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
Anthony Alford Dunedin.jpg
Alford with the Dunedin Blue Jays in 2015
Toronto Blue Jays
Outfielder
Born: (1994-07-20) July 20, 1994 (age 21)
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 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 3 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[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] Alford opened the 2015 season with the Lansing Lugnuts. On June 5, he was named a Midwest League midseason All-Star. At that time, Alford lead the league with a .446 on-base percentage.[8]

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.[9] As of the 2015 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 11 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.[9][10] 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.[9]

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 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 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.[11] He was named the Southeastern Conference's freshman of the week for the week ending May 10, 2009.[12] 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.[11][13]

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.[11] 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.[13] 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.[14]

The Blue Jays invited Burns to spring training as a non-roster invitee in 2014.[15] 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 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 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.[16] He returned to pitch in 2011 for the Brigham Young University Cougars baseball team.[17]

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.[18] In 2014, Cole pitched mostly for Dunedin and made two starts for the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.[19] 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 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 12 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.[20][21] He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Blue Jays that year.[22] 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.[23] He played the 2013 season with Bluefield, batting .240 and hitting 6 home runs with 25 RBI.[23] 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.[23]

His father, Wayne Davis, also played in the Blue Jays organization.[24][25]

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 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.[26] 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.[26] 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.[26] 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.[26]

Roemon Fields[edit]

Roemon Fields
Toronto Blue Jays
Center fielder
Born: (1990-11-28) November 28, 1990 (age 24)
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.[27] 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.[28] After the 2013 collegiate season, Fields stopped playing baseball and worked at a Lids franchise in addition to delivering mail for the post office.[27]

Later in 2013, Fields' manager at Yakima invited him to participate in the 2013 World Baseball Challenge, as he was coaching the USA team.[28] Fields' batted .379 with 3 stolen bases in 8 games in the tournament,[28] earning him a contract offer with the Blue Jays organization.[27] Fields signed on August 27, 2013, and made his professional baseball debut with the Vancouver Canadians in 2014.[27] In 72 games, Fields hit .269 with 1 home run and 26 RBI.[29] He also established a new Canadians franchise record for stolen bases in a single season, with 48.[27]

Fields played in 5 spring training games for Toronto in 2015, and began the season with the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays.[27][29] 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.

Conner Greene[edit]

Conner Greene
Conner Greene Dunedin.jpg
Greene with the Dunedin Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays
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 9 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,[30] and was drafted by the Blue Jays in the seventh round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[31][32] 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.[31] 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.[31] 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.[31] He debuted for Dunedin on July 4 and took the loss, allowing 4 runs on 9 hits.[33] On August 6, Greene set a career-high in strikeouts, with 10, while pitching 7 shutout innings for Dunedin.[34] 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.[35]

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.[36] As of the 2015 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 6 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.[37] He was ranked as the 2015 top international free agent by Baseball America,[38] and 4th overall by MLB.[39] He signed with Toronto on July 2, 2015, for $3.9 million.[40][41]

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Clinton Hollon[edit]

Clinton Hollon
Toronto Blue Jays
Pitcher
Born: (1994-12-24) December 24, 1994 (age 20)
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 13 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.[42] He was drafted in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft by the Toronto.[43] 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.[44]

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.[43] 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.[45] After rehabbing for a year, he was assigned to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians in 2015,[46] and was the Opening Day starter for the team.[47] On August 21, 2015, Hollon was suspended 50 games after testing positive for a banned amphetamine, ending his season.[48] In 5823 innings split between Vancouver and the Lansing Lugnuts, Hollon posted a 3–3 record, 3.38 ERA, and 45 strikeouts.[43]

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.[49] 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.[49] 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.[49] His entire 2011 season was played with Dunedin, where he hit .303 with 4 home runs and 52 RBI in 102 games played.[49]

