan McBroom[edit]

Ryan McBroom
Toronto Blue Jays
First baseman
Born: (1992-04-09) April 9, 1992 (age 23)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Bats: Right Throws: Left

Ryan P. McBroom (born April 9, 1992) is an American professional baseball first baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He attended Maize High School in Maize, Kansas, and later West Virginia University.[46]

In the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft he was selected in the 36th round by the Kansas City Royals, but did not sign and returned to finish college.[47] He was then drafted in the 15th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft by Toronto, and was assigned to the Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League. In 70 games, McBroom batted .297 with 11 home runs and 59 RBI.[46] His 11 home runs tied for the league lead.[48]


Sean Ochinko[edit]

Sean Ochinko
Toronto Blue Jays
Catcher
Born: (1987-10-21) October 21, 1987 (age 27)
Parkland, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Sean Peter Ochinko (born October 21, 1987) is an American professional baseball catcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and later Louisiana State University. The Blue Jays drafted him in the 11th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.[49]

In his first professional season, Ochinko played for the Auburn Doubledays and batted .324 with 6 home runs and 32 RBI in 52 games.[49] In 2010, he played 109 games with the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, batting .311 with 8 home runs and 65 RBI.[49] He was promoted to the Dunedin Blue Jays for the 2011 season, and played in a career-high 121 games. Ochinko would also record career-highs in home runs and RBI that season, with 16 and 79 respectively.[49] He would begin the 2012 season in Dunedin and finish with the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, batting a combined .278 with 9 home runs and 42 RBI.[49] Ochinko would continue his progression through the minor league system in 2013, moving up to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons for the first time. He batted .231 with 5 home runs and 31 RBI in 91 games split between Buffalo and New Hampshire.[49] On August 26, 2013, Ochinko was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a banned amphetamine.[50] Due to his late season suspension, Ochinko missed most of the 2014 season. He played in 24 games and batted .213 with 3 home runs and 13 RBI.[49] He was invited to 2015 spring training in January 2015.[51]


Dwight Smith, Jr.[edit]

Dwight Smith, Jr.
Toronto Blue Jays
Outfielder
Born: (1992-10-26) October 26, 1992 (age 22)
Peachtree City, Georgia
Bats: Left Throws: Right

John Dwight Smith (born October 26, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is the son of former Major League Baseball player Dwight Smith.[52] As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 11 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

Smith attended McIntosh High School and was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 1st round (53rd overall) of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.[53][54] Smith made his professional baseball debut in 2012 and split the season with the Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays and Low-A Vancouver Canadians, hitting a combined .212 with 4 home runs and 29 runs batted in (RBI).[54] He spent the 2013 season with the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, where he batted .284 in 109 games, with 7 home runs, 46 RBI, and 25 stolen bases.[54]

Smith was promoted to the High-A Dunedin Blue Jays for the 2014 season. On April 6, 2014, he hit a pair of solo home runs against Cole Hamels, the first two home run game of his career.[55] On August 26, the Blue Jays organization announced that Smith would play for the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League at the completion of the 2014 season.[56] He finished the 2014 season having batted .284 in 121 games played, with 12 home runs and 60 RBI. He stole 15 bases, and posted an OPS over .800 for the first time in his career.[54] On September 24, Smith was named the MVP for Dunedin in 2014.[57]


Matt Smoral[edit]

Matt Smoral
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1994-03-18) March 18, 1994 (age 21)
Solon, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Matthew Vincent Smoral (born March 18, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 13 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

Smoral attended Solon High School and was drafted in the supplemental first round (50th overall) of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft by the Blue Jays. The 50th selection was awarded to Toronto for the loss of free agent Frank Francisco. He had been considered by many to be one of the top high school pitchers available, but suffered a broken foot shortly before the draft that lowered his draft position.[58] Smoral had a commitment to attend the University of North Carolina, but signed with the Blue Jays for a $2 million signing bonus instead.[59] He played his first professional season in 2013 with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, where he made 15 appearances (5 starts), and posted a 0–2 record, 7.01 earned run average, and 27 strikeouts over 2513 innings.[60] Smoral began the 2014 season with the Bluefield Blue Jays, and was promoted to the Low-A Vancouver Canadians on August 8.[61] In 14 total appearances (8 starts), he posted a 4–3 record with a 3.19 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 5323 innings pitched.[60]


Rowdy Tellez[edit]

