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]

Joe Biagini[edit]

Joe Biagini
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 66
Pitcher
Born: (1990-05-29) May 29, 1990 (age 25)
Menlo Park, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Joseph Biagini (born May 29, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is ranked 17th on MLB's Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.[1]

Biagini attended The King's Academy in Sunnyvale, California, and later the University of California, Davis.[2]

Biagini was selected in the 26th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft by the San Francisco Giants.[2] He made his professional debut with the Class-A Augusta GreenJackets in 2012, and struggled in his 9 starts with the team, pitching to a 0–4 win–loss record, 7.41 earned run average (ERA), and 36 strikeouts in 34 innings.[2] He was demoted to the Short Season-A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in June, where he made 14 appearances (12 starts) and pitched to a 2–4 record, 4.27 ERA, and 63 strikeouts in 59 innings.[2] Biagini played the entire 2013 season with the GreenJackets, pitching 9623 total innings in 20 starts. He posted a 7–6 record, 5.03 ERA, and 79 strikeouts.[2]

In 2014, Biagini was promoted to the Advanced-A San Jose Giants, and made 23 starts for the team, finishing the year with a 10–9 record, 4.01 ERA, and 103 strikeouts in 128 innings pitched.[2] He would play the entire 2015 season with the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels and threw a career-high 13013 innings over 23 appearances (22 starts). Biagini finished the season with a 10–7 win–loss record, 2.42 ERA, and 84 strikeouts.[2] Biagini was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2015 Rule 5 draft.[3]

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.[4] As of the 2015 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 10 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[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.[4][5] 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.[4] Borucki made only 3 appearances in the 2015 season, posting an 0–1 record, 3.18 ERA, and 7 strikeouts.[4]

Wil Browning[edit]

Wil Browning
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 51
Pitcher
Born: (1988-09-08) September 8, 1988 (age 27)
Sallis, Mississippi
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Wilson Charles Browning (born September 8, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Browning attended Kosciusko High School in Kosciusko, Mississippi, and later the University of Louisiana at Monroe.[6] He signed with the Blue Jays as an undrafted free agent in 2012, and was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays. He pitched in 7 games, totalling 623 innings with a 1.35 earned run average (ERA) and 12 strikeouts before being promoted to the Rookie-Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League. He made 10 relief appearances for the team, pitching to a 0–1 win–loss record, 0.82 ERA, 16 strikeouts, and 4 saves in 11 total innings and was promoted again, this time to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians. Browning would finish the 2012 season in Vancouver, making 5 appearances and posting a 1.50 ERA and 5 strikeouts in 6 innings pitched.[6] In 2013, he split time with the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts and Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays. Making 42 total appearances out of the bullpen, he pitched to a 4–3 record, 2.03 ERA, 81 strikeouts, and 4 saves in 62 innings.[2] Browning was a mid-season All-Star for Lansing in 2013.[7]

Browning began the 2014 season in Dunedin, and earned a late-season promotion to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. With Dunedin, he would post a 5–1 record, 1.65 ERA, and 57 strikeouts in 4323 innings. He struggled in his brief stint with New Hampshire, pitching to a 7.11 ERA in 613 innings.[6] Browning began the 2015 campaign with Dunedin, pitching as the team's closer. He would post a sterling 0.78 ERA, 40 strikeouts, and 22 saves in 31 appearances totaling 3423 innings.[6] For the second time in his career, he was named a mid-season All-Star.[8] He finished the 2015 season with New Hampshire, where he improved upon his statistics from the previous season, posting a 3.86 ERA, 16 strikeouts, and 3 saves in 13 appearances.[6]

Browning was invited to Major League spring training on January 12, 2016.[9]

Andy Burns[edit]

For the politician, see Andrew J. Burns Jr.
Andy Burns
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 1
Third baseman
Born: (1990-08-07) August 7, 1990 (age 25)
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 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 22 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[1]

