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]

Travis Bergen[edit]

Travis Bergen
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1993-10-08) October 8, 1993 (age 25)
McDonough, Georgia
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Travis Michael Bergen (born October 8, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Bergen attended Union Grove High School in McDonough, Georgia and played college baseball at Kennesaw State University.[1] He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] He made his professional debut with the Vancouver Canadiens.

Bergen pitched in only 14 games combined in 2016 and 2017 for Vancouver and the Gulf Coast Blue Jays due to injuries.[3] In 2018 he pitched for the Dunedin Blue Jays and New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Griffin Conine[edit]

Griffin Conine
Toronto Blue Jays
Outfielder
Born: (1997-07-11) July 11, 1997 (age 21)
Plantation, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Griffin Riley Conine (born July 11, 1997) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. The son of former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder Jeff Conine, he is ranked 16th on Major League Baseball's 2018 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.[4]

Conine attended Pine Crest High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In his senior season, he recorded a .341 batting average with eight home runs and 27 runs batted in (RBI).[5] He was selected in the 31st round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft by the Miami Marlins, but did not sign, and attended Duke University.[6] In his first season for the Blue Devils, Conine appeared in 35 games and hit .205 with six RBI.[5] As a sophomore, he batted .298 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI.[5] He became the first Blue Devil to total 50-plus RBI in a season since Nate Freiman (62) in 2009, and with 13 home runs, was the first Duke player with 10 or more in a season since Jake Lemmerman (10) in 2010.[7] In his third and final season with Duke, Conine played in 63 games and hit .286 with 18 home runs and 52 RBI.[5]

Conine was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the second round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, and signed on June 20 for a $1.35 million signing bonus.[8][9] He was assigned to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Blue Jays and appeared in two games before being promoted to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians.[6]

Corey Copping[edit]

Corey Copping
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1994-01-11) January 11, 1994 (age 24)
Pasadena, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Corey Dean Copping (born January 11, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Copping attended Temple City High School in Temple City, California.[10] Undrafted out of high school, he then attended the University of Oklahoma, and played three seasons for the Sooners. As a freshman, Copping pitched to a 0–1 win–loss record, 5.74 earned run average (ERA), and 12 strikeouts in 15​13 innings.[10] As a sophomore, he went 2–2 with a 3.53 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 51 innings.[10] In his third and final year with Oklahoma, Copping put up a 4–1 record with a 3.92 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 41​13 innings.[10]

Copping was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 31st round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft, and was assigned to the Rookie Advanced Ogden Raptors. In 14 relief appearances, Copping put up a 3.38 ERA and 21 strikeouts.[11] He began the 2016 season with Ogden, and was later promoted to the Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. He made 22 total appearances and posted a 2–2 record, 4.50 ERA, and 35 strikeouts in 28 innings.[11] During the offseason, Copping played for the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League (AFL).[11] He was assigned to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers for the entire 2017 campaign, and went 5–2 with a 3.57 ERA and 60 strikeouts in a career-high 68 innings pitched.[11] Copping began 2018 with Tulsa, and was promoted to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers in July.[11]

On July 31, 2018, Copping was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for John Axford.[12] He was assigned to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.[13]

Hagen Danner[edit]

Hagen Danner
Toronto Blue Jays
Catcher
Born: (1998-09-30) September 30, 1998 (age 20)
Huntington Beach, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Hagen Jarrell Danner (born September 30, 1998) is an American professional baseball catcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

In 2011, Danner played for Ocean View Little League, the team representing his hometown of Huntington Beach, California in the Little League World Series. Ocean View defeated the team from Hamamatsu, Japan, by a score of 2–1 to win the Little League World Series Championship.[14] Danner batted .500 in the tournament, and hit a game-tying solo home run in the championship game. On the mound, he earned two wins and struck out 17 batters in 8​13 innings.[15] Danner later attended Huntington Beach High School, where he played both catcher and pitcher. In his senior season, he hit .350 with 12 home runs and 40 runs batted in (RBI), and went 11–1 with a 1.22 earned run average (ERA) and 92 strikeouts in 63​13 innings pitched, en route to being named California's high school player of the year by the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register.[16][17] He committed to play college baseball for the UCLA Bruins.[18]

Danner was considered a top prospect at both pitcher and catcher heading into the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. He was selected as a catcher in the second round, 61st overall, by the Toronto Blue Jays.[19] On June 25, Danner signed for a $1.5 million bonus, and was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays on June 28.[20][21] He appeared in 34 games, and hit .160 with two home runs and 20 RBI.[22]

Roemon Fields[edit]

Roemon Fields
Toronto Blue Jays
Center fielder
Born: (1990-11-28) November 28, 1990 (age 27)
Seattle, Washington
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Roemon C. Fields (born November 28, 1990) is an American professional baseball center fielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Fields attended Rainier Beach High School, and was not drafted in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft.[23] He then attended Yakima Valley Community College for a year, before transferring to Bethany College in Kansas. In 2012, Fields was invited to take part in a pre-draft workout at Kauffman Stadium, but again went undrafted, and returned to Bethany College. In two seasons at Bethany, he batted .399 with 59 stolen bases.[24] After the 2013 collegiate season, Fields stopped playing baseball and worked at a Lids franchise in addition to delivering mail for the post office.[23]

