June 25, 2021

Thursday Bantering: Prospect stuff, Christmas suggestions and other Jays bits (Bluebird Banter)


Back from a few days in Vegas. Had a good time, won a little at the tables, spent far far more on food and drinks.

Baseball America has more on their look at Jays prospects.

They give what they think the Blue Jays will look like in 2023. It is a little exercise I like, even though it never works out the way the suggest, but here is their projection:

Catcher: Danny Jansen (28)

First Base: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (24)

Second Base: Cavan Biggio (28)

Third Base: Jordan Groshans (23)

Shortstop: Bo Bichette (25)

Left Field: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (29)

Center Field: Teoscar Hernandez (30)

Right Field: Griffin Conine (26)

Designated Hitter: Alejandro Kirk (24)

No. 1 Starter: Nate Pearson (26)

No. 2 Starter: Simeon Woods Richardson (25)

No. 3 Starter: Alek Manoah (25)

No. 4 Starter: Anthony Kay (28)

No. 5 Starter: Trent Thornton (29)

Closer: Sean Reid-Foley (27)

I can’t see Teoscar being in CF in 4 years. I have a hard time seeing him playing center this coming season. But then, they can’t look in to a crystal ball to see what free agents or trades might happen.

I’d also think Kirk is more likely to be catcher than Jansen. And Sean Reid-Foley at closer seems a very long shot….

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