Pre-Draft Top 20 Prospects

Before we get to watch our the Jays add some prospects through the MLB Draft, held June 9th at 6pm ET, I wanted to list the top 20 prospects the Jays have waiting in the wings.

1. Bret Cecil, LHP: Got the call to the bigs and impressed everyone who saw him pitch.
2. Marc Rzepczynski,LHP: Striking out more than 1 per inning in AA while working out mechanics. Has great stuff.
3. JP Arencibia, C: Still learning how to hit more consistently, but has done a great job adjusting after a rough April.
4. Henderson Alvarez, RHP: Getting little glory down in Lansing. Not a SO pitcher, but extremely effective for his age (19) in LoA.
5. Daniel Farquhar, RP: Relievers rarely get real credit as prospects, but Daniel is looking more and more like a closer of the future.
6. Johermyn Chavez, OF: Another lonely Lansing star who is performing extremely well for his age.
7. Brad Emaus, 2B: Mr.Extra base hits is getting it done consistently in AA and has the versatility to make it to the Jays as a bench player.
8. Justin Jackson, SS: Although the power has been non-existent, Jackson has gotten hot at the plate recently and should improve.
9. Tim Collins, RP: Yet another great reliever in the minors for the Jays, Tim gets the job done extremely efficiently.
10. Luis Perez, LHP: The Jays are just full of lefties in the minors and Perez has proven to be one of the more consistent of the bunch.
11. Fabio Castro, LHP: Yes, another lefty, he's older but has been the absolute best SP in the minors for the Jays this season. Has a 2.15 ERA in AAA in 8 starts.
12. Brad Mills, LHP: Not sure what's happened with Brad, but he's not effective thus far in AAA. Although the Ks have been there, he's getting hit way too easily.
13. Gustavo Pierre, SS: Has been assigned to the DSL, yet to play in 2009.
14. John Tolisano, 2B: Started out ice cold, but has shown more power as he improved in May.
15. Moises Sierra, OF: The comeback story of HiA Dunedin has been a nice surprise at a position where the Jays need to find depth.
16. Balbino Fuenmayor, 3B: Starting to hit, albeit slowly and with a lack of power.
17. Charles Huggins, LHP: the 6th LHP on this list, Chuck made the move up from LoA to HiA. At 23, he's right on pace and could be a nice find since he was drafted in the 23rd round of the 2008 draft.
18. Matthew Daley, RP: The Lansing closer is ready for a promotion and should be tested very soon.
19. Tyler Pastornicky, SS: Justin Jackson should be looking over his shoulder. This guy rarely strikes out and knows how to get on base. Showing better now after a rough start to the season.
20. Michael McDade, 1B: The best start of all minor league first basemen for the Jays as a 19 year old.

1 comment:

  1. Very different than other lists I've seen, but also more up-to-date, so it may actually be more accurate.