2006 Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospect Review & Ebook

2006 Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospect Review

 & Ebook

Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects


Baseball America today released the Toronto Blue Jays top 10 prospect list. Unfortunately for Toronto, most of their hitting prospects are all bat, no glove and their pitching prospects have all disappointed in 2006. Let’s take a quick look at who’s who, and what the future may hold for the Blue Jays.



1 Adam Lind, of
2 Travis Snider, of
3 Ricky Romero, lhp
4 Ryan Patterson, of
5 Curtis Thigpen, c
6 Francisco Rosario, rhp
7 Brandon Magee, rhp
8 Jesse Litsch, rhp
9 David Purcey, lhp
10 Balbino Fuenmayor, 3B



The Jays have plenty of bats at the top of this list, but the question is where will they fit in? Lind, Snider and Patterson are all candidates for 1B or DH. Here’s a few quick points on the list:


Lind bat looks like he’s the real deal, although his defense is so poor that he’ll have to DH. Many are saying the same thing about Snider, but he does have good athleticism, Patterson had a terrible 2006, Thigpen has been consistent throughout his minor league career, has a strong eye & solid defensive skills, yet exhibits little power, Fuenmayor is an 18 year old out of Venezuela that has yet to play professional baseball.


Pitching prospects were very disappointing this season for the Jays:


Top pitching prospect Ricky Romero feel flat on his face this year, Rosario is 26, Magee is a 2006 fourth round pick, and both Litsch & Pursey had era’s over 5.00 this season.


I threw together a quick E-Book/PDF with the statistics of everyone on the list. I figured it would save everyone time having to punch in everyone’s name individually.


Top 10 Jays Prospect Statistical Ebook


Wildcard: Chip Cannon



Cannon tore up the Arizona Fall League, getting rave reviews from scouts along the way. At mid-point, he was even flirting with the AFL triple crown. But he’s yet another first baseman, and the Jays have plenty of 1B/DH types in the system. Cannon’s stock will never be higher, so JP & the Jays would be wise to sell at the top end of the market, and bring in a solid CF, 3B or preferably a pitching prospect.

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6 replies on “2006 Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospect Review & Ebook”
  1. says: Callum

    If the Jays were smart they would have kept Gord Ash on solely for drafting purposes. This top 10 list is an atrocity and speaks to poor draft decisions.

  2. says: Early

    I agree, the one-dimensional player is sickening, worst MoneyBall ever. Jays should trade all of their loser prospect for loser Jared Wright. Except Balbino, because he has a great name.

  3. says: Dr Bob

    2007 is in the books.
    The Jays have just signed RHP Scott Richmond from the NL. This guy’s the real deal; 6’5″ & 225, at 28, a mature, proven, durable, big game power pitcher, who’s likely to move up quickly thru the system, and turn more than a few heads along the way.

  4. says: Kman

    I can’t claim to know much about Richmond. I did check out his stats, ERA of 4.26, BAA of .261 & 110 K in 145.2 IP. Again, I’ve never seen his stuff. Judging by these stats, I can’t see him being too effective. The low K ratio amongst independents screams out. I’d also like to see a lower BAA as that most likely works out to over a hit per IP. At that age, he’ll need to finish the season in AAA. Low risk play, so I can’t fault it.

  5. says: Callum

    Thanks for the heads up, though at 28 I find it hard to believe he will move up quickly through the system if he hasn’t already moved up through a system. I don’t like to be that guy though who judges based on age because I love up my Jimmy Morrises and Chris Sampsons. Best of luck to him.

  6. says: Canuckiwi

    What the stats don’t show, is that with pitching on the short staffed, worst team in the NL, he had to pitch on only 3 or 4 days rest, all season.

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