This sweater had to be the hottest item on the Blue Jays Christmas shopping list! (Image from Vice.com)
Lefty Evan Smith got the start and spun two scoreless frames of two-hit ball with one strikeout.
Andrew Guillotte rounds first base after ripping a single to left field on the first pitch of the game.
Baseball America released their top ten Blue Jay prospects today. Here is the list:
1. Anthony Alford, of 2. Conner Greene, rhp 3. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., of/3b 4. Richard Urena, ss 5. Sean Reid-Foley, rhp 6. Jon Harris, rhp 7. Rowdy Tellez, 1b 8. Max Pentecost, c 9. Justin Maese, rhp 10. D.J. Davis, of
Joe Biagini hopes to become a teammate of Roberto Osuna in Toronto when 2016 rolls around. The two pitched against each other at Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver on August 2, 2012.
Ross Atkins was Cleveland's vice-president of player personnel in 2015. (Image from Ohio.com)
Welcome to the top of the house, the number one through ten prospects, although maybe a little less lofty than in the last couple of years. In case you missed it number 11 through 20 are here, and number 21 to 30 are here.
We hope you enjoyed this top 30 and the hope it brings to the future of the Blue Jays organization.
Welcome to the Batter's Box Top 30 Blue Jay prospects for 2015. Your trusted minor league correspondents pooled their votes to come up with the list and then began the task of creating the prospect descriptions you see below. Come back tomorrow for numbers 20 through 11.
There is a lot of turnover from 2014 thanks to "trade-em-all Alex". Ten of last year's top 30 were traded. They were Daniel Norris, Franklin Barreto, Jeff Hoffman, Kendall Graveman, Miguel Castro, Jairo Labourt, Sean Nolin, Dawel Lugo, Matt Boyd and Alberto Tirado. In addition to those ten, Aaron Sanchez, Dalton Pompey and Roberto Osuna all graduated to the big leagues. All of those departures makes room for a new crop of prospects, some of whom shot onto the scene in 2015, and others who made it because the system is a lot less deep than it was a year ago. The system will now be a bottom third system, but there are always some exciting players and you only need two or three to become stars to have a successful top 30.
J.A. Happ pitched against the Blue Jays for the first time in Seattle July 25 after being traded to the Mariners for outfielder Michael Saunders last off-season.
The Oakland Aís traded for Jed Lowrie, just 11 months after he signed a 3-year contract with the Houston Astros, and he may become the teamís new shortstop given Marcus Semienís defensive problems last year.