Burns graduated from Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2008. The Colorado Rockies selected him in the 25th round of the 2008 MLB Draft, but he opted to attend college. Burns enrolled at the University of Kentucky, and played college baseball for the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team.[10] He was named the Southeastern Conference's freshman of the week for the week ending May 10, 2009.[11] Burns 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 him in the 11th round of the 2011 MLB Draft.[10][12]

Burns signed with the Blue Jays and made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, before being promoted to the Vancouver Canadians of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League. In 2011, he played in 28 games and batted .250 with 3 home runs and 14 RBI.[13] Burns played for the Lansing Lugnuts of the Class A Midwest League in 2012, appearing in 78 games and hitting .248 with 9 home runs and 37 RBI.[10][13] 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 Double-A Eastern League.[12] He played in 128 games split between the two teams, and hit .288 with a career-high 15 home runs, 85 RBI, and 33 stolen bases.[13] After the 2013 season, the Blue Jays assigned Burns to the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, where he was named player of the week in the fourth week of the six-week schedule.[14] He batted .312 with 13 RBI in 21 games for the Rafters.[13]

The Blue Jays invited Burns to spring training as a non-roster invitee in 2014,[15] but he did not make the team, returning to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats for the entire 2014 season. He would play in a career-high 133 games that season, batting .255 with 15 home runs, 63 RBI, and 18 stolen bases.[13] Burns began the 2015 season in New Hampshire, and earned a promoted to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on April 17. He would play in 132 total games in 2015, batting .291 with 5 home runs and 46 RBI.[13]

Burns was invited to Major League spring training on January 12, 2016.[16]

Taylor Cole[edit]

Taylor Cole
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 74
Pitcher
Born: (1989-08-20) August 20, 1989 (age 26)
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 was drafted again, 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.[17] He returned to pitch in 2011 for the Brigham Young University Cougars baseball team.[18]

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, making 11 appearances (8 starts) in 2011 and posting a 1–3 win–loss record, 5.88 ERA, and 25 strikeouts in 3323 innings.[19] Cole played the entire 2012 season in Vancouver and greatly improved, posting a 6–0 record, 0.81 ERA, and 57 strikeouts in 6613 innings.[19] He played the majority of the 2013 season with the Lansing Lugnuts, and made 1 start for the Dunedin Blue Jays at the end of the season.[19][20] Cole would pitched to a combined 7–12 record, 3.94 ERA, and 103 strikeouts in 137 innings.[19]

In 2014, Cole pitched mostly for Dunedin and made two starts for the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.[21] He finished the season with a combined 8–11 record, 3.43 ERA, and an MiLB-leading 181 strikeouts.[22] Cole played the entire 2015 season with New Hampshire, pitching to a 7–10 record, 4.06 ERA, and 128 strikeouts in a career-high 164 innings.[19]

Cole was invited to Major League spring training on January 12, 2016.[23]

D. J. Davis[edit]

D. J. Davis
Toronto Blue Jays
Outfielder
Born: (1994-07-25) July 25, 1994 (age 21)
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 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 11 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[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.[24][25] He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Blue Jays that year.[26] 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.[27] He played the 2013 season with Bluefield, batting .240 and hitting 6 home runs with 25 RBI.[27] 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.[27] Davis remained with Lansing for the 2015 season, and set career-highs in several offensive statistics, including batting average (.282), hits (140), and RBI (59).[27]

His father, Wayne Davis, also played in the Blue Jays organization.[28][29]

Matt Dean[edit]

Matt Dean
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 72
First baseman / Third baseman
Born: (1992-12-22) December 22, 1992 (age 23)
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 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 18 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[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.[30] 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.[30] 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.[30] 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.[30] Dean continued his progression through the minors in 2015, playing the entire season with the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays. In a career-high 123 games played, he batted .253 with 14 home runs and 63 RBI.[30]

Dean was invited to Major League spring training on January 12, 2016.[31]

Brady Dragmire[edit]