Later in 2013, Fields' manager at Yakima invited him to participate in the 2013 World Baseball Challenge, as he was coaching the USA team.[24] Fields batted .379 with three stolen bases in eight games in the tournament,[24] earning him a contract offer with the Blue Jays organization.[23] Fields signed on August 27, 2013, and made his professional baseball debut with the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians in 2014.[23] In 72 games, Fields hit .269 with one home run and 26 RBI.[25] He also established a new Canadians franchise record for stolen bases in a single season, with 48.[23]

Fields played in five spring training games for Toronto in 2015, and began the season with the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays.[23][25] He advanced to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, and then to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. He was returned to New Hampshire on August 12. In total for 2015, Fields played in 121 games and hit .262 with two home runs, 33 RBI, and 46 stolen bases.[25] Fields was invited to Major League spring training on January 12, 2016,[26] and reassigned to minor league camp on March 12.[27] He was assigned to New Hampshire to open the 2016 minor league season.[28] In 130 games for the Fisher Cats, Fields hit .227 with four home runs, 32 RBI, and 44 stolen bases.[25] Fields played in 119 games in 2017, mostly with Buffalo, and hit .283 with 34 RBI and 50 stolen bases.[25] On January 24, 2018, the Blue Jays invited Fields to spring training.[29]

Zach Jackson[edit]

Zach Jackson
Zach Jackson 2017.jpg
Jackson with the Lansing Lugnuts in 2017
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1994-12-25) December 25, 1994 (age 23)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Zachary Garrett Jackson (born December 25, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Jackson attended Berryhill High School in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.[30] In his final high school season, he was named a second-team All-American by Baseball America after pitching to a 13–1 win–loss record, 0.38 earned run average (ERA), and 147 strikeouts in 72​23 innings.[31] Jackson graduated with a 4.0 grade point average, and was the valedictorian of his class.[31] He then attended the University of Arkansas, where he played three seasons for the Arkansas Razorbacks. In his freshman season, Jackson posted a 2.53 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 42​23 innings.[31] Jackson made 27 relief appearances as a sophomore in 2015, and went 5–1 with a 2.10 ERA, 89 strikeouts, and nine saves in 60 innings pitched. His performance earned him a spot on the All-SEC First Team, as well as a position on the Collegiate National Team.[31] In his final year with the Razorbacks, Jackson pitched as both a starter and reliever, and posted a 3–4 record with a 5.09 ERA, 66 strikeouts, and four saves.[31]

The Toronto Blue Jays selected Jackson in the third round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft.[30] He signed for a $275,000 bonus and was assigned to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays.[32][30] After one appearance in the GCL, Jackson was promoted to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League, where he ended the season. Jackson made 14 relief appearances in 2016, and went 1–1 with a 3.38 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 18​23 innings.[30] He was assigned to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts to begin the 2017 season, and was promoted to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays in June. Jackson finished the season with a 2–2 record, 2.47 ERA, and 68 strikeouts in 51 innings.[30]


Adam Kloffenstein[edit]

Adam Kloffenstein
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (2000-08-25) August 25, 2000 (age 18)
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Adam Kloffenstein (born August 25, 2000) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 12th on Major League Baseball's 2018 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.[4]

Kloffenstein attended Magnolia High School in Magnolia, Texas. He was selected in the third round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, and signed on June 12 for a $2.45 million signing bonus.[33][34] Kloffenstein was later assigned to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays with former Magnolia teammate Jordan Groshans.[35] He made his professional debut on August 20, pitching a scoreless inning against the Gulf Coast League Phillies East.[36]

Jason Leblebijian[edit]

Jason Leblebijian
Toronto Blue Jays
Infielder
Born: (1991-05-13) May 13, 1991 (age 27)
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jason Aram Leblebijian (born May 13, 1991) is an American professional baseball infielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Leblebijian attended Prospect High School, where he played basketball in addition to baseball. In his senior season, he batted .453 with 32 runs batted in (RBI).[37] Undrafted out of high school, Leblebijian attended Bradley University, playing three seasons for the Braves.[38] In 155 total games played, he hit .287 with six home runs and 76 RBI.[37]

Leblebijian was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 25th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft,[39] and was assigned to the Rookie Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays.[40] He would later be promoted to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians and Class-A Lansing Lugnuts. In 58 total games played, Leblebijian hit .263 with two home runs and 24 RBI.[40] He would spend the majority of the 2013 season with Lansing, and also appeared in games for Vancouver and the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays. Leblebijian batted .246 with two home runs and 21 RBI in 62 games.[40] He spent the entire 2014 season with the Lugnuts, appearing in 100 games and hitting .248 with five home runs and 48 RBI.[40]