Jiménez was promoted to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2012 but played only 27 games that season, hitting .257,[49] before undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.[50] He was added to the Blue Jays' 40-man roster on November 20, 2012.[51] 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.[49] Jiménez was selected to appear in the 2013 All-Star Futures Game,[50] and was promoted to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on August 17, 2013.[52] He batted .233 in 8 games with the Bisons in 2013.[49] 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.[53] Jiménez started the 2014 campaign with the Fisher Cats, and was promoted to the Bisons on May 26.[54] 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.[55] In June he underwent left wrist surgery.[56]

Ty Kelly[edit]

Ty Kelly
Toronto Blue Jays
Third baseman / Second baseman
Born: (1988-07-20) July 20, 1988 (age 27)
Dallas, Texas
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Tyler Patrick Kelly (born July 20, 1988) is an American professional baseball third baseman and second baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the 2009 amateur draft and began his professional career that year, hitting .265 with 33 walks in 61 games for the Short-Season A Aberdeen Ironbirds.[57] In 2010, he played with the Class-A Delmarva Shorebirds, he batted .259 with 4 home runs, 58 RBI, and 30 doubles.[57] Kelly played the 2011 season in Delmarva, batting .274 with 4 home runs and 46 RBI.[57]

In 2012 he hit .327 with 11 home runs and 70 RBI split between the Advanced-A Frederick Keys, Double-A Bowie BaySox, and Triple-A Norfolk Tides.[57] The next year, Kelly hit .283 in 72 games for Bowie before he was traded to the Seattle Mariners for Eric Thames,[58] after which he batted .320 with 51 walks in 54 games for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers. On the season, he recorded 85 runs, 27 doubles and 102 walks in 126 games, hitting .298.[57]

Kelly was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Sam Gaviglio on November 20, 2014.[59] As a member of the Cardinals organization, he played for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds and batted .203 in 79 games played.[57]

On July 22, 2015, Kelly was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays,[60] and optioned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. He was designated for assignment on August 29, and assigned to the Bisons on August 31.

Kelly was named a Mid-Season All-Star in his respective leagues in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and a MiLB.com Organization All-Star in 2012 and 2013.[61]

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,[62] and later West Virginia University.[63]

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.[64] 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.[63] His 11 home runs tied for the league lead.[65] 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.[66] 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.[67]

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.[68]

In his first professional season, Ochinko played for the Auburn Doubledays and batted .324 with 6 home runs and 32 RBI in 52 games.[68] In 2010, he played 109 games with the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts, batting .311 with 8 home runs and 65 RBI.[68] 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.[68] 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.[68] 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.[68] On August 26, 2013, Ochinko was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a banned amphetamine.[69] 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.[68] He was invited to 2015 spring training in January 2015.[70]

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.[71] As of the 2015 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 14 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.[72][73] 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).[73] 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.[73]

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.[74] 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.[75] 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.[73] On September 24, Smith was named the MVP for Dunedin in 2014.[76]

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 17 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.[77] Smoral had a commitment to attend the University of North Carolina, but signed with the Blue Jays for a $2 million signing bonus instead.[78] 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.[79] Smoral began the 2014 season with the Bluefield Blue Jays, and was promoted to the Low-A Vancouver Canadians on August 8.[80] In 14 total appearances (8 starts), he posted a 4–3 record with a 3.19 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 5323 innings pitched.[79]

Rowdy Tellez[edit]

Rowdy Tellez
Rowdy Tellez Dunedin.jpg
Tellez with the Dunedin Blue Jays
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 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 8 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.[81] 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.[82] He signed with the Blue Jays for an $850,000 bonus[81] 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.[83] 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.[83] Tellez opened the 2015 season with Lansing.[83] On June 5, he was named a Midwest League midseason All-Star. At that time, Tellez lead the league in RBI with 41.[84] 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.[85]

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 Major League Baseball prospect rankings, he is considered the number 7 prospect in the Blue Jays organization.[1]