Brady Dragmire
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 77
Pitcher
Born: (1993-02-05) February 5, 1993 (age 23)
Sacramento, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Brady John Dragmire (born February 5, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Dragmire attended Bradshaw Christian High School in Sacramento, California,[32] and was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 17th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft. He was assigned to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays and made 1 appearance for the team that season, allowing 3 earned runs in 1 inning.[33] He remained in the Gulf Coast League for the 2012 season, making 15 appearances out of the bullpen and pitching to a 0–3 win–loss record, 1.14 earned run average (ERA), and 14 strikeouts in 2323 innings pitched.[33] In 2013, Dragmire was promoted to the Rookie-Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League, and made 14 appearances, 8 of which were starts. In 50 innings pitched, he posted a 3–2 record, 2.16 ERA, and 40 strikeouts.[33]

Dragmire continued his progression through the Blue Jays minor league organization in 2014, pitching with the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts. Pitching exclusively out of the bullpen, he appeared in 43 games and put up a 3–6 record, 2.92 ERA, and 45 strikeouts in 77 innings.[33] He spent the entire 2015 season with the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays and struggled throughout the year, posting a 2–2 record, 5.26 ERA, and 57 strikeouts in 6313 innings pitched.[33] On November 18, 2015, Dragmire was added to the Blue Jays' 40-man roster, to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[34]

Roemon Fields[edit]

Roemon Fields
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 67
Center fielder
Born: (1990-11-28) November 28, 1990 (age 25)
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. As of the 2015 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 23 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[1]

Fields attended Rainier Beach High School, and was not drafted in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.[35] 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 2 seasons at Bethany, he batted .399 with 59 stolen bases.[36] After the 2013 collegiate season, Fields stopped playing baseball and worked at a Lids franchise in addition to delivering mail for the post office.[35]

Later in 2013, Fields' manager at Yakima invited him to participate in the 2013 World Baseball Challenge, as he was coaching the USA team.[36] Fields' batted .379 with 3 stolen bases in 8 games in the tournament,[36] earning him a contract offer with the Blue Jays organization.[35] Fields signed on August 27, 2013, and made his professional baseball debut with the Vancouver Canadians in 2014.[35] In 72 games, Fields hit .269 with 1 home run and 26 RBI.[37] He also established a new Canadians franchise record for stolen bases in a single season, with 48.[35]

Fields played in 5 spring training games for Toronto in 2015, and began the season with the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays.[35][37] 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 2 home runs, 33 RBI, and 46 stolen bases.[37] Fields was invited to Major League spring training on January 12, 2016.[38]

Chad Girodo[edit]

Chad Girodo
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 57
Pitcher
Born: (1991-02-06) February 6, 1991 (age 24)
Decatur, Alabama
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Chad Alan Girodo[39] (born February 6, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Girodo was a four-year letter winner at Hartselle High School, playing mostly as a starting pitcher. In his senior year, he pitched to a 17–1 win–loss record and 0.47 earned run average (ERA) with 136 strikeouts in 10513 innings.[39] Girodo then attended Mississippi State University, where he made 47 appearances over three years with the Bulldogs, mostly in relief.[39] In the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, Girodo was selected in the 9th round by the Toronto Blue Jays, and assigned to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts.[40] In 14 appearances that season, he would post a 1–1 record, 4.18 ERA, and 24 strikeouts in 2323 innings.[40]

In 2014, Girodo was assigned to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays for the entire season. In 47 appearances totalling a career-high 7623 innings, he pitched to a 7–3 record, 2.47 ERA, and 81 strikeouts.[40] Girodo began the 2015 season in Dunedin, where he was a Florida State League mid-season All-Star.[41] He was promoted to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats in June, and to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons in September. In 45 total appearances in 2015, Girodo would post a stellar 1.34 ERA, 4–2 record, and 58 strikeouts in 6013 innings.[40] During the offseason, he appeared in 7 games for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, recording a 1.80 ERA in 10 innings pitched.[40]