In 2015, Leblebijian split time with Lansing and Dunedin, hitting .245 with nine home runs and 53 RBI in 100 games played.[40] In the offseason he played 44 games for the Canberra Cavalry of the Australian Baseball League (ABL), batting .324 with eight home runs and 42 RBI and was named the team's most valuable player.[40][41] Leblebijian made his Double-A debut in 2016, splitting the season between Dunedin and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. In a career-high 127 games played, he hit .294 with 13 home runs and 55 RBI.[40] During the offseason Leblebijian appeared in 13 games for the Águilas del Zulia of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.[40]

Leblebijian was assigned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons to begin the 2017 season.[42] On June 29, he was named the starting third baseman for the Triple-A All-Star Game.[43] Leblebijian appeared in 120 games for Buffalo in 2017, and hit .258 with 11 home runs and 60 RBI.[40] On January 24, 2018, the Blue Jays invited him to spring training.[44]

Justin Maese[edit]

Justin Maese
Justin Maese 2016.jpg
Maese with the Lansing Lugnuts in 2016
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1996-10-24) October 24, 1996 (age 21)
El Paso, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Justin Alex Maese (born October 24, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Maese attended Ysleta High School, where he excelled in both baseball and football, and later had his jersey in both sports retired by the school. In his senior season, Maese, who played quarterback, led Ysleta to a 7–4 record by throwing for 5,328 yards and 38 touchdowns. He was scouted by several nearby colleges, and ultimately signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Texas Tech University.[45]

Maese was drafted by the Blue Jays in the third round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft,[46] and signed with the team for a $300,000 bonus.[47] Maese was assigned to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays for the 2015 season. In 35​23 total innings over 8 pitching appearances, he would post a 5–0 win–loss record, 1.01 earned run average (ERA), and 19 strikeouts.[46] Maese began the 2016 season with the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League, and was the team's Opening Day starter. He would pitch five innings in a 5–3 win over the Spokane Indians, yielding only one run on two hits, with six strikeouts and no walks.[45] In July, Maese was promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts. Maese pitched to a 4–6 record in 15 total starts in 2016, with a 2.94 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 82​23 innings.[46] Maese began the 2017 season with Lansing. On June 7, he was named a Midwest League All-Star.[48] Maese made 15 starts in 2017, and went 5–3 with a 4.86 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 79​23 innings.[46]

Julian Merryweather[edit]

Julian Merryweather
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1991-10-14) October 14, 1991 (age 27)
Berkeley, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Julian Christopher Merryweather (born October 14, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Merryweather attended Serra High School in San Mateo, California and played college baseball at Skyline College and Oklahoma Baptist University. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the fifth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[49]

Merryweather made his professional debut with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers going 1–2 with a 3.66 ERA in 13 games. He pitched 2015 with the Lake County Captains, posting a 4.08 ERA in 70.2 innings, and 2016 with the Lynchburg Hillcats and Akron RubberDucks,[50] going a combined 13–6 with 2.60 ERA in 24 games started between both teams. Merryweather started 2017 with Akron and was promoted to the Columbus Clippers during the season.[51][52] In 25 total games between Akron and Columbus, Merryweather pitched to a 7–9 record and 5.32 ERA.[53] The Indians added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[54]

Merryweather injured his pitching elbow during the Indians' 2018 spring training camp. The Indians subsequently announced Merryweather will require Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2018 season.[55] On October 5, 2018, Merryweather was sent to the Toronto Blue Jays as the player to be named later from the earlier trade for Josh Donaldson.[56]

Patrick Murphy[edit]

Patrick Murphy
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1995-06-10) June 10, 1995 (age 23)
Chandler, Arizona
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Patrick Brian Murphy (born June 10, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Murphy attended Hamilton High School in his hometown of Chandler, Arizona. In 2012, he underwent Tommy John surgery, and missed the entire 2013 season as a result.[57] He had committed to attend the University of Oregon before being selected in the third round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.[57][58] He signed with the Blue Jays for a $500,000 bonus, and reported to Dunedin, Florida for rehab.[57]

Murphy made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays in 2014. After pitching four innings, he was shut down with hand and arm numbness. It was later determined that one of his ribs was pinching a nerve, and underwent surgery to remove the rib shortly afterward.[57] The numbness persisted, which led doctors to remove a nerve in his pitching elbow, which caused him to miss the entire 2015 season.[57] Fully healthy for 2016, Murphy split time between the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians and the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts. He made 21 appearances during the 2016 season, 15 of which were starts, and posted a 4–6 win–loss record, 3.18 earned run average (ERA), and 68 strikeouts in 90​23 innings pitched.[58] Murphy made most of his appearances in 2017 for Lansing, and also played in the GCL and for the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays. In total he went 5–4 with a 3.04 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 106​23 innings.[58]

Ryan Noda[edit]

Ryan Noda
Ryan Noda 2018.jpg
Noda with the Lansing Lugnuts in 2018
Toronto Blue Jays
First baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1996-03-30) March 30, 1996 (age 22)
Volo, Illinois
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Ryan Anthony Noda (born March 30, 1996) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 29th on Major League Baseball's 2018 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.[4]

Noda attended Grant Community High School in Fox Lake, Illinois.[59] He was not drafted after graduating, and then attended the University of Cincinnati, playing three seasons with the Bearcats.[60] In his freshman season, Noda recorded a .230 batting average, seven home runs, and 32 runs batted in (RBI). In addition, he made a one-inning pitching appearance and did not allow a baserunner.[59] As a sophomore, he batted .250 with six home runs and 34 RBI.[59] In his final season with Cincinnati, Noda hit .236 with nine home runs and 36 RBI.