Rowdy Tellez
Toronto Blue Jays
First baseman
Born: (1995-03-16) March 16, 1995 (age 20)
Elk Grove, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Rowdy Tellez (born March 16, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 23 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

Tellez attended Elk Grove High School, and was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 30th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[62] Entering the draft, Tellez was ranked as the 59th best player available by Baseball America, but was passed over as he had accepted a scholarship to attend the University of Southern California.[63] He signed with the Blue Jays for an $850,000 bonus[62] and was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays for the 2013 season. Tellez batted .234 in 34 games played, with 2 home runs and 20 RBI.[64] He played the majority of the 2014 season with the Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League, and earned a late season promotion to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts. In total, Tellez played 65 games in 2014, and batted .305 with 6 home runs and 43 RBI.[64] Tellez opened the 2015 season with Lansing.[64]


Alberto Tirado[edit]

Alberto Tirado
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1994-12-10) December 10, 1994 (age 20)
Nagua, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Alberto Tirado (born December 10, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 15 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

Tirado signed with the Blue Jays as an international free agent in July 2011 for $300,000.[65] He began his career in 2012 with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, where he made 11 starts and posted a 1–2 record with an earned run average of 2.68 in 37 innings pitched.[66] Tirado would finish the 2012 season with the Bluefield Blue Jays, earning a 2–0 record and 2.45 ERA in 3 starts.[66] In 2013, he would make 12 appearances for Bluefield, 8 of which were starts, and posted a 3–0 record with an impressive 1.68 ERA over 4813 innings.[66] Prior to the 2014 season, Baseball Prospectus rated Tirado as the 76th best prospect in baseball.[67]

Tirado began the 2014 season with the Low-A Vancouver Canadians and made 17 appearances (3 starts). He was then promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts and made another 13 appearances, 7 of which were starts. In total, Tirado posted a 2–2 record with a 5.00 ERA and 76 strikeouts over 7523 innings.[66]


Ronald Torreyes[edit]

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Torreyes and the second or maternal family name is Solorsano.
Ronald Torreyes
Ronald Torreyes spring training 2015.jpg
Torreyes at spring training in 2015
Toronto Blue Jays
Second baseman
Born: (1992-09-02) September 2, 1992 (age 22)
Barinas, Barinas, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ronald Alcides Torreyes Solorsano (born September 2, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Torreyes signed with the Cincinnati Reds as an international free agent in February 2010.[68] He was assigned to the Venezuelan Summer League Reds, and later promoted to the Arizona League Reds and the Class-A Dayton Dragons. In 91 total games, Torreyes batted .370 with 5 home runs, 46 RBI, and 25 stolen bases.[69] He played the entire 2011 season in Dayton, batting .356 with 3 home runs and 41 RBI in 67 games.[69] On May 11, Torreyes was traded to the Chicago Cubs, along with Dave Sappelt and Travis Wood, for Sean Marshall.[70] In 2012, Torreyes played with the Advanced-A Daytona Cubs, and hit .264 with 6 home runs and 47 RBI.[69]

In 2013 Torreyes was promoted to the Double-A Tennessee Smokies. He was traded to the Houston Astros on July 2, 2013 for two international signing bonus slots.[71] The Astros assigned him to their Double-A affiliate, the Corpus Christi Hooks. In 103 games between both franchises, Torreyes batted .269 with 2 home runs and 37 RBI.[69] He played the entire 2014 season with the Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks, batting .298 with 2 home runs and 46 RBI in a career-high 126 games played.[69]

He began the 2015 season with the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, appearing in 19 games and hitting .200 with 5 RBI.[69] On May 15, 2015, Torreyes was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations or a player to be named later, and assigned to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.[72]


Richard Ureña[edit]

Richard Ureña
Toronto Blue Jays
Shortstop
Born: (1996-02-26) February 26, 1996 (age 19)
San Francisco de Macorís, Duarte, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Richard Ureña Castillo (born February 26, 1996) is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 preseason prospect rankings, he is considered the number 9 prospect in the Blue Jays organization by MLB.[1]

Ureña was signed as an international free agent by the Blue Jays for $725,000 in 2012,[73] and played his first professional season split between the Dominican Summer League Blue Jays and Gulf Coast League Blue Jays. In 64 games with the DSL Blue Jays, he batted .296 with 1 home run and 35 RBI. He then played 7 games in the Gulf Coast League, batting .333 with 3 RBI.[74] Ureña was promoted to the Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League for the start of the 2014 season, and recorded a 28-game streak of reaching base safely.[75] In 53 games, he batted .318 with 2 home runs and 20 RBI before he was promoted to the Low-A Vancouver Canadians on August 21.[76][74] Ureña appeared in 9 games for Vancouver, batting .242 with 5 RBI.[74] On September 24, Urena was named the MVP for Bluefield in 2014.[77]