Girodo was invited to Major League spring training on January 12, 2016.[42]

Conner Greene[edit]

Conner Greene
Conner Greene Dunedin.jpg
Greene with the Dunedin Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 70
Pitcher
Born: (1995-04-04) April 4, 1995 (age 20)
Santa Monica, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Conner Greene (born April 4, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 8 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[1]

Greene attended Santa Monica High School, where he posted a 1.63 ERA and 76 strikeouts in his senior year,[43] and was drafted by the Blue Jays in the seventh round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[44][45] He was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays for the 2013 season, and pitched to a 1–1 record, 5.28 ERA, and 20 strikeouts in 3023 innings.[44] Greene split the 2014 season with the GCL Blue Jays and the Bluefield Blue Jays, and posted a 3–4 record, 3.03 ERA, and 51 strikeouts in 5913 innings pitched.[44]

Greene began the 2015 season with the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, where he posted a 7–3 win–loss record, 3.88 ERA, and 65 strikeouts in 6713 innings, before being promoted to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays.[44] He debuted for Dunedin on July 4 and took the loss, allowing 4 runs on 9 hits.[46] On August 6, Greene set a career-high in strikeouts, with 10, while pitching 7 shutout innings for Dunedin.[47] He was then promoted to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, and took the win in his debut on August 13, pitching 6 shutout innings against the Akron RubberDucks.[48] Greene made 26 starts in the 2015 season, posting a combined 12–7 record, 3.54 ERA, and 115 strikeouts in 13213 innings.[44]

Greene was invited to Major League spring training on January 12, 2016.[49]

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.[edit]

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.
Toronto Blue Jays
Outfielder
Born: (1999-03-16) March 16, 1999 (age 16)
Montreal, Quebec
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. (born March 16, 1999) is a Canadian-born Dominican professional baseball outfielder in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is the son of former Major League Baseball (MLB) player Vladimir Guerrero and the nephew of Wilton Guerrero.[50] As of the 2015 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 5 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[1]

Guerrero was born in Montreal while his father was playing for the Montreal Expos, and is a Canadian citizen.[51] He was ranked as the 2015 top international free agent by Baseball America,[52] and 4th overall by MLB.[53] He signed with Toronto on July 2, 2015, for $3.9 million.[54][55]

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Clinton Hollon[edit]

Clinton Hollon
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1994-12-24) December 24, 1994 (age 21)
Lexington, Kentucky
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Clinton Alexander Hollon (born December 24, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 12 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[1]

Hollon attended Woodford County High School, where he posted a 9–1 win–loss record in his senior year, with a 0.61 earned run average and 87 strikeouts in 57 innings pitched.[56] He was drafted in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft by the Toronto.[57] The Blue Jays were able to sign him away from a commitment to the University of Kentucky, though for a reduced bonus. Hollon's draft slot bonus was projected to be over $1.1 million, however he signed for $467,280 due to concerns with his ulnar collateral ligament following an MRI.[58]

He was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, where he made 4 appearances (2 starts) and did not allow a run in 12 innings of work, striking out 10.[57] He was then promoted to the Bluefield Blue Jays, where he closed out the 2013 season. In May 2014, it was announced that Hollon needed Tommy John surgery, and would miss the entire 2014 season.[59] After rehabbing for a year, he was assigned to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians in 2015,[60] and was the Opening Day starter for the team.[61] On August 21, 2015, Hollon was suspended 50 games after testing positive for a banned amphetamine, ending his season.[62] In 5823 innings split between Vancouver and the Lansing Lugnuts, Hollon posted a 3–3 record, 3.38 ERA, and 45 strikeouts.[57]

Danny Jansen[edit]

Danny Jansen
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 73
Catcher
Born: (1995-04-15) April 15, 1995 (age 20)
Elmhurst, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Daniel Robert Jansen (born April 15, 1995) is an American professional baseball catcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 14 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[1]