Noda was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 15th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, and assigned to the Rookie Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League. In 66 games, Noda recorded a .364 batting average, seven home runs, and 39 RBI.[60]

Joshua Palacios[edit]

Joshua Palacios
Toronto Blue Jays
Outfielder
Born: (1995-07-30) July 30, 1995 (age 23)
Brooklyn, New York
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Joshua John Palacios (born July 30, 1995) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is the nephew of former Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher Rey Palacios.

Palacios attended the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, and was selected as the 2013 New York City High School Player of the Year.[61] He was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 31st round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, but did not sign and instead attended San Jacinto Junior College.[62] In his first season of college baseball, Palacios batted .376 with six doubles and 26 runs batted in (RBI).[63] In the offseason, Palacios signed a letter of intent to transfer to Auburn University for the 2016 season.[64] As a sophomore with San Jacinto, he hit .364 with 12 doubles, nine triples, 36 RBI, and 29 stolen bases. At the end of the season, Palacios was named the 37th best junior college prospect in the country.[63] In his lone season with Auburn, Palacios batted .385 with five home runs, 23 RBI, and 12 stolen bases.[63]

Palacios was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, and signed for a $438,100 bonus.[65] He was assigned to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays and appeared in 13 games before being promoted to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians. After 28 games in Vancouver, Palacios was promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, where he finished his 2016 campaign. In 50 total games across three levels, Palacios batted .330 with 18 RBI.[62] He was assigned to Lansing for the entire 2017 season, and hit .280 with two home runs, 39 RBI, and 12 stolen bases in 91 games.[62]

His brother, Richard, was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the third round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft.[66]

Eric Pardinho[edit]

Eric Pardinho
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (2001-01-05) January 5, 2001 (age 17)
Lucélia, São Paulo, Brazil
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Eric Eiji Pardinho (born January 5, 2001) is a Brazilian professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 7th on Major League Baseball's 2018 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.[4]

As a 15-year-old, Pardinho played for Brazil in their attempt to qualify for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. He pitched ​23 of an inning against Pakistan, and his fastball was clocked as high as 94 miles per hour (151 km/h) in 2016.[67] He was ranked by MLB as the fifth-best international prospect available during the 2017 international signing period. On July 2, 2017, Pardinho signed with the Toronto Blue Jays and received a $1.4 million signing bonus.[68] He was assigned to extended spring training for the remainder of the year, as well as the first half of the 2018 season. On June 20, 2018, Pardinho made his professional debut with the Rookie Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays.[69]

Ángel Perdomo[edit]

Ángel Perdomo
Angel Perdomo 2016.jpg
Perdomo with the Lansing Lugnuts in 2016
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1994-05-07) May 7, 1994 (age 24)
San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Ángel David Perdomo (born May 7, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Perdomo signed with the Blue Jays as an international free agent on November 28, 2011.[70] He was assigned to the Dominican Summer League Blue Jays for the 2012 season, where he pitched to a 5.40 earned run average (ERA), 13 strikeouts, and 13 walks in seven games totaling 11​23 innings.[71] He remained with the DSL Blue Jays in 2013, pitching 26​23 innings and posting a 0–1 win–loss record, 3.04 ERA, and 43 strikeouts.[71] Perdomo was promoted to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Blue Jays in 2014, and appeared in 13 games. He would compile a 3–2 record, 2.54 ERA, and 57 strikeouts in 46 innings.[71]

Perdomo began the 2015 minor league season with the Rookie-Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays, and later earned a promotion to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians. He pitched a combined 69​13 innings in 2015, and posted a 6–1 record, 2.60 ERA, and 67 strikeouts.[71] Continuing to progress through the Blue Jays minor league system, Perdomo was assigned to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts to open the 2016 season.[72][71] In June he was selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game as an injury replacement for Dylan Unsworth.[73] Perdomo made 25 starts and two relief appearances for the Lugnuts in 2016, and posted a 5–7 record, 3.19 ERA, and 156 strikeouts in 127 innings.[71] He played the entire 2017 season with the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays, and went 5–6 with a 3.70 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 75​13 innings.[71]

Héctor Pérez[edit]

Héctor Pérez
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1996-06-06) June 6, 1996 (age 22)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Héctor Antonio Pérez (born June 6, 1996) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 11th on Major League Baseball's 2018 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.[4]