Ureña was signed as an international free agent by the Blue Jays for $725,000 in 2012,[86] 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.[87] 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.[88] 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.[89][87] Ureña appeared in 9 games for Vancouver, batting .242 with 5 RBI.[87] On September 24, Urena was named the MVP for Bluefield in 2014.[90] 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 lead the Lugnuts with 7 home runs, and had 35 RBI.[91]

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  •  6 Alonzo Gonzalez
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  • 30 Tim Mayza
  • 45 Carlos Ramirez
  • 35 Sean Reid-Foley
  • 29 Tom Robson
  • 32 Justin Shafer
  • 15 Marcus Stroman * #
  • 27 Starlyn Suriel
  • 10 Colton Turner
  • 46 Jon Wandling Injury icon 2.svg

Catchers

  •  7 Michael De La Cruz
  • 31 Danny Jansen

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 26 Josh Almonte
  •  3 Chris Carlson
  •  2 Austin Davis
  •  8 D. J. Davis
  •  6 David Harris

Manager

Coaches

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


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Vancouver Canadians roster
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Pitchers

  • -- Travis Bergen Injury icon 2.svg
  • 26 Ryan Borucki
  • 19 Tyler Burden
  • 37 Andrew Case
  • 21 Ryan Cook
  • 13 Josh DeGraaf
  • 32 Jon Harris
  • 10 Brandon Hinkle
  • 31 Stuart Holmes
  • 22 Michael Kraft
  • 28 Turner Lee
  • 36 Jackson McClelland
  • 20 Angel Perdomo
  • 34 Sean Ratcliffe
  • 16 Francisco Rios
  • 38 Tayler Saucedo
  • 27 Evan Smith
  • 33 Bobby Wheatley
  • 43 Daniel Young

Catchers

  •  9 Justin Atkinson
  • 30 Kevin Garcia
  •  9 Ryan Hissey
  • 41 Juan Kelly
  •  5 Josh Reavis

Infielders

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

Outfielders

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

Manager

  • 44 John Schneider

Coaches

60-day disabled list

  • -- Garrett Pickens

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Rookie-Advanced[edit]

Bluefield Blue Jays roster
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Pitchers

  • 23 Miguel Burgos
  • 26 Joe Claver
  •  9 Christian Cox
  • 16 Geno Encina
  • 17 Alberto Guzman
  • 41 Juliandry Higuera
  • 19 Grayson Huffman
  • 40 John Kravetz
  • 29 Dan Lietz
  • 18 Jackson Lowery
  • 37 Zach Rodgers
  • 22 Dalton Rodriguez
  • 35 Luis Sanchez
  • 46 Matt Smoral Injury icon 2.svg
  •  6 Zak Wasilewski

Catchers

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

Infielders

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

Outfielders

  • 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)

60-day disabled list

  •  8 Jordan Romano

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Gulf Coast League Blue Jays roster
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Pitchers

  • 19 Nate Abel
  • 40 Hunter Barnett
  • 59 Guadalupe Chavez
  • 22 Dennis Diaz
  • 11 Yennsy Diaz
  • 46 Gunner Eastman
  • 23 Jose Espada
  • 65 Mike Estevez
  • 15 Griffin Claude
  • 50 Osman Gutierrez
  • 41 Kelyn Jose
  • 63 Lohn La Prise
  •  6 Justin Maese
  • 69 Jose Nova
  • 26 Juan Nunez
  • 54 Gustavo Pierre
  • 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)

60-day disabled list

  • 24 Patrick Murphy

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Dominican Summer League Blue Jays roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 48 Jose Acosta
  • 21 Jose Agrinzones
  • 39 Wilfri Aleton
  • 20 Guillermo De La Cruz
  • 44 Jose Dominguez
  • 38 Joel Espinal
  • 37 Alvaro Galindo
  • 47 Tommy Henriquez
  • 22 Yonardo Herdenez
  • -- Dany Jimenez
  • 29 Wilmin Lara ‡
  • -- 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

  •  3 Jean Almanzar
  • -- 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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