Jansen attended Appleton West High School in Appleton, Wisconsin, and was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 16th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[63] He was assigned to the Rookie level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays for the season, appearing in 36 games and hitting .246 with 18 RBI. He showed great plate discipline that season, walking 21 times while striking out only 10 times.[63] In 2014, Jansen was promoted to the Rookie-Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays. In 38 games, he batted .282 with 5 home runs and 17 RBI.[63] Jansen was assigned to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts in 2015, and was placed on the disabled list on May 30.[63] He played 7 games in the Gulf Coast League for rehab, and rejoined Lansing in August. In 53 total games, he hit .210 with 5 home runs and 30 RBI.[63]

Jansen was invited to Major League spring training on January 12, 2016.[64]

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.

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.[65] 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.[65] 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.[65] His entire 2011 season was played with Dunedin, where he hit .303 with 4 home runs and 52 RBI in 102 games played.[65]

Jiménez was promoted to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2012 but played only 27 games that season, hitting .257,[65] before undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.[66] He was added to the Blue Jays' 40-man roster on November 20, 2012.[67] 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.[65] Jiménez was selected to appear in the 2013 All-Star Futures Game,[66] and was promoted to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on August 17, 2013.[68] He batted .233 in 8 games with the Bisons in 2013.[65] 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.[69] Jiménez started the 2014 campaign with the Fisher Cats, and was promoted to the Bisons on May 26.[70] 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, and brought back up to Buffalo on April 23.[71] In June he underwent left wrist surgery.[72] Jiménez remained on the disabled list through the end of the season. He played in just 28 games in 2015, batting .194 with 9 RBI.[65]

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,[73] and later West Virginia University.[74]

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.[75] 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.[74] His 11 home runs tied for the league lead.[76] McBroom began the 2015 season with the Lansing Lugnuts. On June 5, he was named a Midwest League midseason All-Star. At that time, McBroom was batting .307 with 16 doubles.[77] On August 24, McBroom was named the 2015 Midwest League MVP, becoming the third Blue Jays prospect to win the award after Kevin Pillar and Brian Dopirak.[78] McBroom played in 127 games in 2015, and batted .315 with 12 home runs and 90 RBI.[74]

Blake McFarland[edit]

Blake McFarland
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 53
Pitcher
Born: (1988-02-02) February 2, 1988 (age 28)
San Jose, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Blake Mackey McFarland (born February 2, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

McFarland attended Leigh High School in San Jose, and later San Jose State University. He was not drafted in 2011, and signed with the Blue Jays organization as an undrafted free agent. He was assigned to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians, and pitched the entire 2011 season with the team. In 14 games played, McFarland pitched to a 6–7 win–loss record, 5.32 earned run average, and 34 strikeouts in 6413 innings.[79] In 2012, McFarland was promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts and made 36 appearances, 7 of which were starts. In 9013 total innings, he posted a 5–6 record, 5.68 ERA, and 73 strikeouts.[79] He continued to progress through the minors in 2013, playing the season for the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays exclusively out of the bullpen. In a career-high 48 appearances, McFarland posted a dismal 0–8 record, but improved his ERA to 3.72 and added 49 strikeouts in 46 innings.[79]

McFarland began the 2014 season with Dunedin, and earned a midseason promotion to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. In total, he made 35 appearances in 2014, and pitched to a 2–2 record, 2.89 ERA, and 73 strikeouts in 6213 innings.[79] In the offseason, McFarland joined the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League and played in 9 games, and did not allow an earned run in 1223 innings.[79] In 2015, he played for the Fisher Cats until late June, when he was promoted to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. In total, McFarland posted a 3–3 record, 2.03 ERA, and 72 strikeouts in 5723 innings pitched.[79] On November 18, 2015, McFarland was added to the Blue Jays' 40-man roster, to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[80]

During the offseason, McFarland paints and sculpts.[81]