Pérez signed with the Houston Astros as an international free agent in 2014. In 2015, he was assigned to the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League Astros, and later promoted to the Gulf Coast League Astros and Rookie Advanced Greenville Astros. In 17 pitching appearances, Pérez posted a 2–0 win–loss record, 1.64 earned run average (ERA), and 50 strikeouts in 55 innings pitched.[74] He split time in 2016 with the Short Season-A Tri-City ValleyCats and the Class-A Quad Cities River Bandits, and worked to a 4–1 combined record, 3.15 ERA, and 80 strikeouts in 60 innings.[74] Perez opened the 2017 season with the River Bandits, and was later promoted to the Advanced-A Buies Creek Astros. In a career-high 107​13 innings, Pérez posted a 7–6 record, 3.44 ERA, and 128 strikeouts.[74]

Pérez was assigned to Buies Creek to begin 2018, and earned a promotion to the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks in early July.[74] On July 30, 2018, the Astros traded Pérez, Ken Giles, and David Paulino to the Blue Jays for Roberto Osuna.[75]

Harold Ramírez[edit]

Harold Ramírez
Toronto Blue Jays
Outfielder
Born: (1994-09-06) September 6, 1994 (age 24)
Cartagena, Colombia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Harold Andrés Ramírez Lemus (born September 6, 1994) is a Colombian professional baseball outfielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Ramírez signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent in July 2011.[76] He made his professional debut in 2012 with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Pirates. In 39 games, Ramírez batted .259 with one home run and 12 RBI.[77] In 2013, he played for the Short Season-A Jamestown Jammers, and hit .285 with five home runs, 40 RBI, and 23 stolen bases in 71 games played.[77]

In 2014, Ramírez was promoted to the Class-A West Virginia Power, where he appeared in 49 games and batted .309 with one home run and 24 RBI.[77] He also set the team record for longest hitting streak.[78] Ramírez continued to make his way through the Pirates minor league system, playing the entire 2015 season with the Advanced-A Bradenton Marauders. In 80 games, he would record a .337 batting average, four home runs, 47 RBI, and 22 stolen bases.[77] The Pirates added him to their 40-man roster after the 2015 season.[79] In the offseason, Ramírez played 15 games with the Venados de Mazatlán of the Mexican Pacific League, and hit .245 with one home run and 5 RBI against pitchers that were, on average, over eight years older than he was.[77] In his first season with the Double-A Altoona Curve, he was selected to play in the 2016 Eastern League All-Star Game. He had been batting .300/.355/.401 in 70 games at the time of his selection.[80]

On August 1, 2016, the Pirates traded Ramírez, along with Francisco Liriano and Reese McGuire, to the Blue Jays for Drew Hutchison.[81] Ramírez was optioned to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. He would play in just one game for New Hampshire before being placed on the disabled list, where he finished 2016. In 99 total games, Ramírez hit .311 with two home runs and 50 RBI.[77] Ramírez appeared in 121 games for New Hampshire in 2017, and batted .266 with a career-high six home runs and 53 RBI.[77] On November 20, 2017, he was outrighted off the 40-man roster.[82]

Francisco Ríos[edit]

Francisco Ríos
Francisco Rios 2016.jpg
Ríos with the Lansing Lugnuts in 2016
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1995-05-06) May 6, 1995 (age 23)
Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jesus Francisco Ríos Alfaro (born May 6, 1995) is a Mexican professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Ríos signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as an international free agent on July 20, 2012.[83] He made his professional debut in 2013 with the Dominican Summer League Blue Jays, appearing in 15 games. In 52​13 innings pitched, Ríos would post a 4–6 win–loss record, 4.47 earned run average (ERA), and 48 strikeouts.[84] In the offseason, he played with the Tomateros de Culiacán of the Mexican Pacific League.[84] Ríos spent 2014 with the Rookie-Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays, and pitched to a 3–2 record, 5.91 ERA, and 38 strikeouts in 53​13 innings.[84]

Ríos was promoted to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians for the 2015 season, and in 15 total appearances, posted a 3–6 win–loss record, 4.27 ERA, and 59 strikeouts in 65​13 innings pitched.[84] He was assigned to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts to open the 2016 season. In 6 starts, Ríos went 2–0 with a 1.20 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 30 total innings.[84][85] He was promoted to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays on May 10.[86] In June he was selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game.[87] Ríos made 21 starts and four relief appearances in 2016, and pitched to a 7–6 record, 2.91 ERA, and 108 strikeouts in 120​23 innings.[84] Ríos played the entire 2017 season for the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, pitching to a 3–9 record, 4.29 ERA, and 63 strikeouts in 86 total innings.[84]

Kevin Smith[edit]

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith Lansing Lugnuts 2018.jpg
Smith with the Lansing Lugnuts in 2018
Toronto Blue Jays
Shortstop
Born: (1996-07-04) July 4, 1996 (age 22)
Troy, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Kevin Smith (born July 4, 1996) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 6th on Major League Baseball's 2018 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.[4]