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  • 40 Jose Fernandez
  • 24 Conner Greene
  • 38 Dusty Isaacs
  •  9 Michael Kraft
  • 28 Chase Mallard
  • 30 Tim Mayza
  • 29 Sean Reid-Foley
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  • 27 Starlyn Suriel
  • 17 Jesus Tinoco
  • 10 Colton Turner

Catchers

  •  5 Justin Atkinson
  •  7 Michael De La Cruz
  • 31 Dan Jansen

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

  • 12 Kenny Graham (hitting)
  • 21 Jeff Ware (pitching)


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Pitchers

  • 25 Ryan Borucki
  • 15 Daniel Lietz
  • 15 Garrett Pickens
  • 13 Zak Wasilewski

Catchers


Infielders

  •  5 Alexis Maldonado
  •  8 Ryan Metzler
  • 24 Christian Vazquez

Outfielders

Manager

  • 44 John Schneider

Coaches


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Rookie-Advanced[edit]

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Pitchers

  • 19 Joey Aquino
  •  1 Miguel Burgos
  • 33 Alberto Guzman
  • 23 Clinton Hollon
  • 37 Grayson Huffman
  • 27 Francisco Rios
  •  8 Jordan Romano
  • 13 Evan Smith

Catchers

  • -- Garrett Custons (Military leave)
  •  6 Kevin Garcia
  • 21 Andres Sotillo

Infielders

  •  2 Aaron Attaway
  • 23 Gabriel Cenas
  •  9 Austin Davis
  •  3 Rolando Segovia

Outfielders

  • 22 Jacob Anderson
  • -- Alex Azor (Military leave)
  • 17 Jesus Gonzalez
  • 22 Sean Hurley
  • 36 James Lynch
  • -- Lane Thomas

Manager

Coaches

  • -- Aaron Matthews (hitting)
  • 11 Antonio Caceres (pitching)


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Pitchers

  • 10 Jacob Brentz
  •  9 Joe Claver
  • 30 Francis Eduardo
  • 47 Brandon Hinkle
  • 44 Turner Lee
  • 24 Patrick Murphy
  • 51 Angel Perdomo
  • 34 Sean Ratcliffe
  • 20 Daniel Rodriguez
  • 35 Hansel Rodriguez
  • 43 Jonathan Torres
  • 38 Nick Wells
  • 32 Bobby Wheatley

Catchers

  • 22 Javier Hernandez
  • 36 Matt Morgan
  • 28 Brett Wellman

Infielders

  • 13 Deiferson Barreto
  • 14 Dean Bell
  •  4 Andrew Florides
  • 16 Edwin Fuentes
  •  5 Yeltsin Gudino
  • 41 Juan Kelly

Outfielders

  •  2 Cliff Brantley
  •  3 Dave Pepe
  • 23 Freddy Rodriguez
  • 21 Juan Tejada

Manager

  • -- Cesar Martin

Coaches

  • 33 Paul Elliott (batting)
  • 17 Willie Collazo (pitching)


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Pitchers

  • 84 Wilfri Aleton
  • 49 Guillermo De La Cruz
  • 55 Denis Diaz
  • 90 Pedro Diaz
  • 50 Osman Gutierrez
  • 22 Yonardo Herdenez
  • 51 Juliandry Higuera
  • -- Kelyn Jose
  • 34 Wilmin Lara
  • -- Ronald Manchego ‡
  • 76 Jose Nova
  • 20 Juan Nunez
  • 87 Carlos Rodriguez
  • 45 Jairo Rosario
  • 60 Luis Sanchez
  • -- Luis Zerpa ‡

Catchers

  • 16 Manuel Herazo

Infielders

  • 62 Jean Almanzar
  • 25 Miguel Almonte
  • 26 Bryan Lizardo
  • 74 Enmanuel Moreta
  •  7 Jesus Severino

Outfielders

  • 71 Antony Fuentes
  • -- Edward Olivares
  • 59 Rodrigo Orozco
  • 80 Francisco Rodriguez

Manager

  • -- Jose Mateo

Coaches

  • -- Carlos Villalobos (hitting)
  • -- Rafael Lazo (pitching)
  • -- Julio Germosen (coach)


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