Jio Mier[edit]

Jio Mier
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 58
Shortstop
Born: (1990-08-26) August 26, 1990 (age 25)
Pomona, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jiovanni James Mier (born August 26, 1990) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Mier was drafted by the Houston Astros with the 21st overall pick of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of Bonita High School in La Verne, California,[82] and signed for a $1.358 million bonus.[83] He was assigned to the Rookie-Advanced Greeneville Astros for the 2009 season, and posted a .276 batting average with 7 home runs and 32 runs batted in (RBI).[82] In 2010, Mier played with the Class-A Lexington Legends, and hit .235 with 2 home runs and 53 RBI over 131 games.[82]

Mier began the 2011 season with Lexington, and was later promoted to the Advanced-A Lancaster JetHawks. He appeared in 114 total games that season, and hit .239 with 7 home runs and 52 RBI.[82] Injures limited him to 51 games in the 2012 season, in which he hit .286 with 3 home runs and 27 RBI. After the season ended, Mier played 17 games with the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League. He batted .297 with the Solar Sox, with 7 RBI.[82] In 2013, he was promoted to the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks, but put together a disappointing season both offensively and defensively, batting just .194 with 5 home runs and 28 RBI and adding 20 errors.[82] Mier began the 2014 season with Corpus Christi, and was promoted mid-season to the Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks. In total, he appeared in 120 games and hit .225 with 4 home runs and 35 RBI.[82] He spent the entire 2015 season with Corpus Christi, batting .258 with 7 home runs and 56 RBI.[82]

On November 23, 2015, Mier signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays that includes an invitation to spring training.[84]

Dwight Smith, Jr.[edit]

Dwight Smith, Jr.
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 69
Outfielder
Born: (1992-10-26) October 26, 1992 (age 23)
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.[85] As of the 2015 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 13 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[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.[86][87] 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).[87] 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.[87]

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.[88] 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.[89] 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.[87] On September 24, Smith was named the MVP for Dunedin in 2014.[90] He was promoted to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats at the start of the 2015 season, and played the entire season there, batting .265 with 7 home runs and 44 RBI in 117 games played.[87] Smith was not added to the Blue Jays 40-man roster at the end of the 2015 season, making him eligible for the Rule 5 draft. MLB columnist Jonathan Mayo named him one of the top available prospects heading into the draft.[91]

Smith was invited to Major League spring training on January 12, 2016.[92]

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 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 16 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[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.[93] Smoral had a commitment to attend the University of North Carolina, but signed with the Blue Jays for a $2 million signing bonus instead.[94] 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.[95] Smoral began the 2014 season with the Bluefield Blue Jays, and was promoted to the Low-A Vancouver Canadians on August 8.[96] In 14 total appearances (8 starts), he posted a 4–3 record with a 3.19 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 5323 innings pitched.[95] Smoral battled injuries in the 2015 season that limited him to just 13 appearances for Bluefield and the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays. He would pitch to a 1–0 record, 7.53 ERA, and 21 strikeouts in 1413 innings.[95]

Rowdy Tellez[edit]

Rowdy Tellez
Rowdy Tellez Dunedin.jpg
Tellez with the Dunedin Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 71
First baseman
Born: (1995-03-16) March 16, 1995 (age 20)
Elk Grove, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Ryan "Rowdy" Tellez[97] (born March 16, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. As of the 2015 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 7 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[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.[98] 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.[99] He signed with the Blue Jays for an $850,000 bonus[98] 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.[100] 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.[100] Tellez opened the 2015 season with Lansing.[100] On June 5, he was named a Midwest League midseason All-Star. At that time, Tellez lead the league in RBI with 41.[101] Tellez was promoted to the Dunedin Blue Jays in late June, and hit 3 home runs in his first 4 games with the team, earning a spot on MLBPipeline's Prospect Team of the Week.[102] He ended the 2015 season on the disabled list. Tellez set several career-highs in 2015, playing in 103 games and batting .289 with 14 home runs and 77 RBI.[100]