Smith graduated from Columbia High School, and later attended the University of Maryland, College Park.[88] He played three seasons as the starting shortstop for the Meryland Terrapins. In his freshman season, Smith appeared in 66 games and recorded a .273 batting average, seven home runs, 35 runs batted in (RBI), and a team-leading 11 stolen bases.[89] As a sophomore, Smith hit .259 with eight home runs and 34 RBI.[89] Later, in the Cape Cod League, Smith hit .301 with 12 doubles and two home runs. He was named a top prospect in the league by Baseball America, Perfect Game, and D1Baseball.com. Smith was also a Cape Cod League All-Star, and was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Championship Series after batting .500 with a home run and three RBI to help the Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox win the league championship for the third-consecutive season.[89][90][91] In his final year with the Terrapins, Smith hit .268 in 54 games played, and added 13 home runs and 48 RBI.[92]

The Toronto Blue Jays selected Smith in the fourth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft.[93] He signed for a $405,100 signing bonus, and was assigned to the Rookie Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays.[94] In 61 games for Bluefield, Smith hit .271 with eight home runs, 43 RBI, and nine stolen bases.[95]

Kirby Snead[edit]

Kirby Snead
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Snead with the Lansing Lugnuts in 2016
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1994-10-07) October 7, 1994 (age 24)
Alachua, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Kirby Snead (born October 7, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Snead attended Santa Fe High School in his hometown of Alachua, Florida.[96] Undrafted out of high school, he then attended the University of Florida, and played three seasons for the Florida Gators. In his freshman season, Snead appeared in 32 games and pitched to a 3–0 win–loss record, 2.40 earned run average (ERA), and 22 strikeouts in 41​13 innings.[97] As a sophomore, Snead went 1–0 in 28 games played, and posted a 3.15 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 34​13 innings pitched.[97] In his final season with the Gators, Snead made a Southeastern Conference-leading 41 relief appearances, and in 35​23 innings went 3–1 with a 2.78 ERA and 33 strikeouts.[97]

The Toronto Blue Jays selected Snead in the tenth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft.[96] He received a $125,000 signing bonus and was assigned to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays.[98] After a single appearance for Dunedin he was assigned to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, where he finished the 2016 season. In 14 total relief appearances, Snead went 0–1 with a 3.62 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 27​13 innings.[96] He began the 2017 season with Lansing, and was promoted to Dunedin in mid-June. Snead ended 2017 with a 7–2 record, 1.79 ERA, and 56 strikeouts in 42 appearances, and did not yield a home run.[96]

Chad Spanberger[edit]

Chad Spanberger
Toronto Blue Jays
First baseman
Born: (1995-11-01) November 1, 1995 (age 22)
Granite City, Illinois
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Chad Spanberger (born November 1, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Spanberger graduated from Granite City High School in Granite City, Illinois in 2014. As a senior, he hit .417 with four home runs and 27 RBIs.[99] Undrafted out of high school, he enrolled at the University of Arkansas where he played college baseball for the Razorbacks.[100] In 2017, as a junior at Arkansas, he batted .305 with 20 home runs and 67 RBIs.[101] After his junior year, he was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the sixth round of the 2017 MLB draft.[102]

After signing with the Rockies, Spanberger made his professional debut that year with the Grand Junction Rockies where he hit .294 with 19 home runs and 51 RBIs.[103] He began 2018 with the Asheville Tourists.

On July 26, 2018, the Rockies traded Spanberger, Forrest Wall, and either a player to be named later or cash considerations to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Seung-hwan Oh.[104]

Samad Taylor[edit]

Samad Taylor
Samad Taylor 2018.jpg
Taylor with the Lansing Lugnuts in 2018
Toronto Blue Jays
Second baseman
Born: (1998-07-11) July 11, 1998 (age 20)
Corona, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Samad Jahad Taylor (born July 11, 1998) is an American professional baseball second baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Taylor attended Corona High School in his hometown of Corona, California. He committed to play college baseball for the Arizona Wildcats.[105] He was selected in the 10th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft by the Cleveland Indians, signed, and was assigned to the Rookie-level Arizona League Indians after signing.[106] In 32 games, Taylor recorded a .293 batting average, one home run, and 14 runs batted in (RBI).[106] He was assigned to the Short Season-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers to begin the 2017 season.[106] On July 31, the Indians traded Taylor and Thomas Pannone to the Toronto Blue Jays for reliever Joe Smith.[107] The Blue Jays assigned Taylor to the Rookie Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays for five games before promoting him to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians for the remainder of the season. In 54 total games played in 2017, Taylor hit .294 with six home runs and 30 RBI.[106]

Forrest Wall[edit]

Forrest Wall
Toronto Blue Jays
Outfielder
Born: (1995-11-20) November 20, 1995 (age 22)
Winter Park, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Forrest Alexander Wall (born November 20, 1995) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked 24th on Major League Baseball's 2018 Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.[4]

Wall attended Orangewood Christian High School in Maitland, Florida. A four-year starter on the baseball team, he hit .461 with nine home runs, 70 runs batted in and 70 stolen bases in 79 career games.[108]

Wall was drafted by the Colorado Rockies 35th overall in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.[109] He signed with the Rockies and made his professional debut with the Grand Junction Rockies.[110][111] Wall spent 2014 with the Grand Junction Rockies where he posted a .318 batting average with three home runs and 24 RBIs, along with 18 stolen bases. In 2015, Wall played 99 games for the Asheville Tourists and four games for the Boise Hawks while on a rehab assignment. Wall ended 2015 with a .286 batting average along with seven home runs and 47 RBIs.