Tellez was invited to Major League spring training on January 12, 2016.[103]

Richard Ureña[edit]

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ureña and the second or maternal family name is Castillo.
Richard Ureña
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 78
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 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 6 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[1]

Ureña was signed as an international free agent by the Blue Jays for $725,000 in 2012,[104] 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.[105] 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.[106] 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.[107][105] Ureña appeared in 9 games for Vancouver, batting .242 with 5 RBI.[105] On September 24, Urena was named the MVP for Bluefield in 2014.[108] He began the 2015 season with the Lansing Lugnuts. On June 5, Ureña was named a Midwest League midseason All-Star. At that time, he led the Lugnuts with 7 home runs, and had 35 RBI.[109] Ureña was called up to the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays in early July, and played 30 games there before returning to Lansing. In a career-high 121 games played, he batted .262 with 16 home runs and 66 RBI.[105]

Ureña was invited to Major League spring training on January 12, 2016.[110]

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Double-A[edit]

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Catchers

  •  5 Derrick Chung
  • -- Luis Hurtado
  •  8 Martin Medina

Infielders

  •  6 Jorge Flores
  • 13 Emilio Guerrero
  • 28 K. C. Hobson
  • 17 Christian Lopes
  • 16 Shane Opitz

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Class A-Advanced[edit]

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  • 13 Nate Abel
  • 32 Brad Allen
  • -- Brandon Bixler
  • 44 Matt Dermody
  • 26 Denis Diaz
  • -- Bobby Doran
  •  7 Mike Estevez
  • 34 Jeremy Gabryszwski
  • 11 Griffin Claude
  •  6 Alonzo Gonzalez
  • 27 Luis Santos

Catchers

  • 16 Seth Conner
  • -- Max Pentecost
  • 19 Mike Reeves
  • 18 Jorge Saez
  •  8 Chris Schaeffer

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 10 Anthony Alford
  • -- J. D. Davis
  • 14 Derrick Loveless
  •  1 Ian Parmley

Manager

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  • 15 John Tamargo (hitting)
  • TBA (pitching)


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Class A[edit]

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  • 36 Mark Biggs
  • -- Adonys Cardona
  • 23 Shane Dawson
  • 40 Jose Fernandez
  • 18 Conor Fisk
  • 23 Clinton Hollon
  • 38 Dusty Isaacs
  • 16 Phil Kish
  • 30 Tim Mayza
  • -- Gabe Noyalis
  • 35 Sean Reid-Foley
  • 29 Tom Robson
  • 32 Justin Shafer
  • 27 Starlyn Suriel
  • 10 Colton Turner
  • 46 Jon Wandling

Catchers

  •  9 Justin Atkinson
  •  7 Michael De La Cruz
  • 31 Danny Jansen

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


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Short A[edit]

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  • -- Travis Bergen
  • 26 Ryan Borucki
  • 19 Tyler Burden
  • 37 Andrew Case
  • 21 Ryan Cook
  • 13 Josh DeGraaf
  • 32 Jon Harris
  • 31 Stuart Holmes
  • 28 Turner Lee
  • 36 Jackson McClelland
  • 20 Angel Perdomo
  • -- Garrett Pickens
  • 34 Sean Ratcliffe
  • 16 Francisco Rios
  • 38 Tayler Saucedo
  • 27 Evan Smith
  • 43 Daniel Young

Catchers

  •  9 Ryan Hissey
  • 41 Juan Kelly
  •  5 Josh Reavis

Infielders

  • 18 JC Cardenas
  • 23 Gabriel Cenas
  •  8 Ryan Metzler
  • 12 Connor Panas
  •  3 Rolando Segovia
  •  6 Carl Wise

Outfielders

  •  7 Earl Burl III
  •  1 Andrew Guillotte
  • 17 James Lynch
  • -- Rodrigo Orozco