Prior to the 2016 season, MLB.com named him the 4th best second base prospect in baseball.[112] Wall spent 2016 with the Modesto Nuts, where he posted a .264 batting average with six home runs and 56 RBIs. He started 2017 with the Lancaster JetHawks where he batted .299 with three home runs, 16 RBIs, and a .832 OPS in 22 games[113] before a dislocated shoulder forced him to miss the remainder of the season.[114]

On July 26, 2018, the Rockies traded Wall, Chad Spanberger, and either a player to be named later or cash considerations to the Toronto Blue Jays for Seung-hwan Oh.[115]

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Triple-A[edit]

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Catchers

  • 43 Michael De La Cruz
  • -- Jose Mayorga

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Double-A[edit]

New Hampshire Fisher Cats roster
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Pitchers

Catchers

  •  8 Patrick Cantwell
  • -- Ryan Hissey Injury icon 2.svg
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  •  7 Max Pentecost

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Outfielders


Manager

  • 14 John Schneider

Coaches

  •  2 Andy Fermin (position)
  • 26 Vince Horsman (pitching)
  • 32 Hunter Mense (hitting)


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Advanced-A[edit]

Dunedin Blue Jays roster
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Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 33 Brock Lundquist
  •  3 Rodrigo Orozco


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Class-A[edit]

Lansing Lugnuts roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 35 Jordan Barrett
  • 34 Brayden Bouchey
  • 25 Maximo Castillo
  • 40 Andrew Deramo
  • -- Mike Ellenbest Injury icon 2.svg
  • 15 Matt Gunter
  • 20 Dany Jimenez Injury icon 2.svg
  • 26 Emerson Jimenez
  • 23 Turner Larkins
  • -- Colton Laws Injury icon 2.svg
  • 32 Brody Rodning
  • 29 Dalton Rodriguez
  • 10 Donnie Sellers
  • 12 Matt Shannon
  • 27 Graham Spraker
  • 28 Kyle Weatherly

Catchers

  • -- Daniel Canellas Injury icon 2.svg
  • 22 Ryan Gold
  • -- Javier Hernandez Injury icon 2.svg
  • 16 Andres Sotillo

Infielders

  •  4 Vinny Capra
  • 21 Brandon Grudzielanek
  • -- Cullen Large Injury icon 2.svg
  • 24 Bryan Lizardo
  • 37 Jesus Navarro
  •  1 Samad Taylor
  • -- Kevin Vicuna Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Christian Williams Injury icon 2.svg

Outfielders

  • 19 Ryan Noda
  •  9 Norberto Obeso
  •  5 Reggie Pruitt
  • 31 Freddy Rodriguez
  •  2 Chavez Young


Manager

  • 14 Cesar Martin

Coaches

  • 11 Antonio Caceres (pitching)
  • 13 Dave Pano (position)
  • 17 Matt Young (hitting)


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Short Season-A[edit]

Vancouver Canadians roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 35 Nick Allgeyer
  • 22 Denis Diaz
  • 14 Jose Espada
  • 24 Cobi Johnson
  • 41 Connor Law
  • 16 Will McAffer
  • 18 Mitch McKown Injury icon 2.svg
  • 18 Troy Miller
  • 32 Joey Murray
  • 37 Juan Nunez
  • 21 Orlando Pascual
  • 44 Randy Pondler
  • 15 Joey Pulido
  • 29 Marcus Reyes
  • 43 Elio Silva
  • 45 Fitz Stadler
  • 25 Justin Watts
  • 20 Josh Winckowski
  • 27 Sean Wymer

Catchers

  •  3 Christopher Bec
  • 36 Reilly Johnson
  • 13 Yorman Rodriguez
  • 17 Brett Wright

Infielders

  • 33 Jake Brodt
  •  2 Sterling Guzman
  •  5 Otto Lopez
  •  6 Nick Podkul
  • 10 Jesus Severino

Outfielders

  •  9 Griffin Conine
  • 28 Mc Gregory Contreras
  • 19 Tanner Kirwer
  •  4 Brandon Polizzi
  • 26 Hunter Steinmetz


Manager

Coaches

  • 48 Jim Czajkowski (pitching)
  • 11 Aaron Matthews (hitting)
  • 12 Jose Mayorga (bench)

60-day disabled list

  • -- Travis Hosterman
  • -- Grayson Huffman
  • -- Elieser Medrano
  • -- Tyler Olander

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Rookie-Advanced[edit]

Bluefield Blue Jays roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 10 Josh Almonte
  • -- Gage Burland
  • 20 Felipe Castenada
  • 32 Adams Cuevas
  • 27 Joe DiBenedetto
  • 44 Joel Espinal
  • 22 Cre Finfrock
  • 31 Alvaro Galindo
  • 41 Claudio Galva
  • 26 Nicolas Medina
  • 43 Eric Pardinho
  • 13 Mike Pascoe
  • 28 Nathaniel Perez
  • 52 Brennan Price
  • 21 Sean Rackoski
  •  7 Jackson Rees
  • -- Ryan Thurston
  • 33 Grant Townsend
  • 14 Troy Watson
  • 38 Brad Wilson

Catchers

  • 34 Hagen Danner
  • 17 Andres Guerra
  •  5 Alejandro Kirk
  •  9 Gabriel Moreno

Infielders

  •  4 John Aiello
  •  1 Luis De Los Santos
  •  4 Jordan Groshans
  • 15 Hector Guerrero
  • 25 Rafael Lantigua
  • 24 Patrick Morris
  •  8 Davis Schneider
  • 16 Jose Theran

Outfielders

  •  2 Dominic Abbadessa
  •  6 D. J. Daniels
  •  3 D. J. Neal
  • 19 Cal Stevenson


Manager

Coaches

  • 50 Adam Bernero (pitching)
  • 18 Chris Schaeffer (position)
  • 23 Carlos Villalobos (hitting)

60-day disabled list

  • -- Emilio Guerrero
  • -- Austin Havekost

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Rookie[edit]

Gulf Coast League Blue Jays roster
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Pitchers

  • 61 Juan Acosta
  • 61 Luis Alvarez
  • 66 Eliezer Bello
  • 20 Elixon Caballero
  • 99 Jol Concepcion §
  • 45 Alvery De Los Santos
  • 26 Juan Diaz
  • -- Joe DiBenedetto
  • -- Matt Harris
  • -- Josh Hiatt ∞
  •  3 Yunior Hinojosa
  • 39 Kelyn Jose #
  • 27 Adam Kloffenstein
  • 57 Brayan Mejia
  • 18 Alejandro Melean
  • 25 Alexander Molina
  • 19 Rafael Monsion
  • 59 Williams Moreno
  • 44 David Paulino *#
  • 21 Franniel Polanco
  • 23 Meliton Reyes
  • 29 Emmanuel Vizcaino

Catchers

  • 35 Jose Ferrer
  • 43 Jonelvy Molina
  •  9 Francisco Ruiz

Infielders

  • 58 Addison Barger
  •  2 Miguel Hiraldo
  • 17 Jeonardo Jimenez
  • 34 Yhordegny Kelly
  • 13 Kenny Mauricio
  • 24 Joseph Reyes
  • 10 Jose Rivas
  •  8 Troy Squires

Outfielders

  •  1 Steward Berroa
  • 37 Jose Abel Hernandez
  • 22 Aldo Ovando
  •  5 Adrian Ramos
  • 16 Warnel Valdez


Manager

  • 31 Luis Hurtado

Coaches

  • 49 George Carroll (position)
  • 33 Paul Elliott (batting)
  • 56 Rafael Lazo (pitching)
  • 28 Mark Worrell (assistant pitching)

60-day disabled list

  • 14 Roither Hernandez
  • 15 Ronald Magdaniel
  • 40 Anderson Nunez
  • 11 Gaudy Ramirez

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Dominican Summer League[edit]

Dominican Summer League Blue Jays roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 70 Jose Brito
  • 45 Jose Cabrera
  • 51 Alexis Carmona
  • 47 Jeison Contreras
  • 24 Moises De La Cruz
  • 43 Jhoan Dominguez
  • 38 Lazaro Estrada
  • 75 William Gonzalez
  • 54 Ronald Govea
  • 41 Junior Guzman
  • -- Pedro Guzman
  • 79 Adrian Hernandez
  • -- Juan Jimenez ‡
  • -- Sergio Leon
  • 74 Santos Moreno
  • 25 Miguel Olivo
  • 49 Pedro Padilla
  • -- Naswell Paulino ‡
  • 56 Christian Reyes
  • -- Nelfi Santos
  • 61 Erick Teran

Catchers

  • 15 Jesus Hernandez
  • 28 Geyber Jimenez
  • -- Brayan Rodriguez
  • 21 Gustavo Ruiz

Infielders

  • -- Hugo Cardona ‡
  • 30 Alonso Concepcion
  •  5 Pedro Hurtado
  •  7 Rainer Nunez
  • -- Anthony Rodriguez
  • -- Pedro Ventura
  •  6 Jose Zepeda

Outfielders

  •  8 Hanley Acevedo
  • 44 Erickvi Celedonio
  • -- Yhon Perez ‡
  • 20 Alberto Rodriguez
  • 27 Jhon Solarte


Manager

  • -- John Tamargo Jr.

Coaches

  • -- Julio Germosen (hitting)
  • -- Yoel Hernandez (pitching)
  • -- Jose Mateo (coach)


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