Manager

  • 44 John Schneider

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Rookie-Advanced[edit]

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  • 23 Miguel Burgos
  •  9 Christian Cox
  • 16 Geno Encina
  • 17 Alberto Guzman
  • 41 Juliandry Higuera
  • 19 Grayson Huffman
  • 29 Dan Lietz
  • 18 Jackson Lowery
  • 37 Zach Rodgers
  • 22 Dalton Rodriguez
  •  8 Jordan Romano
  • 35 Luis Sanchez
  • 46 Matt Smoral
  •  6 Zak Wasilewski

Catchers

  • -- Garrett Custons (Military leave)
  •  7 Matt Morgan
  • 21 Andres Sotillo
  •  4 Brett Wellman

Infielders

  • 13 Deiferson Barreto
  • 36 Gabriel Clark
  •  2 Yeltsin Gudino
  • 28 Mattingly Romanin
  • 10 Christian Williams

Outfielders

  • -- Josh Almonte
  • 25 Jake Anderson
  • -- Alex Azor (Military leave)
  • -- Jesus Gonzalez ‡
  •  8 DJ McKnight
  •  1 Dave Pepe
  • 15 Freddy Rodriguez
  • 32 Nick Sinay
  • 45 Juan Tejada

Manager

Coaches

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


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Rookie[edit]

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  • 40 Hunter Barnett
  • 59 Guadalupe Chavez
  • 11 Yennsy Diaz
  • 46 Gunner Eastman
  • 23 Jose Espada
  • 50 Osman Gutierrez
  • 41 Kelyn Jose
  • 63 Lohn La Prise
  •  6 Justin Maese
  • 24 Patrick Murphy
  • 69 Jose Nova
  • 26 Juan Nunez
  • 25 Hansel Rodriguez

Catchers

  •  7 Javier Hernandez
  • 18 Robert Lucido
  • 20 Owen Spiwak

Infielders

  •  1 Miguel Almonte
  • 14 Andrew Florides
  •  2 Nash Knight
  •  5 Bryan Lizardo
  • 10 Juandy Mendoza
  • 34 Levi Scott
  • 31 Jesus Severino

Outfielders

  •  4 Cliff Brantley
  • 61 Lance Jones
  • 32 Kalik May
  •  3 Edward Olivares
  • 62 Reggie Pruitt
  • 77 Jake Thomas

Manager

  • 36 Cesar Martin

Coaches

  • 33 Paul Elliott (batting)
  • 17 Willie Collazo (pitching)
  • 13 Luis Hurtado (coach)

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  • 24 Patrick Murphy

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Dominican Summer League[edit]

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  • 21 Jose Agrinzones
  • 39 Wilfri Aleton
  • 44 Jose Dominguez
  • 38 Joel Espinal
  • 37 Alvaro Galindo
  • 47 Tommy Henriquez
  • 22 Yonardo Herdenez
  • -- Dany Jimenez
  • -- Ronald Manchego ‡
  • -- Luis Mendoza
  • -- Juan Meza
  • -- Wilton Mueses
  • -- Orlando Pascual
  • 45 Jairo Rosario
  • 32 Elio Silva
  • -- Jonathan Torres
  • 40 Ruben Ventura
  • -- Luis Zerpa ‡

Catchers

  • 52 Antonio Concepcion
  • 25 Andres Guerra
  • 16 Manuel Herazo
  • 14 Yorman Rodriguez

Infielders

  • -- Ronald Concepcion
  • 10 Anderson Green
  • 51 Sterling Guzman
  • -- Enmanuel Moreta
  • 26 Jesus Navarro
  •  7 Kevin Vicuna

Outfielders

  • 34 Sam Buelens
  • 27 Victor Figuereo
  • 46 Antony Fuentes
  • 18 Norberto Obeso
  • 24 Cristian Peguero
  • 35 Francisco Rodriguez

Manager

  • -- Jose Mateo

Coaches

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


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